Friday, May 18, 2007

Two Slow Cooker recipes

Here are 2 low-cal, low-fat, slow cooker recipes I've tried recently. I like the soup better than the potatoes, but I omitted some stuff from the potatoes because I think I don't like them (ie, onion, green pepper). I also didn't sprinkle with cheese (gasp!). It was still good though.

I still like the soup better though. I've got some other slow-cooker recipes to try and will post the recipes if I like them!!


Scalloped Potatoes and Beans

Makes 5 servings

1 15-oz. can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 10 ¾ oz. can reduced-fat and reduced-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 stalks celery, sliced ¼ inch thick
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green sweet pepper, chopped
2 tsp. bottled minced garlic
1 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
3 medium potatoes, sliced ¼ inch thick
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

In large bowl, combine kidney beans, black beans, soup, celery, onion, sweet pepper, garlic, thyme and black pepper.
Spoon half of the bean mixture into 3 ½ - or 4-quart slow cooker. Top with potatoes, peas and remaining bean mixture.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8-10 hours or high-heat setting for 4-5 hours. If desired, sprinkle each serving with cheddar cheese.

Per serving: 272 cal, 2 g total fat (0g sat. fat), 2 mg chol., 657mg. sodium, 55 g carbo., 13 g fiber, 16 g pro.



Spinach, Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Makes 6 servings.

3 cups water
1 14-oz. can reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 10 ¾ -oz. can reduced-fat and reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup
2/3 cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed and drained
½ tsp. dried thyme, crushed
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
3 cups chopped cooked chicken or turkey
2 cups shredded fresh spinach

In 3 ½ -or 4-quart slow cooker, combine the water, broth, soup, wild rice, thyme and pepper.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7-8 hours or high-heat setting for 3 ½ -4 hours. Before serving, stir in chicken and spinach.

Per serving: 216 cal., 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 64 mg chol., 397 mg sodium, 19 g carbo., 2 g. fiber, 26 g pro.

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Harmonica Man said...

Chix wild rice soup is my favorite. And this one sounds easy. I'll try it soon and thank you later!

Sandy said...

I'm trying the spinach and chicken soup for Sunday's dinner.

At only 4 weight watcher's points, I can indulge in a scoop of ice cream for dessert. Woo Hoo!

Pendullum said...

Sounds yummy..

 
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