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Great breakfast meal.
I got this idea from watching an episode of Chopped on The Food Network. Cheez-Its come in lots of different flavors, all with about the same nutritional info (there are reduced fat ones, however, which you could use to lower the fat content of the recipe). It's kind of fun to experiment with different flavors.
This goes really well with chicken, fish, or seafood.
This is also very good with Pancetta, you just need to account for the extra nutritional info. Feta is a good replacement for the provolone, as well.
I also add a splash of vanilla and a little cinnamon to the Bisquick. I used a 9X11 pan, but a smaller one would work, as well.
This recipe could be altered even more by using whole wheat flour (which I just didn't have when I made them), skim milk, and more ground flax to provide a little more fiber. I was experimenting, but am VERY pleased with the result!
Depending on the sweetness of the fruit you use, you might need to add a little sweetener. I use Splenda, so it doesn't effect the nutritional info.
This is a great way to sneak veggies into a family meal! You could probably leave out the margarine in this recipe and it would still work out fine. I only added it because the original recipe I tweaked called for it. The beans are also drained and rinsed, so the total carb and sodium count are just slightly high in this recipe since the juice wasn't used.
I serve this with cinnamon/splenda tortilla chips, which I make myself by just cutting up tortillas, spray lightly with cooking spray, and sprinkle with cinnamon/splenda mixture, then bake. It's also great on waffles!
This is how I made this salad originally, but now I put a whole cup of the mojito mix and no pineapple juice. If you aren't crazy about the mint and lime flavor of the mix, use only pineapple juice. It doesn't change the nutritional info much at all. It is also better if it is allowed to chill overnight so the fruit absorbs the sauce. Oh, and I also add some finely chopped fresh mint leaves as well. I just estimated the servings on this one. I used a 32 cup bowl and it was almost full, so am confident 28 1 cup servings is about what you'll get.
This is a traditional Italian anitpasti dish (something to be served before the main course), although it is sweet enough to be a pleasant treat after dinner as well. You could lower the calories and carb count by using more Splenda and less sugar, although I'm not sure how the syrup would turn out.
I find it fun to scour my fridge on the weekends for anything I can throw together for a quick, healthy lunch. Who would have guessed a small piece of chuck roast and an open bottle of reisling could turn into something this yummy. This would also be a perfect meal for a family, just use more ingredients proportionately.
Quick, easy, and filling! I don't add alot of seasoning because I find too much overwhelms the taste of the imitation crab.
I can only find the Candy Cane kisses around Christmas, but I'm sure mint extract or some other form of crushed mint candy would be just as good - although the nutritional info would be altered.
This recipe is one of my favorites. It can be made with plain croutons (or stuffing cubes) instead of seasoned ones, which will lower the sodium a little, as it is a little high in that department. You could also use less cheese, or leave it out altogether. I've altered my mother-in-law's recipe a little to make it lower in fat, but it could be altered more. It is definitely YUMMY, though!
I've altered a recipe from my Tupperware catalog to make it a little healthier. The original recipe calls for their Cinnamon-Vanilla spice blend, but I've used regular cinnamon and vanilla in this recipe to make it feasible for everyone. It is good either way.
Also great served over brown rice or eaten alone. I did not include tortillas or anything else in this recipe for nutritional purposes, since I do not always use it the same way, or top with the same things. Anything else needs to be counted seperately.
This recipe can be made in the oven as well as the microwave. If baked in an oven, baking time would be approx 30 minutes.
The oil in this recipe is approx, since the only thing it is used for is to fry the bread in. I measured how much I put in the pan and only had approx 1/2 c missing at the end, so that is all I included in the recipe for the sake of the nutritional info. These are great sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar as elephant ears, eaten plain, or top with your favorite sandwich toppings.
This recipe was always one of my favorites to make with my mom. This is my own, lower carb, lower fat version. You can mix and match fruit and jello flavors, or even use a different type of cake mix. For a fun twist, you can use cherries and chocolate cake. Just substitute diet cherry cola for the 7-Up!