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Oven Fried Fish

You'll never miss the deep frying with this.

Baking Powder Biscuits

Light and fluffy...perfect every time!

Wheat Free Pancakes

I've been eating a very low sugar diet and loving it. I haven't made these yet, but wanted to get the nutrition info. I replaced the 1 T. of sugar called for with Truvia and am assuming that one packet will do it. The original recipe also called for buttermilk, which I replaced with the almond milk. The recipe made no mention of the number of servings, so I'm just guessig. I'll update that part after I've made them! :)

Broccoli Cheese Soup

I lightened up this recipe by replacing the roux of of butter and flour with my cream sauce mix (in my Mixes & Misc. cookbook). This allows me to use regular cheddar cheese, but you could lighten it even further by using low fat cheese.

Cream Sauce Mix

Very versatile and puts you in complete control of the sodium level. Use as a thin or medium white sauce, or substitute for a can of cream soup in recipes. This would make about 4 "cans" of soup, so I based the servings on 4 servings for each can...not an easy recipe to figure servings for.

Tuna Casserole

I've always used elbow macaroni for my tuna casserole. I used to put some lite ranch dressing in, but it really increased the soium content, so I now use lite sour cream along with a bit of dill weed (adjust to your liking). Between that and the Mrs. Dash it seems to season it up perfectly. You can omit the cheese: Calories-296.2; sodium-432.3; fat-4.1

Whole Grain Pancakes

These are the best pancakes that I've found! It was my MIL's recipe that I improvised a bit. You can use ground flax or wheat germ in place of the oatmeal, cornmeal or bran if you'd like. Don't substitue the buttermilk...seems to be what really makes them light and flavorful. We make them quite big, using about 1/2 c. mix for each pancake. You may need to thin the batter out a bit with just a touch of milk or water.

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Hot Cocoa Mix

Rich and chocolately without the trans fat from non-dairy creamer! I added the vanilla pudding mix just to see how it would be and was pleasantly surprised with the results (the Great Value instant vanilla pudding also has no trans fat) It seems to be the "secret" ingredient that gives this mix it's richness!


I just threw this together for dinner tonight and wanted to get it down in writing so that I don't forget it as we all loved it! Spices and vegetables are estimated measurements...add according to taste. I plan to make my own chili sauce next time to cut down on the sodium! YIKES!

Italian Turkey Sausage

This is easy to make and gives you the freedom to adjust ingredients, such as salt and red pepper flakes, according to taste or diet restrictions. My family acutally prefers this to the fattier store bought pork sausage.

Chai Tea Mix

I wasn't sure if I'd like this without the non dairy creamer (just don't care for it) that most recipes call for, but I thought that I'd tweak a recipe and found that I do! Play around with the spices to suit your taste.

Zesty Salmon Burgers

This is a recipe from Taste of Home years ago that is a family favorite. I lightened it up by using egg whites and lite mayo, and added fiber by using oatmeal as opposed to bread crumbs. I generally use dried minced onion for convenience.

Chicken 'n Biscuits

This is a wonderful light version of the classic favorite. Other than the broth, the ingredients are estimates of what I used. Season to your individual taste. The nutritional info is for the topping only, NOT the biscuit. (I also have a recipe posted for Baking Powder Biscuits and the calorie count is about 180 per biscuit)

Beef Vegetable Soup

The worst thing about this is the sodium, but if you use a low sodium broth it would help. Just throw it all in the crock pot and you have a wonderful dinner ready to go whenever the masses are ready to eat!

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

These are an easy, light dessert for those warm summer days. For chocolate lovers, eliminate the lemon and add 1/2 c. melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1/2 tsp. vanilla; combine thoroughly and fill strawberries. Or, make original recipe and dip in chocolate before serving.

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Belgian waffles

These are my favorite waffles. I decreased the oil in them and they still hold up to syrup or berries.

Creamy Blueberry Pie

You can use fresh or frozen berries for this custardy treat. I cut the sugar from the original reipe by 1/4 cup and chose to use lite sour cream. It's a family favorite!

Rhubarb Custard Pie

A recipe that my husband's grandmother came up with. It's DH favorite and the only thing that he wants me to use our rhubard for!

Arugula Walnut Pesto

Arugula grows quickly and easily. This is a great use for it if you have an over abundance as I did! This also freezes well.

Homemade pizza dough

So much better than store bought and extremely easy!

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