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I modified a recipe I saw online. (changed (added, omitted) ingredients, quantity etc)
kind of made this up as I went along. omit some of the spices and jalapenos if too hot for you. The red beans were added in by mistake (grabbed wrong can out of cabinet :) )
Make over from a recipe I saw on FB. I cut out the bacon and butter, replaced it with more veggies and extra virgin olive oil. For just three servings they were 362 calories EACH and well over 1854 g of sodium with this version you are getting many more veggies, and it cuts the calories to 17 and only 74 g of sodium per serving.
I am not a huge fan of ginger so I used less of it. It called for a "pinch" but I just used about 1/16th of a tsp
Just added canadian bacon and egg mixture to the base.
Had all these fresh veggies, and saw similar recipes so made my own flair :) use less red pepper if it's too much "kick"
have been playing around with these ingredients and this was the final recipe
I was looking for a lime based marinade recipe, but didn't like any of the ones I saw so made my own up. Best thing ZERO calories!! May need to reduce the amount of red pepper for my taste
This is the base mixture for all my protein smoothies. I alternate the things I add such as yogurt, frozen or fresh fruit. and sometimes Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Mix. With this mixture I always know where I am starting from calorie wise Sometimes I use a different almond milk too changing the nutrition value. This base stays the same however.
I ran out of my almond milk so did 1/2 of that and 1/2 whole milk with vitamin d, also usually use 1 c. of fruit but this was the last of the bag.
An easy alternative great for breakfast or dessert
JUST MIXED FOR SNACK AT WORK
wanted to try something to make it more "filling"
I added water to cut some of the sugar of the oj.
just four ingredients , just 107 calories per serving
Just trying to use up some ingredients in my fridge/freezer. This is high in sugar, but all the sugar comes from the Orange Juice and Fruit
Experimenting with different combinations and think I found my favorite :)
I am always low on potassium though added these together to get some more
Perfect for that dark Chocolate fix!
I have had some issues liking smoothies. I got inspiration from Spark Member LDRichel. I added her "secret" ingredient ....a tbs of Sugar free Fat Free Cheesecake pudding mix. .YUMMIE!!!
I like McDonalds Southwest chicken salad, but I prefer to make things at home, this is my alternative
my take on macaroni salad . NOT as a "healthier" recipe but so I can track my intakes
I used extra water to cut sodium and extra veggies for more filling
a couple of additions, for this great source of calcium and iron
quick and easy, the bacon is really used just for flavoring, wasn't sure how to calculate
I LOVE cabbage as it is soo low in calories but so filling and seems to last forever
I threw tropical in it b/c I add frozen banana and pineapple. Very easy to make, Quick way to get in those servings of fruit It comes out so thick (almost like ice cream) you need a spoon, And the fruit pieces don't all "chop up" the way I do it you can always blend more or less for your personal likes
Chock Full of Veggies I add some crushed red pepper , black pepper and cumin to give it a little "Kick" you can add or delete spices to your taste
Light Refreshing it's almost spring
This is just an estimate for a sub bought at the deli counter @ Winn Dixie
my uncles creation
just how I eat it
great way to get in some fiber and iron
easy portable breakfast sandwich
a "Sweet" (with out added sugar) way to get in some fruits so thick you need a spoon
recipe off the Zatarans box
my "redo" of the new McDonald's breakfast Its a very filling stick with you kind of breakfast
My uncle got this off the banquet package Very good
I LOVE sour Kraut......and when we saw this recipe on the back of the bag I HAD to try it and it was YUMMIE
so I know what I am getting in when I substitute chicken for beef
refreshing frozen treat its not very thick. but tastes great
This can be used as a smoothie base (just add milk) Fruit dip (serving sizes will be smaller) or by itself.
It makes approx 3 1 c. servings.
245 Calorie VERY YUMMIE Protien Shake I used the new (to me) Flavor Almond Vanilla
Lunch for today, not a big fan of bread, but like the occasional bagel
something that sounded good
I tried McDonalds Fruit Topped oatmeal I decided to try my own version. Makes 6 servings 1 Tbs. each (I also add apples, blueberry's etc. that I calculate separately)
I couldn't find the Knorr Vegetable Dip for the Spinach dip so tried to make my own version. The Spinach makes the dip very watery I added another packet to see if it would help thicken it. As I am going to use it as a vegetable dip, I have to be able to record it Its VERY high in Sodium makes 16, 2 tablespoon servings
I saw someone else's recipe on here, and I had to tweak it to what I had on hand. (also I like things REALLY spicy :) )
a bit indulgent but very yummie , on the days when you are way below on calories and want something tasty for dessert.
My uncle seems to be addicted to instant mashed potato s I am trying to find a better tasting alternative
a healthier version of the prepackaged stuff
My first attempt. I made it while being very congested so I went for more spice and onions (vitamin C) makes about 12 1 cup servings
This is a recipe I got from a friend and tweaked for my own. Former co-workers went CRAZY over it and even licked the bowl clean! for variation I add Black Beans and/or corn makes about 10-14 1/4 c servings depending on size of chopping
Very FILLING "over stuffed" wrap. Enough for a meal with all the components (veggies, meat, cheese)
Dip for veggies. You could go lower fat with the fat free/reduced fat sour cream, however those usually add more sugars.
a bit healthier than mashed potato's, not the same taste but if you like cauliflower its good
I used to have to add sugar, milk and butter to be able to eat any hot cereal. This is a much healthier and tastier version
Quick Easy and Great Tasting. NOT a meal replacement but good to get those extra nutrients you may be missing
I LOVE Toasted almonds and being a former bartender I miss making them. I thought I could try to make it alcohol free and NAILED it the first try. SOO YUMMIE
Trying to get my ph levels even. Great Energy boost, NOT a meal supplement .It is higher in Sugar than I usually go for, but it's good for once in a while. I was a bit worried about the amazing grass taste....I heard that wheat grass can be unappetizing. This is the Berry Flavored and tastes GREAT I try to drink one of these (or variation) a day
a healthier version. the Greek yogurt makes it just as creamy as with the sour cream. it does have a HINT of sour to it but its pretty darn good
not the healthiest (although a healthIER version than I grew up with)
My uncles version, almost like a pot pie very yummie.
Yummie quick and easy cheesy snack /lunch dish
I like to experiment in the kitchen with fresh foods, no other additives This was my idea to replace salad dressing. I put it over my tossed salad mix. would be great stir fried and used as a wrap. makes 4 1 cup servings
something a little different I tried for dinner
my version (and first attempt) of the other yummie looking recipe's I have seen on here
I LOVE Stir Fry, and use this as a base for many of my "made up" dishes (it is GREAT when you add scrambled eggs to it for breakfast,) it is easy to prepare ahead of time. can be used as is or marinated in your favorite marinade overnight . Storage Bags are my favorite way of storing
a "healthier" version than moms recipie
I used to make this with only the rice chicken and broccoli but got the idea to add the other ingredients I find I tend to crave this when working out. its also a good "comfort" food for when not feeling well or to warm up on a cold day :)
This was my grandmother's recipie and my Uncle has taken over now that she has passed
Fresh summer salad
Wonderful mixture of flavors
I LOVE this something just for special occasion though
just fixed this up this morning
I wanted something simular to an egg muffin but more fiber
something I just mixed up, instead of buying all the fruit seperatly I got it at the
Very easy to make, a Little goes a LOONG way
I saw another members recipie, but I used what i had on hand instead.
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