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Rub this on chicken or pork chops before grilling or baking. If baking, add some to a little water to make a paste to use as a BBQ sauce so the food won't dry out. Also goes great in baked beans. If you have a bland BBQ sauce, add a little of this to make it zippy. I keep some made up all the time. The possibilities are numerous!
Great way to get the kids interested in helping with breakfast. Change up the ingredients to what you prefer...bacon, diced tomato, etc.
This recipe is from a daily newsletter from www.hungrygirl.com
This is from a friend, Marianne, taken from www.deliciousdeceptions.com . (gluten, grain, dairy free, paleo)
This is a low calorie, low carb breakfast. Have 2 servings if you want, or pair it with a slice of whole grain toast or sliced avocado.
This was a hit! My husband doesn't even like avocados and he went back for more.
This is great on a sandwich, in a tortilla wrap, or very low carb in a lettuce wrap.
This is a recipe I ran across in 1989 when I didn't have an oven and had only a microwave to cook with. It's quick, easy and very tasty!
No time to cook on weekday mornings? Mix this up the night before, then pop in the oven as you're getting ready for work. Could also add spinach, tomato, or other veggies.
Super easy Parmesan cream sauce that works great with noodles or on top of chicken.
If you don't have canned beans, you can cook dry beans to use in the recipe.
If you want the soup a little thicker and more like chicken and dumplings, reserve a bit of the chicken broth or heavy cream and add a tablespoon of cornstarch to it. Stir into the soup toward the end and cook until thickened.
This is a recipe from Betty Crocker. It's not creamy like a traditional recipe, but it is still VERY good!
This is four servings as a main dish. You can use it as an appetizer and it could serve six people as such.
Also, you could omit the bacon and add a pound of diced smoked sausage for a heartier meal. But remember to change the calories.
This recipe is from Jackie, a friend from yahoo groups.
This recipe came from my friend, Celeste Heldstab, in Louisiana. I calculated this using canned ham. If you use turkey or other ham, you'll need to recalculate the calories.
Can make with less calories if you use Miracle Whip Light.
Brown rice would be healthier. If you use brown rice, be sure to change your calories and cooking time.
Goes great with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. Can serve pork the next day with cheese on a sandwich.
Chicken comes out very tender and sweet with a hint of curry.
I also like to add potato chunks to this when I add the carrots and onion. If you do, be sure to add the calories.
You can change up the bread or use a different cheese, such as Havarti. Remember to change the calorie amount, tho. Or you could add some spinach leaves and put it in a wrap.
For this recipe, I used Bodacious BBQ sauce, available at Bodacious BBQ in East Texas. I also used La Victoria Thick & Chunky Salsa, medium.
Taken from www.fitnessmagazine.com .
This is a 5 star recipe from www.allrecipes.com .
You can lower the calorie content by using chicken sausage instead of the regular beef smoked sausage. Could also use low fat milk.
This recipe is from the Gooseberry Patch website. I added the sage. This is the best pot pie recipe I've ever found! It's a little high in calories, but worth it if you can cut down in other ways the rest of the day.
You could make this lower in calories and fat by using a butter substitute. This is my favorite chicken recipe!
Easy pork tenderloin with vegetables, tomatoes and Creole seasoning
Serve with crackers and cheddar cheese if desired, but remember to add those calories.
I used tilapia, but you can use pretty much any fish. Cod would be great. But remember to change the calories if you use another type of fish.
This is very simply but SO delicious!
The original recipe called for 28 ounces of pork & beans. But the calorie amount was so high that I decided to only use half the beans and then cut down a little on the bbq sauce accordingly. With the beans, it's a way to get more fiber into your sandwich.
A black eyed pea and corn relish that tastes great hot, at room temperature, or chilled.
This makes 40 balls and each one is about 112 calories. They are very tasty, but I can't recommend if you're trying to lose weight, lol. Make 'em for the kids!
To made ahead of time: Assemble casserole as directed; cover. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. When ready to serve, bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until heated.
This recipe is so simple, that's why it's called stupid!
This is a lower fat version of the recipe from the Safeway grocery store website. I've replaced the eggs, full fat butter and full fat cheese that was originally called for. You could use low sodium broth, too.
This is like a Hamburger Helper type of dish. You may need a little more milk, depending on what consistency you like.
This is a basic crumb cake baked with blackberries. This would also be great with blueberries or raspberries - fresh or frozen
This is a very flavorful way to serve beans. For even less calories you can use only the chicken and leave out the bacon and sausage, or use lowfat turkey sausage. Is also wonderful with andouille sausage. Serve with a crusty french bread.
This is very high in calories. Either eat light the rest of the day or only have half a serving.
This recipe is from my friend Vicki. It's very delicious! The original recipe calls for a 3 pound roast. But I only had a 2.5 pounder, so I calculated it at that weight.
You can lower the calorie content by using turkey smoked sausage, lowfat milk, and omitting the butter.
This recipe doesn't specify what type of wine, so I used red wine. It probably has less calories than white, since it's not as sweet.
This would also be good with sliced red bell peppers.
From the Butterball Kitchen. Create new wraps by using a different spread such as flavored cream cheese and changing the fresh vegetables and cheese.
This is so easy! From a chicken pot pie recipe that I really like. This is ready in under 10 minutes and doesn't use pan drippings.
I calculated this at 8 servings, but it could be even more since it's just a glaze. So it could be less calories.
This is healthier than the usual way of cooking it, which is frying in fat.
I've also used apple and pear with this, as well as strawberries. It would probably be good with other fruits, too.
I added 1 T. paprika to the flour mixture for color and 1 T.
of paprika to the buttermilk-soup mixture to get a darker gravy.
This is for serious blue cheese lovers Ė you can tame it down by substituting some of the blue cheese with more cheddar. But others suggest adding more blue cheese.
I am a grown woman, and I love, no I *LOVE* Frito Pies. I know if you donít live in the South, you may have never heard of one of these. And honestly not many places serve these.
My family isn't crazy about seafood, but they actually like this recipe. I look forward to trying it with other types of fish in the future.
This is VERY spicy. You can use only half the amount of spices if you wish and it still turns out great!
Excellent when served with mashed potatoes.
You can use this over gnocchi or the pasta/rice of your choice.
This quiche freezes nicely, so you can serve one and freeze the other. Excellent for lunch or as a first course or side dish for dinner.