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Strawberry Pie (LOW FAT)
 
Ingredients:
 
2 cups water
1 package sugar free vanilla pudding  
1 package sugar free strawberry jello
4 cups Strawberries
fat free whipped topping (optional)
 
 
 
Directions:
 
Bring water and pudding mix to boil.

 

Take off stove, add package of jello and stir. Allow to cool. Line a pie plate with sliced strawberries.

 

Pour pudding on top of strawberries.

 

Allow to set in refrigerator for at least one hour until firm or overnight for best result.

 

Top with fat free whipped topping if desired.

 

Veggie Chili (LOW FAT)    

 

Ingredients:  

 

1 cup onions chopped  

1/2 cup bell pepper chopped  

1 tablespoon chili powder  

1/2 teaspoon salt  

1/2 teaspoon cumin  

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder  

2 cups tomato juice  

16 ounces red kidney beans, cooked, drained, rinsed  

15 ounces pinto beans, cooked, drained, rinsed  

15 ounces great northern beans, cooked, drained, rinsed  

 

Directions:  

 

Prepare dry beans the day before or buy canned beans and drain them. Cook onions and peppers in sauce pot until tender. Stir in seasonings. Add tomato juice. Bring everything to a boil then add beans. Reduce heat and allow to simmer on very low heat 20 minutes or until ready to serve.    

 

This recipe also lends well to crock pot cooking, 3 to 4 hours on high, or 6 to 8 on low. To make in the crock pot simply stir together all the ingredients and set crock pot to desired setting. Come home to a warm inviting chili on a cold fall evening.   

 

Blackened Chicken (LOW FAT)

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Vegetable oil

Directions:

Mix together paprika, salt, cayenne, cumin, thyme, pepper and onion powder. Coat chicken with mixture. Heat oil in skillet until very hot.

Add chicken seasoned side down, and cook for 1 minute. Turn, and cook 1 minute on other side, this is the "blackening" step.  Place chicken on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside and juices are clear.  You can also use this rub mixture on pork, turkey, and other meats.  It's especially great when grilling. 

Carrot Muffins (LOW FAT)

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 1/3 cups shredded carrot
2/3 cup fat free milk
2 tablespoons fat free sour cream
1/4 cup egg whites, lightly beaten

Directions:

Line muffin pan with papers or spritz with nonstick spray. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, oats, baking powder, and nutmeg. 

In a separate bowl mix together carrots, milk, sour cream, and egg white. Blend together dry and wet ingredients. 

Fill each muffin cup a little over half full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Chicken Roll Up (LOW FAT)

Ingredients:

8 ounce package nonfat cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons chopped green onion
1 1/2 cups cooked chicken breast cuts
2 tablespoons nonfat sour cream
1 teaspoon dried dill
4 (10 inch) low-fat flour tortillas
1 1/2 cups fresh spinach
Nonfat ranch salad dressing or salsa

Directions:

Combine the cream cheese, onion, chicken, sour cream and dill. Spread on tortilla. Place spinach leaves on top of the filling layer. Roll tortillas and cover with plastic wrap.

Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight before serving. Slice into bite size pieces and serve with dip of your choice such as nonfat ranch or salsa.

 

Easy To-Go Breakfast Bars (LOW FAT)

Ingredients:

1/3 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup low-fat/fat free hot cocoa mix
1 tablespoon peanut butter
cup of coffee
plastic wrap

Directions:

Mix together oatmeal, cocoa mix and peanut butter.  Pour coffee and stir in until mixture is well moistened.  Spread mixture on a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a bar.  Cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.

Make several at the beginning of the week and you'll be set all week!  Multiply everything by 5 and you'll have plenty of bars for the workweek.  These are way better than store bought prepackaged fattening ones!

Eggplant Parmesan (LOW FAT)

Ingredients:

1 eggplant pared and sliced 1/2" thick
1 egg white, lightly beaten with 2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs
1 cup reduced fat spaghetti sauce
3/4 cup shredded fat free mozzarella cheese
Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish

Directions:

Coat eggplant with egg white and then dust with bread crumbs. Arrange on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Flip and bake 10 more minutes until browned. Spread sauce in bottom of a square baking dish.

Arrange half eggplant over sauce. Add half cheese. Repeat layering pattern. Bake 350 degrees F for 30 -40 more minutes.

Eggplant should be tender when done. Sprinkle with a small amount of grated parmesan cheese at serving time.

Grilled Lemon-Ginger Chicken (LOW FAT)

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons lite soy sauce
1/2 cup red raspberry preserves
2 tablespoons fresh ginger root, peeled and grated
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
4 lemon wedges (for garnish, optional)

Directions:

In a baking dish blend together lemon juice, soy sauce, preserves, ginger root and garlic. Marinate chicken in this mixture for at least 15 minutes (longer is even better!) 

Grill the chicken for 7 minutes per side or until no longer pink and juices are clear. Serve garnished with lemon wedges.  Marinating before grilling helps keeps the chicken from drying out for a tender and juicier result than if you just grilled plain chicken.

Island White Fish (LOW FAT)

Ingredients:

1 medium sweet onion
1 large green bell pepper, sliced
1 large zucchini, sliced
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 - 14 1/2 ounce can diced diced tomatoes (Italian seasoned)
16 ounces firm mild white fish
Olive oil cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Optional: large green olives sliced in half

Directions:

Slice onion, bell pepper and zucchini and set aside. Mix together pressed garlic with the tomato. Spread the onion, bell pepper and zucchini slices in a baking dish.  Spoon half tomato mixture over that, distribute evenly.

Top with fish fillets. Spritz fillets with cooking oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to your liking. Spoon the other half of tomato mixture over top of that.  Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 - 30 minutes.

Can also be wrapped in layer of foil and cooked on grill or over a campfire.

Orange Glazed Pork Tenderloin (LOW FAT)

Ingredients:

1 pork tenderloin -- (8-ounce)
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1/3 cup orange marmalade
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 cloves garlic -- minced
Cooking spray
Fresh mint sprigs

Directions:

Trim any fat from tenderloin. Cut into two pieces.  Cut a lengthwise slit down each piece, about 2/3 of the way through and then flatten.

Spritz tenderloin with cooking spray and then sprinkle tenderloin with ground pepper to your liking. Combine marmalade, fresh mint, soy sauce, and garlic.

Place tenderloins in roasting pan and pour marmalade mixture over top and spread out evenly. 

Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes or until juices run clear. Garnish with mint springs at serving time.

  

 

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