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Recipes I've Shared:

Dad's Beer Battered Chicken Chunks

These are really, really bad for you fat-wise, but using Canola oil and draining as much as possible makes them slightly better as a VERY occasional treat.


Pepper Jack Cheeseburgers With Jalapeno Cumin Sauce

From Jillian Michaels - "Master Your Metabolism".

Crispy Baked Chicken

This recipe is a great way to take advantage of supermarket specials on chicken. Seasoned dried breadcrumbs provide a pleasantly crusty coating.

From the "Quick & Easy Meals and Menus - Diabetes Self-Management Book"

I suspect that the nutritional information that shows up here is grossly incorrect. This cookbooks is for diabetics, and the following nutritional information is given:

Serving Size: 2 pieces of chicken
Calories: 207
Carbohydrate: 9g
Protein: 30g
Fat: 5g
Saturated fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 83mg
Dietary fiber: .2g
Sodium: 858mg

Cocoa Filled Angel Food Cake

You can make this even healthier by making the angel food cake by hand without fat or sugar. Also, experiment with using another sweetener than confectioner's sugar -- that's a tough one. Either way, this is a light, delicious desert.

Stir-Fried Chicken and Mushrooms (Moo Goo Gai Pan)

The secret of this simple Chinese dish is in the thin slicing of the chicken. When cutting the boned chicken breasts, be sure to slice on the diagonal, too, as directed in the recipe, to keep the chicken tender and delicate.

Cut the vegetables first, while the chicken is soaking up the delicious marinade; when spooning them into the skillet, leave any remaining oil right in the pan, where it will help flavor the stir-fried chicken. The other reason to cook the vegetables first, then the chicken: the cornstarch in the chicken's marinade tends to stick to the pan and would stick to the vegetables if the chicken was cooked first.

Last minute, literally: return the vegetables to the skillet, mix with the lightly browned chicken and heat it through -- it will take no more than 2 minutes, then dinner's ready!

(This comes from an unidentified magazine clipping, soaked in oil, that's been in my mother's recipe book for as long as I can remember. I have no idea of the origin, but it's one of our family favorites!)

Biggest Loser Sweet Pepper Chicken Sandwich

Bell peppers punch up an ordinary sandwich from The Biggest Loser: 6 Weeks to a Healthier You

Season 7's Estella Hayes and The Biggest Loser nutritionist Cheryl Forberg invented this recipe one day at the ranch when they were bored with a plain chicken sandwich. The addition of bell peppers gives this sandwich added flavor, and the sprouted grain bread lends a great texture.

Leftover Sweet Potato Patties

This is really one of those recipes that doesn't have exact measurements. So this is an experiment, especially if you want to make it for other people!

Sugar Free Lowfat Buttermilk Pancakes

My dad's version of a recipe he got from some magazine insert when I was a child.

Biggest Loser Barbecue Lentils

Quick and easy, this barbecue favorite is absolutely addictive. A great make-ahead dish for a potluck or a picnic, it's loaded with fiber.

From "The Biggest Loser: The Weight-Loss Program to Transform Your Body, Health, and Life."

Mom's Sugar Free Cereal Snack

Whole wheat flour, wheat germ, and peanut butter give it its hearty flavor and texture. After combining all the ingredients to make a soft dough, you roll out the dough as thin as possible and bake it until it's crisp and brown. Then after it has cooled, you break it into pieces with a rolling pin and it's ready to eat--either as a cereal or a snack. Store it in an airtight container to keep it crisp.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Mom's Pulla (Coffee Bread)

Yummy rich, sweet bread perfect for the holidays.

Full Fat Spaghetti al cartoccio (spaghetti in foil)

Spaghetti al cartoccio (spaghetti in foil)
Chef Rino Aprea from Brooklyn’s Areo offers a recipe for a signature dish (From the Today Show, 12/07/09)

Lowfat Copycat of Newman's Own Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing

Found the full fat "copycat" online and made it low fat for use by Sparkers watching their fat!

Apple Sweet Potato Casserole

Yummy vegetarian dish that I picked up on the internet years ago. It's deserty, but a wonderful side dish for the holidays as well!

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

Heather's Favorite Recipes from SP Members!
These are recipes from the other cookbook I've actually made, complete with comments!
Yummy Looking Sparkpeople Recipes to Try
These are Sparkpeople recipes that sound so delicious they make my mouth water, but I haven't had a chance to make them yet!
Yummy But Not Necessarily Healthy! :D
Recipes for that "every once in a while" treat.
Recipes to Adjust or Tool Around With
These are recipes I've made from my cookbooks or recipe box that weren't as good as they could have been, and I think re-working them might jazz them up!
Fowler Family Favorites
Recipes from various sources that my family enjoys and makes often.
Diabetic Breakfast