Two of Oprah's Boot Camp members give their favorite recipes a healthy makeover to keep the joy of eating on their plates.

Member Recipe: Mexican-inspired Chicken
Posted by: harborblvd

  • 4–5 cups of water (I also use chicken stock)
  • 8–10 tomatillos
  • 8–10 cloves of garlic
  • 2 onions, chunked
  • 4–6 chicken breasts
  • 5 chili peppers (look like jalapeños, but longer and skinnier. If you can't find these, use 2 jalapeños)
  • salt and pepper
Boil all of the ingredients in a large pot until everything is soft. Remove chicken and set on a plate. Dump everything else in a blender and puree. Add liquid back to pot, cut chicken into large chunks and throw back in pot. Boil for about 10 minutes. Add one can of rinsed and drained black beans.

It should be like soup when you're done. We used to eat it with rice and tortillas. Tonight we had it with some whole-wheat tortillas on the side.

Member Recipe: Whole Wheat Banana Bread
Posted by: flutteringfly

  • 2–3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 1/2 cup Splenda® Blend Baking Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or raisins
Mix melted butter/margarine then add Splenda® and mix well. Add eggs, banana and salt. Mix water and baking soda together and then add to mixture. Add flours and mix well. Mix in walnuts/raisins. Pour in greased bread pan and bake at 325° for 50–60 minutes. Let cool and enjoy. This can be frozen for later enjoyment, too.
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