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I love to cook and eat. Unfortunately the eating part is why I need to lose weight. In trying to reach my goal of having an appropriate weight for my height these are recipes I have used and like. By altering cooking style and/or the serving sizes. Hopefully you will find them helpful.

(12 Recipes) Created by SFPAINTER

Recipes in this Collection

Good 3.0/5
(1 rating)

Cookbook creator says: Keeps cruchy for several days so you can always add it to a lettuce or green salad to make it come alive!

Submitted by SFPAINTER

Carbs: 22g | Fat: 9.7g | Fiber: 5g | Protein: 2.1g | Calories: 173.8
Very Good 4.0/5
(2 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: This is similar to the citrus pork recipe, but much less preparation work.

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Carbs: 36.1g | Fat: 28.4g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 67.8g | Calories: 689.7
Very Good 4.5/5
(4 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: You can lower things even more with skinless chicken. Because soy sauce has more than enough sodium in it for me, even in it's "lite" form, I don't add any extra salt.

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Carbs: 2.5g | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 17g | Calories: 109.7
Very Good 4.1/5
(8 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: This classic French country dish has fast become a staple recipe in my home. I'm willing to bet it will in yours too!

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Carbs: 2.2g | Fat: 5.3g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 26.9g | Calories: 169.2
Very Good 4.4/5
(11 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: I love the creamy old fashioned egg salad, so I have created a way to make it lower in cholosteral & fat.

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Carbs: 1.3g | Fat: 3.4g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 4.2g | Calories: 55.6
(no ratings)

Cookbook creator says: I'm a "what do I have in the kitchen" cook. When wild salmon was suddenly on sale, I bought a fillet and came up with this recipe using items I already had. Actually the rub really gave it flavor!

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Carbs: 2.8g | Fat: 30.3g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 58.3g | Calories: 529.8
Very Good 4.3/5
(11 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: When "not zucchini again" happens try this cooking method. I've also used it with other veggies like beans and asparagus. Although I use chicken broth, vegetable will truly make this vegetarian.

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Carbs: 7.1g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 1.9g | Protein: 3.7g | Calories: 80.4
Incredible! 5.0/5
(3 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: A great way to "spice" up your fruit! I've had this at a very fancy function and everyone there raved. But they used regular balsamic and I feel that's a bit too heavy handed. So glad I found the raspberry blush white form.

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Carbs: 16.3g | Fat: 0.6g | Fiber: 3.9g | Protein: 1g | Calories: 67.3
Apple Coffee Cake
Very Good 4.3/5
(168 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: This is a wonderful recipe for the morning sweet tooth! But you do have to use sugar. I'm still experimenting with how little sugar I can get away with and still make it work. Will update when I find the magic point.

Carbs: 33.8g | Fat: 4.6g | Fiber: 1.9g | Protein: 2.8g | Calories: 182.3
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Cookbook creator says: Be careful in cooking. It doesn't take long at all for this cut of pork to go from medium with a slightly pink center to very well done.

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Carbs: 1.1g | Fat: 5.2g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 6.2g | Calories: 76.6
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Very Good 4.5/5
(159 ratings)

This Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe is quick, healthy, and easy to make. Whether you're suffering from nausea, heartburn, or just in need of a cool and refreshing snack or breakfast idea, this is the perfect nutritious pick-me-up. Leftover shake can be frozen in pop molds or 5 ounce paper cups with popsicle sticks.

Carbs: 46.3g | Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 4.8g | Protein: 6.8g | Calories: 222
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