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Thanksgiving Round 2: Turkey and Artichoke Bread Pudding

Great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers, and based on a recipe by Ina Garten. We actually made her Leek and Artichoke Bread Pudding as the "dressing" for the day of, and it disappeared and everyone wanted more, leading to this Round 2 recipe. It's got enough meat, bread, and veg to be a stand-alone meal, but I prefer a little more vegetables and served with a side salad.

3 Bean Soup

This dish can be made healthier with the addition of brown rice as opposed to white rice, but in the interest of full disclosure, I never want to wait the extra half hour it takes to cook it! I use one "serving" as an entire meal, which normally comes in two bowls!

Chocolate Almond Oatmeal

Despite oatmeal's health benefits, it can get tiresome after too many breakfasts. Turn it into a decadent treat with a little chocolate and some almonds, and fall in love with oatmeal all over again. Don't worry, it's still good for you!

Shirred Eggs

Quick, fancy, low-carb egg breakfast dish, modified from a recipe off "A Lyon in the Kitchen."

Very Good (12 ratings)
Lemon Sole

Extremely flavorful, quick, and low sodium way to prepare this (or any other) light fish. Lower sat. fat, calories, and eliminate sodium by replacing butter with olive oil, but sacrifice a little taste.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Smoothie: Banana, strawberry, yogurt. (Makes 2 2c servings)

You only need: vanilla yogurt, frozen strawberries, a banana, and a blender. Substitute any frozen berries of your choice for a different flavor.

Because the only dairy is cultured, it is acceptable for the marginally lactose intolerant.

Preservative-free Homemade Yogurt Cheese

A deliciously tangy, creamy treat - cultured so lactose-intolerant can enjoy it, and made in your own kitchen with no artificial flavorings or preservatives!

Yogurt Cheese with cranberries, dried apples, and almonds (spread)

Brilliantly tangy, creamy, sweet and nutty breakfast or dessert cheese spread, cultured so even lactose-intolerant can digest - and best of all, you get to monitor any addition of unwanted preservatives and additives!

Vegetarian Burrito Casserole

Super easy low-fat veggie casserole, add tomatoes, onions and hot sauce for more flair. (My hubby doesn't like these items so they stay off the official recipe!) If you can handle the added calories, add 1/2 lb ground beef or turkey to the bean and veggie mix.

Mom's Bean Stew

Easy, hearty, crock-pot stew made from any left-over meat and few cans.

Tropical Chicken with Mango Salsa

Definitely use less salt that it says, although the amount of pepper is fine.

Mixed Veggie and Tuna Salad

This is super easy to prepare from leftover veggies the night before, then grab on your way out the door the next morning.

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