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Recipes I've Shared:

Makeshift Sloppy Joes

What I came up with when I didn't have most of the ingredients on hand to actually make proper sloppy joes. Tastes good, but don't expect it to taste exactly like traditional sloppy joes (it is a tad spicier).

Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Soup

A sweeter soup that is very low fat, higher in fiber, and just warms the soul. :)


Very Good (3 ratings)
Crockpot Refried Beans

Healthier refried beans - very small amount of salt compared to canned refried beans. Also, the cost per cup is much cheaper too!

Veggie Soup w/ Turkey Ham

A fragrant and easy soup that was the brain-child of trying to get rid of various veggies we had in the house before an upcoming vacation!

Super Simple Cranberry Pork Roast

Taken from: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2009/12/su
puer-simple-cranberry-roast-beef-or.html

Light Chili 5-Way

My remake of Steak 'N Shake's Chili 5-Way, with far, far fewer calories. Normally I would use whole wheat spaghetti, but I only had regular penne pasta on hand.

You can use low-sodium sauce and soup, and that will not change the taste, but I did not have these ingredients on hand when I made this today.

If you want to compare this recipe to the original (and see how it's a bargain calorie and fat wise!):
http://caloriecount.about.com/c
alories-steak-n-chili-5-way-i55774

DNR's Pumpkin Soup

Sort of a throw together of other recipes I've seen for a non-sweet pumpkin soup that's uber low-fat and healthy. This is a spicy recipe too, so adjust if you can't handle hot! It also tastes better the next day than the day you prepare it.

Faux Barley Soup

I prepared this as a part of our church study group finale, and it came out very well. It tastes like Barley Soup (or at least like barley soups I've had in the past), but there is no barley in it and no meat (at least directly). Very easy for those on a shoestring budget.

Healthier Chicken & Dumplings

Do you like Cracker Barrel's Chicken & Dumplings? Or those made by Lizard's Thicket (if you live in Columbia, SC)? This is a tasty recipe replica, but healthier. If you have low-sodium boullion, feel free to use that, I would if I had some on hand.

Designed to be a side dish usually, I'll eat this as a main meal. :)

Spaghetti with Creamy Veggies & Chicken

This was one of those recipes where I was grabbing stuff that was almost finished in the freezer or pantry. It turned out very well.


Very Good (5 ratings)
Lower Sugar Crockpot Apple Butter

Modified from the Crockpot 365 recipe, using Splenda instead of white sugar.

Zucchini "Parmesan"

I realize there is no Parmesan cheese in here, but I add it when I serve it (not included in the nutritional calculation) if people so desire it.

Tangy Crockpot Orange Chicken

Taken from Crockpot 365 (http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2009/09/s
low-cooker-orange-chicken-recipe.html)
.

I modified it by using the ingredients on hand. Something to keep in mind is that the amount of Bisquick I used is the amount that was actually used (I started with 3/4 cup, but used only 1/4 of a cup once all of the chicken was coated).


Incredible! (1 rating)
"Meaty" Italian Chicken with Lentils

I say "meaty" because the buckwheat and lentils help to bulk up this dish!

Sweet & Spicy Pork & Veggie Stir Fry

Tasty, without the frying! While the calorie count is a bit higher (along with the fat), I found this ideal for me as I'm often lacking in calories and fat consumption come dinner time!

Simple Mango Smoothie

Not a very sweet drink, but it's a tasty one!

Yellow Split Peas w/Chicken

At the store, I accidentally bought yellow split peas (yes, yellow) thinking they were lentils. When I realized they were peas, I figured I'd try out a soup with them. It turned out really well.

Curried Veggies (Asparagus, Broccoli & Tomato)

The side dish to my "Lower Fat Indian Butter Chicken" recipe.

Lighter Raspberry Lemonade Pie

This is my version of the Cool Whip recipe found here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Raspberry-Lem
onade-Pie/Detail.aspx

I wanted to make it healthier, so I made my own crusts, used lighter cream cheese, and fat free cool whip. I would have used a light version of lemonade jell-o and concentrate, however I and many other people do have aspartame sensitivity. I'm sure if you switched those to "light" the caloric count would also decrease!


Very Good (1 rating)
Super Simple Potatoes

Made for the local SP potluck, but really easy and nutritious.

Indian Chicken, Pea & Corn Mish-Mash

Something I threw together one night to go with my Indian Saag Recipe. They went well together.

Indian Saag

My version of http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Indian-Saag/D
etail.aspx to make it a bit healthier.

Also, I didn't have a full pound of spinach, but you're supposed to, I only had 13.5 oz of spinach (that is reflected in the nutritional value)

Buffalo Cheese Soup

A cheesy soup with not just ground buffalo in it, but lots of veggies too!

Garlic, Spinach & Chick Pea Soup

Another recipe I originally found on Allrecipes.com and modified for my own diet.

Chris' Spinach & Artichoke Dip

This is a modification of a recipe my friend Chris gave to me. Her version used more sour cream, but I believe this variation gives the creaminess this sort of dip should have, but without being overwhelmed by the sour cream taste.

Italian Spaghetti with BBQ Chicken

A combo that actually works and is quite tasty.

Sweet & Spicy Tomato Salmon

We're on a tight budget, so I had to make dinner with things I had available in the house!

Torelloni with Pink Veggie Sauce

The husband requested pasta for dinner, this is what I came up with!

Crockpot Lentil Soup

One of those, "Yum, i want lentil soup, and I have to make do with what I have" soups. :)

Chunky Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes with very little salt, but lots of flavor that can be modified for your personal preferences!

Asian Ginger Dressing with Chicken and Veggies

Another recipe I've thrown together to get rid of the higher-fat ingredients I have in my house!

Chicken & Veggie Red Curry

A crockpot variation of "Indian Chicken Curry I" found on Allrecipes.com. I adapted it to the crockpot and made more so I had more servings to last me for some time!

Fish & Rice "Casserole"

Yet another, "throw stuff together and see what happens" recipe.

Crockpot Mexican Soup

Stolen from Crockpot365 and modified to have a bit more fiber in it by adding in bulgur.

Pork Sirloin with Bulgur and Veggies

A recipe designed to throw everything in the crockpot and let it cook while you're away and be ready for dinner.

Tortellini with Pink Sauce

One of my generic dinners with lots of stuff thrown in.

Easy Bulk Breakfast Burritos

Recipe to make 10 breakfast burritos, can be modified to taste, but I wanted to up the fiber amount.

Creamy Potato Soup

This is my attempt to recreate a healthier creamy potato soup I had a Montana hotel.


Very Good (10 ratings)
Lower Fat Easy Indian Butter Chicken

Nabbed from here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Easy-Indian-B
utter-Chicken/Detail.aspx

Used the changes the original author suggested, plus added a little more tomato sauce and non-fat plain yogurt to make a bit more sauce.

I've served this with curried veggies and rice and it was great!