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(15 Recipes) Created by SPARKEYES

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Very Good 4.6/5
(38 ratings)

Tasty Low fat/Low calorie version of the bar room favorite

Carbs: 6.7g | Fat: 1.6g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 21.1g | Calories: 129.4
Very Good 4.0/5
(82 ratings)

This is a great tasting spinach and artichoke side dish. Make it even more healthy with fat free mayo and sour cream and a butter substitute.

Submitted by TAHLON

Carbs: 7g | Fat: 8.3g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 3.3g | Calories: 109.6
Kim's lowfat jalapeno poppers
Very Good 4.3/5
(58 ratings)

A tasty variation on the traditional popper. My hubby likes these for superbowl sunday. You can also vary the recipe by adding 2 -4 T fat free sharp cheddar shreds to the cream cheese mixture. Also you can use panko crumbs for a crispier coating. Make these at least once before serving to company, as it takes a knack to get them to come out nice looking.

Submitted by KEEYAHWE

Carbs: 5g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 36.6
Andi's Garlic Hummus
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)

I threw this together adlibing seasoning with the basic tahini to garbanzo ratio from the joy of cooking. This is so easy. And so cheap, for $1 i can buy 6 pita loafs and 78Cents I can get a can of garbanzo beans. It's a great pick me up before or after an aerobic workout. It also makes for a great snack, or even a very low calorie lunch or dinner. Once you try homemade hummus you will NEVER shell out $3 for prepackaged again.

Submitted by ANDICOONS

Carbs: 3.7g | Fat: 1.9g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 1.3g | Calories: 32.9
(no ratings)

This is a great dip/spread for just about any vegetable you can imagine -- try it on celery or carrot sticks to add a little flavor to your 5-A-Day!

Submitted by CATATONIC1242

Carbs: 7.2g | Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 1.6g | Calories: 38.4
(no ratings)

I learned how to make hummus from the middle eastern immigrant mother of one of my first boyfriends. She didn't use measuring, just kept adding and tasting till it was spicy and smooth, more like a light, creamy but slightly runny sauce than the paste that you can buy. At that consistency, it's a great, quick sauce for whole grain pasta with chopped calamata olive or capers, chopped fresh parsley and chopped fresh tomato. Toss a few whole garbanzos over it, and a final squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Submitted by CCKELLY3

Carbs: 3g | Fat: 1.5g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 0.8g | Calories: 27.1
Very Good 4.7/5
(16 ratings)

This is the most basic of the spreads. You can find a variation of this recipe in almost any grocery store, but 95 percent of them are made with either olive oil or tahini (sesame paste), which pushes up the fat content. Your best bet is to take three minutes and make a batch on Sunday that will last you for the week.
From THE ENGINE 2 DIET by Rip Esselstyn. Copyright (c) 2009 by Rip Esselstyn. Used by permission of Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 14.3g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 3.1g | Calories: 74.1
Mini Cheesy Meatloaves
Very Good 4.4/5
(49 ratings)

Kid friendly & small portions curb over eating!

Submitted by 3BLUEDAISYS

Carbs: 10.7g | Fat: 9.2g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 10g | Calories: 165.8
Very Good 4.3/5
(41 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: see comments for add in ideas.

Submitted by ELAINEHN

Carbs: 14g | Fat: 5.2g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 3g | Calories: 113.1
Jalapeno Boats
Very Good 4.0/5
(77 ratings)

A fun appetizer!

Submitted by MISS_KITTY

Carbs: 1g | Fat: 1.7g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 2g | Calories: 27.3
Very Good 4.0/5
(2 ratings)

This is a great dip to take to a party or just for at home.

Submitted by LEAHGAIL

Carbs: 9.5g | Fat: 7.6g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 17.8g | Calories: 179.4
(no ratings)

Found on Weight Watcher board. Changed to suit my needs.

Submitted by SPARKEYES

Carbs: 2.9g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 7.7g | Calories: 98.8
Very Good 4.7/5
(79 ratings)

Submitted by SLCOLMAN

Carbs: 7.6g | Fat: 2.9g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 2.7g | Calories: 65.1
Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)

Submitted by MEGABOMB

Carbs: 2.1g | Fat: 0.6g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 0.6g | Calories: 15.3
Very Good 4.5/5
(4 ratings)

Just over 7 years ago, I found a recipe for bruschetta online and surprised my husband, then my new boyfriend, with it for Valentine's day. We ate so much of this amazing bruschetta that we hardly had enough room for dessert.

We bring this recipe out for special events, family outings, and sometimes just for dinner for the two of us. So whether this is your full meal or simply an appetizer, buon appetito!

Submitted by TERRIFICLYFIT

Carbs: 9g | Fat: 1.5g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 2.5g | Calories: 59.3
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