Porcupine Meatballs

[expand title=’Ingredients’]8 oz. lean ground beef
1/3 c. uncooked white rice
1 1/2 tbsp. onion, minced
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. oregano
1 c. tomato sauce (low sodium)
1 1/2 c. water[/expand]

Preparation:
Mix meat, rice, onion and seasonings until well blended. Form into 6 equal meatballs. Place rack in pressure cooker. Pour tomato sauce and water into cooker. Add meatballs on top of rack. Secure cover and make sure gauge is in place; bring cooker to pressure according to instructions then time cooker for 123 minutes. Remove cooker from heat and let pressure drop of its own accord. Serving size: 2 meatballs. Calories: 244. Protein: 17 grams. Fat: 10 grams. Cholesterol: 47 mg. Sodium: 493 mg.

Blackberry Cobbler

[expand title=’Ingredients’]1 c. oats, quick cooking
1/2 c. + 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. diet margarine, melted
Nonfat spray
3 c. frozen blackberries, thawed
1 tbsp. orange juice
5 to 6 packets sweetener[/expand]

Preparation:
Mix the oats, 1/2 cup of the flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and melted margarine until crumbly in texture. Spray an 8 x 8 inch baking pan and place half of the mixture in the bottom. Retain second half for topping. Combine the blackberries, orange juice, sweetener and remaining tablespoon of flour and remaining teaspoon of cinnamon. Spread over the oat mixture. Cover with remaining half of the oat mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Fat: 1 gram. Calories: 204. Protein: 5 grams. Sodium: 137 mg. Cholesterol: 0 mg.

Chicken Jardiniere

[expand title=’Ingredients’]Cooking spray
6 oz. boneless, skinless chicken
breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
2 med. potatoes, quartered
2 carrots, cut in chunks
2 turnips, quartered
2 stalks celery, cut in chunks
1 med. onion, quartered
1/2 tsp. chicken broth granules
1/2 c. water[/expand]

Preparation:
Spray pressure cooker pan with cooking spray. Brown chicken evenly on all sides in cooker. Remove chicken. Put rack in. Add all ingredients on top of rack. Secure cover and make sure pressure gauge is in place; bring cooker to pressure according to instructions, then time cooker for 4 minutes. Cool pressure cooker immediately under cool running water. Calories: 260. Protein: 22 grams. Fat: 4 grams. Cholesterol: 48 mg. Sodium: 362 mg.

Greek Cookies

[expand title=’Ingredients’]1 lb. sweet butter or low fat, low cholesterol margarine
2 c. sugar
5 eggs or egg substitute
1 tsp. vanilla
1 oz. of anizette (or whiskey)
3 tsp. baking powder
2 1/2 lbs. all-purpose flour[/expand]

Preparation:
In large bowl mix together flour and baking powder and set aside. Cream butter in electric mixer until soft. Blend sugar with butter, add eggs one by one (or egg whites and blend well). Add anizette (or whiskey) and vanilla, mix thoroughly. Take all these ingredients and pour into a flour mix and knead until dough can be rolled without breaking. Using butter on hands roll dough into different shapes (small amounts of dough to make the shapes). Place cookie on ungreased cookie sheets. Brush tops of cookies with egg and milk mixture. Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes on top rack or 5 to 20 minutes on middle rack. Makes 120 cookies.

Chicken Italiano

[expand title=’Ingredients’]3 whole chicken breasts, halved and skinned
2 (6 oz.) cans tomato sauce
2 med. carrots, sliced thin
1/4 c. diced onions
1/2 c. green peppers, diced
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. salt
Pepper to taste
4 oz. can mushrooms
1 pkt. Sweet and low[/expand]

Preparation:
Brown chicken in non stick pan. Add remaining ingredients, except mushrooms and sweet and low. Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook u uncovered 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. Stir in sweet and low. 6 servings. 215 calories each serving.

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