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I'm an avid cookbook reader who loves to experiment and try new things. Being able to try, and share, new recipes with other Sparkpeople allows me to "indulge" my exploring tastebuds while keeping the waistline (and the bank budget!) in line.

(13 Recipes) Created by DAWNIAMW

Recipes in this Collection

Mediterranean Baked Fish
Very Good 4.1/5
(238 ratings)

This dish is baked and flavored with a Mediterranean-style tomato, onion, and garlic sauce to make it lower in fat and salt.

Carbs: 17.3g | Fat: 4.4g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 29.4g | Calories: 225.5
Very Good 4.3/5
(9 ratings)

The mint and the parsley is nearly no-cal so use as you desire. Hunter leave out the tomato sub. with fruit.

Submitted by OREAD_1

Carbs: 57.2g | Fat: 11.7g | Fiber: 5.9g | Protein: 10.9g | Calories: 248
Very Good 4.5/5
(21 ratings)

Really easy, surprisingly tasty "fried" chicken.

Submitted by MOM36A

Carbs: 11.2g | Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 9.6g | Calories: 89.5
Vegetarian Black Bean Cakes with Orange-Basil Salsa
Very Good 4.3/5
(166 ratings)

These bean cakes are yummy and great for you. Served with the salsa, it makes a very colorful and festive presentation. I serve these with a lite side salad. Plenty of protein and fiber. Even my meat loving hubby loves this meal.

Submitted by BCJL13

Carbs: 48.3g | Fat: 6.1g | Fiber: 13.6g | Protein: 14.2g | Calories: 294.2
Coach Nicole's Yummy Hummus
Very Good 4.3/5
(369 ratings)

Use as a dip for veggies or a spread on pita and sandwiches.

Submitted by COACH_NICOLE

Carbs: 21.2g | Fat: 12.8g | Fiber: 4.5g | Protein: 5.8g | Calories: 215.9
Very Good 4.7/5
(7 ratings)

Submitted by AINTBEHVN

Carbs: 13.4g | Fat: 10.2g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 41.1g | Calories: 316.8
Easy Homemade 'Nutella' (Chocolate Nut Butter)
Very Good 4.5/5
(69 ratings)

A friend issued a challenge to cure a Nutella addiction. This recipe was just the ticket! No hydrogenated oils, fewer calories, less fat--and more fiber and protein!

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 8.5g | Fat: 7.5g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 2.3g | Calories: 101.3
Coach Nicole's Fresh & Skinny Guacamole
Very Good 4.5/5
(292 ratings)

Cucumbers give this guacamole a refreshing flavor while also cutting the calories in each serving.

Submitted by COACH_NICOLE

Carbs: 4.7g | Fat: 6.7g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 1g | Calories: 76.4
Quinoa-Black Bean Casserole
Very Good 4.2/5
(455 ratings)

An experiment with leftovers yields a delightful, filling vegetarian meal.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 31.7g | Fat: 3.2g | Fiber: 9.1g | Protein: 13.8g | Calories: 204.5
15 Minute Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Very Good 4.7/5
(110 ratings)

This corn and black bean salsa is the perfect dish for potlucks when you want to have something healthy on the table.

Submitted by CHIQUITA72979

Carbs: 10.4g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 2.2g | Protein: 2.3g | Calories: 46.9
Carrot Pumpkin Bars
Very Good 4.5/5
(404 ratings)

The perfect fall dessert. I always have at least one person ask me for the recipe!

Submitted by ANDREWMOM

Carbs: 28.5g | Fat: 1.7g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 2.8g | Calories: 131.6
Tofu Chocolate Cake
Very Good 4.3/5
(130 ratings)

I know it sounds weird: chocolate cake and tofu, together? It's so tasty, and a much healthier way to eat cake!

Submitted by MEHICKS

Carbs: 35.8g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 2.9g | Calories: 189.5
Brown Sugar Rhubarb Chicken
Very Good 4.8/5
(6 ratings)

For the late summer months, this mildly sweet and tart chicken dish is a warm, cozy meal. It's a great way to use your rhubarb!

Submitted by LADYZHERRA

Carbs: 15.7g | Fat: 8.7g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 14g | Calories: 196
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