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Recipes I've Shared:

Creamy Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry

This curry is delicious and nutritous - if served without rice, it meets Paleo/Primal standards.

Buttermilk Strawberry Upsidedown Cake

As good as strawberry short cake but not as calorie dense.

Pork Chops Marsala

A lower fat, lighter, pork version of the chicken classic

Artichoke, Sundried Tomato & Goat Cheese Stuffed Grilled Chicken

Trying to figure out what to do with chicken breasts, I came up with this delicious combination! It's fast and easy, and loaded with flavor - perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.

Rutabaga Hash Browns

A delicious paleo alternative to hash browns

Buffalo Chicken Bread

A stuffed bread with the flavors of buffalo wings

Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Crustless Quiche

Great for breakfast, brunch, or lunch and a good way to get some servings of vegetables in!

Carrot Cake Pancakes

These pancakes are just like having dessert for breakfast!

Sweet Potato, Spinach & Sausage Casserole

This delicious casserole fits the Paleo foodstyle perfectly.

Chicken Vegetable Meatballs

These are a delicious way to get more vegetables into you diet but also give a good amount of protein. They are lean and delicious and fit well into any low carb or Paleo foodstyle.

Breakfast Sweet Potato Cakes

A perfect Paleo breakfast, brunch, lunch or even dinner. Great for recovery after a hard workout. Based on a recipe seen on paleOMG.


Very Good (1 rating)
Sweet and Sour Kale

I'm always looking for a new way to make kale. This recipe is an adaptation of one I saw on a bag of prepared kale.

Coconut Curry Kale Stoup

This is a cross between a stew and a soup - a stoup! Originally from Peas and Thank You. I added garlic and carrots and doubled the amount of curry powder.

Banana Bread Breakfast Casserole

A delicious grain free, gluten free breakfast dish developed by a friend. Perfect for those followiong a Paleo/Primal diet. This is my version.

Creamy Pumpkin Curry Soup

A savory fall soup that can be made with the protein of your choice or vegetarian!

Roasted Cream of Broccoli Soup, Paleo Style

Perfect for someone trying to lose or maintain weight the Primal/Paleo Way

Caramelized Banana Pancakes

Making these pancakes this way allows the sugars in the bananas to caramelize and they come out so sweet, you might not even want syrup!

Chopped Veggie Salad

Cutting all the veggies to the same size is the key to this salad - a summertime taste sensation.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Green, Eggs & Ham

Trying to use up some ingredients in the fridge, I came up with this baked egg cup. Packed with protein power for an absolutely delicious breakfast, lunch, or brunch!

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Thick hearty chili made healthier because it's chock full of veggies and made with ground chicken breast to keep it lean.

Smoky Ham and Black Bean Soup

A smoky-sweet soup chock full of vegetables

Vegetarian Polenta Lasagna

A fantastic vegetarian main course... or a great side dish chock full of vegetables.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf

Adapted from a recipe I found in a Biggest Loser cookbook - I pumped up the veggies to make it even more filling!

Black Eyed Pea & Mushroom Soup

Delicious and light broth based bean soup.

Corn Casserole

If you love cornbread, you'll love this side dish!


Incredible! (1 rating)
Curried Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Soup

Comforting, satisfying soup loaded with fiber!

Crockpot Smashed Red Potatoes

Easy way to have an elegant potato side dish!

Yogurt-Tahini Dressing & Spread

A great middle eastern dressing for falafel pita or chicken shwarma

Creamy Goat Cheese Polenta

An easy, delicious side dish!

Chicken Tettrazini

Warming winter casserole with an Italian flair.

Beef and Broccoli Stirfry

Quick and easy weeknight meal

Pumpkin Pancakes

Best tasting pancakes ever - light, fluffy and delicious with just the right amount of spice from cinnamon and ginger. So worth the splurge!

Roasted Zucchini Soup

Every bit as delicious as a "cream" soup but without the cream and calories!

Spicy Noodle Salad

This "salad" is a nice change from the ordinary pasta salad, made with heart healthy oils. It tastes best at room temperature and because it is made with oil, is a perfect dish for a picnic. Careful though - it has quite the kick!

Fruity Breakfast Couscous

Turns couscous into a delicious breakfast cereal!

Crustless Vegetable Quiche

A delicious way to pack in a couple of servings of vegetables!

Ham & Broccoli Crustless Quiche

Delicious for breakfast, brunch or lunch. A high protein, low fat way to enjoy quiche.

Sunrise Breakfast Casserole

Make this the night before then bake off in the morning for a one-dish breakfast casserole that your whole family will love.

Crustless Breakfast Quiche

Adapted from a friend's recipe using lower fat ingredients. A delicious way to get some veggies into your breakfast.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Baked Cod Mediterranean

So easy and delicious - a different way to have baked Cod.

Spicy Cucumber Salad

This salad has a little "bite" and is delicious on a hot summer day

Pan Sandwich

Use as a main dish sandwich or cut into small pieces as an appetizer. Fast, easy, yummy!

Scalloped Potatoes

My never fail, from scratch, recipe. Low fat, easy and better for you than boxed or frozen!

Creamy Chicken Curry

Take off on yellow Indian curry - fast and easy.

Baked Garlic Shrimp

Jumbo shrimp with a garlicky breadcrumb topping that bakes up in just 15 minutes. Fast and easy. Low calorie and low fat too!

Curry Vegetable Stew in a Slow Cooker

This delicious veggie stew with curry flavor is almost fat and guilt free.

Chicken & Rice Bake

Easy, hearty, meal - assemble it and forget it for an hour in the oven. Serve with a green veggie and crusty bread.

"Caprese" Pasta Salad

The tri-color rotini combined with the other ingredients make for a colorful delicious salad that's great as a side dish or have a larger portion with a piece of crusty bread as your main course.


Very Good (3 ratings)
Country Potatoes

Comfort food, delicious with any dish you'd serve potatoes with.

Crunchy Broccoli Salad

Simply a great change of pace.

Curried Chicken Salad for Athletes

Delicious, lower fat, filling alternative to refuel after a hard workout. Serve on crusty whole grain bread or in a wrap for complete nutrition.

Roasted Vegetables with Red Pepper Sauce

Delicious vegetable side dish. Absolutely fabulous served over grilled polenta. This dish sounds more complicated than it really is.

Crispy Chickpeas with Spices

A great change of pace for a snack! Especially good for those following lower carb diets like South Beach.

Egg Muffins

My adaptation of a recipe I found on Green Lite Bites. These make for a great snack, appetizer or addition to breakfast.


Very Good (21 ratings)
Provencal Turkey Cutlets

A quick and easy week night meal


Incredible! (3 ratings)
Green Beans Almondine - Easiest Ever

This has got to be one of the easiest ever ways to make this dish

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasting the vegetables make this soup a snap. If you use precut veggies and canned broth, it's even easier!

Sausage Soup

Hearty, filling soup made with turkey italian sausage. Serve it with toasted garlic bread for a delicious warming meal.


Very Good (1 rating)
Moo Shu Vegetables

From Eating Well magazine. This is a great side dish made fast and easy using pre-shredded vegetables.


Very Good (1 rating)
Gnocchi with Spinach, Gorgonzola and Walnuts

Rich and delicious, not an everyday dish.


Very Good (5 ratings)
Oven Seared Brussels Sprouts

Our favorite way to eat brussels sprouts! The oven sears them to the point where they start to release a sweetness. Yummy!

Whole Wheat Ham & Cheese Breakfast Muffins

These are savory muffins that provide a protein rich breakfast.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Michael Jordan's Steakhouse's Garlic Bread with Maytag Bleu Cheese Fondue

Because this dish is so high in everything it's only for a very, very special occasion!


Very Good (14 ratings)
Oven Roasted Mixed Vegetables

Wow your holiday guests with these delicious roasted vegetables

Roasted Red Potatoes

I like this better than french fries!

Marinated Cucumbers & Onions

Refreshing and a nice alternative to a side salad.

Zucchini & Garlic Saute

Yummy garlic flavored zucchni sauteed in olive oil. A great veggie side dish with heart healthy fat.


Very Good (7 ratings)
Chicken Flautas

The traditional Tex-Mex classic, made healthier and baked, not fried.

Couscous, Cucumber and Feta Salad

This is a lovely sidedish/salad - you can serve it hot, room temperature, or cold. Fast and easy!

Spanish Rice & Pork Chop Bake

This is super simple and absolutely delicious!

Old Fashioned Red Potato Salad

This is a lower calorie, lower fat potato salad - your friends and family will never be able to tell the difference, it's that delicious! People request that I bring this salad to picnics all summer long - they have no clue it's a healthier version.

Pasta with Spring Vegetables

Easy to make and it's low glycemic too!


Very Good (1 rating)
Pork Chops Stuffed with Apple & Gorgonzola

A perfect recipe for a special occasion.


Very Good (23 ratings)
Garlic Lime Chicken

Easy, low cal grilled chicken with great flavor!

Chicken Cacciatori

Easy to make in a crockpot or simmered on the stove.

Spinach Salad Dressing

A delicious sweet but savory dressing. Goes great on any kind of spinach salad!


Very Good (3 ratings)
Tabbouleh Salad

Delicious Mediterranean salad good as a stand alone dish or stuffed into a whole wheat pita.


Very Good (21 ratings)
Angie's Pineapple Cranberry Pork Roast

A pork roast is cooked in the crock pot along with canned crushed pineapple, dried cranberries, and dry onion soup mix.

Tamale Pie

A great Mexican casserole.

Chapati

A delicious Asian-Indian flatbread

Turkey Scallopini

This is a super fast and easy meal. You can do this with boneless, skinless chicken breasts too.

Rice and Peas

Traditional latin style rice and beans.

Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

This is my attempt at Red Lobster's famous biscuit. My husband says they are better!

Old Fashioned Beef Stew Slow Cooker Style

Versatile stew that you can personalize by changing the veggies.

San Francisco Pork Chops

Pan braised chop with a light oriental sauce.


Very Good (29 ratings)
New England Clam Chowder

Adapted from one I saw in Cooking Light.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Asparagus Wrapped in Proscuitto

Marinated in a light lemon vinaigrette - delicious!

Lower Fat Buffalo Wings

These come out hot and crispy without frying.

Orange-Cranberry Bran Muffins

Recipe from the GI Diet Express - Delicious!


Very Good (1 rating)
Pizza - Bacon & Mushroom

My Favorite!

Pizza Sauce

Better Than Bottled & So Easy to Make


Incredible! (1 rating)
Tortilla Soup for a Crowd

Fast and easy


Incredible! (1 rating)
Helen's Holy Guacamole

We like this smooth version best

Crockpot Chili Con Carne

Texas Style with Pieces of Beef instead of ground meat.

Chocolate-Cherry-Almond Drop Cookies

These no bake cookies come from Cooking Light and they are perfect when you need a chocolate fix!

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Adapted from one of my favorite Mennonite Cookbooks.

Pork Chops 'n Stuffing Bake

This may sound high calorie but it's your starch and your protein. An easy oven style supper for a cold winter night!

Tangy Salad Dressing

Use this dressing on any salad with mixed greens and fruit.

Chinese Chicken

Make this and friends will beg for the recipe!


Very Good (1 rating)
Linguine with White Clam Sauce

The classic, fast and easy

Cranberry Relish

A delicious difference from the canned stuff!

Spinach Salad with Apples & Gorgonzola

Eat this as a main dish for your full day's worth of fruits/veggies

Chicken Wings Hawaiian

Oriental influenced appetizer -- not low calorie but an occasional indulgence.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Mel's Chili

My friend Mel gave me this recipe. I revised it a little bit so here's my version.

Mom's Shortcut Cornbread

My mom came up with this -- you'd never believe the finished bread is from a mix!


Very Good (6 ratings)
Ham, Broccoli & Mushroom Quiche

A lovely lunch or dinner served with a salad.

Ratatouille

Delicious low fat veggies that can be used as a side or a main meal

Chili Rellenos Pie

Almost like a Mexican Pizza. My family loves this and we make it when we have tacos


Very Good (4 ratings)
Helen's Homemade Meatballs

This is my own recipe for meatballs that I use in my spaghetti sauce! Also delicious as a base for sweet & sour meatballs, etc. Baking them in the oven prior to adding to sauce bakes off any excess fats.

Banana Split Cake

A light dessert for a hot summer night, great for potlucks, one of my family's favorites!


Incredible! (1 rating)
Roasted Green Beans with Baby Dill Vinaigrette

A great alternative to plain old green beans!


Very Good (15 ratings)
Grilled Pesto & Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Breasts

This easy weeknight dinner may look time-intensive, but it only takes 25 minutes to make (using just four ingredients)!

Pasta 'n Ham Salad

A colorful, refreshing pasta salad

Chicken Cordon Bleu

A delicious lower fat version of the classic!

Bermuda Spinach Salad

Even spinach haters will like this!

Articoke Dip

Great with crackers or tortilla chips

Lentil Salad

A delicious side dish with rotisserie chicken!

Chinese Salad

A delicious alternative to a green salad


Incredible! (1 rating)
Basil Pesto

A little goes a long way!

Veggie Side Dish

Even my picky husband likes this one.

Black Bean Salad

A delicious addition to any Mexican meal

Marinated Avocados

A healthy addition for fajitas

Green Chili Salsa

Great on fajitas!

3 Servings of Vegetables Frittata

If you are striving to eat more veggies, here's a way to get 3 servings at breakfast!

Chicken Continental

A family favorite! Is great served over rice.

Spicy Peanut Chicken

Featured in Cooking Light in reader recipes, I input this recipe because I wanted the calories without the rice.

Chicken Shawarma

A Middle Eastern dish of garlicky chicken, usually served on flatbread style pitas; from Dinner Tonight, Cooking Light magazine.