I started to say these would be great with tea or in the morning…but then I thought WHEN WOULDN’T THESE MUFFINS BE GOOD? They are delicious with just a hint of pumpkin and a spicy orange flavor. Yum!
Orange Pumpkin Spice Muffins
1 can of Libby’s Pumpkin (15 oz)
1 box yellow cake mix , low sugar
1 egg white
1 T. ground cinnamon
1 t. nutmeg
2 t. orange extract
2/3 c. white chocolate chips
Combine pumpkin, cake mix, egg white, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange extract and water. Mix in white chocolate chips. Coat 2 muffin pans with cooking spray or use liners, then fill each muffin cup 1/2 to 3/4 full. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
Yield: 24 muffins. Per muffin= 124 Calories; 3g Fat (24.0% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 23g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 178mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches. -Philippians 4:19
This soup is a spicy light lunch or drain a serving and put the bean mix in a tortilla for a tasty burrito.
Bean and Bacon Soup
1 ½ c. dried beans, mix or pinto or navy
5 c. water
¼ c. diced onion
3 slices cooked bacon, chopped
1 TB taco seasoning
14.5 oz can roasted tomatoes, undrained
Combine all ingredients in 3 quart slow cooker. Cook on high 6-8 hours.
Yield: 5 servings. Per serving (over 1 cup)= 239 Calories; 3g Fat (9.7% calories from fat); 14g Protein; 41g Carbohydrate; 15g Dietary Fiber; 3mg Cholesterol; 235mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.
Great for game day!
14 oz turkey smoked sausage
¼ c. wine, red or white
½ c. barbecue sauce
Slice sausage into 28 pieces. Combine all ingredients into a 2 quart slow cooker. Cook on high 1-2 hours.
Yield: 7 2oz servings. Per serving= 100 Calories; 3g Fat (28.7% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 25mg Cholesterol; 637mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Other Carbohydrates.
These are easy and delicious! Great for a quick dinner or game day food.
Chile and Cheese Quesadillas
4 oz light cream cheese
1 cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese
4 oz roasted green chilies, diced
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1 tsp taco seasoning
8 medium flour tortillas, low carb
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, Mexican cheese, chiles, cilantro, and taco seasoning. Mix well. Arrange 4 tortillas on prepared baking sheet. Spoon cheese mixture evenly onto each tortilla, leaving a 1/4-inch border around the edges. Top each with second tortilla and press down gently. Bake until filling is hot and tortilla is lightly toasted.
4. Slice each quesadilla into 4 wedges and serve warm.
Yield: 8 servings. 2 wedges per serving= 158 Calories; 8g Fat (42.3% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 7g Dietary Fiber; 18mg Cholesterol; 410mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.
This is a quick and easy dinner for two!
Smoked sausage Scramble
8 oz potato, cubed
1 tsp onion powder
1 cup torn fresh spinach
4 oz turkey smoked sausage
1 egg white
Salt & pepper
Spray large skillet with cooking spray. Cook the potato and onion powder until potato is tender. Add spinach and sausage. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, egg white, salt and pepper. Pour over sausage mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until eggs are completely set. Serve immediately.
Yield: 2 servings. Per serving= 256 Calories; 7g Fat (25.6% calories from fat); 18g Protein; 29g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 212mg Cholesterol; 600mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat.
It was almost as good as they say in the commercials! I had a Yoplait nonfat thick and creamy cherry cobbler yogurt. yum! i loved the thick and creamy texture. the nice light cherry taste did seem to have a hint of a crust flavor. so no, not like a real cherry cobbler but delicious nonetheless.
This is a nice side dish. Mushrooms are not my favorite so I only used 1 can but if you like them, add more.
Beef Mushroom Wild Rice
10 3/4 fluid ounces fat-free beef broth
10 3/4 fluid ounces French onion soup
4 ounces canned mushroom slices
2 cups wild rice blend
Combine all ingredients in a 2 quart slow cooker. Cook on high 4 to 5 hours.
Yield: 8 servings. Per serving (about ½ cup)= 171 Calories; 2g Fat (9.3% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 38g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 1mg Cholesterol; 450mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable.
This would be good with pork or even a turkey breast. You could use the turkey breast in a 5 qt crock and add more potatoes.
1 lb sweet potatoes
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 TB brown sugar
1 lb frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts
14 oz whole berry cranberry sauce
Place cut up sweet potatoes in bottom of crock pot-then applesauce, brown sugar pork chops and cranberry sauce. salt and pepper to taste. Cook on low for 5-6 hours.
Yield: 5 servings. Per serving= 313 Calories; 3g Fat (7.7% calories from fat); 21g Protein; 51g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 55mg Cholesterol; 81mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrates.
Yield: 4 servings. Per serving= 391 Calories; 3g Fat (7.7% calories from fat); 27g Protein; 64g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 69mg Cholesterol; 101mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
This tasty quick bread would be great with soup, salad, or chili.
Jalapeno Cheddar Quick Bread
2 cups reduced fat Bisquick®
2/3 cup skim milk
1/2 cup cheese, reduced fat Sargento mexican blend
1 tablespoon light margarine
2 tablespoons finely chopped tamed jalapenos
Preheat oven to 425^. Spray 9 inch pie plate with cooking spray. In medium bowl, combine Bisquick, egg, skim milk, cheese, margarine and jalapenos. Spread into prepared pie plate. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
Yield: 8 slices. Per slice= 155 Calories; 5g Fat (27.4% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 23g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 29mg Cholesterol; 463mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1/2 Fat.
Some call this Baked Pancakes. The eggs cause it to puff up really big as it bakes. As it cools the fluff deflates. Serve with syrup or jam. I like peanut butter on it!
2 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 Cup milk
1/2 Cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 450^. Spray glass pie plate with cooking spray. Mix eggs, salt, milk, flour, vanilla, and cinnamon and pour into pie plate. Bake at 450 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes. This will be a big puff when it comes out of the oven but will fall as it cools.
Divide into 4 servings.
Serve with sugar free jelly or syrup
Yield: 4 servings. Per serving (not including jelly or syrup)= 101 Calories; 2g Fat (22.0% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 94mg Cholesterol; 177mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 0 Fat.