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Melissa's Quick Ones

(13 Recipes) Created by HEALTHYCHIC40

Recipes in this Collection

Melissa's Last Minute Chili
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

My daughter and I threw this together in 45 minutes when our dinner plans were derailed. It turned out to have loads of flavor and was so easy to make. My kids poured theirs over rice for more carbs, but this chili is good and filling by itself.

Submitted by MPALMER15

Carbs: 36.2g | Fat: 2.3g | Fiber: 11.2g | Protein: 12.1g | Calories: 215.2
Tex Mex Calzones
Very Good 4.3/5
(282 ratings)

An Italian favorite gets a below the border twist. Chef Meg made just a few tweaks before giving this one her seal of approval! She adds the spices early in cooking to help boost flavor and added a full pound of turkey for a more filling meal.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 29.2g | Fat: 14.1g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 47.7g | Calories: 413.7
(no ratings)

Submitted by LORI92760

Carbs: 8.8g | Fat: 6.9g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 18.9g | Calories: 170
Tangy Tuna Salad Sandwich
Good 3.0/5
(29 ratings)

I love a good sandwich, one that's so big you have to smash to fit into your mouth. This one is big on flavor, light on fat!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 32.2g | Fat: 8.8g | Fiber: 4.9g | Protein: 15.5g | Calories: 260.3
Beef and Blue Sandwich
Very Good 4.4/5
(71 ratings)

Sandwiches so good, you'll think someone brought home takeout from your neighborhood deli!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 27.7g | Fat: 9.8g | Fiber: 5.7g | Protein: 33.5g | Calories: 325
(no ratings)

Submitted by JROSE221

Carbs: 14.1g | Fat: 8.8g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 8.8g | Calories: 167.6
(no ratings)

The recipe below is for grits (dried, ground corn) but could easily be converted into a polenta dish by exchanging 1:1 grits for yellow cornmeal. Cooking time will be slightly longer with cornmeal.

Submitted by SHINING_ON

Carbs: 19.1g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 3.8g | Calories: 112.1
Grilled Cheese Pizza Sandwich
Very Good 4.3/5
(380 ratings)

This tastes just like cheese pizza! Pair this with a salad and you have a great pizzeria style lunch without the calories attached--or the bill.

Submitted by PUNKGIRL213

Carbs: 26.3g | Fat: 8.3g | Fiber: 4.4g | Protein: 15g | Calories: 242.3
Hawaiian Pizza: 'SparkRecipes Un-Chained' Contest Finalist
Very Good 4.4/5
(77 ratings)

Pizza is one of my favorite foods, and the sweet sauce at Papa John's is my all-time favorite. My viewpoint is, if you're going to make it at home, don't make it "just as good," make it better! So I'm remaking a medium Papa John's pie with pineapple, onion and bacon(BACON!!!). Fresh homemade sauce and premium ingredients make this recipe more than worth the calories, and still trimmer than the fast food original!

Submitted by KRAMTHEGRAM

Carbs: 31.1g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 8.3g | Calories: 200.3
Salmon with Summer Tomato Salsa
Very Good 4.6/5
(193 ratings)

This simple summer recipe is good hot or cold. The creamy avocado pairs so well with fresh summer tomatoes.

Submitted by MBH1118

Carbs: 11.2g | Fat: 9.9g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 30.6g | Calories: 253.5
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
15 Minute Chili
Very Good 4.1/5
(882 ratings)

In 15 minutes, this easy recipe will take the chill off a cold evening.

Carbs: 32.3g | Fat: 13.3g | Fiber: 10.1g | Protein: 31.3g | Calories: 370.8
Healthy Chicken Vegetable Casserole
Very Good 4.1/5
(560 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
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