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Decidedly Different Dining

Decidedly Different Dining

When my spouse & I were college students, the university dining hall featured special meals one or two Fridays a month. We tried to go as often as possible, and always felt like it was a night on the town. Now we can get that feeling at home, without the added calories.

(41 Recipes) Created by STRIKERMOM5

Recipes in this Collection

Very Good 4.3/5
(4 ratings)

Lots of veggies, lots of taste!

Submitted by CIOLIBALL

Carbs: 12g | Fat: 3.5g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 5.7g | Calories: 98.3
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)

As noted on Rachel Ray's show

Submitted by REDPLUM

Carbs: 30.4g | Fat: 9.3g | Fiber: 6.8g | Protein: 9.8g | Calories: 245.7
Balsamic-Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Very Good 4.6/5
(169 ratings)

This dish is sweet, tangy and just delicious--and SO easy, too!

Submitted by MSSBETTYBOOP6

Carbs: 7.4g | Fat: 9.3g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 33.3g | Calories: 257.4
Easy Beef Roast
Very Good 4.4/5
(149 ratings)

Lean and versatile, this recipe is the little black dress of your healthy recipe arsenal. Cook this roast on a Sunday and enjoy it throughout the week. We used no salt, just pepper for a truly flavorful roast.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0.1g | Fat: 7.6g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 28.7g | Calories: 191.2
Single-Serving California-Style Chicken Cordon Bleu
Very Good 4.3/5
(61 ratings)

This recipe takes a traditional French dish and gives it a California twist. A good portion of the fat comes from the avocado, which has mostly heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.2g | Fat: 16.3g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 32.8g | Calories: 287.2
Baked Chicken with Garlic and Sun Dried Tomatoes
Very Good 4.1/5
(286 ratings)

Garlic lovers, rejoice! This recipe contains a whopping two heads, but the flavor mellows and sweetens when baked.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 12.5g | Fat: 7.1g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 28.7g | Calories: 239.3
Roasted Chicken with Herb Oil
Very Good 4.5/5
(160 ratings)

Roasted chicken is a simple and versatile protein. Use it in soups, throw it on pasta or pair it with a simple salad.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0.2g | Fat: 22.6g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 46.7g | Calories: 405.1
Very Good 4.4/5
(26 ratings)

Good for either breakfast, brunch, or dinner. We serve it with a (lightly) fried egg on top, but you can omit it if you choose.

Submitted by LCOSBYJONES

Carbs: 22.1g | Fat: 12.5g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 27.1g | Calories: 309
Very Good 4.6/5
(36 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Love, love, LOVE this recipe!

Submitted by ALLISONO

Carbs: 25.3g | Fat: 9.3g | Fiber: 5.9g | Protein: 36.6g | Calories: 342.9
(no ratings)

My family is very fond of this. I rinse the olives & capers to remove excess oil & saltiness. A serving is 2 thighs & @ 1/4 cup of the tomato mixture (adapted from Cooking Light)

Submitted by STRIKERMOM5

Carbs: 5.3g | Fat: 10.4g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 28.4g | Calories: 246.9
Very Good 4.8/5
(24 ratings)

Submitted by LMLORENZ0110

Carbs: 19.6g | Fat: 1.5g | Fiber: 4.4g | Protein: 16.5g | Calories: 155.4
Fettuccine with lemon, parmesan and smoked salmon
Very Good 4.3/5
(3 ratings)

When cooking with pasta, I have always believed in the old saying that 'less is more'.

What I mean by this is that you don't need to add dozens of ingredients to a dish for it to be really tasty.

Sometimes, too many ingredients can be a little overpowering with all the flavours fighting to stand out. Pasta can be enjoyed with the addition of nothing more than some salt and pepper and a good splash of quality olive oil.

Here is a perfect example where I have chosen a few good quality ingredients that will compliment each other without overcomplicating the dish.

For those of you who are quite adventurous, have a go at making your own pasta. It is not as tricky or complicated as you may think!

Submitted by HEALTHIFUL

Carbs: 63.8g | Fat: 18.2g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 30.6g | Calories: 534.4
Fiesta Lime Chicken
Very Good 4.5/5
(123 ratings)

This tangy chicken dish is simple and delicious.

Submitted by VJB2601

Carbs: 6.7g | Fat: 6.2g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 31.4g | Calories: 208.9
Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken
Very Good 4.4/5
(1284 ratings)

This is a delicious chicken recipe that my family loves

Submitted by ALECSANDRA

Carbs: 4.3g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 19.4g | Calories: 166.4
Garlic Chicken Barbecue Pizza
Very Good 4.6/5
(17 ratings)

Inspired by my favorite Lean Cuisine meal. This pizza is FABULOUS and is so quick and easy to make.

Submitted by SNEVIL1

Carbs: 33g | Fat: 8.4g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 24.4g | Calories: 305.8
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
Honey Mustard Roasted Chicken
Very Good 4.4/5
(480 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
Italian Chicken with Olives
Very Good 4.2/5
(64 ratings)

A great classic Italian dish that your family is sure to enjoy.

Submitted by ERINAG1978

Carbs: 10.7g | Fat: 12g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 24.6g | Calories: 253.2
Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction
Very Good 4.7/5
(3 ratings)

Submitted by: PGRAYMENDOZA
Photo by: SunFlower
Original recipe contained butter and olive oil, it has been eliminated from the recipe below.

Submitted by ALEVE77

Carbs: 3.5g | Fat: 20.5g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 14.1g | Calories: 258.9
The Laughing Cow Chicken Cordon Bleu
Very Good 4.7/5
(98 ratings)

A low fat take on a New Orleans favorite

Submitted by DEBBEV

Carbs: 7.1g | Fat: 5.2g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 32g | Calories: 217.3
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