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Recipes I've Shared:

Chickpea and Grape Salad

Sounds weird, tastes delicious!


Very Good (18 ratings)
1-2-3 Microwave Cake (80 calories)

You won't believe this - scoop the cake mixture into a mug, add water, and microwave for one minute. Instant, individual cake!!!

No Bake Peanut Butter-Macaroon Balls

Chewy, peanut-buttery, coconutty, and chocolatey deliciousness! Plus, super easy to make.

No Bake Peanut Butter-Macaroon Balls

Chewy, peanut-buttery, coconutty, and chocolatey deliciousness! Plus, super easy to make.

Santa Fe Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Veggie-packed, super delicious casserole with a kick! And since it's all veggies, you can eat a HUGE serving! :)

Easy Enchilada Lasagna

I love enchiladas, but sometimes they can be a pain to make - so one night I decided to make a lasagna-type casserole out of the ingredients instead, and the result was fantastic!

Mom's Broccoli & Cheese Soup

My mom's recipe that I grew up on, it's great for cold nights. Just the right amount of cheesyness, and it's really quick and easy!

Clean Egg Muffins

Based on an Oxygen Magazine recipe, make these on Sunday for an entire week of grab n' go breakfasts! Just 56 calories per muffin, plus a punch of veggies!

Creamy Corn & Black Bean Mess

Do you like Lean Cuisine's Santa Fe Black Bean entree? This tastes an awful lot like that - creamy, spicy, delicious, but most of all, super easy!!

Bayou Fish Pack

Based on a Hungry Girl recipe, it's fast, easy, and clean-up is a breeze since it uses a foil pack!

Sauteed Sausage and Greens with Grits

Adapted from a Real Simple magazine recipe to make it more Spark-friendly, this is one huge bowl of awesomely tasty comfort food! It's a unique twist on sausage and peppers, and a great way to get those super healthy dark greens in!

Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadilla

Based on a recipe from a seasonal cookbook, I modified this to add more vegetables and fiber. You don't need much filling for quesadillas, so this recipe will give you lots of servings, which is always great for leftovers!


Incredible! (2 ratings)
Everyday Breakfast Sandwich

Super fast, easy, and tasty, this sandwich will fill you up right with protein, fiber, and whole grains. I've been eating these nearly every day for breakfast!


Very Good (2 ratings)
Brian's Spinach Mushroom Soup

We threw this together one night when we needed to use up some mushrooms in the fridge! Super low cal and very tasty!

Schwinner's Biscuit Pot Pie

My BF had requested a chicken pot pie type casserole, but the recipe I had called for a can of cream of chicken soup, which I didn't have. Using some tips from Chef Meg recipes, we pulled this together and it was delicious!! Total comfort food. We sort of winged it, so this recipe is my best estimation at what we did :)

Butternut Squash Soup with Goat Cheese Flan

My friend had me over for dinner and made this...it was fabulous, so I tried my hand at it, and it turned out just as great! Super high fiber soup with a little protein boost from the flan.


Very Good (14 ratings)
Turkey & Black Bean Sloppy Joes

Yummy, healthier, fiber-ey joes! Perfect comfort food - could also be done in the crock pot!

Creamless Creamy Tomato Soup

We whipped this delicious soup up with our abundance of garden tomatoes - Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese wedges give it creaminess without added fattiness!

Mediterranean Chicken Foil Pack

I love recipes that you put together, pop in the oven, and then relax! Chick peas and summer veggies mix with melt-in-your-mouth chicken for a high fiber, low cal, easy dinner!

Warm Sesame Shrimp Salad

I made this up one night out of stuff I had on hand...it turned into a new favorite! Using thawed, precooked shrimp, this takes minutes to make. Cooked veggies contrast with crisp, fresh bean sprouts.

Jerk Tempeh Stir Fry

Fast and easy one-dish meal that's PACKED with protein and fiber! If you haven't tried tempeh yet, this is a great recipe to try it!

Asian Sesame Lettuce Wraps

A tasty, fast meal, and with minimal cooking, it's great for a summer dinner, lunch, or picnic!

Smashed Beans

Tastes as great as refried beans, but made fresh and easy in a mini processor - I have a Magic Bullet that I use for these :)


Very Good (2 ratings)
Ham and Grits Pie

Adapted from a Rachel Ray 10-spot recipe, this combination sounds weird, but quickly became a favorite in my house! Marinara sauce and cheese makes everything tasty!

Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs with Edamame and Pea Pods

Super easy, fabulous Asian dish based on a REAL SIMPLE recipe. A little high in sodium, but worth it for folks like me! Leftovers reheat very nicely. This one has made the regular rotation at our house!

Schwinner's Spicy White Chicken Chili

Very high protein, high fiber, kickin' chicken chili!

Pesto Crusted Salmon

The recipe for this came in a grocery store ad, and it's SO easy, and really good! A little high cal, but very decadent, with healthy fats.

Ham and Asparagus Lasagna

Craving something different for dinner? Try this easy lasagna, adapted from a Rachel Ray recipe. This recipe doesn't make a huge honkin' pan, so it's perfect for 2-4 people.


Very Good (15 ratings)
Schwinner's Stuffed Peppers

Adapted from a HungryGirl recipe and filled with fiber, protein, and veggies, these tasty things are all you need for dinner!

Smothered Turkey Steaks

Tasty little smothered steaks, done quick and easy - only 5 ingredients! Creamy mushroom soup adds a decadent flavor, and minced fresh onion and herbs instead of onion soup seasoning keeps the sodium levels low.

No Sauce, No Boil, Veg-Tastic Lasagna

Hungry for a warm and veggie-heavy dish, we came up with this unique lasagna using no-cook noodles, acorn squash, other veggies, and no sauce at all - you won't miss it though! We had it as a side, but it's good enough for the main course!

Cincinnati Red Pizza

Since all the toppings ended up red on a white cheese background, it was only fitting to name the pizza after my town's (and SparkPeople's!) own baseball team!

Chicken Noodle Casserole

Super easy, one-dish comfort food. Boiling pasta is the most complicated step!

Char's Spicy BBQ Chicken Pizza

A spicy, from-scratch pizza using all whole wheat flour and plenty of veggies. Bonus: the dough recipe leaves you with enough for another pizza or for calzones!

Acorn Squash Lasagna

No-boil lasagne noodles make this super easy - and with only 4 main ingredients, how much simpler does food get??

Spicy Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard

Chicken fingers with a spicy kick! Easy to make, and way better than any nuggets at the drive thru!


Very Good (6 ratings)
Easy Pineapple Chicken

This dish is sweet and spicy, and with a side of veggies, comes in under 400 calories. Brown rice is included in the nutritional info


Incredible! (2 ratings)
Spinach and Tomato Couscous

Get a fiber and protein boost with this easy, tasty side dish. Leftovers make a great lunch with addition of some lean protein like tuna!

Char's Turkey Meatloaf

A flavorful, veggie-packed meatloaf that everyone can enjoy!

Brian's Sweet Pepper Stir Fry

My boyfriend makes this chicken stir fry super spicy and a little sweet...crushed pineapple helps distribute the sweetness to balance out the spice.


Very Good (3 ratings)
Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Easy, tasty, healthy, and above all...FAST!

Brian's Mashed Sweet Potatoes

My boyfriend whips these up - they're practically dessert-worthy! Cutting the potatoes up small and boiling them takes no time at all.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Brown Rice & Lentil Casserole

A very easy, tasty casserole with whole grains, beans and vegetables. And cheese, of course!

Fruit Crunch Breakfast Cookies

A soft, chewy, fruity way to start your day with whole grains!

Flank Steak with Pineapple Salsa

Quick, easy, delicious and healthy!


Very Good (1 rating)
Get-Together Turkey Burgers

These burgers hardly need anything they're so flavorful! We make them every time we have a party or cookout!


Very Good (6 ratings)
One-Skillet Sausage Dinner

I grew up on this dish- meat, potatoes and veggies all in one pan. Now I make it all the time!