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Trimmed Down Winter Favorites

There are some really delicious foods we usually only eat in the winter.  The not so great part are the calorie counts. We can enjoy them AND keep the calories down. Here are a few ideas:

Potato Soup- Most people have potato soup with regular bacon and a creamy soup base. Try this instead: use vegetable broth, with 1/2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar with the desired seasonings you like as your base. I use cut leaf spinach and turkey bacon with 1/2 the fat as the regular version. If you want to cut your carbs lower, substitute turnips for the potatoes. Still satisfying and flavorful, but with 1/2 the calories! Yeah!

Stuffed Peppers- The regular version uses 85/15 ground beef, bread crumbs or mashed potato flakes. Try this instead: vary the color of your peppers to make them more interesting, slicing them in half lengthwise with the seeds removed.. Use 93/7 ground turkey and cooked black rice. Instead of adding egg, use a bit of spaghetti sauce or your favorite salsa. You can easily trim 1/3 of the calories off your delicious dinner!

Green Bean Casserole- instead of using the canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and fried onion rings, try this: use fresh or frozen green beans, sprinkle turkey bacon and onions onto beans in a lightly oiled casserole dish. Add a little bit of vegetable broth. Cut thin slices of onions and saute them in olive oil until golden brown. mix into your beans. Lightly sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder onto them and mix in.  Bake as you normally would with a lid on it. With the remaining 5-10 minutes, sprinkle some crushed corn or rice Chex cereal lightly on top. The calories are slashed in 1/2 and oh, so tasty!

The key to making a favorite dish healthy is to sub high fat meats for leaner meats, avoid deep fried foods, use healthy oils, and forgo heavy cream sauces.Fresh or frozen veggies are definitely better than canned. Use your favorite seasonings for a winter winner!

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