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Recipes I've Shared:

Artichoke Stuffing

Great flavor for any time of year. I like to make a small batch when I roast a chicken. I think the calorie and fat count comes out a little bit higher than reality in this recipe because I drain and rinse the artichokes but can't really account for that in the ingredients.

Summer Confetti Salad

This is a "use everything in the pantry" type of salad - so refreshing on a hot day!

Italian Flag Cottage Cheese Salad

Cool and colorful salad that's out of the ordinary and has lots of protein!

Artichoke-Bacon Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Yum! A healthier twist on chicken salad :-)

Pumpkin-Cranberry Muffins

These are fantastic grab-and-go breakfast muffins from Cooking Light magazine. Can be made up to one month in advance, freeze in heavy duty zip-top bag, then let thaw at room temp and microwave for a few seconds to heat through.

Macaroni and Cheese

Here's a lower fat and reduced calorie version of everyone's favorite that doesn't TASTE like all the good stuff is missing! And if you compare these nutrition stats to the packaged version, you'll never reach for that blue box again :-)


Very Good (16 ratings)
Baked Potato Soup

This is a light version of what would normally be considered a diet no-no - creamy potato soup. Along with a salad, you could easily have a sinfully decadent dinner for under 500 calories.

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Yes, I know, this is NOT health food. But sometimes, you really just want to splurge a little and how else can you have cool, smooth creamy peanut butter pie for less than 300 calories? Save up a few calories during the week and enjoy!


Incredible! (2 ratings)
Asian Aromatic Chicken

Chinese comfort food! This is sometimes called "soy sauce chicken" in restaurants, and it's great with a side of broccoli and brown rice.

Shrimp Napa Wraps

Yummp twist on lettuce wraps! You can prepare the sauce up to 3 days ahead and the rest up to one day in advance. Remember to use Lite or low sodium soy sauce!

Greek Tacos

This is a surprising twist on tacos, and can be made more authentic by using ground lamb in place of the turkey.

Tangy Mustard Coleslaw

Crispy, creamy salad that's not the ordinary limp cabbage floating in sticky-sweet white goo. The sweetness and spicyness are easily personalized by adjusting the amounts of Splenda and hot sauce.

Fresh Berries and Yogurt Dip

Here's a super easy fruit dip that goes great on fresh berries or apples

Banana Hater's Smoothie

Why must EVERY smoothie recipe include those dastardly bananas? I know, you all love them, but UGH! Here's a cool and fizzy treat that works great for breakfast and snacks, and you can change the fruit and syrup as desired.


Very Good (3 ratings)
Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

Modified from Tast of Home's Guilt-Free Cooking. So low in calories, you can have 2!

Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese Dressing

Another Cooking Light favorite! This is soooo good when you are already grilling chicken or fish, but you can also make it without having to light up the grill by using a panini pan indoors.

Lemonade Iced Tea Sorbet

Another great recipe from Cooking Light! If you don't have an ice cream maker, see the instructions to make an iced tea granita instead.

Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Dip

Here's a recipe I found in Cooking Light magazine - you can actually have some chips and dip for about 100 calories!