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Recipes I've Shared:

Butternut Squash & Turnip Soup

This is a lightened down variation of a pumpkin, turnip soup I found.

Savory Lentil & Ham Soup

This is one of the soup recipes I tried in my soup-a-week winter. I don't care much for lentils and found this a bit so-so, but if you like lentils, here is the soup for you. I lowered the sodium by using my own no salt added vegetable stock, but calculations are based on Swanson broth. I felt it could use more veggies and ham to the amount of lentils.

Lima Bean & Kielbasa Soup

I did not have dried limas, so substituted a mixture of dried beans with excellent results. This recipe is a keeper for us. I would like to try it with ham or smoked sausage for a more smoky flavor. Also, I had a turnip in the fridge I needed to use and threw it in for good measure. Could be an added ingredient if you like. Very tasty.

Mushroom Barley Soup

This can be made as a vegetarian soup if the vegetable broth option is used. If you like barley, this is a healthful filling soup for a cold winter day. I used onion in place of the leek and omitted the caraway seeds since my husband is not fond of seeds of any type and I would have had to purchase them just for this soup. Also, I did not have the quick-cooking barley so I pre-cooked it partially before adding.

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Oriental Chicken Cabbage Salad

We love this, but I'm looking for a way to make it lower fat. Very tasty. Add a dinner roll on the side and you have a meal in my book. I make this without the sesame seeds and they are not included in the nutritional calculations. This is always a big hit at a potluck.

Lower Fat Zucchini Bread

This zucchini bread is made with part applesauce for the shortening to make it lower fat. To make it even healthier, try any or all of these substitutions: use 1/2 whole wheat flour, use 1/2 cup molasses in place of 1/2 cup of the brown sugar. This gives it a very hearty, rich taste if you like the taste of molasses. Of course, you can also use egg beater instead of whole egg. This recipe is altered from my late Grandmother's recipe, and our whole family enjoys this lower fat version.

Quick & Tasty Omelet

I sometimes make an omelet for dinner, add some whole wheat toast and tomatoe juice and you have a wonderful meal. The veggies here are suggestions, I throw in practically anything I have on hand. beans, leftover veggies, etc - good way to use up leftovers. I even tried it once with spaghetti - quite tasty! You can make your own adjustments for your needs - sub another meat for lower sodium, another cheese and use egg white only for low fat, etc.