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Healthy Alternatives to Old Favorites

(21 Recipes) Created by LHENDRICKSON29

Recipes in this Collection

Low Cholesterol Scalloped Potatoes
Very Good 4.3/5
(242 ratings)

A low-fat, heart healthy version of this traditional comfort food.

Carbs: 11.2g | Fat: 5.9g | Fiber: 2.2g | Protein: 4.2g | Calories: 111.3
Better-than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice
Very Good 4.3/5
(119 ratings)

Save money and time with this Chinese food makeover.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 30.3g | Fat: 3.4g | Fiber: 3.8g | Protein: 27g | Calories: 262.3
Roasted Salmon with Lemon Couscous and Asparagus
Very Good 4.5/5
(28 ratings)

This salmon dinner is worthy of a restaurant. Only you will know you're doing something great for your heart in every bite!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 36.6g | Fat: 8.7g | Fiber: 7.2g | Protein: 25.2g | Calories: 323.2
Lemon Zucchini Dip
Good 3.9/5
(28 ratings)

This dip is great for a midday snack alongside vegetables or whole-grain crackers or as a cold sauce for sandwiches.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 3.7g | Fat: 2.4g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 1.3g | Calories: 37.9
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
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
Layered Mexican Dip with Baked Lime Chips
Very Good 4.5/5
(52 ratings)

My dip has all the flavor of the original, but it's much easier on the waistline. I prefer to eat this "dip" with a fork or raw vegetables.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 27g | Fat: 5.6g | Fiber: 7.5g | Protein: 11.2g | Calories: 197.3
Orange Chicken
Very Good 4.0/5
(135 ratings)

With this dish you get a serving of fruit in every portion. Dice the orange if you prefer smaller pieces and--if you're feeling creative--use a vegetable peeler to create curls of orange zest.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 14.5g | Fat: 6.5g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 26.2g | Calories: 222.5
Light & Easy Vegetable Fried Rice
Very Good 4.2/5
(433 ratings)

This super simple recipe is so much better for you than takeout, and is ready in minutes. Use brown rice to give you lasting energy!

Carbs: 23.4g | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 4.6g | Calories: 136.9
World's Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Very Good 4.5/5
(248 ratings)

This slimmed down version of your favorite dip is easy to make--and it's light enough for you to load up on it!

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 3.8g | Fat: 4.6g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 3g | Calories: 73.9
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Good 3.8/5
(219 ratings)

Rich macaroni and cheese explodes with flavor for 2/3 of the dish's usual fat content.

Submitted by BSING46

Carbs: 16.6g | Fat: 4.7g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 13.2g | Calories: 165.7
Deviled Eggs
Very Good 4.3/5
(174 ratings)

Chef Meg lightened up a picnic and potluck favorite! Her secret ingredient (shh, don't tell!) is pickle juice.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.8g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 6.4g | Calories: 85.3
Very Good 4.1/5
(79 ratings)

These “mashed potatoes” taste just as good as the real thing, but they’re much lower in carbs!

Carbs: 8.2g | Fat: 11.2g | Fiber: 5.1g | Protein: 3.8g | Calories: 138.8
Caulitators
Very Good 4.4/5
(76 ratings)

I stole this recipe from memebr MrsMohr.... she was on vacation and I wanted to add all the stuff together, so this is hers!! It is the only mashed cauliflower recipe I actually love!

Submitted by SNAVELA1

Carbs: 5.8g | Fat: 7.9g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 6.1g | Calories: 116.2
Chicken Stock
Very Good 4.5/5
(55 ratings)

After you've roasted a chicken or turkey don't throw away the bones. They can be used to make homemade, low-sodium stocks, which can add flavor to your healthy, home-cooked meals.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 2.9g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 0.2g | Calories: 28.3
Very Good 4.4/5
(43 ratings)

Very low calorie for a muffin and taste will have you making a double batch.

Submitted by KIRBYU

Carbs: 16.2g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 2.4g | Calories: 70.8
Faux Fried Cheese Sticks
Very Good 4.2/5
(289 ratings)

We cut the grease and used reduced-fat string cheese to re-create a pub favorite.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 15.1g | Fat: 2.8g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 15.4g | Calories: 145.2
Very Good 4.3/5
(128 ratings)

Reduced fat and sugar free dip for all sorts of fruit.

Submitted by BEACHEDBUM

Carbs: 2.4g | Fat: 2.5g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 2g | Calories: 41.1
Kitchen Basics: Vegetable Stock
Very Good 4.6/5
(24 ratings)

This veggie stock has a stronger, richer flavor than most.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 4.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 0.7g | Calories: 18.8
Kitchen Basics: Mushroom Stock
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

If you want a stock packed with flavor, this is the one to make. Change it up: Add ginger for Asian-style stock and garlic for Italian flair.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 8.6g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 37.4
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