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9/30/19 10:12 A

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Made honey chicken for myself and visitors

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9/22/19 8:24 A

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I like Satay Chicken. Not absolutely sure its gluten free but I think it is. Coconut cream, peanut butter, curry powder etc. Cooked in slow cooker for 4 hours which is equal to crock pot I think. I had crock pot once but this is a new multi cooker and used slow cook function.

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9/11/19 6:16 P

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A recent low cost, low calorie healthy meal I made was great northern beans. I used homemade vegetable broth, onions, garlic, turmeric, pepper, ginger, curry powder.

After cooking I added homemade Chow Chow (spicy homemade relish my cousin made) and served it with a side of homemade cornbread. (Wheat free, dairy free, egg free).

I used cornmeal, rice flour, oat milk and Bob Mill Egg replacement. Really filling!

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My co workers like my cheese cake. (nothing low cal or low fat about it) i cannot tolerate lactose so i only make it.

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Some of my basics were spaghetti and sauce, chicken alfredo with broccoli, and enchiladas. However, all that has changed. My hubby was diagnosed with Celiac disease and so now gluten in my cooking is a no-no. Rice pastas are kind of ick, too. So we have new basic dinners... tacos (having that tonight), pan fried burger patties with mashed potatoes and gluten free gravy and steamed broccoli, and BBQ chicken in the crock pot.

Using a crock pot has become difficult for some things. I used to do lots of stuff in the crock using the good ol' condensed cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soups, and those are now out. There is not a good replacement and we have attempted making our own, but it's the fact that it's not condensed which makes it not a good candidate for the crock pot meals I used to make.

If anyone here has to cook gluten free, too and has some good inexpensive recipes for the crock pot, I'd love to hear about them!

One good thing is that I love to make chili when it's cool out, and my homemade chili is already gluten free! :)

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Today for dinner I made a salad as appetizer and Mix n Match Skilet for a housemate and me. The salad was so filling that I am going to wait a few hours until I have some Mix n Match. Here are a few photos:





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I like to use recipes with frugal ingredients. For instance, I have a crockpot potato soup recipe that calls for 1 pound of Velveeta. (I am making such recipe tomorrow) Anyway, I have 2 packages of generic American cheese slices in my fridge taking up room. So, instead of buying a 2 pound package of Velveeta specificallyfor the soup, I will simply throw in the generic American cheese slices! My housemates will never know the difference!

For a really frugal recipe see Best Savings of the Day forum topic.

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Stuffed pepper soup when I buy the green peppers on clearance. Fixing it tomorrow!

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Anything and everything I can throw in my crockpot!

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I like pizza pasta casserole. I especially like to stick one in the freezer to have at a later date.

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at previous jobs, my dh and i recieved free turkeys for the holidays. i learned to cook it is an electric roaster. i put a few ciups of water on the bottom, but the trurkey on a rack so the fat drips away. then i go do other things for 3-4 hours. i use oranges and lemons in the cavity and some herbs. it ends up juicy and it is really easy as long as i keep my mom out of the kitchen.

The mess is the worst part, but leftovers are awesome.

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An easy easy recipe that my husband and I both like is "Watergate salad"
Dump a can of pineapple tidbits with own juice into large bowl
Add pkg of pistachio pudding mix (I use sugar free)
Combine well-- then mix in about four cups mini-marshmallows
Stir in one container of cool whip (again I use sugar free)
Chill several hours or overnight

This makes a light dessert. Adding chopped pecans is optional...

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TX: Wow! emoticon Making it and eating are two different things, tho.

It's been soooo hot here, that I've resorted to eating cookie dough! I don't have to use the oven. I also don't have to use eggs nor baking powder.

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Anything fattening, name it: spaghetti Bolognese, lasagna, enchiladas, pecan pie, cheesecake, chocolate pecan pie, anything with Hollandaise, chocolate pie. See any trends?

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I like quinoa a lot, so with vegetables and some fruits along with an egg or salmon it rocks for a meal~

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Oh, there are so many recipes I love!

One of my favorite things is "Alison bread", a down and dirty low carb microwave muffin. When it comes out of the microwave, I slice it in half, place on a cookie sheet and bake for just a few minutes until it's a little toasted. When done, I remove it and top with a little bit of SF pancake syrup and pumpkin pie spice and eat every bite feeling so fortunate to have a low carb french toast tasting treat! :-)

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I use the same recipe with savory herbs and cheese to make a bread that goes very well with soups and stews and for any kind of sandwich.

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I made egg muffins (from SP recipes) on Sunday. I modified them a bit and used eggbeaters and eggbeater whites. They turned out great and will become a regular thing at our house. I ended up with about 20 in the batch and popped them in the fridge. They make a quick low carb breakfast or snack.

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I agree that omelets are good at any meal---- I just have to use cheese sparingly, when I want to add a full cup....Ha! Adding peppers and onions, even chili beans-- makes a tasty omelet, and only a "sprinkle" of cheese!

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OMELET- with Broccoli, Spinach, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, and of course 2 eggs. Topped with mango salsa....I can eat this for breakfast lunch and dinner.

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10/10/14 8:54 A

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I also make a bone broth about once a week. I cook a whole chicken in the crockpot.
I usually put it in before I go to bed, around 6 or 7 pm.
When I worked, I would put it in before leaving the house, cook on low all day.
Take the chicken out, "it usually falls apart" using a large slotted spoon.
Let it cool, then remove all the meat to a storage container.
I sometimes put the bones back in to cook longer and add vinegar like KITTYF54
But I strain the liquid through a wire strainer, into a large glass bowl and put it into the refrigerator. Once cooled, the white layer on top is the fat. I scoop that off and throw it away.
What is left is a gelatin. THAT is wonderful for your health too!
I warm about a 1/2 cup of it twice a day and drink it. It's mostly collagen and protein.
I make 2 chickens a week this way. Cook one then the second one in the same liquid as the first and put the bones of the first back in with the second chicken.
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Because I felt I needed more that I was getting from just the 2 chickens. Also, I keep some of my homemade broth frozen, as it help greatly with sore throats and flu's.

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I love cherries-- and angel food cake-- so I am sure that I would love this dessert!
Thank you!

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10/7/14 6:35 P

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Simple cake

1 box angel food cake mix
1 can light cherry pie filling

Mix the cherry pie filling into the dry cake mix and bake in a glass 9 x 13 pan at 350 for approx. 35-45 min. You have to judge when it is done by sticking a toothpick in the cake.
To keep from falling after it is baked invert on 4 cans of food to cool

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream for a light dessert

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Simple Spice Cake

Duncan Hines Spice cake mix,-- Make as directed, only reduce oil to 1/4 cup and add 1/2 cup applesauce. I add a teaspoon of vanilla to batter and bake in bundt pan--- I drizzle a vanilla glaze over the cake when completely cool. This is also good as breakfast cake.
Easy!

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Favorite quick dinner:

Line a 12X8 baking pan with foil
Place chicken breasts in pan
Pour a can of black beans over chicken
Pour a jar of salsa on top

Layer another piece of foil on top and "sandwich" the foil
Bake for 40 minutes at 350
Top with cheese and sour cream

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yes, thank you for the tip. i'm going to give it a try.

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Thanks for that tip, Kitty. I'll try it next time I make soup.

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PS, my tip is to add a tablespoon or two of cider vinegar to the carcass of your chicken or the bones you want to make soup from. it will draw minerals from the bones into your soup making it extra nutritious. this is the broth people used to use to nurse invalids back to health. it nourishes the body and is much easier for the body to assimilate than solids.

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Val, I have to confess I don't use recipes for much of anything I make anymore. I used to read cookbooks for entertainment and found it gave me ideas for a lot of ways to do something. I do still look online for "types" when I want to make a certain cuisine I look online for a recipe, read several of them, then wing it or combine them. the only thing I use recipes for is bread, cakes and cookies.

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I got two humongous turkey legs from the hospital where I work this week tomorrow i'm going to boil them all day to make turkey soup and soup stock. I make really good soup, but I don't really have a recipe for it. I just boil meat and/or bones with carrots, celery and potatoes, which I put in toward the end so they don't come apart and make the soup too thick. I use a tiny bit of salt and a bit more pepper. you can actually add any veggies you want to just as long as any soft veggies go in toward the end.

sometimes I make soup with eye of round, which I brown and then cut into chunks. I put the fat that cooks out of the meat in for flavor, but that's okay because eye of round doesn't have very much fat. I make soup with roasted chicken, too, but be sure to boil the bones when you're making your soup stock.

soup is easy and it's pretty low in calories when you make it in the way i'm describing. i'm sorry that I don't have a formal recipe to share with you guys, but give it a try if you want something warm an wholesome as it gets cold outside.

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I won't be able to do anything till I have my kitchen back in order.

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Is anyone trying any of the recipes? What to share if you did and what you thought of it?

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I make really good pinto beans in my crock pot but I don't really have a recipe for it. I just throw stuff in until it smells right. I'll try to work out a "recipe" for it and post it in a few days.

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Salmon patties

2 - 3oz packages of boneless & skinless salmon

Add 1 beaten whole egg, 1 tsp mayo, and 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
or/and your favorite seasonings.

Mix well, divide into 4 patties

Using a skillet lightly sprayed to brown in on both sides.

Makes 2 servings. Serve with your favorite salad.

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Black Bean Soup

@ 2 C dry black beans 1 lrg clove garlic diced

Water @ medium onion diced

Salt @ 1-1 tsp lemon juice

1-2 C medium or hot salsa
some cumin and/or some cayenne (1/2 t each)

handful of cilantro

Garnishes (opt) : sour cream and/or cheddar cheese


Rinse beans and soak overnight. Drain beans and put them in a pot with enough water so that they are covered with 2-2 inches of water. Add some salt. Cook on low heat until beans are tender but not split.

Remove @ 1-1 1/2 C beans and set aside. Add onion, garlic, and cumin to soup and puree with immersion blender. Then add about 2 C salsa and lemon juice. Stir and heat gently. Add the cilantro. Serve with sour cream and cheddar cheese as garnishes. YUM.


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Cabbage is a superfood with lots of nutrients! Did you know that it is known for healing stomach ulcers and preventing cancer (particularly colon cancer).

This is a simply, yet delicious recipe for unstuffed cabbage rolls. There are two versions, soupy and upsoupy. LOL basically, If you want it less "soupy" you need to add 1 c. of (uncooked) rice and it will absorb the extra water (& extend the servings., making it even more budget friendly!)

Ingredients:
1 1/2 to 2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey
1 tablespoon oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small cabbage, chopped
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup rice (optional)

Heat the Olive oil in a Big Skillet (use medium heat) Saute the onions until tender, and then add the ground beef (or turkey) until the meat is browned.

Add the garlic, cook an additional minute before adding the remaining ingredients. (This is the point you would add the rice Bring them to a boil, Cover, reduce the heat and simmer about 25 minutes (or until the cabbage is quite fork tender)

Yield: Serves 6 to 8

Note, I like to use brown rice and that takes longer to cook so I simmer for about an hour to 75 mint.



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Tender Spare Ribs

Preheat the oven to 250.

Remove the white film on the back of the ribs. Season your ribs and wrap them in heavy duty foil or in two sheets of regular foil, and pour in some apple juice before you completely seal the foil. Rewrap the packet again so that the juice doesn't spill out.

Put ribs in a baking dish in the center of the oven. Bake for 3 hours and check to see if the meat is tender. Depending on how much meat you have you may have to let it go longer. I only had 1 1/2 lbs. When the meat is tender unwrap the foil and baste the ribs with Bar B Q sauce and bake another 30 minutes or until sauce on ribs appears thick. Enjoy!

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Quaker Oats Meatloaf



1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey
3/4 cup Quaker Oats
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup catsup
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Heat oven to 350F. Combine all ingredients in large bowl; mix lightly but thoroughly.

Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until meatloaf is to medium doneness (160F for beef, 170F for turkey), until not pink in center and juices show no pink color. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.


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Vali - have you ever used the Good Seasons Italian mix to make your own dressing? Less preservatives and doesn't have to be kept in the fridge. Am trying to make more of my salad dressings instead of using already prepared ones!

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I have no idea how many calories are in this salad, but it can't be too bad and the only prepared thing it uses is Italian dressing...


Bean and Barley salad

4 cups of cooked pink beans
(I've only seen pink beans sold at one store...ever. They are very simillar in flavor to pinto beans, and I have a feeling you could use almost any kind of cooked beans for this salad.)
2 cups cooked pearled barley
1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced cucumber (I take the seeds out of this ingredient, too)
1/2 cup of some type of Italian dressing. I use the Wishbone brand of red wine vinaigrette because it has less sodium than any other brand of salad dressing I could find at any store here in town, or you could just make your own dressing with oil and vinegar to use in this recipe.

Combine all ingredients and toss to coat. Salt and pepper to taste. (I always leave them out.) The recipe also calls for 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced and diced, but I never use those because I don't really like the taste of jalapenos.

Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

This recipe makes 14 servings and I just love to make it during the summer months.

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BLT salad with sweet onion vinaigrette

Serving:4
Prep. Time:20 minutes

Ingredients:

Dressing

2 tbsp (30 mL) apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp (22 mL) liquid honey

2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped or minced sweet onion

2 tsp (10 mL) coarse grain mustard

tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper

cup (50 mL) olive oil

Salad

4 hard-cooked eggs, peeled

8 cups (2 L) mixed salad greens

1 cups (375 mL) grape tomatoes, halved

4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped

Directions{

Dressing:

In a small bowl combine apple cider vinegar, liquid honey, onion, mustard, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in oil. Set aside.

Salad:

Finely grate or chop 2 eggs; slice remaining 2 eggs. In a large salad bowl, combine green, tomatoes, bacon and grated eggs. Toss with dressing to coat and garnish with remaining egg slices. Serve immediately.

Variation:

Sliced mushrooms, apples, diced avocado and toasted sunflower seeds would be delicious additions to this salad.

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Grating or finely chopping the eggs adds creaminess to the salad, but you can also serve the eggs in wedges or slices on the top.


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Corn salad

the kernels of corn off 2 fresh cobs of corn (do not cook)
1/2 an onion
1 cucumber peeled and diced
1 fresh tomato diced
Mix and sprinkle with salt sparingly
Cool in the fridge for a hr

This is amazingly refreshing and needs no dressing. The flavors blend and make a wonderful salad.

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Black Bean Soup

@ 2 C dry black beans 1 lrg clove garlic diced

Water @ medium onion diced

Salt @ 1-1 tsp lemon juice

1-2 C medium or hot salsa
some cumin and/or some cayenne (1/2 t each)

handful of cilantro

Garnishes (opt) : sour cream and/or cheddar cheese


Rinse beans and soak overnight. Drain beans and put them in a pot with enough water so that they are covered with 2-2 inches of water. Add some salt. Cook on low heat until beans are tender but not split.

Remove @ 1-1 1/2 C beans and set aside. Add onion, garlic, and cumin to soup and puree with immersion blender. Then add about 2 C salsa and lemon juice. Stir and heat gently. Add the cilantro. Serve with sour cream and cheddar cheese as garnishes. YUM.


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Not sure what the real name for this is but we like it.


1 lb ground beef (I use 93% lean)
1 large onion, diced
Brown this and drain any fat

1 cup brown rice
Cook till tender, about 40-45 minutes and drain any juice

1 - 1 1/2 cup lentils
Cook till tender, about 20 min and drain if any juice remains

1 box Zatarans dirty rice cooked according to directions (this adds the spice to the dish)

After all are cooked, mix in large dutch oven and add 3-4 cans of petite diced tomatoes seasoned however you like them (they come in many options) You can add other spices as you please, salt, pepper, cumin, etc.
I like to serve this with a salad and a slice of warm bread.

This makes a lot so make sure you are expecting a crowd - I have never tried to freeze it so not sure how it would do.

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I rarely buy prepared foods. Initially, I kept away because they are so much more expensive than fresh foods and foods made from scratch. Now I'm into things that are pretty easy.

Taco Salad

1 lb. ground beef sauteed with your favorite taco spices: chili, cumin, garlic, etc
Iceberg lettuce, shredded
fresh tomato, diced
2 T fresh cilantro chopped (optional)
some green or black olives, cut in half
some cooked black beans (optional)
salsa (homemade or store bought)
some shredded cheese

This is a very satisfying salad. I prepare all the veggies and put them on a dinner plate putting the cheese on top of all. I then take 1/2 C or less of ground meat and mix it with some salsa, and heat this meat/salsa mixture in a covered microwave dish for about 1 minute. This mixture is topped by the spoonful over the salad.

I usually make the meat up in advance and freeze it into serving sizes. A few hours before I'm going to use this meat I set it on the counter to defrost. I prepare the salad and just before the meal, mix some salsa into the meat and heat the meat/salsa. I then top it on the salad just before serving. The warm meat/salsa warms the cheese. Yum.



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I would actually appreciate both kinds of healthier recipes. For a while I've been trying to cook with less sodium, which includes almost all canned foods have been removed or replaced with sodium free canned goods I am sometimes able to find. I'll try to share some recipes after my work week ends tomorrow evening. I think this is going to be a really great thread. emoticon

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These are the niftiest cookies. Great for folks that are gluten free and have no sugar but honey instead. Even folks that aren't on diets love these cookies are shocked when the learn the ingredients!! We usually ask folks to try them if we know they don't have any food allergies. Then we tell them about the garbanzo beans. ;-) Hope you will try these!!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
1 1/4 cups canned chick peas * (garbanzo beans) well rinsed & patted dry with a paper towel
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup & 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt - if your peanut butter is unsalted
1/2 cup chocolate chips

* 400 gram can

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F / 175 Degrees C. Combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, in a food processor and process until very smooth. Make sure to scrape the sides and the top to get the little chunks of chickpeas and process again until they are combined. If dough is warm, refrigerate and then put in the chocolate chips and stir it if you can, or pulse it once or twice.

The mixture will be very thick and sticky. With wet hands, form into 1 1/2" balls. Place onto a piece of parchment paper and press down slightly. They don't rise much.

Bake about 10 mins.

Yields about 14 - 1 1/2 cookie dough balls.

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This is great!! Love the ideas so far. "Healthy" is a relative term! Do we need to be more specific or is everyone fine with this line of thinking? ;-)

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Red Hot Apple Pie in a Mug (From Hungry Girl- I love this one!)


PER SERVING (entire recipe): 140 calories, 0.5g fat, 44mg sodium, 47g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 24.5g sugars, 0.5g protein


Prep:
5 minutes

Cook:
5 minutes

Cool:
10 minutes


Ingredients

1 medium Fuji apple, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes ( I use whatever kind of apples I have.)
12 - 15 pieces Red Hots Cinnamon Flavored Candy
1/2 sheet (2 crackers) low-fat cinnamon graham crackers
2 tbsp. Fat Free Reddi-wip (or more!)
Dash cinnamon

Directions

Put apple cubes in a microwavable cup or mug. Top with Red Hots -- the more you use, the hotter your pie in a mug will be! Cover and microwave for 2 minutes. Stir well. Re-cover and microwave for an additional 1 - 2 minutes, until apple cubes are soft.

Meanwhile, place graham crackers in a plastic bag and thoroughly crush through the bag; set aside.

Once cup or mug is cool enough to handle, mix contents well. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes.

Top with most of the crushed graham crackers followed by the whipped topping. (Use a double serving, if you like!)

Sprinkle with cinnamon and remaining crushed grahams. Voila!

MAKES 1 SERVING

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Here is another simple recipe with cool whip and pineapple:

Can be a dessert or a salad--

One box of sugar free pistachio pudding
One can of pineapple tidbits in natural juice
2 cups mini-marshmallow
1 container of sugar free Cool Whip

Mix all together until well blended. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
(Optional -- You can add chopped pecans to this mixture)

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Oh wow - LOVE this idea! Mine is Caramel Apple Salad:

Caramel Apple Salad
Submitted by: ABAUSTIN

Minutes to Prepare: 10
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients
4 apples, cut into cubes, skin on
1 pckg fat free, sugar free butterscotch pudding mix
1 20oz can of crushed pineapple undrained
1 small container of Lite or fat free cool whip

Directions
Cut apples, place in bowl. Sprinkle butterscotch pudding mix over apples. Add pineapple and Cool Whip. Stir and refrigerate. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 16
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(note from Marilyn - I use more apples - up to 8 - and use half granny smith and half red delicious and I put the cool whip in a bowl, stir in the pudding mix and teh pineapple, then add the chopped apples.)

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Beans in the crock pot
Grilled chicken breast
Fresh salad

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I love simple meals, I can eat breakfast 3 times a day. So my favorite omelet.

Spinach, Mushroom, peppers, and pepper jack cheese, and eggs of course.

Simple, and on quick days spinach and eggs. SIMPLE

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Tuscan Chicken 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts sauted until lightly browned and cooked through in a skillet sprayed with olive oil pam. Set chicken aside and keep it warm while you sauteed in the same pan- 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1 clove pressed garlic, 1 cup chopped summer squash, 1/2 cup diced green or red pepper, 1/2 cup chopped celery and 1/2 tsp oregano, cook for 2 minutes then add 1 cup diced tomatoes with 1/2 tsp rosemary stir fry for 2 minutes then add 1 cup torn up fresh spinach cook until wilted then add vegetables to chicken and eat.

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We are grilling everything right now! Even angel food cake!



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Refried Beans (Can't take the credit for this I got it off the internet.)
Serves 8


1/2 onion, peeled and halved (I used a whole small onion.)

1-1/2 cups and 2 tablespoons dry pinto beans, rinsed

1/4 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped (I left the seeds in.)

1 tablespoon and 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic (3 cloves)

1-3/4 teaspoons salt ( The original recipe called for 2-3/4 teaspoons salt.)

1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (I used 1/2 t black pepper.)

1/8 teaspoon ground cumin, optional (I didn't use this,)

4-3/4 cups water

Directions

Place the onion, rinsed beans, jalapeno, garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin into a slow cooker. Pour in the water and stir to combine. Cook on High for 8 hours, adding more water as needed. Note: if more than 1 cup of water has evaporated during cooking, then the temperature is too high.
Once the beans have cooked, strain them, and reserve the liquid. Mash the beans with a potato masher, adding the reserved water as needed to attain desired consistency. (I drained off most of the liquid and used my immersion blender to puree the beans. They were so fragrant while cooking I couldn't wait to get to them. I melted some pepper jack cheese over them and served with a salad. Yum!)


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Count me in. Will post in a day or two a Divine Greek Style Quiche DH and I made over the weekend that's to die for. Not too heavy one the calories and I labeled it Divine, while DH labeled it Heavenly.

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Green Bean Salad

2 cans French style green beans, drained
1/2 small sweet onion, finely chopped

3 T apple cider vinegar
2 T sugar
1/4 C water
! T oil

Mix well and pour over green beans and onion, can add other spices if so desired

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Love the idea! Will have to look up some of my favorites. One that is super easy to remember is

Banana "Ice Cream"
freeze sliced ripe banana without peel.
Put frozen banana pieces in the blender and mix til smooth. It is done!!! Tastes just like ice cream!!

Can add chopped nuts and/or chocolate syrup and a cherry and you have a Sundae!!

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cucumber salad

slice 2-3 cucumbers (score sides with fork before peeling - it takes out the burps !)
slice 1 small sweet onion
add spices as desired
add
EVEN amounts of SUGAR, WATER and VINEGAR (usually 1 cup ea.)

works best if made in AM or night before.


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One of our Members suggested this and really think it would be fun. We are from all different backgrounds and spared all over the world and the country. It would would be nice to see what types of recipes we all put in.

So here is the deal -

It does matter what the recipe is, meaning dessert, veggies, entree, snacks, etc.

Just be sure you give all the direction and ingredients

It just has to be Healthy.

It can even be for kids too!

Sound fun? I think so as it is a way for each of us to see what we eat all over the county and the twist we have put on it to make it Healthy. I know we have the SP Recipes but, this would be fun.

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