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Taco Pie-Low Carb

Goes together fast!

Low Carb Pizza Crust

Based on Suzanne Somers cream cheese pizza crust

Buzzard's Scramble

Like Buzzards Dip only dinner

Blue Cheese Dressing

Why eat store bought filled with who knows what ingredients when you can make it at home this fast!

Joe's Special

Hamburger, Spinach and Eggs

Chicken Piccata Low Carb

Buttery lemony goodness!

Fat Fast Bread

Made with coconut and flax

Seafood Bisque

Quick, easy and flexible!

Spinach Cakes

Yumm for breakfast preparing ahead!

Flax Custard

As close as I can get to oatmeal on low carb! Tasty as a dessert too...Quick and easy....

Cottage Pie (AKA Shepherd's Pie)

So according to historical records Shepherd's Pie was actually Cottage Pie since folks who lived in cottages took whatever they had and made it into a pie topped with mashed potatoes.

Crock Pot Beans from Scratch

Easy Method for cooking beans from scratch. Start in the AM and come home to cooked beans.
Much healthier than canned and only 7 cents a serving!

I HATE TOFU! (no, not after using this method!)

This is really about a cooking technique so that you LOVE tofu. In fact, my carnivore hubby asked what kind of meat it was. LOVED IT!

Credit to Melissa Ray Davis, Swannanoa, NC


Incredible! (2 ratings)
Oatmeal Whole Wheat Pancakes

Pretty quick and very tasty!

Alton's Lentil Salad

Modified to make low sodium and vegan from Alton Brown's recipe. Delicious!!!

Chicken Fajita Salad w/Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

This is popular with my whole family. Even 4 picky kids. Everyone who tries this recipe loves it. I make a double batch of the seasoning and bake a larger amount of chicken breasts for all the boys. I serve it with brown basmati rice.

Curry Shrimp or Chicken

The whole house smells YUMMMM!

Lazy Unstuffed Peppers

Instead of boiling and baking stuffed peppers this recipe was born out of laziness and kids who would only eat the stuffing! It's also a lot quicker.

Multi-Grain Waffles

Traditional waffles are a butter-laden, high-carb indulgence, but they make the transition to good fats and smart carbs beautifully, yielding crisp, nutty-tasting waffles with all the sweet pleasure of the original. The batter can also be used for pancakes.

Classic Stroganoff

Recipe written with beef, but you can easily make it chicken or vegetable as well.

Hummus Among Us

Fast, Easy, Cheap and Nutritious to Boot!


Very Good (2 ratings)
17 Bean and Barley Soup

from Trader Joe's, modified a bit.


Very Good (3 ratings)
Butternut Squash Oven Fries

Even lower in calories than sweet potato fries!

Persian Kidney Beans

Spicy and sweet and filled with cheap, good beans!

Easy Homemade Tomato Soup

No need to buy canned with questionable ingredients!
You can make this in the time it takes you to open a can!

Lower Fat Sweet Potato Pie

Only 230 cal a slice!
Only 185 a slice if you use Splenda!

Sweet Potato Dip with Miso and Sesame

Had this dip at a party and everyone raved about it. Delicious and pretty healthful too!

Texas King Ranch Casserole

Spicy and creamy classic casserole made a little lighter. Can someone just make a healthier condensed soup!


Very Good (1 rating)
Creamy mushroom and onion sauce

Easy and creamy sauce to add over whatever you like. I'd love to find a better brand of condensed soup with great ingredients but this will do for now.

Chicken Divan

A 1950's favorite.

Pina Colada Steel Cut Oats

A tropical twist on oatmeal. Just like a Pina Colada for breakfast!

Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup-Homemade

To replace the cans of condensed soup in 1950s recipes!


Very Good (5 ratings)
Baked Lamb or Beef Kafta

This is the Arabic equivalent to the Hamburger, except tastier and healthier.

Low Calorie Quiche

Lower the fat and calories by using a whole wheat tortilla for the crust!

Cocoa Mix (Atlton Brown)

Hot Cocoa mix made with sugar or splenda

Tuna Oodle Noodle Casserole

A 1950s classic! Updated for today.

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Yummy Fall breakfast that's high in fiber and betacarotene!

Moxie Mix (my trail mix)

Homemade trail mix with out the salt and added oil.

Potatoes with Olive Oil and Kosher Salt

Too easy to give anything but the ingredients!
I started adding olive oil instead of butter to cooked veggies and did the same with potatoes. My four boys and hubby ask for my special potatoes and gobble them up!

Pumpkin Butter

Fast and nutritious spread for toast or whatever you like!


Incredible! (1 rating)
Tuscan White Beans with Sage

Can easily be made with low fat sausage too. I have to make a double batch of this since my husband and 4 boys love it! Cooks a long time but little hands on time. From Martha Rose Shulman's cookbook.

5 Spice Pork Lo Mein

Yummy, quick and much better than take out!
Can use any kind of meat or meat substitute as well.


Very Good (5 ratings)
asian chicken salad dressing

for asian noodle and chicken salads


Very Good (5 ratings)
Steel Cut Oats with Blueberries and Walnuts

I make this by the batch for the week and reheat each morning. Fast and nutritious!

Spicy You Chili

From the YOU on a Diet Book

Fantastic low Fat Italian Sausage

Want the real thing but don't want fat and calories? This is the recipe for you!


Very Good (3 ratings)
Crock Pot Turkey Breast

Too easy to even think about!
Great for leftovers.

Spicy Garden Harvest Soup with Chick Peas

Modified from You: on a Diet, hot pepper adds kick and spicy foods help you lose weight!


Very Good (24 ratings)
Creamy Cajun Shrimp and Pasta

Spicy and creamy shrimp, pasta and vegetables.

Fast and Easy Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Nice balance of sweet and spicy and very fast!

Light Alfredo Sauce

This goes together so fast and tastes so good there is no reason not to make homemade!

Power Minestrone Soup

Power because it is packed with good for you ingredients and tastes yummy!

Chinese Chicken Salad Dressing

Serve over chopped chicken and greens.

Greek Yogurt Dressing

Yummy over chicken, olives, fets, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions.

Funky Vegetarian Chili

Ok, you might look at these ingredients and go, What!?
But even my meat eater hubby thought it had meat in it! And look at the fiber and protein content!

Aunt Linda's Crazy Crust Pizza

This is a recipe I loved making with my aunt as a kid. I've lightened it up a bit since then. Very versitile and fun to watch the gooey batter become a pizza!

Taco Seasoning-No salt

Make your own no salt taco seasoning and save money too!

Lighter Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting for carrot cake.

Morning Glory Cake (carrot cake and more!)

Carrot cake with pineapple, coconut and walnuts.

Chicken With Tomatoes, Honey and Cinnamon

Yummy exotic chicken dish even my kids gobble up! Fast and nutritious.

Rich and Spicy Black Bean Soup

Adapted from Realage Cooking!

100 % Whole Wheat Bread - Bread Machine

A great every day bread. Bakes up light and fluffy with no white flour!

Big Batch 3 Bean Turkey Chili

Full of Pintos, Black Beans, Kidney Beans and veggies. Easily made in the crockpot for those late nights.

Madras Curried Lentil Soup

Only 81 calories a cup and packed with nutrition!

Burrito Burgers

That's right, its a burger and a burrito!

Prairie Bread-Machine

If you love seeds this is the bread for you!

45 calorie biscuits

Super Easy and pretty tasty low fat biscuits!

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bread (Machine)

This is a fantastic recipe for a nutritious daily bread.

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bread 2 (machine)

Oatier version of the original!

Pizza Sauce - Easy and Tasty!

No high fructose corn syrup or sugar here. Just yummy sauce and so easy. 3 simple ingredients.

Fiesta Bean and Corn Salsa

A Beautiful and Nutritious dish that is great to bring to parties.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Homemade Bar B Que Sauce

Down with High Fructose Corn Syrup . Make your own BBQ sauce a healthier way. This one passed inspection with my four boys and husband to boot!

Easy Berry, Berry Low Sugar Freezer Jam

Less than 12 calories a tablespoon low sugar jam.


Very Good (15 ratings)
Salmon or Tuna Croquettes

Fast, easy and nutritious. Items you have in your pantry when you need a meal on the table fast. Even my picky kids love these!


Very Good (1 rating)
Healthier Baked Latkes

Bake those latkes and still enjoy them! From the Healthy Jewish Cooking book.

Whole Grain Morning Glory Muffins

Carrots, apples, pineapple, coconut, walnuts....a muffin chock full of goodness! And less than 100 calories each! Yummy for breakfast, snack or dessert.

Party Salmon Log

Great for parties. Serve with cut veggies or crackers.

Cranberry-Fruit Relish

A lot better tasting and a lot better for you than the canned sauce! Serve it for your special holiday meals. Also delicious on a turkey or cream cheese sandwich!

Pump it Up Pumpkin Bread

This Bread is Autumn Itself--Moist and Spicy, Chockful of Raisins and Nuts. We like it any time!
You could lower the calories even more by using Eggbeaters and Splenda brown sugar.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

Creamy goodness!

Dill sauce

Great lemony taste over fish, can also use on a sandwich

Sneaky Spaghetti Sauce

Sneak in those veggies with this rich, but low cal sauce. Prepared in the crockpot it is ready to go when you get home late from soccer, dance, etc.

Cesar Dressing for Chicken Salad

Use this dressing with chicken and Romaine lettuce for a delicious salad


Very Good (1 rating)
Mainer American Chop Suey

Funny name, but delicious. My four boys and husband chow down on this family sized meal. Keeps you warm on those cold winter nights!
Ground beef or turkey, pasta, and sauce

Southwest Bean and Rice Salad

Delicious as a side dish or make it a meal. Southwestern flavors of lime, cilantro, and chilies. Delicious!

Broccoli salad

Adapted from Duke Diet, Yum!

Spicy Rice Mockballs

Not meatballs, mockballs!


Very Good (4 ratings)
Great Gazpacho

from You: on a Diet, great in hot weather

Curried Yellow Split Pea Soup

adapted from You:On a Diet


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