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Jan 5, 2009 07:27 AM

Favorite Cooking Light (or the like) Recipes?

Hi All,

I'm looking for some new recipes for 2009...I have had luck with Cooking Light recipes, but would be interested in any ideas that you would consider 'healthy' and delicious.

Thanks in advance,

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  1. I just made cottage cheese pancakes on Sunday morning with a handful of oats and only a spoonful of wwheat flour and an egg. blend in your mini food processor.

    i know that the rest of the world is not into cottage cheese but it is a nice alternative to ricotta for lasagna and pasta dishes as well as quiche.

    try using blended oats or wheat germ (or the like) for bread crumbs in meatballs.

    make your own hummus and dial down the tahini. eat with carrots and celery instead of pita chips.

    1. These are my favorite recipes from Cooking Light. Enjoy....

      Basil Shrimp with Feta and Orzo

      Citrus Glazed Scallops with Avocado salsa

      Asiago Dip with Crostini

      Grilled Pork and Rice Noodle Salad

      1. I have been making these Cooking Light Chicken Burgers for years. I don't use the peanut sauce, but my husband loves it. And my kids eat them too.

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        1. re: valerie

          Here are a few go to recipes that I like when I am eating healthy, but don't want to feel deprived. I find these recipes to be satisfying and filling for the long winter months ahead of me (in MN).
          Cooking Light's Chicken Marsala. I typically forgo the pasta and peas and instead, I serve it with some type of vegetable (broccoli or green beans). I also add some dried porcini with a little of the soaking liquid to the fresh mushrooms.

          Shape Mag's Country Oven Fried Chicken (hearty, moist and delicious)

          Turkey Meatloaf (also hearty and delicious)

          Ellie Krieger's Chili- I add 1 T chilipowder and a can of corn to this. I also top with fresh cilantro before serving. If you have the calories to spare, serve with fresh tortilla chips( cut corn tortilla into quarters, brush with oil on both sides or use cooking spray, top with sea salt, bake at 350 for 12-15 minutesuntil crunchy ).

          1. re: valerie

            Here is another one that I make on a somewhat regular basis. It's called Sweet Hot Tofu. It is very easy to make with chicken (I usually cut it into strips) or tonight I am making it with ground turkey -- almost like a Mapo Tofu sort of thing. And I don't make it too spicy so my daughter won't complain.


          2. Many years ago (either 1996 or 1997) I found a recipe for pesto chicken rollups in Cooking Light, and I've been enjoying them ever since. I long ago lost the actual recipe, but I just wing it when I make it anyway.

            Pound chicken breasts until thin.
            Combine some ff cream cheese, pesto, and roasted red peppers in a bowl. Spread on one side of the chicken breast and roll up, securing with a toothpick.
            Roll the chicken in a mixture of crushed cornflakes, salt, parsley, and paprika.
            Bake at 350 for about 35 minutes, until done.

            It's fast, easy, and really delicious.