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Flavor first Recipes

Recipes that do not scream diet and have lots of spices and herbs while using mostly fresh ingredients.

(25 Recipes) Created by FATJANE31

Recipes in this Collection

Single-Serving California-Style Chicken Cordon Bleu
Very Good 4.3/5
(61 ratings)

This recipe takes a traditional French dish and gives it a California twist. A good portion of the fat comes from the avocado, which has mostly heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.2g | Fat: 16.3g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 32.8g | Calories: 287.2
Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Very Good 4.6/5
(60 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Would leave out the Splenda.

Submitted by WOLVERINEGAL

Carbs: 8.9g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 23.1g | Calories: 192.7
Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms on the Grill
Very Good 4.4/5
(232 ratings)

These cheesy stuffed mushrooms are a light vegetarian meal or a hearty side dish.

Carbs: 10.1g | Fat: 3.9g | Fiber: 2.6g | Protein: 6.9g | Calories: 93.7
Crustless Spinach, Onion and Feta Quiche
Very Good 4.5/5
(1016 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Add nutmeg and red pepper flakes to quiche. Use Greek yogurt 0% fat instead of 0% milk, for more nutrition: added calcium and protein.

Submitted by JENNLOVE

Carbs: 13.7g | Fat: 4.6g | Fiber: 2.2g | Protein: 10.3g | Calories: 134.1
Grilled Perch with Citrus Salsa
Good 3.9/5
(33 ratings)

Citrus and cilantro dress up grilled fish.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 12.8g | Fat: 8.4g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 29.1g | Calories: 240.6
Salmon Cakes
Very Good 4.2/5
(102 ratings)

Like crab cakes -- but with salmon!

Submitted by JCOOKSON

Carbs: 13.3g | Fat: 13.2g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 26.2g | Calories: 282.2
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
Huevos Rancheros
Very Good 4.5/5
(19 ratings)

This meal is fast and fun, a great way to spice up a dull morning and bring a brunch favorite to the work week.

Submitted by SPARKSOLUTION

Carbs: 31.4g | Fat: 5.9g | Fiber: 5.5g | Protein: 11g | Calories: 220.3
Cheddar-Stuffed Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers
Very Good 4.2/5
(32 ratings)

These burgers are rich and meaty, the kind of burger that vegetarians have been craving. Even meat eaters will appreciate these tasty and fiber-rich burgers.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 24.9g | Fat: 8.2g | Fiber: 7.8g | Protein: 17.2g | Calories: 244.5
Bruschetta-Stuffed Mushrooms
Very Good 4.3/5
(133 ratings)

All the flavor of bruschetta, in a mushroom!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 14.4g | Fat: 12.3g | Fiber: 5.2g | Protein: 10.2g | Calories: 191.9
World's Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Very Good 4.5/5
(248 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Add water chestnuts for extra crunch.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 3.8g | Fat: 4.6g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 3g | Calories: 73.9
Black Bean Chicken
Very Good 4.3/5
(634 ratings)

An easy slow cooker recipe that the family will enjoy!

Submitted by LOSER1231

Carbs: 40g | Fat: 2.9g | Fiber: 13g | Protein: 30.5g | Calories: 307.3
Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets
Very Good 4.2/5
(200 ratings)

Fried, battered, dripping sauce--hot wings are calorie bombs! But not these.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 16g | Fat: 4.3g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 28.8g | Calories: 223.2
Crispy Ranch Chicken
Very Good 4.5/5
(638 ratings)

Five ingredients, 10 minutes of work. One delicious dinner.

Submitted by 2BHOTT

Carbs: 15.1g | Fat: 3.4g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 34.4g | Calories: 232
Sesame Chicken
Very Good 4.4/5
(427 ratings)

This sesame chicken recipe is a slimmed-down and healthier version of the sesame chicken from PF Chang's and other Chinese restaurants.

Submitted by PISCESWOMAN87

Carbs: 7g | Fat: 17.6g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 28.2g | Calories: 299.8
Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cream
Very Good 4.1/5
(151 ratings)

Strawberries are combined with tangy and sweet balsamic vinegar and creamy ricotta in this quick and simple dessert.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 23g | Fat: 5.2g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 7.6g | Calories: 157
Grilled Strawberry & Cream Pita
Very Good 4.1/5
(192 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: add some cinnamon and ground cloves

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 21.3g | Fat: 4.9g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 5.5g | Calories: 144.9
Apple Crisp
Very Good 4.3/5
(630 ratings)

This healthy apple crisp recipe is sweet and simple to prepare but uses very little added sugar.

Submitted by JLCROMP

Carbs: 25.2g | Fat: 3.5g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 1.5g | Calories: 127.4
Carrot Pumpkin Bars
Very Good 4.5/5
(404 ratings)

Great for the fall holidays or just for a snack!

Submitted by ANDREWMOM

Carbs: 28.5g | Fat: 1.7g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 2.8g | Calories: 131.6
Skinny Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Good 3.9/5
(124 ratings)

Lemony coriander and smoky cumin pair perfectly with sharp Cheddar in this grown-up spin on scalloped potatoes.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 20.9g | Fat: 4.2g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 5.5g | Calories: 139.8
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