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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

CALORIES: 262.3  |  FAT: 3.4g  |  PROTEIN: 27g  |  CARBS: 30.3g  |  FIBER: 3.8g
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Better Breakfast Casserole

Very Good 4.2/5
(38 ratings)
Better Breakfast Casserole

This make-ahead breakfast is perfect for busy mornings or Sunday brunches. And it has half the calories and 1/3 the fat of the original.
Submitted by: CHEF_MEG

CALORIES: 206.3  |  FAT: 11.2g  |  PROTEIN: 17.4g  |  CARBS: 8.4g  |  FIBER: 0.9g
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Better-than-Cheddar Walnut 'Cheese' (Vegan & Dairy-Free)

Very Good 4.3/5
(3 ratings)
Better-than-Cheddar Walnut 'Cheese' (Vegan & Dairy-Free)

I adapted this recipe from one found on choosingraw.com; adjust the ratio of ingredients to suit your palate. This makes an excellent grilled cheese!Submitted by: STEPFANIER

CALORIES: 117.5  |  FAT: 10.2g  |  PROTEIN: 4.5g  |  CARBS: 5.1g  |  FIBER: 2.1g
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Member Recipes for Better Than Take Out

Better Beef and Broccoli

Very Good 4.3/5
(373 ratings)
Better Beef and Broccoli

This recipe is better (and much better for you) than takeout!Submitted by: TAM101

CALORIES: 452.6  |  FAT: 5.2g  |  PROTEIN: 35g  |  CARBS: 66g  |  FIBER: 3.8g
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Better Buttermilk Pancakes

Very Good 4.6/5
(23 ratings)
Better Buttermilk Pancakes

This is a heart-healthy, lower-calorie pancake. The addition of whole wheat only improves the flavor!Submitted by: MK_HLZNR

CALORIES: 67  |  FAT: 2.3g  |  PROTEIN: 2.5g  |  CARBS: 9.8g  |  FIBER: 1.2g
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my cabbage soup tastes better than yours

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my cabbage soup tastes better than yours

easy, tasty, good cabbage soupSubmitted by: LITTLEMECHE

CALORIES: 71.5  |  FAT: 0.9g  |  PROTEIN: 5.8g  |  CARBS: 12.4g  |  FIBER: 4g
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Mmm-Mmm Better Brownies

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Mmm-Mmm Better Brownies

"I personally think these are the best brownies in the world. Try them, I think you'll agree! To make the brownies rich and buttery, use melted butter instead of the vegetable oil."Submitted by: CHEF4LIFE

CALORIES: 152.7  |  FAT: 9.6g  |  PROTEIN: 1.3g  |  CARBS: 17g  |  FIBER: 0.9g
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Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (Only Better)

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Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (Only Better)

Yep Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Only Better. The "Only Better" part is because ya know when you are indulging in a real Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and you wish so badly that there was more of the peanut butter filling? Well look no more, here is your recipe. Submitted by: CADEROM

CALORIES: 71.1  |  FAT: 4.7g  |  PROTEIN: 1.3g  |  CARBS: 7.1g  |  FIBER: 0.5g
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Low Calorie orange chicken- not Chinese, better!

Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)
Low Calorie orange chicken- not Chinese, better!

Submitted by: TIFALOCKHEART

CALORIES: 139.1  |  FAT: 3.4g  |  PROTEIN: 8.4g  |  CARBS: 18.6g  |  FIBER: 0.4g
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Mig Back double veggie cheeseburger (Big Mac BETTER!)

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Mig Back double veggie cheeseburger (Big Mac BETTER!)

The clown has offered a sandwich like this since 1972 with the initials "BM." This version has fewer calories, carbs, fat and more protein, vitamins and best of all - FLAVOR! Oh yeah, this version has NO PINK SLIME - try it, you'll like it!Submitted by: JAMES-NB1R

CALORIES: 407.2  |  FAT: 6.1g  |  PROTEIN: 36.2g  |  CARBS: 62.3g  |  FIBER: 14.5g
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BETTER

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BETTER "Brussels Sprouts" Salad

Don't like Brussels sprouts? You will after this recipe. Great way to prepare this nutritious vegetable. Wonderful side dish to spice up any meal. Submitted by: JACLYNIMC

CALORIES: 264  |  FAT: 20.3g  |  PROTEIN: 8.3g  |  CARBS: 16.6g  |  FIBER: 5.1g
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Better than Subway Turkey/ Bacon Wrap

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Better than Subway Turkey/ Bacon Wrap

Add veggies for hardly any added caloriesSubmitted by: STACINUNEZ1986

CALORIES: 225  |  FAT: 4.5g  |  PROTEIN: 29.5g  |  CARBS: 23g  |  FIBER: 9g
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Better Choice Carrot Cake Muffins with Topping

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Better Choice Carrot Cake Muffins with Topping

An easy to make, healthier Carrot Cake Muffin recipe for any occasion.Submitted by: CHOCOHOLIC4LIFE

CALORIES: 170.6  |  FAT: 6g  |  PROTEIN: 5.9g  |  CARBS: 25.1g  |  FIBER: 2.9g
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Better Than Box Mac & Cheese

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Better Than Box Mac & Cheese

Homemade Mac & Cheese casserole - not exactly healthy but if your craving it its better than boxedSubmitted by: ABQHOUSES

CALORIES: 481.9  |  FAT: 24.8g  |  PROTEIN: 22.2g  |  CARBS: 29.6g  |  FIBER: 2g
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Better than Subways meatball sub!!!

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Better than Subways meatball sub!!!

u love meatball subs just as much as i do? Well try these!!Submitted by: STACINUNEZ1986

CALORIES: 284.9  |  FAT: 10.3g  |  PROTEIN: 29.9g  |  CARBS: 18.5g  |  FIBER: 2.6g
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Better than Fast Food Chopped Salad

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Better than Fast Food Chopped Salad

Turkey breast, black olives, cheese, and a whole lot of yumminess! HUGE bowl of awesome for less than 150 calories!Submitted by: LALATINA15

CALORIES: 135.3  |  FAT: 2g  |  PROTEIN: 6.8g  |  CARBS: 11.9g  |  FIBER: 3.5g
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Better-than-Bakery Donuts

Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)
Better-than-Bakery Donuts

Did you know you can make bakery-quality donuts in your own home? It's easier than you think! We love the chocolate glaze on these fluffy DIY donuts. Tastes like the real thing!Submitted by: BABYYXPINK

CALORIES: 347.8  |  FAT: 13.1g  |  PROTEIN: 3.4g  |  CARBS: 48.2g  |  FIBER: 1.1g
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Guilt- Free, Protein Packed Peanut

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Guilt- Free, Protein Packed Peanut "Better" Pie!

So, I was trying to come up with a way to make my favorite childhood dessert into something slightly healthier and more "guilt-free", and this is what I came up with. Only 170 calories and nearly nine grams of protein per slice!Submitted by: MELUHNEEKAY

CALORIES: 170  |  FAT: 8.8g  |  PROTEIN: 8.6g  |  CARBS: 15.3g  |  FIBER: 1.6g
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Better Baked Mac & Cheese

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Better Baked Mac & Cheese

My version of Mac n' Cheese for school. In the amount of time it takes to cook the pasta, I had a luxurious cheese sauce ready! Poured into the casseroles, sprinkled with more cheese and whole wheat breadcrumbs, it was declared "Best Mac and Cheese Ever" by the kids (and I think the old cook was jealous!)Submitted by: JO_JO_BA

CALORIES: 352  |  FAT: 11.7g  |  PROTEIN: 15.9g  |  CARBS: 44.3g  |  FIBER: 2.8g
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Better n 'Browns Butternut Squash

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Better n 'Browns Butternut Squash

This is a gluten free, yummy vegan twist on hashbrownsSubmitted by: YOUNGNSMYLIE

CALORIES: 286.9  |  FAT: 12.8g  |  PROTEIN: 7.9g  |  CARBS: 40g  |  FIBER: 10.7g
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Better Pancakes

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Better Pancakes

I've used the Betty Croker cookbook recipe for years to make pancakes because my family much prefers the flavor and texture of the homemade recipe to the boxed mix. This version uses whole wheat flour and cuts out the oil. Using skim milk would further reduce the calories and fat.

The original version has 322 calories, and 13 grams of fat. This version has only 194 calories and 2.4 grams of fat per serving. Submitted by: WIPINGSWEAT

CALORIES: 193.9  |  FAT: 2.4g  |  PROTEIN: 10.2g  |  CARBS: 35.6g  |  FIBER: 4.9g
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Better-Than-Liptons Onion Dip

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Better-Than-Liptons Onion Dip

I'm a big fan of Lipton Onion Soup Mix Dip, but this will blow your socks off!Submitted by: CRE8IVITY

CALORIES: 101.3  |  FAT: 7.6g  |  PROTEIN: 1.5g  |  CARBS: 7.8g  |  FIBER: 1.2g
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breaded chicken (better than fried)

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breaded chicken (better than fried)

Submitted by: JKEISTER85

CALORIES: 214.7  |  FAT: 5g  |  PROTEIN: 37.1g  |  CARBS: 3.6g  |  FIBER: 0.2g
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Health & Nutrition Solutions Better Granola

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Health & Nutrition Solutions Better Granola

Guiltfree GranolaSubmitted by: GEORGINAFOURZAN

CALORIES: 273.1  |  FAT: 11.4g  |  PROTEIN: 8.1g  |  CARBS: 35.2g  |  FIBER: 7g
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BIGGER BETTER MUSTARD POTATO SALAD

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BIGGER BETTER MUSTARD POTATO SALAD

TAKES TRADITIONAL POTATO SALAD AND CUTS THE CALORIES AND CARBS, WITH A LITTLE SPIN.Submitted by: BQGAGLIANO

CALORIES: 100.9  |  FAT: 2.8g  |  PROTEIN: 4.5g  |  CARBS: 14.1g  |  FIBER: 1.8g
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Better Than KFC Coleslaw

Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)
Better Than KFC Coleslaw

This is the next best thing to KFC's Coleslaw with a healthy twist. Submitted by: KILTED71

CALORIES: 67.4  |  FAT: 3.8g  |  PROTEIN: 1.1g  |  CARBS: 8g  |  FIBER: 1.1g
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Brian's Feel Better Hot & Sour Soup

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Brian's Feel Better Hot & Sour Soup

My take on Hot and Sour Soup for when I have a chest cold, bronchitis or pneumonia.Submitted by: CLANDESTINEONI

CALORIES: 234  |  FAT: 12.4g  |  PROTEIN: 26.7g  |  CARBS: 5.4g  |  FIBER: 1.2g
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The Better for You Breakfast Sandwich

Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)
The Better for You Breakfast Sandwich

This is the first recipe in the "Cook Yourself Thin" Cookbook. Serves 4. Calories as stated in book 306.Submitted by: ARIANNA73

CALORIES: 313.3  |  FAT: 13.1g  |  PROTEIN: 20.9g  |  CARBS: 29.7g  |  FIBER: 4.9g
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The Better for You Breakfast

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The Better for You Breakfast

Cook Yourself ThinSubmitted by: KLBRZE

CALORIES: 245.2  |  FAT: 5.7g  |  PROTEIN: 20.2g  |  CARBS: 31.3g  |  FIBER: 4.7g
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 Ren's better for you chicken noodle soup

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Ren's better for you chicken noodle soup

This is a lower fat version of mom's good old standbySubmitted by: JUSTREN

CALORIES: 62.5  |  FAT: 0.6g  |  PROTEIN: 4g  |  CARBS: 11.8g  |  FIBER: 2.8g
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Wolf's Better Beef-n-Bean Burritos

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Wolf's Better Beef-n-Bean Burritos

Remember those microwave beef and bean burritos? So yummy, but so horrible for you? Well, this is my version that I have been making off and on for years that is much better for you. Enjoy!Submitted by: WOADWOLF

CALORIES: 189  |  FAT: 2.9g  |  PROTEIN: 22.1g  |  CARBS: 23.5g  |  FIBER: 19.8g
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Better Banana Cream Pie

Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)
Better Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie, minus the guilt! (And really easy to make.)Submitted by: LIMITEDGRACE

CALORIES: 152.8  |  FAT: 4.6g  |  PROTEIN: 3.2g  |  CARBS: 24.7g  |  FIBER: 1.5g
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Peanut Better Cups

Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)
Peanut Better Cups

Like a super-sized frozen Reese's cup!! Adapted from a the Hungry Girl Recipe -- Reduced Fat PB used instead off Better 'n Peanut Butter, and regular chocolate syrup instead of sugar free.Submitted by: JDMROSA

CALORIES: 90.7  |  FAT: 2.7g  |  PROTEIN: 1.9g  |  CARBS: 13.6g  |  FIBER: 0.4g
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