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Incredible! (1 rating)
Steel Cut Oats with Coconut Milk & Cinnamon

If you're tired of regular oatmeal mush, give steel cut oats a try. So good for you & so economical too! My grocery store has them in bulk bins for about 80 cents per pound. The coconut milk in this recipe is about 1.80 per can, but just one make this recipe 6 times over. That comes to less than 20 cents per day for breakfast!

Cook steel cut oats (groats) at a ratio of 1/4 c dry oats to 1 cup water. I add some coconut milk to make it a little creamy. Coconut is one of the healthiest fats, so don't be afraid of the fat content! This kind is oh so GOOD for you!

I make up enough for a week at once & portion out into 7 of those 2-cup size round Ziplock brand plastic bowls with screw-on lids. I just grab one in the morning & take it with me to work.
90 seconds in the microwave & breakfast is ready!

Turkey/Beef Chili

A basic, very simple chili made with both ground beef and turkey. 225 calories/serving.

Meat weights are cooked, drained weight.

Whole Wheat, low gluten blueberry mini muffins

No all purpose flour keeps these blueberry muffins lower in gluten.

Beef Veggie Soup

Quick easy, tasty beef veggie soup.

Pumpkin Pie or Bars - with coconut milk & no refined sugar!

Your family will never know there's very healthy coconut in this pumpkin pie!
This recipe uses coconut milk, a very healthy fat instead of condensed milk. Healthy, natural sweeteners are used instead of refined sugar as well. I used a graham crumb crust, you can substitute a regular pie crust, if wanted.

Rhubarb Crisp

Simple rhubarb crisp that's around 125 calories/serving.

Very Good (1 rating)
Blueberry Crisp

Low cal blueberry crisp, partially sweetened with stevia.

Eat alone, or its also awesome eaten warm with a little bit of vanilla ice cream, or fat free whipped topping.

Crockpot Aztec Chicken

A great tasting, quick to assemble crockpot meal. I add some taco seasoning to give a little more kick sometimes.

Turkey/Beef Black bean taco meat

A variation on taco meat using both ground beef and turkey w/ beans added for bulk & fiber. Just a little over 100 calories/serving.

Blueberry Muffins made with Stevia Baking Blend

Blueberry muffins made with a stevia baking blend instead of sugar. Texture is a little different than muffins with sugar, but at just 77 calories each I think they're pretty good.

Easy, creamy asparagus veggie soup

You can easily take the calories & fat down by substituting milk for the cream, or using less cream.
I usually need the cream to help me come close to my daily fat numbers.

Mashed Cauliflower

Lower carb alternative to mashed potatoes w/o much difference in taste!

Ground Turkey & Black Bean Sloppy Joes

I usually use a can of tomato sauce instead of spaghetti sauce, but I had some left over spaghetti sauce left over in the freezer to use up, so I calculated it using that.

Easy Vegetable soup

Just toss everything into a Crockpot& soup's ready when you get home or wake up.

Very Good (5 ratings)
Death by Chocolate Chip Cookies

*These are NOT meant to be healthy!*
Just thought I'd throw that out there up front! :-)
Hey everyone's got to indulge every now and again, right?
I'm mainly posting this to see how bad these are for me & to give people a weblink for the recipe when I'm asked for it.
But they are absolutely amazing if you need a nice, thick, chewy, chocolate loaded, meal in-itself cookie sometime! My co-workers insist that I bring nothing besides these to potlucks, ever.
Want a winner at a cookie contest? Here's your recipe.

To have them come out perfectly, don't make substitutions. The rum (dark variety - Captains, Bacardi Gold, etc) is essential for the correct flavor. The brown sugar *MUST* be DARK brown sugar to get the wonderful flavor combo with the rum. Everything needs to be cold going into the oven to keep them from going flat.

Finally, you CANNOT make the best chocolate chip cookies without using great chocolate. The Ghiradelli chocolates make these absolutely divine. Will not be the same using Nestle, Toll House, etc.

I entered this recipe to make 5 dozen cookies, to keep the calories per cookie down a bit. In the past I used to make them much larger so I only got about 3 dozen per batch. If you're looking for a contest winning cookie, make the big size, otherwise they're still really good at the 5-dozen per batch size I gave here! (At the 3-dozen size calories are 260 per cookie.)