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    Default The B2G Cookbook

    Edited by PhotoNut to update the thread:

    This thread was started back in 2006 for the intent of collecting healthy and bandster friendly recipes. Please feel free to add your favorite recipes to the thread, but be sure to include nutritional values and serving sizes. At the request of our users, the thread has now been made sticky and will always appear at the top of the nutritional forum.

    Thanks for everyone's contributions!
    Last edited by PhotoNut; 06-08-2009 at 09:56 AM.

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    Default Calculating Nutritional Info for Your Recipes

    Hey Everyone,

    If you want to break down serving sizes and nutritional info for a recipe you can use Sparkpeople.com. Click the "Resource Center" tab then click "recipes." Look for the box on the left that says "My Cookbook and Recipe Calculator." Using this feature you can add your own recipes and it will calculate the nutritional information for each portion.
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    Thank you so much Linda! that is a great resource!
    Last edited by PhotoNut; 06-08-2009 at 10:04 AM.

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    all right. i am going to start this out.

    Name of dish/drink: Fruit Smoothie

    Section of book: Drinks & Desserts

    Description of dish/drink (will be used in the cookbook so be creative!): This is a great filling thick smoothie that is full of fiber, can have protein power added to get in some much needed protein, and is sweet enough to be used as a dessert. It is also customizable based on your particular tastes. It is vitamin rich and packed with nutrients. The optional wheat germ is great for your fiber intake, and really helps with your digestion. It also makes the smoothie last longer if banded.

    Ingredients:
    1 banana
    1 c frozen strawberries
    1/2 c frozen blueberries
    1 c pomegranate juice
    1 c skim milk
    1/2 c wheat germ (optional)

    Preparation: Peel banana and slice. Place this in a freezer ziplock baggie and freeze. Add frozen strawberries, juice and milk to blender. Blend. Slowly add blueberries, then banana. Add wheat germ if you choose.

    Number of servings: 4 smoothies

    Nutritional information: Calories: 220, Fat 2g, Carbs 47g, Dietary Fiber 5g, Protein (without protein powder) 8g

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    Name of dish/drink: Chicken Casserole

    Section of book: Dinner

    Description of dish/drink (will be used in the cookbook so be creative!): This casserole heats you up, fills you up, and keeps you full for a long time. its a great wintertime dish, and is very quick and easy to prepare!

    Ingredients:
    4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
    1 can 98% fat free Cream of chicken condensed soup
    1 can 98% fat free Cream of celery condensed soup
    1 bag herb seasoned dry stuffing

    Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Clean all the fat from the chicken breasts. Boil in a large pot with water till fully cooked, but not rubbery. Times will vary depending on thickness of chicken. Remove breasts and set aside to cool slightly. Prepare stuffing with water from chicken. Do not add butter or oil to the stuffing, just water. Set stuffing aside. Open the cans of soup and mix together in a bowl. Do not add water or milk. Shred chicken. In a deep square casserole dish cover bottom with a thin layer of stuffing. Then layer the chicken thinly and evenly. Then layer the soup mix to cover the chicken. Repeat until you have used all the stuffing, chicken and soup mix. Cover top with a light layer of stuffing. Cover with foil or lid and bake for 35 minutes.

    Number of servings: approx 10 servings

    Nutritional information: Calories: 295, Fat 5g, Carbs 21g, Protein 28g
    Last edited by NotSoFunny; 09-24-2006 at 06:55 PM.

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    Name of Dish: Savory Hubbard Squash Soup

    Section of Book: Liquid Recipes?

    Ingredients:1 Medium Hubbard Squash, peeled and cubed. (yields about 1.25 pounds of raw squash)
    5 cups low sodium chicken broth
    4 cups water
    1 tsp Garam Masala (a spice found in most grocery stores)
    4 sprigs rosemary or thyme, tied together
    1/2 cup onion, chopped fine (or 2Tbsp dried minced onion)

    Directions:
    Preheat oven to 350. Place cubed hubbard squash on cookie sheet. Spray with olive oil Pam. Bake 35-40 minutes or until tender.

    Place cooked squash into a soup pot, along with rest of ingredients.
    Simmer the above for 35-40 minutes. Blend in batches until smooth. Place mixture back on stove at a simmer for about 15 minutes longer, until thick.

    Optional: May add 2tbsp fat free half and half to each cup of soup, adding 20 cals per cup.

    Yield: 6 cups

    Nutritionals (per cup):
    Cals: 102
    Fat: 1.8
    Carbs 17.6
    Protein 6
    Lyn
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    Name of Dish: Mushy Man's Cauliflower Puree

    Type of Dish: Mushy Vegetable

    Ingredients:
    1 head cauliflower, cleaned and separated into florets
    Skim milk and water, to cover
    4 Tbsp low fat cream cheese
    salt and pepper to taste

    Options: nutmeg

    Directions:

    Place cut up cauliflower into large stock pot and cover with half milk and half water. Cook at a simmer until tender (approximately 30 minutes)
    DRAIN WELL (important so that it does not get too mushy)

    Place in food processor with cream cheese and blend. Season to taste.

    This is better than it has a right to be!

    Yield: 2 Cups

    Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
    Nutritionals:Cals: 47
    Fat: 3g
    Carbs: 3.25
    Protein: 2.5
    Lyn
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    Question Re: Cookbook: Boiling question

    Quote Originally Posted by FunnyDuddies View Post
    Name of dish/drink: Chicken Casserole


    Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Clean all the fat from the chicken breasts. Boil in a large pot with water. Reomove breasts and set aside to cool slightly. Prepare stuffing with water from chicken. Do not add butter or oil to the stuffing, just water.
    Ummm, how long boil the chicken?
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    hehehe good point. You'd think my technical writing classes would have kicked in by now. Edited and fixed. thank you.

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    bump. i know there are a lot of cooks here. lets get this filled!!

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