Chef Meg's recipes that I love!
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Cool-as-a-Cucumber Raita
Very Good 4.5/5
(28 ratings)
Cool-as-a-Cucumber Raita

This creamy, tangy dip does double duty: with mint, it's a perfect pair with Greek fare; with coriander and cumin, it cools down spicy Indian curries. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 2g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 2.1g | Calories: 15.6
Kitchen Basics: Perfect Boiled Eggs
Good 3.9/5
(32 ratings)
Kitchen Basics: Perfect Boiled Eggs

The best boiled eggs are simmered gently then steeped to keep them tender, not rubbery. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0.4g | Fat: 4.8g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 6.3g | Calories: 72
Crispy Faux-Fried Mexican Chicken
Very Good 4.4/5
(86 ratings)
Crispy Faux-Fried Mexican Chicken

I love faux frying foods using panko. This crunchy, spicy chicken would be great on a taco salad. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 19.5g | Fat: 3.8g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 29.7g | Calories: 221.8
Spinach-Berry Salad
Very Good 4.6/5
(405 ratings)
Spinach-Berry Salad

Fresh and juicy during spring and summer months, strawberries are delicious when combined with tender spinach, creamy goat cheese and crunchy toasted almonds.
Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 6.4g | Fat: 16.6g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 4g | Calories: 181.2
Mushroom 'Sausage' Gravy
Good 3.7/5
(36 ratings)
Mushroom 'Sausage' Gravy

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
Crab and Asparagus Crepes
Very Good 4.3/5
(18 ratings)
Crab and Asparagus Crepes

No, you did not just walk into a fancy restaurant. You can make this springtime dish in your own kitchen--in mere minutes!
Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 16.2g | Fat: 7.4g | Fiber: 2.4g | Protein: 14g | Calories: 179.2
Slow Cooker Kentucky Burgoo
Very Good 4.1/5
(57 ratings)
Slow Cooker Kentucky Burgoo

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
Asparagus Wrapped in Phyllo Dough
Good 3.7/5
(17 ratings)
Asparagus Wrapped in Phyllo Dough

Who said finger food is unhealthy? Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 3.2g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 3.5g | Calories: 36.1
Black Bean Spread
Very Good 4.6/5
(5 ratings)
Black Bean Spread

This versatile spread can be used as a dip, filling for burritos, or as a boost of protein for quesadillas. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 17.6g | Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 5.8g | Protein: 5.8g | Calories: 101.4
Baked Eggs with Spicy Tomato Sauce
Very Good 4.1/5
(14 ratings)
Baked Eggs with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Nestle eggs into a spicy tomato sauce and bake them for a light and easy supper. Serve over pasta or with crusty whole-wheat bread for dipping.Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 36.7g | Fat: 10.9g | Fiber: 7.9g | Protein: 14.9g | Calories: 277.8
Massaged Kale Salad
Very Good 4.3/5
(23 ratings)
Massaged Kale Salad

Even kale needs some love. Massaging an acid-based dressing into the fibrous green leaves tenderizes them, making the healthy vegetable more palatable in its raw form. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 4.1g | Fat: 3.2g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 1.9g | Calories: 50
Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
Very Good 4.3/5
(25 ratings)
Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Vinaigrettes are perfect as salad dressing, a dipping sauce for steamed vegetables, and a marinade for lean cuts of meats. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.3g | Fat: 4.5g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 47.2
Slow Cooker Rice
Very Good 4.1/5
(33 ratings)
Slow Cooker Rice

Brown rice that's ready when you are--and packed with flavorSubmitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 24.9g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 2.4g | Protein: 2.9g | Calories: 119.4
Vegetarian Vindaloo
Very Good 4.2/5
(57 ratings)
Vegetarian Vindaloo

Vindaloo is one of my favorite dishes in the world! This spicy Indian curry can be made vegetarian or with meat and is packed with spices. For those new to Indian cooking, I simplified the spice list, choosing five you might already have on hand.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 61g | Fat: 4.8g | Fiber: 16.2g | Protein: 14.5g | Calories: 330.7
Not-Fried Shrimp with Japanese Cocktail Sauce
Very Good 4.3/5
(35 ratings)
Not-Fried Shrimp with Japanese Cocktail Sauce

Biting into a perfectly crispy fried shrimp is so satisfying. The 10 grams of fat per serving? Not so satisfying. This dish has all the crunch, with much less fat.
Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 12.8g | Fat: 2.9g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 28g | Calories: 193.7
Spicy Chili-Garlic Paste
Very Good 4.1/5
(16 ratings)
Spicy Chili-Garlic Paste

Try this spicy Asian paste in your slow-cooker stews, broth based soups, or combined with yogurt as a zippy sandwich spread. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0.5g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 5.9
Better-than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice
Very Good 4.2/5
(123 ratings)
Better-than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice

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
Slow Cooker Spanish Chicken
Very Good 4.1/5
(46 ratings)
Slow Cooker Spanish Chicken

Roasted peppers and almonds pair with fresh parsley in this tangy Spanish-inspired sauce.Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 37.1g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 11.3g | Protein: 31.3g | Calories: 322.2
Roasted Winter Vegetables
Very Good 4.1/5
(14 ratings)
Roasted Winter Vegetables

By roasting these hearty winter vegetables, we soften their strong tastes and bring out their natural sweetness. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 9.6g | Fat: 3.7g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 74.7
Mediterranean Chicken with Orzo
Very Good 4.1/5
(109 ratings)
Mediterranean Chicken with Orzo

Parsley and capers add flavor to this veggie-packed, heart-healthy dish. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 39.3g | Fat: 4.1g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 34g | Calories: 337.7
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