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Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
6:09 pm
[sweetrachel04]
Creamy Pasta with Shrimp
Ingredients:
2 oz. whole wheat rotini pasta
3-4 oz. large raw shrimp (about 10-12)
1 tbsp fat free sour cream
Pam butter flavored spray
1/4 tsp. Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb
1/4 tsp. Cajun seasoning (Tony Chachere's is what I used, Emeril's Essence is good too)
1/4 tsp. lemon pepper
a sprig of fresh basil

Boil pasta as directed on box. While this is boiling, saute shrimp in small frying pan with Pam butter flavored spray (or any brand) for about 1 and a half minutes on each side. Remove from heat. When pasta is done, strain and put back in pot. Add shrimp and immediately add to it the sour cream. Mix those together well and plate. Season with the seasonings I suggested or whatever you like. Spray some more Pam on top of the food and microwave for about 15 seconds. This heats the sour cream and pam enough to be thoroughly cooked. Stir and top with sprig of basil (if you want to) and enjoy!

Calories: 290

P. S. As owner of this fabulous group, I would like to remind you all to INVITE INVITE INVITE! The more people, the more fabulous recipes. Thanks for making the group so great =)
Thursday, September 20th, 2007
8:19 am
[moonshine5]
hey everyone... got a favor to ask.

does anyone have any good, yummy, low-cholesterol recipes that they would like to share?

the boyfriend was just told by his doctor that he has high cholesterol (110 bad, 50 good, i'm not sure how bad that is but it doesn't sound toooo bad...?)

so now he wants to start eating healthier (like i've been suggesting all along lol... but now he has a more concrete incentive)

he's used to eating a lot of fast food here and there, and likes beef, so he's pretty sad to be giving that up but he's trying to be very good.

also, does anyone know if white rice is bad for cholesterol, or if brown rice is better? i think he said his doctor said to stay away from white rice... but i'm assuming that's because the grain in brown rice would be good for bringing cholesterol down, not because he should avoid rice altogether.


probably x-posted but not sure where yet :)
Friday, June 1st, 2007
8:17 pm
[lai_lai_hei]
Blueberry Pancakes
I just have to say, I'm a HUGE fan of pancakes but they are usually too high-calorie for me to have for breakfast. Problem solved with this recipe though!

Ingredients
1/3 cup of oats (not the instant kind)
1/4 cup of blueberries (you can substitute in any other fruit you like, or even chocolate chips, but the calorie count will be slightly different if you do)
3 tbsp egg whites (somewhere between one and two eggs)
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp fat-free milk (I use fat free, but any kind will work)
1 tbsp fat-free cottage cheese
1 tbsp flour
a pinch of salt

Directions
Combine all the ingredients and stir until completely mixed. Spray a skillet with non-fat cooking spray, and drop the batter on it into 2-3 pancakes (or one big one if you like). Flip once it begins to look solid, and cook until both sides are a golden-brown color and the inside is fluffy. Enjoy!

Information
Serving Size- Entire Recipe
Calories: 195
Fat: 2g
Carbs: 32g
Fiber: 4g
Sugar: 6g
Protein: 13g
Thursday, May 31st, 2007
9:19 am
[royannadawn]



I wonder if I can lose the rest by my sister's wedding on August 11?
Sunday, May 27th, 2007
3:34 pm
[sweetrachel04]
One of my absolute favorites!
Greco-Italian Squash Salad

1 yellow squash sliced (30)
1 1/2 cups of fresh baby spinach leaf (15)
6 large black olives, pitted (25)
1 1/2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (180)
1 1/2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar (15)
1/2 oz.  finely grated part-skim mozzarella cheese (35)
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Mix spinach leaf, cheese, and olives in a bowl and set aside.  Pour olive oil and balsamic vinegar into a small frying pan and stir consistently on med-high heat until the oil steams.  Add the yellow squash and turn frequently until it is saturated and heated throughout.  Add the squash to the bowl and pour the remaining oil-vinegar on the salad for the dressing.  Add ground pepper and serve warm.

Total calories:  300

You may not desire that much olive oil/vinegar.  Do it to taste and recalculate your calories!
2:48 pm
[sweetrachel04]
Penne "Alfredo"

2 oz. penne pasta (210)
1 tsp. low cal ranch dressing (12)  I prefer South Beach Diet brand!
2 tbsp. parmesan cheese (60)
3/4 cup of frozen or fresh green beans (30)  NOT CANNED, can substitute broccoli if desired
1/4 tsp garlic salt or salt-free garlic powder
1/4 tsp dried basil or two sprigs fresh
1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Boil the pasta and 3 minutes before it is done cooking, add the green beans.  Boil that additional 3 minutes and strain.  Add ranch and parmesan cheese and mix until melted.  Add all spices.

Total calories:  312

Want an even lower calorie version?  Use whole wheat pasta (try to find some that have 180 calories per 2 oz.) and low-fat parmesan cheese.  Total calories: 262
9:01 am
[trippy37]
A Sunday Morning Breakfast
Veggie Omelet: 75 calories, serves 1

1 tbsp chopped onion
1 tbsp chopped green pepper
1 white mushroom (all veg, 25 calories)
pepper to taste
1/4 cup Garden Vegetable Egg Creations (50 calories)
small amount of apple juice

Place chopped veggies in skillet with apple juice and pepper. Saute until veg are warmed through, but not too soft. Add egg creations, and cook 'till firm. Add 1 tbsp of parmesan cheese for 25 extra calories. Fold and serve immediately.

Yummy!

Current Mood: happy
Saturday, May 26th, 2007
6:53 pm
[trippy37]
Wow...great idea for a forum! And tonight's recipe is...
Veggie pasta! This recipe is for 1 Serving: 325 calories

1 small handful of  dry, whole wheat spaghettini (1 cup cooked) (200)
1/2 a head of broccoli, just the florets, chopped small (25)
1/2 a large onion, chopped (25)
3 white mushrooms, chopped (25)
1/2 cup spaghetti sauce (I use Catelli Garden Select for its low cal, low sodium) (50)
pepper to taste
dried oregano to taste
small amount of apple juice

In a large skillet, put a little apple juice to saute the veg. Add all veg and spices at the same time...saute 'till tender. Add sauce and set aside.
In a large pot, boil water (not salted!) add spaghettini and cook 'till al dente. Pour sauce and veg over spaghettini and enjoy! Add a tablespoon parmesan cheese for 25 more calories

It's almost done and it smells great!

Current Mood: hungry
5:47 pm
[sweetrachel04]
Spicy Tomato Soup w/ turkey breast
Note: This recipe makes TWO servings, so divide accordingly if only cooking for one

1 can of tomato soup (prepare with 1 can of water) (225)
8 oz. turkey breast (sliced or not) (250)
1 tbsp. of zesty ranch sauce/dressing (35)
1 oz. grated part-skim mozzarella cheese (70)
1 1/2 tsp. of Mrs. Dash Table blend seasoning

Prepare the soup with 1 can of water and mix in the ranch. Add 1/2 tsp. of Mrs. Dash to the soup. While the soup simmers, sprinkle the rest of the Mrs. Dash on the turkey breast. Grill the turkey breast on a George Foreman grill or a grill pan on the stove until cooked thoroughly. Serve the soup in two bowls and arrange the turkey on a plate under the bowl. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the soup and serve immediately.

Total calories per serving: 290
4:45 pm
[sweetrachel04]
I'll start with something simple
Simple Macaroni with Spices

1/2 cup dry elbow macaroni (210)
2 tsp. olive oil (80)
2 tsp. Parmesan cheese (20)
1/8 tsp. lemon pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. dried basil

Cook macaroni according to instructions. Add olive oil and spices and stir until mixed well. Sprinkle cheese on top and it's all done!

Total calories: 310
3:56 pm
[sweetrachel04]
Hello and Welcome!
My name is Rachel and I am the moderator of 300_calories.

This community is strictly for recipes. You are more than welcome to introduce yourself, as long as there is a recipe in the post! And PLEASE do not mention eating disorders. If you have one, it is okay to share recipes, but do not talk about any ED. Nothing about binging, purging, or starving please. We do not advocate these behaviors, but we do not discriminate against those who may have a problem.

You may have heard about celebrities who eat 5 small meals a day and look fabulous, and this group is dedicated to finding and sharing recipes for small meals, around 300 calories (more or less is okay). I have found that eating these small meals helps keep me from overeating! I am sick of buying low-cal recipe books, so let's share our recipes!
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