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(71 Recipes) Created by ELIZABETH5268

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Crispy Faux-Fried Mexican Chicken
Very Good 4.4/5
(82 ratings)

I love faux frying foods using panko. This crunchy, spicy chicken would be great on a taco salad.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 19.5g | Fat: 3.8g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 29.7g | Calories: 221.8
Slow Cooker Northern Bean and Spinach Soup
Very Good 4.5/5
(63 ratings)

This hearty soup is perfect for when there is a chill in the air, and you want dinner waiting for you as you walk in the door.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 33.1g | Fat: 7.4g | Fiber: 16.1g | Protein: 18.4g | Calories: 216.5
Grilled Cheese Pizza Sandwich
Very Good 4.3/5
(380 ratings)

This tastes just like cheese pizza! Pair this with a salad and you have a great pizzeria style lunch without the calories attached--or the bill.

Submitted by PUNKGIRL213

Carbs: 26.3g | Fat: 8.3g | Fiber: 4.4g | Protein: 15g | Calories: 242.3
Spanish Rice and Vegetables
Good 3.7/5
(13 ratings)

A budget version of the rustic Spanish favorite. An herbed-citrus olive pesto adds color and intensifies the flavor.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 38g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 7.4g | Protein: 7.2g | Calories: 219.4
Crispy Garlic Kale with Chorizo and Beans
Very Good 4.4/5
(22 ratings)

Soy substitutes are so convincingly delicious that no one will know this isn't real chorizo. Bonus: This dish has zero cholesterol!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 31.9g | Fat: 8.3g | Fiber: 9.6g | Protein: 14.8g | Calories: 254
Three-Cheese Macaroni from 'The SparkPeople Cookbook'
Very Good 4.1/5
(100 ratings)

Cheesy, rich, delicious--just what you expect in macaroni and cheese. What you won't expect? 2/3 the fat and half the calories of the original!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 39.5g | Fat: 7.9g | Fiber: 4.1g | Protein: 12.6g | Calories: 259.6
Roasted Chicken and Veggies in One Pan
Good 3.7/5
(31 ratings)

This easy dish requires little cleanup, making it perfect for busy weeknights.

Submitted by CHELLESHOCKED

Carbs: 28.6g | Fat: 6g | Fiber: 4.8g | Protein: 23.5g | Calories: 263.4
Beef and Blue Sandwich
Very Good 4.4/5
(71 ratings)

Sandwiches so good, you'll think someone brought home takeout from your neighborhood deli!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 27.7g | Fat: 9.8g | Fiber: 5.7g | Protein: 33.5g | Calories: 325
Not-Fried Shrimp with Japanese Cocktail Sauce
Very Good 4.4/5
(34 ratings)

Biting into a perfectly crispy fried shrimp is so satisfying. The 10 grams of fat per serving? Not so satisfying. This dish has all the crunch, with much less fat.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 12.8g | Fat: 2.9g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 28g | Calories: 193.7
Warm Spinach Salad with Mushrooms
Very Good 4.3/5
(12 ratings)

A healthier alternative to the bacon-laden warm spinach salad, this is a nice side dish for cool weather.

Submitted by BRYNWRITES4FOOD

Carbs: 8.8g | Fat: 26.1g | Fiber: 2.2g | Protein: 9.6g | Calories: 297.8
Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken
Very Good 4.5/5
(418 ratings)

This is THE most popular recipe on SparkRecipes. We've added more vegetables and reduced the sodium drastically to make it even better.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 7.3g | Fat: 2.5g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 27.6g | Calories: 164.9
Slow Cooker Spanish Chicken
Very Good 4.1/5
(46 ratings)

Roasted peppers and almonds pair with fresh parsley in this tangy Spanish-inspired sauce.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 37.1g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 11.3g | Protein: 31.3g | Calories: 322.2
Mediterranean Chicken with Orzo
Very Good 4.1/5
(107 ratings)

Parsley and capers add flavor to this veggie-packed, heart-healthy dish.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 39.3g | Fat: 4.1g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 34g | Calories: 337.7
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Very Good 4.1/5
(808 ratings)

A quick and easy dinner that is also low in fat, this chicken casserole is perfect for busy nights.

Submitted by LYZ219

Carbs: 15.8g | Fat: 7.3g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 36.8g | Calories: 284.2
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
Veggie-Packed Tomato Sauce
Very Good 4.0/5
(29 ratings)

What? Canned tomatoes in a tomato sauce? Yes, that's right. Garden tomatoes are only available for a short time, but crushed canned tomatoes are on shelves year-round and packed with flavor.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 14.1g | Fat: 3.4g | Fiber: 4.2g | Protein: 4g | Calories: 112.5
Greek Turkey Burger
Very Good 4.3/5
(104 ratings)

You'll forget all about beef burgers once you try these. Salty and rich feta is mixed with lean ground turkey and Greek herbs for juicy and delicious burgers.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 5.2g | Fat: 10.2g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 26.3g | Calories: 217.1
Roasted Salmon with Apple-Almond Pesto
Good 3.6/5
(49 ratings)

This is a recipe that sounds (and tastes) fancy but is actually quite easy to make--and ready in just 15 minutes.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 14.3g | Fat: 13.9g | Fiber: 3.8g | Protein: 31g | Calories: 302.5
Better-than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice
Very Good 4.3/5
(119 ratings)

Save money and time with this Chinese food makeover.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 30.3g | Fat: 3.4g | Fiber: 3.8g | Protein: 27g | Calories: 262.3
Slow Cooker Marinara Chicken and Vegetables
Very Good 4.2/5
(365 ratings)

In the morning, throw all the ingredients for this simple recipe in the slow cooker. A hearty and healthy dinner will be waiting for you when you get home!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 7.9g | Fat: 3.7g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 26.8g | Calories: 176.8
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