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  1. angelhugs

    NSV oh baby!

    WTG! congrats. that is a great NSV. Enjoy that new wardrobe, you've earned it!!!
  2. Just posted some point friendly snack mixes in the appetizers and beverage forum. You can fix them in minutes and store in cupboard for study time. There's also a recipe for " Puppy Chow" that is truly awesome. Good luck with your classes....
  3. Oops, Dawn good pick up on my not so nimble fingers. Yes. its' 1/4 cup raisins..... And I have made all these recipes with the changes I put in parenthesis. DH seems to enjoy them, although not as much as puppy chow!
  4. Not sure if any of these are what you are looking for, but I did a google search and found quite a few. Just type in Baked apple recipes and see what comes up. BAKED APPLE SLICES 2 lb. tart apples 1/3 c. raisins 1/3 c. brown sugar 1 c. warm water 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1/3 tsp. cinnamon Cut apples in quarters; peel, core, and slice them. Place apples in 2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with a few raisins in between. Dissolve brown sugar in small amount of warm water; add remaining water and spices. Pour liquid over apple slices. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. 8 servings. 1 serving equals 106 calories or 2 1/2 fruit exchanges. Baked Apple If you like apples, and who doesn't, you will love this baked apple recipe. It is so easy and effortless to prepare, giving you another delicious way to enjoy all the benefits of apples. This recipe is good enough to serve to company. Prep and Cook Time: 1 hour Ingredients: 4 crisp red apples 2 TBS fresh lemon juice 2 cups water Filling ½ cup honey or maple syrup ½ cup raisins ½ cup chopped walnuts 1 tsp cinnamon Directions: Preheat oven to 350 Core apples using a melon baller leaving the bottom of apple so they hold the stuffing. Combine lemon juice and water, and place apples in it as you complete coring them. Mix stuffing ingredients together and fill cavity of apples. Place apples in a baking dish with about 1 cup of the lemon water in the bottom of the dish. Bake uncovered for about 50-60 minutes depending on size of apples, until they are tender. Drizzle juice from bottom of pan over apples and serve hot. baked-apples-2 recipe BAKED APPLES 8 apples, cored 2 Tbls. cinnamon 1 can diet cream or root beer soda Arrange apples in baking dish, sprinkle with cinnamon. Pour soda over apples and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serve warm, cold or partially frozen (terrific!).
  5. Another Kraftfoods.com recipe that DH and I enjoyed.. Un-Fried French Fries Makes 6 servings 2 pts per serving 1 1/2 lb. Baking Potatoes ( about 2 Medium potatoes) 1/4 cup Italian Reduced Fat Dressing ( I used FF) 1/4 cup Reduced Fat Parmesan Style Grated Cheese Topping Cooking spray Preheat oven to 425.. Wash potatoes; Pat dry with paper towels. Cut into 1/4 inch thick strips; Transfer to Large bowl. Add dressing and grated topping; toss well. Arrange potatoes in single layer on 2 large baking sheedts sprayed with cooking spray. Spray potatoes with cooking spray. Bake 12 minutes. Turn potatoes over. Continue baking 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. diet exchange: 1 1/2 starch Nutrition per serving 130 cals 2g total fat 0.5g sat. fat 5 mg cholesterol 170mg sodium 26g carbohydrate 3g fiber 2g sugars 4 g protein...
  6. Here's a couple of snack mixes I found on Kraftfoods.com... Typed them exactly as shown on site and added comments if I used subs.... Italian Snack Mix Makes 9 1 cup servings... 3 pts per serving 2 cups Pizza Snack Crackers 4 cups 94 % FF popcorn 2 cups wheat squares cereal ( I used wheat chex ) 6 tin breadsticks broken into 1 1/2 inch pieces 2 Tablespoons Reduced Fat parmesan Style Grated Cheese 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder Butter-falvored cooking spray Spread crackers, popcorn, cereal and breadsticks in 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Mix topping and garlic powder, set aside Spray cracker mix evenly with cooking spay for 4-5 seconds while stirring. Sprinkle topping mixture over snack mixture, tossing to coat well. Store in airtight container. Diet Exchange: 1 1/2 starcg, 1/2 fat Nutrition per serving: 150 cals 4g total fat 1g sat. fat 5 mg cholesterol 250 mg sodium 24 g carbohydrate 2 g fiber 1 g sugar 4 g protein Trail Blazing Sanck Mix Makes 8 servings - 3/4 cup 3 pts. per serving 2 cups POST ALPHA-BITS Cereal 3 cups popped popcorn 1 cup small pretzel twists ( I use low sodium)/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup peanuts ( I use unsalted) Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Store in air tight container Dien exchange: 1 1/2 carbohydrate 1/2 fat Nutrition per serving: 130 cals 3.5 g total fat 0.5g sat. fat 0 mg cholesterol 210mg sodium 24g carbohydrates 2 g fiber 12 g sugars 3 g protein No Bake Classic Snack Mix makes 14 servings 1/2 cup each 2 pts. per serving 3 cups shredded Wheat cereal 2 cups popped popcorn 1 cup small pretzels 1/2 peanuts ( used unsalted) 3 talblespoons margarine, melted 1 tablespoon Worcestershie sauce 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt ( used salt sub) Toss cereal with popcorn, pretzels and peanuts in large microwavable bowl. Mix butter, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings until well blended. Drizzle evenly over cereal mixture; toss to coat. Microwave on high 2-3 minutes or until cereal is crisp, stirring after 2 minutes Store in air tight container Variation: Omit Worcestershire sauce and seasoned salt. Prepare as directed, adding 1/2 cup dried cranberries and 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon. ( haven't tried this ) Diet Exchange: 1 Fat, 1 Starch Nutrition per serving 110 cals 6g total fat 2g sat. fat 5 mg cholesterol 190 mg sodium 14g carbohydrate 2 g fiber 0 g sugar 3 g protein
  7. Hey Steph ! I was a Hospice Home Care Nurse before my Heart attack sidelined me. {{{{{{{{{{{{ Big Hugs }}}}}}}}}}}}}}} for such difficult but rewarding work... Remember, have to take care of the care giver. In the Appetizers and Beverages forum, you'll find some great ideas that will help your travels. One of my favorites ( and DH's) is Puppy Chow. It is 2 pts for a cup and has a bit of chocolate in it so it also serves to diminish the chocolate craving. I also posted a couple of point friendly snacks I found on Kraftfoods.com tonight. More filling, and zero points to beat are a big bag containing : broccoli, grape tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, celery sticks, carrot sticks, and cut up green, red, and orange peppers. Never thought I'd see the day when my favorite snack is veggies, but it has come. :lol: And they are so filling besides. Hope this helps a little. Take care
  8. I agree with the others, this is a definite BIG BRAG wtg!!!! great work!!!!!:bcbsalute
  9. My DH needs to "get it", but refuses to consider it. He's one of eleven kids, and truly has a fear of starving to death. so he compensates by overindulging whenever he can. Things are better now that I'm cooking, especially since I fix healthy meals, and have only healthy foods in the house. He's actually lost a little weight, his cholesterol and blood sugars are better. Hmmm, could the wife/nurse actually know what she's talking about???? Nevermind, another story for another day. We are doing so well here. {{{{{{{{ hugs }}}}}}}} from one loser to my partners. Keep it up... :bcbsalute Soda, you are going to love the master cook. It is fun and I have been able to take some of the recipes I find there and make them point friendly with a few adjustments. I could not make any sense of the instructions with the program, and Luckily Frisky sent me the following link: Pam's MastercookCupboard. Just download it and install it into your cookbook. It has been a lifesaver for me. There are some great MC sites out there too-- especially like KitPatHWebs. And Microsoft has a MC recipe site too. All you need there is a passport. Have fun with MC. And if I can help, let me know.
  10. WTG sODA! fantastic job. Knew you could do it!! Hope you rewarded yourself. Count me in, I'm working on that next 10 pounds--- and OP for us. Let's go the didn't do it group.....
  11. angelhugs

    Snack Mix

    Hi again, Sarah! I make the puppy chow posted in the appetizers and beverages forum all the time. DH likes it as a snack and it's 1 pt for 1/2 cup! I also do a crockpot granola that DD often has for breakfast, but I put in my plain fat free yogurt. 3 pts for 1/2 cup. DH also likes this plain: 5 cups old fashioned oats ( not quick or instant) 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup canola oil Put all ingredients in crockpot. stir and cover. Cook on low 3 hours, stirring every 1/2 hr. Store in airtight container. Can add raisins or chopped nuts last hour, but remember to add pts if you do. Haven't tried these two yet but they sound good. Found them on Kraftfoods.com Italian Snack Mix makes 9 ( 1 cup) servings 2 cups SPORTZ Pizza Snack Crackers 2 cups bite-size crispy wheat squares cereal 4 cups popcorn ( popped) 8 thin breadsticks, broken into 1 1/2 inch pieces 2 tbls reduced Fat Parmesan grated Cheese 1/8 tsp. garlic powder Butter-flavor cooking spray Spread crackers, popcorn, cereal and breadsticks in 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Mix topping and garlic powder: set aside Spray cracker mixture evenly with cooking spray for 4-5 seconds while stirring. Sprinkle topping mixture over snack mix, tossing to coat well. Store in air tight container Nutritional 150 cals. total fat 4 g Sat. fat 1 g cholesterol 5 mg sodium 250 mg carbohydrate 24 g fiber 2 g sugars 1 g Protein 4 g I figure this one at 3 pts per cup Trail Blazing Snack Mix makes 8 3/4 cup servings 2 cups Post ALPHA-BITS cereal 2 cups popped popcorn 1 cup small pretzel twists 3/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup Planters Salted Peanuts ( I'd use unsalted, lf) Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Store in tightly covered container Nutrition: cals. 130 total fat 3.5 g sat. fat 0.5 g cholesterol 0 mg sodium 210 mg carbohydrates 24 g fiber 2 g sugars 12 g protein 3 g I figure 3 pts for serving ( I round up) Hope this helps. I'm always on the lookout for healthy snacks DH will eat instead of his muffins etc.
  12. WOO HOO ..... WTG AWESOME NSV....
  13. Thanks Pross. New day, new attitude WTG--- I saw that 42 pound weight loss in your signature! Great job.
  14. Wow Noahsnana, great job on reaching your first 10%! :bcbsalute Keep up the hard work. You are getting healthier and healthier, and I know Noah will be glad. And Lismith- WTG on working so hard toward your personal goal. You are an inspiration to so many of us here at BCB! Keep up the great job. And thanks to all for the words of encouragement.
  15. Thanks Pross. It sure felt good to hit the 40 pound mark. Now if I can just keep the momentum going. Actually sitting here typing and drinking a nice hot cuppa instead of eating tonight. Bad night for me, but I will get thru it without stuffing my face with " comfort food". Have a good OP day all.
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