Recipes

Granny's Fettuccini CarbonaraServes 4
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1 small egg, lightly beaten
4 thin slices bacon, diced
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
1/2 small onion, diced
1/8 cup white wine
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
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Stir together egg, Parmesan & pepper; set aside. Cook bacon until crisp; drain and crumble.  Leave 1 tablespoon of bacon fat in the pan and add olive oil.  Add onion & garlic and cook until soft.  
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Push onion to the side and add wine.  Cook 3 minutes or until reduced by half.  Rinse noodles and add to the pan. Stir to mix then pour in egg mixture and bacon.  Heat 5 minutes while stirring, garnish with parsley and serve.   
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Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories: 119     Carb: 2 grams      Protein: 4 grams
Fat: 9 grams    Fiber: 0 gram     WW Points Plus: 3
Skinny Dip Mini PizzasMakes 6
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2 large egg whites
1/8 cup grated Parmesan 
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
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Rinse noodles and pat dry with paper towels.  Heat a large nonstick skillet.  Add noodles and "dry fry" until they begin to squeak and shrink a bit and let cool. Put in a food processor. Add the other ingredients and puree until blended. Chill for 30 minutes. 
Preheat oven to 350 F.  Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray or use a Silpat liner.  Shape noodle mixture into 6 patties and place on baking sheet. Pat down to make flatter pizza "crust".
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Bake 25 minutes. Remove from oven and spread with pizza sauce, shredded cheese, your favorite toppings or make ours above with fresh basil, sliced mushroom and a cherry tomato!)  Bake 10-15 minutes and serve.   
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Nutritional Breakdown
(per pizza crust not including toppings)
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Calories:  15.....Carbs:  0 grams.....Protein:  2 grams......Fat:  1 grams
Fiber:  0 grams.....Potassium:  21 mg.....Sodium: 82 mg

California Rice PearlsServes 2
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1 bag Skinny Dip Rice Pearls
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh spinach
2 tablespoons shredded carrot  
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 oz slice lowfat white cheese (Swiss, mozzarella, Monterey Jack)
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon dried basil  (optional)
1 teaspoon diet margarine
salt and pepper to taste
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Drain and rinse rice pearls.  Pour into a small mixing bowl and sprinkle with pepper.  Pour chicken broth over rice pearls and let sit.
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Melt margarine in a saucepan. Cook garlic and carrot about 2 minutes until carrot is tender.  Stir in rice pearls, Parmesan and spinach. Simmer 15 minutes until extra liquid evaporates.  
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Add sliced cheese and stir until melted.  Let sit 3 minutes to firm up before serving.
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Nutritional Breakdown
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Calories:  57.....Carbs:  1 grams.....Protein:  4 grams......Fat:  4 grams
Fiber:  0 grams.....Potassium:  105 mg.....Sodium: 129 mg
Zesty Tuna Macaroni SaladServes 2
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1 bag Skinny Dip Macaroni, or any shape chopped
6 oz can water packed tuna, drained
1/4 cup diced celery
1/8 cup diced red onion
2 tablespoons lite mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lite sour cream
1 tablespoon Kraft Zesty Light Italian dressing
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
1/8 teaspoon pepper
chopped boiled egg (optional)
minced jalapeno (optional)
sliced green onion (optional)
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Rinse and drain macaroni.  Dab with paper towel to remove extra water. Marinate macaroni in Italian dressing for 3 hours. Flake tuna and add to mixing bowl. Stir in sour cream, mayonnaise, onion, celery, dried dill, salt and pepper. Stir macaroni and optional ingredients. Chill before serving.
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Tip:  If you prefer a sweet salad add 1/4 teaspoon powdered stevia before chilling.
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Nutritional Breakdown
(no optional ingredients)
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Calories:  209.....Carbs:  4 grams.....Protein:  22 grams......Fat:  12 grams
Fiber:  1 gram.....Potassium:  333 mg.....Sodium:  657 mg

Spicy Low Carb Mac & CheeseServes 4
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2 bags Skinny Dip Macaroni
2 cups grated sharp low fat Cheddar
4 oz hot chorizo or turkey pepperoni, diced
1 1/2 cups low fat milk OR
3/4 cup cream + 1/2 cup water (less carbs)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Tabasco hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
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Preheat oven to 375 F. Coat a 9x9" baking dish with cooking spray or oil sprayer (to save $$). Rinse and drain macaroni. Cook chorizo and onion in a nonstick skillet until cooked through. 

Pour cream, water, egg, Tabasco and spices in a nonstick saucepan (hard anodized is best). Keep stirring and cook until mixture is hot but not boiling. Add 1 1/2 cups cheese and stir until melted and smooth. 

Stir in macaroni and chorizo, then pour into the baking pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Bake 25 minutes and let sit 5 minutes before serving.
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Nutritional Breakdown
(using cream and chorizo -- add 3 carbs if using low fat milk)
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Calories:  278.....Carbs:  5 grams.....Protein:  22 grams......Fat:  18 grams
Fiber:  0 grams.....Potassium:  227 mg.....Sodium: 427 mg
Low Carb Pepperoni Pasta SaladServes 4
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2 bags Skinny Dip Angel Hair, chopped
3 oz Hormel turkey pepperoni, diced small
1/2 cucumber, seeded & diced
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1/4 cup lite Italian dressing
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon pepper
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Stir together salad dressing, Parmesan cheese and pepper in a small serving bowl. Drain noodles and dab with paper towels to dry well. Add to dressing mixture and toss to coat. Let sit 10 minutes. Add veggies, mozzarella and pepperoni and toss to mix. Serve at room temperature or let chill several hours if desired.
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Nutritional Breakdown
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Calories:  106.....Carbs:  4 grams.....Protein:  9 grams......Fat:  5 grams
Fiber:  1 grams.....Potassium:  234 mg.....Sodium: 632 mg
BBQ Lovers Grilled NoodlesServes 4
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2 bags Skinny Dip Angel Hair
12 button mushrooms, quartered
12 asparagus, sliced in 3" pieces
1/2 medium onion, sliced thin & separated
3 tablespoons any spicy BBQ sauce
1 tablespoon oil
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Drain, rinse and drain again the noodles.  Dab with paper towels to dry and place in a small bowl.  Add BBQ sauce and a generous sprinkle of pepper.  Toss to coat and let sit while grill preheats.
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Placed asparagus, mushrooms and onion in a small bowl.  Drizzle with oil, pepper and garlic salt.  Toss to coat and let sit.  Preheat charcoal grill to medium-high heat.  Coat a BBQ stir fry basket with oil to help prevent sticking.  
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Place veggies in the stir fry basket and cook on the grill while tossing often.  When onions begin to soften, push veggies to the side and add noodles.  Let sit to absorb some smoky goodness!  When they "hiss", flip a few times before mixing with veggies.
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Cook a few more minutes, tossing occasionally, until veggies are tender crisp and noodles are hot.
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Tip:  Add sliced steak, chicken or peeled shrimp for a one pot meal
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Nutritional Background
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Calories:  61.....Carbs: 7 grams.....Protein: 2 grams.....Fat: 3.5 grams
Fiber: 2 grams.....Potassium: 218 mg.....Sodium: 377 mg
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