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Alison's Dinner Ideas

(30 Recipes) Created by ATSGIRL

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Very Good 4.5/5
(180 ratings)

I LOVE chicken & dumplings so when I found this I added my own spin to it and lowered the fat and calories. This is the best chicken and dumplings I've ever had which is amazing since I'm never satisfied with my cooking! You can have a full cup of this hearty comfort food for only 284 calories and 3.8 grams of fat! The sodium could be reduced if homemade biscuits are used instead of the canned biscuits, but if sodium isn't a problem this is a very fast and easy way to make chicken & dumplings!

Submitted by STEPH2003

Carbs: 42.5g | Fat: 3.2g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 18.9g | Calories: 284.2
Good 3.0/5
(2 ratings)

Submitted by LVETCHG

Carbs: 21.2g | Fat: 10.3g | Fiber: 2.4g | Protein: 24.3g | Calories: 279
Easy Sausage VeggieBalls
Very Good 4.8/5
(15 ratings)

I came up with this recipe one night when I had only a few ingredients in the fridge and needed to find a way to make them into a meal. These surprised me with how delicious they are.

Submitted by BLUESUNSHINEFL

Carbs: 5.6g | Fat: 8.5g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 4.7g | Calories: 145.1
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

I see so many delicious varities of this. You can even take your basil and sundried tomatoe and make a nice
Pesto sauce. I like to grill my chicken. And cut it in thin strips. And place my sundried tomatoe/feta cheese mixture on top with a drizzle of balsamic vinegrette. And eat is as an Appetizer or over a bed of baby greens. I am even thinking of eating this in
a whole wheat wrap or even a crossiant,but I have not tried it that way as of yet,but you cna always get creative with this.

Submitted by TACHANA

Carbs: 11.8g | Fat: 12.6g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 11.5g | Calories: 199.3
Very Good 4.5/5
(118 ratings)

These come out very moist. I found this on the back of a grocery store ad and made a few changes. The original called for 2 tsp of Thyme, 1/4 c of Parmesan, & 2 c of cornflakes. I measured after I dipped and found I had a good 1/2 c of mixture left so I cut the recipe back accordingly.

* For those of you that are salt restricted- You might want to leave out the salt as there's probably enough in the Parmesan cheese. I just sprinkled a little salt over the bowl.

I also extended the cooking time. The original time was 20 mins.

Submitted by NANADEB49

Carbs: 9.8g | Fat: 3.2g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 38.3g | Calories: 221.2
Crockpot Creamy Italian [Beach] Wedding Soup
Incredible! 5.0/5
(6 ratings)

It's a beach wedding because of the pasta shells.

(cute?)

I've always had a taste bud defect of only liking creamy soups. Thankfully, fat free half & half adds creaminess just as well as heavy cream.

Submitted by BLUESUNSHINEFL

Carbs: 20.7g | Fat: 8.9g | Fiber: 1.9g | Protein: 22.9g | Calories: 264.3
Very Good 4.3/5
(4 ratings)

This is a quick supper. I came up with when I had way too much purchased (bagged) spinach on my hands. You could add a cooked, diced chicken breast to the mix if you choose.

Submitted by HUMBLEDAISY

Carbs: 22.9g | Fat: 12.1g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 6.9g | Calories: 225.5
Good 3.7/5
(66 ratings)

A creamy garlic cheese sauce served over rotini and grilled chicken.

Submitted by BLISSFUL_DREAMS

Carbs: 46.8g | Fat: 2.4g | Fiber: 6.2g | Protein: 27.1g | Calories: 330.2
Three-Cheese Alfredo Sauce
Very Good 4.4/5
(59 ratings)

Low-cal, low-fat and great with Italian pasta dishes and garlic chicken pizza

Submitted by DORIGIRL

Carbs: 5g | Fat: 1.2g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 10.7g | Calories: 76.6
Sesame Chicken
Very Good 4.4/5
(427 ratings)

This sesame chicken recipe is a slimmed-down and healthier version of the sesame chicken from PF Chang's and other Chinese restaurants.

Submitted by PISCESWOMAN87

Carbs: 7g | Fat: 17.6g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 28.2g | Calories: 299.8
Creamy Shrimp Pasta
Very Good 4.6/5
(274 ratings)

Great for a quick weeknight dinner!

Submitted by PSYCOFREAK

Carbs: 24g | Fat: 15.2g | Fiber: 1.5g | Protein: 30.9g | Calories: 363.5
Farfalle with Mushrooms & Spinach
Good 3.8/5
(73 ratings)

This recipe is fast, filling and super low in fat.

This recipe is modified from Ladies Home Journal- Mar 09

Submitted by DILBERTA

Carbs: 36.8g | Fat: 5.1g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 8.4g | Calories: 217.3
This recipe has been marked private.
Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken
Very Good 4.5/5
(1141 ratings)

Six ingredients, 5 minutes of hands-on cooking, and dinner is served!

Submitted by ORANGECOWCAT

Carbs: 24.1g | Fat: 12.5g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 41g | Calories: 385.4
Hawaiian Pizza: 'SparkRecipes Un-Chained' Contest Finalist
Very Good 4.4/5
(77 ratings)

Pizza is one of my favorite foods, and the sweet sauce at Papa John's is my all-time favorite. My viewpoint is, if you're going to make it at home, don't make it "just as good," make it better! So I'm remaking a medium Papa John's pie with pineapple, onion and bacon(BACON!!!). Fresh homemade sauce and premium ingredients make this recipe more than worth the calories, and still trimmer than the fast food original!

Submitted by KRAMTHEGRAM

Carbs: 31.1g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 8.3g | Calories: 200.3
Crispy Ranch Chicken
Very Good 4.5/5
(639 ratings)

Five ingredients, 10 minutes of work. One delicious dinner.

Submitted by 2BHOTT

Carbs: 15.1g | Fat: 3.4g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 34.4g | Calories: 232
Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken
Very Good 4.4/5
(1265 ratings)

This is a delicious chicken recipe that my family loves

Submitted by ALECSANDRA

Carbs: 4.3g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 19.4g | Calories: 166.4
Very Good 4.4/5
(14 ratings)

The fresh basil really gives this dish a punch of flavor.

Submitted by TEXASWEATHER

Carbs: 22.7g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 12.4g | Calories: 186
Very Good 4.5/5
(83 ratings)

Low carb and great for cooking out!

Submitted by TANGY613

Carbs: 3.3g | Fat: 19.8g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 26.8g | Calories: 285.6
Creamy Chicken and Spinach Bake
Very Good 4.5/5
(79 ratings)

Spinach, chicken, and cheese combine for a one-dish dinner.

Submitted by SILLY_ME

Carbs: 7.5g | Fat: 12.7g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 27.8g | Calories: 256.9
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