my recipes for healthy meals
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A yummy way to cut the calories, not the tradition.
I created this dish for dinner one day when I was pressed for time with ingredients I had on hand and it was an instant hit! A low-carb delight as is, but you can serve over wide, whole-wheat noodles or brown rice if you are not watching carbs. Submitted by BETHPROVERBS31
My family loves pasta. It's comfort food on cold Minnesota days and makes a great Sunday family dinner. But eating at Olive Garden can be a challenge when you're trying to watch your weight, so we make this healthy version at home instead. I love how simple it is - you don't have to cook the noodles first, just put them in dry and they cook while it's baking. Leftovers make great lunches and can even be frozen in single-serve container for future use. Submitted by DEFORREST
This is a makeover of Cracker Barrel's Chicken & Dumplings. My aunt had created the original recipe which called for 1.75 lb chicken and whole milk. It was always one of my families favorite dinners that I made once in a while on special Sundays. Recently, I decided to try a healthier version of it with lower calories, cholesterol & sodium to see if it would pass the "family test". It did! They couldn't tell the difference. The healthy version of this recipe went down 76 calories, 31mg cholosterol & 1104 mg of sodium per serving.
On a side note, I know some people who use prepackaged biscuit dough to make their dumplings to make it easier but I don't like the taste of the perservatives because it makes the whole recipe taste like it came out of can. There is nothing like homemade!
Submitted by INDIANAGAL1