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Recipes From The Biggest Loser Cookbook

Here are some recipes from Alexander's TheBiggest Loser Cookbook.

Better Blueberry Pancakes

WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal one portion as 1 serving pancake + 1 serving fresh fruit 

Says Alexander: "If you’re as big a fan of these pancakes as my brunching buddies and I are, rest assured that you can double, triple, and even quadruple this recipe with great success. In addition, the batter will keep in your refrigerator for up to three days. I personally like to mix the batter fresh and enjoy the pancakes with a friend. ... Otherwise, I find myself tempted to eat more than one serving."

            1⁄2 cup reduced-fat buttermilk

            1⁄2 cup whole-grain oat flour

            1 large egg white, lightly beaten

            1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda

            1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract

            1⁄4 teaspoon salt

            I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! spray

            1⁄2 cup fresh or frozen (not thawed) blueberries

            Sugar-free, low-calorie pancake syrup (optional)

            100%-fruit orange marmalade spread (optional) 

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk, flour, egg white, baking soda, vanilla, and salt. Whisk just until blended. Stir in the blueberries. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until it is hot enough for a spritz of water to sizzle on it. With an oven mitt, briefly remove the pan from the heat to mist lightly with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! cooking spray. Return the pan to the heat. Pour the batter in 1⁄8-cup dollops onto the skillet to form 3 or 4 pancakes. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until bubbles appear on the tops and the bottoms are golden brown. Flip. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until browned on the bottom. Transfer to an oven-proof plate. Cover with aluminum foil. Place in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with cooking spray and the remaining batter to make 8 pancakes total.
  • Place 4 pancakes on each of 2 serving plates. Serve immediately with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! spray, syrup, and/or fruit spread, if desired.

Yield: 2 (4-pancake) servings

Per serving: 140 calories, 8 g protein, 20 g carbohydrates, 3 g fat (less than 1 g saturated), 5 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 687 mg sodium

Sweet-and-Spicy Pork Tenderloin

WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal one serving as 1 portion lean meat and moderate fat meat with 1 teaspoon fat maximum.

Says Alexander: "When people hear that I’m a 'healthy chef,' they often assume I’m a vegetarian, which, to anyone who knows me, is a ridiculous notion. I love meat ...  all kinds, really, but this pork roast is of my favorites. In fact, my friend Marjorie and I made this roast one night and we loved it so much we wanted to eat the whole thing. When cooked right, this is as tender as can be."

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