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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES SALADS & DRESSINGS

AFC Dressing-Free Mac Salad

AFC DRESSING-FREE MAC SALAD Not your traditional Mac Salad. More veggies, less macaroni. Garlic basil tarragon. Sauteed onion and sweet red pepper till soft and sweet. Raw celery scallion, red pepper again. Black olive, cilantro. Sweet peas and green beans. Served just like that with no dressing. If it tastes good and it goes smoothly […]

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES SALADS & DRESSINGS

Delight Soy Chicken And Green Bean Salad

Delight Soy Chicken And Green Bean Salad Most of us wouldn’t think of putting fresh green beans in a chicken salad, but it works. PLANT CHICKEN OF COURSE! High fiber and a nice crunch with tiny cuts. Give it a try, see what you think! We reduce the fat by using Poupon Dijon mustard in […]

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AFC GREEN DIET AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES BEANS - GRAINS CABBAGE CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 MAIN DISH VEGGIES

Stuffed Cabbage With Sauerkraut Beans Greens

STUFFED CABBAGE WITH SAUERKRAUT BEANS GREENS A simple dish using few ingredients that tastes like it took hours to cook. Eat plain or serve with a salad or fresh cooked carrots! Applesauce also works! These frozen turnip greens were good – saves a lot of prep time too! Sauerkraut doesn’t always have to be eaten […]

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 FAT-FREE & LOW-FAT SALADS & DRESSINGS TOFU

Chick’n Green Olive Elbow Salad

CHICK’N GREEN OLIVE ELBOW SALAD Pan-fried chick’n and elbow macaroni tossed with tofu cubes, peas, celery, red onion and garlic stuffed green olives. The fat-free coating/dressing is nothing more than Balsamic vinegar, Poupon Dijon mustard with spices and basil. The total salad is low calorie compared to traditional mac salad – a refreshing mix of […]

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Dried Berry Cashew Spread

DRIED BERRY CASHEW SPREAD A naturally sweet and savory dried berry and cashew spread! No added sugar! The berries, onion and cashews when slow-cooked create a savory component – producing a umami effect! It tastes like there’s pork in it. Makes 4 cups

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES HORS D'OEUVRES PLANT MEATS TOMATOES

FIELD ROAST SAUSAGE BITES

FIELD ROAST SAUSAGE BITES A super easy and low calorie Hors’ Oeuvre that will please every palate! Pan-fried sausage and frankfurters – cut into 3/4 inch wide disks, top each with a dab of mustard, then spear each with a grape tomato! That’s it – delicious and juicy too! Makes as many as you want

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES CABBAGE MAIN DISH VEGGIES

RED CABBAGE AND GREEN BEAN SAUTE

RED CABBAGE AND GREEN BEAN SAUTE Salt, pepper and garlic, that’s all the seasoning we use to highlight the subtle flavors of the veggies without a lot of other flavors to distract from the main event! Serve alone or with rice. I like it both ways, depending on how busy I am and how much […]

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES CABBAGE MAIN DISH TOMATOES VEGGIES

Fresh Corn Veggie Pot

FRESH CORN VEGGIE POT Fresh corn mixed with red cabbage, mushroom, celery, onion and pepper saute, along with peas, fresh ginger sticks and garlic. San Marzano tomatoes turn this summer veg fest into a savory delight! Just what Steve asked for – healthy and delicious! Makes 17 cups

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES SOUPS VEGGIE/RICE/NOODLE BOWLS

Euro-Asian Spaghetti Bowl

EURO-ASIAN SPAGHETTI BOWL Sauteed green peppers, onions and matchstick carrots with green olive, artichokes, zucchini and roasted pepper. Steeped in a blueberry-pomegranate, apple cider, espresso coconut water broth with soy sauce, ginger and garlic. Add some smoked paprika and dried seaweed strips. Serve over spaghetti, top with Dijon mustard and pan-fried fresh breadcrumbs and you […]

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Antipasto Veggie Bowl

ANTIPASTO VEGGIE BOWL  A lot of broth or gravy isn’t always required in what otherwise might be called a soup. Roasted artichokes and black olives highlight this veggie bowl of sauteed pepper, onion, celery and cabbage. Combine with garbanzo and kidney beans, sweet corn and tomatoes. Seasoned simply with smoked paprika, dry mustard and turmeric. […]

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Escarole Mandarin Orange Salad

ESCAROLE MANDARIN ORANGE SALAD Transforming bottled dressings, by adding low fat or no fat ingredients to extend the yield, while lowering the fat content, into a beautiful new creation without losing its familiarity! Then we drizzle it over an equally beautiful salad ingredient combination! Make as much dressing and as many salads as you want

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES PARSLEY DIET SOUP BASE SAUCES & MARINADES

AFC Brown Mushroom Gravy

AFC BROWN MUSHROOM GRAVY We’re making a brown mushroom gravy using the Parsley Diet Soup as a base. With the addition of a few ingredients a savory gravy is achieved, while still keeping down the fat content. Traditionally gravy was made from the fat drippings with a little water and thickener added. Today we don’t […]

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES VEGGIES

Pan-Fry Caraway Cabbage

PAN-FRY CARAWAY CABBAGE Super simple pan-fried cabbage, requiring only a little oil, caraway seed and salt and pepper. How easy is that? The surprise is the flavor achieved, when simply caramelizing green cabbage without a lot of extraneous ingredients that distract from its natural flavor essence! Serves 4

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Carotene Instant Mashed Potatoes

CAROTENE INSTANT MASHED POTATOES They look like super fluffy sweet potatoes, but when you don’t have the time, and you want a nutrient boost, add carrot juice in place of the milk the recipe calls for on the package. Instant never tasted so good! You just may make this a habit! Use wherever you use […]

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Butter Bean Hummus

BUTTER BEAN HUMMUS Butter Bean and tofu are the base which increase the protein content in this nutritious snack food dip/spread aka mayo substitute. Roasted red peppers, tarragon, garlic, vegan yeast and extra virgin olive oil (not much) enhances flavor and texture worthy of a celebratory event. Makes 6 cups

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES SALADS & DRESSINGS SANDWICHES & SPREADS TOFU

Tofu Pup Sandwich Filling Or Salad

TOFU PUP SANDWICH FILLING OR SALAD Tofu Pups and green cabbage processed to a small dice, then mixed with Butter Bean Hummus! Serve in hot dog bun as a sandwich, or scoop onto a lettuce leave absent the bread! High protein, reduced fat. Nice! Makes 4-1/2 cups

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AFC Purple Cabbage Weight Reduction Soup (WRS)

AFC Purple Cabbage Weight Reduction Soup (WRS) Another fabulous cabbage soup, hitting all the right notes. Weight reduction or not, I love cabbage soup – ala Sharon! Makes a lot

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Spinach Potato Skillet

SPINACH POTATO SKILLET Easy to make, low fat skillet supper with lots of spinach, peas, celery with pan-fried potato slices, grape tomatoes in a simple garlic mustard glaze!

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES PLANT MEATS TOFU

Easy Pan-Fried Tofu

EASY PAN-FRIED TOFU Seasoned with basil, garlic, salt and pepper, fried in grape seed oil. That’s it. Fries up quickly in just a little oil. Tastes and textures like the whites of a fried egg. Put it on bread or bun with ketchup and watch a fried egg sandwich emerge just like that with little […]

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Leftover Rice

Sometimes simple tastes so good. I’ve been missing rice for a while. Peas too, been missing them. The fresh tomato add-on creates a juicy component to this simple rice. Nice! Makes 7 cups

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BACK TO GREENS

BACK TO GREENS Fresh collard greens and broccoli cuts sauteed with celery, onion and green pepper. Mixed with Gardein Meatless Chick’n Strips then seasoned with a sweet Balsamic mustard sauce! Serves 4-6

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ROASTED TOFU AND VEGGIES

ROASTED TOFU AND VEGGIES Tofu cubes roasted in marinade made with Liquid Bragg Aminos. Cabbage, yams, carrot and onion dusted with spice then roasted separately. Fresh boiled corn off the cob. Toss it all with salt and pepper and serve. That’s all you need to enjoy the essence of  each vegetable! Steve’s lunch for a […]

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES TOMATOES VEGGIES

Fresh OFF-THE-COB Veggie Saute

Fresh OFF-THE-COB Veggie Saute The fresh corn in the market is so sweet this year, so we go with very little seasoning. Salt and pepper works. A simple, refreshing and satisfying dish for any meal – even breakfast! Makes 11 cups

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Matcha Quinoa Jasmine Rice

MATCHA QUINOA JASMINE RICE Jasmine rice and Toasted Quinoa make a great texture match. I’m using it often lately. What you add later is up to you. This time we start with Matcha Green Tea Powder to flavor the grains. Then we top each serving with Tomato Mushroom Sauce followed by a very traditional fried […]

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES SOUPS WEIGHT REDUCTION CABBAGE SOUPS

Low Fat Stewed Tomato Cabbage Soup

LOW FAT STEWED TOMATO CABBAGE SOUP I don’t know why the love of cabbage is attributed to Polish People, but they obviously knew a good thing when they cultivated it! If you like tomato soup you’ll love this one. The strong tomato flavor somehow enhances all the other vegetables. Even the kids will like! Makes […]

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Christmas Chili

CHRISTMAS CHILI Obviously this chili is cooked, yet it tastes so fresh. I wonder why? “Very good”, Steve said. “Very French”. Serve by itself or over orecchiette (hat shaped pasta). Over rice too! It’s all good. The “very” categorizes it as special! And yes, it’s even low-fat. It didn’t have to be; that’s just the […]

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES DESSERTS

Saffron Apricot Walnut Pockets

SAFFRON APRICOT WALNUT POCKETS  These little pockets look like they took a while to make, but they didn’t. Complexity is the impression; simplicity is the reality! Wonderfully rich bites. The perfect dessert to savor with tea, coffee or wine!  Makes as many as you want

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES BEANS - GRAINS MAIN DISH

Baked Apples With Quinoa Apple Pine Nut Stuffing low fat

  BAKED APPLES WITH QUINOA APPLE PINE NUT STUFFING low fat If you don’t want to do the apples, that’s just as fine. Serve stuffing from stove-top as is. Perfect either way! However, the apples do add a festive touch to a festive holiday! And they’re easier than pie to make! Serves 6  

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Smoked Almond Garlic Green Beans

SMOKED ALMOND GARLIC GREEN BEANS Not your typical green beans almondine. Better. Easy to make. I could make a main dish out of these beans and feel like I had a complete meal. Yet they go well with other main dishes, especially holiday ones. If you’re serving a crowd, this is a perfect side dish […]

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES BEANS - GRAINS MAIN DISH MALIC ACID

Gluten-Free Quinoa Apple Pine Nut Stuffing low fat

QUINOA APPLE PINE NUT STUFFING low fat This is my gluten-free, bread-free, animal-free, low-fat stuffing. It’s made stove-top, so you don’t take up room in the oven while roasting veggies, plant-meat roasts etc. How can nutrient-dense tastes so good? Because you know who engineered it that way! Makes almost 7 cups

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Asparagus And Edamame Fried Rice

ASPARAGUS AND EDAMAME FRIED RICE Red and white rice pan-fried with red onion and celery. Mixed with RED FORK Asparagus Skillet Sauce, then tossed with asparagus and edamame. Served with a Smoky Russian Dressing! Makes 9-1/2 cups

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Smoky Russian Dressing low-fat

SMOKY RUSSIAN DRESSING low-fat Steve likes bottled dressing and sometimes so do I. Wishbone Russian is one of them. To reduce the calories this time, I add a low calorie unsweetened Almondmilk by Blue Diamond (Almond Breeze), a few drops of liquid smoke, a little garlic powder, salt, then whisk till smooth. Perfect! I love […]

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AFC GREEN DIET AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES DANDELION GREENS

Dandelion Coleslaw

  DANDELION COLESLAW A beautiful looking, feeling, tasting coleslaw from start to finish. I’ll bet you never had a dandelion green coleslaw. Well, there’s no time better than now – if you can locate the greens of course. I eat this salad as the whole meal. Winner Winner Dandelion Dinner! I love it! Steve too! […]

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Fried Veggie Rice

FRIED VEGGIE RICE Hey, the Chinese don’t tell me how to cook in my own home. They fry the rice; I fry the veggies and season the water the rice gets cooked in. It reduces calories and minimizes a big mess in the frying pan. I don’t care if it’s not the way the Asians […]

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GREEN DANDELION PASTA BOWL

GREEN DANDELION PASTA BOWL Edamame and Mung Bean Fettuccine topped with sweet pepper and onion saute with zucchini sticks and dandelion greens. Wrapped in a smoky sour mustard sauce. Garnished with sliced sweet basil! Low fat, but who would even guess at that? No one I know. Top Shelf Pasta Bowl all the way to […]

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Saffron Pickle Juice Dressing/Sauce Over Brussel Sprouts

SAFFRON PICKLE JUICE DRESSING/Sauce Save your pickle juice! Then make this delectable runny yolky textured dressing for salads and vegetables of all types! Cold or hot. There’s only 3.5 grams of fat in the entire amount! For home or restaurant. Everybody has leftover pickle juice. This is how you use it. YES. Makes 3-3/4 cups

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AFC GREEN DIET AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES SOUPS WEIGHT REDUCTION CABBAGE SOUPS

Green Soup – Weight Reduction Soup (WRS)

GREEN SOUP – WEIGHT REDUCTION SOUP (WRS) Unlike most of my other soups, this one has more solids than broth by design. I want the fiber. It’s a simple soup, flavored simply but effectively. Bland could come to mind, but again that was by design. Soothing is what I feel when enjoying the simplicity. It […]

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ASPARAGUS SOUP – essentially fat-free

ASPARAGUS SOUP Lots of asparagus go into the simple making of this delectably rich and arrogant talk of the town. All asparagus all the time! Make your taste buds talk green! Makes 8 cups

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AFC GREEN DIET AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES DESSERTS

Two Way Granny Smith Apple Dessert

TWO WAY GRANNY SMITH APPLE DESSERT Apple sauce with fresh apple cubes. Dusted with pumpkin seed snow, cinnamon, brown sugar. Drizzled with maple syrup and sprinkled with pink Himalayan salt. Sweet, tart, crunchy, smooth, creamy – it has it all. Low-fat, except for the negligible amount in the pumpkin seed snow! Don’t wait for dessert – […]

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Broccoli Curry Ramen Broth

BROCCOLI CURRY RAMEN BROTH  Lots of broccoli processed with a store-bought IMAGINE brand Ramen Broth till fine-textured. Combined with water, pink Himalayan salt, a drizzle of extra virgin olive and mild sesame seed oil. Add some mellow miso, curry, coriander, mustard and garlic. Serve as is, or re-blend after it’s cooked for a creamier texture […]