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June 13th, 2012, 11:13 AM
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Post your healthy recipes here!!

This is one of my favorites.
Pork Chop with Country Gravy


1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 3/4 inch thick)
1 tablespoon butter Cooking spray
1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk


Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour, salt, dried marjoram, dried thyme, and dried rubbed sage in a shallow dish. Dredge pork in flour mixture, turning to coat; shake off excess. Reserve remaining flour mixture.

Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Reduce heat, and cook for 10 minutes or until done, turning pork once. Remove pork from pan; keep warm.

Combine reserved flour mixture and milk in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until blended. Add milk mixture to pan; place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Serve with chops.

I got this one out of the cooking light magazine. It is so yummy!! I love the cooking light magazine.

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June 27th, 2012, 11:30 AM
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Red Beans and Rice

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 bay leaves
4 ounces turkey sausage links, cut into chunks
3 cups cooked red beans or canned red beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chicken broth
hot-pepper sauce
2 cups hot cooked instant brown rice


1. Set a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the oil. Heat for 30 seconds. Add the onion, pepper, celery, garlic, thyme, salt, and bay leaves. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes, or until starting to soften. Scrape the vegetables to one side of the pan. Add the sausage to the empty side. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, or until the sausage is lightly browned.

2. Add the beans and broth. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes, or until the flavors blend. Remove and discard the bay leaves. Add up to 1 teaspoon of hot-pepper sauce. Serve over the rice. Pass the hot-pepper sauce at the table.

If you like red beans and rice, you will love this healthy version. Enjoy!!

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July 3rd, 2012, 02:22 PM
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Brown Rice Salad

1 3/4 cups brown rice, cooked and cooled
1 medium cucumber, diced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 large carrot, shredded
3 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup chopped almonds
4 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges

1. In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. In another bowl, whisk mayonnaise, oil, lemon juice, honey, garlic, salt and pepper; stir into rice mixture. Just before serving, stir in nuts. Garnish with tomatoes.
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July 17th, 2012, 06:53 AM
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Feta Stuffed Chicken Burgers

1 pound(s) uncooked extra lean ground chicken breast
1 Tbsp fresh oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
7 Tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
4 item(s) reduced-calorie hamburger roll(s)
1 cup(s) lettuce, romaine, cut into thick strips
2/3 cup(s) roasted red peppers (packed in water), sliced
5 small olive(s), black, sliced

Preheat grill or broiler.

In a medium bowl, combine chicken, oregano, garlic powder and feta; divide mixture into four balls and then press them gently into patties.

Grill or broil patties until internal temperature of burgers reaches 165F, about 7 to 8 minutes per side.

Serve each burger on a bun with 1/4 of lettuce, 1/4 of peppers and 1/4 of olives. Yields 1 burger per serving.

If your doing weight watchers, this is 7 points.
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July 17th, 2012, 03:54 PM
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Baked shrimp with tomatoes and feta


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
2 (14.5-ounce) cans of no-salt-added diced tomatoes, with their juices
1/4 cup finely minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon finely minced fresh dill
1 1/4 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 3 ounces)


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Heat the oil in an oven proof skillet over a medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer for about 5 minutes, until the tomato juices thicken.

Remove from the heat. Stir in the parsley, dill, and shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the feta over the top. Bake until the shrimp are cooked through and cheese melts, about 12 minutes. Serves 4.

You can serve along or on top of some brown rice. If you do weight watchers the shrimp dish is 7 points per serving and the rice will vary depending on how much you eat.
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August 16th, 2012, 08:50 AM
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Apricot Mustard Glazed Pork Tenderloin

3 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced
1 Tbsp rosemary, fresh, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried
3/4 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 1/4 pound(s) uncooked pork loin
2 Tbsp apricot jam
2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard

1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Lightly spray a roasting pan with nonstick spray.
2. Stir together the garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the mixture over the pork. Place the pork in the prepared pan and roast 30 minutes.
3. Stir together the jam and mustard in a small bowl and brush all over the pork. Continue to roast the pork until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 160F for medium, about 10 minutes longer. Transfer to a cutting board and let stand 10 minutes. Cut the roast into 12 slices. Yields 3 slices pork per serving. This has 4 servings and each serving is 6 points for WW.

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May 23rd, 2013, 08:19 AM
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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta on the Lighter Side | Skinnytaste

Here is the link. this is a great healthy recipe.

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