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Big Portions, Small Calories

In the past year, I've lost almost 50lbs by watching my calorie/fat intake. I prefer to eat several mini-meals rather than three large meals. I try to keep the serving of any mini-meal I make under 200 calories; that being said, I love HUGE portions, so that's what I'm trying to include here.

(39 Recipes) Created by MICKIE_E

Recipes in this Collection

100 Calorie Cinnamon Pancakes!
Very Good 4.1/5
(548 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Not the hugest portion size ever, but pretty filling. To keep myself from eating too much at once, I halved the recipe and only made one pancake at a time (1/4 C of the batter). I ate each with a cup of FF yogurt and fresh fruit.

Submitted by AMROZ123

Carbs: 18.2g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 3.3g | Protein: 5.2g | Calories: 92.6
Crustless Spinach, Onion and Feta Quiche
Very Good 4.5/5
(1025 ratings)

Technically this is a crustless quiche, but the addition of flour makes for a delicious crusty bottom and sides.

Submitted by JENNLOVE

Carbs: 13.7g | Fat: 4.6g | Fiber: 2.2g | Protein: 10.3g | Calories: 134.1
Easy Zucchini Parmesan
Very Good 4.4/5
(1031 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Baked zucchini without the cheese is good too. I make if I really, really need a late-night snack but don't want to take in too many late-night calories.

Submitted by MATCM81

Carbs: 7.3g | Fat: 1.6g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 51.6
Thai Chicken Coconut Soup
Very Good 4.1/5
(132 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: A LOT of the calories in Thai food come from the coconut milk. I LOVE thai food, so I've come up with a solution that although not quite as good as the real thing, makes me happy. Substitue coconut milk with Unsweetened Original Almond Breeze flavoured with coconut extract. Slash the calories!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 6.4g | Fat: 3.6g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 22.7g | Calories: 141.5
Easy Low Fat Individual Peach Cobblers
Good 3.9/5
(58 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Swap the milk with Unsweetened Almond Breeze, use only egg whites (no fatty yolk) and make sure that the canned peaches come packed in water. Saves you even more calories! Also, some pancake mixes are actually lower-cal than Heart Smart Bisquick - check the labels!

Submitted by HOOTOWLRN

Carbs: 13.5g | Fat: 1.8g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 80.9
Very Good 4.2/5
(19 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Swap the sugar with Splenda and the calorie count drops even more!

Submitted by APRILSLOVE

Carbs: 8.9g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 0.6g | Calories: 38.4
Self-Crust Pumpkin Pie
Very Good 4.7/5
(159 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Switch the sugar and brown sugar with the Splenda versions to save calories. Whole wheat flour could up the nutrition a little. I haven't tried switching the dried milk with Unsweetened Almond Breeze yet, but if it works, that would lower the cals yet again.

Submitted by JESSICAB1221

Carbs: 28.4g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 5.7g | Calories: 133.2
Very Good 4.6/5
(14 ratings)

Submitted by KSPILLS713

Carbs: 8.2g | Fat: 0.2g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 2.9g | Calories: 52.2
Incredible! 5.0/5
(20 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Substitute the milk with my favourite ingredient, Unsweetened Almond Breeze, to lower the calories!

Submitted by MUSICAEH1

Carbs: 23.4g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 5.6g | Protein: 2.9g | Calories: 102.3
Incredible! 5.0/5
(5 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: If you can't stop at one, this recipe won't ruin your life! I'm going to try swapping the sugar with Splenda (taking the calorie count to almost nothing) and also adding some mint extract. Maybe for a special treat, a chocolate chip topping each meringue would for sure be yummy!

Submitted by BJCHOOMS

Carbs: 4.2g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 0.2g | Calories: 17.4
Low fat  Banana Bread
Very Good 4.3/5
(159 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Use Splenda instead of the sugar and honey to lower the calories. Also, swap the milk for Unsweetened Almond Breeze and swap out most of the margarine, using unsweetened applesauce instead.

Submitted by COLLEEN76

Carbs: 21.3g | Fat: 2.2g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 2.9g | Calories: 109.6
Very Good 4.6/5
(14 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: As usual, save calories by swapping the milk with Unsweetened Almond Breeze, the sugar with Splenda and some of the butter with unsweetened applesauce. Like the recipe says, pie shells aren't necessary. Saving these calories could let you have a little low fat froz. yogurt on the side, if you want.

Submitted by GLOBALJUJU

Carbs: 15.5g | Fat: 3.1g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 3.1g | Calories: 101.3
Very Good 4.6/5
(5 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Use sugar-free pudding mix and Unsweetened Almond Breeze instead of milk to save calories.

Submitted by C_LEFEBVRE

Carbs: 35.2g | Fat: 0.2g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 5.3g | Calories: 159.1
Good 3.4/5
(29 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Use Unsweetened Almond Breeze with coconut extract instead of coconut milk to save calories. And separate it into portions and put it away as soon as you make it, so that you're not tempted to take nibbles out of the pot all night!


Carbs: 17.2g | Fat: 7.9g | Fiber: 4.7g | Protein: 5.5g | Calories: 150.2
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
Lemon Garlic Tilapia
Very Good 4.4/5
(490 ratings)

I don't like fish much, but I love this baked tilapia recipe! I think the sauce can be used with other fish/seafood.

Submitted by JENNAGUERRA

Carbs: 1.8g | Fat: 7.3g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 26.1g | Calories: 175.2
Massaman Chicken Curry
Very Good 4.7/5
(3 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: When I make this, I'm going to leave out the peanuts and substitute the half and half with Unsweetened Almond Breeze. It won't be quite as thick but the calorie count will be quite a bit lower.


Carbs: 16.4g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 30.6g | Calories: 239.2
(no ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Lower the calorie count by using soy crumbles instead of ground beef, Unsweetened Almond Breeze instead of milk and less cheese.


Carbs: 16g | Fat: 6.9g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 23.4g | Calories: 220.3
Diet Coke Sloppy Joes
Very Good 4.4/5
(340 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Soy crumbles in place of beef mean fewer calories!


Carbs: 2.5g | Fat: 4.5g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 24g | Calories: 162.5
Grilled Vegetables with Pineapple
Very Good 4.4/5
(287 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: I would use a little less olive oil and maybe sub in a little veg or chicken broth instead (I also use broth instead of oil to brown onions, garlic, etc.!). Also, I would add very little salt because even a small dash leads to high sodium, which = water retention!

Submitted by HONEYLEA

Carbs: 17g | Fat: 7.2g | Fiber: 2.8g | Protein: 2.3g | Calories: 136.5
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