Category Archives: Weight Control

Eggplant Caviar

¼ cup dehydrated onion flakes
¼ cup onion bouillon
2 cups cooked eggplant
1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
Artificial sweetener to equal 1 teaspoon sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt
Lemon slices, to garnish
Nutmeg, to garnish

Combine onion flakes and bouillon. Let stand 5 minutes. Combine onion mixture, eggplant, green pepper, tomato, sweetener, and garlic in blender container; process at medium speed until mixture is pureed. Transfer to skillet. Cook over very low heat, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes. Chill. Add lemon juice and salt; garnish with lemon slices and sprinkle with nutmeg. Divide evenly. Makes 6 servings.


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Gin and Tonic, Low-Calorie Deviled Eggs

12 hard-cooked eggs
1 medium cucumber
6 radishes
4 tablespoons minced onion
¼ cup imitation mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dillweed
2 tablespoons chopped dill pickle

Peel hard-cooked eggs and slice in half lengthwise; remove yolks and set aside for later use (see note, below). Peel cucumber, split in half, scoop out seeds and discard; dice cumber flesh.

Trim radishes and dice. Mix cucumber, radishes, onion, imitation mayonnaise, dillweed, and chopped picked together; if desired, add hot sauce or curry powder for stronger flavor. Spoon mixture into cooked egg whites and serve.

Note: Egg yolks are not extraordinarily high in calories; the average egg contains only 80 calories, and most of the deviled egg recipes in this section contain only 50-60 calories per deviled egg half.

However, egg yolks are high in cholesterol, and using the yolkless recipe above eliminates cholesterol altogether and reduces the number of calories per deviled egg half to about 20.

Leftover yolks may be crumbled and added to casseroles and salads or sprinkled over soups or cooked green vegetables when calories and cholesterol are of little concern.


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Strawberry Delight

1 envelope strawberry flavored low-calorie gelatin
1 cup canned skimmed evaporated milk
Artificial sweetener to equal 2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened strawberries, sliced
½ teaspoon vanilla

Prepare gelatin according to package directions; chill until set. Put milk, bowl and beaters in freezer for about 1 hour – milk should be icy. Add 1/2 sugar substitute to strawberries (if frozen berries are used, they should be partially thawed.) Beat milk with vanilla and remaining sugar substitute at high speed until stiff peaks form. Quickly whip gelatin and strawberries together. Fold gelatin into whipped milk and mix gently until no white streaks remain. Taste for sweetness and add more sugar substitute if desired – use caution as too much sugar substitute becomes bitter tasting.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 2 HR.
Approximate calories per serving: 60


SUGGESTED MENU
Broiled Turbot
Marinated Cucumbers
Asparagus Spears
Strawberry Delight


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Turkey-Stuffed Mushrooms

15 large mushrooms
1 ½ pounds ground turkey
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 carrot, shredded
2 tablespoons dried minced onions
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon celery salt
2 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon catsup
1 tablespoon steak sauce

Heat oven to 375°. Gently wash and dry mushrooms. Reserve caps; remove stems and finely chop. Combine ground turkey, mushroom stems, parsley, carrot, onions, salt, pepper and celery salt. Place a mound of mixture on each mushroom cap. Arrange in a lightly-greased baking dish. Pour chicken broth in pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until done. Blend catsup and steak sauce and brush tops of turkey mixture 5 minutes before completion of cooking.

Serves: 5
Preparation time: 1 HR.
Approximate calories per serving: 165


SUGGESTED MENU
Celery and Cucumber Sticks
Turkey-Stuffed Mushrooms
Steamed Broccoli
Fresh Pineapple


©1973 Curtin Publications, Inc., New York, N.Y. PRINTED IN U.S.A.

Lime-Baked Chicken

2 pounds skinned and boned chicken breasts
¼ cup prepared mustard
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon
1 teaspoon tarragon leaves
½ teaspoon parsley flakes
1 lime, sliced

Coat chicken breasts in sauce made with mixture of mustard, lime juice, chicken bouillon, tarragon and onion salt. Place in baking dish. Sprinkle chicken with parsley; top with lime slices. Bake at 325°F. (moderately slow oven) for 40 minutes, or until chicken is tender. Divide evenly. Makes 4 dinner servings.

CHICKEN LIVERS WITH APPLES AND ONIONS

1 pound chicken livers
8 ounces thinly sliced onions
2 medium apples, peeled and diced
Artificial sweetener to equal ¼ teaspoon sugar, or to taste
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Cut chicken livers in half, then wash and dry. Cook onions and apples together in a non-stick pan until almost soft. Season with sweetener, salt, and pepper. Add chicken livers and cook, turning often, until livers are just cooked through. Cut one liver to test for doneness – it should be faintly pink inside. Divide evenly.


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Fish Fillets Pensacola

1 pound fillet of sole
1 teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 lemon or 1 lime
½ small orange, diced

Sprinkle fish with salt, pepper, and onion powder. Lightly squeeze ½ lemon or lime over fish. Dice remaining half. Set aside. Roll fillets, securing with bits of toothpicks, if necessary. Sprinkle with diced orange and reserved lemon or lime. Bake in a non-stickk pan at 375°F. (moderate oven) for 15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with fork. Divide evenly. Makes 2 dinner servings.

Pâté Glaze

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
¼ cup bouillon
¼ cup buttermilk
½ teaspoon prepared mustard
¼ teaspoon onion salt
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
Artificial sweetener to equal ¼ teaspoon sugar or to taste

Sprinkle gelatin over bouillon in small saucepan. Stir over low heat until gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in buttermilk, mustard, onion salt, salt and pepper. Cool. Add artificial sweetener. Chill until syrupy. Use with Liver Pâté en Masque (see Card #14)


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Crab Newburg

½ cup evaporated skimmed milk
½ cup chicken bouillon
½ teaspoon paprika
½ bay leaf
Dash thyme leaves
Dash cayenne pepper
12 ounces cooked crabmeat
2 teaspoons sherry extract
1 cup cooked enriched rice

In saucepan, combine milk, bouillon, paprika, bay leaf, thyme and cayenne pepper. Cover and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Add crabmeat and sherry extract. Simmer 5 minutes longer, until heated through. Divide rice evenly into 2 ramekins or soup bowls. Spoon half of crab mixture over each portion of rice. Makes 2 dinner servings.


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Pumpkin-Orange Mélange

2 small oranges, peeled and diced
16 ounces canned pumpkin
Artificial sweetener to equal 1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon brandy extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
HARVEST WHIPPED TOPPING (below)

Reserve a few orange pieces for garnish. Divide fruit evenly into 4 sherbet glasses. Combine pumpkin, artificial sweetener, brandy extract, and pumpkin pie spice; mix well. Spoon one-fourth the mixture over each portion of diced oranges. Chill 2 hours. Just before serving, garnish each serving with one portion Harvest Whipped Topping and reserved diced orange, evenly divided. Makes 4 servings.

HARVEST WHIPPED TOPPING
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk
1/3 cup ice water
Artificial sweetener to equal 2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon black walnut extract

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Beat a high speed until mixture stands in peaks. Divide evenly. Makes 4 servings.


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Oyster Bake

1 1/2 cups (10-ounce package) frozen chopped spinach, thawed at room temperature
2 medium carrots, sliced
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
12 ounces drained canned oysters
1 cup skim milk
1/4 teaspoon imitation butter flavoring
2 drops hot sauce
Fresh spinach leaves

Combine spinach and carrots in baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon rind. Place oysters on top of vegetables. Combine skim milk, butter flavoring, and hot sauce; pour over oysters. Bake at 350°F (moderate oven) for 10 minutes, or until hot. Garnish with fresh spinach leaves. Divide evenly. Makes 2 dinner servings.


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Cherry Pies

1 cup frozen unsweetened cherries or (30 small fresh pitted cherries)
1/2 cup cold water
Artificial sweetener to equal 4 teaspoons sugar, or to taste
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
Dash of cinnamon
2 slices enriched white bread, crumbed
2 tablespoons imitation (or diet) margarine

Combine cherries, cold water, sweetener, gelatin, and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Reserve one-fourth of the bread crumbs. Divide remainder in half and press against bottom and sides of 2 individual pie dishes. Divide cherries evenly into dishes, and sprinkle each portion with equal amounts of remaining crumbs. Bake at 350° (moderate oven) for 10 minutes or until topping browns. Dot each pie with 1 tablespoon imitation margarine, and bake 1 minute longer. Makes 2 servings.


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