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Too good to be "legal"!! **RECIPES**

#1
Hi peeps - thought we could jot down anything we try in RTM that is particulary nice - collectively get the juices flowing and all!! I just htought for while we are on such limited choices - untill our horizons really broaden it'd be fun to see what we come up with.

Granted, as fast as the weeks are going, it won't be long till its ALL on the list - but these ideas can also help future RTM'ers. :)

I have had a couple things that have tasted so nice, are so simple, and on plan so thought I'd share.

Please add yours as they come along!

Maybe we could get this stickied? Purty Pleeease!? :D

xx
 
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#2
CARB FREE SANDWICH! Who needs bread!

I seperated a Little Gem, and spreak 1 tsp cottage cheese in each leaf, then sprinkled a little garlic salt/powder. Then on each leaf I placed a small bit of ham, or quorn sliced meat - then sprinkled generously with pepper and put another leaf on top.

Voila! A sandwich, without bread!!!

And ya know what???? I did not miss it at all!!!

Delicious!!!!!!!!!! And the possible combos is endless.

Definately worth a try!!! :)
 
#3
I put a small scoop of cottage cheese in a bowl and heaped fresh strawberrys over it.

I sweetened, SLIGHTLY, a FF Greek Yogurt with Splenda Powder, added about 1/2 (slighlty less really) tsp of Vanilla essence - mixed and poured over berries.

Then, crushed/chopped 1/2 a Peanut Bar and sprinkled over the top.

GORGEOUS!!! It is a really tasty, filling, comforty type light meal. Or snack - whatever - but the consistancy - the creamy yogurt, juicy berries and crunchy bar - perfection in a dish!!

OK - who's next!! :D
 
#5
All sounding delish! I haven't been that experimental yet. Tbh I'm REALLY enjoying a crunchy salad with fish/chicken so will keep it simple for now till I get bored and look for inspiration from my trusty forum family :) xx
 
#6
I tried something I read about while in foundation and was looking forward to trying....

Mashed Caulifour....the article said it was a good low GI substitue for "mashed potatos". Sounded interesting, so I tired it - and it was actually very very good! I plan to use it at Thanksgiving in California to have with my turkey.

Its very simplye - I just steamed a head of cauliflour - broken up - until it was fiarly, but not overly soft. Then I added a very small amount of skim milk, pepper, garlic salt and a pinch of nutmeg.....blitzed it with my blender to a nearly smooth consistancy. It was delicious, and similar tecture to mashed potatoes.

Not a lick of fat, and not a lick of carbs. Wonderful!
 
#9
That sounds lovely BL. I had forgotten all about peaches. My obsession with raspberries, blueberries and satsumas has made me forget about the other delicious fruits available.

I very much enjoyed my mashed cauliflower, there was something rather wintery warming about it which is what I've needed just lately. I am loving crunchy salad, but on a cold and wet day I need something a bit more warming and that was just the ticket! :) xxx
 
#10
This was sublime...

Chop and dry saute (I used fry lite) bell pepper, onion, carrots and garlic till soft and lightly browned - add a jar of Weight Watchers Roasted Garlic tomato/pasta sauce - add a bag of Quorn Swedish Meatballs and simmer as long as you like (Careful - it burns easily so may need to add a splash of water occassionally. Then serve with a dollop of lowfat Cottage Cheese with Chive and Onion -

SUBLIME!!!!!
 

Mini_Me

LighterLife Returner
#13
I marinated a chicken breast in 1tsp paprika (Smoked or Hungarian Paprika if you can find it); 1 tsp lemon juice; salt (optional); black pepper; finely chopped fresh parsley.

Grilled it.

Ate it.

Job Done.

(PS - it was nice).

:)
 
#14
on the subject of cauliflower, you can also make cauli-rice. There are loads of recipes on the web but basically, you take a head of cauliflower, process on 'pulse' until it looks like grains of rice, then just steam in the microwave for a few minutes or use in a stir fry. It's a fantastic substitute for rice and I've used it for curries, stirfry, chili con carne... the list is endless
 
#16
Not really a "recipe" as such, but I have found the perfect breakfast - I am getting addicted to this! And its simple and gorgeous:

Sliced strawberries, Blackberries (cut in half to release some juice), Blueberries, topped with a generoud dollop of FF Greek Yogurt (plain), Sprinkle a mix of chopped Almonds, Cashews, dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds.

Gorgeous - filling, and really keeps me going through the day.

I am reallllly appreciating the simplest foods now. No muss, no bother, no fancy sauces, etc. Just food in its purest form is sooooooo nice!
 
#17
ANother tasty sidedish or even main meal...

Sweet Potato Chips

Peel sweet potato(s)
Cut in half, and then slices, then cut in chip size peices.
Beat one egg white.
Add to egg white: Cumin, Chili, onion powder and garlice powder. Mix well.

Put potato strips in a zip-loc sealable bag and pour egg mixture in - squish it all around to coat evenly.

Heat oven to 220c and then cook for 15 minutes -(less if chips are thinner) remove and turn over and cook another 10-15 minutes.

Then enjoy! Nice with lime juice squeezed over them. I also dipped some in fromage frais mixed with a veggie cup-of-soup pack and some sweet chili.

Sorry there are no measurememnts - I don;t measure - just pour till it looks/smells right. :)
 
#18
LOW FAT MAPLE GRANOLA


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut (unprocessed)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple juice concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit

Nutritional Info


Fat: 8.4g
Carbohydrates: 59.9g
Calories:352.4
Protein: 11.9g​


1. Preheat oven to 300° F.



2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the dried fruit and toss well. Spread on large cookie sheet and bake 35-45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Stir in dried fruit.



Makes 6 servings (approx 5/8 cups each.)
 
#19
I intend to use this granola sprinkled over fruit and yogurt, as it seems high in carbs to have as a 'bowl' of granola? Is that a high amount, 59.9g for a meal, or would that be OK do you think? Or better as just a small sprinkle for some crunch?

ANyone? :)

I really need to make myself a lamiate I can refer to as my memory is so so bad.

THanks! :)
 


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