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(20 Recipes) Created by VALKYR8

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Healthier Green Bean Casserole
Very Good 4.7/5
(18 ratings)

My family loves green bean casserole, but it is sooo fattening!! So, here is our modified version that is now a favorite in our home for special holidays! When I bring it for potlucks, I never bring any home!!

Submitted by SEWINGMEG

Carbs: 7.5g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 1.5g | Calories: 54.9
Vegetable and Fruit Stuffing
Very Good 4.1/5
(40 ratings)

Whole wheat bread gives this side staying power. The fruits and vegetables bulk up the dish, so a little goes a long way. A bit of turkey bacon adds another layer of flavor without adding many calories.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 15g | Fat: 1.1g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 2.7g | Calories: 78.4
yorkshire pudding
Incredible! 5.0/5
(5 ratings)

A British MUST with roast beef!
I sometimes add a tablespoon of savory flakes
mmmmmm mmmmmm good !!!

Submitted by TENNETUBBIE

Carbs: 18.1g | Fat: 1.9g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 5.6g | Calories: 114.9
Polenta Rounds with Creamy Pesto
Good 3.7/5
(15 ratings)

This simple and delicious appetizer is very festive--red and green for the holidays.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 3.6g | Fat: 2.3g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 1.5g | Calories: 41.4
Deviled Eggs
Very Good 4.3/5
(174 ratings)

Chef Meg lightened up a picnic and potluck favorite! Her secret ingredient (shh, don't tell!) is pickle juice.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.8g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 6.4g | Calories: 85.3
Olive Tapenade
Very Good 4.3/5
(54 ratings)

Tapenade is a traditional sauce or condiment from Provence, in the south of France. It adds a punch of flavor for very few calories. You can buy premade tapenade, but you'll spend more money and be consuming more sodium than if you made it at home.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1g | Fat: 1.5g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 17.4
Cocoa Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Very Good 4.0/5
(196 ratings)

This dish inspired by Costa Rican spices seems exotic, but it uses spices and ingredients you already have around the house: coffee, cocoa and cinnamon. You'll wonder why you've been relegating these flavorings to dessert!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.2g | Fat: 13.1g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 33.7g | Calories: 264
Spice Cookies
Very Good 4.1/5
(60 ratings)

Serve these holiday cookies with a cup of tea or lowfat vanilla ice cream.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 10.3g | Fat: 2.6g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 0.8g | Calories: 61.1
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Very Good 4.0/5
(97 ratings)

Classic chocolate chip cookies with slightly modified ingredients to make them healthier, yet just as tasty as the original.

Submitted by GINNYPENNY

Carbs: 17.5g | Fat: 8.9g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 1.7g | Calories: 148.7
Roasted Root Vegetables
Very Good 4.4/5
(191 ratings)

This recipe sings of the fall and early winter harvest.



Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 15.8g | Fat: 1.9g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 1.4g | Calories: 82.1
Garden Fresh Lasagna
Very Good 4.4/5
(32 ratings)

I love rich, cheesy lasagna, but in the summer when vegetables are at their peak, cheese overwhelms the dish. Adding plenty of fresh vegetables to your regular lasagna for a healthy, light summer supper.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 30.1g | Fat: 5.2g | Fiber: 5.4g | Protein: 12.1g | Calories: 212.1
Holiday Spice Cut-Out Cookies
Good 3.9/5
(31 ratings)

Traditional cookies get a tasty twist!

Submitted by PHULLER

Carbs: 9.4g | Fat: 3.1g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 0.9g | Calories: 66.7
Cumin Lime Almonds
Very Good 4.0/5
(7 ratings)

Whole natural almonds are tossed in olive oil, cumin and garlic powder, then baked and infused with freshly grated lime zest.

Submitted by ALMOND_BOARD

Carbs: 8g | Fat: 20g | Fiber: 4g | Protein: 8g | Calories: 220
Healthy Moussaka
Very Good 4.2/5
(209 ratings)

A healthy take on the Greek eggplant casserole.

Submitted by KHILKEY

Carbs: 16.4g | Fat: 4.7g | Fiber: 3.3g | Protein: 10.7g | Calories: 153
Traditional Green Bean Casserole
Very Good 4.2/5
(54 ratings)

A lighter version of the classic holiday recipe.

Submitted by DESIRE3279

Carbs: 12.6g | Fat: 3.7g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 2.9g | Calories: 91.9
Very Good 4.4/5
(37 ratings)

Submitted by LUVOFMYLIFE1

Carbs: 26.5g | Fat: 1.3g | Fiber: 2.2g | Protein: 2.5g | Calories: 115.7
(no ratings)

This is the one way my wife and daughter will eat Brussels sprouts! Roasting them in the oven really brings out a surprising sweetness.

Submitted by FITPAUL1

Carbs: 9.8g | Fat: 3.7g | Fiber: 2.2g | Protein: 2.2g | Calories: 71.2
Santa Strawberries (Cream Cheese-Stuffed Strawberry Bites)
Very Good 4.9/5
(9 ratings)

Turn strawberries into Santa-shaped treats with a paring knife and cream cheese frosting!

Submitted by SPARK_RECIPES

Carbs: 4.5g | Fat: 0.9g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 25.4
Frosted Lofthouse-Style Sugar Cookies
Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)

Just like grandma used to make! These sugar cookies are light and fluffy. The secret is sour cream!

Submitted by SPARK_RECIPES

Carbs: 22.4g | Fat: 4.8g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 1.9g | Calories: 142
Irish Soda Bread Recipe
Very Good 4.3/5
(7 ratings)

Soda bread is simple to make. It does not need to rise and it takes less than 5 minutes to knead. This soda bread recipe came from County Cork in Ireland by way of my great grandfather’s cousin.

Submitted by SAMANTHA_SP

Carbs: 34g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 5.1g | Calories: 172.6
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