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Old 12-05-2010, 10:28 AM   #46
Nana with a CRAZY GOAL
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: RI
Posts: 48

S/C/G: 263/249/140

Height: 5'4


Sweet Potato and Black beans ..makes 5 servings @ 215 calories each
3 cups cooked cubed sweet potatoes
3/4 cp orange juice
2 tsps cornstarch
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cumin
1 can rinsed black beans
1 cp cooked rice
mix everything except beans, potatoes,and rice
heat to boiling stirring constantly
boil 1 minute until thick, stirring constantly
add beans, rice potatoes
cook 2 mins
if you used canned sweet potatoes like I did, it comes out as a mashed potato consistency with the rice and beans mixed in, so is great as a burrito, I have it in the 90 calorie flat bread I buy,,,so calories are then 305/serving

Vegetarian Chili makes 4 servings @ 280 calories each
2 tsp oil
1 lg chopped onion
1 small chopped green pepper
1 med zucchini cut into 1" long roughly 1/4 thick strips..or just dice it up like I
2 cloves garlic
2 cans pinto beans drained
2 cans tomatoes with chilies undrained
2 tsps chili powder
1 tsp cumin
red pepper to taste..optional, I like mine HOT!
heat oil, cook veggies until onion is tender
add beans, tomatoes, spices, simmer 20 mins

Brown Rice Curry Salad...makes 4 servings @ 259 each
1 cp brown rice
1/4 cp chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1 cp raisins
2 tbsps scallions minced
1 tbsp oil
14 oz chicken broth
1/2 cp water
1/2 cp diced green pepper

Saute rice, onion, curry, peppers until veggies are soft,
stir in chicken broth and water and bring to a boil
reduce heat. cover and simmer 25-30 mins or until rice is tender and liquid is gone (I add the raisins here too)
Add 1/4 cp Chutney dressing and cool, then add grapes, scallions, and black pepper to taste and more dressing to taste

Chutney dressing
1/2 cp seedless grapes
1/2 cp mango salsa
2 tbsps vinegar
1 tbsp oil
puree grapes and chutney in blender or processor until smooth, add vinegar and oil mix well..

Hula Pizza..makes 1 serving 217 calories
1 8", low fat, whole wheat tortilla
2 tbsps traditional BBQ sauce (or 7 grams carb or less p/2 tbsp type)
3/4 oz (about 3 tblsp goat cheese crumbles, I cheated a bit here and diced up a low fat mozzerella cheese stick since I couldn't find the crumbles
3 tbsps drained diced pineapple, or rings diced into bite size pieces
1 1/2 tsps finely chopped cilantro

Preheat oven to 400*
Place tortilla on baking sheet, bake 2-4 mins per side or until crisp, watch for air bubbles, if they appear stick a fork in them and press air out gently with a spatula
remove from oven and add toppings (sauce, then cheese, pineapple and cilantro)
Bake another 2-4 mins or until cheese is melted
Slice into wedges and enjoy!

I make up a batch of one of the 1st 3 on a Sunday, so I know my lunch for the week is ready, just scoop a serving and microwave. I do alternate occasionally with a hula pizza or a wrap..

for the wraps I use FLAT OUT whole wheat Light flat bread (90 calories for one) 6 slices of Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh oven roasted Turkey Breast (45 calories) lettuce (hardly worth counting that since it is so small, but I do, (4 calories for 1/2 cup shredded ) With it I'll have a low fat mozzarella cheese stick for 70 calories and 10 Spanish olives for 50 259 calories

I usually have a 16 oz bottle of water with these meals..I divide a pack of the crystal lite (or other brand sugar free)on the go things, between 16 oz bottles instead of putting it all in one, so the water is slightly flavored for a 5 calorie per bottle drink

If you try any of these I hope you like them. I can tell you that they are all very good :-)


Last edited by cathyo; 12-05-2010 at 11:41 AM.
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