Category Archives: Weight Control

Salmon Bisque

⅔ cup cottage cheese
½ cup evaporated skimmed milk
¾ cup chicken bouillon
¾ cup tomato juice
2 tablespoons chives
½ teaspoon paprika
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons chopped pimento
4 ounces drained, canned salmon, flaked

Combine cottage cheese and milk in blender container; process at low speed until mixture is smooth. Add bouillon, tomato juice, chives, paprika, cayenne pepper, and nutmeg. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in pimento and salmon. Cook 3 minutes longer. Divide evenly. Makes 2 luncheon servings.


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Salmon Cake

8 ounces drained, canned salmon
2 medium eggs, separated
½ cup skim milk
¼ cup finely chopped celery
2 tablespoons dehydrated onion flakes
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon paprika
2 medium eggs, hard-cooked and sliced

Mash salmon. Beat egg yolks with milk. Add celery, onion flakes, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir into salmon; mix well. Beat egg whites until stiff but no dry. Gently fold into salmon mixture. Spoon into a nonstick, 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 350°F (moderate oven) for 45 minutes, or until firm. Garnish with sliced eggs. Divide evenly. Makes 4 luncheon servings.


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Blomkål Med Currysås (Cauliflower With Curry Sauce)

Cooking time: approximately 30 min

Ingredients: (4 pers.)
1 large head of cauliflower
Water
Salt
1 packet frozen peas
2 hardboiled eggs

Sauce:
1 tablespoon margarine
2 tablespoons flour
1-2 teaspoons curry
approximately 3 dl vegetable broth
1 egg yolk
½ dl cream
1½ hg frozen shrimp
salt
white pepper
cut dill

Preparation:
1. Clean the cauliflower head and cook it until just and evenly soft in lightly salted water.
2. Fry margarine and curry for the sauce, stir in the flour, and dilute with vegetable broth a little at a time. Let the sauce cook for a few minutes.
3. Heat the sauce with the egg yolk stirred in the cream. Mix in the prawns and take the pan off the heat. Season to taste.
4. Place the cauliflower on a heated plate and pour the curry sauce over it. Sprinkle with dill.
5. Garnish with halved hard-boiled eggs and peas.

Approximately 325 calories per portion.


Translation from original Swedish via Google Translate


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Soybeans Italiano

1 cup Tomato Sauce Italiano (below), divided
1½ cups (10-ounce package) frozen chopped spinach
16 ounces cooked, dried soybeans

Bring ½ cup Tomato Sauce Italiano to a boil in a saucepan. Add spinach. Simmer covered, 5 minutes, or until spinach is cooked. Add remaining Tomato Sauce and soybeans. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes, or until heated throughout. Makes 2 dinner servings.

TOMATO SAUCE ITALIANO

4 cups mixed vegetable juice
2 tablespoons wine vinegar
2 packets beef broth and seasoning mix or 2 beef bouillon cubes
1 tablespoon onion powder
Artificial sweetener to equal 4 teaspoons sugar
5 peppercorns
1 small garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon basil leaves
½ teaspoon chili powder

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, for 40 minutes, or until mixture is reduced by half. Divide evenly. Makes 4 servings, about ½ cup each.


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Rosy Perfection Salad

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 ¼ cups cold water, divided
Artificial sweetener to equal ¼ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cups finely shredded red cabbage, divided
1 cup chopped celery
1 tablespoon chopped pimento
Parsley, to garnish

In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water, to soften. Add artificial sweetener and salt. Stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat. Add remaining water, vinegar, and lemon juice. Chill until syrupy. Fold in 1 cup of the cabbage, celery, and pimento. Spoon into a 1-quart mold. Chill until firm. Unmold, garnish with parsley and remaining 1 cup of cabbage. Divide evenly. Makes 4 servings.


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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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