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Marty Sparkles

This is a batch of fabulous recipes I have found since beginning on SparkPeople.com. I set up my account on July 19, 2009; weighing in at 293 lbs. I want to spice up my life and tone down my body :-)

(44 Recipes) Created by UDOA180

Recipes in this Collection

Good 3.8/5
(133 ratings)

Not just for the lunchroom anymore. These Sloppy Joes are given an extra boost with some surprise ingredients.

Carbs: 63.1g | Fat: 11.3g | Fiber: 9.3g | Protein: 22.9g | Calories: 428.9
Skillet Lasagna
Very Good 4.3/5
(2158 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 Vegetables with Pineapple
Very Good 4.4/5
(287 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
Coleslaw
Very Good 4.2/5
(103 ratings)

Submitted by ZINASP

Carbs: 7.9g | Fat: 4.5g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 0.8g | Calories: 71.7
Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken
Very Good 4.5/5
(261 ratings)

Carbs: 6.7g | Fat: 3.3g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 24.3g | Calories: 157.2
Soft-Serve Banana 'Ice Cream'
Very Good 4.5/5
(662 ratings)

Frozen bananas rival soft serve when given a whirl in the food processor. No cholesterol and no added sugar, just creamy and sweet bananas!

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 27g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 1.3g | Calories: 105.4
Chicken Oregano with Sweet Peppers
Very Good 4.2/5
(275 ratings)

Sauteed sweet peppers dress up plain chicken. Serve on top of a bed of brown rice.

Carbs: 14.6g | Fat: 5.2g | Fiber: 4.1g | Protein: 40.9g | Calories: 279.8
Garden Potato Salad
Good 3.8/5
(192 ratings)

Low-fat cottage cheese is the secret to the dressing in this delicious and simple summer side.

Carbs: 22g | Fat: 0.2g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 3.9g | Calories: 99.8
Salsa Turkey Burgers
Very Good 4.3/5
(411 ratings)

Quick, easy and tasty turkey burgers with a kick.

Submitted by JIMINNYC

Carbs: 7.6g | Fat: 1.5g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 29.4g | Calories: 161.8
Martini Gal's Summer Drink
Very Good 4.3/5
(6 ratings)

Refreshing summer twist on water! So simple and SO yummy!

Submitted by MARTINIGAL413

Carbs: 8.7g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 0.5g | Calories: 24.8
Southwestern Chicken Soup
Very Good 4.5/5
(195 ratings)

A quick and hearty soup with plenty of spice!

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 25.8g | Fat: 10.6g | Fiber: 8g | Protein: 19.8g | Calories: 270.5
Very Good 4.3/5
(50 ratings)

This is seriously the world's best spinach and artichoke dip! It's creamy and fairly low fat. I use low fat cream cheese, but you could use fat free. This slimmed down version of your favorite dip is easy to make--and it's light enough for you to load up on it! This can also become a decadent pasta sauce. (As a sauce, it makes 10 servings. You might need to thin it a bit with cooking water from the pasta.)

Carbs: 3.9g | Fat: 4.2g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 3.9g | Calories: 66.2
Skinny Cheese Fondue
Very Good 4.1/5
(36 ratings)

This is a slimmed down version of one of my favorite party foods--cheese fondue. Mashed cannellini beans slim down the recipe but keep a thick and luscious texture!

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 1.7g | Fat: 10.8g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 14.5g | Calories: 208.8
Very Good 4.4/5
(5 ratings)

Spruce up any salad with this creamy dressing! It's spicy but not at all hot! Drizzle over salads, grilled chicken or fish. Use in place of sour cream on tacos or use as base for a pasta salad.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 4.8g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 2g | Calories: 34.2
Vegetable-Packed Guacamole
Very Good 4.5/5
(65 ratings)

My favorite Mexican restaurant serves a guacamole that's heavy on vegetables--and flavor. To slim it down even more, serve with carrots, celery and cucumber slices.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 6g | Fat: 6.7g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 1.1g | Calories: 81.5
Zucchini and Squash Chips
Very Good 4.5/5
(17 ratings)

Taste like fries but they are much more healthier!

Carbs: 3.3g | Fat: 2.7g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 4.7g | Calories: 63.7
Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)

Submitted by VALLEY_GIRL

Carbs: 7.5g | Fat: 3.2g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0.6g | Calories: 96.1
Very Good 4.8/5
(5 ratings)

This is a delicious alternative to lasagna, and a more "user-friendly" version of spaghetti with sauce. Baking the sauce into the pasta makes it slightly less messy for kids, and there's no long skinny noodles to gag on if they aren't cut properly. The mozzarella cheese adds calcium, and using multigrain pasta with omega 3's makes this dish oh-so-healthy!
Oh, and for all you vegetarians: check out the protein in a single cup of this delicious pasta dish!

Submitted by MELISSABRENNAN

Carbs: 55.1g | Fat: 6.1g | Fiber: 6.8g | Protein: 16.8g | Calories: 341.4
Very Good 4.3/5
(20 ratings)

UPDATED: Added the ramen and the almonds. Still a low-fat winner. Note that you don't use the ramen seasoning packet, so the sodium count is incorrect. Thanks for all the awesome reviews!

I'm sure no one in China actually eats anything like this, but we thank them for their culinary contribution of the soy-sesame-ginger-chile combo, which makes anything delicious.

Submitted by FORMFITATX

Carbs: 24.8g | Fat: 4.1g | Fiber: 3.3g | Protein: 11.9g | Calories: 171
Incredible! 5.0/5
(2 ratings)

Submitted by AFRICAPARISH

Carbs: 4.1g | Fat: 0.8g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 6.1g | Calories: 48.4
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