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(48 Recipes) Created by RUTHXG

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Tomatillo Salsa Verde
Very Good 4.5/5
(15 ratings)

This prize-winning tomatillo salsa will turn any meal into a fiesta!

Submitted by BGGARDEN

Carbs: 5.3g | Fat: 0.9g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 1g | Calories: 29
Vegetable-Packed Guacamole
Very Good 4.5/5
(64 ratings)

My favorite Mexican restaurant serves a guacamole that's heavy on vegetables--and flavor. To slim it down even more, serve with carrots, celery and cucumber slices.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 6g | Fat: 6.7g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 1.1g | Calories: 81.5
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
Very Good 4.3/5
(181 ratings)

This is an amazing salsa best made with fresh ingredients.

Submitted by BILLIEBUNNY19

Carbs: 8.8g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 1.4g | Calories: 38.9
Good 3.9/5
(36 ratings)

Watch the game with these healthy snacks!

Carbs: 26.4g | Fat: 4.1g | Fiber: 3.8g | Protein: 3.4g | Calories: 148.5
Sweet and Spicy Nuts
Very Good 4.4/5
(24 ratings)

These are addictive. They're sweet, salty, spicy, and crunchy. Cut back on the sriracha/chili flakes to tame these fiery nuts. Use smoked (not hot or sweet) paprika.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 16.2g | Fat: 18g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 7.6g | Calories: 241.6
Layered Mexican Dip with Baked Lime Chips
Very Good 4.5/5
(50 ratings)

My dip has all the flavor of the original, but it's much easier on the waistline. I prefer to eat this "dip" with a fork or raw vegetables.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 27g | Fat: 5.6g | Fiber: 7.5g | Protein: 11.2g | Calories: 197.3
Easy Ginger-Garlic Sauce
Very Good 4.3/5
(77 ratings)

I love this recipe! It can be used as a sauce for grilled meats, a dressing for salads or steamed vegetables, or as a marinade for tofu or other lean proteins. You will always find it in my refrigerator.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.2g | Fat: 5.6g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 54.9
Cheddar Cheese Chip Crisps
Very Good 4.3/5
(3 ratings)

You know those heavenly, crispy little edges around your grilled cheese where the cheddar oozed out and crisped up on the side? Well... with these little cheese crisps that is just what you are getting!!

No carbs! Great for a little snack when you are craving that crunch from a potato chip. Just whip you up a batch of these little gems and they will satisfy that craving. Rich enough to where you only need just a few!

Submitted by SHASHEE71

Carbs: 0g | Fat: 6g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 7g | Calories: 90
Spring Rolls
Very Good 4.3/5
(78 ratings)

This recipe is really easy; it's really more of a process than a recipe. Rice paper wrappers, which are available in the ethnic sections of most larger supermarkets these days, are a great way to wrap your veggies and protein for a quick snack or light lunch.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 18.3g | Fat: 1.9g | Fiber: 3.8g | Protein: 16.6g | Calories: 156.4
Tangy, Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette
Good 3.7/5
(34 ratings)

This is my go-to dressing. I use it on everything from steamed veggies to salads and sandwiches.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 4.2g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 1.5g | Calories: 55.5
Olive Tapenade
Very Good 4.3/5
(54 ratings)

Tapenade is a traditional sauce or condiment from Provence, in the south of France. It adds a punch of flavor for very few calories. You can buy premade tapenade, but you'll spend more money and be consuming more sodium than if you made it at home.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1g | Fat: 1.5g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 17.4
Oven-Roasted Tomatoes
Very Good 4.6/5
(68 ratings)

Load up on Roma tomatoes when they're in season, then dry them in the oven to intensify their flavor and savor them all year round.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 2g | Fat: 2.4g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 28.9
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
(no ratings)

This is cheese dip--without the cheese! The secret ingredient? Nutritional yeast.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 18.5g | Fat: 1.4g | Fiber: 5.8g | Protein: 9.4g | Calories: 108.2
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

This salsa/salad/dip is a unique blend of ingredients that defy categorization. Not Mexican, not Greek, but an outstanding combination. I served this for the first time at a party and it was an immediate hit and gone in minutes!

Submitted by GLOBALKEEWEE

Carbs: 5.5g | Fat: 11.2g | Fiber: 2.6g | Protein: 2.4g | Calories: 125.6
(no ratings)

Since changing my lifestyle, I've tried to find ways to go out to friends and have healthier foods in addition to the typical foods that got me the way I used to be. What's nice is 3 members of the family we visit are also health conscious - so when I bring something healthy they are among the first to try it assuming it will be healthy. This is much like the vegetable pizza you get at many tupperware or other "home sales parties". My youngest daughter and I made this for Christmas dinner, it was a hit. You can modify the veggies to things you like.

Submitted by CALIDREAMER76

Carbs: 13.4g | Fat: 7.6g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 2g | Calories: 133.8
Incredible! 5.0/5
(3 ratings)

This came from Food Network - FIve Ingredient Fix:
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

In a large bowl, toss the pumpkin seeds, almonds, and sunflower seeds and the syrup until evenly coated. Spread the nuts and seeds out, in an even single layer, on the lined baking sheets and season with salt to taste. Bake the nuts, stirring several times with spatula or wooden spoon, until just golden, about 20 minutes.

Cool the nuts completely on the pan, then add the cherries and toss to combine. Store cooled trail mix in an airtight container at room temperature.

Submitted by POWDERFISH

Carbs: 24.7g | Fat: 10.6g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 5.7g | Calories: 207.6
Spicy Chili-Garlic Paste
Very Good 4.1/5
(15 ratings)

Try this spicy Asian paste in your slow-cooker stews, broth based soups, or combined with yogurt as a zippy sandwich spread.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0.5g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 5.9
Tahini-Lemon Dressing
Very Good 4.2/5
(19 ratings)

Use this on falafel or a salad. Add fresh or dried herbs and it becomes goddess dressing. The toasted sesame oil imparts a stronger sesame flavor to the dressing.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 3.6g | Fat: 6.5g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 1.9g | Calories: 74.6
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