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I should have been born in Italy! This is my attempt to put my favorites together. They are lower fat, lower sodium, and uses some whole grains instead of white. Most of them won't be meat-based. They will include seafood and lots of fresh herbs. You will see, I LOVE hot, crushed red pepper.

(50 Recipes) Created by SKINNYROBIN100

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(no ratings)

Use well-made cheese ravioli or fresh made to center the savory tomato sauce on. Any combo of fresh vegetables of your choice could be added for more variety like baby spinach leaves or roasted red sweet peppers. It doesn't need any salt at all for flavor. Enjoy!!!

Submitted by SKINNYROBIN100

Carbs: 52.9g | Fat: 12.3g | Fiber: 6.2g | Protein: 23.1g | Calories: 361.9
Very Good 4.2/5
(58 ratings)

Healthy toppings make this decorative dish full of nutrients.

Carbs: 18.2g | Fat: 2.8g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 5.3g | Calories: 112
Veggie Pizza on Whole-Wheat Crust with Feta and Mozzarella Cheeses
Very Good 4.3/5
(178 ratings)

A kickin' vegetarian pizza! It's extra good because it's made on a whole-wheat crust!

Submitted by CURVES_N_CURLS

Carbs: 19g | Fat: 7.6g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 7.6g | Calories: 171.7
20-Minute Chicken Parmesan
Very Good 4.4/5
(318 ratings)

A low-fat and easy to prepare version of this favorite chicken entree.

Carbs: 21.3g | Fat: 10.4g | Fiber: 2.9g | Protein: 36.3g | Calories: 332.7
Chicken & Asparagus Pasta
Very Good 4.1/5
(450 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: With the ad ins of garlic, onions, green and yellow squashes, sun dried tomato, and a good sprinkle of italian spices-fresh or dried and substituting tofu (on occasion) for the chicken, or shrimp and lemon/dill. Could add roasted peppers, spinach, or artichokes too.

Submitted by LILYANN2

Carbs: 25.4g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 4.7g | Protein: 14.3g | Calories: 207.6
Very Good 4.0/5
(36 ratings)

Pasta dish with assorted vegetables

Submitted by 1MOREXAGAIN

Carbs: 59.3g | Fat: 11g | Fiber: 7.3g | Protein: 17.6g | Calories: 396.4
Red Hot Fusilli
Very Good 4.2/5
(177 ratings)

This lively low-saturated fat pasta dish contains lots of tomatoes and herbs and very little oil.

Carbs: 30.2g | Fat: 6.3g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 33.3g | Calories: 311.7
Very Good 4.1/5
(76 ratings)

A dish the whole family will love (especially you, because it is so simple).

Submitted by EMCAZIER

Carbs: 19.4g | Fat: 4.3g | Fiber: 2.9g | Protein: 16.8g | Calories: 177.7
Very Good 4.5/5
(52 ratings)

Carbs: 17.9g | Fat: 5.8g | Fiber: 5.8g | Protein: 12.1g | Calories: 158.5
White Beans, Spinach and Tomatoes over Linguine
Very Good 4.3/5
(479 ratings)

This filling vegetarian meal is nutritious and easy to make.

Submitted by TWINMOM143

Carbs: 52.7g | Fat: 5.1g | Fiber: 10.2g | Protein: 13.7g | Calories: 284.5
Italian Herb Seasoning
Very Good 4.4/5
(50 ratings)

Forget buying packets of seasonings. They're expensive and often full of salt. Save sodium and money by making this easy herb blend. Use it in sauces, soups, stews, on meats... anywhere you want to add Italian flavor without fat or sodium!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0.7g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 3.9
Perfect Pasta Primavera
Very Good 4.3/5
(93 ratings)

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
Good 3.6/5
(25 ratings)

Try this one hot or cold--it's delicious either way!

Submitted by SNEECH2

Carbs: 56.2g | Fat: 2.2g | Fiber: 9.4g | Protein: 13g | Calories: 293.5
Healthy Chicken Vegetable Casserole
Very Good 4.1/5
(554 ratings)

Try this inexpensive and fresh version of a chicken casserole--no need for processed soups or sauces!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 36.1g | Fat: 8.9g | Fiber: 8.8g | Protein: 27.9g | Calories: 320.6
Very Good 4.1/5
(31 ratings)

This recipe has a number of components, but all can be made ahead, particularly the tomato puree and the white sauce. You can substitute 3 (8-ounce) cans of tomato puree for the homemade tomato puree. You can also use a grill pan to prepare the vegetables indoors.

Carbs: 65.3g | Fat: 17.6g | Fiber: 7.3g | Protein: 19.8g | Calories: 433.2
Good 3.7/5
(26 ratings)

Carbs: 9.7g | Fat: 24g | Fiber: 3.9g | Protein: 23.5g | Calories: 347.5
Very Good 4.1/5
(101 ratings)

I love this as my main dish but you can add some grilled chicken if you just can't live without meat! It makes great leftovers to take to work for lunch too.

Submitted by GINGERKISS

Carbs: 44.1g | Fat: 11g | Fiber: 7.7g | Protein: 14.4g | Calories: 318.9
Good 3.9/5
(81 ratings)

The complex carbs and healthy fats in this dish will fill you up, and give you plenty of energy.

Carbs: 31.8g | Fat: 6.2g | Fiber: 9.2g | Protein: 12.1g | Calories: 211.7
Linguine with Spicy Shrimp
Very Good 4.4/5
(191 ratings)

We're serious about the spice in this recipe. Whole-grain pasta and tender shrimp pair perfectly with a luxuriously rich, piquant sauce.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 27.6g | Fat: 15.7g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 27.9g | Calories: 356.9
Good 3.9/5
(31 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Use canned artichokes if neccessary. Use fresh basil for soup and for garnish. Use fresh garden tomato dices for garnish. Sub yellow squash for zucchini or use both. Use green onion instead of onion powder. Use real garlic instead of powder. Sub barley or lentils for peas.

Submitted by JERROLNICHOLS

Carbs: 18.8g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 7.3g | Protein: 21.6g | Calories: 160.6
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