Mel's favorite Recipes
(Recipe Collection)

58 Recipes Created by MELANIE2H

Recipes in this Collection

Farfalle with Mushrooms & Spinach
Good 3.9/5
(76 ratings)
Farfalle with Mushrooms & Spinach

This recipe is fast, filling and super low in fat.

This recipe is modified from Ladies Home Journal- Mar 09Submitted by DILBERTA

Carbs: 36.8g | Fat: 5.1g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 8.4g | Calories: 217.3
Better than Grandma's Turkey Meat Loaf
Very Good 4.6/5
(14 ratings)
Better than Grandma's Turkey Meat Loaf

My Husband loves meatloaf but I hate to make it because it's so high in calories and fat. I found this wonderful recipe in a wedding cookbook, and Turkey works great in it. Delicious and super moist! Long cooking time though, so good for a hearty Sunday night meal.Submitted by WESLEYSBRIDE

Carbs: 8.6g | Fat: 5.1g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 13.4g | Calories: 132.8
Light & Easy Vegetable Fried Rice
Very Good 4.2/5
(441 ratings)
Light & Easy Vegetable Fried Rice

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
OMG Low-Cal Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce
(no ratings)
OMG Low-Cal Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce

Inspired by Hungry Girl's Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce, this is creamy and oh-so-good. It tastes sinful and just like the real thing - with a fraction of the calories. Try it on pasta, couscous, shredded zucchini "noodles" or chicken breast.Submitted by TRYINGFOR20

Carbs: 3.2g | Fat: 5.9g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 9.4g | Calories: 92.5
Pork Tenderloin in Slow Cooker
Good 3.7/5
(15 ratings)
Pork Tenderloin in Slow Cooker

Submitted by DAYB628

Carbs: 2g | Fat: 6.9g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 32.3g | Calories: 221.1
Chinese Chicken And Broccoli Stir-Fry
(no ratings)
Chinese Chicken And Broccoli Stir-Fry

This is an adaptation from a cookbook recipeSubmitted by TBID227

Carbs: 17.7g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 5.5g | Protein: 35.4g | Calories: 303.9
Chicken Fajitas
Very Good 4.6/5
(12 ratings)
Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas with lots of vegetables and a delicious flavor from the addition of spices, garlic, cilantro and lime. Pairs well with tortillas and pico de gallo.Submitted by NIGHTINGALE77

Carbs: 5g | Fat: 2.7g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 5.5g | Calories: 63.4
Black Bean and Sausage Soup
Very Good 4.4/5
(377 ratings)
Black Bean and Sausage Soup

This hearty soup is super easy to prepare but packed with flavor. Change up the flavor by swapping in your favorite sausage. Submitted by TODD717

Carbs: 40.1g | Fat: 4.3g | Fiber: 12.3g | Protein: 15.4g | Calories: 248.6
Ground Turkey with Fresh Spinach & Diced tomatoes
(no ratings)
Ground Turkey with Fresh Spinach & Diced tomatoes

Nutritioous and hearty meal. Can be seasoned to your preference. For a Mexican taste, season with cumin and chili powder. If you feel like Italian, use sweet basil and oregano. I love it with plenty of pepper and garlic! Good by itself or served over rice or quinoa.Submitted by KIMKK091072

Carbs: 7.3g | Fat: 3.7g | Fiber: 2.6g | Protein: 28.9g | Calories: 185.9
White Beans, Spinach and Tomatoes over Linguine
Very Good 4.3/5
(490 ratings)
White Beans, Spinach and Tomatoes over Linguine

This filling vegetarian meal is nutritious and easy to make. Submitted by TWINMOM143

Carbs: 52.7g | Fat: 5.1g | Fiber: 10.2g | Protein: 13.7g | Calories: 284.5
Shrimp Pad Thai
Very Good 4.4/5
(53 ratings)
Shrimp Pad Thai

I adjusted the recipe to lower the fat and calories. Submitted by KASIBUG

Carbs: 21g | Fat: 5.9g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 20.4g | Calories: 210.5
Trim Tamale Pie
Very Good 4.1/5
(12 ratings)
Trim Tamale Pie

We made over a church supper stand-by. Gone are the gobs of cheese and ground beef, but all the flavor remains. Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 40g | Fat: 4.3g | Fiber: 5.8g | Protein: 23.5g | Calories: 283.7
Quinoa-Black Bean Casserole
Very Good 4.2/5
(487 ratings)
Quinoa-Black Bean Casserole

An experiment with leftovers yields a delightful, filling vegetarian meal.Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 31.7g | Fat: 3.2g | Fiber: 9.1g | Protein: 13.8g | Calories: 204.5
Chickpea (Garbanzo)
Very Good 4.6/5
(16 ratings)
Chickpea (Garbanzo) "Stew" over Couscous

Easy to make! A simple "stew" of chickpeas served over couscous makes an easy and delicious dinner, high in protein and healthy fat, and low in calories!Submitted by CASSIEWEAVER1

Carbs: 46.2g | Fat: 6.1g | Fiber: 5.4g | Protein: 8.5g | Calories: 272.2
Chicken and Couscous Skillet
Very Good 4.4/5
(50 ratings)
Chicken and Couscous Skillet

Other veggies, like broccoli, corn or peas would make a great addition to this easy meal. Make any substitutions to fit your family's taste.Submitted by GVMEMOMENT

Carbs: 41.7g | Fat: 6.4g | Fiber: 4g | Protein: 27g | Calories: 326.4
chicken,black beans and salsa
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)
chicken,black beans and salsa

Submitted by SMRUPPE

Carbs: 13.8g | Fat: 1.4g | Fiber: 4.2g | Protein: 25.7g | Calories: 167.7
Ground Turkey Sheperd's pie
Very Good 4.5/5
(30 ratings)
Ground Turkey Sheperd's pie

Submitted by LANDONSMOM0615

Carbs: 20.3g | Fat: 4.6g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 15.5g | Calories: 181.3
Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya
Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)
Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

Submitted by ITSMEGER

Carbs: 16.8g | Fat: 7.9g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 18.4g | Calories: 215.8
Shrimp & Sausage Jambalaya
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)
Shrimp & Sausage Jambalaya

Submitted by FEELINFROGGY1

Carbs: 29.3g | Fat: 6.1g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 15.9g | Calories: 195.5
Indian Chickpeas and Brown Rice
(no ratings)
Indian Chickpeas and Brown Rice

This is a lightened-up version of a recipe that an Indian lady I work with gave me.Submitted by ACDYEHARRIS

Carbs: 36.3g | Fat: 1.7g | Fiber: 6.4g | Protein: 7.1g | Calories: 184.9
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