Need low calorie/carb recipes that taste good!

Shawn - posted on 01/08/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I know lots of recipes and none of them are healthy and I am trying to lose some weight and know I can't do this following old habits.

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Wanita (Wendy) - posted on 01/08/2010

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Spicy Baked Shrimp

Olive oil-flavored vegetable cooking spray
2 tbls lemon juice
1 tbls honey
2 tsp dried parsley flakes
2 tsp salt-free Creole seasoning
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp reduce-sodium soy sauce
12 ounces peeled, deveined large fresh shrimp (1 pound unpeeled)

1. Coat an 11 x 7x 1 1/2 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Add lemon juice and next 5 ingredients to dish, stirring well. Add shrimp toss well to coat. Bake at 450' for 8 minutes or until shrimp turns pink, stirring occasionally.

Yields 4 servings

Serve with corn on the cob and coleslaw.

121 calories 6.1 carbs

Wanita (Wendy) - posted on 01/08/2010

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Dijon Fish Fillets

1 (8 oz) orange roughy fillet (or flounder, perch or sole)
Butter-flavored vegetable cooking spray
1 tbls Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp reduced-sodium Worcestershire sauce
2 tbls Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs

1. Arrange fillet in an 11 x 7 x 1 1/2 baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine mustard, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce stirring well; spread mexture evenly over fillet. Sprinkle breadcrumbs evenly over fish.

2. Bake, uncovered at 450' for 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Cut fillet in half, and serve immediately.

Yield 2 servings

Serve with couscous and steamed broccoli

115 calories 5.5 g carbs


All these recipies are from Weight Watcher 15-Minute cookbook.

I collect cookbooks, and this one has some really great recipe's. I believe you can access some of their recipies through their web site also.

Wanita (Wendy) - posted on 01/08/2010

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Grilled Grouper with Tomato Salsa

1 med tomato, seeded and chopped (about 1 cup)
3 tbls finely chopped purple onion
2 tbls chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
1 tbls lime juice
4 (4 oz) grouper fillets (or red snapper or halibut)
1/8 tsp salt

Olive oil-flavored vegetable cooking spray

1. combine first 4 ingredients, tossing gently; set aside.

2. Sprinkle both sides of fillets with salt. Arrange fillets in a grill basket coated with cooking spray; place basket on grill rack over medium-hot coals (350' to 400'). Grill, covered, 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning basket once.

3. Arrange fillets evely on four individual serving plates. Top each serving with 1/4 cup salsa. Yield: 4 servings

Serve with roasted green and sweet red pepper strips and garlic bread.

125 calories 4.4 g carbs

Wanita (Wendy) - posted on 01/08/2010

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Flounder in Orange Sauce
1/3 cup low-sugar orange marmalade
2 tbls unsweetened orange juice
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/3 cup sliced green onions (about 3 med)
4 (4 oz.) flounder fillets ( or orange roughy, cod or perch)
vegetable cooking spray

1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until marmalade melts, stirring often. Remove from heat, and stir in green onions.

2. Place fillets in a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon orange marmalade mixture evenly over fillets. Bake at 400' for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.

Serve with rice and steamed asparagus.

117 calories 2.9 g carbs.

Wanita (Wendy) - posted on 01/08/2010

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Sesame Chicken:
170 calories 9.6 g carbs

2 tsp sesame seeds
4 (4 oz) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
Vegetable cooking spray
2 tbls honey
2 tbls reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 tsp ground ginger

1. Place a large nonstick skilled over medium-high heat until hot. Add sesame seeds, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes until seeds are toasted. remove seeds set aside.

2. Place chicken halves between two sheets of heavy -duty plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/4 inch thickness, using a meat mallet or rolling pin.

3. Coak skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken, and cook 3 minutes oneach side until chicken is lightly browned.

4. Combine toasted sesame seeds, honey, soy sauce and ginger; pour over chicken and cook 1 additional minute, turning chicken to coat with sauce. Serve sauce over chicken. Yields 4 servings.

Serve with rice and steamed broccoli...

Serve Sesame Chicken onhoagie rolls with lettuce and tomato for a hearty sandwich. . .

Wanita (Wendy) - posted on 01/08/2010

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Cranberry-Ginger Grilled Turkey
226 cals 23.6 g carbs

1 (8 oz) can whole-berry cranberry sauce
1 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/3 tsp ground pepper
Vegetable cooking spray
2 (8 oz) Turkey tenderloins

1. Combine first 5 ingredients, stirring well. Reserve 1/2 cup cranberry mixture to serve with turkey. Set aside mixture for basting during grilling.

2. coat grill rack with cooking spray; place on grill over medium-hot coals (350' to 400'). Place ternderloins on rack, and grill, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes on each sidee or until meat thermometer registers 170', basting often with cranberry mixture.

3. Slice terderloins diagnally across grain into thin slices. Bring reserbed 1/2 cup cranberry mixture to a boil in a small saucepan. Serve with tenderloin slices. Yeild: 4 servings.

Wanita (Wendy) - posted on 01/08/2010

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Weight watchers site has lots of great suggestions: Turkey Patties with Piquant Sauce.
1 pound fresh ground raw turkey
1/2 cup chopped onion (purple)
1 tbls dried parsley flakes
2 tbls plain nonfat yogurt
vegetable cooking spray
2 tbls brown sugar
2 tabls reduced-calorie ketchup
1 tsp dry mustard.

177 calories 7.0 g carbs

1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, mixing well. Shape mixture into 4 patties.

2. Place patties on rack of a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 3 inches from heat (with electric over door partially open) 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until done.

3. While patties broil, combine sugar, ketchup and dry mustard, stirring well. Spread mixture evenly over tops of patties; broil 30 additional seconds or just until ketchup mixture begins to bubble. Yield 4 servings.

Serve with steamed green beans and baby carrots.

Healthy and low carb. 25.4g Protein 43 mg Calcium

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Cut a whole butternut squash in half, scoop out seeds and put the sides face down in a baking dish. add 1 inch of water and put in the oven at 375 for about 40-45minutes or until the skin is fork tender. cut into bite size pieces and add two tablespoons melted butter w sage seasoning over squash and sprinkle w mozzarella. great w baked chicken breasts and I always add a pear and almond salad. Surprisingly this is wonderful and great for u!

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