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Mom's Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I have done my best to modify my mother's banana chocolate chip muffin recipe to be more diet friendly. You could probably do better by reducing the oil or replacing it with yogurt or applesauce. Also, some folks can tolerate more xylitol than our family, so all of the sugar could be replaced with that or another non-caloric sweetener. You could also reduce or leave out the chips or nuts to further save calories. But, I wanted to try to retain the flavor and texture of Mom's muffins.

Caribbean Black Beans

Serve this savory bean dish over rice or quinoa.

Low Fat Breakfast Sausage

A great alternative to the chemicals and additives of store bought sausage.

Modified Feel Good Muffinhs

I heard about this recipe on the Today Show when Joy Bauer joined Al Roker to discuss feel-good foods. By substituting applesauce for oil and xylitol for honey, I saved on fat, carbs, and calories. I used sprouted wheat flour instead of the gluten-free flour just out of preference. The original recipe may be found here:

Butter Blend With Flax Oil

This butter blend reduces the fat content by 25% and includes both real butter and flax oil. I chose safflower as the third fat in the blend, but you may use any light vegetable oil of your choice as a substitute.

Very Good (1 rating)
Green Beans and New Potatoes

Grandma's recipe for garden-fresh snap green beans with new potatoes, and onions. Substituting bacon fat for the butter makes these very, very tasty. I also season with garlic, seasoned salt, and pepper to taste.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Black-Eyed Peas Mexicano

Got this recipe from our new in-laws. A great way to get your family to eat black-eyed peas. ;)

Incredible! (1 rating)
Sausage and Cabbage Supper

This main dish supper recipe is both economical and filling. The calories may be lowered by using fat-free or low-fat sausage. However, you will need to keep the bacon in order to utilize the rendered fat for cooking and seasoning.

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My Journey Cookbook
Welcome to my weight-loss journey! The recipes found in this cookbook are those I have personally tested and tried from my very own cozy little kitchen. So grab an apron and your favorite mixing bowl and start whipping up these fresh, mostly-from-scratch goodies for your family today.