5 Pepper Steak
Quick Recipe for Dieters
Highlander Pie Recipe

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Trouble With Diet Recipes

Simply put - they contain too many ingredients which are not found in the humble kitchens across America.

Those low calorie recipes that contain everything but the kitchen sink can really clog up a dieter. When dieting - it's best to keep it simple. And that equals recipes which contain incredible flavors and textures - but which contain the most minimal of common ingredients.

It's also noteworthy to mention that for each ingredient that is added to a recipe, calories are also added - unless the ingredient is a free food.

On that note, here is our delicious recipe for 5 Pepper Steak. As a note, if you don't have all the varieties of peppers, simply use what you have on hand. The flavor will vary only slightly.

Recipe Ingredients: 5 Pepper Steak

As a tip, when bell peppers are in season we attempt to grow them in our garden. They are so easy to grow - but we have very poor sandy soil which grows nothing except sand burrs well.

If we find that we're having to spend more money on the soil amendments that what the vegetable or fruit would cost at the market - we'll skip the garden as we're on a very tight budget. Beans are often the star of the meal at our house, so it's a good thing that we like them.

When I can harvest them from our garden or purchase them cheaply at the market, I core them and remove all of the seeds. At times I'll keep the seeds and attempt to dry them out so that we can use them for planting during the next season.

Then I either chop or slice the bell peppers into thin strips, place them into a freezer bag and I use them as needed. They sure do come in handy. I also do the same for onions.

You will need the following ingredients for this recipe and use the small sizes of peppers:

extra lean round steak cut into thin strips and remove the visible fat
1 yellow bell pepper, 1 green bell pepper, 1 red bell pepper, 1 orange pepper - all sliced, seeds removed
1 chopped onion - any variety
Salt & Pepper (we use sea salt + cracked pepper to equal our 5 peppers)

How to Prepare Our 5 Pepper Steak Recipe

Spray a non-stick pan with cooking spray (if needed) and add the salt & peppered steak. When juices run clear, add the chopped onion & sliced peppers. Cook until veggies reach your desired tenderness.

The great thing about the above recipe is that it's adjustable - which is why there are no measurements listed beside the ingredients. If you like more meat, then use more meat; same with the onions & peppers.

Highlander Pie Recipe

Low Fat Recipe Ingredients

¼ Pound of Low Fat Breakfast Sausage
2 Medium Potatoes, Cleaned, Peeled & Diced
1 Cup of Sliced Mushrooms

8 Sheets of Filo Dough
4 slices of REAL Pepper Jack or Monterey Jack Cheese (70 calories per slice)
No Calorie Butter
Salt & Pepper
Non-Stick Cooking Spray
Dried Parsley Flakes (Optional)

Cook sausage until browned, then thoroughly drain off fat. Toss in mushrooms & cook till done. Cook potatoes in a non-stick skillet sprayed with no calorie non-stick cooking spray until almost done. Or cook whole in microwave, then peel & dice.

Work with a few sheets of the Filo at a time. Mist with the no calorie butter spray to make them more pliable. After spraying thawed Filo with butter spray, place two sheets together & fold in half.

Divide the sausage, potatoes, cheese & parsley into four teensy piles. Place sausage on top of Filo. Spoon on tators. Sprinkle with salt & pepper & parsley, if desired. Next, top with cheese. Roll dough to form a pie. The shape should be similar to a burrito.

Spray non stick skillet with non stick cooking spray. ‘Fry’ until golden on each side, carefully adding more spray if needed. Or use refrigerated no calorie butter spray for frying purposes. Highlander Pie should be golden & crisp. Serves 4 for about 275 calories per serving.

Highlander Tea, a Medieval Beverage Recipe

Serves 1 generously for about 50 calories

Low Fat Recipe Ingredients for Low Fat, Low Calorie Recipe

Juice of 1 Large Orange + Pulp

1 Cup of Sparkling Water

2-3 Packets of No Calorie Sweetener

1 Cinnamon Stick

Crushed Ice

1 Tea Bag

Place ½ cup of water in microwave with tea bag for one minute on high. Remove & plunge bag in water until reaches dark golden brown state. Add sparkling water, sweetener, orange juice & pulp. Stir in crushed ice with cinnamon stick planted in glass.

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