SparkPeople Advertisers Keep the Site Free

More About AUBREYJO


Visit My SparkPage
Send Me SparkMail

Recipes I've Shared:

Fatten Up The Baby Apples and Raisins

Trying to get my little one to gain some weight. With my lower calorie cooking, and her love of veggies, her weight has steadily lowered itself on the growth charts since introducing solid food, so I am trying to avoid "cookies, cake and ice cream" like her pediatrician suggested, and do it healthfully...

Fatten Up The Baby HEALTHFULLY Oatmeal Breakfast

My little one started dropping off the growth charts once we started solids, so here's what I'm feeding her in the morning (after 12 months) to get more calories in. :) My doctor told me to give her "cookies, ice cream and cake!" As someone who has lost 100 pounds, no way am I going to program my baby to prefer junk food!

Mexican Bean Soup

My sister's soup... we eat it once a week. Yum. You can do this in a slow cooker, or use canned beans, if in a hurry.

Healthy Italian Chicken Sausage Pasta Salad

A yummy pasta salad that can be served hot or cold. Loaded with veggies, this can be served as a main meal, or halved for a side.

Food Network Inspired Italian Meatloaf

I got this 5-star recipe off the Food Network website, but had to tweak it a bit, as I didn't have bell peppers... I also omitted the olive oil and used brown rice vs breadcrumbs.

Turkey Meatloaf

Redid EricaClay10's Brown Rice Meatloaf with what I had on hand, so wanted to get a correct calorie count. :o) I used Oatmeal instead of brown rice, because we were hungry & I didn't have time to make the rice first.

Quick Vegetarian Chili

Something I made quickly for dinner tonight.

Simple Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cranberry cookies

The only ingredients: bananas, a summer squash, oatmeal, olive oil egg and craisins. They are quite tasty & good for you, too!

Turkey Meatloaf

Very filling, clean eating type of meatloaf.

Gluten Free Healthy Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

They taste sinful, but are so good. These aren't "mini" cookies. I replaced most of the oil with pureed pineapple, and a bit of yogurt. They are soft, fluffy, and really good out of the oven. They taste good the next day, too. They are pretty "cake-like", and will not crumble after they cool off like most GF cookies. Good for school lunches, trips & picnics. :)

Red Potato Salad

Made with half the mayo & added yogurt for a zing. My kids love it.

Gluten Free Peach & Blackberry Cobbler

Made with gluten free all purpose, sorghum and millet flours, but can use whatever GF flour blend you prefer. Lightly sweetened. Yum! This is a LOT of dessert for 200 calories!

Tropical Fruit & Yogurt

Fresh pineapple, strawberries, apples, yogurt and coconut. Yum.


Very Good (1 rating)
Chili Mac ~ Gluten free

One of my favorite meals my grandma made. My kids love this. Not a "diet" food, but it's pretty yummy.

Yuppie Version of Poor Man's Meal

I love Clara & her videos on www.GreatDepressionCooking.com
I changed her Poor Man's Meal up a bit to be a bit healthier by substituting hot dogs for sausage and using red potatoes and a sweet potato vs white. My dad makes fun of me and calls this "The Yuppie's Poor Man's Meal."
My family LOVES this.

Hearty Herbed Chicken and Rice Soup

Chunky, herbed soup that I make once a week for my family. Serve with your favorite rolls. It's a family favorite.

Turkey & Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole

I'm not good @ rolling enchiladas, so I find this method less time consuming, and it tastes the same, so why not. :)

Kinda green smoothie

Peaches, banana, blueberries, yogurt & spinach. Yum.

Chunky Chicken Asparagus Mushroom & gravy/topping

Gluten Free. Goes good on potatoes or rice.

Slow cooker Guinataan Chicken Adobo with with Rice

A recipe I got off of AllRecipes that sounded good. Switched a few things out to make it less calories. I served it over a bed of sauted onions and bell peppers. it was really good!

Casein & Gluten Free Cornmeal Muffins

I messed around with the recipe from the Martha White package & made it GFCF. They were good!

Pinto Bean and Sausage soup

I took a 5 star black bean soup recipe from this site, used Pintos (ran out of black), added sausage and corn. Yum.

Turkey Spinach Enchilada "Lasagna"

I was too lazy to roll the corn tortillas, so I layered the ingredients to make a "lasagne: instead

Whole Wheat Banana Sweet Potato Pineapple Muffins

I took a family friend's recipe and made it healthier by using crushed pineapple instead of oil, whole wheat flour, and half the sugar. It came out really good! Your kids/tastebuds won't know these are fruit filled without much sugar!

Puerto Rican type Meatloaf with Capers & Green Olives

I took the brown rice meatloaf recipe, and redid it with olives & capers & cilantro for a Spanish flavor. :) Reminds me of my grandma's cooking.
My kids LOVED it.

Rustic Tuscan Soup

I sort of improvised pn this one, based off of a couple recipes I saw online, and with the items in my pantry. Easily adaptable for a crock pot.

Gluten Free Whole Grain pancakes

I got this recipe off of AllRecipes.com, but added some buckwheat and flax for fiber and replaced the oil with applesauce.

Chicken & Butternut Squash soup

I didn't want heavy cream in my soup, so I made it without... added chicken and a few other things...

Lemon Chicken Stir Fry

Chicken, lemon seasoning and veggies

Chicken Stir Fry Soup

Stir Fry with broth

Sausage, Chicken, Broccoli & Potato Soup

Just something I threw together for lunch. :)

Whole Wheat Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Somethin' I whipped up for snacks

Gluten Free, Nut Free Banana Bread

My daughter is allergic to nuts, and all the GF recipes called for nuts... We also like less sugar than most recipes. The original called for 2/3 cup, so I halved it and added molasses.

Gluten Free Vegetarian Enchilada Bean Soup

We loved the chicken slow cooker stew, and an enchilada soup I found on here... I couldn't find them again, so I typed up my own. It was good!

Gluten Free Banana Apple Buckwheat Pancakes

A yummy, satisfying breakfast. :0)

Leftover Gluten Free Chili Mac & Ratatouille Dinner

I made Chili Mac one night, Ratatouille another... threw the leftovers in a crockpot so we wouldn't waste it...

Iksender Kabobs ~ Chicken & tomato stew

We are learning about Ancient Persia, and supposedly, this was Alexander the Great's favorite food. The Persians pronounced Alexander "Iksender". Chicken in a tomato sauce, served over pitas or rice. Mmm.

Healthier Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Taken from this site's 5-star reviewed Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies, but de-glutenedfor us out here who don't want/need it. :) Features 1/2 the sugar & Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Flour & buckwheat flour.

Sunbutter Raisin Granola ~ Peanut Free!

Nut free version of granola made with sunflower seed butter, instead!

Low Calorie Chocolate Chocolate Chip Flax cookies

A recipe off of SP that I changed a bit to my own liking. They are light & fluffy & taste sinful! Eat them fresh for the best taste!

Creamy Chicken, Rice & Veggies

just something I threw together for dinner. Cream of Mushroom soup, chicken & veggies, yum!


Very Good (1 rating)
Spicy Oatmeal Cran-Apple Cookies

This is a copy of the recipe on here called "Oatmeal Applesauce Low Fat Cookies ". I didn't use Splenda, and didn't have as much Craisins as it called for, and used regular sugar over brown, so I wanted to get a more accurate calorie count.

Creamy Pumpkin Chicken Crock Pot soup

Yummy, filling soup. Great with a sandwich, muffin, or to hold you over until you can eat more. :)

Healthy, Creamy Chicken and Brown Rice

Healthy mix of veggies, chicken and rice with skim milk. Tastes yummy and is LOW calorie!

Pumpkin Sunbutter Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Redid the Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal muffins that are on my recipe book, but used a few different ingredients...

Pumpkin Cheesecake

I copied one of the SP recipes, but used what I had on hand. I wanted a more accurate calorie count.

creamy chicken rice & mushrooms

food i made... too lazy for description

Pumpkin Dinner Croissants

I got this off of Allrecipes.com, but used Smart Balance instead of butter, and added some flax and whole wheat flour for more taste... (I would have used more if I had not run out!)

Chicken & Pumpkin Potato Soup

I wanted to make one of the recipes on SP without potato, but it wasn't as creamy as I wanted so I fixed it up this way.

Oat & Flax Rolls

A variation of a wheat roll that I really liked, but only had unbleached white flour on hand.

Apple Blackberry Bake

A yummy way to get a few fruits, seeds & whole grains in...

Slow Cooker Beans & Chicken sausage

Something I whipped up for dinner


Very Good (16 ratings)
Honey Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins

Super scrumptious, spicy muffins! I got this off of Allrecipes.com, but omitted a few things, and added a few things to make it lower fat & calories, based on one of the reviewers who said they used less sugar and replaced the oil with applesauce.
Makes 12.
muffins.

Low Calorie Turkey Pasta Fagioli

This is a super yummy treat I whipped up for my family & we ate it all up! Serves 8

Tummy Soothing Chicken Noodle Soup

Low calorie, healthy & yummy chicken soup. The added ginger soothes upset tummies. Goes well with a dinner roll.


Very Good (3 ratings)
Jello Gelatin & Pudding Layered Dessert

Jello with pudding ontop. Non-fat & yummy! Serves 6.

Garden Veggies and Whole Wheat Pasta

Tomatoes, squash, eggplant & Italian spices over Whole wheat pasta. My kids love this recipe and ask for it all the time. Serves 6.

Lemon Asparagus Chicken & Rice

Homestyle cooking with a little kick! You can leave out the lemon juice, if you like... Or use another Campbell's Cream Of ___ Soup.
Makes FOUR 1 1/2 cup servings.

Italian Garden Chicken & Noodle Medley

A nice way to enjoy your bounty of tomatoes, squash & eggplant from your garden! Makes 8 servings. (We eat the 4 servings, and eat the leftovers the next day.)

Healthy Spicy Banana Bread Muffins

Yummy 115 calorie alternative to high-fat /calorie muffins. I added flax seed for an extra boost of Omega-3 fatty acids, and a little oil to help keep it from being too spongey (like so many low-fat muffins have.) You can use less (or more cinnamon/spices as you choose.) Makes 12 muffins or one loaf. (I like the muffins, so you can make sure you know your exact calories.)

Modified Eggplant Lasagne

I liked the idea of the other eggplant lasagne, but did not have the items on hand that she did so I had to calculate my own recipe. :) I also have so many eggplants and tomatoes from my garden, I needed to use them up!


Incredible! (1 rating)
Puerto Rican Piņon

Got this off of www.ricanrecipes.com & substituted beef with pork.

Low calorie, Low Fat, Cornbread Muffins

I saw these on another website and wanted to make a few changes to their recipe. I added jalepenos to half of the batter for a yummy change. We had these with the Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Stew.



Recipe Collections I've Shared: