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July 13, 2010 2:43 PM
I have to go grocery shopping this evening, and I was hoping to get some new low-fat, low-cal dinner ideas. Any ideas would be appreciated! I mostly just need dinner stuff :) Thanks! Quick and easy ideas would be great, too!
Edited by Panda86 On July 13, 2010 3:01 PM
July 13, 2010 2:51 PM
Try, they have some really good ideas, as well as you can base the search on your specific dietary needs!

Hope it helpssmile
July 13, 2010 2:54 PM

Try, they have some really good ideas, as well as you can base the search on your specific dietary needs!

Hope it helpssmile

Checking it out right now, thanks!flowerforyou
July 13, 2010 3:10 PM
tonight I made what I call "packet surprise". You can use round steak or bone in chicken breast. If I use round steak I cook it in the crock pot first to soften it since it is a tough cut of meat. Then I put it in foil and top it with every veggie I can think of or have on hand and some potatoes. Then I pour some tomoato sauce over it and some olive oil, salt and pepper then wrap it up and put them on the grill. Everything is in a foil packet and no mess and very healthy!
Edited by carrieberrie On July 13, 2010 3:11 PM
July 13, 2010 3:21 PM
Spicy Green Beans with Chicken
Recipe: 4 Servings

4-Chicken Breasts (cut into 1 inch cubes)
1 cup chicken broth or bouillion with water
1 tablespoon chili paste (will be spicy)
2 small cans of water chestnuts
48 fresh green beans
Olive Oil Spray
White Rice (optional
1. Cut chicken breasts into 1 inch cubes.
2. Put in a bowl and pour ginger over top of chicken. Mix thoroughly. (set aside)
3. Combine chicken broth and chili paste in measuring cup. Stir.
4. Spray bottom of pan with olive oil spray.
5. Add green beans and water chestnuts to pan.
6. Saute for about 5 minutes and then add broth with chili paste and stir fry.
7. Add chicken to the beans and cook until chicken is no longer pink and green beans are tender.
8. Serve over rice.
Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 314.9
Total Fat: 3.4 g
Cholesterol: 136.9 mg
Sodium: 561.6 mg
Total Carbs: 12.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
Protein: 56.3 g

Miso Ginger Chicken
2.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 C miso paste
1/4 C mirin(soy sauce)
2 TBLS rice vinegar
3 TBLS green onions, chopped
2 inch ginger root, grated
2 tsp sesame oil
Whisk together all ingredients except chicken in a medium bowl. (I used my 2.25 qt FoodSaver marinator.)
Add chicken breasts and toss until all are well coated. I covered and vacuum sealed the container. But you can just cover and put it into the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Bake at 350F until breasts get to 165 degrees, approx 20 minutes.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 266.9
Total Fat: 3.9 g
Cholesterol: 109.5 mg
Sodium: 543.5 mg
Total Carbs: 9.2 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
Protein: 43.7 g

Tuna noodle casserole
4.5 oz broad egg noodles
10 3/4 oz can tuna fish
12 oz can chicken of the sea light chunk tuna
can of peas
3/4 cup skim milk
preheat oven 350
boil noodles as directed on noodle package.
Drain tuna can add tuna to casserole dish.
Drain peas add peas to casserole dish.
Add cream of mushroom soup to casserole dish.
Add milk to casserole dish.
Mix ingredients together well.
When noodles are done drain of water.
add noodles to casserole dish.
Mix well.
Bake at 350 for 30 min

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 166.0
Total Fat: 3.5 g
Cholesterol: 34.4 mg
Sodium: 547.3 mg
Total Carbs: 20.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
Protein: 13.6 g

Spaghetti Pie
8 ounces Spaghetti, cooked
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp basil
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese

3 cup Cottage Cheese
1 pound extra lean ground beef, browned and drained,
season to taste with salt and pepper
24 ounce jar Prego Spaghetti Sauce
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
In a large bowl melt butter with drained hot Spaghetti. (If using leftover noodles rinse noodles in hot water until separated and drain well.) Add basil and 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese. (Note: If you like garlic, sprinkle lightly with garlic powder.) Pour into a 9"x13" pan and press down lightly. Spread cottage cheese over noodles. Then cover with browned ground beef. Top with spaghetti sauce. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. When done, uncover and top with mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheeses. Return to oven uncovered until cheese is melted. Serves 12.

Number of Servings: 12
Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 254.3
Total Fat: 13.6 g
Cholesterol: 41.3 mg
Sodium: 650.9 mg
Total Carbs: 11.6 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
Protein: 20.7 g

Steak & new potato toss
1 lb small red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into thin wedges
1 1/4 lbs beef top sirloin steak
3 cups fresh green beans or broccoli florets
1 med sweet red pepper chopped

1/4 cup olive oil
2 T cider vinegar
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp pepper
place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.

Grill steak, covered, over medium heat for 8-11 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium rare, a meat thermometer should read 145; medium 160; well done 170) Let stand 10 minutes before thinly slicing across the grain.

Place broccoli or green beans in a steamer basket. Place in a saucepan over 1 in of water. Bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 203 minutes or until crisp tender. In a small bowl, combine vinaigrette ingredients.

Drain broccoli and potatoes; place in a bowl. add beef, and red pepper; drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to coat. serve warm or cold.
Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 478.6
Total Fat: 10.5 g
Cholesterol: 85.3 mg
Sodium: 14.4 mg
Total Carbs: 23.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 6.1 g
Protein: 35.4 g

Cinnamon French Toast
Egg, fresh, 1 large
Egg whites, 2 large
Milk, nonfat, .25 cup
Wonder Cinnamon Breakfast Bread, 9 Slices
Mix Eggs and Milk in a bowl

Coat the bread slices with the mix

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 9
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 94.4
Total Fat: 3.1 g
Cholesterol: 23.7 mg
Sodium: 142.8 mg
Total Carbs: 15.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
Protein: 4.0 g

All things my kids will eat that i like as well :)
July 13, 2010 3:27 PM
Wow, thanks! Those are some great ideas! The steak and potato one sounds especially delicious!
July 13, 2010 3:33 PM


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