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Vegetarian Vindaloo
Very Good 4.2/5
(57 ratings)
Vegetarian Vindaloo

Vindaloo is one of my favorite dishes in the world! This spicy Indian curry can be made vegetarian or with meat and is packed with spices. For those new to Indian cooking, I simplified the spice list, choosing five you might already have on hand.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 61g | Fat: 4.8g | Fiber: 16.2g | Protein: 14.5g | Calories: 330.7
Roasted Salmon with Apple-Almond Pesto
Good 3.6/5
(49 ratings)
Roasted Salmon with Apple-Almond Pesto

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
Pistachio-Crusted Salmon
Very Good 4.5/5
(59 ratings)
Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

Turn any night into a special occasion with this 20-minute meal inspired by a Parisian bistro.Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 7.3g | Fat: 10.7g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 18.8g | Calories: 208
Perfect Pasta Primavera
Very Good 4.3/5
(97 ratings)
Perfect Pasta Primavera

This light pasta dish has 2 1/2 servings of vegetables in each portion. Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 55g | Fat: 12g | Fiber: 13.2g | Protein: 18.6g | Calories: 371.7
Crispy Faux-Fried Mexican Chicken
Very Good 4.4/5
(85 ratings)
Crispy Faux-Fried Mexican Chicken

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
Three-Cheese Macaroni from 'The SparkPeople Cookbook'
Very Good 4.1/5
(100 ratings)
Three-Cheese Macaroni from 'The SparkPeople Cookbook'

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
15-Minute Fish with Parsley Pesto
Very Good 4.0/5
(37 ratings)
15-Minute Fish with Parsley Pesto

We tend to think of herbs as garnishes, but parsley takes a starring role in this fresh pesto. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 5g | Fat: 5.3g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 23.8g | Calories: 157
Whole Wheat Pasta with Sesame Peanut Sauce
Good 3.6/5
(167 ratings)
Whole Wheat Pasta with Sesame Peanut Sauce

This Asian-inspired pasta dish is so good and so quick to make and can be served hot or cold. Add some tofu for another healthy option.Submitted by BCJL13

Carbs: 39.5g | Fat: 5.9g | Fiber: 7g | Protein: 9.4g | Calories: 239.9
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Very Good 4.3/5
(46 ratings)
Cauliflower Pizza Crust

This is a really low carb approach to pizza. By using a cauliflower pizza crust, you can really cut a ton of calories when compared to a traditional pizza recipe.Submitted by XANADUREALM

Carbs: 2.6g | Fat: 10.7g | Fiber: 1.5g | Protein: 9.5g | Calories: 142.6
Creamy Chicken and Spinach Bake
Very Good 4.5/5
(91 ratings)
Creamy Chicken and Spinach Bake

Spinach, chicken, and cheese combine for a one-dish dinner. Submitted by SILLY_ME

Carbs: 7.5g | Fat: 12.7g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 27.8g | Calories: 256.9
Loaded BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato
Very Good 4.3/5
(23 ratings)
Loaded BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato

Turn healthy staples into a quick weeknight dinner for one. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 44g | Fat: 2.4g | Fiber: 6.1g | Protein: 26.8g | Calories: 312.1
Quinoa-Black Bean Casserole
Very Good 4.1/5
(468 ratings)
Quinoa-Black Bean Casserole

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
Braised Beef Short Ribs
Incredible! 5.0/5
(5 ratings)
Braised Beef Short Ribs

The ultimate Sunday supper. This rich dish is worth every minute of cooking time!Submitted by BETHANNE24

Carbs: 7.7g | Fat: 18.6g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 22g | Calories: 339.9
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Good 3.9/5
(98 ratings)
Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This one-dish meal is great for a weeknight meal or as a appetizer for a party. Serve it with steamed broccoli or a green salad. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 30.4g | Fat: 9.9g | Fiber: 8.5g | Protein: 30g | Calories: 326.1
BBQ Shrimp with Creamy Cheese Polenta
Very Good 4.1/5
(16 ratings)
BBQ Shrimp with Creamy Cheese Polenta

I don't know a kid who doesn't love the combo of cheese and barbecue sauce. This dish is a swap on mac-n-cheese and BBQ chicken that's quick and grown-up approved.
Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 41g | Fat: 4.8g | Fiber: 4.2g | Protein: 23.3g | Calories: 296.1
Chili Beef Polenta Bake
Very Good 4.2/5
(24 ratings)
Chili Beef Polenta Bake

A hearty meal casserole that satisfies! Trade ground turkey for beef in this recipe to cut a few calories and grams of fat, but I love the real deal.Submitted by KITHKINCAID

Carbs: 19.4g | Fat: 13.4g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 15.2g | Calories: 264.1
Herb Crusted Pork Loin Roast
Very Good 4.6/5
(98 ratings)
Herb Crusted Pork Loin Roast

Simple, but flavorful, this dish is an impressive meal any time of year. Double the recipe and freeze the leftovers. Submitted by WAZAROO

Carbs: 0.6g | Fat: 10.3g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 26.8g | Calories: 209
2-Bean Sweet Potato Chili
Very Good 4.4/5
(71 ratings)
2-Bean Sweet Potato Chili

This vegetarian chili uses some secret tricks to boost the flavor without adding calories! Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 47.8g | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 21.9g | Protein: 12.8g | Calories: 207.6
Baked Pork Chops
Very Good 4.0/5
(578 ratings)
Baked Pork Chops

These spicy and moist boneless pork chops are made with no added fat, egg whites, evaporated skim milk, and a lively herb mixture.

Carbs: 11.1g | Fat: 12.1g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 27.9g | Calories: 271.4
Greek Penne Pasta Salad
Very Good 4.1/5
(8 ratings)
Greek Penne Pasta Salad

This penne pasta salad is a healthier take on a classic cookout side dish. Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 28.1g | Fat: 8.1g | Fiber: 4.2g | Protein: 6.9g | Calories: 189.9
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