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Kale and White Bean salad

A throw together dinner can be either a main dish salad or a side dish. You can add any vegetables that sound good

Dutch Apple Yogurt

This is based on a Richard Simmons breakfast recipe.

Crockpot Beef and sauce

A combination of recipes found on Pinterest I also added 1 TBS lipton onion soup mix but I could not find plain onion soup mix in the database
I have to cook my onions first before adding them to any soups, stews, casseroles etc, if not they will turn sour when cooking.

Ginger Baked Apples

Yummy dessert. You can substitute several ingredients to make yours special!
A lot of the original items used in this recipe is NOT in the Spark ingredient database!

Easy Salmon Cakes

Not hard to make, you can add whatever extra spices you wish. Serve with Creamy Dill Sauce recipe

Creamy Dill Sauce

This is my new go-to sauce for fish

Baked Egg in a Tomato

I saw this recipe and modified it a bit. It's ok but not something I would eat on a regular basis.
Use whatever cheese you like and use herbs and spices to suit YOUR taste.

Traditional Black Beans and Rice

Yummy side or main dish. Called for garlic salt but I use whole fresh garlic, I also add cilantro.
The recipe called for 2 cups cooked rice but I do not like to add it to the recipe but serve it on the side in case someone does not want rice.
This calls for Draining and reserving the juice from a can of Bush's Black beans, I drain and rinse the beans but add water in place of the bean juice

Salsa Swiss Steak (Slow Cooker)

This is a slower cooker recipe and it is so very tender and juicy.
NOTE: ADD 1 teaspoon DRY MUSTARD WHICH IS NOT IN THE SPARK DATA BASE

Says to serve with cornbread or Mashed potatoes but goes better with noodles.

Apple Chicken Salad

This is a variation of a recipe from Stonewall Kitchens Roasted Apple Chicken Salad. I did not have the sauce it called for which really makes the salad taste better. I also added the FRESH mandarin orange on my own. It's not too bad but kind of bland.


Very Good (2 ratings)
Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

A different take on Chicken Pot Pie. Great comfort food, This is made from SCRATCH, NOT from cans, tubes, boxes, packages of junk that I found on the other Spark recipes. The crust is so flakey and good. It says to cook it in a cast iron skillet but the amount I ended up with made 2 - 8 inch pies + 2 more servings! You can add different vegetables if desired.
This recipe calls for Herbs de Province and kosher salt which is not listed in the Spark Database. I also used fat free HOME MADE FROM SCRATCH chicken stock.

Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp

If you use low sodium soy sauce, and sodium free/low sodium chicken broth in this recipe, the sodium count will NOT be as high as it shows. I only use home made chicken broth with absoultely no sodium except what is in the chicken itself. I also like mine a little bit on the spicy side so you can omit the chili peppers if you like.

Spinach Chicken breast rolls

This is really good, the spinach and chicken tastes really good together. I used fresh spinach not frozen. My husband said this was a keeper.

Chicken Shawarma

Delicious Middle Eastern sandwich recipe. You can add hot sauce or red pepper flakes, you can use more or less lemon juice, more or less spice.'
Chicken can be made kebab style or on the stove, sandwich can be rolled up "burrito" style or eaten flat.

Millet Breakfast pudding

This can be made for a breakfast meal or a dessert.
You can add walnuts, almonds, or pecans if desired.
I added dried cranberries to mine.
The recipe called for 1/4 cup soy milk powder and 2 3/4 cups hot water but I can't use soy products so I used the 2% milk and water.

Roasted REd Pepper and Hummus Soup

This may sound bad but it's really good. You may need to adjust the spicy-ness to suit your taste and make sure you use low fat/low sodium products.

I did not have the bouquet garni which calls for Fresh thyme, rosemary and bayleaf so I had to guesstimate.

Chicken A la King from scratch

From scratch creamy chicken. You can serve this over noodles


Very Good (1 rating)
Crockpot Eggplant and Chickpea Stew

A good Vegetarian dish, probably can add curry powder to make it spicy.
Recipe calls for 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms and 3 cups hot water but I used a large can of mushrooms.
Recipe also says to use dried chickpeas, soaked overnight.

Baked-Eggplant Parmesan

The eggplant is baked in the oven not fried

Use olive oil to coat baking sheets to cook the eggplant

Vegetable Fritatta

Broccoli, shredded carrots, sauteed onions and Parmesan went into this improvised breakfast dish. Use whatever vegetables you desire.
I didn't measure when I added things so the amounts are approximate.


Very Good (1 rating)
Lemon-Dill Green Beans

Yummy change for green beans
This recipe uses whole-grain mustard which is not in the SparkPeople data base.

Apple Cranberry Skillet Pancakes

This is something I threw together with leftover cranberries.
You can use whatever spices and flavorings you chose for the pancakes and apples.
Please use common sense when it comes to selecting ingredients, chose the ones that you prefer.

Turkey or Chicken Salad Burritos

This isn't your Mother's recipe for left over turkey, it's WAY better! This is GREAT for using up left over turkey
I used fat free cheddar cheese (Lifetime) which is not in the Spark Database, I used low fat mayonnaise, my home made sugar and salt free salsa so the nutrition information for this recipe is way off but I had to use what was in the Spark Data base.

NOTE THIS RECIPE USES SLICED BLACK OLIVES, WHICH IS NOT IN THE SPARK DATABASE
Also whatever flour tortillas and picante sauce you want to use.

Grilled Eggplant

The balsamic Vinegar gives a great taste to this recipe.

The number of servings depends on how large your Eggplant is, how thick/thin you slice it.
Use COMMON SENSE on the serving size.

Diabetic Beef and Mushroom Stroganoff

This is a diabetic recipe
I used beef sirloin, beef bouillon granules, cooking spray, which are NOT listed in the SparkPeople database

Apple Pear and Peach Bake

This is my version of Fruit Compote.
You will need some kind of liquid to keep this moist, I used Cranberry juice. I also used Maple Sugar sprinkles.

Beef and Bean Chili from scratch

This uses 80/20 ground beef, from scratch chili seasoning, low salt tomato sauce and low salt diced tomatoes. We like it spicy to adjust the chili powder and Tabasco to suit your taste.


Very Good (10 ratings)
Slim 'N' Trim Macaroni and Cheese

This is a favorite of my family. It uses cottage cheese and evaporated milk but tastes great!

I did substitute Dreamfields macaroni since it's low carb

Acorn Squash with Apples, Craisins & Walnuts

Something else I just threw together and not too bad either!
This recipe is for 1/2 a squash per person


Very Good (2 ratings)
Diabetic Cajun Shrimp with vegetables and rice

THIS RECIPE CALLS FOR VEGETABLE COOKING SPRAY and GREEN ONIONS WHICH IS NOT IN THE SPARK DATA BASE

Throw Together Southwest chicken Casserole

I just pulled the ingredients out of the fridge and cupboard, layered the ingredients into a 8 x 8 square baking dish, turned the oven to 325 and baked for 2 hours while I was at the gym.

I also used low sodium black beans, sodium free stewed tomatoes, 75% fat free cheese
The ingredients that I actually used are different from the ingredients that are found in the Spark data base so the sodium number is actually lower.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Yogurt, Cucumber & Mint dressing

Mint leaves are NOT listed in the Spark data base


Incredible! (2 ratings)
Diabetic Taco Chicken Stew

A tasty meal
The ingredients that the nutritional info is based on is what was in the Spark Database. The ingredients I actually used were not what was in the Spark Data base, so this recipe is just a guestimate..


Incredible! (1 rating)
DIABETIC Grilled flank Steak with Vegetables

You can serve this with rice, noodles or potatoes.
NOTE, I used regular water not found in the Spark data base
I used Nonstick Cooking Spray not found in the Spark Data base

Mixed bean salad

I threw this together.
PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENCE IN THE ITEMS FOR NUTRITION INFORMATION AND WHAT I ACTUALLY USED. 1/2 of what I actually used is NOT in the Spark Data base

Spaghetti Carbonara With Shrimp

I made this up with what I had in the fridge, turned out yummy!

Home made Cashew Nut Butter

My home made recipe for Cashew nut butter
I used 1/2 cup blanched cashews and 1/4 cup roasted cashews

Baked Pear with brown sugar

Something I made up. You can use Apples, bananas

Barbecue Pulled Chicken

Great Crockpot meal for a cookout, gathering or winter meal.

1/2 of the items listed for this recipe are NOT in the Spark People database so I had to use what was in there which made the recipe outrageous in most of the nutrition information. I used MUCH HEALTHIER selections!

Layered Three Bean Casserole

There is no claim to be anything low in this one except there is no meat..
Use common sense when selecting ingredients and making this recipe. I used low fat, low sodium items but none of them were found in the Spark food data base.
Please note the changes in the ingredient list because some items were NOT found in the Spark Data base.
I also RINSED each can of beans very well before using them.
This recipe can be a main dish supper, a side dish, a party dish, a vegetarian dish

Spicy Tofu Eggplant Stir Fry

A good use for eggplant and tofu, spice it however you like.
To make this completely vegetarian, use something else besides Chicken broth.

Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Pancakes

These are Whole wheat pancakes made from Hodgon Mill Whole Grain baking mix. I added a chopped apple and vanilla extract


Very Good (2 ratings)
Diabetic Sesame Ginger Chicken Stir-fry

This recipe uses nonstick cooking spray which is not in the Spark data base.
You can serve this over rice which is not included in the nutriton informtaion.


Very Good (2 ratings)
Diabetic Curried Rice with Beef

This recipe calls for nonstick cooking spray which is NOT in the Spark Data base.
This recipe also uses plain, every day water, use whatever water YOU chose to.
This recipe uses beef bouillon granules, I use a low sodium beef cube. Use YOUR judgement.
The nutrition information is based on what was listed in the Spark data base, it is a guideline. Please use common sense when making YOUR recipe and use what you have available.

Diabetic Beef Strips in Tomato Basil Sauce

This is a Diabetic recipe.
It's kind of bland and for some reason I think it would taste better with chicken.
This recipe uses cooking spray which is NOT listed in the Spark Data base.
Can be served with whole wheat cooked spaghetti or any kind of pasta which is NOT included in the nutrition information.
The picture makes it look kind of gross but overall, it's not too bad.

Cinnamon Yogurt Creme

A yummy alternative to pancake or waffle syrup.

Mini Spinach Calzonees

This may not sound good, but they are good!
There was no serving size for this recipe so I am guessing 2 pieces per serving.

Jalapeno Pepper makover

These are YUMMY! DH loved them

Turkey and Black Bean Chimichangas

The nutrition information is not correct but the ingredients I used are NOT found in the Spark data base. I did not have ground turkey so I used left over Turkey.

Broccoli Slaw with Yogurt dressing

The horseradish adds a tang.

Heart-Healthy Meat Loaf

The healthier option is 12 ozs ground turkey breast and 12 ozs lean ground sirloin. I did not have either of these so I used ground beef.

Turkey Enchiladas

The sodium may be high in the nutrition information but if you use common sense and knowledge when selecting the ingredients, the numbers don't have to be this high. The items I used were NOT in the Spark data base, so I had to select what was there.

Herbed Turkey Gravy

This is a diabetes friendly recipe and the nutrition information I have is much LOWER than what Spark site says

Fall punch

Great for Thanksgiving


Incredible! (1 rating)
Devillish Eggs

Not your average deviled eggs


Very Good (1 rating)
Robin's Turkey stuffing (dressing)

I don't measure seasonings or ingredients so this is approximate

Robin's Fruit & Yogurt Salad

My version of Fruit Salad or "Ambrosia"

Robin's Cranberry Cranberry sauce

My version of home made cranberry sauce using Cranberry juice for the water, splenda and sugar free Cranberry Jello.

Much healthier than canned!


Very Good (3 ratings)
Oven Baked Chicken "Fried" Steak & spiced gravy

A great make over on a traditional favorite. I used crushed bran flakes cereal in place of the called for cornflakes
Note: this uses cooking spray, Coriander POWDER, Cumin POWDER which are NOT in the Spark Database

Okra, tofu & tomato mixture

I threw this together for something different, my version of an Indian dish

1 serving = 1 1/2 cups

Robin's Spinach, Feta & Cheese Omelet

I used Pam spray to coat the pan, wilted the spinach slightly.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Cajun Spice Rub Mix

This salt-free spicy Cajun rub is delicious on grilled shrimp! You can also use it to give your jambalaya an extra kick.


Very Good (1 rating)
Green beans with fresh red peppers

This has a nice tang to it. I'm making it for Thanksgiving dinner 2009


Incredible! (1 rating)
Tomato Vinaigrette Dressing-Low fat

This is a substitute recipe for Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette dressing. I used 1 tsp honey in place of the sugar.

Tuscan-Style Tuna Salad

My husband loves this, he recommended it.
Serving size is 1 cup or as desired.

Stuffed Zucchini with Turkey Sausage

YES, I KNOW THIS LOOKS LIKE IT'S HIGH IN SODIUM FOR ONE MEAL. YOU CAN ADJUST THE INGREDIENTS AS YOU LIKE.
I don't know if I added the turkey sausage right, I used a 1 lb package of Louis Rich turkey sausage, serving size is 2.5 ounces @ 110 calories a serving. The package is 6 servings, the same as the recipe.
I added extra Parmesan and sprinkled the tops with red pepper flakes for more flavor.
You can use whatever ground meat you like.
This can be a side dish, main dish, you can use this for stuffed peppers or stuffed eggplant.

Vegetable pancakes

I found this from another source. It is good!

1 serving is 3-4 "pancakes"

Surprise burgers

You can use any kind of ground beef, turkey, chicken.
You can use any kind of cheese or filling

Layered Tortilla Sandwich

This recipe is actually LOWER IN SODIUM if you use common sense when selecting healthier food items to use in this recipe.
I used sliced black olives and rinsed them in water, I used LOW Sodium, low carb tortillas, low fat/reduced sodium refried beans, Fat Free Mild Mexican cheese, but these items are not found in the Spark People database.

Diabetic Skillet Eggplant and Vegetables over Pasta

This a diabetic recipe! It may be too high in sodium or carbs for some others. There was no Diabetic listing in the Main Category.

Diabetic Savory Vegetable Curry

Serve with rice AND 1/3 CUP CHOPPED DRY ROASTED PEANUTS THAT ARE NOT ADDED TO THE NUTRITION COUNTS.

Diabetic Southwest Vegetable Chili

This is a diabetic recipe
it uses VEGETABLE COOKING SPRAY
PLAIN, EVERYDAY WATER
GREEN ONIONS
Serve with Rice _NOT added to recipe

My Pina Colada Smoothie

My version of a frozen Pina Colada smoothie
Make sure banana and Pineapple are frozen.


Very Good (3 ratings)
Indian-Spiced Eggplant & cauliflower stew

This recipe calls for GARAM MASALA WHICH IS NOT IN THE SPARK DATABASE,

Serving size is approximately 1 1/2 cups, I only had 1 cup.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Diabetic Ginger Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

THIS IS A DIABETIC RECIPE

I used GREEN ONION which is NOT listed in the Spark ingredients.
I used a cheap cut of beef with NO FAT on it, REDUCED SODIUM soy sauce, broccoli FLORETS which are not listed in the SPARK ingredient list.

Diabetic Couscous Tossed with Artichokes & chicken

This was GOOOOOOOOOD!
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The recipe calls for GREEN ONIONS, GREEN STUFFED OLIVES, CANNED ARTICHOKE HEARTS, SALT-FREE HERB SEASONING BLEND which were NOT listed in the Spark ingredient list


Very Good (1 rating)
Vegetable Mold

MAKE THIS RECIPE 1 DAY AHEAD OF WHEN IT WILL BE SERVED, HENCE THE LONG "COOKING" TIME!
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I used PLAIN, AVERAGE WATER, this ALSO uses 1 PACKAGE KNOX UNFLAVORED GELATIN


Very Good (2 ratings)
Diabetic Ginger Shrimp Stir fry

This recipe uses PLAIN, REGULAR WATER, NONSTICK VEGETABLE COOKING SPRAY, GREEN ONIONS WHICH ARE NOT LISTED IN THE SPARK DATABASE.

Serve this over rice, I prefer brown rice.

Diabetic Cuban beans & rice

I RINSED THE CANNED BEANS so it would be less sodium and reduced sodium vegetable broth.
Also calls for vegetable cooking spray

Served over brown rice, top with chopped green onion and low fat cheddar cheese

Peanut butter banana smoothie

ADD ICE CUBES WHICH IS NOT LISED IN THE SPARK DATABASE

I do NOT believe the nutrition information for this recipe, it seems way too high for the ingredients I used.

Banana on toast

I used LOW FAT Cream cheese & A PINCH OF CINNAMON SUGAR.

Diabetic Lasagna Primavera

This is a Diabetic recipe from ChangingDiabetes-us.com but I changed the recipe to suit my tastes.

You can the reduce the sodium & carb levels by the sauces and ingredients you choose to use.

There was NOT a SPARK INGREDIENT LISTED FOR:
Plain, regular LASAGNA NOODLES, VEGETABLE COOKING SPRAY, PLAIN MARINARA SAUCE or PLAIN, REGULAR OLD FASHIONED WATER

Diabetic Vegetable Beef Stew

This is a DIABETIC recipe from ChangingDiabetes.com

Please note the Nutritional Information at the bottom of this recipe is from the web site.

This recipe uses VEGETABLE COOKING SPRAY THAT IS NOT LISTED IN THE SPARK INGREDIENT LIST, IT USES BEEF STEW MEAT ALSO NOT FOUND IN THE INGREDIENT LIST.

Robin's Wild Rice A Roni

I made this up. I tried to measure.
I actually used GREEN ONION, BEEF BUILLION CUBE, ORGANIC WILD RICE WHICH WERE NOT IN THE SPARK INGREDIENT LIST.

Cabbage soup

This is my recipe for that famous cabbage soup diet.
I do not measure, I chop, shake & pour things in.

Chicken soup from scratch

This is my home made version of chicken soup when I don't feel good.
I also do not measure, I just cut up vegetables & spices and put them in the pot.

Apple pancake

Spark recipes didn'[t have the right ingredients in the right amounts so the Ingredient list is the CORRECT list.


Very Good (3 ratings)
Pollo Linguine

This is a Richard Simmons Recipe but I needed to enter it for nutritional information.


Very Good (11 ratings)
Vegetable & Tofu stir fry

I don't measure when I make things, so I just guessed. This is my favorite

DIABETIC Cashew Ginger Stir-fry with Tofu

This is a DIABETIC recipe from the site ChangingDiabetes-us.com

This recipe calls for NONSTICK VEGETABLE SPRAY, PLAIN, REGULAR WATER, GREEN ONIONS, broccoli FLORETS that are all NOT listed in the SPARK PEOPLE ingredient list!

Diabetic Crispy Oven-Baked fish with Golden Potatoes

This is a DIABETIC recipe from ChangingDiabetes-us.com

Once again, nonstick vegetable cooking spray, Mrs. Dash Herb seasoning blend, PLAIN EGG WHITES,GREEN ONION AND ANY CRISPED RICE CEREAL is NOT in the Spark listings.

Cheese-filled Baked Peppers

THIS IS A DIABETIC RECIPE FROM ChangingDiabetes-us.com

I used PAM which is NOT IN THE SPARK FOOD INDEX, WHOLE GREEN BELL PEPPER which is NOT in the SPARK RECIPE INDEX, SALT FREE HERB SEASONING BLEND which is NOT in the SPARK food index



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