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Karen's dinner cookbook

(82 Recipes) Created by KAREN25

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Lime Shrimp
Very Good 4.2/5
(176 ratings)

A tasty shrimp dish, that's great for entertaining.

Submitted by VBENNETT6287

Carbs: 2.2g | Fat: 0.9g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 16.3g | Calories: 84.4
This recipe has been marked private.
This recipe has been marked private.
Beef Roast with Broccolini and Sweet Potatoes
Very Good 4.1/5
(37 ratings)

Chef Meg's Beef Roast becomes a full dinner, complete with two servings of vegetables.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 29.6g | Fat: 10.9g | Fiber: 5.8g | Protein: 31.1g | Calories: 341.6
Easy Zucchini Parmesan
Very Good 4.4/5
(1026 ratings)

This quick and healthy side dish takes just minutes to prepare! And as a bonus, it's an easy way to get the kids to eat their vegetables.

Submitted by MATCM81

Carbs: 7.3g | Fat: 1.6g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 51.6
Tropical Grilled Chicken
Very Good 4.5/5
(149 ratings)

We love shredding this sweet and savory chicken to turn it into tacos, but it's also delicious as is with a side of grilled veggies.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 33.8g | Fat: 3.4g | Fiber: 3.5g | Protein: 27.5g | Calories: 264.8
Quesadilla Explosion Salad: SparkRecipes Un-Chained Recipe Contest Finalist
Very Good 4.2/5
(46 ratings)

Oh, Quesadilla Explosion Salad! How I love you!
I have eaten plenty of these at Chili's and was "Oh so surprised!" to see it listed as #2 on the 10 worst restaurant salads! Number T-O-O! Too much fat, Too many calories, Too many points!

It's a salad! How can it be so bad for you?

Something had to be done! This is my response. I have also created recipes for the various ingredients used in this salad. They are named as they appear in the list of ingredients. Feel free to use them or your own. Beware the nutrition data of this salad will change if you use another version.

Submitted by LILDVA

Carbs: 58.8g | Fat: 7.9g | Fiber: 18.9g | Protein: 26.4g | Calories: 384.5
Quinoa with Spinach and Feta Cheese
Very Good 4.4/5
(361 ratings)

Quinoa is similar to brown rice, with a higher protein content. This is a delicious side dish or light meal.

Submitted by SLIMKATIE

Carbs: 32.1g | Fat: 8.5g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 7.6g | Calories: 232.8
Fool Proof Oven Baked Brown Rice
Very Good 4.3/5
(126 ratings)

Just as the title says, it's fool proof, and yummy!

Submitted by LILDINI

Carbs: 22.9g | Fat: 1.7g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 2.3g | Calories: 117.2
Good 3.3/5
(10 ratings)

Black beans, sweet potatoes and kale are spiced up and baked in egg roll wrappers to create burritos that are heavy on taste and light on calories.

Carbs: 51.2g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 11.3g | Protein: 12.6g | Calories: 308.6
Chicken & Asparagus Pasta
Very Good 4.1/5
(454 ratings)

A quick and easy pasta dish perfect for any night of the week.

Submitted by LILYANN2

Carbs: 25.4g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 4.7g | Protein: 14.3g | Calories: 207.6
Crispy Green Beans with Pesto
Very Good 4.3/5
(12 ratings)

The trick to learning to like vegetables you hate is to disguise their appearance and flavor. Think about what it is you dislike about that particular vegetable.
I asked Fred why he's anti-green beans. It turns out that he remembers the long, mushy canned beans from childhood.
Step 1: Chop the beans into 1-inch pieces.
Step 2: Change texture. Sauté them in a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper on high heat until they're crispy on the outside and still slightly firm.
Step 3: Change the flavor: Add pesto (with homemade lemony basil from the co-op) and an extra bit of parmesan cheese!
Results: "Is this pasta?" Fred asks as I hand him a plate of beans.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 4.6g | Fat: 5.8g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 2.5g | Calories: 76.3
Italian Chicken with Olives
Very Good 4.2/5
(64 ratings)

A great classic Italian dish that your family is sure to enjoy.

Submitted by ERINAG1978

Carbs: 10.7g | Fat: 12g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 24.6g | Calories: 253.2
Slimmer Beef Stroganoff
Good 3.9/5
(323 ratings)

Ready in 25 minutes.

Carbs: 42.4g | Fat: 24.1g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 30.9g | Calories: 514.5
Very Good 4.3/5
(45 ratings)

This sauce adds a nice kick to fish, chicken, pork, eggs...almost anything.

Submitted by MIJAHA1

Carbs: 2g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 3.9g | Calories: 46.9
Low Cholesterol Scalloped Potatoes
Very Good 4.3/5
(242 ratings)

A low-fat, heart healthy version of this traditional comfort food.

Carbs: 11.2g | Fat: 5.9g | Fiber: 2.2g | Protein: 4.2g | Calories: 111.3
Avocado & Kidney Bean Salad
Very Good 4.6/5
(9 ratings)

This is a yummy salad that is very flexible. Try subbing olive oil/balsamic vinegar as a dressing. Remember avocados are a little bit higher in the mono saturated (healthier) fats but also a great source of fiber! On the 2nd round of this salad, I tried adding dill and some rinsed, canned chicken. That was also good. Enjoy :)

*Rinsing beans, reduces sodium from what is listed

Submitted by MEESHMANIA

Carbs: 20.3g | Fat: 12.5g | Fiber: 9.1g | Protein: 5.2g | Calories: 206.2
Simple Quinoa and Vegetables
Very Good 4.1/5
(207 ratings)

This protein-rich vegetarian recipe is simple to make and tasty to eat!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 38.4g | Fat: 13.1g | Fiber: 5.4g | Protein: 7.4g | Calories: 294.9
Honey Mustard Roasted Chicken
Very Good 4.4/5
(478 ratings)

Rich, flavorful honey mustard chicken with carrots and potatoes.

Carbs: 39.4g | Fat: 8.9g | Fiber: 5.8g | Protein: 30.5g | Calories: 356.7
Good 3.8/5
(37 ratings)

To remove eggplant's bitter flavor, sprinkle slices with salt and let sit for 30 minutes before cooking.

Carbs: 17.5g | Fat: 2.4g | Fiber: 4.1g | Protein: 3.1g | Calories: 96.2
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