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Melissa's Cookbook

(77 Recipes) Created by PURPLEHEARTS78

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Diet Coke Sloppy Joes
Very Good 4.4/5
(336 ratings)

These are really good paired with potato salad! You can also add onions or green peppers if you'd like.

Submitted by ICEDRAGONEZZ

Carbs: 2.5g | Fat: 4.5g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 24g | Calories: 162.5
Keema (Ground Beef Casserole)
Very Good 4.0/5
(375 ratings)

This is a delicious and easy Pakistani recipe

Submitted by QUILTBUGJ

Carbs: 12g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 22.5g | Calories: 199.2
Noodles with Easy Peanut Sauce
Very Good 4.1/5
(69 ratings)

This quick and easy meal is a hit with kids. If they can't tolerate spicy foods, reduce or omit the sriracha.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 46.6g | Fat: 11.2g | Fiber: 9.6g | Protein: 33g | Calories: 415.9
20 Minute Ginger-Garlic Chicken
Good 3.8/5
(44 ratings)

This dish is perfect for busy nights.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 33.8g | Fat: 8.3g | Fiber: 5.3g | Protein: 31.6g | Calories: 334.8
Chili Con Carne
Very Good 4.4/5
(50 ratings)

Families have gone to war over chili recipes! I love a thick, meaty chili with loads of beans and vegetables. Thankfully my family agrees!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 40.6g | Fat: 3.7g | Fiber: 13.7g | Protein: 24.4g | Calories: 276.5
Taco Seasoning
Very Good 4.2/5
(199 ratings)

Ditch those packets from the supermarket, and whip up a batch of this simple, tasty taco seasoning!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 6.2g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 1.5g | Calories: 38.1
Mini Taco Cups
Very Good 4.3/5
(47 ratings)

These bite-size tacos are always a hit in our house! Have some fun with this recipe; try adding chopped chives, avocado, different varieties of beans, or red onions.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 6.9g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 1.8g | Calories: 40.4
Pumpkin Dip
Good 3.9/5
(80 ratings)

Try this dip on a toasted whole-wheat bagel at breakfast or with apple slices or whole-grain crackers for a snack. It's even good with carrots.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.6g | Fat: 1.7g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 2.3g | Calories: 30.7
Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Very Good 4.5/5
(26 ratings)

After one sip of this savory pumpkin soup, you will be surprised to find it packs a little heat.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 18.4g | Fat: 4.4g | Fiber: 5.5g | Protein: 3.8g | Calories: 124.7
FANNETASTIC FOOD'S Cinnamon Raisin Almond Balls
Very Good 4.4/5
(330 ratings)

These are SUPER easy, quick, and amazing perfect for snacking on the go.

Submitted by FANNETASTICFOOD

Carbs: 26.7g | Fat: 12.1g | Fiber: 4g | Protein: 5.9g | Calories: 220.3
(no ratings)

Called confetti chili because it has multicolored vegetables

Submitted by PURPLEHEARTS78

Carbs: 18.9g | Fat: 12.1g | Fiber: 5g | Protein: 14.7g | Calories: 239
Very Good 4.3/5
(50 ratings)

This is seriously the world's best spinach and artichoke dip! It's creamy and fairly low fat. I use low fat cream cheese, but you could use fat free. This slimmed down version of your favorite dip is easy to make--and it's light enough for you to load up on it! This can also become a decadent pasta sauce. (As a sauce, it makes 10 servings. You might need to thin it a bit with cooking water from the pasta.)

Carbs: 3.9g | Fat: 4.2g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 3.9g | Calories: 66.2
Incredible! 5.0/5
(2 ratings)

YUMMIER THAN YOUR REGULAR OLD PEANUT BUTTER!

Submitted by GREENLEE25

Carbs: 2.5g | Fat: 7.7g | Fiber: 1.5g | Protein: 2.5g | Calories: 83.4
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Easy Homemade 'Nutella' (Chocolate Nut Butter)
Very Good 4.5/5
(68 ratings)

A friend issued a challenge to cure a Nutella addiction. This recipe was just the ticket! No hydrogenated oils, fewer calories, less fat--and more fiber and protein!

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 8.5g | Fat: 7.5g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 2.3g | Calories: 101.3
Soft-Serve Banana 'Ice Cream'
Very Good 4.5/5
(649 ratings)

Frozen bananas rival soft serve when given a whirl in the food processor. No cholesterol and no added sugar, just creamy and sweet bananas!

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 27g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 1.3g | Calories: 105.4
Banana Express
Very Good 4.6/5
(232 ratings)

Delicious and Easy

Submitted by KRISKOVA

Carbs: 31.6g | Fat: 2.3g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 2.1g | Calories: 144.9
Very Good 4.6/5
(68 ratings)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together banana, sugar, egg and vanilla. Stir in the yogurt (I've used applesauce when out of plain yogurt as well). Stir banana mixture into flour until just combined. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean. Let cool before serving.

Carbs: 18.7g | Fat: 0.2g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 1.9g | Calories: 82.9
Incredible! 5.0/5
(2 ratings)

I wanted to try a recipe out of a new cook book. My family enjoyed but I think I will put some corn starch in next time to thicken the gravy.

Submitted by MISTERKITE

Carbs: 10.2g | Fat: 8.8g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 32.2g | Calories: 254.4
Very Good 4.6/5
(13 ratings)

This recipe is for 3 loaves of bread, 2 for the week and one to freeze. It is meant to be made with a stand mixer, but you don't need one. This has more good fat and fiber than most recipes.

This recipe is best for sandwiches, toast, french toast, dinner rolls, and sub rolls (adjust sizes).

This bread is dense, filling and good for you! You can add some wheat gluten to make it rise a little more and make it a little less dense.

Submitted by WOMAN15R

Carbs: 18.1g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 3.5g | Calories: 97.6
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