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Old 03-25-2005, 09:44 AM   #16
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Tomato-Sage Pasta

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"No matter what the season, plum tomatoes blended with garlic, sweet
pepper, and sage make a tasty sauce for pasta."

Serving Size : 4

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 cloves garlic -- minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 pounds Roma tomatoes -- peeled and quartered
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 small green or yellow pepper -- cut into thin strips
1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage
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1 teaspoon dried sage -- crushed
4 ounces whole wheat linguine or fettuccine

For sauce, in a medium saucepan cook the garlic in hot oil for 30 seconds. Stir in the tomatoes, salt, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 12 minutes. Stir in sweet pepper and sage. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes more or until desired consistency.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, except omit any oil or salt. Drain. Return pasta to saucepan. Add sauce to cooked pasta; toss genlty to coat.
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Old 11-12-2005, 11:57 AM   #17
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Easy lunch ideas and/or quick things to grab on the way out the door!

Boiled egg
Light string cheese (1 pt)
Pickles or olives
Prepared tuna salad (tuna, onion, celery, relish, boiled egg, apple)
SF Jell-o or pudding
Banana
Apple
Natural (unsweetened) applesauce
Carrot sticks
Pineapple or peach cups (in natural juices)
94%FF popcorn mini-bags
Can of soup
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Old 03-15-2006, 12:45 PM   #18
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good ideas glen
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Old 08-19-2006, 10:09 AM   #19
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This sounds great to me but I haven't tried it yet. It's from Robyn at Dottie's Weight Loss Zone.

Tuna/Avocado Salad
--------------------------------------------------------Yesterday I threw a bunch of things together for lunch and it was SO delicous! I love when accidents happen like that:

1 can of tuna (small)
1 avocado, diced
1/2 can of black olives, sliced
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/2 can Rotel, Mexican flavor with lime and cilantro
1 can kidney beans, drained
small "blob" of FF Miracle Whip

Enjoy!
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Old 08-19-2006, 10:19 AM   #20
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This one is from Ladypit at Recipezaar. I've tried some of her other Core recipes and they are quite good. I've not tried this one yet but I plan to with some spinach greens.

Baby Greens and Garlicky White Bean Salad

This is a very garlicky salad. A nice fast dinner. A slight adaptation from a recipe in "Weight Watchers Miracle Foods" cookbook. Each serving is 3 points as written. Though I suggest a tad more sauce, which would make the points go up a smidge. Red onion is prefered because of the milder taste. If you like the taste of raw onion, then yellow is fine too. The original recipe called for serving it immediately. I like to let it sit a few minutes so the tastes will meld, but it would not keep for more then an hour or 2. If you don't have baby greens, spinach would be excellent.

2 1/4 cups baby greens
1 (15 ounce) can navy beans
1/2 cup sliced onions
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced (or more to taste)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

4 servings - 10 mins prep

Chop the greens finely.

Mix them, the rinsed and drained beans, and the onion in a bowl.
In a smaller bowl or shaker combine the vinegar, the oil, and the garlic.

Add the salt and pepper and mix it all well.

Add the dressing to the greens and toss it together.

Let it sit about 5 minutes so the tastes will meld.

Some have recommended to mix all but the greens ahead of time to let the flavors marinate. Then when you are ready to serve mix in with the greens.
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:59 PM   #21
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Default Tasty grain-based salads

I make various combinations with these:

Leftover cooked grains (wheat berries, spelt, brown rice, whole wheat couscous, bulgur, millet)

Drained, canned beans (black, white, cannellini, navy, black-eyed peas, pink, kidney, chickpea)

Finely chopped vegetables (celery, carrot, radish, scallion, red cabbage)

Optional additional protein: hard-boiled egg, shredded cheese or tofu

Make a vinaigrette w/the "healthy oil", let it marinate about 30 mins. and enjoy!
Or dress it the night before and keep it in the fridge overnight.

Easy to take to work, easy to eat at home.
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Old 01-23-2008, 11:43 AM   #22
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Leftovers are a big plus for me, you just have to make sure that you don't overlap your grains/ground meat in the process!

I like lots of lettuce wraps for lunch too... anything from a tuna salad sammich filling wrapped in lettuce instead, also chicken salad sammich filling wrapped in lettuce.

The new Light Progresso Soups that are 0 pts per serving are fabulous too! I've been having a serving of that and adding in some canned chicken for a quick meal to take to work with me!

Veggies veggies and more veggies! I love to make a salad (with no lettuce hah) of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, radishes, cucumbers, and sometimes a green apple too and top it with some spicy homeade salsa! YUMMY! You can also add canned chicken or tuna to the mix and have a nice filling meal!
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:12 PM   #23
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Smile Black bean & Mango Chicken salad

I found this recipe on Kraft's website. There are alot of good ones there. I believe it would be considered core. Haven't tried it yet, but it got alot of good reviews on Kraft's website.

Black bean & Mango Chicken Salad

1/2 lb grilled cut up chicken breast
1 can (16 oz) Black beans rinsed and drained
1 Pkg(10 oz) frozen corn thawed and drained
1 Cup chopped ripe mango
1/2 C chopped red pepper
1/3 C chopped red onion
1/3 C chopped cliantro
1/4 c lime juice
1 Envelope Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing and Recipe Mix

Toss all together in Large bowl. Refridgerate a couple hours.

4 Servings
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Default Brown Pasta with Tomatoes and Olives

I make this all the time, it's so yummy!

I put in as much of the ingredients as I want to make one serving. It's good cold too, so sometimes I'll make it for lunch the night before.

Brown Pasta
Diced fresh tomatoes
Chopped olives
minced garlic
garlic salt
fresh basil- minced
olive oil
sometimes I add chicken

I mix all the ingredients together and adjust to taste. Quite possibly my favorite core dish. It's too bad I can only have it once a day!!
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:49 PM   #25
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Default Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

1 precooked chicken breast chopped
1 small stalk of celery diced
1 slice of onion diced
dash of salt and pepper
1 Tablespoon FF Mayo
2 large iceberg lettuce leaves

Mix first 5 ingredients.
Divide between lettuce leaves and roll up to form a wrap.

Very filling, easy and super yummy!
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Default Inca Red Qunioa Succotash

Cook up yellow squash in olive oil, throw in some corn and mushrooms. Then cook the inca red quinoa according to directions and mix together.. it's pretty and yummy!
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