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(42 Recipes) Created by STREO2004

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Homemade Ricotta Cheese
Very Good 4.6/5
(13 ratings)

Chef Meg's homemade and natural ricotta cheese is easy to make and a fun project for someone who likes to cook.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.5g | Fat: 2.2g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 39.1
Very Good 4.5/5
(17 ratings)

A beautiful way to "wrap up" a healthy dinner!

Submitted by KRIS1975

Carbs: 4.9g | Fat: 10.1g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 34.2g | Calories: 252
Very Good 4.3/5
(33 ratings)

Delicious chili that is a meal in itself! Can easily be prepared in a slow cooker. Serve with a salad and pita bread for a perfect dinner.

Submitted by HUDDLESK

Carbs: 27.7g | Fat: 12.6g | Fiber: 10.5g | Protein: 17.2g | Calories: 287.2
Garlic-Spiked Broccoli and Mushrooms with Rosemary
Very Good 4.2/5
(210 ratings)

Printed with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research

Carbs: 6.6g | Fat: 2.7g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 3.9g | Calories: 56.1
Super Fast Pork and Veggie Stir Fry
Very Good 4.0/5
(94 ratings)

Need to get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes? This recipe makes that happen.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 6g | Fat: 18.2g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 37.2g | Calories: 342.3
Cranberry-Almond Oatmeal Cookies
Good 3.7/5
(153 ratings)

Pumpkin is subbed for butter in this lowfat treat! Cranberries and almonds add flavor and nutrition!

Submitted by CMWELLS83

Carbs: 14.4g | Fat: 1.2g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 1.6g | Calories: 64.3
Spring Rolls
Very Good 4.3/5
(80 ratings)

This recipe is really easy; it's really more of a process than a recipe. Rice paper wrappers, which are available in the ethnic sections of most larger supermarkets these days, are a great way to wrap your veggies and protein for a quick snack or light lunch.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 18.3g | Fat: 1.9g | Fiber: 3.8g | Protein: 16.6g | Calories: 156.4
Creamy Green Enchiladas
Very Good 4.2/5
(61 ratings)

I love enchiladas! These are full of vegetables in addition to the cheese and creamy sauce. Each one has a full serving of veggies, plus almost 20% of your daily fiber.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 31.5g | Fat: 11.4g | Fiber: 6.2g | Protein: 29.2g | Calories: 335.7
Easy Ginger-Garlic Sauce
Very Good 4.3/5
(79 ratings)

I love this recipe! It can be used as a sauce for grilled meats, a dressing for salads or steamed vegetables, or as a marinade for tofu or other lean proteins. You will always find it in my refrigerator.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.2g | Fat: 5.6g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 54.9
Lemon Berry Tartlets
Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)

The trend of mini desserts is a healthy eater's salvation. When sweets are pre-portioned, it's harder to cheat. You can't say, "Well, I'll just have a small sliver" or "I'll just even out this side of the cake..."
These Lemon-Berry Tartlets scream summertime to me. I imagine eating them on a patio after a luncheon with my girlfriends while sipping iced mint tea and feeling the warm breeze. They're just so refreshingly clean on the tongue.
Lemon and raspberries pair well. Each has a sourness with hints of sweetness and an acidity. You could use blueberries or strawberries, but I just love this combination.
Phyllo dough is a secret weapon for the healthy baker--it even comes in whole wheat varieties. The paper-thin layers of dough are often painted in butter for pastries like baklava, but they'll serve as a low-calorie pie crust with minimal added fat. The dough itself is basically just flour and water.
The "curd" filling is basically a lemon pudding. You can serve it on scones or muffins, as a topping for ice cream or sorbet, or as a pie filling, as you see here.

Carbs: 9.6g | Fat: 1.9g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 0.9g | Calories: 57.6
Honey Mustard Roasted Chicken
Very Good 4.4/5
(478 ratings)

Rich, flavorful honey mustard chicken with carrots and potatoes.

Carbs: 39.4g | Fat: 8.9g | Fiber: 5.8g | Protein: 30.5g | Calories: 356.7
Bruschetta-Stuffed Mushrooms
Very Good 4.3/5
(133 ratings)

All the flavor of bruschetta, in a mushroom!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 14.4g | Fat: 12.3g | Fiber: 5.2g | Protein: 10.2g | Calories: 191.9
Easy Vegetable Enchiladas
Very Good 4.3/5
(73 ratings)

Though we loaded up on the veggies, we didn't skip on the good stuff!

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 59.8g | Fat: 6.4g | Fiber: 14.6g | Protein: 17.6g | Calories: 356.6
Very Good 4.3/5
(50 ratings)

This is seriously the world's best spinach and artichoke dip! It's creamy and fairly low fat. I use low fat cream cheese, but you could use fat free. This slimmed down version of your favorite dip is easy to make--and it's light enough for you to load up on it! This can also become a decadent pasta sauce. (As a sauce, it makes 10 servings. You might need to thin it a bit with cooking water from the pasta.)

Carbs: 3.9g | Fat: 4.2g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 3.9g | Calories: 66.2
Alyson's Vegetarian Chili
Very Good 4.3/5
(342 ratings)

This vegetarian chili can be made on the stove top or in a slow cooker.

Submitted by AEGARRISON

Carbs: 58.4g | Fat: 2.2g | Fiber: 15.5g | Protein: 14.7g | Calories: 279.8
Black Bean Hummus
Very Good 4.2/5
(325 ratings)

Smoky from the cumin with a hidden serving of vegetables, this dip is equally delicious in a burrito as it is spread on tortilla chips.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 5.3g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 1.7g | Calories: 32.9
Slow Cooker Marinara Chicken and Vegetables
Very Good 4.2/5
(366 ratings)

In the morning, throw all the ingredients for this simple recipe in the slow cooker. A hearty and healthy dinner will be waiting for you when you get home!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 7.9g | Fat: 3.7g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 26.8g | Calories: 176.8
Cheddar Herb Buttermilk Biscuits
Very Good 4.3/5
(3 ratings)

All the good stuff in a quick and simple biscuit!

Submitted by KITHKINCAID

Carbs: 11.1g | Fat: 4.8g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 3.6g | Calories: 98.9
 Mini Eggplant Pizzas
Very Good 4.3/5
(315 ratings)

Ditch the crust and boost your veggie intake with these eggplant "pizzas."

Submitted by GONZOSTAR

Carbs: 8.9g | Fat: 7.5g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 4.9g | Calories: 119.1
Apple and Pork Stir-fry with Ginger
Very Good 4.2/5
(160 ratings)

This super simple supper is packed full of fruits and veggies.

Carbs: 41.2g | Fat: 8.5g | Fiber: 5.6g | Protein: 19.5g | Calories: 312.8
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