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Quinoa-Black Bean Casserole
Very Good 4.2/5
(435 ratings)

An experiment with leftovers yields a delightful, filling vegetarian meal.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 31.7g | Fat: 3.2g | Fiber: 9.1g | Protein: 13.8g | Calories: 204.5
SP_Stepf's Baked Veggie Burritos
Very Good 4.3/5
(47 ratings)

Black beans, sweet potatoes and greens are spiced up and baked in egg roll wrappers to create burritos that are heavy on taste and light on calories. (Feel free to change this recipe with what you've got in the fridge. No sweet potatoes? Try zucchini or butternut squash. Swap kale for spinach, Swiss chard or your favorite green! Instead of black beans, try kidney, pinto or garbanzo beans.)

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 45.7g | Fat: 6.6g | Fiber: 10.2g | Protein: 11.3g | Calories: 278.2
Very Good 4.4/5
(40 ratings)

meatless pasta

Submitted by BJCHOOMS

Carbs: 18.7g | Fat: 5.4g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 12.7g | Calories: 175.1
Very Good 4.6/5
(29 ratings)

This is a great low-cal alternative to mash potatoes. Surprisingly I think it tastes similar to the point you won't miss them even! Cauliflower with cream cheese & cheddar cheese to top. A great side dish!

Submitted by MOMMYBUTTERFLY

Carbs: 5.1g | Fat: 4.9g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 6.9g | Calories: 88.6
Very Good 4.7/5
(26 ratings)

Submitted by KTGIRLIE

Carbs: 30.9g | Fat: 2.2g | Fiber: 7.1g | Protein: 11.5g | Calories: 195.8
Not Fried Rice
Very Good 4.1/5
(239 ratings)

This is my alternative to fried rice which uses no oil!

Submitted by RYDIAEMERALD

Carbs: 35.3g | Fat: 3.1g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 7.9g | Calories: 199
Very Good 4.1/5
(81 ratings)

A quick, satisfying meal for any night of the week.

Submitted by MRSHARM

Carbs: 39g | Fat: 10.5g | Fiber: 7.1g | Protein: 11.6g | Calories: 288.8
Hawaiian Pizza: 'SparkRecipes Un-Chained' Contest Finalist
Very Good 4.4/5
(77 ratings)

Pizza is one of my favorite foods, and the sweet sauce at Papa John's is my all-time favorite. My viewpoint is, if you're going to make it at home, don't make it "just as good," make it better! So I'm remaking a medium Papa John's pie with pineapple, onion and bacon(BACON!!!). Fresh homemade sauce and premium ingredients make this recipe more than worth the calories, and still trimmer than the fast food original!

Submitted by KRAMTHEGRAM

Carbs: 31.1g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 8.3g | Calories: 200.3
Skillet Lasagna
Very Good 4.3/5
(2145 ratings)

A much quicker version of the Italian classic; less time, but no less taste.

Submitted by VEGGIEKITTY

Carbs: 34.5g | Fat: 10.7g | Fiber: 4.9g | Protein: 28g | Calories: 342.3
Grilled Cheese Pizza Sandwich
Very Good 4.3/5
(375 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
Tex Mex Calzones
Very Good 4.3/5
(280 ratings)

An Italian favorite gets a below the border twist. Chef Meg made just a few tweaks before giving this one her seal of approval! She adds the spices early in cooking to help boost flavor and added a full pound of turkey for a more filling meal.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 29.2g | Fat: 14.1g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 47.7g | Calories: 413.7
Creamy Chicken and Rice Bake
Very Good 4.3/5
(15 ratings)

A creamy, comforting casserole in just 30 minutes!

Submitted by SPARK_RECIPES

Carbs: 37.1g | Fat: 7.3g | Fiber: 5.2g | Protein: 32.7g | Calories: 349.4
Very Good 4.7/5
(7 ratings)

Filling as a main dish, or a perfect side dish!

Submitted by CHALIGAL155

Carbs: 47.2g | Fat: 7.1g | Fiber: 4.1g | Protein: 15.8g | Calories: 315.7
Grilled Vegetables with Pineapple
Very Good 4.4/5
(284 ratings)

These tasty roasted vegetables can be cooked on the grill or roasted in the oven! The pineapple adds a wonderful sweetness to the vegetables.

Submitted by HONEYLEA

Carbs: 17g | Fat: 7.2g | Fiber: 2.8g | Protein: 2.3g | Calories: 136.5
Very Good 4.1/5
(78 ratings)

A healthy dose of vitamin C comes with this dish.

Carbs: 51.8g | Fat: 5.1g | Fiber: 5.5g | Protein: 8.4g | Calories: 280.1
Garlic-Herb Potato Packs
Very Good 4.2/5
(37 ratings)

Whether you make these on the grill or in the oven, these quick-fix potato packs are mom's best friend. No mess, no clean-up, and only 5 minutes to prep!

Submitted by GRILLGUIDE

Carbs: 34.2g | Fat: 2.3g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 4.3g | Calories: 165.2
Black Beans and Brown Rice
Very Good 4.3/5
(85 ratings)

A simple, hearty meat-free meal. Pair with a green salad, and dinner is ready.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 45.6g | Fat: 1.5g | Fiber: 7.6g | Protein: 8.8g | Calories: 213.1
Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Tomatoes and Cheese
Very Good 4.4/5
(232 ratings)

These cheesy stuffed mushrooms are a light vegetarian meal or a hearty side dish.

Carbs: 10.1g | Fat: 3.9g | Fiber: 2.6g | Protein: 6.9g | Calories: 93.7
Very Good 4.6/5
(16 ratings)

You can lighten this recipe up by using non-fat parm but I love it this way and it still is a reasonable calorie count. The quinoa makes this pilaf extra nutritional. One of my family's favorite sides. Could also be a good main meal by adding cubed chicken breast or just leave vegetarian (use vegetable stock instead of chicken). Sometimes I add a different variety of veggies like green beans.

Submitted by CLINARD

Carbs: 29.2g | Fat: 5.7g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 6.9g | Calories: 193.9
Very Good 4.0/5
(2 ratings)

Healthy, high-protein comfort food!

Submitted by HAZLEWEATH

Carbs: 38.5g | Fat: 6.7g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 7.7g | Calories: 242.2
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