I need a FIT recipe

Jason Werling
Mar 23, 2010


I moonlight as a columnist for our monthly FIT magazine. My "Come on, try me" feature started out with me taste testing various reduced-fat meals and reporting on their taste, texture and nutrition facts.

After testing, among other things, mac & cheese, pizza and even low-fat eggnog, we switched up the format and now I'm cooking.

Last month, with the help of my three-year-old son, I made a chicken pot pie. The story is here and photos of our endeavor are to the right. This month is up to you.

Send me, or comment below, a link to a favorite healthy recipe that can be whipped up in under an hour and I'll pick one for next month's feature.

Register photo/JASON WERLING Will Werling helps roll the crescent roll dough helping make the pot pie.

Register photo/JASON WERLING Will Werling helps stir the pot of chicken, mixed vegetables and cream of celery soup.



here is a great recipe that is healthy too. It is vegetable and pork stir fry. Rocco Dispirito featured it on a Biggest Loser recipe. It is really good. This is a link from my food blog: http://foodyintraining.blogspot....

I can't seem to find a link to Rocco's actual recipe. But I suggest you try it!


I'm a fan of the Dr. Dean Ornish Reverse Your Heart Disease Cookbook. In it is a recipe for no fat gingerbread, which I eat with cool whip. (I think they make a low fat cool whip, too)

2/3 C nonfat sour cream
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 egg whites
6 Tbs brown sugar
3 Tbs molasses
3/4 C whole wheat flour
3/4 C all purpose flour
1Tb + 1 tsp ground ginger
1tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Pour in a 9 inch round or 8 inch square pan. Use non-stick spray. In medium bowl combine the sourcresam, applesauce, egg whites, brown sugar, molasses. Stir until smooth and well blended.

In another bowl mix together the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, all the spices and baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Now mix the wet and dry ingredients togehter by hand. A few lumps are ok.

Spread the batter in the pan. bake for about 25 minutes.

It tastes great with a big cold glass of West Soy "plain flavor" soy milk.


Thanks, I think I might try the gingerbread before the Super Bowl.