Can't Live Without 'Em Dinners!
(Recipe Collection)

35 Recipes Created by BTVMADS

These are all of my recipes for the meals I just won't do without -- either they're uber-healthy and delicious and therefore must-haves, OR they're the "sinful" foods I've learned to revamp. Enjoy!!

Recipes in this Collection

Chickpea Avocado Tacos
Good 3.0/5
(1 rating)
Chickpea Avocado Tacos

Cookbook creator says: I make these babies at LEAST once a month. They're delicious, no-fuss, and loaded with monunsaturated fats, fiber, and vitamins!Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 25.8g | Fat: 7.7g | Fiber: 5g | Protein: 4.3g | Calories: 179.7
World's Easiest Sweet Potato Soup
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World's Easiest Sweet Potato Soup

A delicious, creamy soup that is the purest symbol of Fall Feasting I can imagine!

It's low enough in calories that you can end the meal with a slice of apple or pumpkin pie -- talk about Autumnal Bliss!Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 23.6g | Fat: 3.4g | Fiber: 2.4g | Protein: 3.5g | Calories: 139.1
Cream of White Vegetables Soup
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Cream of White Vegetables Soup

Cookbook creator says: I know this sounds bizarre and boring, but it's actually rich, satisfying, filling and an ultimate comfort food for me.Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 23.8g | Fat: 3.5g | Fiber: 3.7g | Protein: 4.1g | Calories: 136.9
Mads' Magnificent Black Bean Soup
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Mads' Magnificent Black Bean Soup

Cookbook creator says: Have you noticed I love soup?

What can I say, a batch lasts me all week, so they're super economical. Plus, this soup is just SO DELICIOUS. My fiance goes wild over it!Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 28.4g | Fat: 5.8g | Fiber: 9.5g | Protein: 10.2g | Calories: 203.1
Sweet Potato and White Bean Soup
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Sweet Potato and White Bean Soup

A delicious soup that I crave the moment fall weather arrives!Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 33.1g | Fat: 2.6g | Fiber: 11.2g | Protein: 8.7g | Calories: 168.6
Tilapia Tacos with Avocado drizzle
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)
Tilapia Tacos with Avocado drizzle

Cookbook creator says: Seriously. Amazing. My sister gave me this recipe!Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 34.6g | Fat: 10g | Fiber: 4.6g | Protein: 30g | Calories: 344.2
Uber Good For Ya Mac n Cheese!
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Uber Good For Ya Mac n Cheese!

Low fat cheese, whole wheat macaroni -- serve it up piping hot alongside your favorite veggie or maybe stir in some cooked ground turkey and you've got an AWESOME meal and the ULTIMATE comfort food!Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 42.8g | Fat: 6.6g | Fiber: 4.1g | Protein: 15.8g | Calories: 282.3
Udon Noodle Soup
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Udon Noodle Soup

A delicious Asian, veggie-loaded soup that's satisfying enough for winter, yet light enough for summer. Fantastic with a splash of lime juice or a shot of fire oil!

Serve with brown rice sushi or wasabi-soy glazed salmon for a fantastic dinner!Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 19.8g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 2.4g | Protein: 3g | Calories: 98.7
No-Fear Alfredo
Good 3.5/5
(4 ratings)
No-Fear Alfredo

Don't let the calorie count scare you -- this has about 800 FEWER calories than Olive Garden's alfredo, and provides everything you need for the perfect, balanced meal, loaded with whole grains, lean protein, and fresh veggies.

Plus, Alfredo is really sexy -- hence the serving for two!Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 46.5g | Fat: 13.9g | Fiber: 6.7g | Protein: 33.7g | Calories: 424.1
Seriously Vegan and Seriously Spicy Corn Chowder
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Seriously Vegan and Seriously Spicy Corn Chowder

Cookbook creator says: Nothin' like corn chowder during those chilly days of harvest celebration!!

(I need to post something besides soup in here don't I?)Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 32.5g | Fat: 8.3g | Fiber: 3.7g | Protein: 10.1g | Calories: 228.8
Roasted Winter Vegetables with Rosemary
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Roasted Winter Vegetables with Rosemary

Cookbook creator says: This is a great recipe for the kids to help with. They can prep the brussels sprouts and cauliflower and juice the lemon while you peel and chop the carrots and sweet potato. It's a time saver, and since they won't need a knife you can focus on your OWN chopping!Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 22.9g | Fat: 6g | Fiber: 5.7g | Protein: 4.1g | Calories: 150.1
Veggie Makeover: Hungry Girl's Squash Shepherd's Pie
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)
Veggie Makeover: Hungry Girl's Squash Shepherd's Pie

Cookbook creator says: I made over this makeover meal so that it included more vegetables, no meat, fewer grams of sodium, AND costs less, without messing with the calorie count.

I feel a little magical.Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 35.5g | Fat: 3.6g | Fiber: 10.3g | Protein: 13.9g | Calories: 224.1
Bright Greens on a Bed of Creamy Polenta
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Bright Greens on a Bed of Creamy Polenta

This is a Mollie Katzen recipe, from "The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without." But don't treat it like a wallflower -- let your vegetables take center stage!

This makes a great main dish, with chicken sausages, baked tofu, or pork loin as the side dish.Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 32.8g | Fat: 5.6g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 9.3g | Calories: 216.7
Ricotta and Green Chili Rice
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Ricotta and Green Chili Rice

Cookbook creator says: I wouldn't suggest that this be your entire dinner, but it sure would be fabulous with some spicy grilled chicken or some stewed beans and a beautiful tossed salad!Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 21.6g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 8.9g | Calories: 173.1
Macarena Soup
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Macarena Soup

Cookbook creator says: My favorite memory is attached to this meal. I was in a school play, with tech rehearsals from 5-9pm. I never got any dinner! After a week of this, Mom came to the rescue. She brought me home, sat me at the table at 9:30pm, and put a huge bowl of this soup in front of me. Best meal of my childhood!Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 12.2g | Fat: 10.7g | Fiber: 1.9g | Protein: 14.9g | Calories: 203.5
West Vermonter Chicken Stew
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West Vermonter Chicken Stew

This is my mom's adaptation of a recipe for West African Chicken Stew -- it features some great, local winter produce. Plus, changes she made (like using squash instead of potatoes and halving the amount of peanut butter) really lighten the dish and load it with more nutrients!Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 23g | Fat: 11.8g | Fiber: 6.3g | Protein: 20.6g | Calories: 266
Butternut Squash and Duxelle Casserole
Good 3.7/5
(3 ratings)
Butternut Squash and Duxelle Casserole

Cookbook creator says: This is NOT an easy recipe -- it takes a while, and if you've never tackled a whole butternut squash before, it's pretty tough to do this. BUT IT IS SO WORTH IT!!! It's just DELICIOUS.Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 15g | Fat: 4.4g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 6.4g | Calories: 117
Greek Lentil Soup
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Greek Lentil Soup

This is a delicious, hearty, filling yet SUPER LIGHT soup. It's a great winter warm-up. Serve it with some crusty bread and get happy. It does take a while to cook, but the aroma and the huge batch of soup you get are well worth the wait!!
Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 14.1g | Fat: 4.3g | Fiber: 4.9g | Protein: 5.1g | Calories: 110.6
Coconut Rice
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Coconut Rice

Cookbook creator says: This is a great side dish for a curried Stir Fry or West Indian Red Beans.Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 17.4g | Fat: 3.9g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 2g | Calories: 117
West Indian Red Beans
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)
West Indian Red Beans

Cookbook creator says: Serve over my coconut rice (or rice with green chiles and ricotta) with a side of sauteed kale!Submitted by BTVMADS

Carbs: 32.3g | Fat: 3.7g | Fiber: 10.8g | Protein: 10.3g | Calories: 179.6
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