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Triple Cheese Broccoli Puff

This is modified from a much higher fat recipe I found online - I basically took as many of the dairy ingredients as possible in this recipe and converted them to lower-fat versions. It could probably be made even lighter with egg beaters or egg whites, but I love eggs so I left in the whole ones.

Cheesy Chicken Pouch (SparkSolution)

From page 174 of the SparkSolution. The only difference is that I calculated calories using a sandwich thin (Orowheat) rather than a flatbread or tortilla. It only causes a 25 calorie difference, though.

Seared Tuna Salad - Asian Style

This healthy salad is tasty and easy to prepare. The vegetables are a beautiful complement to the tuna along with the flavor of the dressing. The dressing is low in fat and the stovetop searing method for the tuna makes it even healthier because it uses no heated oils. From WHfoods.com

Mediterranean Breakfast Wraps

Slightly adapted from Rachael Ray's recipe (fewer eggs, less cheese, flatout bread instead of tortilla, and pesto instead of caponata).

Emeril's Kicked-Up Tuna Melts

"Any mild melting cheese, like cheddar or monterey jack will work here. The recipe can easily be doubled for a crowd." -Emeril

I cut the tuna in half for this recipe because the original 20 ounces was just too much for me. Other than that the recipe is the same as the one created by Emeril. I like dark German bread with this.

Easy Chicken Tostadas

Recipe from oldwayspt.org. I used rotisserie chicken from Walmart. Pull off the white meat. You can also mix another tbsp of lime juice with fat free plain yogurt as a sub for sour cream - but I didn't think these needed sour cream anyway. They do go great with guacamole ... I had some leftovers of the chicken mixture and added black beans and guac then threw all of it in a whole grain wrap for lunch. Fantabulous!

Mediterranean Olive Toss

Courtesy of Lindsay Olive Company.

Skewered Shrimp with Black Bean-Lemon Rice

*The calorie count on this is much lower than what is calculated here because you don't use all the marinade. The calorie count from Oldwayspt.org (where I got the recipe) is 486 per serving. While that's still pretty high, this dish is extremely filling and you may really only be able to eat half to three-quarters of a serving before you're full.

Greek-Style Vegetarian Lasagna

I was skeptical about this until I tried it ... so yummy! The original recipe (from Oldwayspt.org) calls for ricotta cheese, but I substituted cottage cheese because I really hate ricotta.

Tortellini Primavera

This creamy tortellini and vegetable pasta is a real crowd pleaser. To make it even quicker, use frozen chopped vegetables instead of fresh. Serve with: A green salad and whole-grain baguette. Courtesy of Eating Well.

Chris' Mediterranean Pizza

My husband used to make these pizzas when he worked in a deli as a teenager. We tweaked it a bit - used olive oil and whole grain crust. The pizza yields 8 slices. I've listed 4 as the serving size to allow for 2 slices - but this pizza is very filling, so you may only need one slice (which would only be 260 calories).

Artichokes Istanbul-Style

Recipe courtesy of Oldways.com and the book Spice - Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean by Ana Sortun. This is a traditional Turkish specialty - serve with fish or alone.

Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal with a Egg Boost

Recipe courtesy of Egg Nutrition Center and Oldways.com. "For oatmeal fans who want more protein in their breakfast, adding yogurt and egg does the trick, making this somewhat like bread pudding.

Protein packed breakfast sandwich

I have had a long-time love/hate relationship with breakfast. I love hot pockets and other convenience breakfasts, but I also want to be healthy and eat something nutritious. This is a fast breakfast (you can keep sliced tomatoes ready in the fridge, and an egg doesn't take long at all in the microwave) that satisfies and it packed with healthy nutrients.

Homemade Breakfast Hot Pockets

I wanted something to substitude for Lean Pockets that would be cheaper and have less saturated fat. Actual Lean Pockets have fewer calories (15).

Dirty Banana (from Dole.com/bananas)

Alcoholic beverage made with bananas.

Laurie's Homemade Summer Salsa

This is best when chilled in the fridge for at least an hour. Can be used as a dip for chips, a filling for tortillas, or a stand alone snack. Add cilantro, garlic powder and salt depending on your tastes.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This recipe came from Everwell.com.

Steakhouse Taboli (Bishop Brothers)

The bulgur comes in a dry mix I buy at the local grocery store. It's made by a company called Bishop Brothers in Bristow, OK.

Ginger-Teriyaki Strip Steaks

The recipe calls for cooking this in a broiler pan, but I like to use the George Foreman grill. I like to serve this with steamed rice and green beans.

Quick Pizza Margherita

This recipe comes from the Cookling Light Cookbook.

Cinnamon Pecan Waffles

This recipe came originally from Cuisinart website. I swapped the regular milk for non-fat milk and regular eggs for eggbeaters. This knocked about 20 calories off the total.

Scallion and Bacon Twice-Baked Potatoes

Bacon and scallions give this comfort food recipe terrific flavor. Cheddar cheese and sour cream make the filling nice and creamy.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Not for people ... this is a recipe for your dog.


Very Good (1 rating)
Fresh Tomato, Basil, and Cheese Pizza

Great summer pizza!

Honey Lime Tilapia

Makes 2 servings. Perfect and tasty way to use those summer veggies. Delete mozzarella to bring calories per serving down to 291.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

you can use rotisserie chicken from your grocery store's deli department to save time.



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