Post # 1
I’ve been a lurker on these boards for a while and after reading so many great cooking threads recently and seeing how helpful the Bees are, I thought I would give it a shot and ask you to post our healthiest (and tasty!!) recipes.
I have a copy of the Biggest Loser Cookbook on order and it has been delayed! Although I do try my best to eat healthily anyway, I feel as though lately I have been getting a bit stuck in a rut and, as such, I am allowing myself a few too many “treats” than usual! I am doing a shopping trip tomorrow and would love to stock up on some healthy ingredients and have a go at some new recipes. What better than those recipes recommended by others? So Bees, please, if any of you have any healthy, tasty recipes to recommend please post!
Sorry, I know I should get the ball rolling with a recipe of my own, but, I am totally lacking in inspiration at the moment, hence my post! Please Bees, help me get healthy between now and Christmas! Thanks so much
Post # 3
Crock Pot Salsa Chicken:
1 package of 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 jar of salsa
1 can of black beans, drained
1 can of corn, drained (or use frozen corn)
Put it all in your crock pot on low for 8-10 hours.
Come home, shred the chicken using 2 forks to pull it apart. Mix it all together. Serve over rice!
1 pound 93/7 ground beef
1 chopped onion
2 cloves chopped garlic
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 packet chili seasoning (any brand)
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can tomatoes w/ green chiles
2 cans dark red kidney beans, drained
Cook onion and garlic until transluscent. Add beef. Brown it.
Add worcestershire sauce and packet of chili seasoning. Mix all together.
Add tomatoes and tomaotes w/ green chiles (do not drain!!)
Add drained kidney beans.
Salt and pepper to taste…. let it simmer or just serve right away!
And here’s one of my favorite websites for healthy recipes:
Post # 4
@inky_1: Sound delicious!! Just my kind of food too. Thanks
Post # 5
@inky_1: have been looking at the website you recommended too. It’s awesome! thank you so much!
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@abbyful: thanks. I am definitely trying to cut down on my food budget too so that is a really helpful link to your post. I will check that recipe book out too. I certainly have plenty of ideas to try now!
Post # 8
@inky_1: Oooh, probably going to have to try that salsa chicken.
Post # 9
@vorpalette: enjoy 🙂 it’s one of my favorite quick meals!!
Boneless turkey breast roasts by butterball. They’re SO EASY! Just put it in the crock pot with some broth or water (directions are on the package) and leave it on all day. Come home to delicious cooked turkey breast!
I also like to pick up a rotisserie chicken and use that in salads, soups, chicken pot pie, with rice and veggies… options are endless really. Just make sure to remove skin!
Post # 10
@inky_1 – Remove the skin?! That’s the best part!
Post # 11
@abbyful: lol well only if you’re trying to be healthy. Chicken skin is the worst part for you.
Post # 12
Chicken skin isn’t bad for you, that’s a myth (spun off of the “fat / saturated fat is bad for you” myth). And the fat in chicken skin will keep you feeling full longer, making you less likely to snack.
Eat and enjoy your chicken skin guilt-free! It’s actually healthier to eat chicken skin than whole wheat bread / pasta.
Post # 13
My favorite brainlessly easy recipe is stir fry.
Brown 1 lb ground beef in a big pan/skillet and drain. I usually season it with some black pepper and garlic powder (a couple teaspoons, maybe? Can you tell I don’t follow recipes?). Once that’s all done, dump in a package of frozen stir-fry vegetables and stir-fry for 7-10 minutes (until the veggies are tender). Serve with brown rice and soy sauce (I use low-sodium and apply just enough to flavor it).
Post # 14
@risingsun: sounds great. Thanks!
Post # 15
@abbyful: OK well only if you, like me, are on Weight Watchers and do not want to spend the large number of points required for chicken skin.
Post # 16
While I can’t offer any advice since Darling Husband does the cooking, I love this thread!