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Houchins Healthier Recipes

I am a collector of recipes for most of my life. Now I am trying to collect recipes that are healthier and lower in calorie. Of course, I still want good taste. Sometimes that is a tough combination. I will try most any recipe once.

(37 Recipes) Created by MLHOUCHINS

Recipes in this Collection

Easy Zucchini Parmesan
Very Good 4.4/5
(1031 ratings)

This quick and healthy side dish takes just minutes to prepare! And as a bonus, it's an easy way to get the kids to eat their vegetables.

Submitted by MATCM81

Carbs: 7.3g | Fat: 1.6g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 51.6
Very Good 4.6/5
(5 ratings)

A homemade twist on a take-out classic.


Carbs: 38.9g | Fat: 11.3g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 35.5g | Calories: 412.5
Lightened-Up Apple Crisp
Very Good 4.3/5
(639 ratings)

This healthy apple crisp recipe is sweet and simple to prepare but uses very little added sugar.

Submitted by JLCROMP

Carbs: 25.2g | Fat: 3.5g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 1.5g | Calories: 127.4
(no ratings)

Yummy, but a bit high in calories...

Submitted by SMDANE37

Carbs: 19.7g | Fat: 9.3g | Fiber: 2.9g | Protein: 10.7g | Calories: 195.2
This recipe has been marked private.
Very Good 4.7/5
(3 ratings)

From "Simply Salads" by Jennifer Chandler.

Submitted by ALISONSLP

Carbs: 4g | Fat: 11.9g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 5g | Calories: 138.2
Caribbean Chicken
Very Good 4.1/5
(345 ratings)

Ready in just 20 minutes.

Carbs: 34.9g | Fat: 3.3g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 6g | Calories: 186.6
This recipe has been marked private.
Good 3.0/5
(1 rating)

I love Eggplant Parm but it is so heavy! This is a lighter, guilt-free version you'll love!!

Submitted by ETRAHIM

Carbs: 13.2g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 4.6g | Protein: 7.2g | Calories: 99.2
Very Good 4.0/5
(5 ratings)

Eggplant stuffed with a multitude of spices and ground turkey meat.


Carbs: 14.1g | Fat: 6.1g | Fiber: 4.8g | Protein: 8.2g | Calories: 135.1
Good 3.5/5
(14 ratings)

From the backyard garden to you!

Submitted by COSETTIE76

Carbs: 3.6g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 1.2g | Calories: 24.5
Broiled Rainbow Trout
Very Good 4.3/5
(4 ratings)

I do all of our fresh fish fillets this way. Quick, easy and healthy. Stupendously easy clean up as well. This way the actual flavor of the fish is what we get to appreciate.

Submitted by COLLINSLG

Carbs: 2.1g | Fat: 15.2g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 33.1g | Calories: 282.3
Light Mustard Honey Chicken - Baked
Very Good 4.3/5
(17 ratings)

This dish is easy to prepare - mix all ingredients (and salt and/or pepper to taste) and marinate with chicken for 10 minutes up to 24 hours before (refrigerate if marinating more than 20 minutes). For Honey, note that 1 tbsp = 3 tsp (i.e. 2/3 tbsp = 2 tsp). Feel free to substitute seasonings to taste.

Recommend preparing this for a family or, for multiple meals to be used in salads, with pasta, veggies and more.

Submitted by ZANNERQ

Carbs: 1.8g | Fat: 4.9g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 19.9g | Calories: 138.6
This recipe has been marked private.
Very Good 4.3/5
(14 ratings)

This is a wonderful low fat side dish

Submitted by LUVLHASA

Carbs: 16.9g | Fat: 3.9g | Fiber: 7g | Protein: 2.8g | Calories: 102.5
Orange Juice Fizz
Very Good 4.1/5
(258 ratings)

This is the perfect nutritious pick-me-up. Leftover shake can be frozen in pop molds or 5 oz paper cups with popsicle sticks.

Carbs: 13.2g | Fat: 0.2g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 0.6g | Calories: 51.6
Roasted Turkey
Very Good 4.3/5
(209 ratings)

A yummy way to cut the calories, not the tradition.

Carbs: 5.1g | Fat: 12.5g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 17.3g | Calories: 203.4
Good 3.5/5
(2 ratings)

Wake up to the smell of fresh apples, cinnamon and walnuts!


Carbs: 40.2g | Fat: 6.8g | Fiber: 4.4g | Protein: 6.9g | Calories: 237.9
Baked Ham Casserole (Sonkas Teszta)
(no ratings)

Whenever we had leftover ham from a holiday or just a good sale at the market, my Hungarian family would make this casserole, which is SO tasty!

Submitted by UCSBHONEY

Carbs: 32.2g | Fat: 8.5g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 9.7g | Calories: 245.4
(no ratings)

Submitted by MKB872

Carbs: 16.3g | Fat: 9.8g | Fiber: 1.5g | Protein: 11.4g | Calories: 200.7
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