I was looking in the fridge for a lower calorie, lower sodium lunch and came up with this. I think it turned out exceptional. It is very important to use interesting salsa- I used Black Bean and Corn salsa from Target. It can, of course, be made in larger quantities for a family or a crowd. The nutrition info on this shows much higher sodium content than I actually had- it depends on the salsa and REQUIRES use of low sodium V-8.
My friend, Colleen, uses this marinade for pork, beef, chicken-- and always has good results. Now I do, too! (my version is lower sodium than hers) The recipe makes enough marinade for 5 lbs of meat, so adjust accordingly.
This is a great, tasty low-cal/low-carb/hi-protein lunch. Just toss all the ingredients in a tupperware and remember to bring a fork to work. Since the ingredient of the month is cabbage- I thought this would fit in.
Low fat and tasty. According to the information on the label- Miracle Whip Light has 1.5 grams fat per tbls and the turkey I use has 2 grams of fat for a total of 3.5 grams for the salad. The sweet and sour sauce I use has 30 cal per tbls for a total of 155 calories for the salad.
We love Carbonara, but not all the fat that comes with it. Here is my version that is a little lighter. (compare to "regular" carbonara with 35 + grams of fat and 650mg + grams of sodium per serving). It's not the same as regular carbonara, but it won't kill you!
Fast and easy- my kind of weeknight recipe. You can easily add meat to this- just cook it up in the Dutch oven before adding the pasta and liquids. I find it's tasty without meat- but sometimes brown up some hamburger or meatballs before adding the rest of the ingredients.
Good for all kinds of fish- I'm using Tilapia as the example in the recipe, but I've also used it on Salmon, Trout, and Flounder. I've also entered for 1 lb of fish for 2 servings. Just adjust the serving size to accomodate your amount of fish.
Adapted from a Pinterest recipe-- I lightened it up a little bit- but not too much- it's still cheesy and yummy! My kids don't like "red and green thingies" in their food, so I use a hand blender on the Ro-Tel before adding it to the pot.
My daughter's pre-K class made a recipie book for mother's day. This was submitted by one of her classmates Great-Aunts. I added the can of chicken to give it some protein for a main dish. Yummy, easy, and fast!!