Ten Minute Corn Chowder

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon oil 1/2 onion (chopped) 1 teaspoon garlic (minced) 4 tablespoons flour (all purpose) 3 cups non-fat milk 2 teaspoons mustard 1/4 teaspoon thyme (dried) black pepper (to taste) 2 cups corn kernels (frozen) 4 tablespoons cheddar cheese, shredded reduced fat Directions: Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil […]

Delicious Stuffed Potatoes

Ingredients: 4 potatoes (medium, baking) 3/4 cup cottage cheese (low-fat 1%) 1/4 cup milk (low-fat 1%) 2 tablespoons margarine (soft tub) 1 teaspoon dill weed 3/4 teaspoon herb seasoning 4 drops hot pepper sauce 2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese (grated) Directions: Prick potatoes with fork. Bake at 425°F for 60 minutes or until fork is easily […]

20-Minute Chicken Creole

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 chicken breasts (whole, skinless, boneless) 1 can diced tomatoes (14 1/2 oz., with juice) 1 cup chili sauce (low sodium) 1 green pepper (chopped, large) 2 celery stalks (chopped) 1 onion (chopped, small) 2 garlic cloves (minced) 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon parsley (dried) 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper […]

Broccoli Rice Casserole

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups rice 3 1/2 cups water 1 onion (medium, chopped) 1 can cream of mushroom, or chicken, or celery or cheese soup (10 3/4 ounce, condensed) 1 1/2 cups milk (1%) 20 ounces broccoli or cauliflower or mixed vegetables (frozen, chopped) 1/2 pound cheese (grated or sliced) 3 tablespoons magarine (or butter) […]

Breakfast Parfait

Ingredients: 2 cups pineapple, canned and chopped 1 cup berries, frozen (thawed) 1 cup yogurt, low-fat vanilla 1 banana (peeled and sliced) 1/3 cup raisins Directions: In glasses or bowls, layer pineapple, berries, yogurt, banana, and raisins. Nutrition Information for 1/4 of recipe: Total Calories 190, Total Fat 1 g.

Apple Celery Salad

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon orange juice 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise 2 cups apples (diced) 1 cup celery (diced) 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup peanuts (chopped) Directions: In a large bowl, mix orange juice with mayonnaise.  Add apples, celery, raisins, and peanuts to the dressing mixture and stir well.  Serve at room temperature or chilled. 1 serving (about ¾ […]

Roasted Root Vegetables

Ingredients: 4 medium root vegetables (choose a variety from potatoes, rutabagas, turnips, beets, sweet potatoes, etc.) 2 carrots (chopped) 1 onion (medium, chopped) 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut vegetables into large chunks. Place in a medium bowl and pour oil over top. Add seasonings or […]

Spanish Rice

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 cup green pepper (chopped) 1/2 cup onion (chopped) 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground red pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup rice (uncooked) 1 can canned chopped tomatoes (15.5 ounces, undrained) 2 cups water Directions: Brown green pepper and onion […]

Turkey Pinwheel Appetizers

Ingredients: 1 package cream cheese, low-fat (8 oz, garlic and herb) 6 flour tortillas (8 inch) 6 slices turkey 3 Roma tomatoes (small, chopped) 3 cups baby spinach leaves (fresh) Directions: Place tortillas on microwaveable plate or paper towel; microwave uncovered on HIGH 10 – 15 seconds to soften. Spread about 2 Tablespoons cream cheese […]

White Bean Bruschetta

Ingredients: 1 whole-wheat French baguette, cut into 12 thin slices along the bias 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 1 cup white onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 cup canned navy beans, rinsed and drained 2 tomatoes, cored and cubed 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Directions: Slice the […]

Celery with Apricot Blue Cheese Spread

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese 3 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese 1/2 cup fat-free yogurt (plain) 4 dried apricots 4 dried figs or dates 1/4 cup pecans 8 stalks celery Directions: Chop dried fruit and pecans. Mix blue cheese, cream cheese, and yogurt with a fork or hand mixer until smooth. Stir in chopped, dried fruit […]

Cocktail Meatballs

Ingredients: 40 frozen, pre-packaged Meatballs 1 1/2 cups grape jelly 12 oz bottle chil sauce Directions: Spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Place meatballs in slow cooker. Cover with chili sauce and grape jelly. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours or until meatballs are heated through. Served by themselves or […]

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients: 1 (8 oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup hot sauce 1/2 cup bleu cheese or ranch dressing 2 cups shredded cooked chicken 1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese or your favorite shredded cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients in a 1-quart baking dish. Bake 20 min. or until mixture is heated […]

Orange Glazed Skinless Chicken Wings

Ingredients: 10 chicken wings (skin removed) 3 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/2 cup orange marmalade Directions: Rinse chicken wings and dry on paper toweling. Tuck the wing tip under the larger joint to form a triangle. Heat butter in skillet (200°F on temperature controlled gas burner). Sprinkle wings with seasoned salt and place […]

Sweet and Juicy Raisin Tapenade

Ingredients: 1 cup California raisins 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives (drained) 2 teaspoons walnuts 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons olive oil 16 whole grain pita wedges or melba rounds Directions: Place tapenade ingredients in food processor. Run until raisins, olives, and walnuts are finely chopped. Can be made ahead and refrigerated. Serve with melba […]

Cheese Ball

Ingredients: 2 8-ounce tubs light or non-fat cream cheese 1 8.5-ounce can crushed pineapple (in natural juice), drained 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 2 tablespoons chopped onion 3/4 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt   Directions: Mix all ingredients except nuts. Divide into two balls. Chill 30 minutes for easier handling. Note: Spray hands with vegetable spray […]

Ham and Spinach Dip

Ingredients: 1½ cups ground 93% lean ham (about 1/2 pound) 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1 cup dry curd cottage cheese 1 tablespoon margarine 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 2 green onions, chopped (include tops) 1 teaspoon “light” or “reduced-sodium” seasoning blend 1 loaf round rye bread […]

Mexican Bean Dip

Ingredients: 2 cups canned or cooked dried beans (suggested: black beans or pinto) 2 Tbsp. milk 1 tsp. chili powder ¼ tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. onion, finely diced, or onion powder   Hot sauce (optional) to taste Directions: Mash the beans with a fork. Mix the milk, spices, and beans together in a medium sized bowl. Add hot sauce if you like. Serve with […]

Cranberry Fruit Salad

Ingredients: 1  can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained and juice saved 1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail or apple juice 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry-flavored gelatin 1 can (15-16 ounces) cranberry sauce, mashed 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) 1/2 cup chopped celery (optional) Directions: Combine pineapple juice, cranberry juice cocktail, and lemon juice in medium saucepan. Bring to boil, then remove from heat. Add gelatin […]

Hummus

Ingredients: 2 cups garbanzo beans ((chickpeas) cooked) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon sesame tahini ((sesame paste) or substitute peanut butter for a sweet taste) 2 tablespoons olive oil Directions: Mash the garbanzo beans until smooth (if you have a blender, put the beans and lemon juice into it and blend). […]

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