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Recipes I've Shared:
What I came up with when I didn't have most of the ingredients on hand to actually make proper sloppy joes. Tastes good, but don't expect it to taste exactly like traditional sloppy joes (it is a tad spicier).
A sweeter soup that is very low fat, higher in fiber, and just warms the soul. :)
Healthier refried beans - very small amount of salt compared to canned refried beans. Also, the cost per cup is much cheaper too!
A fragrant and easy soup that was the brain-child of trying to get rid of various veggies we had in the house before an upcoming vacation!
Taken from: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2009/12/su
My remake of Steak 'N Shake's Chili 5-Way, with far, far fewer calories. Normally I would use whole wheat spaghetti, but I only had regular penne pasta on hand.
You can use low-sodium sauce and soup, and that will not change the taste, but I did not have these ingredients on hand when I made this today.
If you want to compare this recipe to the original (and see how it's a bargain calorie and fat wise!):
Sort of a throw together of other recipes I've seen for a non-sweet pumpkin soup that's uber low-fat and healthy. This is a spicy recipe too, so adjust if you can't handle hot! It also tastes better the next day than the day you prepare it.
I prepared this as a part of our church study group finale, and it came out very well. It tastes like Barley Soup (or at least like barley soups I've had in the past), but there is no barley in it and no meat (at least directly). Very easy for those on a shoestring budget.
Do you like Cracker Barrel's Chicken & Dumplings? Or those made by Lizard's Thicket (if you live in Columbia, SC)? This is a tasty recipe replica, but healthier. If you have low-sodium boullion, feel free to use that, I would if I had some on hand.
Designed to be a side dish usually, I'll eat this as a main meal. :)
This was one of those recipes where I was grabbing stuff that was almost finished in the freezer or pantry. It turned out very well.
Modified from the Crockpot 365 recipe, using Splenda instead of white sugar.
I realize there is no Parmesan cheese in here, but I add it when I serve it (not included in the nutritional calculation) if people so desire it.
Taken from Crockpot 365 (http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2009/09/s
I modified it by using the ingredients on hand. Something to keep in mind is that the amount of Bisquick I used is the amount that was actually used (I started with 3/4 cup, but used only 1/4 of a cup once all of the chicken was coated).
I say "meaty" because the buckwheat and lentils help to bulk up this dish!
Tasty, without the frying! While the calorie count is a bit higher (along with the fat), I found this ideal for me as I'm often lacking in calories and fat consumption come dinner time!
Not a very sweet drink, but it's a tasty one!
At the store, I accidentally bought yellow split peas (yes, yellow) thinking they were lentils. When I realized they were peas, I figured I'd try out a soup with them. It turned out really well.
The side dish to my "Lower Fat Indian Butter Chicken" recipe.
This is my version of the Cool Whip recipe found here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Raspberry-Lem
I wanted to make it healthier, so I made my own crusts, used lighter cream cheese, and fat free cool whip. I would have used a light version of lemonade jell-o and concentrate, however I and many other people do have aspartame sensitivity. I'm sure if you switched those to "light" the caloric count would also decrease!
Made for the local SP potluck, but really easy and nutritious.
Something I threw together one night to go with my Indian Saag Recipe. They went well together.
My version of http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Indian-Saag/D
etail.aspx to make it a bit healthier.
Also, I didn't have a full pound of spinach, but you're supposed to, I only had 13.5 oz of spinach (that is reflected in the nutritional value)
A cheesy soup with not just ground buffalo in it, but lots of veggies too!
Another recipe I originally found on Allrecipes.com and modified for my own diet.
This is a modification of a recipe my friend Chris gave to me. Her version used more sour cream, but I believe this variation gives the creaminess this sort of dip should have, but without being overwhelmed by the sour cream taste.
A combo that actually works and is quite tasty.
We're on a tight budget, so I had to make dinner with things I had available in the house!
The husband requested pasta for dinner, this is what I came up with!
One of those, "Yum, i want lentil soup, and I have to make do with what I have" soups. :)
Mashed potatoes with very little salt, but lots of flavor that can be modified for your personal preferences!
Another recipe I've thrown together to get rid of the higher-fat ingredients I have in my house!
A crockpot variation of "Indian Chicken Curry I" found on Allrecipes.com. I adapted it to the crockpot and made more so I had more servings to last me for some time!
Yet another, "throw stuff together and see what happens" recipe.
Stolen from Crockpot365 and modified to have a bit more fiber in it by adding in bulgur.
A recipe designed to throw everything in the crockpot and let it cook while you're away and be ready for dinner.
One of my generic dinners with lots of stuff thrown in.
Recipe to make 10 breakfast burritos, can be modified to taste, but I wanted to up the fiber amount.
This is my attempt to recreate a healthier creamy potato soup I had a Montana hotel.
Nabbed from here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Easy-Indian-B
Used the changes the original author suggested, plus added a little more tomato sauce and non-fat plain yogurt to make a bit more sauce.
I've served this with curried veggies and rice and it was great!
Recipes I've Rated:
- Turkey Bacon Breakfast Burritos
- Easy Poached Eggs and Pasta
- Slow Cooker Pork with Greens and Beans
- Cranberry Sauce - low Sugar version
- Vegan Moroccan-Style Chickpeas
- Cyn's Mock Potato Casserole
- Low Fat, Low Calorie Zucchini Bread
- Pumpkin Soup w peanut butter Becca's Way
- 20-Minute Chicken Parmesan
- Baby Reds & Carrots with Dill
- Hot and Sour Soup