Mel's to Try Cookbook

Mel's to Try Cookbook
(Recipe Collection)

69 Recipes Created by MELLIESTINSON

Just the ones I think sound good....

Recipes in this Collection

Caramel Apple Salad
Very Good 4.7/5
(163 ratings)
Caramel Apple Salad

Great as a side dish or dessert!Submitted by ELAINEHN

Carbs: 20.1g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 0.2g | Calories: 90.7
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Dinner
Good 3.8/5
(134 ratings)
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Dinner

Yummy, Easy Chicken Dinner the family will love!!!Submitted by SONNY912

Carbs: 18.2g | Fat: 1.6g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 18.4g | Calories: 161.5
Banana Raisin Muffins
Very Good 4.3/5
(227 ratings)
Banana Raisin Muffins

Bake these over the weekend, and enjoy throughout the week for breakfast or a snack.

Carbs: 46.2g | Fat: 9.5g | Fiber: 4.9g | Protein: 5.1g | Calories: 276.5
Tex Mex Calzones
Very Good 4.3/5
(288 ratings)
Tex Mex Calzones

An Italian favorite gets a below the border twist. Chef Meg made just a few tweaks before giving this one her seal of approval! She adds the spices early in cooking to help boost flavor and added a full pound of turkey for a more filling meal. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 29.2g | Fat: 14.1g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 47.7g | Calories: 413.7
Chicken Stew (slow cooker)
Good 3.0/5
(1 rating)
Chicken Stew (slow cooker)

Delicious chicken stew. Tastes just like the filling of a chicken pot pie!

Carbs: 36.1g | Fat: 5.4g | Fiber: 5.1g | Protein: 20.1g | Calories: 272.9
Healthy Chicken Vegetable Casserole
Very Good 4.1/5
(581 ratings)
Healthy Chicken Vegetable Casserole

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
Mexican Pizza
Very Good 4.4/5
(103 ratings)
Mexican Pizza

This Mexican pizza is a tasty alternative to traditional pizza. Add grilled chicken or cooked shrimp to change this up!Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 29g | Fat: 5.7g | Fiber: 3.6g | Protein: 11g | Calories: 203.9
Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad Unchained Recipe Contest
Good 3.7/5
(9 ratings)
Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad Unchained Recipe Contest

I remade Chili's Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad because I really like chicken salads and I like hot wings. This recipe cuts the original's calories by about half. Most of the savings comes in baking the chicken in panko instead of frying the chicken in a batter.

NOTE: After thinking about it and reading some comments, I changed the wing sauce amount in the nutrition calculator to be 1 serving (1 Tbsp.) instead of the 8 that I had originally to match the ingredients list (the amount of sauce used is not equal to the amount you consume). It's still higher in sodium than I'd like, but I think the recipe is a good first cut. I'll keep tinkering with it.Submitted by JASONIOUS

Carbs: 37.3g | Fat: 5.6g | Fiber: 4.8g | Protein: 35.8g | Calories: 350.2
Corn Chowder
Very Good 4.1/5
(273 ratings)
Corn Chowder

Using low-fat milk instead of cream lowers the saturated fat content in this hearty summer soup.

Carbs: 33.3g | Fat: 5.3g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 8.1g | Calories: 209.5
20 Minute Chicken Creole
Very Good 4.0/5
(1004 ratings)
20 Minute Chicken Creole

This quick Southern dish contains no added fat and very little added salt in its spicy tomato sauce.

Carbs: 20.7g | Fat: 4.5g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 33.3g | Calories: 255.4
Chef Meg's Vegetable and Fruit Stuffing
Good 3.6/5
(14 ratings)
Chef Meg's Vegetable and Fruit Stuffing

Try using whole wheat bread for a boost in fiber. You will need to increase the stock to 1 1/4 cups.

Carbs: 16.9g | Fat: 1.7g | Fiber: 2.8g | Protein: 2.7g | Calories: 88.8
Zesty Orange-Cranberry Sauce (Relish)
Very Good 4.4/5
(115 ratings)
Zesty Orange-Cranberry Sauce (Relish)

Toss the canned cranberry jelly and use this homemade version instead. It's ready in no time, and it's full of healthy fruit!
Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 11.2g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 0.2g | Calories: 42.3
Roasted Squash Soup
Very Good 4.0/5
(61 ratings)
Roasted Squash Soup

Try a two for one: The next time you are turning on the oven to 375 degrees, roast the squash, cool it slightly, peel and package to freeze. You'll have butternut squash on hand whenever you need it, and you can have dinner on the table in no time!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 25.6g | Fat: 2.8g | Fiber: 6.2g | Protein: 3.7g | Calories: 128.6
Chicken Leftover Tostada
Very Good 4.0/5
(78 ratings)
Chicken Leftover Tostada

Tostada means toasted in Spanish, and in this simple recipe, Chef Meg makes a crunchy, crispy, chewy, cheesy tostada using leftovers from her Slow Cooker Provencal Chicken and Beans dish. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 24.6g | Fat: 8.6g | Fiber: 5.3g | Protein: 21.2g | Calories: 262.7
 Flaxseed, Wheat, and Bran Muffins
Very Good 4.4/5
(371 ratings)
Flaxseed, Wheat, and Bran Muffins

High fiber, healthy breakfast muffin.Submitted by KIMBERK24

Carbs: 20.8g | Fat: 3.4g | Fiber: 2.8g | Protein: 2.9g | Calories: 115.7
Lightened-Up Apple Crisp
Very Good 4.3/5
(646 ratings)
Lightened-Up Apple Crisp

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
Chicken Stock
Very Good 4.5/5
(55 ratings)
Chicken Stock

After you've roasted a chicken or turkey don't throw away the bones. They can be used to make homemade, low-sodium stocks, which can add flavor to your healthy, home-cooked meals. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 2.9g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 0.2g | Calories: 28.3
Chocolate Fondue
Very Good 4.5/5
(103 ratings)
Chocolate Fondue

By choosing a darker chocolate and fat-free evaporated milk, we've cut the calories of this chocolate dip in half! Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 14.7g | Fat: 3.5g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 1.2g | Calories: 88.8
Mini Sweet Potato Tarts
Very Good 4.3/5
(63 ratings)
Mini Sweet Potato Tarts

Try these light and low-fat personal pies for dessert during the fall. They're a great substitute for pumpkin pie or sweet potato casserole.
Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 33g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 3.3g | Calories: 151
Caribbean Chicken
Very Good 4.1/5
(345 ratings)
Caribbean Chicken

Ready in just 20 minutes.

Carbs: 34.9g | Fat: 3.3g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 6g | Calories: 186.6
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