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Bumping up for fall! I've been working on recipes all day and hit this post, yay!

 

We've just grilled during the summer and haven't had many new meals and it's time for that to change. :bcb_up

 

Can we all find 5 more favorites? That's a challenge~ :bcb_bigsm


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Bumping up. This needs to be on page one!

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Man, I just made this last night and my boyfriend, who's pretty picky, even went back for seconds! It was the first time I've ever used real garlic in a recipe...and I'm glad I looked up what a "clove" was, because I was going to use the whole bulb I bought at the store!

 

 

Mexican Chicken and Barley Chili

 

1 cup chopped onion

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

3 cups water

1/2 cup medium Barley

1 (16 ounce) can tomatoes

1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth

1 (11 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

3 cups chicken, chopped, cooked

1 or 2 cans beans, optional

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Core Cheesecake

 

32 oz ff plain yogurt

2 boxes (4 serving size) instant pudding mix - I use 1 cheesecake flavor and 1 lemon flavor

 

Mix well - chill. This is thick and yummy. Sometimes I use 2 cheesecake flavor, sometimes 1 cheesecake and 1 white chocolate (all sugarfree instant of course!)

 

Loaded Taco Potato

Not really a recipe, but yummy - I make taco meat (using extra lean ground beef) and top a baked potato with it, adding ff shredded cheese, ff sour cream and salsa - yummy, easy and very filling. I also do a sloppy joe loaded potato sometimes using a core sloppy joe recipe, topping with ff shredded cheddar

 

Crab Salad stuffed tomato

1 pkg imitation crabmeat - shredded

fat free mayo - to taste

1 small can sliced black olive

handful of ff shredded cheddar

salt/pepper/old bay seasoning to taste

Mix and put on top of tomato that has been cored and sliced to fan out so the crabsalad sits inside the slices. I also do this with chicken and tuna salad


Kelli from MN

 

"change happens one day at a time"

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Diet Coke Sloppy Joes

 

1 Medium onion, chopped

2 T olive oil (if using veggie crumbles)

1 lb. extra-lean ground beef or equivalent veggie crumbles (that's what I use)

2/3 C ketchup

1 C Diet Coke

2 tsp. prepared mustard

3-4 Tbl. worcestershire sauce (or more, if you prefer)

1 Tbl. cider vinegar

 

Saute' onion in olive oil until onion is softened. Add veggie crumbles, and all remaining ingredients, and mix well. (Optional: If you use ground beef, brown the ground beef and the onions together, drain, and then add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.) Simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes, or until thickened, stirring occasionally. I serve this on Whitewheat (1 point) buns, and my DH loves it as much as I do. Yum!


Tammy

 

SW: 198.6

CW: 175.2

GW: 130

 

This is my journey, and I won't let a little pebble in my pathway become a boulder. I'll just kick it out of the way and keep moving forward! :bcb_march

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Monkey Shake

 

2 cups fat free milk

1 banana cut into chunks

1 pkg sf/ff instant chocolate pudding mix

2 cups crushed ice

 

Mix in blender - enjoy!

Cherry Garcia Smoothie

 

1/2 cup crushed ice

1/2 cup frozen cherries

1 cup skim milk

2 tbsp sf/ff instant white chocolate pudding mix

1 tsp almond extract

splenda to taste (1-2 pkts usually)

 

Mix in blender - enjoy

 

Bean Cake

 

1 15 oz can black beans (rinse and drain)

1 cup egg beaters or equivalent eggs (4)

1 cup splenda granular

3 tbsp cocoa powder (not core, but minimal pts spread out through recipe)

1 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp canola oil

1 tsp vanilla

Mix all in blender or food processor (mix the heck out of it). Pour into 8x8 sprayed pan. Bake at 350 35-40 minutes


Kelli from MN

 

"change happens one day at a time"

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Core Strawberry Pie

 

24 oz fresh strawberries - sliced

1 sugar free cook and serve vanilla pudding mix

1 sugar free strawberry jello mix

2 cups water

Put strawberries into pie pan. In saucepan combine pudding, jello and water. Stir well to mix and bring to a boil stirring till jello is dissolved. Cool for a bit, then pour over strawberries. Refrigerate 4-6 hours till set. Top with ff cool whip if desired (count WPA's)


Kelli from MN

 

"change happens one day at a time"

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Hey Moderators, can we make this a sticky? I keep losing it, and I'm sure new buddies want to zero in on this thread!:salut


---Katie, CEO of Me, Inc & living my new-normal

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Thanks, Mods!!:bcb_up


---Katie, CEO of Me, Inc & living my new-normal

highest:375(fall '98),5'4"//11-19-08 WW restart:277//current:247//2nd 10%:225//NEXT MINI GOAL:239//goal:150

*He leadeth me.

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5 minute microwave chocolate cake in a coffee mug!

 

4 tbsp old fashioned oatmeal (not cooked, dry)

3-4 pkts splenda

1 tbsp cocoa powder (not core, but minimal pts)

1 egg

3 tbsp skim milk

1 tsp oil

small splash vanilla extract

 

Add dry ingredients to mug, mix well. Add egg and mix, put in milk and oil and vanilla extract, mix again. Put mug into microwave and cook 3 minutes (time will vary depending on your microwave)


Kelli from MN

 

"change happens one day at a time"

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5 minute microwave chocolate cake in a coffee mug!

 

4 tbsp old fashioned oatmeal (not cooked, dry)

3-4 pkts splenda

1 tbsp cocoa powder (not core, but minimal pts)

1 egg

3 tbsp skim milk

1 tsp oil

small splash vanilla extract

 

Add dry ingredients to mug, mix well. Add egg and mix, put in milk and oil and vanilla extract, mix again. Put mug into microwave and cook 3 minutes (time will vary depending on your microwave)

 

Oh boy..this looks good, all these years on CORE and I've never seen this!


**Sharyn**

"If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane!" ~ Jimmy Buffet

 

SW: 169

CW: 161

GW: 140

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It is pretty good - a nice sub for cake to be sure! I like it with a dollop of ff cool whip (not core, but I keep it at 2 tbsp so zero points) What I like is it's built in portion control, only 1 serving, but of course this should be an occasional treat, not an everyday thing :bcb_smile

 

Oh boy..this looks good, all these years on CORE and I've never seen this!

Kelli from MN

 

"change happens one day at a time"

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What I like is it's built in portion control, only 1 serving, but of course this should be an occasional treat, not an everyday thing :bcb_smile

 

LOL anything that I have to mix up each time I want it (unlike baked oatmeal or pumpkin cookies) IS only going to be an occassional treat as I'm too tired when I get home from work to do it more often than once in awhile. Thanks, though, for the warning!


**Sharyn**

"If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane!" ~ Jimmy Buffet

 

SW: 169

CW: 161

GW: 140

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another recent treat I've tried is to take a small pkg of the sf/ff instant chocolate pudding mix.....mix it with 1 cup of skim milk....it will be thick...line a cookie sheet with wax paper and dollop blobs onto the wax paper (I just use a spoon) Put into freezer. As soon as they are completely frozen move them off of the cookie sheet and into a ziplock. These are delicious, melt in your mouth, you can do any flavor, but my favorite is chocolate or chocolate fudge...I tried the white chocolate and they were just ok, but I'm a chocolate fiend!! Great ice cream substitute.

 

I also tried making the pudding as per directions with 2 cups of skim milk and putting the pudding into popcicle molds for homemade fudgepops. YUM!


Kelli from MN

 

"change happens one day at a time"

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Frozen Coffee

 

Freeze leftover coffee in ice cube tray.

Put 6 coffee cubes in blender.

Add 1 cup skim milk.

Add 1 pkt.FF,SF hot chocolate and/or 2 tbs toranis SF vanilla syrup and splenda depending how sweet you like it.

Blend on highest speed until all the coffee cubes are crushed.

Pour into a large glass and enjoy.

 

I like my coffee unsweetened so I just use the milk and coffee cubes but it is also delicious with the additions.


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I really like trying new recipes and have tried some here so I thought I would share my favorite - I enjoyed it on flex and now enjoy it on core as well. It makes a ton and dh and ds love it too!

 

This is the website it is from - it has a lot of great recipes.

Debi and Terri's Recipes

Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli

1 ½ tsp. olive oil

44 oz. fat-free chicken or beef broth

1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey

1 ½ tsp. fresh oregano

6 oz. chopped onion

1 ¼ tsp. pepper

7 oz. sliced carrots

2 ½ tsp. fresh chopped parsley

7 oz. diced celery

¾ tsp. Tabasco sauce

24 oz. diced canned tomatoes

24 oz. spaghetti sauce

1 c. red kidney beans

4 oz. whole-wheat penne pasta

1 c. white kidney beans

1 ½ c. fresh green beans

 

Sauté onion in oil. Add beef or turkey. Cook until brown. Add carrots, celery, green beans and tomatoes. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse kidney beans. Add to pot. Add chicken or beef broth, oregano, pepper, pepper, Tabasco, spaghetti sauce and pasta. Add parsley. Simmer until carrots are tender, about 45 minutes. Stir occasionally. Makes 18 cups.

 

18 servings of 1-cup @ 2-Points per cup or Core + spaghetti sauce value

 

 

Karen

 


I wake up every day with the realization that this is it, that there's only one shot at this life and I can either enjoy the ride and live it to its fullest and to my highest potential or I can stay the way I am.

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3 bean salad

1 can of wax beans

1 can of cut green beans

1 can of dark red kidney beans

1/3 cup olive oil

1/3 cup splenda

1/3 cup red wine vinegar

1 small chopped onion

drain and rinse beans

mix the rest up in air tight container and make the day before you need it. WONDERFUL..and FREE on SF


Rhonda

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Baked spaghetti

 

Don't be intimidated by the length of this recipe. It's not difficult.

 

2 c canned diced tomatoes

2 c tomato sauce

1 c water

1/2 c diced onion

1/2 c diced green bell pepper

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1/4 c chopped fresh parsley leaves

1.5 tsp Italian seasoning

1.5 tsp House Seasoning, recipe follows

1.5 tsp seasoning salt

1.5 tsp Splenda (use sugar if you prefer; 24 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g fiber)

2 small bay leaves

1.5 lb lean ground beef

8 oz uncooked whole-wheat spaghetti

1 c grated or shredded soy or FF cheddar **

1 c grated or shredded soy or FF Monterey Jack **

 

**All cheddar will work fine, too.

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

 

In a stockpot, combine the tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, onions, peppers, garlic, parsley, seasoning mixtures, sugar, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil over high heat, and then reduce the heat and let simmer, covered, for 1 hour.

 

Crumble the ground beef in a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until fully cooked, with no pink color remaining. Drain the fat from the meat, and then add the ground beef to the stockpot. Simmer for 20 more minutes.

 

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Cover the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan with sauce. Add a layer of pasta and then a little less than 1/2 of each cheese; repeat the layers, ending with the sauce. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Top the casserole with the remaining cheese, return it to the oven, and continue to cook until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 more minutes. Cut into squares before serving.

 

House Seasoning:

1 cup salt

1/4 c black pepper

1/4 c garlic powder

 

Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

 

--Adapted from Paula Deen


Kelli from MN

 

"change happens one day at a time"

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KellBell,

 

Wow, you have put some yummy recipes here: Strawberry pie, chocolate cake in a mug, baked spaghetti, and etc. Can I come to your house for supper. LOL! Thanks for the post. Now, which one will I do first? :bcb_grin


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