Recipes

3 Carb Skinny Fried Rice October 22 2011 3 Comments

3 Carb Fried RiceServes 4
 
2 bags Skinny Dip Rice Pearls
3/4 cup frozen peas & carrots
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 green onion, sliced thin diagonally
1 teaspoon chicken broth powder (optional)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon oil
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
garlic powder, pepper & salt to taste
 
Drain and rinse the Rice Pearls.  Dab with paper towels to dry and place in a medium mixing bowl.  Mix together soy sauce and sesame oil in a small cup.  Pour over Rice Pearls and toss to coat evenly.  Let sit to absorb flavors.

In a small saucepan bring 1" of salted water to a boil.  Add frozen peas and carrots.  Cover and cook 3 minutes then drain very well.  Heat a wok and oil over high heat. Add onion and cook 30 seconds.  Stir in carrots and peas and push to the side.  
 
Add egg and break up into pieces as it cooks.  Toss with veggies  Stir in Rice Pearls to mix evenly and spread the sauce.  Taste for seasoning and add soy sauce, sesame oil or pepper as desired.

Nutrition Breakdown
 
Calories:  42.....Carbs:  3 grams.....Protein:  3 grams
Fat:  2 grams     Fiber: 2 grams     WW Points Plus: 1

Skinny Dip Sweet Cayenne Fettuccini September 27 2011 1 Comment

Skinny Dip Sweet Cayenne FettucciniServes 2
 
1 bag Skinny Dip Fettuccini, or any shape
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded & julienned
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup low fat sour cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
 
Drain and boil fettuccini noodles for 1 minute.  Drain and dab with paper towels to dry very well.
 
Coat a large nonstick skillet generously with cooking spray and saute red bell peppers, garlic and cayenne pepper over medium heat for 3 minutes.  Stir in sour cream and broth then simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese until smooth.  

Drain fettuccini, add to skillet and toss to coat well with sauce.  Cook 2 minutes and season with salt & pepper to taste before serving.

Nutrition Breakdown
 
Calories:  145.....Carbs:  9 grams.....Protein:  7 grams.....Fat:  9 grams

Skinny Mexican Rice September 26 2011 3 Comments

Skinny Mexican RiceServes 2
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1 bag Skinny Dip Rice Pearls
1/3 cup spicy salsa
1 slice low fat American cheese, cut in half
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro  
1 jalapeno pepper, finely minced
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt
sour cream & salsa for garnish (optional)
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Skip any ingredients you don't like and add extra spices if you want a "hotter" rice.  Heat oil in a nonstick saucepan on medium heat. Saute garlic and jalapeno for 1 minute and stir in salsa and spices.  Add 1/2 slice cheese and stir until melted.
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Drain and rinse rice pearls.  Stir into salsa mixture with cilantro.  Cook until extra liquid evaporates and rice is desired consistency.  Add salt & pepper to taste. Lay 1/2 slice cheese on top, let melt then serve with garnish.
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Nutrition Breakdown
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Calories:  56     Carbs:  3 grams     Protein:  4 grams
Fat:  3 grams     Fiber:  2 grams     WW Points Plus: 1
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Skinny Dip Spaghetti Pie September 19 2011

Skinny Dip Spaghetti PieServes 4

2 bags Skinny Dip Fettuccini
1 cup Eggbeaters OR
4 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup shredded low fat sharp Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup nonfat milk
4 medium green onions, finely chopped
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
 
Rinse noodles in a colander under running water.  Drain again and dab with paper towels to dry.
 
Stir together Eggbeaters, milk, salt, oregano and cayenne.  Stir in onions.  Generously coat a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray.  Spread noodles in skillet and pour Eggbeaters evenly over the top.  Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 12-14 minutes or until center is almost set.
 
Remove skillet from heat. Sprinkle cheese over the noodle mixture.  Cover and let stand 2 minutes or until egg mixture is set and cheese is melted. Cut into wedges and serve.
 

Nutrition Breakdown
(using Eggbeaters)
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Calories:  101.....Carbs:  3 grams.....Protein:  15 grams.....Fat:  3 grams

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Pasta September 17 2011 1 Comment

 Lemon Pepper Shrimp PastaServes 2
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1 bag Skinny Dip Noodles, any shape
1/2 lb fresh medium shrimp, peeled & deveined
3 cloves garlic, minced fine
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons dry white wine
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons chopped fresh green onion
2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
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Drain, rinse and boil noodles for 1 minute.  Drain again very well.
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Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat and saute garlic 1 minute.  Stir in chicken broth, wine, lemon juice, lemon zest and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is reduced by 1/2.
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Mix shrimp, margarine, green onion and basil into the saucepan. Cook until shrimp is opaque, about 2 minutes. Stir in noodles and cook 2 minutes or until well coated. Salt to taste then serve.
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Nutrition Breakdown
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Calories:  197.....Carbs:  3 grams.....Protein:  23 grams.....Fat:  10 grams

Skinny Dip Confetti Pasta Salad September 03 2011 5 Comments

Skinny Dip Confetti Pasta SaladServes 4
 
2 bags Skinny Dip Angel Hair
3 1-oz slices extra lean sandwich ham, diced
2 slices bacon, cooked crisp & crumbled
1 cup finely diced veggies (celery, bell pepper, onion)
8 medium green pimento olives, sliced
2 tablespoons shredded low fat Cheddar cheese
4 tablespoons lite ranch dressing (we like Kraft Light Done Right)
 
Boil noodles 1 minute then rinse in cold water.  Dab with paper towels to dry very well.  Chop angel hair into smaller "confetti" pieces.  Toss noodles and salad dressing in a serving bowl and let sit 10 minutes. Add other ingredients and toss to mix. Chill 3 hours or overnight. Season with salt & pepper to taste and garnish with cheese and bacon before serving.
 
Nutrition Breakdown
 
Calories:  81.....Carbs:  3 grams.....Protein:  6 grams.....Fat:  5 grams

Instant Hamburger Stroganoff September 03 2011 4 Comments

Instant Hamburger StroganoffServes 4
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2 bags Skinny Dip Fettuccini, or any shape
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 cup water
1 pkg McCormick Stroganoff Mix  (gravy mix aisle)
1/2 cup canned sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon ketchup (optional)
onion power & pepper to taste
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Rinse, drain and boil Skinny Dip Noodles for 1 minute. Drain again and dab with paper towels to dry. Stir stroganoff mix and water in a mixing bowl. Add noodles, toss to coat and let sit.
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Brown ground beef in a nonstick hard anodized skillet until cooked through.  Drain fat and stir in mushrooms and ketchup, then stir in noodles.  Sprinkle generously with onion powder and pepper.  Simmer 5 minutes or until hot and serve.

For special occasions dress this versatile dish up with diced onion, sour cream, chives or Worcestershire sauce.  Also try sirloin steak, chicken breast, ground turkey or pork tenderloin. 

Nutrition Breakdown  .

Calories: 159....Carbs: 1 gram....Protein:  23 grams
Fat: 7 grams     Fiber: 1 gram      WW Points Plus: 4
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Candied Singapore Noodles August 19 2011 4 Comments

Candied Singapore NoodlesServes 4
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2 bags Skinny Dip Noodles, any shape
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon granulated Splenda
1 cup mixed snowpeas, broccoli florets & bell pepper
pinch white pepper
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Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil.  Add noodles & veggies and boil for 1 minute.  Drain again, rinse with cold water and let sit 5 minutes to drain very well.  Spoon into a serving bowl.
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Mix sauce ingredients in a container with a lid.  Shake until the Splenda has dissolved. Taste and add more Splenda if desired.  Pour sauce over the noodles and veggies. Sprinkle lightly with white pepper and toss again.  Serve immediately or chill until cold.  
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Nutrition Breakdown
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Calories:  34.....Carbs:  2 grams.....Protein:  1 gram.....Fat:  2.5 grams

Skinny Sesame Noodles August 12 2011 4 Comments

Skinny Sesame NoodlesServes 4
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2 bags Skinny Dip Angel Hair
1/4 medium onion
1/4 medium bell pepper
6 snow peas, sliced thin diagonally
1/2 stalk celery
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons grated ginger
2 tablespoons peanut oil
3 tablespoons chicken broth
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
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They're a little expensive, but oyster sauce, sesame oil and white pepper are ingredients you'll use often in Asian cooking.  These are authentic strong flavors and you only need a little bit for each recipe.  Store them in the fridge.
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Drain, rinse and boil noodles for 1 minute. Drain in a colander. Dab with paper towels to remove excess water.
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Mix chicken broth, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, white pepper, garlic and ginger in a bowl. Add noodles and toss to coat, let sit.  Slice veggies thin diagonally (a mandolin makes it easy).
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Heat oil in a steel wok. Heat on VERY HIGH until oil begins smoking. Add veggies and stir fry 2 minutes. Add pasta, toss to mix and cook 3 minutes. Garnish with edamame if desired.  
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Tip:  Turn these noodles into a main dish by adding diced chicken, pork or shrimp.
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Nutrition Breakdown
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Calories: 70.....Carbs: 3 grams.....Protein:  0 grams.....Fat: 6 grams

Fast Angel Hair Pesto August 12 2011 3 Comments

5 Ingredient Angel Hair PestoServes 2
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1 bag Skinny Dip Angel Hair, or any shape
1/4 cup fresh basil, julienned (optional)
2 tablespoons prepared basil pesto
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
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Drain, rinse and boil noodles for 1 minute.  Drain again and dab with paper towels to dry well.  Heat oil in a small nonstick skillet.  Cook garlic on medium low for 1 minute.  Stir in pesto sauce and Parmesan cheese until smooth.  Add noodles, pesto, basil & Parmesan and toss to coat. Cook 3 minutes and serve.  Also very good chilled or at room temperature.
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Nutrition Breakdown
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Calories:  129.....Carbs:  1 gram.....Protein:  4 grams.....Fat: 12 grams

Mexican Sour Cream Rice August 10 2011 5 Comments

Skinny Dip Sour Cream RiceServes 4

2 bags Skinny Dip Rice Pearls
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup low fat sour cream
4 oz can diced green chiles, drained
3/4 cup shredded low fat Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup whole kernel corn, drained
2 tablespoons minced onion
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

In a large nonstick saucepan whisk together sour cream, chicken broth, onion and chiles.  Stir in rinsed rice pearls and let sit 15 minutes to marinate. Stir in cheese and cilantro.  Cook 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Let sit 3 minutes to firm up then serve. 

Tip:  Add chopped cooked chicken or shrimp for a 1 pot meal.

Nutritional Breakdown

Calories:  79.....Carbs:  5 grams.....Protein:  5 grams.....Fat:  6 grams     Fiber: 1 gram


Skinny Dip Noodles Alfredo August 10 2011 6 Comments

Skinny Dip Fettuccini AlfredoServes 2
 
1 bag Skinny Dip Fettuccini, or any shape
1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons light sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light
salt, garlic powder & pepper to taste
 
Drain and boil noodles for 1 minute.  Drain again in a colander.  Dab with paper towels to remove extra water.
 
Add both cheeses, sour cream and margarine to a nonstick saucepan on low to melt everything.  Add noodles and toss to coat.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder and cook until hot.

Tip:  Add cooked chicken or turkey for protein or 1 cup frozen broccoli florets for color.

Nutrition Breakdown

Calories:  62.....Carbs:  1 gram.....Protein:  3 grams.....Fat:  0 grams..... 
Fiber: 0 grams.....Potassium:  37 mg.....Sodium:  44 mg


Skinny Dip 0 Carb Bread August 10 2011 25 Comments

Skinny Dip 0 Carb BreadMakes 12 rolls . 
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6 egg separated, plus 2 egg whites 
1 scoop unflavored 0 carb protein powder
6 tablespoons lowfat cottage cheese 
1 tablespoon granulated Splenda
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar 
1 teaspoon baking powder (1 1/2 tsp at high altitudes)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or dried herbs (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
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Preheat oven to 300 F with racks in the middle and bottom third. Separate eggs and prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. . 
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Put all egg whites in a metal bowl and whip at high speed. When beginning to foam add cream of tartar and whip until stiff (won't fall out when you turn the bowl upside down). . 
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Put remaining ingredients (including yolks) in a Magic Bullet and mix until smooth. Add this mixture a tablespoon at a time to the whites and fold carefully until incorporated. Don't deflate the egg whites. . 
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Place 6 mounds on each cookie sheet and bake 30 minutes, rotating cookie sheets after 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack to cool completely before storing. Wrap individually before freezing to prevent sticking together. . 
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Nutritional Breakdown
(per roll)
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Calories: 51.....Carbs: 0 gram.....Protein: 6 grams.....Fat: 3 gram
0 Carb Garlic Bread:  Split a Skinny Dip bread roll in half, spread lightly with diet margarine and sprinkle with garlic powder.  Heat a nonstick skillet or table grill to HOT and grill bread face down 30-60 seconds until golden brown then serve!
1 Carb Grilled Cheese Sandwich:  Split a roll in half and coat insides lightly with diet margarine.  Add a slice of cheese to the outside part and press together so the inside becomes the flat outside.  Heat a nonstick skillet to HOT and grill sandwich face down on each side 60-00 seconds or until golden brown and serve!
Cinnamon Rolls:  Add 4 packets Splenda and 1 teaspoon cinnamon to the egg whites before whipping. Skip garlic powder and pepper.  
Garlic Herb Rolls:  Add 1 teaspoon dried herbs (rosemary, thyme or oregano are good) and include garlic powder and pepper.  Delicious grilled or for sandwiches.
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