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3/8/17 10:25 P

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WOW... saw this recipe on the front page today and had to try it! WOW... it's awesome. I did read the reviews and double the splenda the recipe called for, and I'm glad... they're perfect. Everything else was exactly the same and they taste really great, and it's easy to make.

Black Bean Brownies-- (no flour whatsoever!)



Here's the link for the brownies if anyone is interested: recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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They taste even better the next day after cooling in the fridge... although they tasted pretty great the first day too.

Someone in the comment section of the recipe said she makes them and freezes them for later use. I have a ton of beans left over (prepared a big 2 pound bag, not cans) so I"m going to make black bean soup for dinner (love it) and then use the rest to make a few multiples of these brownies and freeze them so I have a supply of them. They're great.

Edited by: TAMIP62 at: 3/9/2017 (11:02)
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2/27/17 10:18 A

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Chicken vegetable soup! That's as much a shock to me as to anyone! I was so not a soup person, but for the past couple of years, I've found soup to be comforting. When I started making it, I would fill it with all kinds of carbs (didn't I say comforting?), but one night, after feeling that all too familiar throat tickle, I just wanted the broth and veggies with a little of the chicken. I got better, felt satisfied and had some left over. The leftovers were even better and satisfying, so I made another batch, just for the flavor. I started doing the caloric calculations, liked the numbers, and have been making it ever since!

I start with chicken thighs (better flavor, higher in calories than breast meat, but negligible for me because I am not a breast meat fan). Add lots of garlic and onions, plenty of herbs and spices (curry and ginger are almost staples), very little salt, but enough to taste, then run the celery, carrots and kale through the food processor to add some "body" to the broth. Anything else after that is based on mood and availability. It's also a great part of meal prep for weeks I know my schedule is going to be tight.

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11/18/16 2:19 P

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Sounds good! :-)

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11/18/16 1:23 P

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I like to take a tomato soup base, it can either be an actual can of tomato soup or if I don't have that I will use a can of V-8 and some chicken broth. Then I add whatever veggie leftovers we have around. Usually it is cauliflower, onions, garlic, broccoli, green beans, carrots and often some zucchini and other garden veggies depending on the time of the year. These are usually pre-cooked leftovers so I just heat it up in a pot or crockpot depending on how many of us are eating it. It is a super fast, low calorie way to stock up on veggies and feel full. I often add some red pepper flakes or other spices because I like my food to have a little kick.

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11/1/16 8:07 P

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Yes, I do need to up my veggies! Thanks, Dawn!

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11/1/16 8:06 P

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Has anyone tried smearcase? It's Amish.....it's just cottage cheese with applebutter on it.

I have been eating it for breakfast, depending on what you buy....I got the lowfat
cottage cheese, I eat a 1/2 cup of the cottage cheese and 1 - 1/2 tablespoons of
applebutter. I get 10-12 grams of protein, maybe 10 carbs, 150 calories.


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11/1/16 7:58 P

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If I want one of my favorite comfort foods I give it a makeover. I replace sour cream with plain Greek yogurt (it is thicker than FF sour cream), other dairy with LF or FF versions, half the meat and double the veggies ,etc.. This helps me a lot. I put it in the recipe calculator and it gives me the nutritional information.

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11/1/16 6:43 P

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Okay, thanks!!! Everyone keep coming up with ideas.....maybe we can help each other
that way!

I personally get stuck sometimes. We have so much food here (not all healthy) but once
I get to a certain point of tiredness my brain shuts down and I can't think.....I noticed one
of the teams were just sharing what they ate recently, and I tried a couple of their ideas,
it was so simple.....but when my brain shuts down it shuts down.

I appreciate each ones input. Happy Thanksgiving Season to you all!!!

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11/1/16 6:36 P

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Love soups! I buy the microwaveable precut butternut squash, cook it and put it in the boxed butternut soup.

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11/1/16 1:36 P

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Sounds good! I love soups in the fall especially!

I seem most successful just alternating familiar recipes, like pot roast.
I will make regular pot roast....beef, potatoes, carrots, and onions.
Cut back a little on the potatoes, not put the gravy on it, drain off a lot of the fats (also
the flavor) emoticon and it seriously is very good, especially when it has
simmered all day.

Another is my ham, green beans and potatoes, I will make the same way, drain some
of the fats off, and use less potatoes, more green beans and we are still eating the
same foods.

Enjoy fall cooking.

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11/1/16 1:18 P

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I make a veggie chili when it starts to get cold that is very filling

3-5 cans of any type of beans (navy, garbanzo, pinto, kidney, white, black etc.) rinsed
1 jar of salsa (any flavor and heat)

Mix together. Heat and serve. I top with sprinkle of FF cheddar cheese, a handful of diced sweet onions and a dollop of FF sour cream

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10/31/16 4:52 P

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I could do that!!!! emoticon

Thanks so much~~~

Have a great week!

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10/31/16 4:20 P

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Banana Wrap: 1 Banana, 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter, 1 Whole Wheat Wrap. Very filling and great for lunch. Anyway that is how we started our journey. emoticon

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10/31/16 1:15 P

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If you have a favorite combination or recipe that seems to help you lose weight,
could you share it with the rest of us? Thank you!

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