Pumpkin Bread

Moist and tasty!

pumpkin bread

Pumpkin Bread
3 c. reduced fat Bisquick
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 c. coconut milk
1 TB extra virgin olive oil
15 oz can pumpkin
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
2/3 c. Splenda w/ fiber

Preheat oven to 350*. Combine all ingredients. Pour into loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Yield: 10 servings. Per serving= 204 Calories; 5g Fat (19.0% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 40g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 19mg Cholesterol; 466mg Sodium

Cilantro Quinoa

Quinoa [keen-wah] has such a nice nutty texture. It’s a great substitute for rice.

Cilantro Quinoa
1 c. quinoa, rinsed
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 TB diced onion
4 oz roasted green chilies, diced
14.5 oz can vegetable broth
1/4 c. chopped cilantro
2 TB lime juice
dash salt
2 TB sliced green onions (optional)

Toast the quinoa in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring often, 3 to 5 minutes. Heat oil in medium saucepan; add onion and cook a few minutes. Add green chilies and broth; bring to a simmer. Add quinoa, reduce heat, cover and simmer until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed. Add cilantro, lime juice, salt and green onions. Combine and serve.
Yield: 5 servings. Per serving= 201 Calories; 5g Fat (22.3% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 33g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 1mg Cholesterol; 605mg Sodium.

Nacho Chicken and Rice Wraps

really good!


Nacho Chicken and Rice Wraps
1 (10.75 ounce) cansCampbell’s® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup
1 soup can water
1 cup Pace® Picante Sauce
2/3 c. wild rice blend
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
10 low carb flour tortillas (10-inch)

Place chicken in bottom of 3 quart slow cooker. Stir the soup, water, picante sauce, and rice and pour over chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours or on high 4 hours (until chicken is cooked through). Spoon about 1 cup chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla. Fold the tortilla around the filling.

Cranberry Orange Quick Bread

This was a tasty treat this morning!

Cranberry Orange Bread
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup sugar free orange marmalade
½ c. dried cranberries
2 tbsp sugar
1 TB butter flavored olive oil
3 c. reduced fat Bisquick

Preheat oven to 350*. Combine all ingredients in medium bowl and pour into bread pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
Yield: 8 servings. Per serving= 204 Calories; 5g Fat (19.6% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 38g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 569mg Sodium.

Thai Noodles and Chicken

This was pretty good. I would have it again. I doubled the cabbage and decreased the pasta from the original recipe. Now, Teresa says it needs more soy sauce so count yourself warned.thainoodles

Thai Noodles and Chicken
8 oz spaghetti
10 ¾ oz cream of mushroom w/roasted garlic soup
1/3 c. chunky peanut butter
3 TB low sodium soy sauce
2 TB packed brown sugar
½ tsp crushed red pepper
2 c. diced cooked chicken breast
12 oz coleslaw mix

Cook spaghetti in boiling water. Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat soup, peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar and crushed red pepper flakes. Add chicken, coleslaw and drained pasta.
Yield: 6 servings. Per serving= 373 Calories; 11g Fat (26.8% calories from fat); 24g Protein; 44g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 40mg Cholesterol; 756mg Sodium.

Creamy Fruit Salad

My friend, Debbie, gave me this tasty recipe.

Smooth and Creamy Salad
1 can (15 oz.) fruit cocktail, drained
1-2 bananas, sliced
1 apple, diced
1 orange, peeled and cut into pieces, or a can of mandarin oranges
2 Tbsp. instant vanilla pudding
6 oz nonfat vanilla yogurt

Combine all the fruit. Mix the pudding and yogurt then add to the fruit. You can refrigerate the leftovers.  fruitsalad

Easy Chicken Salsa Verde

This turned out great!

Easiest Chicken Salsa Verde
1 1/2 lbs frozen boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp ground cumin
salt, to taste
16 oz salsa verde

Season chicken with garlic powder, oregano, cumin and salt and place in the bottom of 2 quart slow cooker. Cover with salsa verde, cover and cook high 3 to 4 hours.
Yield: 5 servings. Per serving= 166 Calories; 5g Fat (26.3% calories from fat); 24g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 103mg Cholesterol; 602mg Sodium.

Now you can eat that chicken as is, over a salad or in this next recipe.

Salsa Verde Chicken Tostadas
3/4 cup shredded red cabbage
2 tsp fresh lime juice
5 cilantro leaves
salt, to taste
2 cups easy crock pot chicken salsa verde(warmed)
6 tostada shells (Ortega)
3/4 cup shredded reduced fat Mexican Cheese (Sargento)
pickled jalapeño slices (optional)

Combine the shredded cabbage with lime juice, cilantro and salt, to taste. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place tostada shells on a baking sheet. When the oven is hot, layer 1/3 cup of chicken, 2 tbsp shredded cheese and jalapenos over each tostada shell. Bake until the cheese is melted and the shells are crisp, about 4 minutes. Top with shredded cabbage and serve.
Yield: 6 servings.

Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes

I LOVE wing sauce!buffalochickencupcake

Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes
1 cup reduced fat Bisquick®
1/2 cup water
1 cup cooked chicken breast half, diced
4 tablespoons wing Sauce, Frank’s Red Hot
1 tablespoon fat free blue cheese salad dressing
1/2 cup sliced celery

Preheat oven to 350*. Combine Bisquick and water (add additional water 1 tablespoon at a time if necessary. This will be a thick, sticky dough.) Place dough evenly in 6 muffin cups. Combine chicken, wing sauce, blue cheese dressing and celery; top dough with this mixture. Press the chicken mixture into the dough a little. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Yield: 6 servings. Per serving= 148 Calories; 4g Fat (24.0% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 27mg Cholesterol; 568mg Sodium

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies for 3

chocchipoatmealcookiesI got the most amazing butter flavored extra virgin olive oil last night and I couldn’t wait to try it on something today. Sure, it’s fabulous over popcorn, but I knew it had more possibilities than that. These cookies are delicious!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies for 3
3 tablespoons reduced fat Bisquick®
3 tablespoons rolled oats
2 tablespoons Splenda w/Fiber
dash cinnamon
2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips, Nestle
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 350*. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Place three mounds of dough on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Yield: 3 cookies. Per cookie= 105 Calories; 5g Fat (41.0% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 113mg Sodium.