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Salsa Chicken Fiesta (lighter Recipe)

Salsa Chicken Fiesta (lighter Recipe)

Make the Most of This Recipe Time Saver: Use 6 cups precooked chicken, and heat with the salsa. Did You Know: Three chicken breasts weigh about one pound. Serve With: Serve with bowls of shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and fat-free sour cream. Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 45); Total Fat 5g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 45mg; Sodium 820mg; Total Carbohydrate 15g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 3g); Protein 22g Percent Daily Value: Vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 25%; Iron 6% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 7/15/2010
Chicken Breasts with Orange Glaze For Two

Chicken Breasts with Orange Glaze For Two

Make the Most of This Recipe Serve With This dish is especially delicious when served over rice. Substitution For variety, try substituting apricot, peach or pineapple preserves for the orange marmalade. Did You Know... You can purchase individually frozen chicken breasts in a bag in the frozen foods section. It's easy to take out just the number you need! Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 240 (Calories from Fat 65 ); Total Fat 7 g (Saturated Fat 2 g); Cholesterol 75 mg; Sodium 560 mg; Total Carbohydrate 17 g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 27 g Percent Daily Value: Vitamin A 4 %; Vitamin C 10 %; Calcium 2 %; Iron 6 % Exchanges: 1 Fruit; 4 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 7/15/2010
Slow Cooker Herbed Turkey and Wild Rice Casserole (cooking For 2)

Slow Cooker Herbed Turkey and Wild Rice Casserole (cooking For 2)

Make the Most of This Recipe Substitution You can use dried oregano leaves for the marjoram. Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 470 (Calories from Fat 160); Total Fat 18g (Saturated Fat 9g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 100mg; Sodium 1630mg; Total Carbohydrate 42g (Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 6g); Protein 35g Percent Daily Value: Vitamin A 90%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 10%; Iron 15% Exchanges: 2 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 4 Lean Meat; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 3 [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 7/15/2010
Salmon Patties (cooking For 2)

Salmon Patties (cooking For 2)

Make the Most of This Recipe Success The cook time for these patties may vary slightly depending on the heat source on your range. Keep an eye on them during cooking to make sure they cook evenly on the bottom. Serve With Serve with clusters of grapes. Do-Ahead Cook the salmon patties up to 24 hours before serving; cover and refrigerate. To serve, heat on a cookie sheet at 400?F for 10 minutes. Substitution Do you prefer Tuna Patties? Use two 6-ounce cans of tuna, drained, instead of the salmon. Nutrition Information: 1 Patty: Calories 430 (Calories from Fat 160); Total Fat 18g (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g, Trans Fat 2 1/2g); Cholesterol 180mg; Sodium 770mg; Total Carbohydrate 38g (Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 7g); Protein 30g Percent Daily Value: Vitamin A 45%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 40%; Iron 20% Exchanges: 2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 2 1/2 [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 7/15/2010
Broiled Salmon with Orange-mustard Glaze

Broiled Salmon with Orange-mustard Glaze

Make the Most of this Recipe Did You Know? Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, a fat that has heart-protective benefits. Though it's important to keep the overall fat in your diet low, omega-3 is one you want to eat more of, as it contributes to good heart health. Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 60); Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 75mg; Sodium 220mg; Total Carbohydrate 7g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 5g); Protein 25g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 2%; Iron 6% Exchanges: 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 7/12/2010
Lip-smackin' Bar-b-q Chicken Bake (cooking For 2)

Lip-smackin' Bar-b-q Chicken Bake (cooking For 2)

Make the Most of This Recipe Serve With A leafy green salad tossed with a fat-free vinaigrette makes a veggie-rich side. Substitution You can use canned chicken breast for the 1/2 cup cooked chicken. Special Touch Jazz up the flavor with spicy barbecue sauce or your favorite hot barbecue sauce. Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 240 (Calories from Fat 60); Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 80mg; Sodium 760mg; Total Carbohydrate 23g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 12g); Protein 22g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 30%; Iron 10% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 7/12/2010
Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken Breasts

Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken Breasts

Make the Most of This Recipe Substitution Use 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves in place of the fresh thyme. Serve With Serve with a mixed greens and sliced strawberry salad, crusty herb bread and tall glasses of iced tea. Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 145 (Calories from Fat 35); Total Fat 4g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat ncg); Cholesterol 75mg; Sodium 430mg; Total Carbohydrate 0g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars ncg); Protein 27g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 4% Exchanges: 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat Carbohydrate Choices: 0 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 7/12/2010
Tropical Citrus Bars

Tropical Citrus Bars

Make the Most of This Recipe Did You Know? You'll need one lemon and one lime to get enough peel and juice. Did You Know? Leftover citrus peel or juice? Store tighlty wrapped in the freezer for another recipe. Nutrition Information: 1 Bar: Calories 140 (Calories from Fat 60); Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 35mg; Sodium 60mg; Total Carbohydrate 20g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 13g); Protein 2g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 2% Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 7/12/2010
Strawberry Lime Slush

Strawberry Lime Slush

Make the Most of This Recipe Success Choose brightly colored, plump berries that are uniform in size and still have the green caps attached. Remove caps before blending! Did You Know Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, and provide some potassium and iron. Purchasing Stock up on ice from the supermarket if you don't have a great way to make ice at home. Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 130 (Calories from Fat 10); Total Fat 1g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat ncg); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 5mg; Total Carbohydrate 36g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars ncg); Protein 2g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 100%; Calcium 4%; Iron 6% Exchanges: 2 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable Carbohydrate Choices: nc *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 7/12/2010
Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Make the Most of This Recipe Substitution A 16-ounce jar of purchased Alfredo pasta sauce can be used for the cheese sauce. Time Saver Using frozen (thawed) cooked chicken or two 5-ounce cans of chunk chicken, drained, will give you a head start on this casserole. Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 420 (Calories from Fat 250); Total Fat 28g (Saturated Fat 12g, Trans Fat 1g); Cholesterol 130mg; Sodium 1060mg; Total Carbohydrate 24g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 4g); Protein 19g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 45%; Vitamin C 20%; Calcium 20%; Iron 10% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 2 Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 7/12/2010
Impossibly Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Impossibly Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Make the Most of This Recipe Special Touch Add more flavor by stirring 1/2 teaspoon of your favorite dried herb into the veggie mixture. Oregano, basil, thyme and dill weed are all great choices. Substitution Have leftovers from another meal? You can substitute leftover turkey for the chicken and the same amount of cooked vegetables for the thawed frozen vegetables, if you like. Variation Change the flavor by using another variety of condensed creamy soup. Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 230 (Calories from Fat 80); Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g); Cholesterol 60mg; Sodium 670mg; Total Carbohydrate 25g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 3g); Protein 12g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 50%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 6%; Iron 8% Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Lean Meat; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 7/12/2010
Cheesy Egg and Rice Bake

Cheesy Egg and Rice Bake

Make the Most of This Recipe Do-Ahead Tip Tightly cover the unbaked casserole and refrigerate no longer than 24 hours. About 1 1/4 hours before serving, heat your oven to 325?F. Uncover and bake 50 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese; bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until the center is hot. Substitution If you don't have a quiche dish, you can use a 9-inch pie plate. Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 240 (Calories from Fat 90 ); Total Fat 10 g (Saturated Fat 6 g); Cholesterol 95 mg; Sodium 500 mg; Total Carbohydrate 25 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g); Protein 15 g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 18 %; Vitamin C 10 %; Calcium 16 %; Iron 8 % Exchanges: 1 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 1 High-Fat Meat *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 7/12/2010
Impossibly Easy Vegetable Pie

Impossibly Easy Vegetable Pie

Make the Most of This Recipe Substitution Grab a 10-ounce package of chopped broccoli or cauliflower from the freezer. Use it instead of the fresh broccoli or cauliflower; it doesn't need to be boiled. Just thaw, drain and add it to the pie. Variation For an Impossibly Easy Spinach Pie, use 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain, for the broccoli; do not cook. Omit bell pepper. Substitute Swiss cheese for the Cheddar cheese. Add 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg with the pepper. Bake about 30 minutes. Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 170 (Calories from Fat 90 ); Total Fat 10 g (Saturated Fat 5 g); Cholesterol 95 mg; Sodium 500 mg; Total Carbohydrate 11 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g); Protein 10 g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 18 %; Vitamin C 14 %; Calcium 18 %; Iron 4 % Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Medium-Fat Meat; 1 Fat *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 7/12/2010
Mandarin Salad

Mandarin Salad

Make the Most of This Recipe Substitution Six cups of any combination of salad greens can be used instead of the head lettuce and romaine. Success Be sure to tear the greens by hand instead of chopping with a knife. A chemical reaction between the greens and the metal knife will cause the edges of the greens to brown. Variation For Crunchy Chicken Mandarin Salad, make salad as directed. Divide among 6 individual serving plates. Top each serving with a grilled boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced (warm or cold). Sprinkle each salad with 2 tablespoons wide or regular chow mein noodles. Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 170 (Calories from Fat 100); Total Fat 12g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 220mg; Total Carbohydrate 15g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 12g); Protein 2g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 25%; Vitamin C 45%; Calcium 4%; Iron 6% Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Vegetable; 2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 *Percen — amykitten 7/12/2010
Herbed Fish

Herbed Fish

Make the Most of This Recipe Success Fish fillets may vary in thickness quite a bit. If possible, select fillets that are about 1/2 inch thick. If you have thicker fillets, you may need to add a few more minutes to the cook time. Success Choose a mild-flavored fish for this recipe, such as cod, walleye, snapper or perch. Special Touch Serve with regular tartar sauce or whip up a kicked-up tartar sauce to serve with this fish. Mix 1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing and 2 tablespoons basil pesto. Garnish with lemon wedges and fresh basil. Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 250 (Calories from Fat 90); Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 60mg; Sodium 530mg; Total Carbohydrate 15g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 1g); Protein 25g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 8%; Iron 8% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2, — amykitten 7/12/2010
Crab Cakes with Cilantro Salsa

Crab Cakes with Cilantro Salsa

Make the Most of This Recipe Time Saver Save time by making the salsa up to 24 hours before serving. Substitution Use lemon juice for the lime juice for a slightly different flavor. Do-Ahead Tip Mix and shape the crab cakes up to 24 hours before cooking; store tightly covered in the refrigerator. Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 50); Total Fat 5g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 40mg; Sodium 330mg; Total Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 2g); Protein 10g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 8%; Calcium 6%; Iron 8% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 7/12/2010
Red Snapper Teriyaki

Red Snapper Teriyaki

Make the Most of This Recipe Serve With Quick-cooking capellini, also known as angel hair pasta, would be a great base for this teriyaki treat. Substitution If asparagus is unavailable or not to your liking, switch to fresh or frozen (thawed) snap pea pods. Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 185 (Calories from Fat 35 ); Total Fat 4 g (Saturated Fat 1 g); Cholesterol 60 mg; Sodium 1480 mg; Total Carbohydrate 12 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g); Protein 27 g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 52 %; Vitamin C 66 %; Calcium 4 %; Iron 8 % Exchanges: 2 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 7/12/2010
Seafood ? La King

Seafood ? La King

Make the Most of This Recipe Substitution You can use a 6-ounce can of boneless skinless salmon or tuna, drained, for the shrimp. Do-Ahead You can make both the biscuits and the seafood sauce ahead. Refrigerate seafood sauce until serving time, then reheat. Store baked biscuits at room temperature, then warm in the oven or microwave. Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 290 (Calories from Fat 60); Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 50mg; Sodium 780mg; Total Carbohydrate 45g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 7g); Protein 13g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 30%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 25%; Iron 20% Exchanges: 2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 3 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 7/12/2010
Easy Garden Bake (cooking For 2)

Easy Garden Bake (cooking For 2)

Make the Most of This Recipe Purchasing A large plum tomato is just right for this recipe. Serve With Fresh fruit makes a great accompaniment to this egg bake. Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 25); Total Fat 3g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 610mg; Total Carbohydrate 21g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 8g); Protein 10g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 8%; Calcium 25%; Iron 8% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 7/12/2010
Corn, Cheddar and Tomato Quiche

Corn, Cheddar and Tomato Quiche

Make the Most of This Recipe Serve-With Partner quiche with a mixed-greens salad dressed with your favorite vinaigrette. Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 120 (Calories from Fat 50); Total Fat 5g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 145mg; Sodium 310mg; Total Carbohydrate 8g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 3g); Protein 10g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 15%; Iron 4% Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Medium-Fat Meat Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. [I posted this recipe.] — amykitten 6/27/2010

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