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(45 Recipes) Created by MELANIE2H

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

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

This recipe is modified from Ladies Home Journal- Mar 09

Submitted by DILBERTA

Carbs: 36.8g | Fat: 5.1g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 8.4g | Calories: 217.3
Very Good 4.6/5
(14 ratings)

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.


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
(435 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
OMG Low-Cal Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce
(no ratings)

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
Good 3.7/5
(15 ratings)

Submitted by DAYB628

Carbs: 2g | Fat: 6.9g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 32.3g | Calories: 221.1
(no ratings)

This is an adaptation from a cookbook recipe

Submitted 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 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
(376 ratings)

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)

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
(485 ratings)

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
(52 ratings)

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
(10 ratings)

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 4.1/5
(464 ratings)

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
Very Good 4.6/5
(16 ratings)

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)

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
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)

Submitted by SMRUPPE

Carbs: 13.8g | Fat: 1.4g | Fiber: 4.2g | Protein: 25.7g | Calories: 167.7
Very Good 4.5/5
(30 ratings)

Submitted by LANDONSMOM0615

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

Submitted by ITSMEGER

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

Submitted by FEELINFROGGY1

Carbs: 29.3g | Fat: 6.1g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 15.9g | Calories: 195.5
(no ratings)

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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