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Recipes I've Shared:

Tomato Cucumber Salad

A quick throw together salad that tastes great and is a healthy alternative to other sides. Especially great during the summer.


Very Good (1 rating)
Corn Dogs without the Grease and Calories

This is about as easy as it gets as far as getting something that tastes good, tastes like a comfort food but eliminates grease from the equation.

Chicken Noodle Soup from Scratch

From boiling the chicken to the bowl - homemade chicken noodle soup that tastes better than anything in a can.


Very Good (1 rating)
Creamy Swiss Steak (crock pot recipe)

This recipe came from the Taste of Home Comfort Foods Diet Cookbook. I made a couple alterations in order to save on a few calories and use the products I'm used to using.

Oreo Cream Pudding

My kids go INSANE for this recipe. It's a quick throw together that satisfies the sweet tooth. It's a little high in calories, but considering what goes into it, it's fantastically good. Great for get togethers, pot lucks, and work food days.

BLT Dip/Spread

Tastes like a BLT without all the extra calories.

Rotini with Chicken Sausage Red Sauce

A quick dinner for the Italian food fix.

Four Berry Crisp: Party Size

A fast and easy dessert made in a crowd-pleasing amount. Berries are strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, and red raspberry.

Baked Apple Turnovers

A tasty apple-pie feel to quench the sweetest of sweet tooths.


Very Good (10 ratings)
Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

The original recipe was taken from Taste of Home; however, I changed it up a little bit to lower the calories. I found that the bread was the key issue so the nutritional information is calculated for a single patty, no bread. Use whatever bread you like and just make sure you add it on to your calorie count.


Incredible! (7 ratings)
Lemon Garlic Fish Spread

This is a recipe for a spread that goes great on most fish, especially tilapia. The portion is very large so if you wanted to cook more fish and save on calories, you would feasibly spread it thinner on the fish.

Egg Noodle Alfredo

I'm not 100% on the serving size for this one but I know it tastes great. I guest-i-mate that I get about 8 servings per bag of noodles.


Very Good (2 ratings)
Bacon BBQ Chicken

A smokey oven chicken smothered in bacon and BBQ - can't beat this as a summer favorite.

Simple Fruit Salad

I know anyone can slice and dice up fruit to make a fruit salad. This is here for my own reference for my nutrition tracker.

Spicy Chicken in a Cream Sauce

Inspired from a Taste of Home "Diet Comfort Foods" cook book, I took one of their recipes and added a creamy sauce that works well with rice. Note: sodium could be cut drastically by using fresh salsa rather than something pre-made. My husband said it reminds him of an old special Taco Bell ran. I guess that's a good thing.

Cream Cheese & Salsa Pinwheel

An old recipe using low fat/no fat ingredients.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Flat Dish

It's a very basic chicken cordon bleu only it's unwrapped - this recipe compliments to my husband being generous and pounding out my chicken breasts to prepare for my regular CCB recipe... only to beat them to a pulp so they were too holy/tore up to use as a single wrap version.

This version has a little "zing" to it because of the pepperjack cheese - it can be completely substituted out for swiss cheese without causing an upset in the nutritional information.

I actually think I like this one better than the other!

Family Size Ground Turkey Meatloaf

A family sized traditional food made body-conscious by using ground turkey and bread crumbs. This is a minimalist type dish that captures the flavor of meatloaf I had growing up but without the extras.

Italian Baked Tilapia

A quick and easy way to prepare tilapia, avoiding all those unwanted calories that come with deep frying.

Chickenzas (Chicken - Pizza Cheese)

I basically replaced the bread with chicken to make a main dish. It has a very familiar flare to a chicken parmesian; however, it isn't fried and bread comes no where near this dish. My son insisted on my calling them chickenzas.

Portabello Mushroom Pizzas

A quick and filling dinner with few calories and low sodium.

Pita Pizza - Cheese

Simple and takes away any pizza craving. Doll it up with your favorite pizza toppings, just make sure you adjust the calories to accommodate them!

Smoothie: Peach, Pineapple, Strawberry, Mango

A simply delicious smoothie that's deliciously simple.

Smoothie: Pineapple Mango

A refreshing tropical smoothie with very few calories!


Very Good (11 ratings)
Zesty Turkey Sloppy Joe

Great flavor, a little zing!

Chicken and Dumplings

A fantastic dish that doesn't taste like its healthy. Its great for rainy days and cold days.

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken

This chicken dish is geared to feed a whole family of 3-5 people. It's a great dish with rich flavors without all the fat.

Parmesan Rice

A deliciously simple way to jazz up rice for italian dishes.

Pork Chops with White Sauce and Onions

Simple white sauce made in kitchens everywhere - mostly done for my own tracking. Obviously this is overstating the calories simply because you cook the pork in sour cream and soup - you don't eat all the liquid the pork bakes in!

Filling (Turkey) BLT

Simple and easy but a classic flavor! I am mostly putting this recipe on file for myself for an easy addition to my meal plan. I'm making it public so others can see just how easy it is to get the classic comfort foods without all the guilt.

Chicken with White Sauce and Onions

This is a recipe I think most people already create at home; however, consider this a documented version here on Spark People - great flavor, tender juicy chicken, and only 146 calories per serving!

Cris' Mexican Kick Chicken

I am sure a "real" recipe exists somewhere; however, one year my husband was looking for a little kick to his chicken and I threw these ingredients together without even thinking. The flavor is bold and you can adjust the heat by changing out the salsa. This is also DELICIOUS on the grill.


Very Good (4 ratings)
Guiltless Chicken Cordon Bleu

Weight-loss friendly version of a french classic. A little bit of prep goes into this dish, but the payoff is SO worth it!

This low-cal version makes it guiltless to have seconds!


Incredible! (2 ratings)
Fried Corn and Onions

This may be two flavors you never thought would go together, but it'll blow you away with its simplicity and taste!



Recipe Collections I've Shared:

    Cris' Creations
    Everything in this cookbook is my own creation or modified enough from another recipe to be identified as different. Please enjoy!