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(119 Recipes) Created by RICHILA

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Black Bean Hummus
Very Good 4.3/5
(327 ratings)

Smoky from the cumin with a hidden serving of vegetables, this dip is equally delicious in a burrito as it is spread on tortilla chips.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 5.3g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 1.7g | Calories: 32.9
2-Bean Sweet Potato Chili
Very Good 4.4/5
(71 ratings)

This vegetarian chili uses some secret tricks to boost the flavor without adding calories!

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 47.8g | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 21.9g | Protein: 12.8g | Calories: 207.6
Abraham, Guiltless Onion Rings
Very Good 4.0/5
(6 ratings)

Don't let their looks scare you; They're great for those who love the onions and the "cruch" more than the greasy batter in traditional onion rings. Try them with some reduced calorie ketchup and you'll be in heaven.

Low Fat + Low Salt + Low Calorie = Guiltless

Submitted by MEEJVAJ

Carbs: 19.7g | Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 3.3g | Protein: 3.9g | Calories: 95.2
BLT Potato Snacks
Good 3.9/5
(53 ratings)

A lighter take on a pub favorite! For extra veggies, top with chopped tomatoes.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 21.1g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 1.9g | Protein: 6.9g | Calories: 128.4
Broccoli Woccoli
Very Good 4.0/5
(173 ratings)

Use with a bag of pre-shredded broccoli & cauliflower; makes this recipe super quick.

Submitted by PBERGER3

Carbs: 6.2g | Fat: 2.6g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 2.3g | Calories: 60
Mole Sauce
Very Good 4.0/5
(77 ratings)

This traditional Mexican sauce is spicy and goes well with Chef Meg's Cocoa-Crusted Pork Tenderloin.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 8.6g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 2.1g | Calories: 42.3
Slimmer Beef Stroganoff
Good 3.9/5
(324 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Change out the pasta for something with more fiber and fewer calories or maybe use Chinese skinny noodles that have on 50 calories per serving and 8 grams fiber. Use low sodium broth-Definitely needs yogurt or ff sourcream to give it some flavor.

Carbs: 42.4g | Fat: 24.1g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 30.9g | Calories: 514.5
Mini Cheesecakes
Very Good 4.5/5
(791 ratings)

Who can resist thick, creamy decadent cheesecake? Try this low-fat version in the single serving size.

Carbs: 14.4g | Fat: 4.4g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 6g | Calories: 120.6
Easy Ginger-Garlic Sauce
Very Good 4.3/5
(79 ratings)

I love this recipe! It can be used as a sauce for grilled meats, a dressing for salads or steamed vegetables, or as a marinade for tofu or other lean proteins. You will always find it in my refrigerator.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.2g | Fat: 5.6g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 54.9
Vegetable-Packed Guacamole
Very Good 4.5/5
(65 ratings)

My favorite Mexican restaurant serves a guacamole that's heavy on vegetables--and flavor. To slim it down even more, serve with carrots, celery and cucumber slices.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 6g | Fat: 6.7g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 1.1g | Calories: 81.5
Low-Sodium Breakfast Sausage
Very Good 4.2/5
(62 ratings)

Love your breakfast sausage but can't handle all the sodium? Try this lower sodium version: 25% less fat, and 1/10th of the sodium.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0.6g | Fat: 11.1g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 10.1g | Calories: 147.7
Slow Cooker Pork with Greens and Beans
Very Good 4.4/5
(184 ratings)

My kids never complain about eating both beans and greens in one meal when they're served alongside rich, slow-cooked pork.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 11.7g | Fat: 15.6g | Fiber: 3.6g | Protein: 25.9g | Calories: 285.9
Simple Grilled Salmon
Very Good 4.3/5
(266 ratings)

You've barbecued ribs and you've barbecued chicken, but have you tried salmon? Dill and lemon make this light fish dinner shine.

Carbs: 0.4g | Fat: 9.5g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 29g | Calories: 210.2
Easy Beef Roast
Very Good 4.4/5
(147 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
Cottage Pie
Very Good 4.0/5
(74 ratings)

Just like Chef Meg's mom (who was from Britain) used to make!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 35.7g | Fat: 4.8g | Fiber: 6.9g | Protein: 23.4g | Calories: 271.3
Bruschetta-Stuffed Mushrooms
Very Good 4.3/5
(133 ratings)

All the flavor of bruschetta, in a mushroom!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 14.4g | Fat: 12.3g | Fiber: 5.2g | Protein: 10.2g | Calories: 191.9
Very Good 4.6/5
(80 ratings)

My family loves fried chicken, so when I saw something similar done on Biggest Loser, I had to try it. It's a great alternative to "fried" chicken.

Submitted by JENNMARIE0830

Carbs: 20.4g | Fat: 1.8g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 32.5g | Calories: 235.5
Chicken Oregano with Sweet Peppers
Very Good 4.2/5
(275 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Used boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of breast, diddn't have peppers, added mushrooms. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces stir fryed until done using oil spray added onions garlic, cooked then added mushrooms and tomatoes, finally added precooked brown rice and 1/2 red. fat Italian cheese.

Carbs: 14.6g | Fat: 5.2g | Fiber: 4.1g | Protein: 40.9g | Calories: 279.8
Skinny Chicken Philly Cheese Sub
Very Good 4.1/5
(74 ratings)

Warm meat, gooey cheese, and grilled vegetables--what's not to love about a Philly cheese steak? How about the more than 1,600 calories in each one! This take on the classic skimps on fat but not flavor.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 41.2g | Fat: 10.2g | Fiber: 4.6g | Protein: 34.4g | Calories: 409
Zesty Orange-Cranberry Sauce (Relish)
Very Good 4.4/5
(113 ratings)

Toss the canned cranberry jelly and use this homemade version instead. It's ready in no time, and it's full of healthy fruit!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 11.2g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 0.2g | Calories: 42.3
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