Friday, November 8, 2013

Fit Foods Friday: Spinach Salad

Do you love spinach as much as I do?
Probably not.
I love, I mean LOVE spinach!

I love using spinach chopped up as a base for a salad and even though Thanksgiving is all about stuffing and turkey I insist on having a salad on the table. Here is my go to favorite spinach salad for the fall. I have eaten this salad with a basic balsamic dressing but it is also super YUM with a ff french dressing as well.

Favorite Fall Spinach Salad
3 cups of torn fresh spinach leaves
1 chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup drained canned garbanzo beans

* (sometimes I like to add fresh mushroom or red onion too) *

Toss all ingredients and dress however you like. 

There you have it. Super easy salad to throw together for your Thanksgiving feast!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fit Foods Friday: Broccoli Casserole

Now that it is November, I am excited to share with you all some of my favorite low fat lower calorie Thanksgiving recipes.

Broccoli Casserole
1 1/2 cups shredded non fat cheddar cheese
2 10 0z pkgs. frozen chopped broccoli (thaw and drain)
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1 3/4 cups non fat cottage cheese
1/3 cup fat free egg substitute
2 Tablespoons flour
salt and pepper to taste

Combine 1 cup of the cheese and all other ingredients in a bowl and stir to mix well.
Coat a large casserole dish with cooking spray of choice.
Place broccoli mixture in dish and top with remaining cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes.

Per 2/3 cup serving you are under 70 calories and less than 1 gram of fat!!!