Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tip for today - changing your favorite recipe

I have a tip for today and it is about recipes that include a meat, vegetable and pasta. For example: Chicken Alfredo. When my dh was post heart-attack, and I was searching for recipes to help him, I experimented with this.
The normal ingredients (at least the recipe I have) are:
Chicken
Pasta
Broccoli
Sauce
I began to reduce the amount of chicken, as I INCREASED the amount of broccoli(and cook it a short time to retain the nutrients). Also began to reduce the amount of pasta till it was gone.Yes, Chicken Alfredo with no pasta. If I decide to add some, it is always a fraction of what it used to be. The sauce I lightend up by using lower calorie substitutes and making less. This has now become one of our favorites and the calorie content is way down and the flavor, which is what gives us the "comfort", is still pretty intact, and it is good for us! Joy

5 comments:

Karen said...

YUM! Joy, that sounds like a winner of a recipe. I'm going to try it very soon! Thanks for sharing! I love the idea of working with our current favorites and making them healthy!

Cherry Blossom Blessing said...

Hi Joy, great idea. Glad to hear your hubby is POST AND NOT PAST..due to your sweet touch in all areas! love anita

Dani Joy said...

Great tip!! Thank you for this!

Can´t wait to try it!

Joy, I was wondering if you are calculating your points for your posting? Don´t forget to update your ticker. YOu are doing great!!

Crunchin´Dani Joy

Maribel said...

Thanks! We'll have to try that!

Mary said...

Thanks, Joy! That is a wonderful way to get your "comfort" food without the added calories! With winter coming on, we all are going to be looking for those hot, saucy foods, so this is great, and seems like it could be done with just about any recipe...hope you post some more recipes for us!

Happy crunchin'!
Mary