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(21 Recipes) Created by MARWHE

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Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey-Yogurt Dressing
Very Good 4.3/5
(195 ratings)

We love all the sweet flavors and contrasting textures in this simple fruit salad. Sprinkle chopped, toasted nuts or granola on top for crunch.

Carbs: 31.5g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 4.1g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 136.7
Perfect Pasta Primavera
Very Good 4.3/5
(95 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
Slow Cooker Provencal Chicken and Beans
Very Good 4.0/5
(281 ratings)

This is a great recipe to use as a basis for plenty of meals!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 19.8g | Fat: 3.2g | Fiber: 4.9g | Protein: 29.7g | Calories: 225.4
Incredible! 5.0/5
(2 ratings)

Quick and easy dessert that doesn't do much damage to your calorie limits

Submitted by MNABOY

Carbs: 22.4g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 1.8g | Calories: 98.4
Mashed Butternut Squash Remix
Very Good 4.4/5
(19 ratings)

Could add a little protein powder to an individual serving if desired...??

Submitted by BUDGETMOM

Carbs: 19.2g | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 4.5g | Protein: 1.4g | Calories: 95.6
Not Fried Rice
Very Good 4.1/5
(240 ratings)

This is my alternative to fried rice which uses no oil!

Submitted by RYDIAEMERALD

Carbs: 35.3g | Fat: 3.1g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 7.9g | Calories: 199
Taco Soup
Very Good 4.3/5
(245 ratings)

Top this soup with toasted tortilla strips and serve with lime wedges and avocado slices.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 24.3g | Fat: 13.7g | Fiber: 6.5g | Protein: 20.6g | Calories: 290.7
Boneless Sweet BBQ Wings: SparkRecipes Un-Chained Recipe Contest Finalist
Very Good 4.0/5
(69 ratings)

I love Wendy's Honey BBQ Wings, but at 580 calories I can't even get fries or a frosty to go with them. I came up with this to satisfy my craving, and still be able to enjoy a side.

Submitted by OIL_FIELD_WIFE

Carbs: 16.7g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 17.6g | Calories: 156.9
This recipe has been marked private.
Kitchen Basics: Chicken Noodle Soup
Very Good 4.2/5
(141 ratings)

The perfect soup to warm your belly on a cold night or soothe you when you're sick.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 13g | Fat: 3.7g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 17.4g | Calories: 152.8
Very Good 4.3/5
(13 ratings)

Broccoli is my favorite vegetable, but not everyone agrees with me. To convert people, I like to serve this simple recipe. Garlic sauteed in olive oil offers a sweet richness, and the lemon juice offers a nice tang.
If you are using fresh broccoli, peel the stalks and dice them before adding to the cooking water.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 10.6g | Fat: 7.2g | Fiber: 4.4g | Protein: 4.6g | Calories: 111.2
Crispy Green Beans with Pesto
Very Good 4.3/5
(12 ratings)

The trick to learning to like vegetables you hate is to disguise their appearance and flavor. Think about what it is you dislike about that particular vegetable.
I asked Fred why he's anti-green beans. It turns out that he remembers the long, mushy canned beans from childhood.
Step 1: Chop the beans into 1-inch pieces.
Step 2: Change texture. Sauté them in a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper on high heat until they're crispy on the outside and still slightly firm.
Step 3: Change the flavor: Add pesto (with homemade lemony basil from the co-op) and an extra bit of parmesan cheese!
Results: "Is this pasta?" Fred asks as I hand him a plate of beans.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 4.6g | Fat: 5.8g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 2.5g | Calories: 76.3
Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)

This is my husband's all time favorite dessert! Very light, easy to make and yummy!

Submitted by FIT_4_FAMILY

Carbs: 46.5g | Fat: 3.3g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 3.7g | Calories: 186.5
Super Simple Cake-ookies!
Incredible! 5.0/5
(4 ratings)

Super moist and easy cookies!

Submitted by LAINELAYTON

Carbs: 7.3g | Fat: 10.3g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 1.4g | Calories: 119.9
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

This is a light desert that we like to make for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Submitted by BETHST1

Carbs: 35.7g | Fat: 12.9g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 0.9g | Calories: 299
Chicken Croquettes
Good 3.7/5
(425 ratings)

A quick, easy and healthy meal in minutes!

Submitted by DEFREYTAG

Carbs: 3.3g | Fat: 8.8g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 24.4g | Calories: 195
Leprachaun Pie
Very Good 4.3/5
(262 ratings)

A fun pie for St Patricks day or ANY day!

Submitted by NIGHTSKYSTAR

Carbs: 11.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 135.2
Easy Zucchini Parmesan
Very Good 4.4/5
(1026 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
No Bake Graham Cracker Cheesycake
Very Good 4.6/5
(471 ratings)

This is a delicious, light, refreshing dessert. It's low cal and sugar and can be made with the lite pie filling in any flavor. Note that this needs to be made the night before to soften the graham crackers.

Submitted by HOCKIMAMA

Carbs: 16.2g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 2.8g | Calories: 80.1
Veggie Kebabs
Very Good 4.4/5
(160 ratings)

A tasty way to get your veggies during BBQ season

Submitted by EMMAPALE

Carbs: 6.8g | Fat: 5.3g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 1.4g | Calories: 77.7
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