Recipes - Can use a healthy dinner idea that my bf wouldn't know the difference

12-08-2010, 12:01 PM
Help pls.

I try to make healthy over the wkends when I stay there but don't know what I can make that he would have no clue it was healthy.


12-08-2010, 12:04 PM
I make lasagna that is very light. It's with whole wheat lasagna noodles, turkey burger meat sauce with light tomato sauce, fat free ricotta and skim mozzarella. You wouldn't know the difference at all!

katy trail
12-08-2010, 12:04 PM
what does he like to eat? sometimes you can just switch to olive oil or reduced fat cheese.

12-08-2010, 12:55 PM
Cooking Light has lighter versions of just about anything you can think of.

katy trail
12-08-2010, 01:10 PM
how bout grilling veggies and meat? guys love the grill, you could do it on a grill pan. its winter after all.

12-08-2010, 01:35 PM
Turkey chili. My husband HATES the thought of eating turkey as a substitute for beef, but loves and adores turkey chili.

Nola Celeste
12-08-2010, 04:53 PM
If you're willing to spend a little time in the kitchen, try this recipe from Ina Garten: Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic ( Modify the recipe by cooking the chicken with just olive oil, no butter; by adding two cups of stock in addition to the wine; and by leaving off the cognac and heavy cream. Trust me, the recipe doesn't suffer from omitting them; it's still plenty good. :)

It seems like a TON of garlic, but it stews down and actually has a quite mild flavor. This is a go-to recipe for me whenever we have company over.

12-08-2010, 06:12 PM
Try the Hungry Girl website or on of the Hungry girl books. She uses light ingredients for food that still tastes good.

12-09-2010, 11:31 AM
Thanks everyone! Super ideas!


Quiet Ballerina
07-14-2012, 10:26 PM
skinny taste also has some great recipes. Good luck!