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[14 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

So much better than store bought! There is no oil… this is a healthier choice than the brands in the grocery stores.
Ingredients:
2 cans garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained.
1/4 c Kalmata olives, chopped
2 to 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
vegetable broth
1 Tbs tahini, optional
1 to 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice, optional
Place beans, olives and garlic in a food processor and process for about 2 minutes, scraping sides as necessary. Add tahini if you want, and enough vegetable broth to make hummus smooth. Salt and pepper to taste. Process until smooth.
Serve with baked …

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[28 Sep 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

Low Fat Shrimp Scampi
with Spinach and Tomatoes
This is a great lower fat recipe for shrimp scampi, and I love the fact the the vegetables are already mixed in. It is easy to prepare and my family loved it! It is still a little high in fat, and you could omit the butter (I didn’t miss it), but it’s a nice treat and is very tasty! Remember to weigh and measure everything to be certain you are not over eating!
Ingredients:
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 green onion, finely …

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[31 Aug 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Chocolate Shakeology Brownies

Chocolate Shakeology Brownies
Tastes great, eliminates cravings and tastes good! Imagine that?
These tasty treats are a no-bake option and are a cross between a brownie and a chocolate bon bon… awesome!
1 cup Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup instant Quaker oatmeal (I used regular, which also works)
1/2 cup honey
1 cup Peanut butter or Almond butter (creamy)
~ 1/4 cup crushed almonds
Mix together the first 4 ingredients into a soft dough. Roll into 30 balls and roll in crushed almonds (or other nut). Place in an airtight container and refrigerate. Enjoy!
Each ball has 80 calories
 
Just another way to …

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[12 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]

I just threw this together for lunch and was amazed at how yummy it tasted! Just thought I would share:
Healthy omelet
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 green onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
2 pieces of cooked Turkey bacon
1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
4 or 5 chopped grape tomatoes
4 egg whites
1 Tbsp shredded fresh asiago cheese
Heat olive oil in a pan. Add onion, mushrooms and bacon… cook til tender. Add tomatoes and spinach… saute til spinach is wilted. Push mixture to the side of pan, add eggs and cook til almost set. Stir all together …

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[4 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

In the summer I like to eat things that are light and cold. Here is a recipe that I put together the other day for lunch… thought I would share!
Healthy Chicken Salad
4 – 6 oz cooked chicken breast, chopped
1/4 c chopped celery
1 Tbsp chopped green onion
1 Tbsp chopped pecans
1 Tbsp light mayonaise
1/4 c chopped red seedless grapes
Mix all together and serve on 100% whole wheat bread or green salad.
Makes 1 serving for roughly 300 calories.
1 – 2 proteins
1 carb
1 fat