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Recipes From The Biggest Loser Cookbook
Here are some recipes from Alexander's TheBiggest Loser
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."
whole-grain oat flour
egg white, lightly beaten
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon vanilla extract
Believe It’s Not Butter! spray
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
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."