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Mashed potatoes, saurkraut, and polish sausage - definite comfort food! Adapted a bit to make it healthier. Portion size is still fairly large :D
Home-seasoned turkey sausage, fresh tomato, and mozzarella cheese. A tasty treat with very reasonable calories :)
My own version of a five cheese ziti. Whole wheat pasta, a good spaghetti sauce, and lots of cheese :D A respectable serving comes in at only 310 calories.
Simple and tasty. I threw this together when I couldn't find the recipe I'd enjoyed before, which was rather more complicated. You could make it healthier by lowering the amount of cooking oil and/or soy sauce.
Please note: this recipe is Vegetarian, NOT Vegan. Also, while it has curry and so I'm calling it an Indian dish, I don't know of any traditional Indian dishes that are like this.
That said, this is one of my fall favorites - creamy, filling, and so full of flavor!! It takes a fair bit of work to get going, so I make a big batch in fall when the necessary veggies are cheap and freeze most of it in serving-sized containers for work lunches throughout the winter. It is a BIG batch - mostly fills my largest soup pot - so be warned, and feel free to edit for a smaller batch as needed.
Simple to make, tasty, fairly healthy, and cheap - not much else you could ask for! Must be made ahead of time, though - you can't throw it together 20 minutes before dinner.
Again, not healthy - I eat this with my fried egg rolls. :p
Not healthy - way too much fat - but I wanted to add it so that I know what I'm eating.
Well, more like Chicken Broccoli Macaroni... But it tastes great and it's a fairly quick and easy meal. :)
OK, not very healthy at all - but very yummy! Basically quickie oatmeal - chocolate cookies with a hint of peanut butter. Here's the calorie info so you know what you're getting in to...
Easy to put together, quite tasty :)
Adapted from http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Oatmeal-Raisi
n-Cookies-I/Detail.aspx An excellent make-ahead, grab-and-go breakfast!
Great mixed with fruit for a healthy breakfast.
Inspired by http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
Easy to throw together, looks and tastes great.
Oatmeal cookies with whole wheat and applesauce - and a small enough batch that it'll be difficult to over-eat. :)
Quick to throw together, smells delicious, and no added fats.
A single serving of healthy french toast - quick to throw together, a nice breakfast without a whole lot of work.
Yummy pot roast in the crockpot - just throw it together in the morning and come home to a scrumptious, tender dinner.
My version, from here http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
Using my version of the easy muffin mix http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
A yummy, healthy, and very spicy curry. Very easy to make, once you're done chopping everything. :)
Not exactly healthy... Just what I made for dinner tonight. Tasted good.
Betty Crocker Baking Powder Biscuits. Great additions to most meals - tastes fantastic with thick gravy, or just add a tiny dab of butter or some jam.
For when you're REALLY craving something fresh-baked and sweet, but know you don't have the will power to leave the rest of the batch alone. Makes one decent-sized cookie.
Using my version of the easy muffin mix, found here http://recipes.sparkpeople.com
Not trying to be especially healthy, but it looks like it'll turn out just fine for a normal meal - 1/4 of the loaf is a good-sized serving.
Using the muffin mix here http://recipes.sparkpeople.com
Simple, quick and YUMMY tomato soup - also fairly inexpensive.
Not the healthiest... This is version #2; hopefully as I edit the recipe I'll find a mix I like that's a little healthier. Tastes great. :p
Experiment night... Turned out great.
One draft in the journey to find a healthy enchilada recipe.
A first try at another childhood dish.
Nutritional info for the mix.
My fiance's favorite Chicken Dumpling recipe, edited to add some veggies.
Not very healthy.
Cool, light, fairly healthy. Feel free to use the basic recipe and adjust spices - maybe cinnamon apple milkshake? Apple pie milkshake?
Just nutritional info for a pound of 93% lean beef with one can Original Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce.
A yummy spread to use as a dessert, on top of pancakes, or in other meals.
Yummy, sweet, filling, and healthy! A slightly gooey breakfast concoction that makes breakfast feel like a dessert.
A simple, light shake for a quick low-calorie dessert.
Something I whipped up when I was craving a dessert and needed carbs, and had some fresh lemon lying around. Quick, easy, yummy, and healthy.
From the Eat at Home blog http://eatathomecooks.com/
I've left out the caramel glaze - top as you like, maybe with spiced unsweetened applesauce?
Adapted from "Cooking: A Commonsense Guide" from Bay Books - partly to make it a little healthier, partly to use what I had on hand.
A yummy Mexican pork dish that you can make into burritos. Spiciness is easily adjusted by adjusting the amount and type of jalapenos and salsa. It's traditionally made with a green salsa, but I used red since it's what I had on hand.
Quick and easy recipe for two. Uses my taco seasoning recipe here http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
A combination of spices that you can store and use to season taco-style dishes.
Basically an oven pancake. Tastes best with a bit of syrup.
Chicken dumplings like my fiance's mom makes them. No veggies (although their addition would probably improve the nutrition); just basic dumplings and chicken. I might make a variant with veggies sometime, but he doesn't like it changed, so... As it is, a definite comfort food!
Quick, easy, tasty, and a bit of a comfort food.
A sauce to put on pasta.
A quick potato / egg breakfast scramble with a bit of spice.
Beans, ground beef, chili powder, jalapenos, etc. Tastes great with corn bread - and at 246 calories per cup, you might have calories left for a piece of corn bread! I usually eat mine with 1/6 of a prepared box of Jiffy corn bread. Also makes a great frozen lunch.
Basically Libby's Pumpkin Pie recipe, but the portion is cut down a bit and it's in a low-fat graham crust.
Basic Kraft Mac n Cheese, slightly lighter prep, lots of tuna.
Like this recipe http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
il.asp?recipe=57159 but with lite (as vs. free) cool whip and a regular graham pie crust.
Found here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Spicy-Beef-Cu
rry-Stew-for-the-Slow-Cooker/Detail.aspx Slightly edited to remove some calories / fat and be a little more convenient.
A yummy, spicy way to cook shrimp and serve over noodles.
A great summer drink or dessert - the tangy lemon complements oh-so-beautifully with the sweeter strawberries, and it's quite healthy. Can be sugar free with splenda. I used lemon juice fresh-squeezed from lemons at the greenhouse where I work; much better than store-bought, bottled lemon juice.
Lots of veggies, beef, and stir fry sauce - great over rice. I freeze mine pre-portioned for a yummy lunch I can bring to work.
A very healthy, filling breakfast that tastes great! I felt stuffed after finishing this breakfast, and not only did it stay within a healthy calorie limit, but it provides a bit of fiber and a good serving of protein (mine came out to 28 g). Quite tasty. If you're not watching calories, it could be even more tasty with more seasoning, butter, and whole eggs.
A fast-prep berry smoothie with a quick granola topping. Make it sugar free by using a sugar-free yogurt.
Classic eggs and toast. I eat this about once a week; a little more clean up time than cereal, but it doesn't take long to cook and it fills me up very well, for about 410 calories. You might want to check calories for yourself, as the calories per slice of bread can vary a lot (my typical bread is 110 calories per slice). I like the oregano for a bit of extra flavor - it has the same kind of fragrant smell as sausage. Feel free to leave out the oregano if you prefer.