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Healthy and delicious, most from scratch. Some original MEA entries, some intriguing ones from SmartPeople friends.

(21 Recipes) Created by NUTMEG45

Recipes in this Collection

Healthy Chicken Vegetable Casserole
Very Good 4.1/5
(566 ratings)

Try this inexpensive and fresh version of a chicken casserole--no need for processed soups or sauces!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 36.1g | Fat: 8.9g | Fiber: 8.8g | Protein: 27.9g | Calories: 320.6
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Very Good 4.1/5
(818 ratings)

A quick and easy dinner that is also low in fat, this chicken casserole is perfect for busy nights.

Submitted by LYZ219

Carbs: 15.8g | Fat: 7.3g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 36.8g | Calories: 284.2
Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Crust
Very Good 4.3/5
(9 ratings)

This is a combo of my Chicken Pot Pie filling and my mother in-law's Biscuit Style Crust. They go together fabulously. This is awesome with a double crust, but if you are watching your fat intake, it is also yummy with just a top crust. Also, the homemade gravy is wonderful, but if you have leftover gravy or prefer to use canned or jarred, this is even easier. Enjoy!

Submitted by KARENMON

Carbs: 32.2g | Fat: 16.5g | Fiber: 3.3g | Protein: 10.1g | Calories: 311
Vanilla Flavoring
Very Good 4.7/5
(71 ratings)

"Vanilla extract" usually isn't made with real vanilla. The good news is that it's really easy--and affordable--to make your own.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 0g | Calories: 10.7
Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Olive Tapenade, Tomatoes, and Feta
Very Good 4.3/5
(62 ratings)

Make this chicken the next you have company for dinner, and they'll swear you hired caterers. It tastes like it came from a restaurant, but for much less money and effort.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 2.9g | Fat: 14.7g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 30.4g | Calories: 269.6
White Beans, Spinach and Tomatoes over Linguine
Very Good 4.3/5
(482 ratings)

This filling vegetarian meal is nutritious and easy to make.

Submitted by TWINMOM143

Carbs: 52.7g | Fat: 5.1g | Fiber: 10.2g | Protein: 13.7g | Calories: 284.5
Island Pork Tenderloin
Very Good 4.7/5
(64 ratings)

Submitted by MISSEDMIN

Carbs: 14.6g | Fat: 9.4g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 32.2g | Calories: 276.7
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Roasted Corn and Pepper Soup
Very Good 4.1/5
(89 ratings)

This is a great recipe when the garden is overflowing.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 17.3g | Fat: 0.8g | Fiber: 3.3g | Protein: 2.7g | Calories: 77.3
Pong Pong Pork Chops
Very Good 4.3/5
(281 ratings)

Boneless pork chops are drenched in a tasty peanut sauce in one of our favorite easy recipes.

Submitted by ONCEMORE2006

Carbs: 7.6g | Fat: 16.2g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 24.3g | Calories: 268.6
Kentucky Hot Brown
Very Good 4.1/5
(26 ratings)

A hot brown is a Southern classic: An open-faced turkey sandwich is topped with a cheesy sauce, bacon and tomatoes. This one's a lot lighter, but you'd never know from the taste.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 36.5g | Fat: 10.9g | Fiber: 4.4g | Protein: 27.9g | Calories: 345
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
Carrot-Ginger Soup
Very Good 4.4/5
(35 ratings)

This soup is so simple, with the main ingredient being only carrots, and no potatoes or cream to thicken it. I'm sure there are many directions in which the flavors could travel, but I prefer to make it with a predominantly Indian taste. Feel free to adjust the spicy-level as necessary. I like it with a moderate to intense heat, but you can add more or less cayenne and crushed red pepper to suit your own taste. The final product should be smooth and evenly blended, so you will need some kind of food processing device to get it right.

Submitted by EHD630

Carbs: 19.1g | Fat: 3.1g | Fiber: 4.1g | Protein: 4.5g | Calories: 120.1
20 Minute Ginger-Garlic Chicken
Good 3.9/5
(47 ratings)

This dish is perfect for busy nights.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 33.8g | Fat: 8.3g | Fiber: 5.3g | Protein: 31.6g | Calories: 334.8
Very Good 4.5/5
(35 ratings)

Spinach and cheese stuffed mushrooms

Submitted by WHEELOFFIRE

Carbs: 5.6g | Fat: 4.5g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 5.9g | Calories: 78.6
Very Good 4.4/5
(28 ratings)

Submitted by DOWNTOWNJB

Carbs: 5.7g | Fat: 10g | Fiber: 2.4g | Protein: 13.1g | Calories: 160.3
Mexican Rice, Seitan and Veggies over Salad Greens with Guacamole
Good 3.7/5
(69 ratings)

Seitan is sauted with cumin, tossed with roasted veggies and rice, then topped with a very rich guacamole for those days that you just have to have something a little extravagant

Submitted by MADDY_AVENA

Carbs: 56.1g | Fat: 10.5g | Fiber: 9.6g | Protein: 20.3g | Calories: 380.7
Very Good 4.2/5
(6 ratings)

A filling broth based soup that helps keep you full!

Submitted by BEAGLESK

Carbs: 25.9g | Fat: 1.2g | Fiber: 6.7g | Protein: 6.2g | Calories: 131
Very Good 4.8/5
(62 ratings)

Submitted by SMSWAN

Carbs: 10.8g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 2g | Calories: 84.5
Very Good 4.8/5
(19 ratings)

A good one that tastes "fancy" but isn't. Easy one for first time scallop users - just remember, sear them, set them aside and no more than 5 more minutes!

Submitted by KAUAI-CAROLANN

Carbs: 11.9g | Fat: 5.9g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 21.6g | Calories: 201.4
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