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I still love the new layout, and kind of wish I had used these colors for my personal journal. :o) it's so PINK.

Sooo.. very small good news! My roommate's friend is in town for the weekend. We've only met once, in September. One of the first things she said to me was that I looked like I had lost weight. Which is fantastic, and something I'd like to believe as we're not friends and it was said at random, like in the middle of another conversation we were having. She's also recently lost like fifty pounds herself (recently, like over the course of a year and a half! I can't wait to be like her, lol), and so notices this kind of stuff a bit more easily than others. SO that was nice to hear. especially since I still haven't been to the gym since October. OMG I KNOW. :o( I keep trying to eat less, to make up for it though.

And to celebrate! I thought I'd post here with some of my favorite healthier recipes. If you want to see more, just let me know what kinds of recipes you'd like me to post! Searching for new stuff is seriously one of my favorite things to do online.

(Most of these recipes were taken from the KraftFoods website, at www.kraftfoods.com. They seriously have thousands of awesome recipes! A lot of them are similar, like a hundred types of turkey sandwiches or something, but many of the entrees are super easy to make, not too many ingredients, and don't take an hour to make!

Country Salisbury Steak
Makes 6 servings
1-1/2 lb. extra lean ground beef
1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1-1/2 cups water, divided
3/4 cup chopped onions
1 pkg. (8 oz.) fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce

PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Mix meat, stuffing mix, 1-1/4 cups of the water and the onions until well blended. Shape into six 1/2-inch-thick oval patties. Place on 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
BAKE 25 min. or until cooked through (160°F).
MEANWHILE, spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add mushrooms; cook on medium-high heat 5 min. or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add barbecue sauce and remaining 1/4 cup water. Reduce heat to low. Cook 1 to 2 min. or until sauce is heated through. Serve over the patties.

Calories per serving: 270
Saturated Fat- 2.5

Mexican Pasta Vegetable Bake
Makes 8 servings
3 cups rotini pasta, uncooked
2 jars (16 oz. each) TACO BELL HOME ORIGINALS Thick 'N Chunky Salsa
2 cups KRAFT 2% Milk Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
1 cup LIGHT 'N LIVELY Twice the Calcium Fat Free Cottage Cheese
1 can (16 oz.) black beans, rinsed, drained
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen whole kernel corn, thawed, drained
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

COOK rotini as directed on package; drain.
MIX rotini,salsa, 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, beans and corn.Spoon into 13x9- inch baking pan sprayed with cooking spray; sprinklewith remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese.
BAKE at 375°F for 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with cilantro

Calories per serving: 300
Saturated fat: 4.5g

Italian Veggie Bake
14 SMALL, side servings.

1/3 cup KRAFT House Italian Dressing
1 large onion, chopped
1 small unpeeled eggplant, cubed
1 medium zucchini, cubed
1 large red pepper, chopped
1 pkg. (6 oz.) sliced mushrooms
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Italian-style stewed tomatoes, drained, cut up
1/3 cup KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese

HEAT dressingin large skillet on medium heat. Add onion; cook 5 min. or untiltender. Add eggplant; cook and stir 5 min. Add zucchini, pepper andmushrooms; cook and stir 5 min.
ADD tomatoes,bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer 15 min. or untilvegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Pour mixture intocasserole dish; sprinkle with cheese. Cover and refrigerate until readyto serve.
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Bake 25 to 30 min. or until heated through

Calories per serving: 50!
Saturated fat: 1g

Chocolate Mint Frosty
4 servings, one cup each

2 cups fat free milk
Ice cubes
1 cup frozen COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Sugar Free Reduced Calorie Pudding Snack
4 small chocolate-covered mint patties

POUR milk into large glass measuring cup. Add enough ice to measure 3 cups. Pour into blender. Add remaining ingredients; cover.
BLEND on high speed until smooth.
POUR into glasses. Serve immediately.

Calories per serving: 170
Saturated Fat: 3g

ps, the website also has a bunch of different versions of these drinks!

These are just a few to start off with. My favorite things to cook are PASTA PASTA PASTA, chicken, and tex-mex inspired dishes, as you can see. What do you guys love to eat?


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