WISH Away the Pounds--Healthy Recipe Thread (new title)

Discussion in 'Eating Healthy' started by Rose&Mike, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Rose&Mike

    Rose&Mike DIS Veteran

    Jul 25, 2008
    apple cinnamon breakfast cookies (pamela's apple cinnamon breakfast cookies)--post #23
    Apple Pie Oatmeal--Post #104
    Asian chicken lettuce wraps--post #62
    Aunt Susan muffins--post #133
    baked mozzarella sticks--post #90
    banana pumpkin breakfast shake(from pinterest)--post #147
    bbq chicken mini tacos--post #90
    beef burgundy (new beef burgundy)--post #65
    beef vegetable pie ww--post #76
    bobotie (south african meat pie)--post #87
    buffalo chicken bites--post #90
    butternut squash soup--post #79
    cakes--ww 2 ingredient--post #57 and post #120
    change it up breakfast bowl--post #127
    cheesecake (no bake graham cracker cheesycake-sparkpeople, sub. By want2bfatfree)--post #24
    chicken broccoli ziti--post #65
    chicken ratatouille stew--post #152
    chicken tortilla soup--post #52
    Cinnamon Toast pancakes--post #112
    coleslaw - tangy with a peppery bite (1c svg)--post #6
    creamy pineapple coconut pie--post #41
    crockpot (easy) chile verde pork--post # 38
    crockpot pineapple chicken and sweet potatoes--post #20
    crockpot rosemary roasted chicken with vegetables--post #35
    crockpot (semi) hamburger soup--post #36
    crockpot recipe--#75
    crustless quiche--post #5
    curried carrot soup--post #88
    curried chicken (heidi's curried chicken)--post #21
    easy mexican chicken soup--post #43
    hot spinach and artichoke dip (from skinnytaste.com)--post #89
    impossibly easy vegetable pie--post #39
    jennie-o biggest loser black bean turkey chili--post #59
    Kale and Mushroom soup--post #116
    Layered Ratatouille--Post #105
    loaded turkey santa fe baked potato skins--post #90
    low carb coconut pie--post #134
    mexicali chicken--post #42
    mini frittatas with ham and cheese from cooking light--post #10
    moroccan couscous salad (inspired by the moroccan pavilion at epcot)--post #64
    no name vegan stew--post #83
    open faced tomato sandwiches--post #33
    pea soup and grilled cheese (adapted from everyday food)--post #2
    pepper and tomato soup--post #3
    pork chops & rice --post #73
    pork stew--post #92
    Provencal beef stew--post #155
    Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Breakfast Casserole--Post #113
    Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats in the Crockpot--Post #104
    pumpkin spice muffins--post #48
    Quinoa with Black Beans--post #114
    red white & green chili--post #80
    roasted butternut squash soup--post #49
    roasted eggplant spread--post #126
    salmon cakes (lucas' light salmon cakes)--post #22
    shrimp orzo pasta salad--post #101
    slow cooker cheeseburger soup--post #82
    spinach, potato and onion frittata--post #47
    summer corn chowder--post #122
    sunset favorite onion soup--post #153
    sweet autumn chicken and vegetables--post #44
    sweet and sour lentils--post #150
    sunrise spice muffins--post #40
    Tarka Dal (Recipe from Foolproof Indian Cookery by Madhur Jaffrey)--post #154
    thin crust pizza--post #17
    Trout Cakes w/lemon and Horseradish Cream--Post #108
    tuna salad --post #85
    Ultimate onion rings (from ww)--post #121
    vegetarian lasagna--post #25
    warm asian lettuce wraps--post #99
    whole wheat pizza crust (earthbound organics)--post #140
  2. Rose&Mike

    Rose&Mike DIS Veteran

    Jul 25, 2008
    Pea-Soup and Grilled Cheese--adapted from Everyday Food

    1 T salt-free butter (next time I'll use olive oil)
    6 green onions
    30-40 ounces of frozen green peas
    1 can veggie broth (low sodium)
    1/2 diced red pepper
    white cheddar cheese slices (I used Boar's Head)
    bread of choice (we used ciabatta rolls, because they are a treat and we love them!)

    Dice the onions, separating the whites from the greens. Saute the white onions and the diced red pepper in the olive oil until softened. Add peas, broth, and 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Simmer until peas are tender.

    With a slotted spoon put most of the peas and a little bit of broth in the blender until smooth. Return to pot and continue to heat on low.

    Make the grilled cheese with the cheddar and green onions. We make our grilled cheese on the George Forman with no butter or oil on the bread. (This is how I can justify eating the cheese.)

    Season the soup with salt and pepper and served with grilled cheese.

    This soup is really yummy. It serves 4-6. The peas make it almost sweet. The original recipe called for chicken stock and lemon juice (instead of the red pepper). I loved it with the red pepper. It's creamy without adding cream. And it tastes great with the grilled cheese and green onion sandwiches!
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  4. donac

    donac Wife, mother, math teacher, quilter

    Aug 22, 2002
    Pepper and Tomato Soup

    3 red peppers
    1/2 yellow onion
    2 leeks
    1 small jar of roastd red peppers drained
    1 can of diced tomatoes (16 ounce)
    2 cups of chicken stock (I use low sodium, low fat)

    Clean leeks (slice off the green parts. Cut down the middle almost to the root end. Run under water to clean out the grit). Chop leeks, peppers and onion into chunks. They don't have to big small since you are going to be pureeing the soup. Spray the bottom and sides of a 2 to 3 quart pot. Put in the cut up veggies and cook until soften. YOu don't want any color on them

    When the veggies are soft add the roasted red peppers, tomatoes and chicken stock. Simmer over med low heat for an hour. You could also make it in a crock pot and cook for 2 to 4 hours. When done, puree in a blender or food processor or immersion blender.

    This soup is hot but I like it chilled and I take it for lunch. It is a great way to get in some extra veggies.
  5. lisah0711

    lisah0711 ♥ her Disney office

    Sep 9, 2005
    I don't have a recipe to share right now but wanted to say thanks, Rose, for starting and maintaining this thread for us! :love:

    pjlla, I have a request for your chicken curry recipe, please. :goodvibes

    If anyone sees MelanieC we could use her tahini recipe, too.
  6. happysmyly

    happysmyly Mouseketeer

    Sep 2, 2008
    This is the basic quiche that I make - 1 quiche is around 850 calories plus whatever the calories for the veggies or meat that I add--I like this cause I can have a whole 1/4 of the pie :) which is quite filling. We have chickens so I use whole eggs--but you could reduce calories with those egg beater things. You could also use reduced cal cheese--but I don't like that either - and it just feels so 'luxurious' to have real cheese :)

    Mix 6 eggs with 1 C milk (I use nonfat or 1%)
    Spray grease your pie pan--I use a 10" pan
    Fill your pan with veggies and anything else you want to have in it (see below)
    Spread 3/4 C cheese (whatever kind you want--the sharper the better) over the veggies.
    Pour the egg/milk mixture over the veggie and cheese
    Bake in a 350 degree oven until it is no longer shiny and until a knife comes out clean when inserted (usually about 35-45 minutes)

    Veggies - I love to grill mushrooms and onions
    Or any shredded squash, chopped broccoli
    Oh - I love using the small packages of canadian bacon--tons of nummy taste for not a lot of calories per serving.

    It's great warmed up for breakfast or lunch the next day

  7. happysmyly

    happysmyly Mouseketeer

    Sep 2, 2008
    My sister shared this with me--because I love coleslaw from KFC--I changed it a bunch and like what I have now. I can have a whole cup of it for less than 100 calories (91.7 by sparkpeople's calculator)!!

    4 Cups green cabbage - chopped very small
    3 Cups red cabbage - chopped very small
    1 Cup shredded carrot - chopped very small
    1/2 Cup onion - minced (I use rehydrated ones)
    1/3 Cup sugar
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp pepper (I use more than this usually--we like it peppery)
    1/2 Cup buttermilk
    1/3 Cup nonfat milk
    1/4 Cup plain yogurt
    1/4 Cup light Mayo (or FF)
    2 1/2 Tbl white wine vinegar
    3 Tbl lemon juice

    Combine the chopped/minced cabbage, carrots, and onions in a large bowl.
    In a separate bowl combine the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth--pour mixture over the veggies.
    Stir well to mix and chill for at least 1 hour.

    Makes approx 8 Cups - I like 1 C svgs - but can do smaller serving sizes if you want.

    You can add other raw vegetables (shredded jicama, beets, red peppers, squash, etc.) as wanted. For kids I will usually go with less onion and pepper.

    Number of Servings: 8
  8. Rose&Mike

    Rose&Mike DIS Veteran

    Jul 25, 2008
    happysmyly--Is the quiche 850 calories for the entire quiche? And how many servings? It sounds good!
  9. happysmyly

    happysmyly Mouseketeer

    Sep 2, 2008
    Yeppers - it's 850 for the WHOLE Quiche!! And you'll be less than that is you use the egg beaters or low fat cheese. It's because it's crustless - and the crust is what kills you with quiche.

    Plus whatever veggies or meat you add. I use canadian bacon or chopped up turkey sausages or chopped up Morning Star sausages for lower calories but higher flavor meats. Veggies - anything you want to add is great.

    Servings? Well - I like to cut it into 4ths--so that I can have it with a large salad or a double serving of steamed broccoli--which is my favorite side with it - since DH doesn't like the quiche with broccoli in it.
  10. pjlla

    pjlla DIS Veteran

    Oct 21, 2003
    Give me a couple of days and I will get it here. I could attempt to do it from memory, but I'm afraid I might make a crucial mistake!! I just made it on Monday, so you might think I would remember it! I'll try to remember to get here after I return from NYC...............P
  11. lisah0711

    lisah0711 ♥ her Disney office

    Sep 9, 2005
    Thanks, Pamela! We could probably find it in a search, too, since I know you've posted it before for us -- it will be nice to have it in a place that we can find! :lmao:

    happlysmly, your quiche recipe reminds me of this recipes for Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese from Cooking Light that we like -- 39 calories a frittata.

    Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 3 frittatas)

    Cooking spray
    1/2 cup finely chopped onion
    2/3 cup chopped reduced-fat ham (about 2 ounces)
    1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat extra-sharp cheddar cheese
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
    1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
    1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    4 large egg whites
    1 large egg
    Preheat oven to 350°.

    Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add ham; sauté 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add ham mixture, stirring with a whisk. Spoon mixture into 24 miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350°for 20 minutes or until set.

    Nutritional Information
    Calories:39 (30% from fat)
    Fat:1.3g (sat 0.5g,mono 0.2g,poly 0.1g)
    Cooking Light, DECEMBER 2001

    Here is a link if you want to see a picture. http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=521726
  12. happysmyly

    happysmyly Mouseketeer

    Sep 2, 2008
    Lisa - those sound fabulous--will definitely try them soon... do they freeze well? They sound like the perfect thing to have in the freezer for those crazy mornings - and easy to grab and go--which is key for DH. If you don't know - that's OK--I'll try it out and report here :)
  13. lisah0711

    lisah0711 ♥ her Disney office

    Sep 9, 2005
    Sorry, I don't know the answer to that question, Liz. I think they would freeze well because those little miniquiches that you get frozen from Costco are good. I only have one mini muffin pan so only make one batch. I'm sure it would be good to make extra for those crazy mornings. I'll look forward to your report! :goodvibes
  14. jennz

    jennz DIS Veteran

    Mar 29, 2002
    My stomach is rumbling now! :goodvibes I'll have to think of what I can post here...one of my absolute favorites I got from tigger813...I get the General Tso's spice package, grill my chicken then cut it up and add the seasoning mix; I substitute splenda for sugar. It's still on the high side for sodium but yummm!!! :lovestruc I like it better than our local Chinese place. I even make it so I can have it for lunches and hide it from my famillly:rolleyes1
  15. Rose&Mike

    Rose&Mike DIS Veteran

    Jul 25, 2008
    Where do you get the spice package. I've heard a couple of people mention it. Do you think it would make a good stir fry without the meat? We like noodle bowls, and would love an easy way to make one up!
  16. jennz

    jennz DIS Veteran

    Mar 29, 2002
    I do think it would be good without the meat! I get it at Meijer. It's the only place I've found it here. Wal-Mart, Target, and Marsh don't carry it. It's in the Asian foods section in a yellow packet and I think there's a sun on it. I'll check the brand for you. I tried their fried rice and wasn't fond of it, but I LOVE the hot and sour soup mix -I add extra mushrooms to mine.
  17. Rose&Mike

    Rose&Mike DIS Veteran

    Jul 25, 2008
    thanks! We have a Meijer near us.
  18. happysmyly

    happysmyly Mouseketeer

    Sep 2, 2008
    This is Friday and for some reason I always think of having pizza on Fridays. Here's what I do lately...

    For each person take a whole wheat tortilla (or pita if you like a more chewy crust) (I use Costco's high fiber tortilla that is 80 calories and 12 gms fiber)

    Put the 'crust' in the oven right on the rack and cook at 350 for a few minutes--don't let it get brown - just til it starts to firm up a bit

    Spread a sauce on it--I use either a spaghetti sauce (Hunts mushroom is 40 calories for 1/2 C) or BBQ or Ranch dressing--depending on what kind of pizza you're making

    Then put your toppings on - lots of veggies, of course...

    Top with a little bit of cheese--whatever your day can handle calorie wise and bake at 350 until the cheese is melted

    Variations that we like:
    Grilled onions and mushrooms, a few chopped black olives with italian cheeses

    Ranch dressing sprinkled with garlic powder or minced garlic - covered with chunks of cooked chicken, tomatoes, green onions (my DH also puts bacon bits on his) with italian cheeses

    BBQ chicken - I will shred cooked chicken in the morning and let it soak in BBQ sauce all day (just enough to wet it down). Then spread just a hint of sauce on the tortilla before baking - then put the BBQ chicken, thinly sliced red onions (I sometimes grill these ahead of time), italian cheeses or just mozzarella

  19. lisah0711

    lisah0711 ♥ her Disney office

    Sep 9, 2005
    Bumping to keep this in the active threads. I will post a link in the summer challenge thread, too. :cool2:
  20. Rose&Mike

    Rose&Mike DIS Veteran

    Jul 25, 2008
    Thanks Lisa! :goodvibes
  21. happysmyly

    happysmyly Mouseketeer

    Sep 2, 2008
    As promised--here is a great recipe that I recently made for a group of women at church for a crockpot/freezer meal class... this was the one that they all liked the best--even those that normally don't like sweet potatoes. Enjoy!

    1/2 C flour
    ½ tsp salt
    1 tsp nutmeg
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp onion powder
    1/8 tsp pepper
    2 lbs chicken breast – cut into chunks
    3 C sweet potatoes – peeled and sliced/chunked
    1 can cm chicken soup
    1 can pineapple tidbits or chunks with juice
    ½ lb mushrooms – sliced
    2 tsp brown sugar

    Crockpot Directions –
    This makes 8 servings
    Combine flour and spices in large bowl – thoroughly coat chicken in flour mixture.
    Place sweet potatoes on bottom of slow cooker.
    Top with floured chicken chunks.
    Drain pineapple - keep juice.
    Combine soup, juice, leftover flour mixture, brown sugar, stir well. Mix in mushrooms and pineapple – pour soup mixture over chicken.
    Cook on LOW 6-8 hours (or high 3-4 hours).
    Serve over cooked rice (not included in calculation).

    Makes 8 servings - 279 Calories, Fat 4 gms, Carbs 32 gms, Fiber 2.2 gms, Protein 29 gms.

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