Baked Banana French Toast

Ingredients 3 medium bananas, peeled and sliced, divided 6 slices reduced-calorie whole-grain bread, sliced in half diagonally 4 large eggs 2 large egg whites 1 cup almond milk 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts (optional) 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup Directions Coat a…

Chicken Bow Tie Alfredo

Ingredients 4 cups uncooked multigrain bow tie pasta1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms1 medium onion, chopped2 teaspoons olive oil2 garlic cloves, minced1/2 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed2 tablespoons cornstarch2 cups whole milk2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried…

Low fat Baked Pasta with Spinach

Recipe courtesy of SkinnyTaste.comIngredients:  12 oz uncooked pasta such as ziti28 oz crushed tomatoes (I recommend: Tuttorosso)1 tsp olive oil3 cloves garlic, minced10 oz frozen spinach, thawed1 tsp oregano2 tbsp chopped fresh basilsalt and fresh pepper to taste8 oz fat-free ricotta1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese2 cups (8 oz) shredded part skim mozzarella (I recommend: Polly-O)olive…

Loaded (Sweet Potato Black Bean, Spinach & Pulled Pork) Enchiladas

2 medium sweet potatoes, microwaved until tender 1 15-ounce can of black beans, drained 1 pound frozen spinach, thawed and drained 1/4 cup salsa 4 cups of pulled pork 8 corn tortillas 1 15-ounce can of enchilada sauce 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded 2 green onions thinly sliced. Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Dice sweet…

Cobb Salad with the Best Cobb Salad Dressing

Ingredients Chicken Cobb Salad Ingredients: 6 oz bacon (6 slices) chopped and browned 1 medium head romaine lettuce 5 cups chopped, rinsed and dried 2 cooked chicken breasts from a cooked chicken 2 hard-boiled eggs 1 large avocado sliced 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved 1/2 cup red onion thinly sliced 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbled…

Potatoes Au Gratin with Pulled BBQ shredded Chicken

Ingredients For the chicken 1-1.5 lb of boneless chicken breast 2 celery sticks with leaves if possible 1 carrot. (I had sliced on hand) 1 bay leaf 1 clove of garlic 1/2 of white onion 1.5 Cup of BBQ sauce For Potatoe Au Gratin 1 1/2 cups cream , full fat 2 garlic cloves ,…

Turkey Black Bean Enchilada Bake

Ingredients 1 pound lean ground turkey 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon taco seasoning homemade or store-bought 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup frozen corn no need to thaw 14 1/2 ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 4 ounce can diced green chiles 4 ounces reduced-fat Neufchatel cream cheese, cubed 2 cups…

Lasagna Rolls

Ingredients 12 lasagna noodles cooked to package instructions 16 oz ground beef 85% lean 24 oz marinara sauce 1/2 cup diced onion 3 garlic cloves minced 1 tsp salt or to taste for red sauce 1/2 tsp black pepper or to taste 1/2 tsp dried oregano 15 oz ricotta cheese 1 large egg 1/4 cup…

Ham & Sweet Potatoes Hash

Ingredients 4medium sweet potatoes peeled 4-5 Tbs coconut oil 2/3 cup water approximately 1 cup diced bell peppers, assorted colors I used orange, green and red 3 green onions sliced 1 tbsp. minced garlic from a jar or 2-3 cloves fresh garlic, minced 1 tbsp. fresh chives minced 1 tbsp. fresh marjoram leaves 1 tbsp….

The BEST Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese

Ingredients 16 oz elbow macaroni, cooked (or other tubular pasta) 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 6 tbsp unsalted butter 1/3 cup all purpose flour 3 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy whipping cream 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded 2 cups Gruyere cheese shredded salt and pepper to taste 1 1/2 cups panko crumbs…