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Betty Crocker Healthy Recipes

Who doesn’t remember growing up with Betty Crocker? I mean she has so many great cake and cookie recipes,it’s hard to not wish there were other great ways to still enjoy her great food, but not have to have all the extra fats and calories. Well I got an email with some great Betty Crocker Recipes and I thought why not make them healthy so we all can still enjoy them and have a great dinner for everyone to enjoy? So below I will show you my version of  Betty Crocker Healthy Recipes .

First one I will start off with is a healthy chicken Burrito recipe. I’ve had a few of these already, but this one is amazing!!
Healthy Chicken Burritos

What you will need:

10 whole wheat flour tortilla
Fat free sour cream (optional)
1 tsp. vegetable oil or canola oil
2 tsp. lime juice
1 can of corn
1 cup of brown rice fully cooked
1 15oz can black beans drained and rinsed
1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast cut up in pieces
1 1/2 cup of water
1 cup of Mild salsa

Directions:
1.In a skillet take vegetable oil or canola oil and heat over medium heat. Add the cut up chicken and fully cook. Will probably take about 5-10 minutes. Make sure it’s no longet pink in center.
2.Take salsa and lime juice and stir in.
3.Next stir in beans, corn and the brown rice.
4.Heat for about 4 minutes. Reduce heat and cover and simmer for about 20-25 minutes.
5.Meanwhile heat the tortillas in microwave. Cover with a damp paper towel and heat for about 2 minutes.
6.Next spoon in some of the chicken mixture down the center of the tortillas.
7.Top with sour cream if you like.
8.Fold bottom up about 1 inch and then roll in the sides, so they overlap each other.
9.Enjoy!! Caution filling will be HOT

Chicken Club Pasta Salad

What you will need:

1 box of whole wheat penne noodles
1 bottle of low fat ranch dressing
3 slices of turkey bacon cooked crispy and broken in bits
1 1/2 cups of cut up chicken brest or turkey breast
1/2 cup of fat free cheddar shredded
1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes
3 cups of shredded lettuce

Directions:

1.Fully cook the pasta till it’s the texture you like.Drain and put in a large bowl
2.Cool in fridge
3.Take turkey bacon and break into bits
4.Take Ranch dressing and bacon pieces and mix together
5.Pour over top of noodles
6.Add in chicken or turkey breast and shredded cheddar
7.Mix up together
8.Serve over lettuce. If needs some moistness then add some tsp. of fat free milk

 

Greek Style Tuna salad Pitas

What you will need:

3 whole wheat pita pockets ( you will want to cut in half)
1/2 cup reduced fat feta cheese
1 medium ripe tomato ( get out as many seeds as possible)
12 kalamata olives pitted and finely chopped
2 5oz cans of tuna in water drained and flaked
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1 medium cucumber finely chopped (get out as many seeds as you can)
Romaine leaves torn in half
1 clove of garlic minced
2 Tbsp. olive oil

Directions:
1.In a small size bowl stir together oil, garlic, salt, and lemon juice with a whisk.
2.Next get a medium size bowl and toss together tomato, cheese, tuna, olives,tomatoes, and cucumbers together.
3.Pour the dressing you made in small bowl over top of the tuna mixture and toss together until coated.
4.Place 1 leaf of lettuce in each half of pita pocket
5.Top each leaf with 1/2 cup of tuna salad mixture.
6. Serve right away.
*Makes 6 servings

Garlic Shrimp Pasta

What you will need:
2 Tbsp. Promise Fat Free butter
8 oz whole wheat spaghetti noodles (uncooked)
1 1/2 ccups of cherry tomatoes cut in half
3 tsp. olive oil
3 cloves of garlic minced
1 md onion diced will need about 1/2 cup
1 1/2 pounds of medium shrimp peeled, deveined and tail shell removed. ( I found some that are deveined and peeled in the freezer section at Walmart that work out great, just have to take tail shell off)
4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup dry white wine or reduced sodium chicken broth
3 Tbsp. chopped parsley (fresh works best)
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth

Directions:
1.In a sauce pan cook pasta as directed on package.Drain and then return to saucepan
2.Stir in tomatoes,spinach, and oil.
3.Cover to keep warm
4.While pasta is cooking in a skillet heat remaining tsp. oil over medium heat.
5.Add onion cook and stir for one minute
6.Add shrimp and garlic stir and cook for 2 minutes
7.Stir in wine,broth, salt, and pepper. Cook an additional 2 minutes or until shrimp is pink and firm.
8.Remove from heat and stir in butter and parsley. Cook until butter is melted.
9.Add in Shrimp mixture to pasta in saucepan
10.Toss and enjoy!

Of course now we need some sort of a dessert to eat and although this isn’t Betty Crocker it is still quite delicious especially if you enjoy coconut!

Apple Banana Cookies:

What you will need:
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped red apples, skin on
1 banana
1 cup shredded coconut
2 Tbsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. melted coconut oil
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup macadamia nuts

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.Take your two nuts and put in a food processor and pulse or put in a ziploc bag and smash with a mallet
3.Get out a mixing bowl and add the smashed nuts to that
4.Next add the apple and bananas to the food processor or cut up in small chunks
5.Add to the mixing bowl with the nuts
6.Now add in the cinnamon,vanilla,coconut,eggs, and coconut oil and mix well using a hand mixer
7.Get out a cookie scoop and form balls on some parchment paper that should be laid out on a cookie sheet
8.Once the sheet is full flatten balls in cookie shape
9.Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until bottom of cookies are lightly browned

 

Although there weren’t a lot of cake and cookie recipes,there are still lots of  Betty Crocker Healthy Recipes So make sure you try some of these out on your family and friends and see what kind of a hit they are for you :)

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