Thursday, January 30, 2014

Big Game Snacks

With the Big Game coming up we do not have to deprive ourselves from yummy snacks. Here are 6 of my favorite Lean & Luscious game snacks that would be great for your football party!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Scrambled Eggs Florentine

Spinach makes a colorful and nutritious addition to this favorite American breakfast. You can also turn this into a great sandwich by placing the cooked eggs between 2 slices of whole wheat toast, with a little ketchup or tomato sauce.

Makes 4 servings

2 cups liquid egg substitute
1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well
2 tablespoons minced onion flakes
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon imitation bacon bits
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1/16 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Monday, January 27, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

1 Meal, 14 Ingredients, Under 360 Calories

With just 14 ingredients and under 360 calories you can make this healthy meal for your family!

Ingredient List

1.    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2.    8-ounce can salt-free (or regular) tomato sauce
3.    Minced onion flakes
4.    Packet low-sodium instant beef-flavored broth mix
5.    Teaspoon garlic powder
6.    Margarine
7.    5-ounce package refrigerator biscuits
8.    Bottled fat-free Italian dressing
9.    Grated Parmesan cheese
10.  2 of cups mushrooms, thinly sliced
11.  Cups grape juice
12.  Sugar
13.  Unflavored gelatin
14.  Water

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Grilled Ham Steak

The smoky ham flavor is a perfect match for the sweet preserves in this easy meal. Use any flavor preserves you like, and whether made in the broiler or on the outside grill, it's sure to be a hit.

Makes 6 servings

½     cup canned crushed pineapple (packed in juice), drained
¼     cup fruit-only spread (choose any flavor; my favorites are peach, apricot, or raspberry)
1      tablespoon lemon juice
2      teaspoons dry mustard
1      teaspoon grated fresh orange peel
½     teaspoon cornstarch
1     1-pound slice boneless ham, cut 1½ inches thick, trimmed of all visible fat

Thursday, January 16, 2014

6 Recipes Under 150 Calories

I have compiled 6 of my favorite recipes that are under 150 Calories! They are so good that your whole family will enjoy them.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Vanilla Tapioca Pudding

The wonderful texture of the tapioca adds a special old-time note to this popular dessert. 

Makes 4 servings

2     cups skim milk
2     tablespoons sugar
3     tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
1     teaspoon vanilla extract

Monday, January 13, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

5 Tips for Salads and Dressings

The word “salad” doesn’t necessarily mean low in calories or fat. In fact, salads that are heavily-laden with creamy, oily dressings can contain more fat and calories than a piece of cake or pie. The following are 5 healthy tips for lowering the calories and fat in salads and salad dressings.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ham Barbecue on a Bun

This is a perfect Sunday football supper. Add a bowl of soup and a salad, and enjoy the game.

Makes 6 sandwiches
1     teaspoon canola oil
1     cup chopped onion
3     cloves garlic, finely chopped
1     8-ounce can salt-free (or regular) tomato sauce
¼    cup vinegar
1     tablespoon plus
1     teaspoon lemon juice
2     tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
2     tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
1     teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Bottled hot pepper sauce to taste
1     pound cooked boneless ham, sliced paper-thin, all visible fat removed
6     2-ounce hamburger buns

Thursday, January 2, 2014

4 Lean & Luscious Soups

There’s nothing like a bowl of hot soup to warm your bones and cheer your feelings. As a meal starter or as the entrée itself, these soups will prove to be delicious and satisfying – without a lot of calories, fat, or fuss.