2 baking potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into chunks (3 1/3 cups)
1 (10-ounce) package frozen whole-kernel corn
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks (1 cup)
1 onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can of low sodium tomatoes
1 diced jalapeno
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 10.5 ounces)
2 1/2 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
4 (6-inch) fresh corn tortillas, cut into strips
Chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Place first 6 ingredients in an electric slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes and next 4 ingredients (through pepper). Place chicken on top of vegetables, and add broth. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours.
Remove chicken from slow cooker; shred with 2 forks. Return chicken to slow cooker. Stir tortilla strips into stew. Garnish with parsley, if desired. Flavor with 1 tsp of Cholula hot sauce per serving.
Fat 6 g
Protein 32 g
Carbohydrate 47 g
Sodium 476 mg
4 small baking potatoes (about 6 ounces each)
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
2 ounces shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (about 1/2 cup), divided
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
2 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
Scrub potatoes; rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Coat potatoes with cooking spray; pierce potatoes with a fork. Rub 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt evenly over potatoes; place in an oval 6-quart electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until potatoes are tender. Cool slightly.
Cut each potato in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp into a medium microwave-safe bowl, leaving a 1/8-inch-thick shell. Mash pulp with a potato masher. Stir in milk, yogurt, 1/4 cup cheese, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and pepper. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.
Spoon potato mixture evenly into shells; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Arrange potato halves in bottom of slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese melts. Sprinkle each potato half with about 1/2 teaspoon chives and about 1 teaspoon bacon.
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 12.7 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 0.6 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 4.9 g
Carbohydrate 15.8 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 193 mg
Calcium 126 mg
Place onion in a 6-quart electric slow cooker coated with cooking spray; top with carrots and potatoes.
Combine broth, next 3 ingredients, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Pour over vegetables.
Combine paprika, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper; rub over chicken. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Arrange chicken on top of vegetables.
Cover and cook on LOW for 3 1/2 hours or until chicken is done and vegetables are tender. Garnish with additional thyme, if desired.
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 4.9 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Monofat 1.7 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 21.7 g
Carbohydrate 20.7 g
Fiber 3.2 g
Cholesterol 80 mg
Iron 2.6 mg
Sodium 454 mg
Calcium 51 mg
Dice hard vegetables (potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, winter squash and/or rutabagas), and place them in the bottom of the slow cooker insert.
Cut any meat you’re adding into bite-sized bits and add it on top of the vegetables. Stick with fresh meats; processed meats like ham, corned beef and sausage can contain upwards of 1,000 milligrams of sodium per serving.
Season with fresh or dried herbs.
Add tender vegetables like corn, peas and okra.
Cover with sodium-free bouillon dissolved in water. For creamy soups or chowders, stir in a half cup of heavy whipping cream (liquid, not whipped), or 1 cup of half-and-half or evaporated milk.
Cook on high for 6 to 8 hours (or on low for 10 to 12 hours).
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Vitamin A 44%
Vitamin C 2%
2 large baking potatoes, peeled and diced
1⁄2 cup non-fat or 1% milk
1⁄2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons flour
4 cups frozen mixed vegetables
3⁄4 cup low-salt beef broth
1. Put diced potatoes in saucepan; add enough water to barely cover. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until soft (about 15 minutes.).
2. Drain potatoes and mash. Add milk and cheese; set mixture aside.
3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
4. Brown meat in a large skillet. Stir in flour, and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
5. Add vegetables and broth. Cook 5 minutes until bubbly.
6. Spoon vegetable mixture into 8 inch square baking dish. Spread potato mixture over vegetable/meat mixture.
7. Bake 25 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
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1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small onion chopped (about 1 cup)
4 cloves garlic minced
1 can (14-15 ounces) diced tomatoes
4 cups cooked or canned black beans (with liquid)
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
4 cups water
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon cumin
1/3 cup lime juice or juice from 1 lime
hot sauce to taste
1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Stir often.
2. Add the beans, potatoes and water. Bring to a boil; then reduce to low-medium heat. Cook slowly, covered for 20 minutes.
3. Add the cilantro, cumin, lime juice and hot pepper sauce. Stir well, and cook for 10 minutes.
4. Serve hot. Refrigerate leftovers within 2-3 hours.
Yield: 12 servings
Per serving: 1 cup
Total Carbohydrate 21g
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1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 head cabbage, chopped (3-4 cups)
1 large potato, peeled and diced
2 cans (14 1/2 ounces) low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth
2 cans (15 ounces) cream-style corn
1 cup chopped lean (8% fat) ham
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1. Heat oil in large pot. Sauté onion, cabbage, and potato over medium heat, stirring often, until soft, about 10 minutes.
2. Add chicken broth, corn, ham, and pepper.
3. Cover and simmer until potato is tender, about 10 minutes
4. Serve hot, sprinkled with cheese.
5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2-3 hours.
Number of servings: 10
Per serving: 1 cup
Total Carbohydrate 23g
1 pound ground round beef
3/4 cup soft whole wheat breadcrumbs
1/4 cup ﬁnely chopped onion
1/4 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
1/4 cup frozen egg substitute, thawed
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Vegetable cooking spray
2 large baking potatoes, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
3 large carrots, scraped and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons canned low-sodium chicken broth
l teaspoon chopped fresh basil
l teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
l teaspoon chopped fresh chives
2 teaspoons garlic-ﬂavored vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1. Combine ﬁrst 6 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well. Shape mixture into 4 (4-inch) patties.
2. Cut 4 (18- x 12-inch) pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil; coat with cooking spray. Place a meat patty on one end of each piece of foil; place potato and onion evenly over patties. Top evenly with carrot.
3. Combine broth and remaining 7 ingredients, stirring well. Spoon broth mixture evenly over vegetables. For each packet, fold free end of foil over meat and vegetables; bring edges of foil together. Fold over to seal; pleat and crimp to make an airtight seal.
4. Place grill rack over medium coals (300° to 350°). Place packets on rack; grill 15 to 20 minutes or until packets are puffed. Remove packets from grill. Cut an opening in the top of each packet, and fold foil back. Remove patties and vegetables from foil, and transfer to serving plates. Top evenly with remaining juices.
Yield: 4 servings
Fat 8.7g (Sat 2.5g Mono 3.2g Poly 1.6g)
2 medium potatoes
2 medium sweet potatoes
1/2 large onion, peeled
2 large eggs
1/4 cup ﬂour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons oil
1. Grate potatoes and onion using the largest holes ofa four-sided grater.
2. Combine in a small bowl; add eggs, ﬂour, salt, and pepper and mix well.
3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Drop batter by heaping
tablespoonfuls into the pan.
4. Cook until golden brown around the edges, about 3 minutes. Turn pancakes over, press
lightly with spatula, and cook about 3 minutes more.
5. Continue cooking pancakes until batter is used up.
6. Top with sour cream or applesauce. Number of servings: 12
Amount per serving: 1 pancake
Sodium 230 mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g