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Very Good (2 ratings)
Quick BBQ Chicken Soup

In summer, when there always seems to be leftover barbecue chicken, turn it into this simple, tasty soup.

Grilled Peach and Blackberry Salad

Two of our favorite summer fruits star in this simple yet sophisticated salad.


Very Good (15 ratings)
Microwave Herb Potato Chips

When you're craving something crunchy but don't want the added fat, whip up a batch of these chips.

Raspberry Orange Fruit Snacks

These chewy snacks are a perfect afternoon snack or lunchbox treat.

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

Consider this your weekly "clean out the fridge" or "use up what's ripe in the garden" meal.

Summer Garden Pesto

This pesto is bursting with flavor, making it the perfect addition to everything from dressings and pasta to soups and pasta salads.

Mini Brown Butter Blondies

Baked into mini muffins, these sweet and nutty blondies are perfectly portioned. Brown butter adds a layer of richness.


Very Good (15 ratings)
Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Packed with fiber and a serving of veggies, these burgers are flavorful and easy to make. Top them with your favorite condiments, just as you would a beef burger.


Very Good (4 ratings)
Brown Sugar Peach Shortcake

Shortcake usually involves strawberries, but it's just as delicious with other summer fruits, including peaches. This dessert is not too sweet and ready in just 30 minutes.

Slow Cooker Meatballs

These aren't your mama's meatballs--they're better! Lean but packed with flavor, they cook all day while you're away.

Whole Wheat Pecan Waffles or Pancakes

Turn any morning into a special occasion in just 30 minutes. Pair with fresh fruit and a cup of milk for a complete meal.

Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken

This slow cooker recipe requires no pre-cooking, and it yields a sweet, caramelized glaze and tender chicken.

91-Calorie Almond & Jam Cookies

Gluten free and low in fat, these fruity cookies are a perfect afternoon treat.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Chicken Drumstick Lollipops with Grilled Lemon Parsley Sauce

These "chicken pops" are so much fun! Not only are the drumsticks affordable, but they're also full of flavor.


Very Good (3 ratings)
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Just like grandma's recipe, only with a lot less fat and salt.


Very Good (21 ratings)
Baked Chicken Parmesan with Roasted Summer Squash

A light summer spin on the classic Italian dish. Colorful and bursting with flavor, this meal pairs perfectly with whole wheat couscous and a green salad.


Very Good (13 ratings)
Crunchy Cucumber Salad

Depending on how small you chop the veggies, this light summer side can be a salad or salsa. Pair the salad with grilled chicken or shrimp. As a dip, opt for endive, jicama slices, or lime tortilla chips.


Very Good (8 ratings)
Seared Cod with Peach-Mango Salsa

Light and fruity, this simple fish dish gets a double dose of flavor from the coriander plant. The lemony seeds add freshness to the fish, while the vibrant leaves make the finished meal "pop."

Sweet and Sticky Bourbon Chicken

This veggie-packed chicken stir-fry gets a flavor boost from bourbon. (Not a fan? Use OJ or apple juice.)

No Bake Protein Bars

These hunger-busting bars are ready in a snap, and they're perfect for a hike or an after-workout snack.

Slow Cooker Beef and Mushroom Stew

After a long day, sit down to a hearty meal of tender beef, slow-cooked carrots, and melt-in-your-mouth mushrooms and onions.


Very Good (1 rating)
Lemon Chicken and Rice Casserole

Light on fat with plenty of fresh lemon, this one-dish meal requires only just 10 minutes of hands-on prep time.


Very Good (3 ratings)
Creamy Beef and Pepper Burritos

My boys love this overstuffed burrito--and they need both hands to eat it. Beefy and packed with veggies, it's a quick weeknight dinner


Very Good (4 ratings)
Easy Citrus Salmon & Rice

Not only does this recipe have only six simple ingredients, but it also requires almost no cleanup! Cooking in parchment seals in flavor and moisture without any added fat.

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breasts

If you like jalapeno poppers, you'll love this recipe! The spicy pepper mellows out a bit as it cooks.


Very Good (18 ratings)
Caponata Casserole with Chicken and Quinoa

A perfect oven to table dish that can be easily adapted to suit your pantry and palate.


Very Good (14 ratings)
Cashew Chicken

A Chinese takeout favorite, with a fraction of the salt and fat.


Incredible! (4 ratings)
Baked Egg Rolls

Your favorite takeout side dish, made healthier at home in less time.

Slow Cooker Creamy Paprika Pork

Serve this comforting Hungarian classic with steamed brown rice and spinach or over whole-wheat egg noodles.

Soy Garlic Dipping Sauce

This sauce pairs well with your favorite Asian dishes.


Very Good (11 ratings)
Skinny Shrimp Pot Stickers

We swapped shrimp for crab in this Chinese takeout favorite to save sodium and money, but we didn't skimp on flavor!


Very Good (6 ratings)
63-Calorie Fruity Chocolate Tarts

This no-cook treat is a quick way to satisfy a craving for chocolate and cheesecake.


Very Good (20 ratings)
Loaded BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato

Turn healthy staples into a quick weeknight dinner for one.

Slow Cooker Cassoulet

This version of a classic French comfort food is lighter on fat but heavy on flavor.


Very Good (21 ratings)
Cauliflower Pizza Crust

This low-carb crust is great on its own or topped as you would pizza.


Very Good (7 ratings)
Slow Cooker Pork Chop Dinner

Your entire dinner will be waiting on you when you get home with this meal.


Very Good (21 ratings)
Mexican Lasagna

Perfectly seasoned ground turkey, loads of crunchy vegetables, and a velvety tomato sauce spice up an Italian classic. Queso fresco takes it over the top.


Very Good (63 ratings)
Buffalo Chicken Mac n Cheese

All the flavor you crave, in macaroni and cheese form to keep your fingers clean!


Very Good (15 ratings)
Cream of Tomato Soup

At just over 100 calories per serving, this creamy, delicious soup will become your new favorite comfort food.


Very Good (33 ratings)
Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken

Those rotisserie chickens from the supermarket are a busy cook's best friend. When you have time to plan ahead, make your own--in your slow cooker!

Chili Cheese Fries

The perfect way to serve leftover chili.


Very Good (28 ratings)
Better Breakfast Casserole

This make-ahead breakfast is perfect for busy mornings or Sunday brunches. And it has half the calories and 1/3 the fat of the original.


Very Good (4 ratings)
Smoked Salmon Dip

Stretch your party budget by turning pricey smoked salmon into a tasty dip! It's ready in no time and is sure to impress your guests.


Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts (Rumaki)

A healthier, updated take on the '70s party food classic. These are quick to prepare and easy on both your wallet and your waistline.


Very Good (1 rating)
Holiday Cinnamon Cut-Out Cookies

These cut-out cookies are a stand-in for gingerbread. Their sweet cinnamon taste is a nice change from the strong spices often used in holiday cookies.

Lower-Sodium Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Get all the smoky flavor with far less salt by swapping the ham hock for Canadian bacon in this favorite winter soup.

Spinach Pie (Hortopitakia)

A lighter take on a Greek favorite makes for a quick lunch or brunch item.


Very Good (29 ratings)
Apple Hand Pies

No forks needed! These sweet, crunchy and buttery hand pies will have you licking your fingers.

Orange Thyme Sauce

This sweet sauce is perfect on roast pork, chicken, or salmon.

Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Pomegranate Sauce

You'll love the tangy-sweet sauce paired with smoky pork tenderloin! Serve with roasted squash and garnish with pom arils.


Very Good (10 ratings)
Green Beans with Miso and Almonds

Dress up your green beans. Miso is a perfect replacement for butter in most sauteed dishes and offers a nice earthy, salty note to the beans.


Very Good (9 ratings)
Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Celery Root

You will be so surprised when you taste this dish! To balance the sweet potatoes, we've added celery root, chives, and garlic, plus a dab of Greek yogurt and butter.


Very Good (5 ratings)
Beet and Wheat Berry Salad with Spinach and Parmesan

Combined with chewy wheat berries, a tangy vinaigrette and salty Parmesan, this beet salad makes for a light supper or substantial side.

Slow Cooker Meatloaf

This meatloaf has the best of both worlds: a great crust and a moist interior! The trick is lining your slow cooker and creating a water bath. Trust me, it's worth the effort!

Roasted Pumpkin Wedges with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Take the pumpkin beyond pie. Roasting a pumpkin in wedges cuts down on cooking time, and makes for a fun and tasty side dish.

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

Brisket is one of the toughest cuts of beef so it needs some help from a marinade and a slow moist cooking environment. This fork-tender dish requires almost no work from you.


Very Good (3 ratings)
15-Minute Meals: Chicken Tostadas with Bean and Pumpkin

Tostadas, basically open-faced tacos or tortilla pizzas, are perfect for weeknight meals.


Very Good (1 rating)
Perfect Grilled Fish with Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Does your fish always stick to the grill? Not with this super easy method!


Very Good (14 ratings)
Herbed Roasted Potatoes

Roasted potatoes are a perfect side dish for a cool weather dinner.


Very Good (42 ratings)
Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

Ditch the condensed "cream of whatever" soups and make this instead. You only need 10 minutes of hands-on cooking time for a filling yet light bowl of comforting soup.

Roasted Onions with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Onions are often part of the chorus in a dish, but this time we're bringing them to center stage. This is the perfect fall side dish to serve with pork tenderloin or roasted chicken.

Stuffed Onions

Pair onions and sweet potatoes with tangy blue cheese and crunchy walnuts for a stand-out side dish.


Very Good (63 ratings)
Slow Cooker Northern Bean and Spinach Soup

This hearty soup is perfect for when there is a chill in the air, and you want dinner waiting for you as you walk in the door.


Very Good (29 ratings)
Veggie-Packed Tomato Sauce

What? Canned tomatoes in a tomato sauce? Yes, that's right. Garden tomatoes are only available for a short time, but crushed canned tomatoes are on shelves year-round and packed with flavor.


Very Good (15 ratings)
BBQ Shrimp with Creamy Cheese Polenta

I don't know a kid who doesn't love the combo of cheese and barbecue sauce. This dish is a swap on mac-n-cheese and BBQ chicken that's quick and grown-up approved.


Very Good (13 ratings)
Pork Tenderloin with Mango-Chili Sauce

Smoky cumin-rubbed pork gets topped with spicy sweet sauce for a quick weeknight meal.

Zucchini Chips

Perfect snack for school lunches, after school or work snacks, or as a side dish with meals.


Very Good (27 ratings)
Spicy Sweet Potato Chips

You'll never believe these sweet and crunchy chips were made in the microwave. They'll become your new favorite savory snack.


Very Good (40 ratings)
Slimmer Sausage and Peppers

This hearty yet better-for-you dinner is perfect for a camping trip, a cookout with friends, or just dinner on a Wednesday night.


Very Good (26 ratings)
Grilled BBQ Chicken Flatbreads

Craving pizza, but want something a bit more portion-controlled? This flatbread is the ticket! Feel free to pile on extra veggies of your choice.

Traditional Hummus

Start with this simple but flavorful recipe, then add in anything you'd like! Try it with fresh herbs like chives, cilantro, rosemary, or thyme.


Very Good (72 ratings)
Easy Whole Wheat Flatbread

Chewy, homemade flatbread makes any meal seem special. Use in place of pitas, bread, or crackers!

Cilantro-Lime Flank Steak Salad

Topped with lean, juicy flank steak, this salad is sure to satisfy. Marinate the steak in the morning and dinner will be ready in a flash at night.


Very Good (19 ratings)
Kitchen Basics: Poached Chicken

What's the secret to moist and flavorful chicken? Poaching it! Chicken breasts contain very little fat; this method keeps the meat from drying out.


Very Good (43 ratings)
Guiltless Chicken Salad

We ditched the mayo from this sandwich staple and boosted the nutrition with crunchy vegetables.

Zucchini-Carrot Cake

With the abundance of squash in summertime, zucchini cakes are a popular seasonal treat. This one is light and not too sweet.


Very Good (14 ratings)
Mini Strawberry-Peach Freezer Pops

Easy and low in calories, these cool treats are perfect when you want something small and sweet.


Very Good (6 ratings)
Strawberry-Kiwi Yogurt Freezer Pops

These are so cute and colorful! The kiwi in the bottom of the cup not only adds more fruit and color to the freezer pop, it also holds the stick in place.


Very Good (18 ratings)
110-Calorie Banana Split Pops

Order a banana split at the drive thru, and you're looking at 800 calories. This version has 110, and it's easy enough for kids to make!

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup

Did you know that just three buffalo wings have 10 grams of fat? (Who eats just three?) This soup has all the spice, creaminess, and tang you crave--with a fraction of the fat.

Shrimp Salad with Great Green Dressing

You will never guess that the dressing is oil free and packed with 3 cups of greens, zucchini, and avocado! I call it great green dressing.


Very Good (23 ratings)
Avocado Cream

Guacamole or sour cream? Sour cream or guacamole? Why choose? My avocado "cream" combines the flavor of both--with a boost of protein!


Very Good (22 ratings)
No Salt Fajita Rub

If you love fajitas, but are watching your sodium intake, try this salt-free rub! It lends a complex flavor to meat without the high sodium counts traditionally found in Mexican dishes.


Very Good (7 ratings)
Peachy Thyme Lemonade

Choose summer's ripest peaches for this refreshing lemonade. It's ready in no time--you can keep the skins on the peaches, which speeds up prep work.


Very Good (30 ratings)
Sparkling Limeade

This refreshing and not-too-sweet beverage is almost too pretty to drink. Almost!

Orange Iced Tea

This tea is ready in no time, and it turns any afternoon into a special occasion.

Goat Cheese Alfredo Pasta

Even a lunch portion of fettuccine Alfredo has 800 calories and 48 grams of fat. Mine has less than 1/2 the calories, 1/5 the fat, and plenty of veggies, too.

Spanish Rice and Vegetables

A budget version of the rustic Spanish favorite. An herbed-citrus olive pesto adds color and intensifies the flavor.


Very Good (38 ratings)
Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers

Who says you have to serve fajitas in a flour tortilla? Instead of serving peppers in the fajitas, I serve fajitas in a roasted pepper!


Very Good (24 ratings)
Slow Cooker Strawberry-Rhubarb Conserve

It looks like jam, but it's bursting with whole fruit and thick enough to eat with a fork. Serve over pork roast, on top of yogurt or cottage cheese, or on your morning toast.

Light Lemon Sauce

Vegetables are delicious on their own, but this light lemon sauce is a great addition to roasted
or steamed vegetables. I love it over roasted asparagus. Use this in place of Hollandaise
sauce in any recipe. It has all of the tang with much less fat.

Grilled Vegetable Calzones

These calzones can be made from start to finish on the backyard grill. You'll love the rich and creamy filling!


Very Good (32 ratings)
Easy Watermelon & Feta Salad

Watermelon is a favorite summer dessert, but it makes a lovely salad, too. Here, creamy citrus dressing pairs with the sweet melon and crunchy celery.


Very Good (50 ratings)
Raspberry-Lemon Scones

Scones are perfect for weekend house guests, hostess gifts, or picnics. Traditionally made with loads of butter and cream, mine use far less butter--and wheat flour.


Very Good (20 ratings)
Chimichurri

This sauce hails from Argentina, a country that's known for tasty grilled meats. Pair this with grilled beef, pork, chicken and even fish. It's also a great dipping sauce for grilled vegetables and whole-wheat bread.


Very Good (12 ratings)
Whole-Wheat Pita Chips

Who needs deep-fried chips, when pitas crisp up so perfectly with minimal added oil? Pair these with hummus or as a crunchy side to your Greek salad.


Very Good (27 ratings)
Cool-as-a-Cucumber Raita

This creamy, tangy dip does double duty: with mint, it's a perfect pair with Greek fare; with coriander and cumin, it cools down spicy Indian curries.

Mushroom 'Sausage' Gravy

Growing up in the South, sausage gravy was a staple on our breakfast table, so I wanted to create a healthier version--with a secret ingredient.


Very Good (11 ratings)
Layered Greek Dip

I combined all my favorite Greek ingredients, layered them in a dish and created a dip that's a hit at parties or family game night.


Very Good (37 ratings)
Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits

This Southern staple gets a dose of fiber--with half of the fat of the original. Make a double batch over the weekend and freeze for the busy weekday mornings.


Very Good (2 ratings)
Baked Anchovy Grape Crostini

As the sweet grapes, creamy cheese, and hint of salty fish hit your mouth you will fall in love with this quick and easy appetizer.


Very Good (22 ratings)
Orange-Miso Grilled Salmon

Sweet and tangy oranges pair perfectly with rich, salty miso.


Very Good (17 ratings)
Crab and Asparagus Crepes

No, you did not just walk into a fancy restaurant. You can make this springtime dish in your own kitchen--in mere minutes!


Very Good (17 ratings)
Traditional French Crepes

Thinner than pancakes, these French crepes are easy to make and fun to eat. They're perfect for weekend brunch!


Very Good (56 ratings)
Slow Cooker Kentucky Burgoo

This spring time stew is a must have at any Derby party! Traditionally made with pork, beef, chicken, and rabbit, I've added more veggies and lightened the meat. The best part: This is a slow cooker recipe, so the burgoo will be ready when the horses are loading into the gate.

Asparagus Wrapped in Phyllo Dough

Who said finger food is unhealthy?


Very Good (5 ratings)
Black Bean Spread

This versatile spread can be used as a dip, filling for burritos, or as a boost of protein for quesadillas.

Apple-Cinnamon Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Start the day off right with sweet and creamy slow cooker oats for breakfast. The evaporated milk adds such creaminess that you'll think you're having pudding for breakfast.


Very Good (14 ratings)
Baked Eggs with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Nestle eggs into a spicy tomato sauce and bake them for a light and easy supper. Serve over pasta or with crusty whole-wheat bread for dipping.


Very Good (6 ratings)
Seared Scallops with Minted Pea Puree

Not only is this dish pretty on the plate, it's quick and easy to make.


Very Good (42 ratings)
Homemade Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing

Use this to dress your salad or as a dipping sauce for cut vegetables. Don't like cilantro? No problem, just swap it out for Italian parsley or dill.


Very Good (23 ratings)
Massaged Kale Salad

Even kale needs some love. Massaging an acid-based dressing into the fibrous green leaves tenderizes them, making the healthy vegetable more palatable in its raw form.


Very Good (23 ratings)
Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Vinaigrettes are perfect as salad dressing, a dipping sauce for steamed vegetables, and a marinade for lean cuts of meats.


Very Good (21 ratings)
Light & Healthy Apple Hand Pies

Ditch the toaster pastry. They're loaded with sugar and fat--and not much else. My hand tarts are full of fruit, and if you make them ahead of time your kids can grab them and go.


Very Good (22 ratings)
Crispy Garlic Kale with Chorizo and Beans

Soy substitutes are so convincingly delicious that no one will know this isn't real chorizo. Bonus: This dish has zero cholesterol!


Very Good (31 ratings)
Kitchen Basics: Perfect Boiled Eggs

The best boiled eggs are simmered gently then steeped to keep them tender, not rubbery.

Roasted Buckwheat Breakfast Cereal

Cold, it crunches and pops in your mouth with a bold, nutty taste. Hot, it becomes smooth and more mellow. Either way, buckwheat (kasha) is a healthy, hearty breakfast.


Very Good (32 ratings)
Slow Cooker Rice

Brown rice that's ready when you are--and packed with flavor

Lower Sodium Seasoning Blend

Try this fragrant seasoning blend anytime you want to replace salt in your recipes.


Very Good (54 ratings)
Vegetarian Vindaloo

Vindaloo is one of my favorite dishes in the world! This spicy Indian curry can be made vegetarian or with meat and is packed with spices. For those new to Indian cooking, I simplified the spice list, choosing five you might already have on hand.


Very Good (34 ratings)
Not-Fried Shrimp with Japanese Cocktail Sauce

Biting into a perfectly crispy fried shrimp is so satisfying. The 10 grams of fat per serving? Not so satisfying. This dish has all the crunch, with much less fat.


Very Good (23 ratings)
Grapefruit Salad

Eat as a side salad or add two grilled scallops and a slice of grilled whole-grain bread for a meal!


Very Good (15 ratings)
Spicy Chili-Garlic Paste

Try this spicy Asian paste in your slow-cooker stews, broth based soups, or combined with yogurt as a zippy sandwich spread.

150-Calorie Chocolate Mousse

When I want chocolate mousse, only the real deal will do. This version is low in fat, but it's still creamy and rich. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool!


Very Good (119 ratings)
Better-than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice

Save money and time with this Chinese food makeover.


Very Good (46 ratings)
Slow Cooker Spanish Chicken

Roasted peppers and almonds pair with fresh parsley in this tangy Spanish-inspired sauce.


Very Good (5 ratings)
Chili Spices

Want to know the secret to great chili? Start with great spices--and skip the packets at the supermarket, which are full of sugar and salt. Make your own to save money and skip the salt.


Very Good (17 ratings)
Pomegranate Chicken Salad

This seasonal salad is ready in a flash. You will love the softness of the greens with the crunch of the radish and pomegranate.


Very Good (24 ratings)
Cheeseburger Soup

A hearty, healthier take on an iconic American meal.


Very Good (87 ratings)
Light Lemon Blueberry Donuts

At 300 calories a pop, donuts are an easy way to wreck a healthy breakfast. Not my baked ones. They're bursting with fruit and flavor--not fat!


Very Good (11 ratings)
Roasted Winter Vegetables

By roasting these hearty winter vegetables, we soften their strong tastes and bring out their natural sweetness.


Very Good (1 rating)
Peppermint Meringues

A light and minty holiday cookie!


Very Good (108 ratings)
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

The secret to this hearty vegetarian chili is butternut squash. It holds its shape and adds a layer of flavor and sweetness.


Very Good (27 ratings)
Fragrant Simmer Pot Sachet

Are you looking for a quick, easy, and zero calorie gifts from the kitchen idea for the holidays? This one is my all-time favorite.


Very Good (27 ratings)
Cranberry-Orange Creme Brulee

This creme brulee recipe is full of flavor not fat. The cranberry-orange combo is perfect balance of tart and sweet.

Spicy Sliders

Save money and increase nutrition in your burgers. The secret ingredient? Lentils!


Very Good (13 ratings)
Apple-Escarole Salad with Gorgonzola and Walnuts

This salad is full of distinct, strong flavors. It's a great way to get new greens onto your plate.


Incredible! (3 ratings)
Sweet Acorn Squash

This dish is simple and quick--you'll love it. Serve it for Thanksgiving or any night of the week.


Very Good (29 ratings)
No Added Sugar Pumpkin-Apple Butter

Try this over whole wheat toast with nut butter or to thicken fall soups. You won't believe we didn't add any sugar!

Carrot-Cranberry Salad

Kid prepared and approved! I am always looking for a salad that my kids can make and then devour. This is a winner for kids and moms.

Creamy Corn Pudding

Corn pudding is a Southern favorite, but boy is it heavy. I lightened it up and pumped it up with vegetables. This dish has 4g fiber per serving!

Cheesy Salsa Dog

Satiate your craving for chili dogs with this tasty dish.


Very Good (9 ratings)
Trim Tamale Pie

We made over a church supper stand-by. Gone are the gobs of cheese and ground beef, but all the flavor remains.

Layered Salsa & Hummus Party Dip

This dip is so easy but looks fancy. Experiment with different colored peppers and flavors of salsa and hummus to change up each batch.

Chipotle Mustard Sauce

Use this spicy, creamy sauce on pretzels, on sandwiches or even on a baked sweet potato.

Honey-Whole Wheat Pretzels

You and your family will love these super easy pretzels. The dough only needs 5 minutes to rest so from start to finish, this snack is ready in a flash.

Polenta Rounds with Creamy Pesto

This simple and delicious appetizer is very festive--red and green for the holidays.

Pumpkin Smoothie (Pumpkin Pie in a Glass)

This pumpkin smoothie is a sweet and healthy treat perfect for cooler months.


Very Good (4 ratings)
Peach and Berry Crisp

This fruit crisp is equally delicious when made on the backyard grill or eaten around a campfire. Use any combination of fruits in these simple packets.

Cinnamon Chocolate Shortbread

This almond shortbread recipe replaces my mom's buttery shortbread. My new and improved version has less than half the calories and fat.


Very Good (57 ratings)
Loaded Potato Soup

Low in fat, but big on taste, everyone wins with this comforting soup recipe!

Grilled Banana Peppers with Creamy Peach Filling

Consider these a grown-up version of jalapeno poppers.


Very Good (44 ratings)
Slimmed Down Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

This is the best kind of healthy recipe makeover: the kind no one will notice. Believe us when we say this dish is one of the best meals we've ever eaten.

Spicy Pickled Watermelon Rind

Did you know that watermelon rind was edible? It is--we use a vegetable peeler to remove the outer layer first, then we pickle it!


Very Good (7 ratings)
Pickled Green Beans with Dill

Keep summer's freshest green beans around a bit longer by making quick refrigerator pickles.


Very Good (2 ratings)
Pickled Beets

Think you don't like beets? You'll love these tangy pickled ones!


Incredible! (2 ratings)
Pickled Garden Vegetables

Pickling is a great way to extend the season. The basic pickling mix can be used for just about any vegetable.


Very Good (34 ratings)
Quick & Easy Chicken Tostadas

These tostadas are healthy, easy to make and kid-friendly. Feel free to top them with extra veggies of your choice!


Very Good (8 ratings)
Mini Stuffed Potatoes with Charred Corn and Red Pepper Hummus

A healthy appetizer or side dish that's heavy on the veggies. Use store-bought or homemade hummus.


Very Good (45 ratings)
Low-Carb Zucchini Ribbon 'Pasta'

Ever tried turning zucchini into "pasta"? With a vegetable peeler, it's easy to create ribbons of squash.


Very Good (36 ratings)
Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Pesto

Take some help from the store: Feta and pesto dress up grilled zucchini.


Very Good (32 ratings)
Simple Mediterranean Vegetable Stew

Caponata is a Mediterranean vegetable stew. Eat it as is, or atop toasted whole-wheat bread or pasta.


Very Good (25 ratings)
Grilled Corn Soup

Take a break from eating corn on the cob to make this simple soup. Pair with a grilled steak and green salad, and dinner's ready.

Tangy Summer Slaw

Tahini replaces mayonnaise for a creamy texture and adds a tangy flavor, plus some fiber, protein, and calcium.




Light and Creamy Cole Slaw

It will be our little secret that this recipe isn't high in fat. It's so creamy no one will ever know!

Crunchy Cole Slaw

This crunchy cole slaw is a healthier version of that summer favorite: ramen noodle salad. Two servings of vegetables in every portion!


Very Good (104 ratings)
Greek Turkey Burger

You'll forget all about beef burgers once you try these. Salty and rich feta is mixed with lean ground turkey and Greek herbs for juicy and delicious burgers.


Very Good (28 ratings)
Roasted Salmon with Lemon Couscous and Asparagus

This salmon dinner is worthy of a restaurant. Only you will know you're doing something great for your heart in every bite!

Heart-Healthy Pork Feast

This meal tastes of springtime, and it's light enough that it fits into a heart-healthy diet.

Eggplant Napoleon

This recipe was inspired by moussaka, eggplant Parmesan and lasagna. The result is a light and tasty meatless meal that makes any night a special occasion.


Very Good (36 ratings)
15-Minute Fish with Parsley Pesto

We tend to think of herbs as garnishes, but parsley takes a starring role in this fresh pesto.


Very Good (24 ratings)
Kitchen Basics: Vegetable Stock

This veggie stock has a stronger, richer flavor than most.


Very Good (73 ratings)
Cottage Pie

Just like Chef Meg's mom (who was from Britain) used to make!


Very Good (14 ratings)
Turkey Reuben

This is Chef Meg's take on a turkey reuben!


Incredible! (1 rating)
Kitchen Basics: Mushroom Stock

If you want a stock packed with flavor, this is the one to make. Change it up: Add ginger for Asian-style stock and garlic for Italian flair.


Very Good (35 ratings)
Silky Smooth White Icing

Those who know me well will say that I am not a snob--except for when it comes to icing. I want the real stuff! To me cakes are ruined with fake whippy icings made with shortening.

Kitchen Basics: Seafood Stock

Chicken and beef stocks are easy to find on store shelves, and many of them taste almost as good as homemade. It's a bit trickier to find seafood stock, and I've never found one that I really like. Thankfully, making your own is fairly easy.


Very Good (135 ratings)
Chicken Breasts with Red Wine Sauce

This is a lighter take on the classic Italian preparation of Chicken Cacciatore (or Chicken Hunter Style). Our made-over version uses white meat rather than dark and less oil to cut almost 60 calories per serving and reduce the fat and sodium of the traditional recipe.


Very Good (118 ratings)
Shrimp Creole

One bite and you're transported to Louisiana!


Very Good (26 ratings)
Kentucky Hot Brown

A hot brown is a Southern classic: An open-faced turkey sandwich is topped with a cheesy sauce, bacon and tomatoes. This one's a lot lighter, but you'd never know from the taste.


Very Good (61 ratings)
Creamy Green Enchiladas

I love enchiladas! These are full of vegetables in addition to the cheese and creamy sauce. Each one has a full serving of veggies, plus almost 20% of your daily fiber.


Very Good (37 ratings)
Oatmeal Orange Cookies (Diabetes Friendly)

These cookies are packed full of whole grains and fiber to fill you up and keep you satisfied. They're great for snacks and suitable for those with diabetes!


Very Good (44 ratings)
Nutty Baked Apples with Raisins

What a sweet warm treat for a cold afternoon! This dish is like having a piece of apple pie but without the large amount of fat and carbs from the dough. The oats inside will trick your mind into thinking that you did just eat pie!

Tangy Tuna Salad Sandwich

I love a good sandwich, one that's so big you have to smash to fit into your mouth. This one is big on flavor, light on fat!


Very Good (39 ratings)
Super Speedy Sausage Rolls

Make these rolls at night and pop them in the microwave (about 20 seconds) or toaster oven (on low) until warm. Pair them with a banana or apple, a peeled hard-boiled egg, and a cup of milk, and breakfast is ready to go in two minutes flat!


Very Good (68 ratings)
15-Minute Asian Beef Soup

This soup is packed with flavor yet low in fat. You can customize it with any vegetables or protein you have on hand.


Very Good (41 ratings)
Roasted Vegetable Soup

This is such a hearty savory soup--and it's vegan! The color alone should win you over. By roasting the vegetables you get a sweet smoky smell and taste.


Very Good (67 ratings)
Empty-the-Pantry Stew

This stew can be made from your pantry and freezer from ingredients that are easy to keep on hand, making it perfect for busy days--or lazy snow days!

20 Minute Ginger-Garlic Chicken

This dish is perfect for busy nights.


Very Good (50 ratings)
Chili Con Carne

Families have gone to war over chili recipes! I love a thick, meaty chili with loads of beans and vegetables. Thankfully my family agrees!


Very Good (37 ratings)
Herb Roasted Garlic

Garlic is good for more than keeping away vampires. It's also quite good for you and full of flavor. Roasting garlic mellows its flavor and gives it a creamy texture.


Very Good (79 ratings)
Easy Ginger-Garlic Sauce

I love this recipe! It can be used as a sauce for grilled meats, a dressing for salads or steamed vegetables, or as a marinade for tofu or other lean proteins. You will always find it in my refrigerator.

Lemon Zucchini Dip

This dip is great for a midday snack alongside vegetables or whole-grain crackers or as a cold sauce for sandwiches.


Very Good (44 ratings)
BBQ Chicken Burgers

What a treat these burgers are! I love how the tangy flavor of the sauce and the peppery notes of the greens play off the savory burger.


Very Good (61 ratings)
Low-Sodium Breakfast Sausage

Love your breakfast sausage but can't handle all the sodium? Try this lower sodium version: 25% less fat, and 1/10th of the sodium.


Very Good (69 ratings)
Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches

This light recipe is great for lunch, supper, or both. It serves eight, so cook once and eat twice!

BLT Potato Snacks

A lighter take on a pub favorite! For extra veggies, top with chopped tomatoes.


Very Good (73 ratings)
Noodles with Easy Peanut Sauce

This quick and easy meal is a hit with kids. If they can't tolerate spicy foods, reduce or omit the sriracha.

Tofu and Squash Curry

Looking for a simple curry that's flavorful but not too hot? This hearty stew fits the bill.

Prosciutto Lettuce Bites

This is truly just a little bite, but it packs so much flavor. You'll love this fancy appetizer! It proves that you can enjoy rich ingredients in small portions.


Very Good (10 ratings)
Roast Beef Toasts with Lemon and Lettuce

As simple, sophisticated hors d'oeuvres.

Cajun Shrimp Toasts with Arugula

This quick and easy appetizer will be a hit at your next party. We think it would make a great sandwich or salad idea, too.

Easy Cucumber Cups

Perfect for your next party--or turn any snack into a festive event!


Very Good (48 ratings)
Mini Taco Cups

These bite-size tacos are always a hit in our house! Have some fun with this recipe; try adding chopped chives, avocado, different varieties of beans, or red onions.


Very Good (14 ratings)
Mocha Mushroom Rub

I love to use unsweetened cocoa powder in rubs for pork. It offers a great depth to the flavor.


Very Good (37 ratings)
Pumpkin Pie with Crunchy Pumpkin Seed Crust

This pie crust has a crunchy addition: pepitas, or shelled pumpkin seeds. They add a nice nutty flavor.


Very Good (42 ratings)
Petite Pecan Tarts

I love to increase the nutrition of baked goods by adding whole grains. That's the secret to these pecan tarts.

Pumpkin Dip

Try this dip on a toasted whole-wheat bagel at breakfast or with apple slices or whole-grain crackers for a snack. It's even good with carrots.


Very Good (26 ratings)
Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

After one sip of this savory pumpkin soup, you will be surprised to find it packs a little heat.

Whole Wheat Couscous with Spinach and Squash

A double-hitter: Each portion has almost two servings of vegetables.


Very Good (37 ratings)
Vegetable Risotto

Rich and creamy, this risotto is full of whole grains and vegetables.


Very Good (64 ratings)
Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Vegetables

Try using an English Cut Beef Roast. It is economical and flavorful. This cut of meat comes from the shoulder or neck area of the animal.


Very Good (243 ratings)
Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry

Slow cookers aren't just for meat! This is a tasty, affordable one-pot vegetarian meal that's filling and perfect for your slow cooker.


Very Good (41 ratings)
Panzanella (Bread and Tomato Salad)

Panzanella is an Italian salad that can be found on trendy bistro menus in the hot summer months. This salad was invented when times were tough, as a way to use up stale bread.


Very Good (17 ratings)
Summer Corn Relish

Sweet summer corn gets a tangy twist.


Very Good (15 ratings)
Spicy Stone Fruit Salsa

In summertime, I like to use this stone fruit salsa over fish or chicken, or as a topping for Greek yogurt.


Very Good (66 ratings)
Gazpacho (Chilled Vegetable Soup)

Gazpacho is one of my favorite summer meals, and it's no coincidence that it's also one of the easiest to make. It's simply a chilled, usually blended vegetable soup of Spanish origin.


Very Good (74 ratings)
Skinny Chicken Philly Cheese Sub

Warm meat, gooey cheese, and grilled vegetables--what's not to love about a Philly cheese steak? How about the more than 1,600 calories in each one! This take on the classic skimps on fat but not flavor.


Very Good (13 ratings)
Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Chef Meg's homemade and natural ricotta cheese is easy to make and a fun project for someone who likes to cook.


Very Good (93 ratings)
Herb Roasted Turkey

The only turkey recipe you'll ever need--no basting necessary.


Very Good (121 ratings)
Cheesy Vegetable-Stuffed Eggplant

This easy, cheesy eggplant packs a mean veggie punch! A simple vegetarian meal that even meat-eaters will love.


Very Good (228 ratings)
Blueberry Flax Seed Muffins

Low-fat buttermilk and applesauce help lower the fat, and the whole-wheat flour and flax seed add fiber. These healthful muffins freeze well!

Pumpkin-Spice Cake Mix Cookies

Take some help from the market if you're not an experienced baker. A spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin become a tasty, easy-to-make cookie.

Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets

Instead of reaching for fried chicken or frozen chicken nuggets, turn to these spicy, crunchy ones instead.


Very Good (51 ratings)
Layered Mexican Dip with Baked Lime Chips

My dip has all the flavor of the original, but it's much easier on the waistline. I prefer to eat this "dip" with a fork or raw vegetables.


Very Good (100 ratings)
Three-Cheese Macaroni from 'The SparkPeople Cookbook'

Cheesy, rich, delicious--just what you expect in macaroni and cheese. What you won't expect? 2/3 the fat and half the calories of the original!


Very Good (20 ratings)
Turkey Bacon Breakfast Rolls

Skip the drive-through and serve these instead. Split one open, pop in an egg cooked your way and even some shredded cheese.


Very Good (420 ratings)
Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken

This is THE most popular recipe on SparkRecipes. We've added more vegetables and reduced the sodium drastically to make it even better.


Very Good (134 ratings)
Orange Chicken

With this dish you get a serving of fruit in every portion. Dice the orange if you prefer smaller pieces and--if you're feeling creative--use a vegetable peeler to create curls of orange zest.


Very Good (94 ratings)
Super Fast Pork and Veggie Stir Fry

Need to get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes? This recipe makes that happen.


Very Good (82 ratings)
Crispy Faux-Fried Mexican Chicken

I love faux frying foods using panko. This crunchy, spicy chicken would be great on a taco salad.


Very Good (141 ratings)
Kitchen Basics: Chicken Noodle Soup

The perfect soup to warm your belly on a cold night or soothe you when you're sick.


Very Good (2 ratings)
Salmon Cakes

While a salmon burger at a restaurant can cost more than $10 each, you can make four for less than that amount!


Very Good (86 ratings)
Cocoa Meringue Shells

These meringues are a fun treat when served with low-fat vanilla ice cream and fresh fruit.


Very Good (60 ratings)
Spice Cookies

Serve these holiday cookies with a cup of tea or lowfat vanilla ice cream.

Roasted Salmon with Apple-Almond Pesto

This is a recipe that sounds (and tastes) fancy but is actually quite easy to make--and ready in just 15 minutes.


Very Good (71 ratings)
Vanilla Flavoring

"Vanilla extract" usually isn't made with real vanilla. The good news is that it's really easy--and affordable--to make your own.


Very Good (37 ratings)
Beef Roast with Broccolini and Sweet Potatoes

Chef Meg's Beef Roast becomes a full dinner, complete with two servings of vegetables.


Very Good (68 ratings)
Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

Load up on Roma tomatoes when they're in season, then dry them in the oven to intensify their flavor and savor them all year round.


Very Good (83 ratings)
Mini Apple Tarts

Instead of a whole pie, try making bite-size tarts. The diminutive desserts cook quicker and are automatically portion controlled. Plus, they're easier to make for a crowd, and there's no need for a fork and plate.


Very Good (34 ratings)
Angelic Peppermint Towers

This an easy, affordable recipe that will impress your guests.


Very Good (71 ratings)
Beef and Blue Sandwich

Sandwiches so good, you'll think someone brought home takeout from your neighborhood deli!


Very Good (146 ratings)
Easy Beef Roast

Lean and versatile, this recipe is the little black dress of your healthy recipe arsenal. Cook this roast on a Sunday and enjoy it throughout the week. We used no salt, just pepper for a truly flavorful roast.


Very Good (45 ratings)
Caramelized Onions

Learn how to make caramelized onions to add flavor to any dish, from soups and sandwiches to stews and dips.


Very Good (17 ratings)
Apple Cider Gravy

Gravy gets a bad rap, but this tasty sauce can be made with almost no fat.


Very Good (114 ratings)
Vegetable Beef Soup

Use leftover roast beef to make this quick, hearty, healthy soup.


Very Good (39 ratings)
Vegetable and Fruit Stuffing

Whole wheat bread gives this side staying power. The fruits and vegetables bulk up the dish, so a little goes a long way. A bit of turkey bacon adds another layer of flavor without adding many calories.


Very Good (190 ratings)
Roasted Root Vegetables

This recipe sings of the fall and early winter harvest.



Perfect Grilled Turkey Sandwich

Chef Meg shares a secret for getting the perfect grilled sandwich!


Very Good (62 ratings)
Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Olive Tapenade, Tomatoes, and Feta

Make this chicken the next you have company for dinner, and they'll swear you hired caterers. It tastes like it came from a restaurant, but for much less money and effort.


Very Good (11 ratings)
Tapenade and Spinach Pasta

Tired of the same old red sauce from a jar? Try this instead.


Very Good (54 ratings)
Olive Tapenade

Tapenade is a traditional sauce or condiment from Provence, in the south of France. It adds a punch of flavor for very few calories. You can buy premade tapenade, but you'll spend more money and be consuming more sodium than if you made it at home.


Very Good (80 ratings)
Spring Rolls

This recipe is really easy; it's really more of a process than a recipe. Rice paper wrappers, which are available in the ethnic sections of most larger supermarkets these days, are a great way to wrap your veggies and protein for a quick snack or light lunch.


Very Good (136 ratings)
Chicken-Veggie Stir Fry

This is a great meal for a busy night--for some added fun, bring out the chopsticks! Change up the veggies, and you'll have a new meal each time you make this dish.


Very Good (62 ratings)
Mini Sweet Potato Tarts

Try these light and low-fat personal pies for dessert during the fall. They're a great substitute for pumpkin pie or sweet potato casserole.


Very Good (61 ratings)
Roasted Squash Soup

Try a two for one: The next time you are turning on the oven to 375 degrees, roast the squash, cool it slightly, peel and package to freeze. You'll have butternut squash on hand whenever you need it, and you can have dinner on the table in no time!


Very Good (110 ratings)
Zesty Orange-Cranberry Sauce (Relish)

Toss the canned cranberry jelly and use this homemade version instead. It's ready in no time, and it's full of healthy fruit!


Very Good (55 ratings)
Chicken Stock

After you've roasted a chicken or turkey don't throw away the bones. They can be used to make homemade, low-sodium stocks, which can add flavor to your healthy, home-cooked meals.


Very Good (371 ratings)
Slow Cooker Lasagna

What a great dish for one of those nights when your kids have a late soccer game! Brown the meat, layer in the ingredients, set your slow cooker on low, and go!


Very Good (365 ratings)
Slow Cooker Marinara Chicken and Vegetables

In the morning, throw all the ingredients for this simple recipe in the slow cooker. A hearty and healthy dinner will be waiting for you when you get home!


Very Good (68 ratings)
Fruit Kabobs with Coconut Yogurt Dip

Serve these fruit kebabs at your next party.


Very Good (69 ratings)
Halibut Stew with Fresh Herbs

This fresh fish stew is chock full of herbs and veggies. It's slightly unusual and completely delicious.


Very Good (87 ratings)
Roasted Corn and Pepper Soup

This is a great recipe when the garden is overflowing.


Very Good (150 ratings)
Tomato Soup

This tomato soup is so rich and thick you'll swear it's laden with cream and butter. The trick is really good tomatoes.


Very Good (88 ratings)
Cheesy Grilled Banana Peppers

These sophisticated popped are stuffed with creamy Gouda cheese, a bit of bacon, and tomatoes.


Very Good (174 ratings)
Deviled Eggs

Chef Meg lightened up a picnic and potluck favorite! Her secret ingredient (shh, don't tell!) is pickle juice.


Very Good (129 ratings)
Caramel Popcorn

This lightened-up version of caramel popcorn is our favorite tailgate treat.


Very Good (289 ratings)
Faux Fried Cheese Sticks

We cut the grease and used reduced-fat string cheese to re-create a pub favorite.


Very Good (35 ratings)
Homemade Vegetable Stock (Salt-Free)

Making homemade stock is so easy! It's a third the price of buying it in stores.


Very Good (413 ratings)
White Chicken Chili

This chili is packed with flavor and fiber. Make a big batch for a crowd or freeze it in single-serving containers for up to four months.


Very Good (61 ratings)
Single-Serving California-Style Chicken Cordon Bleu

This recipe takes a traditional French dish and gives it a California twist. A good portion of the fat comes from the avocado, which has mostly heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.


Very Good (183 ratings)
Slow Cooker Pork with Greens and Beans

My kids never complain about eating both beans and greens in one meal when they're served alongside rich, slow-cooked pork.

xxxxEasy Bean and Veggie Burritos (Chef Meg's Makeover)

Added more vegetable with whole yellow or red pepper and lettuce. Increased spice with cumin and changed cheese for flavor to a monterey Jack and melting abiltiy.

Dinner on the table in 15 mintues!


Very Good (100 ratings)
Chocolate Fondue

By choosing a darker chocolate and fat-free evaporated milk, we've cut the calories of this chocolate dip in half!


Very Good (559 ratings)
Healthy Chicken Vegetable Casserole

Try this inexpensive and fresh version of a chicken casserole--no need for processed soups or sauces!


Very Good (175 ratings)
Easy & Wholesome Zucchini Muffins

This is a great recipe for summer, when you have a surplus of zucchini in the garden. Double or triple the batch and freeze them for quick and healthy breakfasts.


Very Good (192 ratings)
Grilled Strawberry & Cream Pita

This is a great dessert that's delicious when strawberries are in season.


Very Good (207 ratings)
Simple Quinoa and Vegetables

This protein-rich vegetarian recipe is simple to make and tasty to eat!


Very Good (196 ratings)
Cocoa Crusted Pork Tenderloin

This dish inspired by Costa Rican spices seems exotic, but it uses spices and ingredients you already have around the house: coffee, cocoa and cinnamon. You'll wonder why you've been relegating these flavorings to dessert!


Very Good (55 ratings)
Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

There's no need to buy pumpkin pie spice. You can easily make your own at home. And it makes a great hostess gift for any fall event! Feel free to double or triple this recipe!


Very Good (58 ratings)
Slow Cooker Moroccan Beef Stew

Chef Meg turned a member-submitted dish into a slow cooker meal that's easy yet exotic!


Very Good (255 ratings)
Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans

This is a great slow cooker side dish that's incredibly easy to make!

Chicken Nachos

Turn leftovers into a tasty movie night meal.


Very Good (80 ratings)
Southwest Chicken and Black Bean Soup

This is a really filling soup that's easy to make. Each serving is a hearty 2 cups!


Very Good (92 ratings)
Topless Chicken Pot Pie

This kid-friendly comfort food is perfect for a weeknight meal. Even better: You can use frozen veggies and leftover chicken.


Very Good (151 ratings)
Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cream

Strawberries are combined with tangy and sweet balsamic vinegar and creamy ricotta in this quick and simple dessert.


Very Good (200 ratings)
Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

Fried, battered, dripping sauce--hot wings are calorie bombs! But not these.


Very Good (199 ratings)
Taco Seasoning

Ditch those packets from the supermarket, and whip up a batch of this simple, tasty taco seasoning!


Very Good (160 ratings)
Chicken Satay with Vegetables

Chef Meg lowered the fat and calories in this member-submitted recipe, which contains two servings of cooked vegetables per portion!


Very Good (77 ratings)
Mole Sauce

This traditional Mexican sauce is spicy and goes well with Chef Meg's Cocoa-Crusted Pork Tenderloin.


Very Good (78 ratings)
Chicken Leftover Tostada

Tostada means toasted in Spanish, and in this simple recipe, Chef Meg makes a crunchy, crispy, chewy, cheesy tostada using leftovers from her Slow Cooker Provencal Chicken and Beans dish.


Very Good (280 ratings)
Slow Cooker Provencal Chicken and Beans

This is a great recipe to use as a basis for plenty of meals!


Very Good (76 ratings)
Skinny Chicken Parmesan Salad

While chicken Parmesan is traditionally fried and served with pasta, this lighter version is delightful atop a hearty tomato and basil salad.


Very Good (284 ratings)
Baked Chicken with Garlic and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Garlic lovers, rejoice! This recipe contains a whopping two heads, but the flavor mellows and sweetens when baked.


Very Good (146 ratings)
Spinach and Tomato Pasta Salad

Most pasta salads are heavy on the pasta and light on everything else. This version, which can be served warm or cold, includes a hefty portion of vegetables--both spinach and tomatoes.


Very Good (118 ratings)
Garden Harvest Vegetable Soup

This soups works well with most vegetables from the garden-- experiment and use vegetables that are in season.


Very Good (118 ratings)
Easy Steamed Fish Packets

Cooking fish or chicken in parchment-paper packets keeps the dish moist and tender, with no added fat. Plus, it's done in minutes!


Very Good (50 ratings)
Italian Herb Seasoning

Forget buying packets of seasonings. They're expensive and often full of salt. Save sodium and money by making this easy herb blend. Use it in sauces, soups, stews, on meats... anywhere you want to add Italian flavor without fat or sodium!


Very Good (172 ratings)
Roasted Beet Salad

Think you dislike beets? Not after trying this recipe! Roasting brings out the beets' natural sweetness, and the feta offers a salty contrast.


Very Good (399 ratings)
Spinach-Berry Salad

Fresh and juicy during spring and summer months, strawberries are delicious when combined with tender spinach, creamy goat cheese and crunchy toasted almonds.


Very Good (244 ratings)
Taco Soup

Top this soup with toasted tortilla strips and serve with lime wedges and avocado slices.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This one-dish meal is great for a weeknight meal or as a appetizer for a party. Serve it with steamed broccoli or a green salad.


Very Good (123 ratings)
Baked Potato Soup

All the taste of a loaded baked potato, in a hearty soup.


Very Good (148 ratings)
Tropical Grilled Chicken

We love shredding this sweet and savory chicken to turn it into tacos, but it's also delicious as is with a side of grilled veggies.


Very Good (107 ratings)
Mediterranean Chicken with Orzo

Parsley and capers add flavor to this veggie-packed, heart-healthy dish.


Very Good (49 ratings)
Grilled Garlic Citrus Flank Steak

There is room for red meat in a healthy lifestyle. The key is choosing lean cuts and healthful cooking methods.

Tangy Garlic-Citrus Parsley Sauce

This sauce is great on grilled meats, and it makes enough for two meals. Try it on cooked pasta or roasted vegetables.


Very Good (62 ratings)
Whole-Grain Berry Muffins

Raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, blackberry--choose any berry you want. You can't go wrong with these healthy, tasty muffins.


Very Good (130 ratings)
Thai Chicken Coconut Soup

This sweet and spicy soup is a staple of Thai takeout. Chef Meg recreated it for a fraction of the cost and sodium!


Very Good (282 ratings)
Tex Mex Calzones

An Italian favorite gets a below the border twist. Chef Meg made just a few tweaks before giving this one her seal of approval! She adds the spices early in cooking to help boost flavor and added a full pound of turkey for a more filling meal.


Very Good (192 ratings)
Linguine with Spicy Shrimp

We're serious about the spice in this recipe. Whole-grain pasta and tender shrimp pair perfectly with a luxuriously rich, piquant sauce.

Grilled Perch with Citrus Salsa

Citrus and cilantro dress up grilled fish.


Very Good (85 ratings)
Black Beans and Brown Rice

A simple, hearty meat-free meal. Pair with a green salad, and dinner is ready.


Very Good (158 ratings)
Roasted Chicken with Herb Oil

Roasted chicken is a simple and versatile protein. Use it in soups, throw it on pasta or pair it with a simple salad.


Very Good (199 ratings)
Herbed Bulgur and Lentil Salad

This recipe is part of "The SparkPeople Cookbook." Order your copy today! This salad is even better the longer it sits in the fridge, so we love to make a big batch of it and eat it throughout the week.


Very Good (133 ratings)
Bruschetta-Stuffed Mushrooms

All the flavor of bruschetta, in a mushroom!


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