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Recipes I've Shared:

Cheese Ravioli with Spinach and Chicken

I morphed a recipe based on a Healthy Choice favorite.

Shrimp Scampi on the Skinny

This is a skinnier version of another recipe I found on the web.

Naoma's Tangy Vegetable Salad

Great side-dish! Prep time is low, but you need to consider that this salad is marinated in the dressing overnight. Plan ahead for this one, but worth it!

Skinny Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce

Although this is not low-fat. It is lower in fat and calories than the original recipe we found on the internet. I have been working with this recipe for awhile, and think I have finally gotten it down.

charoset

This is not a traditional recipe.It is great on oatmeal or by itself.

Dried Fruit and Almond

This mix can be used alone or sprinkled over oatmeal, salad, yogurt...

Tuna Salad

Quick lunch and an old stand-by.

Chicken Noodle Casserole

I took another recipe and changed it up by using lower fat ingredients and portion sizes

Chicken and Rice Casserole

I took another recipe that I found online and changed it up a little with ingredients I had on hand.

Creamy Banana Pie

Yum! Moderation is the key.

Broccoli and Craisin Salad

This is a family favorite. Serve smaller portions to lower calorie range. Dressing could also be changed to lower calorie level.

Old-Fashioned Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup

This recipe can also be made with chicken breast meat.

Lasagna with Turkey

A lower fat and calorie version of a family favorite.

Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

You can further reduce the cholesterol and/or fat content by using 2 egg whites, instead of the whole egg, and boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Cooking time can be reduced by boiling the chicken ahead of time.

Super Scampi

This is a modification from a Rachel Ray recipe. I reduced the amount of fat and increased the number of portions. This about 1/2 the original recipe and still makes 10 good-sized portions.

Denver Omelette

This can be trimmed down further by using egg substitute, but didn't have any on hand.

Chinese Cole Slaw

I took a friend's recipe and lowered the fat content dramatically by reducing the oil from 1 cup to 1/3 cup.

Summer Squash with Cheese and Italian Dressing

You can use any type of Italian dressing for this recipe. I prefer the Roasted Red Pepper or Tomato types.

Gyro Sandwiches with Ground Turkey

I typically have ground turkey on hand, so I used this instead of the traditional meats.

Black Bean and Turkey Quesadillas

Using a Foreman grill, really gets the crunch going on these tasty quesadillas.

This is a double recipe because my kids can't get enough of this, and I cook in batches. You can easily divide this recipe for a smaller family.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Everything in moderation!

Peach and Blueberry Crisp

I modified a recipe from EatBetter America to lower the calorie count further.

Vanilla Ice Milk

I used ideas from several recipes to come up with this.

Mom's Green Bean Casserole

A friend's mom fixed this when I was a kid, and I loved it. I made a few adjustments to bring the calorie count and fat level down.

Glodena's Slaw

Got this recipe from a friend of mine.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes

I took bits and pieces of various recipes to come up with this tasty variety.

Stir Fried Veggies with Steak, Chicken, and Shrimp

A little of this...A little of that...


Very Good (1 rating)
Roasted Summer Squash

This recipe was originally in Southern Living magazine. I changed it a bit to suit my family.

Herbed Red Potatoes

A great side dish for meatloaf or your favorite meal.

Chicken with Peppers, Mushrooms, and Pasta

An adaptation of a recipe I found on the back of the cheese package.

Kung-Pao Shrimp

I came up with this recipe, which I modeled after our local Chinese restaurant's offering, since this is my son's favorite meal there.

Lasagna

My sister-in-law shared this recipe years ago. You may choose to omit the Italian sausage and use all ground beef. Spinach is also optional.

Meatloaf

This can be divided into smaller sizes, baked, and frozen for later use.

Pasta Bake

This casserole is a great way to use leftovers or can be made as is. Pair it with fresh or steamed vegetables for a satisfying meal.

Chicken and Bean Enchiladas

Spicy and creamy enchiladas are great when paired with brown or Mexican rice.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Pico de Gallo

This recipe is similar to one found on Food Network.

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

A great side dish for roast beef.

Cheesy Tuna Casserole

Comfort food with a low-fat flair. Quick and easy meal.

Spaghetti Sauce with Italian Sausage and Mushrooms

Serve this tasty sauce over your favorite pasta or with spaghetti squash.

Chicken or Turkey Gravy

This is a tasty way to get rid of leftover chicken or Thanksgiving turkey. Can be served with mashed potatoes, noodles, stuffing, bread, or rice. Most importantly, this can be a quick meal, paired with a vegetable side dish!

Mandarin Orange Salad

My sister-in-law came up with this recipe. I added a few other touches that our family enjoys. Other greens may be substituted as they are available: iceberg, red leaf, green leaf, butter lettuces, etc.

Spaghetti Squash with Meat and Mushroom Sauce

Spaghetti squash is a great alternative to pasta (which I love) when I want to lighten up a meal.

Pumpkin Bread

Inspired by the recipe submitted by another member, I lowered the fat content by using applesauce, instead.

Southwestern White Chili

This is a light soup for summer or a great warmer-upper for winter.

Apple Chicken Salad

This recipe has been a big hit whenever I have served it.

Mom's Jambalaya

This is a hearty one-dish meal.

Hot Chicken or Turkey Salad

I took a friend's recipe and made slight changes to make it a little lower in fat.

Sherie's Turkey Meatloaf

This is one of those food experiments that worked!

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

A healthier version of my family's favorite comfort food.

Cock-A-Leekie Soup

This light soup reheats and freezes well.

Strawberry Smoothie

I used another Spark recipe as the basis for this. This recipe can be made with Activia Light to reduce the calories further.

Chicken Fajitas

I used a recipe from Tyler Florence on the Food Network site as a springboard for this recipe.

Sherie's Turkey Chili

This dish is one of those cold day warmer-uppers!

Chicken and Broccoli-Parmesan Pasta

I used a recipe from EatBetterAmerica as the springboard for this recipe

Un-Shish Kabobs

Chicken bratwurst makes this recipe healthier.

Golden Potato and Broccoli Soup

This will warm you up on a cold day!

Steak Fajitas

I adapted a recipe from Tyler Florence on the Food Network.

Turkey Noodle Soup

Getting rid of leftover turkey is easy with this comfort food.

Easy Chicken or Turkey Bake

I tweaked the recipe from the Stove Top package to make this a little lighter. Great one-dish meal

Healthier Chicken Pot Pie

I made a few adjustments to the Bisquick recipe to come up with something a little less caloric and drop the fat.

Breakfast Casserole with Turkey Sausage

This casserole is prepared the night before and baked the next day for a hearty breakfast

Breakfast Casserole with Pork Sausage

This casserole is prepared the night before serving and baked the next morning for a hearty breakfast.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I took a little from everyone's recipe ideas to come up with this variation.

Black Bean & Turkey Topping

This combo can be used for quesadillas, nachos, or--my favorite--served over a bed of wild rice with cheese on top. Quick, easy, and yummy!

Turkey Meat Balls

Great with spaghetti squash, pasta, or can be used for meat ball sandwiches.

Sherie's Chicken Fried Rice

This can be served as a one-dish meal.

Sherie's Spaghetti Squash Bake

Another lighter version of a family favorite.

Sweet Potato Casserole

A light version of a holiday favorite


Very Good (7 ratings)
Gyro Sandwiches

A friend shared this recipe years ago, I didn't know it was so healthy!



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