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Recipe HELP Pleeeeease..............

I'm having 4 dieting women for lunch this week and need a recipe/menu without shrimp. Can anyone help please???

p.s. yes this is my second request, but I realized that the 1st request would be ignored because of it's lack of urgency. THANKS so much for any help!!!

Sun. Nov 11, 10:45am

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make your own sandwich bar.

you could have all the sammie fixins with low-fat, healthy options. sprouts, different mustards, cooked chicken. have a scale to weigh it up.

offer carrots and celery with light dip as appetizers.

baked lays are good too.

for dessert, you could have fresh fruit with the low cal/low fat cool whip. that stuff is good.

Sunday, November 11, 2007, 10:48 AM

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How about an event salad:
mixed greens and/or fresh spinach
red peppers
artichoke hearts
sprinkling of feta cheese, olives, chopped nuts, garbanzo beans
~2oz of protien per person: grilled chicken or tuna
Low fat balsamic vinaigrette

Accompany the salad with some really fresh whole wheat rolls
And fresh fruit for dessert

Sunday, November 11, 2007, 10:55 AM

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Maybe a baked potato and soup bar?

Have the baked potatoes ready, wrapped in foil, in a basket, and provide a variety of healthy toppings--low fat chili, cooked broccoli, lowfat or fat free melted cheese, FF sour cream, chopped chives, salsa, etc etc etc

Soups--WW's 0 pt vegetable soup and 1 pt chili, others in broth, not cream-based soups.


Sunday, November 11, 2007, 3:45 PM

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A favorite lunch of mine includes two Cooking Light recipes. If it sounds good - I'll post the actual recipes.

A fabulous Chicken Salad - it has apples, lite sour cream and a touch of cinnamon, which makes it SO good. I serve this with either pita bread or I buy a nice crunchy flatbread cracker (usually in the deli section) to serve with it.

And a great five fruit salad that's tossed with a touch of brown sugar and nutmeg (?) It just jazzes it up a bit so it's no the same ole fruit salad.

Those two things usually make a perfect lite lunch.

Sunday, November 11, 2007, 6:01 PM

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Please post those 2 recipes. They sound great and I'm always looking for new recipes.
My daughter just made a Rachel Ray chili made with ground chicken that was very good and healthy (teenagers even liked it!) She googled the recipe and found it.

Sunday, November 11, 2007, 6:09 PM

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I love chicken & veggie skewers (or use lean steak or do both) - I use oinion, red, orange and yellow pepper, zuchinni, yellow squash, cherry tomatoes and musroom caps. I might marinate the chickn in a bit of olive oil,. garlic and lemon juice for a really greek flavor, but really a bit of sea salt is all you need. They tak ~8 minutes in the broiler or if you live in a mild climate - they're perfect for grilling.

With those I'll make tzaziki sauce with LF yogurt and serve with the skewers and whole wheat pita bread (which I pop on the grill at the last minute). I also make greek salad with heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, feta and kalamatas. I use LF dressing and LF feta (I use much less than any restaurant though and crumble it fine) and I chop the kalamatas into 4ths so you still get that flavor but use much less than most recipes call for.

You can make the tzaziki sauce in advance, but my friends like to put together their own skewers and we have a ball chatting and assebling. The salad is nothing to whip together. The trick is to have all ingredients prepped and just pull them out of the fridge ready to be used.

We do vietmese spring rolls this way too and I have a great lettuce wrap recipe that is heavy on veggies and gets raves. Poached halibut or salmon piccata (I don't use nearly the butter that most restaurants do, but instead use a flavorful veggie broth w/shallots for the poaching) with a large chopped salad has always been a winner for me as well.

I really love it that my friends and I are all on the same wavelength when it comes to eating healthy. So much fun to explore new recipes and enjoy each other's company! Bon appetite and let us know what you made.

Sunday, November 11, 2007, 9:52 PM

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Chicken Salad and Five Fruit Salad recipes

Here you go! I love, love, love this recipe!

Chicken-Apple Crunch Salad

Inspired by the classic Waldorf salad, this version features chunks of white-meat chicken and sweet-tangy Granny Smith apples. The mayonnaise and sour cream dressing is spiked with lemon juice and cinnamon.

2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
1 cup diced Granny Smith apple
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup raisins
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 tablespoon reduced-fat sour cream
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine mayonnaise and remaining ingredients, stirring well with a whisk. Add mayonnaise mixture to chicken mixture, tossing well to coat.
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Nutritional Information
CALORIES 207(19% from fat); FAT 4.4g (sat 1.2g,mono 1.2g,poly 1.4g); PROTEIN 22.4g; CHOLESTEROL 61mg; CALCIUM 32mg; SODIUM 402mg; FIBER 1.1g; IRON 1.2mg; CARBOHYDRATE 18.4g

1 tbl grated orange rind
1 cup fresh orange sections
1 cup fresh black berries
1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
1 cup cubed fresh pear
1/4 firmly packed brown sugar
1/8 tsp ground cloves

Combine ingredients and stir mixture well. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. 8 servings (1/2 cup) 81 calories.

Sunday, November 11, 2007, 11:25 PM

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Thank you all so much for your suggestions!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 4:09 AM

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to the op

what did you end up serving???

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 7:11 AM

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Lite baby sandwiches with veggies on the side might be good.

How about Ceasar Salad and a low fat soup. That might work.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 12:17 PM

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THis is the OP....
I served split pea soup and a large avacado, manderine orange salad, pine nut salad.

Thank you all again for your suggestions. Sometimes just getting ideas will help you decide what you do or don't want to serve. It all helps and I really appreciate all your answers whether I used them or not.

Monday, November 19, 2007, 10:47 AM

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sorry i saw thi way to late. If you still need a recipe, I have a vegetarian, tofu stirfry that's really low calorie, healthy, and can be served on top of brown or Basmati rice. Just let me know.

Monday, November 19, 2007, 10:00 PM

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