I just love El Pollo Loco chicken, so I was thrilled when I found this recipe. I just mix up the marinade and put it in a Ziploc bag overnight, and turn it every now and then to make sure the chicken is well coated. Then just throw it on the grill. Continue reading
OK, I know it’s no grilling season for some of you yet, but what can I say? I’m from California and we have grilling season 365 days of the year. This is a super simple recipe, that’s low-calorie and pretty tasty. My only qualm was that the Cajun rice we made to go with it was a total flop. We are still looking for a low-sodium version to add to our recipe book, so stay tuned for that. For now, give the chicken a try — you won’t be sorry! Continue reading
I so love General Tso’s Chicken, but it’s usually pretty high in sodium. This recipe uses reduced-sodium soy sauce, so that helps cut down the sodium. Unfortunately the gluten-free soy sauce is high in sodium, so you have to make a choice –low sodium or gluten-free? I usually opt for low sodium, as I can tolerate a little gluten now and again. Either way, it’s a very tasty recipe! Continue reading
One of the things that I really miss since I went wheat-free are potstickers. Trader Joe’s had some yummy ones, that were low in calories and sodium, but alas, the first ingredient is wheat. SoI set out to find a good and healthy potsticker recipe that I can eat. And at long last, I believe I have succeeded. Continue reading
These lettuce wraps make a very tasty appetizer. Although the sodium is a bit high, it’s still doable if you limit the serving to 2. Still they are pretty filling. I use the “growing” butter lettuce, which is very easy to roll up, and stays fresh for a very long time (probably because it’s growing). Definitely takes care of the craving for buffalo chicken wings! Continue reading
Although this stew doesn’t use a lot of spices, it’s amazingly tasty. I use the gluten-free Bisquick mix but you could easily substitute any Bisquick for that. I’m thinking you could also add some green onions to the dumplings. Either way, it’s pretty tasty, low-calorie and gluten-free. Continue reading
I love to make this dish with turkey leftovers, but you can just as easily use chicken if you prefer. Since there are just the two of us, I usually freeze two of them for later use. I make them for lunch because they are low enough in calories, and very filling; but you can also have them for dinner if you like. Either way, they are very tasty! Continue reading
I’ve seen this recipe in a variety of incarnations on the internet, so I decided to give the simpler low-calorie version a try. I used Pace garden vegetable salsa, but you can really use any type of salsa you choose. Continue reading
I love quiche, especially on a lazy Sunday morning. The problem is that after I went wheat-free, it was pretty much off the menu. Sure, I tried to do a crustless quiche, which is pretty much what I call a frittata, but I still longed for something beyond just eggs.
Well, today I was successful in creating a gluten-free sausage and cheese quiche. And unlike a lot of gluten-free foods, it’s also low in calories and pretty reasonable in the sodium content.
Next time, I may add some mushrooms or maybe some bell peppers. The sky is the limit now that I have a good basic recipe under my belt. And since it serves six, I have two more quick brunch meals in my freezer. Continue reading