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Southern Slim Down

(17 Recipes) Created by ANEWAY

Recipes in this Collection

Slimmed Down Shrimp and Cheesy Grits
Very Good 4.3/5
(44 ratings)

This is the best kind of healthy recipe makeover: the kind no one will notice. Believe us when we say this dish is one of the best meals we've ever eaten.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 26.7g | Fat: 7.8g | Fiber: 4g | Protein: 26g | Calories: 277.4
Slow Cooker Kentucky Burgoo
Very Good 4.1/5
(56 ratings)

This spring time stew is a must have at any Derby party! Traditionally made with pork, beef, chicken, and rabbit, I've added more veggies and lightened the meat. The best part: This is a slow cooker recipe, so the burgoo will be ready when the horses are loading into the gate.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 22.5g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 4.9g | Protein: 21.6g | Calories: 192.9
Spicy Sweet Potato Chips
Very Good 4.0/5
(27 ratings)

You'll never believe these sweet and crunchy chips were made in the microwave. They'll become your new favorite savory snack.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 7.9g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 0.5g | Calories: 34.4
Crispy Garlic Kale with Chorizo and Beans
Very Good 4.4/5
(22 ratings)

Soy substitutes are so convincingly delicious that no one will know this isn't real chorizo. Bonus: This dish has zero cholesterol!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 31.9g | Fat: 8.3g | Fiber: 9.6g | Protein: 14.8g | Calories: 254
Sweet and Spicy Cornbread with Chipotle-Honey Butter
Good 3.3/5
(7 ratings)

Dress up packaged cornbread with sweet honey-roasted corn and spicy jalapenos. The chipotle-honey butter adds even more flavor for little effort.

Submitted by SPARK_RECIPES

Carbs: 23.2g | Fat: 14g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 4g | Calories: 234.8
Very Good 4.5/5
(181 ratings)

I LOVE chicken & dumplings so when I found this I added my own spin to it and lowered the fat and calories. This is the best chicken and dumplings I've ever had which is amazing since I'm never satisfied with my cooking! You can have a full cup of this hearty comfort food for only 284 calories and 3.8 grams of fat! The sodium could be reduced if homemade biscuits are used instead of the canned biscuits, but if sodium isn't a problem this is a very fast and easy way to make chicken & dumplings!

Submitted by STEPH2003

Carbs: 42.5g | Fat: 3.2g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 18.9g | Calories: 284.2
Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits
Very Good 4.3/5
(37 ratings)

This Southern staple gets a dose of fiber--with half of the fat of the original. Make a double batch over the weekend and freeze for the busy weekday mornings.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 13.5g | Fat: 4.2g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 2.6g | Calories: 104.4
Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Good 3.9/5
(38 ratings)

If you like jalapeno poppers, you'll love this recipe! The spicy pepper mellows out a bit as it cooks.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 11.6g | Fat: 2.7g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 24.5g | Calories: 178.3
Healthy Deviled Eggs from FANNETASTIC FOOD
Very Good 4.0/5
(105 ratings)

A healthy, mayo-free, but still delicious version of deviled eggs!



Submitted by FANNETASTICFOOD

Carbs: 2.3g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 10.4g | Calories: 117.2
Garden Potato Salad
Good 3.8/5
(192 ratings)

Low-fat cottage cheese is the secret to the dressing in this delicious and simple summer side.

Carbs: 22g | Fat: 0.2g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 3.9g | Calories: 99.8
Maple Country Style Pork Ribs (Low Sugar)
Very Good 4.3/5
(33 ratings)

Baked or slow cooked, these delicious and tender ribs are low in sugar but big on flavor.

Submitted by LANDMOM

Carbs: 2.3g | Fat: 9.4g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 22.3g | Calories: 188.4
Mushroom 'Sausage' Gravy
Good 3.7/5
(36 ratings)

Growing up in the South, sausage gravy was a staple on our breakfast table, so I wanted to create a healthier version--with a secret ingredient.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 9.3g | Fat: 7.1g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 4.8g | Calories: 115.4
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Very Good 4.1/5
(177 ratings)

Butternut squash helps slim down this macaroni and cheese. You can't taste it, and it boosts the nutritional value of the dish!

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 35.8g | Fat: 4.3g | Fiber: 5.2g | Protein: 13.2g | Calories: 230
BBQ Shrimp with Creamy Cheese Polenta
Very Good 4.1/5
(15 ratings)

I don't know a kid who doesn't love the combo of cheese and barbecue sauce. This dish is a swap on mac-n-cheese and BBQ chicken that's quick and grown-up approved.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 41g | Fat: 4.8g | Fiber: 4.2g | Protein: 23.3g | Calories: 296.1
Three-Cheese Macaroni from 'The SparkPeople Cookbook'
Very Good 4.1/5
(100 ratings)

Cheesy, rich, delicious--just what you expect in macaroni and cheese. What you won't expect? 2/3 the fat and half the calories of the original!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 39.5g | Fat: 7.9g | Fiber: 4.1g | Protein: 12.6g | Calories: 259.6
Very Good 4.7/5
(15 ratings)

I just whipped this recipe up to use a little leftover chicken I had and to feed my "hungry as a bear" husband some lunch and it was a hit. You may wish to season a little different according to taste.

Submitted by ITALIANICE57

Carbs: 34.3g | Fat: 11.5g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 32.2g | Calories: 377.2
Buffalo Chicken Mac n Cheese
Very Good 4.2/5
(66 ratings)

All the flavor you crave, in macaroni and cheese form to keep your fingers clean!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 18.2g | Fat: 4.2g | Fiber: 3.7g | Protein: 15.5g | Calories: 172.8
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