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Recipes I've Shared:

Cranberry-Pineapple Upside-down Cake

This is a wonderful dessert to surprise people with during the holidays! The cranberries give it a beautiful festive look and complement the sweet pineapples wonderfully! The best part is how low-calorie and low fat it is. Using club soda and applesauce instead of eggs and oil saves serious calories (and makes it vegan)!

Apple Chicken Chili

This is a wonderful chili for crisp fall weather. The apples add a happy surprise and there is enough heat to make any man happy.

Tex-Mex Gazpacho

This is less than 100 calories a serving and a great way to use up your summer garden harvest. Plus, it's perfect for a hot summer day because there is no cooking!

Turkey and Rice

This is a great Thanksgiving-esque meal for two!

Pumpkin "tortilla" soup

This is a wonderful spicy, vegetarian soup that is perfect for chilly fall evenings.

Tomato & Zucchini Pie w Greek Yogurt

The Greek yogurt adds creamy protein to this tasty vegetarian dish!

Lentil Quinoa Burgers

These vegetarian burgers form into lovely patties and grill fantastically. Top with avocado, cheese, and peppers for a great summer cook out alternative!

Edamame Pot Pie

Chicken pot pies were a staple in my home growing up ... but at 4,000,000 calories they are a no-no for me now. Plus, they aren't vegetarian-friendly what with the chicken and all. So, here is my solution!!! High protein and low-calorie ... and ALMOST like momma used to serve.

Natalie's Chicken and Dumplings

This is the definition of comfort food - with a low-cal twist. Any biscuit recipe will work for the dumplings, but this one is the lowest-fat I could create!

Apple Bread Pudding

This is a wonderful warm dessert that tastes great with ice cream and caramel

Blackeyed Pea Chili

Good chili with a unique twist ... leave as-is for vegetarian meal or add chicken or turkey chunks. This is a great way to get your New Year's Day black-eyed peas :-)

Sweet potato bean burgers

Protein and fiber meet in this great veggie burger to make a filling and wholesome dinner. It's pretty bright too!

Vegetarian Breakfast Pizza

This pizza is a combination of all breakfast faves. Goes great with muffins and/or fruit, but is also wonderful served by itself. Gravy is the pizza sauce and crescent roll is the dough. It's perfect for a Sunday brunch!

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

These 90-calorie muffins are bursting with flavor. They are moist, low-fat and not super-sweet! I serve them as a side with an egg dish. They are great for potluck brunches too!

Lavash

This is like super thin pitas. I like this recipe because it makes them crunchy and chip-like. Perfect for football games!!! Add a little salsa and you are rockin' in the muchies department.

Mexican Cornbread

This is a meal in itself and is best served under pinto beans! It's wonderful for a vegetarian dinner.

Banana Snow Cream

Something fun and diet-friendly for a snow day :-) This take on ice cream is super easy and very tasty.

Cinnamon and Sugar Biscotti

If you love biscotti and love snickerdoodles then this recipe is perfect for you!

Avocado Quesadilla

Avocados and peanuts work together for a surprising lunch with a little crunch.

Whole wheat pizza dough

Basic, quick, easy pizza dough! Seriously, you can have tasty, homemade pizza in 40 minutes!

Snow Chili

This is a great meal for the first snowy day of the year. Put the ingredients in your slow cooker, then head outside for a few hours of snow ball fights and snow people building. It'll be waiting, ready to warm you up!

Nopales con Huevos

Want 30% of your day's calcium needs in one meal without milk? Try cactus and eggs! How about 15 grams of protein?

Egg in the Middle of Toast

Growing up, "Egg in the Middle of Toast" was a household staple. Some people call it Toad in the Hole and other such things, but my family is pretty pragmatic and says it like it is.

This was a favorite breakfast for us all and I was bound and determined to make it healthy. It's not like it was hard, after all. I just swapped real butter for spray butter and went with a low-calorie bread.

Everyday Green Bean Casserole

Why is green bean casserole reserved for the holidays? With this lean version, you can eat it anytime - guilt-free!

Baked Gingerbread oatmeal

This baked oatmeal is a great holiday breakfast treat.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Egg Noodles with Pumpkin Sauce

Great fall vegetarian recipe with more than your daily need of vitamin C!

Thanksgiving Meatloaf

This meatloaf has all the flavors of Thanksgiving. Serve it with baked sweet potato and green beans and you have the quickest Thanksgiving dinner ever!


Incredible! (1 rating)
Vegetarian Gumbo

This is a low-calorie version of an awesome Cajun dish. I make it in a crock pot and look forward to it all day.

Pumpkin Torte-lettes

This crowd-pleaser is definitely worth the work and time it takes. It's low-calorie - adapted from a torte recipe that was more than 500 calories a serving - and comes in at only 180 calories a torte-lette! NOTE: This is easiest if made over two days.

Turkey and "dumplings"

This is a wonderful way to use up the leftover Thanksgiving turkey!

Totally Tasty Bacon Cheeseburgers

This is a lower calorie alternative to a family favorite. You can cut the calories even more by using less cheese and less mayonnaise (or cut the mayo completely and use mustard!)

Italian-Style Swiss Chard

This is a wonderful side for pasta dishes. Protein and fiber are great considering it's just side dish!

Amuesling French Toast Sticks

This Muesli-topped French toast is high in protein and a very decadent, but low-cal, way to start your day!

Creamed Cauliflower soup

Warm and hearty on a cold winter night, this creamy soup hits the spot and fills you up - for only 65 calories a serving! And that includes bacon.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Pumpkin and Black Bean Chili

This amazing vegetarian meal is perfect for a blustery fall evening! It's low calorie and has a good protein and fiber count.

Sweet potato and black bean burrito

This is a wonderful vegetarian dinner, loaded with protein and fiver!

Overnight Oatmeal

Great for those weekend mornings when you have to eat early, but want to sleep as long as possible. With this dish, breakfast is ready when you wake up!

Tuna Hummus stuffed peppers

The hummus gives an earthy flavoring to this protein-packed dinner. It's beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. Plus it's got bacon. How can you beat that???


Incredible! (2 ratings)
Tuna Hummus Salad

Easy and dairy-free tuna salad. LOADED with protein!

Red and Green Vegetarian Chili

After a long day at work, it's wonderful to come home and have this ready to eat.

Apple and turkey bacon pancakes

Great breakfast for chilly fall mornings.


Very Good (2 ratings)
Mozzarella stuffed meatballs

These stuffed meatballs are WONDERFUL on bolillo bread with either tomato sauce or alfredo. The basil compliments both well and the cheese is melt-in-your-mouth goodness!

Low-calorie Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

This is amazing on a chilly Saturday morning.

Hummus Soup

This is a great base for lamp, chicken or beef stew. Add any of those meats and it will warm you up on a winter's night and fill you with protein! Leave it vegetarian and it's divine as well!

Baked Hummus

This recipe came about after I received A GALLON of hummus from a friend and ran out of freezer space and needed to use it up.

Hummus and Spinach Stuffed Chicken

This is a great way to make chicken with a nutty flavor and lots of protein!

I serve it with toasted pita bread cut into triangles, hummus and roasted red peppers.

Peachy Keen Bread Pudding

Such a great way to use "bread butts" and summer peaches! Tastes great with a scoop of ice cream on top.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Red Bean Burger

Red beans, red onions, red peppers ... ready to eat? SO GOOD!

Strawberry applesauce cake

No oil or eggs needed!

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding

The serving sizes are HUGE! This bread pudding has 8 grams of protein per serving which makes it a great dessert following a workout.

Chocolate Banana Pudding Pie

1 Chocolate wafer Pie crust
1 box instant banana cream pudding
Nonfat milk


Incredible! (1 rating)
Peeps Chocolate Sunflower Cake

This is an easy cake for any occasion. It takes about an hour and looks very impressive!