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Chili Cheese Bake

One pan meal that is quick and easy too!

Chicken Oriental Stir Fry

Easy to make and quick to the table! Use part of the frozen 4# bag of Birds Eye Oriental Stir Fry Vegetables, which have broccoli, sugar snap peas, carrots, water chestnuts, peppers, mushrooms and baby corn WITH a separate Asian sauce included. The recipe here indicates nearly half a package which is 6-8 1 cup servings each.

Crock Pot Chinese Pot Roast

Make this in a crock pot, serve with Bird's Eye Oriental Stir-Fry Vegetables and steamed Minute Rice for a complete meal.

O'Brien Omelet

Very yummy. Serve with whole-grain English muffins and a piece of fruit for a complete meal.

White BBQ Chicken

Easy to make and yummy too! We served this with oven roasted potatoes and sauteed asparagus and steamed shoe peg corn.

Chicken Crunch

You can sprinkle this with Chow Mein Noodles for some extra crunch, but that adds calories too. Serve over rice and a side of steamed peas for a complete meal.

Sausage Summer Saute

Easy to make and tastes yummy! Serve with Wild Rice and a leafy green salad for a complete meal.

Blueberry Cobbler, Grandma's recipe made healthy

This is a healty remake of a classic favorite. Serve warm with frozen vanilla yogurt = YUMMY!

Fried Cabbage

My sister in law uses a whole pound of bacon, but I've reduced that to 6 slices to lower the calories per serving. My husband HATES cabbage, but he will eat it this way. At 100 calories for a 3/4 cup serving, it may not be as healthy as boiled cabbage but it tastes GREAT!

Corn Flakes Chicken Fingers

These are a skinny option to a kid favorite dinner -- quick to make too! Everyone in the family can choose his/her own fat-free or light dipping sauce.

Chicken Tortilla Casserole

REALLY good but definitely needs to be served with Baked Tostios because it is a bit thin to eat alone. May be good served over rice too.

Beef & Rice Pilaf (or Wild Rice) Bake

I didn't have wild rice on hand but used rice pilaf instead. This will be a regular around our house, whole family loved it and most ingredients are in the average pantry.

Santa Fe Pizza

GREAT change to pizza for family night. My picky eater even liked this pizza!

Fantastic Spinach/Beef Enchilladas

These are a wonderful change to traditional enchilladas. The filling would also be GREAT as a dip with Baked Tostitos. Even my picky 10 year old LOVED these!

Key-Lime No-Bake Cheesecake

Using the Key Lime Cheese Ball Mix by Tastefully Simple, I made this cheesecake variation for my Father-in-Law who is a diabetic. At 243 calories for one slice (8 per pie) it is a great way to cure a cheesecake craving, even for a diabetic!

Chicken & Rice Soup

CROCK POT -- makes this meal awesome for busy weeknight! Serve with hot blueberry muffins or toasted French bread for a complete meal.

Salsa Sirloin Salad

Quick and Easty to make -- great option for a hot summer night! Serve with French Bread (Butter Buds and garlic salt) for a complete meal. Makes 6 servings.

Crock Pot Brunswick Stew (using leftovers)

This is an awesome soup to use as an entre or in smaller portions as a side dish too. I cooked a pork roast earlier in the week for BBQ sandwiches and saved 2 cups for this stew. I did the same thing with ground beef for a recipe earlier in the week, pulled out 1/2 cup before finishing that meal. Then at the end of the week, I used the leftover BBQ and beef then simply added the remaining ingredients. Serve with cornbread wedges and a side salad for a complete meal.

Mexican Casserole

Simple to make and very tasty too! Serve with a garden/tossed salad and extra chips on the side for a complete meal.

Turkey Sausage and Apples

Using home-made apple jelly and self canned apples, this makes for a really quick meal. Steam some rice and green beans for a complete meal.

Baked Swiss Club Sandwich

Dinner will be on the table in less than 20 minutes with this one! Serve with orange slices and Fat Free Pringles for a complete meal!


Very Good (3 ratings)
Cranberry Turkey Breast

Tangy and tender! This is wonderful, besides crock pot always makes an easy meal for weeknights!

EASY Creamy Chicken and Biscuits

This is like pot pie, except the healthier alternative! Whole family loved it!! I used Pillsbury Grands Whole Wheat Biscuits instead of regular ones = healthier and less calories.

Bacon n' Cheese Strata

Quick to assemble and wonderful to serve for breakfast, brunch or dinner. Add some baked cinnamon/sugar apples and biscuits as sides dishes = YUMMY!

Curry Baked Fruit

Seems like a strange combination but wonderful! Serve with Sour Cream Pork Chops and makes great dinner. My husband even put a bit of left overs on frozen yogurt for dessert.

Red Beans and Rice with Sausage

VERY easy recipe to make on busy weeknight! Serve steamed frozen corn and cornbread with it for a complete meal.

Taco Salad

Good and quick for a busy school night! Garnish with low-fat or fat-free sour cream. Enjoy!

Greek Chicken Pasta

This original recipe calls for Orzo pasta, but I didn't have that, so I used whole wheat linguine instead. The wyhole wheat pasta is what is in this calculation. I served this with dinner rolls and a glass of white wine = yummy!


Very Good (4 ratings)
Michelle's Favorite Cracker Bark

Totally fattening, but good for a treat on rare occasion! This is a salty/sweet snack that we love!

Florentine Chicken

Easy and yummy! We had corn on the cob and salad with it -- all food groups represented!


Very Good (32 ratings)
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Cheap and EASY to make for lunch or dinner! Serve with Fat-Free or low-fat Pringles, some cucumber slices or carrots and you have a complete meal! I used thin sliced roasted-garlic Artisian bread, but this recipe calls for doing one large sandwich on French bread loaf and then slicing into individual portions.

Campfire Cowboy Potatoes

My daughter learned to cook this recipe while at Girl Scout camp a few years ago. It is a must have at every camping trip we take. It is simple to do and a family fun activity for campfire fun! Serve with salad and rolls for a complete meal.

Easy Ham Bake

4 ingredients and only 1 hour baking time make this meal an easy one to put together for a busy work night. Most cupboards have these items too, so shopping is easy too! Serve with baby sugar snap peas and cinnamon applesauce for a complete meal.


Incredible! (2 ratings)
Bacon-Corn Chowder

EASY MEAL! Make some cornbread and add some orange slices to make this a complete meal. This is one of the fastest soups I have ever made and very good too! Definitely a family favorite!

Apricot Chicken

EASY MEAL! Seems like a strange combo of ingredients but we LOVED this! Even my kids did! Serve with a salad and rice for a complete meal.

Easy Cheeseburger Pizza

Quick and family friendly too! This makes a great meal for a busy weeknight or the main attraction for family movie night!

Kielbasa Brunch Casserole

A bit like a quiche, but healthier! I would have never thought to use kielbasa in a brunch casserole, but the entire family loved it! I even used REDUCED FAT Turkey Kielbasa, and no one in the family noticed!

Beef Burgundy & Whole Wheat Egg Noodles

Awesome with steamed carrots or cauliflower! The egg noodles taste the same as the regular ones my family has eaten for years. We love this healthier change! Very good!

Creamy Crock Pot Chicken

Add a spinach salad (spinach, mandarine oranges, celery, sunflower seeds and raspberry vinaigarette dressing) for a complete meal.


Very Good (1 rating)
Sausage Fajitas with Rice and Beans

Fajitas with a twist . . . Top with FF Sour Cream and serve with FF refried beans and Spanish rice for a complete meal with less than 500 total calories. Enjoy!

Spaghetti & Meatballs

The meatball portion of this recipe can be doubled and used for a second meal later in the week (just freeze extra portion, then reheat with BBQ sauce on it for a new twist.) In this calorie count, I have added the pasta and sauce too. So just add a salad for complete meal! Maybe even add garlic bread if you wish.


Very Good (17 ratings)
Strawberry Spinach Salad

Crisp spinach, crunchy almonds and juicy strawberries are a perfect combination in this healthy salad. Top it with grilled chicken for extra protein.

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta on Canape French Bread

Low-fat, low-calorie and low-cholesterol make this combo appetizer awesome! Use fresh produce for best flavor. Bruschetta is an appetizer typically made with a dense Italian bread, which is toasted and served with fresh toppings. Make the Pillsbury French Bread first, cool completely and then slice and toast for a simple and healthier substitute to use as foundation for the Bruschetta.

Chocolate Banana Cream Trifle

We had this at a Pampered Chef party I hosted! YUMMY! Very pretty in a clear bowl and uses typical pantry staples. Personally I think this makes much more than 16 servings, but it depends upon your guests -- I had 14 ladies here to eat it and still had some left over.

Mexican Chicken Lasagna

I hosted a Pampered Chef party and we made this fun twist on lasagne. I built this recipe using lower fat items to reduce the overall calories. Still very YUMMY! This can be assembled up to one night in advance. Prepare through Step 2, cover and refigerate. When ready to serve, let stand at room temp for 15 minutes then microwave on high 21-23 minutes. Spicy enchillada suace can be used to more kick too!


Very Good (1 rating)
One-dish Chicken Meal

Serve with tossed salad for complete meal. This meal is easy to do especially for a busy week night.

BBQ Meatballs

This recipe is for 2 meals -- 1/2 meat mixture is for these BBQ meatballs and the other 1/2 of meat mixture is for spaghetti and meatballs later in the week. This is why I put 12 servings -- 3-4 meatballs each serving. So go ahead and make up all of it and enjoy 2 meals for the effort of one meal! Serve with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob for a complete meal.

Hoppin John

Serve this meal with fresh steamed green beans and cornbread for a complete meal. Quick and very low-calorie, doesn't get much better than that!

Baked Focaccia Sandwich

I put extra cheese (10 slices instead of original 5 slices of cheese) on this sandwhich. You could save some calories by on putting 5 slices on it. VERY good meal for an "on-the-go" night! Serve with mini carrots/Fat Free Ranch dressing and Baked Lays Potato Chips for a complete meal.

Mexi Macaroni

Kids LOVE this dish -- all their favorites in one pan. Quick and easy to make for Mom too! Add a salad or green beans for a complete meal.

Chicken Quesadillas

Serve with sliced canteloupe as a cool side dish.

Crispy Almond Chicken with rice and corn

I served this over rice with homemade creamed corn and some canned yams as another side dish. I've included the corn and rice in this calorie count -- didn't like the yams and didn't eat them afterall. The chicken and it's light creamy gravy were very good!

Ranchero Casserole

Fresh cilantro is awesome with spicy flavors of Mexican, Caribbean and Asian cuisines. Keep fresh cilantro refrigerated; place the stems in a glass of water and enclose it in a plastic bag. Turn this recipe into a vegetarian main course or hearty side dish by omitting the chicken.

Apple Relish

This is wonderful served with grilled chicken or pork chops, green beans and mashed potatoes for a complete meal. Make into 1/2 pint canning jars and enjoy year round.


Very Good (1 rating)
Apple Julep

This is the wonderful drink served upon greeting at the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, TN.


Very Good (2 ratings)
Applewood Apple Fritters

These are the appetizers at the Applewood Farmhouse in Pigeon Forge! These are wonderful with homemade apple butter too!!


Very Good (1 rating)
Easy Beef Stew (Crock Pot)

Very easy to make on a busy weeknight! Add a salad and cornbread for a complete meal.

Black-eyed pea dip

This is an AWESOME dip to serve with BAKED Tostitos . . . reduce calories further with LITE mayo if you wish.


Very Good (1 rating)
Honey Mustard and Bacon Chicken

Serve this meal with steamed rice and steamed broccoli, flavored with Butter Buds and Salt.

Awesome Nachos

My original recipe calls for ground turkey, but I don't like ground turkey in any shape/form/fashion! So I used 96% lean ground beef. This is definitely a KIDS MEAL and we all loved it. Even had to go back for a little bit of seconds! You could add fat-free sour cream and some japs too.

Creamy Rost Beef Pitas

Serve these with sliced apples for a complete meal.

Crock Pot Ravioli (or Tortellini)

I live in a small town and grocery stores here have limited selections. I couldn't find Reduced Fat Italian Turkey Sausage, so I just used the regular Italian sausage as written below. It increases the calories but I ate a smaller portion instead and served a Lite Caesar salad with it to fill me up.


Very Good (5 ratings)
Easy Warehouse Soup

This soup is a very quick to make -- serve with cornbread and a side salad for complete meal.


Very Good (1 rating)
Pepperoni Loaf

We served this with a 1/4 iceberg lettuce wedge, low-fat dressing and a corn on the cob niblet and still had a complete meal of less than 500 calories.

So-Good Chicken Enchiladas

Serve with Iceberg lettuce wedges, Fat-Free 1000 Isle dressing and Baked Tostitos Scoops for a complete meal. You can also substitue Fat-free flour or corn tortillas, I just used what I already had in my pantry.

Michelle's Greek Pasta Salad

This is fast and easy -- especially for a busy week night! Serve with crunchy rolls and yummy! You can use Fat Free vinaigrette and Reduced Fat Feta cheese to save a few more calories.


Very Good (1 rating)
Beef 'n Rice Mexi-Bowl

Serve with grapes or salad on the side for complete meal.



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