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Weight Loss Recipes 2011

Updated on September 30, 2011
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Where Do You Find Healthy Weight Loss Recipes

For the best weight loss recipes, look for a healthy cookbook,

Almost all healthy cookbooks have weight loss recipes, because weight loss recipes are healthy recipes.

Now, this simple article cannot give you a full cookbook of healthy weight loss recipes, but like Mary Swint from Lima Ohio, losing weight is a choice for getting healthy.

Mary says, "I chose to get healthy by losing weight. I did this by exercising and watching what I eat....I know as a healthcare worker that obesity is just as deadly as cancer." She lost 98 lbs .

Linda Hedington from Warsaw, IN lost 101 lbs . She said, "It's relieved some of my joint pain and has made me move so much better. I am off one of my blood pressure pills and my thyroid medicine has decreased three times."

So where do you find recipes and a healthy cookbook?

They are everywhere. Magazines have healthy recipes for losing weigh. Websites, book stores, hospitals, non-profit foundations, family, friends...product sites, weight management sites...everyone seems to offer recipes and help. Donna Krech is a weight loss professional who says it is lack of motivation that keeps us overweight.

In order to beat the yo-yo diet game, we need to find the motivation to DO it. Not just to lose the weight, but to retrain the metabolism so you can keep it off.

Recipes for weight loss should be healthy recipes that we can live with and eat with our families, take to parties and social gatherings. Here are a few recipes to help.

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Photographer Suat Eman | Source


Creamy Parsley Veggie Dip

1 cup fat-free mayonnaise

1/3 cup mined fresh parsley

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon light salt

1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free sour cream

2 tablespoons finely chopped onion

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Assorted fresh vegetables

In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Serve with vegetables.

Serves: 9 Fat grams: less than 1 Protein: 1.8

For Vegetables And Chips:

Touch Down Taco Dip

1 can (9 ounces) bean dip 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese

1/4 cup fat-free sour cream

1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix

1 garlic clove, pressed

1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded veggie cheese

1/2 medium tomato, seeded and diced

2 green onions, sliced

1/4 cup pitted ripe olives

1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread bean dip over bottom of baking dish. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, taco seasoning mix and garlic. Spread mixture over bean dip. Grate cheese over top and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and top with tomato, green onion, olives, and cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips.

Serves: 8 Fat grams: 1.9 Phase: 4 Protein: 5.2

Better Pizza

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And Who Can Live Without Pizza?

Here's a pizza crust recipe that will be everybody's favorite:

This recipes can be found in the Thin and Healthy Forever Cookbook. Healthy cooking doesn't have to taste bad. Make healthy eating a habit. ...Everyone will thank you.

Thin and Healthy Pizza Dough.

1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 package artificial sweetener

1 package active dry yeast

1 teaspoon canola or olive oil

1 tablespoon cornmeal

1/4 teaspoon light salt Non-stick cooking spray

For crust: mix 3/4 cup of flour, yeast, sweetener, and salt. Add oil and1/2 cup warm water (120-130 degrees). Beat with electric mixer on low for 31 seconds. Scraping bowl beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Stir in as much remaining flour as you can, then knead enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (5 minutes total). Shape into a ball. Place in a bowl sprayed with non-stick cooking spray; turn once. Cover; let rise in a warm place till double in size, approximately 30 minutes. Punch down; cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

On a floured surface, roll dough into a 14-inch circle. Place on a pizza pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with cornmeal. Build up edges slightly. Bake crust for about 10 minutes in a 425-degree oven or until lightly browned.

Suggestions: to top, fat-free sauce, favorite vegetables and or browned ground turkey, shrimp, or chicken. Return to oven and bake for approximately 10 minutes.

Serves: 8 Fat grams: 6.9 Phase: 2, 3, 4 Protein: 22.8

Best Cheese Choice: fresh Parmesan cheese

Good Cheese Choice: fresh mozzarella cheese.

(This ariticle is a reprint of my Ezine Ariticle, Weight Loss Recipes - A Healthy Cookbook For Living Real Life )


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    • HealthyHanna profile image

      HealthyHanna 6 years ago from Utah

      248 lbs! That is great. The next challenge is keeping it off. That is where learning new recipes is important.

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you for the fine information and recipes. I have a good friend who lost 248 pounds using Medifast over the last two years.

    • HealthyHanna profile image

      HealthyHanna 6 years ago from Utah

      Thanks Douglas Johnson. Do you have any good recipes you want to share?

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      Douglas Johnson 6 years ago

      Awesome hub, like the info, keep up the good work.

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      It really amazes when people are able to lose such large amounts of weight. I know it must be so difficult. I see light cooking recipes all over the place. I enjoyed your hub.