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The Essence of Life-you are what you eat

The Essence of Life-you are what you eat

Food can be such a lovely affair...and also be very healthy at the same time. I hope you enjoy this accumulation of wonderful foods to enjoy throughout your life, with family and friends.
Here's a toast to The Essence of Life, because you are what you eat.

(143 Recipes) Created by MAAMAWW

Recipes in this Collection

California Roll in a Bowl
Very Good 4.6/5
(98 ratings)

Delicious and easy, this salad combines all of my favorite sushi ingredients in one bowl! And, because it's based on a California roll, it uses fully cooked seafood.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 27.3g | Fat: 8.3g | Fiber: 6g | Protein: 6.5g | Calories: 199.1
Very Good 4.5/5
(10 ratings)

Submitted by HADLEYRAKOWSKI

Carbs: 16.3g | Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 5.9g | Protein: 4.8g | Calories: 80.8
SALAD SHIRAZI
Very Good 4.8/5
(4 ratings)

EASY EASY EASY DELICIOUS PERSIAN SALAD THAT YOU bBARELY HAS ANY CALORIES AND IS VERY VERY HEALTHY. TASTES GREAT!

Submitted by SHNOOKIIO

Carbs: 13.1g | Fat: 9.4g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 1.3g | Calories: 137.1
Spaghetti Squash Marinara
Very Good 4.4/5
(108 ratings)

A spaghetti squash recipe that has a classic Italian twist.

Submitted by HAPPYKAT71

Carbs: 12.4g | Fat: 3.3g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 4.2g | Calories: 88.6
Very Good 4.1/5
(13 ratings)

Delicious, nutritious, and colorful vegetarian/vegan dish, as a complete meal or side dish.

Submitted by ANNIEHOWELL

Carbs: 8.7g | Fat: 8.4g | Fiber: 2.2g | Protein: 5.6g | Calories: 124.6
Spaghetti Squash
Very Good 4.6/5
(65 ratings)

Flavorful and easy!

Submitted by CTELLIFSON

Carbs: 18.1g | Fat: 10.6g | Fiber: 3.8g | Protein: 4.7g | Calories: 175.2
Very Good 4.0/5
(9 ratings)

Submitted by RINNYLOU

Carbs: 5.7g | Fat: 12.9g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 3.5g | Calories: 147.7
Good 3.6/5
(5 ratings)

I love Olive Gardens Chicken Scampi..... this is my healthy version. I have to say, it is pretty good.

Submitted by SNAVELA1

Carbs: 10.8g | Fat: 8.3g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 29.6g | Calories: 236.5
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

This is from the cookbook, Skinny Bitch in the Kitch. The original recipe says serves 4, but i used the whole squash and a little extra vegetable stock and kale to serve about 8.

Submitted by SANDRAMONROE

Carbs: 25.8g | Fat: 9.3g | Fiber: 5.1g | Protein: 3.6g | Calories: 183.6
Good 3.0/5
(1 rating)

This is from the cookbook, Skinny Bitch in the Kitch. Vegetarian and vegan if you omit the parmesan cheese or find vegan cheese.

Submitted by SANDRAMONROE

Carbs: 55.4g | Fat: 24.1g | Fiber: 9.8g | Protein: 9.7g | Calories: 433.1
This recipe has been marked private.
Very Good 4.5/5
(13 ratings)

Quick, easy, tasty alternative to pizza.
You can add meat or keep it vegetarian. Another great recipe to clean out your fridge by!

Submitted by GENIETEST

Carbs: 30.3g | Fat: 8.6g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 12.5g | Calories: 241.3
Very Good 4.8/5
(9 ratings)

adapted from 101cookbooks.com

Submitted by MADEMCHE

Carbs: 33g | Fat: 6.8g | Fiber: 5.6g | Protein: 12.4g | Calories: 228.8
SP_Stepf's Baked Veggie Burritos
Very Good 4.3/5
(47 ratings)

Black beans, sweet potatoes and greens are spiced up and baked in egg roll wrappers to create burritos that are heavy on taste and light on calories. (Feel free to change this recipe with what you've got in the fridge. No sweet potatoes? Try zucchini or butternut squash. Swap kale for spinach, Swiss chard or your favorite green! Instead of black beans, try kidney, pinto or garbanzo beans.)

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 45.7g | Fat: 6.6g | Fiber: 10.2g | Protein: 11.3g | Calories: 278.2
(no ratings)

Submitted by JOYDROPS

Carbs: 47.4g | Fat: 9.5g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 5.8g | Calories: 271.7
Very Good 4.0/5
(4 ratings)

These meatballs are a great way to get you're complex carbs and protein at the same time, all in one neat little meatball. The best thing is you can eat them any time of day. Just cook, and serve. You can also freeze them for later. They are get on the go. I love them for breakfast instead of sausage.

Submitted by MENAMIA

Carbs: 13.1g | Fat: 5.4g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 15.3g | Calories: 163
Mexican Crock Pot Chicken
Very Good 4.5/5
(322 ratings)

A tasty, spicy meal with only 10 minutes of prep time!

Submitted by REGNETS03

Carbs: 27.5g | Fat: 4.2g | Fiber: 7.1g | Protein: 24.7g | Calories: 247.9
White Beans, Spinach and Tomatoes over Linguine
Very Good 4.3/5
(482 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
(no ratings)

Sweet and savory one-dish meal that serves up 1/2 c veggie and 1/2 c fruit in each serving.

Submitted by GRTMOMX3

Carbs: 75.8g | Fat: 1.6g | Fiber: 9.5g | Protein: 20.4g | Calories: 399.6
Creamy Chicken and Spinach Bake
Very Good 4.5/5
(83 ratings)

Spinach, chicken, and cheese combine for a one-dish dinner.

Submitted by SILLY_ME

Carbs: 7.5g | Fat: 12.7g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 27.8g | Calories: 256.9
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