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Weight Watchers' Recipes

      for anyone following a commitment to lose weight


Chicken Tomato Soup---Nancy and Bruce Downey have 3 lunches/week of this soup


5 cups water

3 stalks chopped celery

1 large onion chopped

1 large boneless chicken breast about 8-10 oz

1 141/2 -oz  cand diced (no salt) tomatoes

1/2 tsp dried basil

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt

1 cup V8 low sodium V8 vegetable juice


In a large sauce pan put water, celery, onions, and seasoning.  Bring to a boil and add

chicken (cut in half) and simmer for 15-minutes.  Remove chicken and allow to cool



When chicken is cool, shred into bite size pieces.  Add chicken to pot along with the low

sodium V8.


Simmer about 20-minutes more.  You can add a little more salt and black pepper.


Makes 6 1/2 cup servings.


ed note: Yes, there's salt here--- 1 tsp--- but it's spread over 6 1/2 servings
that keeps this recipe on the 'recipes for dieters' list.

Salt-free Pickles---p. 162 of "The Fat Flush Cookbook"

by Ann Louise Gittleman, M.S, CNS

"When you crave something sweet, satisfy that craving with something sour.

For snacks, sandwich sides, or sliced in salads..." 


8 cucumbers, cut into spears

1 cup apple cider vinegar

1 garlic clove, minced

2 teaspoons fresh dill

1/2 teaspoon Stevia

Dash of turmeric

In a medium bowl, blend cucumbers, vinegar, garlic, dill, and turmeric.
Cover, refrigerate for at least 6 hours and enjoy! 

Baked Custard--- 8 servings --- 325 degrees  ---  90 cal/serving

6 beaten eggs

3 cups skim milk

2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp stevia

Combine eggs, milk, vanilla and stevia.  Beat well until mixed, but not foamy.
Divide among 8 custard cups and place in a baking pan on oven rack.
Pour boiling water into baking pan to a 1" depth.  Bake 30-45 minutes until knife
inserted near center comes out clean.  Remove cups from water.  Cool completely.
Cover and chill until serving time. 

Recipes NOT for Dieters...

    not just yet anyway...but healthy nonetheless

       as submitted by others interested in nutrition

Cereal 'mush'---by Ken Jones, York '52:
My "cup" is a plastic 2/3 measuring cup.

In a large glass bowl put:

1 cup regular oat meal
3/4 cup milled flax seed
1/4 cup not milled flax seed
     (alternative: 1/4 cup wheat bran)
3/4 cup Maltex (milled whole wheat
     with malt added)
1/4 cup oat bran
6 cups cold water

Stir in:

2 large bananas sliced
2 apples, sliced not skinned
50 red seedless grapes, cut in half
a fist full of raisins
some prunes
some dried apricots

Cover and cook in micro wave on 1/2 heat for 25 minutes.
Leave in microwave over night(???)  Put in ice box the next morning.

Eat all you like whenever you are hungry warmed with skim milk.
ed note: It's the bananas, the grapes, the dried fruit, and the grains
that keep this recipe off the 'recipes for dieters' list on the left.

NO CAL 'Squashed Cabbage'---by Ken Jones, York '52:
Yes I am aware of what I eat, but my tastes have changed.  Jennifer
is at work all day.  I buy and prepare all our food.  I don't think we
are extreme, but we eat mostly chicken for meat.   Mostly I make
comfort food in large batches.  For example, squashed cabbage...

Sautee onions (plural) and garlic in olive oil.
Put in crock pot.
Cut  5 pound cabbage in thin slices.
Put in crock pot.
Add three tablespoons of soy sauce.
Cook all day and half the night in its own juices - no water added.
Cool,  put in ice box, eat next day.

You can add sausage near the end of the real cooking if you like.
Cheap, easy, tastes good too.  Ken
ed note: It's all that sodium and MSG-laden soy sauce that keeps this
recipe off the 'recipes for dieters' list on the left. Sodium = Salt and
MSG= MonoSodium Glutamate.