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Recipes I've Shared:

Roasted Root Veggies

I use these as an alternative carb source for breakfast. Nice and sweet; doesn't even need seasoning. Don't fear the butternut squash, it's super easy! Shown here with my Get Up and Gobble! Breakfast

Wake Up and Gobble!

A great, low carb, paleo friendly make ahead breakfast. Shown here with roasted butternut squash, sweet potatoe & rutabaga (used as a carb alternative to Oatmeal)

Rise and Shine Breakfast

Inspired by one of my regular 'My Fit Foods" breakfasts, minus the converted brown rice. :) Whopping 30 g of Protein.

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Great healthy carb option for breakfast! They also store well; indeed, they seem to get better and better. So just stash them in a tin and remove when you want. Add a little chia seed, goji berries or chocolate chips to change it up!

Holishkes (Stuffed Cabbage)

Holishkes are cabbage leaves stuffed with meatballs in a tomato-based sweet-and-sour sauce. They are known by many different names (galuptzi, praakes, stuffed cabbage), and are made in many different ways, depending on where your grandmother came from.

If you don't like so much refined sugar in your diet, you can substitute about a cup of raisins or prunes for the brown sugar.


Very Good (1 rating)
No Bake Oatmeal Energy Bars

A great, wholesome portable breakfast with good carbs, fats and protein. Note. These can get a sticky if they're left out; they should be refrigerated.

Spinach & Black Bean Lasagne

I'm classifying as poultry, because it has eggs in it. I don't think it qualifies as vegetarian with the dairy. *shrug* This is a great dish and it reheats well!

Donna's Creamy White Chicken Chili

Yumm for those cold days. If you're up for the extra carbs try this stupid easy beer bread (3 C. self-rising flour), 1/2 C. Sugar & 1 can of beer. Bake at 350 for 45 mins to 1 hr.


Very Good (8 ratings)
Donna's Copycat Fuji Apple Chicken Salad Dressing

A copy cat recipe to the highly processed version of Panera's Fuji Apple Chicken Salad Dressing.

Serve on a salad of Romain, red onion, tomato, pecans, dried apple chips and Gorgonzola cheese. The sweet and savory flavors are awesome!

Donna's Balanced Spinach, Chicken & Cheese Manicotti

No eggs and use of low fat and fat free cheeses make this dish a nice balance of carbs/protein and fat.

Donna's Creamy Cool as a Cucumber Salad

A nice cool salad for spring/summer day! serve with your favorite protein!

Lower calories and fat by using 0% fat yogurt!

Tarragon Chicken Salad (by Whole Foods Market)

Tis is the very recipe used by Whole Foods Markets when they prepare their yummy chicken salad!

Crunchy celery, almonds and onions combine with bits of chicken in smooth mayonnaise and tangy mustard for an ideal lunch or light dinner sandwich. Avoid the stove, if you like, and use cooked rotisserie chicken, removing the skin and bones of course. Simply purchase a two-pound rotisserie chicken, which will yield about 4 cups of meat.

Lower fat content by using "light" mayo

Poblano Chicken

Essentially the Greek Yogurt replaces the sour cream and the lowfat cream cheese replaces yummy full fat queso.

Nuttin' but good Oatmeal

Adapted from the Perrincone Diet. I combine these ingredients and keep in the fridge. 14 1/2 C. servings is breakfast enough for 14 days!

Donna's Oatmeal Blueberry Whole Wheat Muffins

These muffins are a nice, healthy alternative. If you're looking for something sweeter, you might want to pass on these. Once cooled, put in the fridge; this makes them easier to remove from the paper.

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin roast stuffed with sausage (substitute turkey Italian sausage for a healthier option), apples and toasted walnuts.


Incredible! (3 ratings)
Mediterranean Style Chicken Burgers

Broil or Grill! These burgers taste great and re-heat well for leftovers!

Spicy Chicken Cutlets

Serve these protein packed cutlets (38 grams per serving) on a bed of mixed greens, and top it with your favorite lowfat dressing

Savory Seafood Penne

From Men's Health Magazin


Incredible! (2 ratings)
George Stella's Low Carb Pumpkin Pound Cake

From: Livin' Low Carb and Lovin' It - George Stella

I split this recipe into 2 smaller loafs and got 16 servings. I baked in glass loaf pans and cut cooking time by 15 minutes. By far, the most moist low-carb baked good I have ever tried. Nutrition info is calculated on how I made it with 16 servings.


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