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Recipes I've Shared:

Sweet Potato Apple Curry Soup

This is truly an invention of what I had on hand and what went well together in other recipes I've tried. Hope you like it!

Red Lamb Curry

From a Thai cookbook given to me. I actually lightened it up a little from what the cookbook states by using less oil, less meat and making this 6 servings instead of 4.

Coconut Chickpea Soup

From Clean Eating Magazine Fall 2012 issue

Broccoli Slaw with Raisins, Peanuts and Thai Peanut Dressing

While you can purchase broccoli slaw in the store, I made my own. It's easy and UBER cheap. Use your food processor to shred 4 stalks of broccoli and 2 medium sized carrots. Hey, if you're gonna' buy broccoli anyway, don't throw half of the purchase away!

Tabouli with Quinoa

Modified from a couple other recipes I've seen

Tabouli with Bulgar Wheat

Modified from another member's recipe that had too much wheat for my preference. I prefer more veggies.

Fresh Veggie Salad

I'm trying to eat more raw foods, vegetables specifically. And this is a tasty way to do it!


Incredible! (2 ratings)
Orange-Cilantro Black Bean Salad

I got this recipe from Weight Watchers. It's high in protein thanks to the beans. But pair it with a piece of whole wheat bread to make a complete protein.

Lentils with Ginger, Golden Beets, and Herbs

From Whole Living.com - but I halved the recipe to make 3 servings instead of 6 servings. The original recipe can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/4tpuf9s

I also didn't use "Golden Beets" and used regular red beets, and it turned out delish! Be careful, the beets are very colorful and will stain clothing. So wear clothes that you don't care about when you're handling beets. I also used clean, food prep rubber gloves when handling them so I didn't have pink hands afterward.

Fresh Fruit with Applesauce-Sweetened Tahini

Recipe from WholeLiving.com. Original recipe can be found at http://tinyurl.com/4rx2j5j

Grilled Chicken with Mint and Radish Salad

From WholeLiving.com. Original recipe can be found at http://tinyurl.com/4jfbd2c

I modified the recipe slightly here to accommodate what I had on hand and to make it a bit more reasonable amount of chicken in one serving.

Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

Slightly refined from another user's recipe to have a bit less sugar, a bit more coconut, and a lot more realistic # of servings

Bev's Spinach Lasagna Rolls w/Ground Beef

A revised version of another recipe on spark to include ground beef and to make 10 servings.

Vegetable & Noodle Soup, Thai Style with Curry

Page 28 of Thai Cooking by I Love Food

Spiced Cilantro Chicken with Rice, Thai Style

Page 106 of Thai Cooking by I Love Food

Lemongrass Chicken Skewers

Page 16 of Thai Cooking by I Love Food


Incredible! (1 rating)
Lightened Up Mexican Casserole

Found this recipe from another spark member, but lightened it up by reducing the olive oil and cheddar cheese.

Chocolate Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips, Coconut and Almonds

Kind of followed a recipe from another user on Spark while changing some of the ingredients and adding others. It's in the oven now - we'll see how it turns out!


Very Good (2 ratings)
Fall Winter Squash Chicken Soup

I recalculated a recipe I found on Spark to match the ingredients I had on hand.

Lentil Salad w/Fresh Mint & Parmesan Cheese (Weight Watchers)

From Weight Watchers book (Sensibly Tasty Deliciously Easy)

Double-Chocolate Banana Cake (Weight Watchers)

Recalculated from cookbook to not include any oil, replaced the oil with an extra banana. YUM!

Crock Pot Pork Chops, Potatoes & Carrots

I recalculated a recipe I found on Spark that was very high in fat.

Sweet Corn and Cornmeal Pancakes

I found a recipe on Spark that is delish - but I had to add extra sugar and corn calories to recalculate it to how I REALLY made the pancakes and to accurately track my breakfast. Enjoy!

Zucchini Hash Browns

Very sneaky way to throw in a veggie - but tastes like regular old hashbrowns

GIGANTIC Stuffed Zucchini

This is perfect for using up those huge, new-born-baby-sized zucchini that get away from you in the garden.

Zucchini Sandwich (but without bread!)

I just sort of made this up with things I had on hand and it turned out delicious. My girlfriend tried it and loved it, too. Great way to use those huge, ginormous zucchinis that get away from you in the garden.

Asian Lettuce Wraps wtih Chicken, Rice Sticks/Noodles and Vegetables

Kinda' made this up as I went and it turned out really good!

Zucchini, Garlic and Turnip Soup

A lot of this was created by another user, but I had a turnip on hand and wanted to reduce the amount of oil used. Turned out fantastic!

Reduced Fat Zucchini Bars with cream cheese frosting

Used lighter and healthier ingredients for my version of another users bars.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Raspberry Jello and Vanilla Pudding Infusion

Just thought I'd try mixing two Jello products and see what happened.

Healthy Cooking Confetti Couscous Salad

Got this recipe from Healthy Cooking Magazine and it's SO GOOD! The original recipe calls for red bell peppers, I didn't have any on hand so I used radishes instead. I also used 2 cups of black beans I had already prepared, the recipe calls for 1 15-oz can of black beans.


Incredible! (4 ratings)
Healthy Cooking Minty-Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Taken directly from Healthy Cooking Magazine. Made this for a BBQ this weekend and it was SO YUMMY! One of my friends thought the watermelon was tomato, so it takes on a cucumber/tomato salad taste.

Mint Cucumber Pasta Salad

I used a recipe for yogurt, cucumber & mint salad dressing from another spark member (http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-det
ail.asp?recipe=1046707) and thought this would be a healthy veggie/pasta dressing. Delish!!!!

Healthy Cooking Mediterranean Chickpeas

From Healthy Cooking Magazine. I made a couple modifications to fit what I had on hand and it tasted fabulous. Recipe here is calculated on what I used, not on what the recipe says to use. I made note of the differences in the text. My version has much less fat...

Healthy Cooking Beans and Spinach

Got this recipe from Health Cooking magazine. I didn't make it EXACTLY as directed, but the info for the recipe is below. I made notes of the substitutions I used and the recipe info is based on how I made it. Recipe calls for 6 servings, I made it into 4 servings.

Healthy Cooking Italian Lentil Soup

I got this recipe from Healthy Cooking magazine. I modified a couple things (noted in the ingredients list) and included only the ingredients I actually used in calculating this recipe. Also, I made this into four servings, the magazine makes it into six servings. I wanted the soup to stand alone as a full meal. VERY GOOD vegetarian soup...even us carnivores won't miss the meat here...

Lasagna Rolls with correct Nutrition Info

I revised the recipe for Italian Turkey Lasagna Rolls to include the right calorie count and nutritional value.

Crock Pot Cranberry Chicken

Super easy, so yummy

Jamaican Jerk Chicken & Apples

After fall harvest, I have a ton of apples and didn't know what to do with them all. I have a favorite Jamaican Jerk Chicken recipe with Mango Salsa. I figured I'd add the fruit with my apples instead...

Easy Protein Bars

Could be a quick on-the-go breakfast or healthy snack. I will be experimenting with adding chocolate chips or raisins to the mix in addition to seasoning like cinnamon (not included in calorie count here). Also, customize with more or less protein powder as your diet requires.

Slow Cooker Three Bean Chili with Corn, Carrots, Peppers & Onions

I put this together with ingredients I had on hand on a day when it was too cold to go to the store. :) Tastes GREAT and warms you up!!

Orange Chicken

I copied this from another recipe on SparkPeople, but added more chicken since the recipe makes a lot of sauce. This is now 4 servings instead of 2.

Tangy Pork Chops

I copied the ingredients from another user's recipe, but reduced it to be 3oz of pork per serving.

Peanut Chicken

I recalculated this with from another user's recipe on SparkPeople.com.

Lighter Version of Chicken Alfredo

I lightened up this recipe from another SparkPeople recipe, and it turned out FANTASTIC!!! Low calories, big flavor.

This could also easily be cooked on the stove top rather than in the crock pot.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Light Cake, Any Flavor

I got this recipe from a friend who was on Weight Watchers. It's a very light cake and is deliciously moist and rich.

Homemade Instant Oatmeal with Raisins, Pecans and Brown Sugar

SO MUCH HEALTHIER than instant oatmeal flavors you buy in the store. I make several of these up on the weekend and grab one before heading for work in the morning.

Spaghetti with Ground Beef and Veggie Sauce

You can add other veggies besides what I've included here. Other good choices include shredded carrots (they fade into the sauce!) or spinach. Also, any variety of pasta will work. So make this with whatever you have on hand.

Garlic Chicken

Got this from Weight Watchers - VERY flavorful.


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