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(47 Recipes) Created by SANDYBEACH111

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Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

my low calorie version of Olive Garden's soup

Submitted by B-FLAT

Carbs: 30.5g | Fat: 4.3g | Fiber: 3.3g | Protein: 6.9g | Calories: 184.7
Slow Cooker Fiesta Black Bean Soup
Good 3.9/5
(35 ratings)

Packed with protein and extremely satisfying, this soup is perfect for a chilly evening.

Submitted by ACBANGY

Carbs: 26.5g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 6.8g | Protein: 12.1g | Calories: 167.6
Hearty Beef & Vegetable Stew
Very Good 4.3/5
(188 ratings)

A heart-healthy one-dish meal made with lean top round beef, lots of vegetables, and an aromatic herb mixture.

Carbs: 20.6g | Fat: 13.9g | Fiber: 5.7g | Protein: 43.7g | Calories: 384.7
Incredible! 5.0/5
(3 ratings)

Submitted by JSTBKOZ

Carbs: 44.8g | Fat: 2.2g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 5.7g | Calories: 215.8
Incredible! 5.0/5
(3 ratings)

This is a modified verion of Katie Brown, LifeStyle Expert and TV host and Kraft foods. My husband LOVED this one, wants it for Thanksgiving dinner.

Submitted by KHDOESMK

Carbs: 40.1g | Fat: 12g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 284.2
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

This is how my mom makes roasted veggies. They are so good and even better the next day reheated in the microwave.

Submitted by PHOENIX107

Carbs: 26.2g | Fat: 4.3g | Fiber: 6.9g | Protein: 3.1g | Calories: 141.4
Incredible! 5.0/5
(3 ratings)

Submitted by DEMURALIST

Carbs: 42.5g | Fat: 4.8g | Fiber: 9.7g | Protein: 12.5g | Calories: 254.6
(no ratings)

These 90-calorie muffins are bursting with flavor. They are moist, low-fat and not super-sweet! I serve them as a side with an egg dish. They are great for potluck brunches too!

Submitted by NALLIE01

Carbs: 17.4g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 1.5g | Protein: 2.8g | Calories: 87.7
Mexican Layer Dip with Greek Yogurt
(no ratings)

This is a low-fat, high-nutrient version of a layer dip that I invented! It goes great with Wheat Thins!

Submitted by TREESAH22

Carbs: 11.5g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 2.4g | Protein: 5.3g | Calories: 67.9
(no ratings)

Once you try this recipe, I promise this will be one of your families favorites!

Submitted by NANCEEJ

Carbs: 27.3g | Fat: 13.4g | Fiber: 3.5g | Protein: 26.3g | Calories: 343
Pumpkin Cookies
Incredible! 5.0/5
(3 ratings)

5min prep 20min cook
Makes 17 large cookies

Submitted by TOERAWSON

Carbs: 21.5g | Fat: 8.6g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 2.2g | Calories: 152.6
Thinner Salmon Pate'
Incredible! 5.0/5
(2 ratings)

Delicious healthier and lower cal version for pate' fans. You can add pecans and spice it up a zillion ways. This is just the base recipe.

Serve with your fav healthy cracker. Cracker cals are not in this info so you'll have to add them.

Submitted by AMBER353

Carbs: 2.5g | Fat: 0.6g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 12.8g | Calories: 69.4
Very Good 4.5/5
(24 ratings)

Submitted by DEBBIEWWARD

Carbs: 9.8g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 56
Very Good 4.7/5
(3 ratings)

This is a great soup and quite hearty to warm one's soul. It makes 18 servings and is even better the next day.

Since our family has to watch sodium for medical issues, we do not use chicken soup base or bouillon when called for and instead use homemade chicken stock. By doing so we can control the sodium as needed. This recipe's nutritional info is if you are using homemade stock/low sodium homemade stock.

You may also cut back on the fat by using a substitute for the butter and/or cheese if you wish. We opted for Smart Balance Buttery Lite Spread for this recipe and nutritional info.

Remember the cooking time is 5 Hours on High or 8 Hours on Low in your Slow Cooker.

Please see the bottom of instructions if you wish to use chicken base instead of stock.

Hope you enjoy the recipe.


Carbs: 31.2g | Fat: 4.9g | Fiber: 3.3g | Protein: 6.7g | Calories: 196.9
Caramelized Onions
Very Good 4.4/5
(45 ratings)

Learn how to make caramelized onions to add flavor to any dish, from soups and sandwiches to stews and dips.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 5g | Fat: 0.6g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 0.7g | Calories: 26.4
Incredible! 5.0/5
(4 ratings)

Super Nutritious, Filling and Tasty

Submitted by MARYMZ

Carbs: 21.9g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 5.1g | Protein: 8.7g | Calories: 134.3
Incredible! 5.0/5
(4 ratings)

Hearty and healthy bean and vegetable enchiladas

Submitted by LALU1134

Carbs: 61g | Fat: 6.2g | Fiber: 9.9g | Protein: 23.4g | Calories: 388.9
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

An excellent vegetarian lasagna, my family loves it. I make it in a 9" square pan and cut it into 9 generous servings. I like to use the no-boil lasagna noodles because they are shorter and fit my pan better, but you can use regular noodles and break them to the right shape. You may want to add extra sauce to help the noodles cook if you do that. You can use just zucchini or mix zucchini, yellow squash and add in some bell peppers for a more colorful lasagna.

Submitted by NICOLANA111

Carbs: 28g | Fat: 15.3g | Fiber: 2.6g | Protein: 8.1g | Calories: 288.3
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

Submitted by JENNIEB75

Carbs: 17.5g | Fat: 12.3g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 13.8g | Calories: 238.4
Cocoa Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Very Good 4.0/5
(197 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
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