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Grandma’s Apple Crisp

A simple dessert that’s great served with ice cream. Ingredients: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus 2 Tbsp 1/2 cup old fashioned oats (not instant) 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 pinch salt 3 tablespoons light stick butter, diced 1 teaspoon water 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground […]

Low Fat Taco Soup

Ingredients 1 lb ground beef or ground turkey breast 1 (15 ounce) can stewed tomatoes (any flavor) 1 (15 ounce) can stewed tomatoes (Mexican flavor) 1 large onion (chopped) 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package hidden valley ranch dressing mix 1 (15 ounce) can hot chili beans 1 […]

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Ingredients: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tbsp canola oil 2 large eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 cups grated carrots, peeled 20 oz. can crushed pineapple in juice, drained 1/4 […]

Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken

Ingredients 1 pound chicken breasts (boneless, skinless), cut into bite-size pieces 1 (18.75 oz) bottle Panda Express Kung Pao sauce, see shopping tip 2 cups zucchini, diced (slice down middle and cut each slice into 4) 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 cup celery sliced into thin pieces 1 (20 […]

Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich

INGREDIENTS: Non Stick cooking spray 2  slices  multi-grain bread 2 (2%) cheese singles 1 large tomato slice 1 tbsp sliced fresh basil 1 tsp light balsamic Vinaigrette salad dressing

Crockpot Pizza Sloppy Joes

INGREDIENTS: Nonstick cooking spray 3 lbs uncooked ground turkey breast 2 (14 oz) jars pizza sauce 2 cups frozen stir-fry vegetables (with bell peppers & onions), thawed and drained 1/2 of a (6 oz) can no-salt-added tomato paste 16 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted 8 (1 oz) slices part-skim Mozzarella cheese, halved

Skinny Garlic Chicken


 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh garlic cloves, chopped, see shopping tip ¼ cup brown sugar ½ tablespoon water 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 pound total, each breast 4 ounces), see prep tip Salt and pepper, to taste

Chicken and Sugar Snap Peas

INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Olive Oil salad dressing 8 small bone-in skinless chicken thighs (1-1/2 lbs total) 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper 1/2 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth (1/2 lb) sugar snap peas, trimmed 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, torn Hot cooked […]

Crock-Pot Barbecue Chicken Breasts

Ingredients 6 chicken breasts (1½ pounds total) boneless, skinless 3 cups onions, chopped 1 (18 oz) bottle of barbecue sauce, I like Sweet Baby Ray’s original, Bull’s-eye original or use your favorite 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Slow Cooker Beef Ragout

Ingredients: 1 lb beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes 1 (16 oz) can kidney beans, drained, rinsed 1 (15 oz) can onion-garlic tomato sauce 1 (14-1/2 oz) can no-salt stewed tomatoes, undrained 1 (28 oz) pkg frozen Potatoes O’Brien (about 4 cups) 2 tsp Italian seasoning, crushed Fresh oregano leaves (optional)