Three Healthy Recipes for Weight Loss

Aug 7 06:51 2008 Lana Hawkins Print This Article

Three great recipes for health and maintining your weight. Can be used in a weight loss program too.

Sometimes when you are starting a new weight loss program you can be lost about what to eat. No problem! Here are some great foods that are easy to make and are healthy.

Ginger White Tea

White tea is a delicate tasting tea that is complemented by soft flavored herb and spices. This tea has just a touch of ginger to give the drink subtle layers of flavor.


- 1 bag of Tetley White Tea or another comparable White Tea brand

- Boiling hot water

- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

- Sugar substitute (optional)

PREPARATION: Place the ginger and the white tea bag into a mug or teacup and pour the boiling water over the top. Cover and let steep for 2-4 minutes. Add a sugar substitute if desired and stir. Makes one serving with zero calories.

Low Calorie Turkey Ball Soup

This soup is hearty and filling. You can serve it on cold nights as a main dish,Guest Posting or on the side with a sandwich. Turkey ball soup also makes a great lunch. It only has 178 calories per a two cup serving, so fill up!


- 1 pound ground turkey

- 2 cans mixed vegetables

- 3 teaspoons beef bouillon

- 1 ounce dry pasta

- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

- salt and pepper to taste

- 1/2 gallon of water

PREPARATION: Fill a large pot with water and add the canned vegetables, bouillon, pasta and seasonings to it. Put the pot on high heat while you prepare the turkey. Prepare the turkey by rolling small pieces into balls the size of jelly beans and then add the turkey balls to the pot. Let the soup cook until it is boiling and the turkey is well cooked.

Healthy Pasta Dinner

Kids love this dinner because of all the textures and tastes. Broccoli is nubby, the pasta is firm, the sauce is smooth, and the chicken is chewy. It is a winning combination.


1 lb. package of frozen broccoli

12 oz. package of Smart Taste elbow pasta (or another kind of high fiber pasta) cooked

1 tbs. Italian seasoning

1 clove of garlic

Salt Butter flavored cooking spray

2 cans chopped chicken breast (You can also leave out the canned chicken and serve the pasta with a whole chicken breast or fish.)


PREPARATION: Steam the broccoli, then drain it and toss with pasta and chopped chicken breast. Chop garlic into small pieces. Spray a small saucepan with cooking spray and add the garlic and Italian seasoning. Pour garlic over the pasta mixture and toss. Add salt to taste. Serve immediately.

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