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PEACHES2001 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/10/10 12:55 P

Chili is nice and filling.

DRACONIK11 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/5/10 1:08 P

You can try upping the spiciness of your favorites. I stop wanting the summer fresh veg in the winter too. You just know they aren't fresh from the garden, and it gets harder to get inspired by them. I'll still go for a sandwich or wrap though, if I add a spicy spread to it. For instance, a basic grilled chicken, tomato, and lettuce wrap, but add some roasted red pepper and artichoke tepenade from Trader Joes, or some green chile sauce. The 'heat' from the spiciness makes it seem less summery to me.

ASK4JJG Posts: 1,795
10/5/10 11:46 A

The Best Turkey Chowder
Make A Joyful Table p.99
freezes well

If we hold a contest at the Iowa State Fair for the best way to serve holiday leftovers, this would be my entry-- and I bet it would win. (Especially if Cliff is doing the judging!) The ginger gives it a special zing all its own.
Serves 4 (1 1/2 cups)

1 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups (one 16-ounce can) Healthy Request Chicken Broth
2/3 cup Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk Powder
1 cup (one 8-ounce can) cream-style corn
1/2 cup (one 2.5-ounce jar) sliced mushrooms, drained
1 1/2 cups (8 ounces) diced cooked potatoes
1 1/2 cups (8 ounces) diced cooked turkey breast
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

In a large saucepan sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, saute celery and onion for 10 minutes or until tender. In a medium bowl, combine chicken broth and dry milk powder. Stir broth mixture and corn into vegetable mixture. Add mushrooms, potatoes, turkey and ginger. Mix well to combine. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until mixture is heated through, stirring occasionally.

Hint: If you don't have leftovers, purchase a chunk of cooked turkey breast from your local deli.

Each serving equals:
HE: 2 Protein, 1 Bread, 1 Vegetable, 1/2 Skim Milk

238 Calories, 2g Fat, 26g Protein, 29 Carbohydrate, 638mg Sodium, 171mg Calcium, 3g Fiber

Diabetic: 2 meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 skim milk

BUUKWORM14 SparkPoints: (78,258)
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10/5/10 11:06 A

Chili is definitely the most amazing thing in the fall/winter. Add lots of beans and veggies (I love kidney and chickpeas, spinach, peppers, maybe carrots) to fill it out. You can add meat but, with all the other stuff, it goes a long way and it's easy to keep in lighter.

Also, there are lots of great, light stews and soups out there, or ones you can tweak.

COOKWITHME65 Posts: 4,290
10/5/10 5:01 A

Do you own a crock pot. I make a big pot of soup or chili in it when the weather gets cool. They are packaged up for quick lunches. You could try a chicken or turkey chili to replace the beef. Also it you like mexican foods chicken breast come out really good in the crockpot with just some salsa on top and cook on low for 7-8 hrs. Near the end you can add some lf cream cheese, corn and blackbeans. It is great with rice or wrapped in a tortilla. I like it shredded also for a taco salad.

10/4/10 9:07 P

As the weather is starting to get chilly here I am noticing some bad eating habits creeping back. Salads and wraps aren't cutting it anymore I want things that make me warm inside! I am having problems finding stuff because of my pickyness towards food. So my big no-nos are cooked veggies or fruits, no beef, no pork, and nothing that might have a mushy texture. Does anyone have any ideas that I could try? THanks for the help!

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