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Showing posts with label Healthy Recipe. Show all posts

Healthy Recipes For Weight Loss


Silky Mango Smoothie


  • 1/4 cup mango cubes
  • 1/4 cup avocado
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Get More Delicious Detox Smoothies

I am so excited about this recipe.  I have a freezer full of blueberries and I am always looking for cool recipes.


I plan to use  plain greek yogurt and stir in a little Stevia before coating the berries.

Ranch Chicken


4  (4 oz.)skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup fat free sour cream
1 cup cornflakes, crushed
1 packet of dry Ranch Dressing mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-fat cooking spray.

In a large Ziploc bag, put the crushed cornflakes and Ranch Dressing mix.  Set aside.  Salt and pepper the chicken to taste.  Coat both sides of each chicken breast with sour cream. One by one, put coated chicken in the bag of seasoned cornflakes and gently shake until well coated.  Put chicken in the baking dish and lightly spray some cooking spray on top of the coated chicken.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Source: Nana's Recipe Box  

 Orange Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Servings: 4-6
Ingredients:

Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • optional sweetener like sugar, honey, agave, etc.
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger

Stir-fry:

  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 pound chicken tender cut into cubes
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cups chopped vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, celery, mushroom, snap peas, etc.

Directions:

  1. Blend all the ingredients for the sauce in a blender or food processor for 10 seconds.
  2. Taste the sauce and add your choice of sweetener to your liking.
  3. Blend again for a few more seconds.
  4. Heat the sauce in a large skillet on medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Carefully transfer the sauce to a heat proof bowl.
  5. Rinse the skillet clean.
  6. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  7. Add the corn starch and massage the chicken with your hands.
  8. If using fresh broccoli or green beans, boil the broccoli for 3-5 minutes until soft enough to pierce with a fork yet firm.
  9. Transfer the vegetables to a plate lined with a paper towel.
  10. Wipe down the skillet until dry.
  11. Heat approximately 1 tablespoon of oil in the skillet on medium-high heat.
  12. Cook the onion and chicken until the chicken is cooked through, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  13. Add the remaining vegetables and stir-fry them together for 2 minutes.
  14. Slowly add a few tablespoons of sauce while stirring the vegetables and chicken.
  15. Continue to add the sauce a few tablespoons at a time, allowing about 15 seconds between each addition to allow sauce to slightly cook down.
  16. Spoon the stir-fry over a bowl of hot rice. Serve immediately.

Cauliflower and Broccoli in Creamy gravy. Gobi Broccoli Makhani. 
Allergy Information: Free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy, gluten, grain. Can be made nut-free

Serves 2-4
Ingredients:
1/2 head of cauliflower
1.5-2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 Recipe Makhani Gravy(step by step recipe)
1/2 cup peas
salt to taste

Method:
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Add a teaspoon of salt. Chop the cauliflower and Broccoli into small/medium florets.
Add cauliflower to the pot and blanch for 3-4 minutes. Remove cauliflower and add broccoli and blanch for 5-6 minutes. 
Prepare the gravy till the step where the onion, tomatoes, coconut milk and cashew mixture is blended into a smooth puree. 
In a large pan, add the blended gravy, blanched cauliflower, broccoli and peas. 
Mix well and cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes.
Taste and adjust salt and spice. Top with cilantro and serve with hot Naan flat bread or Quinoa or rice. 
Source: 15 More Organic Recipes

Healthy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

This Healthy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe is full of healthy vegetables and is delicious.  


Here is how I make mine:
  • 2 chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 cups frozen veggies (large cuts)
  • 1 large onion (slice and cut slices cut in half)
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 small bag baby spinach leaves (or frozen)
  • *dry Italian dressing as a seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
Saute onions and set aside in a dish
Cook Spinach until wilted, add to dish with onions
Cook vegetables but don't over cook (you may need a little more oil)
add to dish with onions and spinach.
Add Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to chicken and cook until done.

I cook my vegetables like this so I can control the texture of them.  I have never liked liked throwing everything together in a pan and cooking.  I like my veggies to have a little crunch to them.

 You can also replace chicken with shrimp to make a delicious Shrimp stir fry.
 * I use Italian dressing in packets as a seasoning for a lot of dishes.  I empty the packet in a labeled container so it is always handy.

Smoothie Recipes

                              Sparkling Strawberry Lime Smoothie
  • 1 cup       Frozen strawberries (unsweetened)
  • Splash     Of lime juice
  • 1/2 cup     Low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 tbs        Sweetener of choice
  • 8-10        Ice cubes (may use less/more for desired          consistency)
  • 1/2-3/4 c Lime flavored sparkling water (or diet 7 up)
 
 Optional    2 tbs Cool Whip to make creamier, Lime or strawberry to garnish, Pinch of guar or xanthan gum to thicken, 1-2 Scoops vanilla or plain protein powder
  • 1 Or vanilla yogurt, however,  try cottage cheese,it balances the sweet/salty flavors and it tastes great. It is also high in protein.
  • 2 Or to taste - use less if using diet soda that is already sweetened

Place the strawberries, lime juice, cottage cheese (or yogurt), and sweetener in blender. Note: If using Cool Whip add it to the blender during this step!

  •  Add the ice, followed by the sparkling water (or diet soda). Blend until smooth.
  •  Pour into a large glass, garnish with whip cream or a wedge of lime.

  Nutrition Breakdown                                         

1 Serving
130 Calories Per Serving
1 g Fat
24 g Carbohydrate
5 g Fiber
13 g Sugar
15 g Protein
2 WWP+*
*Weight Watchers Points per serving

  Source: Dashing Dish

Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

 

 Ingredients

  • 10 ounces  skim milk or plain soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon  natural peanut butter
  • 1 medium banana

Directions

Make it:
1. In a blender, combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Use 6 ice cubes for a thicker consistency.
 Nutrition facts: 303 calories, 9g fat, 45g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 16g protein
source: Fitness Magazine
 

Homemade Banana Pudding Recipe


I've used this simple banana pudding recipe for years and no one can believe it is a sugar free dessert. I use store brand products and the taste is as good as the brand name products.
 I have never liked the old fashioned banana pudding that you cook. Here  is how I make this diabetic friendly dessert:

Ingredients for Easy Banana Pudding:
  • Box Vanilla Wafers (you won't need the whole box)
  • 2 Boxes Sugar Free Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 4 or 5 Ripe Bananas
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip (light)
  • 3 Cups 2% Milk
Instructions:

  1. Line the bottom of a dish with vanilla wafers
  2. Cut thin Slices of Banana on top of the crackers
  3. Mix 2 boxes of pudding mix with 3 cups of milk (Use a whisk to blend)
  4. Add Cool Whip and blend
  5. Pour half of the pudding on top of wafers and bananas
  6.  Repeat the layers
  7. Crush a vanilla wafer or 2 and decorate the top with crumbs  
 I always let the pudding stay in the fridge overnight.  I know it's hard on the family, but the flavor is so much better the next day.
  I get requests for this banana pudding all the time.  People that don't  do sugar free anything don't have a clue they are eating Sugar Free Banana Pudding.

Southwestern Chicken, Black Bean and Corn Salad Recipe

                   
                                 
                                          
 My Friend Jennifer made this Southwestern salad for her family last night and sent me a picture of it.  She did a great job on this dish.  I ran out today and got the ingredients for it.  Can't wait to try this.  It is a beautiful dish and healthy too.  I plan to serve this the next time we have company.


                             Chicken,Black Bean and Corn Salad Recipe                                   
  •  Cut Corn from 3 Cobs
  • 1 Can Black Beans drained & Rinsed
  • Half small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 T. Minced Garlic
  • Juice of 1 Lime
                Mix and Refrigerate                             
     
 Stir fry chicken breast in garlic, cumin, & chipotle chili peppers Line a salad dish with lettuce, add chicken and veggies. Top  black olives, tomatoes, tortilla strips. Serve with chipotle dressing, ranch, or your favorite dressing.

Healthy Mug Cake In Your Microwave

Here is a healthy alternative for cake.  To make this delicious cake mix 1 box of Angel Food Cake mix and 1 box of cake mix of your choice.  Store in a container.  When you have a snack attack follow these instructions

3 Tablespoons of cake mix 
2 Tablespoons Water
1 Minute in the Microwave

Talk about portion control...this cake has it all          


 

Healthy Muffins and Free Printable Recipe Card



My Friend Jenifer Yates made these lowfat muffins and sent our family some of them.  They were delicious so I got her recipe for them. I have stayed away from sugar for 5 months now and was concerned about the sugar in the recipe.  She used Splenda in the place of sugar. It was so good to hold a muffin in my hands again.

                         Muffin Recipe Card



How to Survive Overeating at Parties and Lowfat Spinach Dip Recipe



As of today I've lost 29 pounds, and lost one of them during the holidays.  Nothing feels better
than to be in  control of  your eating. The diet tip that helped me survive at Christmas
parties...take a dish you can eat on your diet.  I chose a vegetable tray with a low fat spinach
dip I made. Were the party goers lined up for my my beautiful veggie Tray? No, but I enjoyed being able to eat without guilt. I was proud of my colorful dish with cherry tomatoes, celery, carrots,

snow peas, and broccoli. Everyone loved my spinach dip, and were using it on their fat filled
crackers and chips.  Here is my recipe for Spinach dip...Oops forgot to tell them it was low fat.

    Simple Lowfat Spinach Dip

  •     1 cup low fat sour cream
  •     1/4 cup spinach (I used frozen that I thawed and    squeezed the water from it) Fresh is Best.
  •     6 or 7 water chestnuts (chop)

 Mix sour cream and spinach together. Chop the water chestnuts into small pieces and add to mix.


Did I eat any of their  party dishes? Sure, but I was selective and ate a small amount.   When I

eat a significant amount of fat, I have what I call a food hangover.  Nothing motivates like

hugging a trash can.  Now to get back on my fitness regimen.



  Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/67016367@N06/6936556413/

Fake Daiquari Recipe for Kids

Sweet Strawberry daiquiri just for kids.  Let them join the 4th of July holiday festivities with these fun summer drinks

Ingredients:

  • 6 ice cubes
  • 16 strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen concentrated limeade
  • 1/2 cup water
 
Crush the ice cubes in a blender and then add the strawberries, limeade and water.  Pulse, pour into a decorative glass,  Add a sliced strawberry on the rim, and a straw and let the fun begin. When my kids were young I would buy the bottled mixes to make summer drinks.  This is a money saving recipe and much healthier.


**photo by acidman

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