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Mildly healthier than those produced commercially.
Taken from allrecipes.com or tasteofhome.com, can't remember which, with a few minor adjustments. ;) The calories come primarily from the pasta, so in the future I may add additional vegetables in place of some of the pasta.
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I took this recipe from allrecipes.com.
These snickerdoodle cookies are best served warm, fresh out of the oven. At 77 calories a piece, they make a yummy treat.
This is not a quick recipe, but it's worth the time. Modified from a recipe found at allrecipes.com.
A vegetarian version of Chef Meg's Super Speedy Sausage Rolls
This is a spin-off of a recipe I found in a cookbook of which I cannot remember the name. :) My teenage boys usually have two servings. If you use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, it's vegan.
Add a dallop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cheese when serving. Serve over brown rice or whole wheat pasta.
The boys liked it, even though it was healthy.
I call this Cheater Seitan because of how easy it is. This is much easier to put together than its wheat-flour counterpart.
I got these from Paula Dean on Food Network. They taste just as good as the ones you get from Red Lobster. I use Earth Balance in place of butter for less fat.
Quinoa is an excellent addition to this soup because it is a "complete protein." The beans add fiber and it's super tasty. It is very filling and quite low in calories.
This is the lazy way of making chili - and having a wonderful meal ready when you get home from work.
You'll need a powerful blender to turn the almonds into a powder. This is so much more delicious than any alfredo I've ever had with the cream and butter.
I love soup, but my boys don't. We compromise by making healthy, hearty and filling soups (that are still low in calories and high in nutrients). Personally I would prefer to omit the cheese, but I add it for the kids' sake. This is one of the things I can compromise on - sometimes. :)
Serve this sauce over whole wheat spaghetti noodles, brown rice, or vegetables. Yum!
I didn't include salt in this recipe because many people like lower-sodium recipes. When I make it, I salt it up. I also add several cloves of garlic at times to give it a little more punch.
From the Jet Puffed Marshmallow Jar. This is a treat and in no way a healthy food.
I used another SP's recipe as a springboard, but I used enough different ingredients that I needed a new nutritional count. This is how I made it.
This is a "veganized" version of a recipe for muffins I found in a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. The nutritional info does not include any add-ins, though I will usually add chocolate chips, raisins or fresh blueberries depending on what the kids are in the mood for.
Enchiladas are a lot of work due to the rolling involved. By layering them, it's much easier and faster. The dish is saucy enough that cheese is not necessarily needed, but feel free to add some if you prefer - but it will add a significant amount of fat and calories.
This is the perfect comfort food - hearty and filling, but healthy and relatively low in fat.
This came out a little softer than I was hoping, but it mixes great with soy yogurt and fresh fruit.
These are tasty little vittles that are a wonderful treat when craving something sweet. If possible, grind whole wheat (using a wheat grinder or a BlendTec or other high powered blender) for the flour rather than using commercially packaged flour.
I originally found this recipe using ground beef. Using Adzuki beans and brown rice makes it even healthier. You can use 1lb. of ground beef instead if you prefer.
This is a twist on a vegan macaroni and cheese recipe I found on vegandad.com. The pinto beans and chili powder add a southwestern flavor. Chilis can be added if a spicier sauce is desired.
From the UnCheese Cook Book. This completely vegan dressing won't break your calorie bank. The olives and nori replace the salty taste of the anchovies typically found in Ceasar Dressing.
I prepared this recipe before calculating the nutritional information. I was SHOCKED when I learned there was only 90 calories per serving. It seemed far too good to be true - I kept trying to figure out what ingredients I forgot to include in the analysis. The kids absolutely loved it.
I love Ranch but I hate all the added fat that goes with it. This creamy version of Ranch dressing contains healthy fats from the cashews. Today I will be drizzling it over some sliced vegetables and kidney beans for lunch.
This dairy-free version of macaroni and cheese is wonderfully tasty and low in fat.
Chef Meg's soup has been made over to make it completely vegan - and delicious!
I love lasagna, but not all the fat and calories that come with it. This cheese-free, meat-free variety hits the spot without hitting my thighs.
I love granola bars, but I was disgusted by all the garbage in the commercially processed bars. Online recipes I found were diet-sabotagers, so I came up with my own "healthy" version. At 100 calories per bar, low fat and low sugar, they're a winner in our house.
Completely vegan, this sauce goes well over vegetables, rice and pasta.
Recipes I've Rated:
- Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken
- Mexican Eggroll
- Vanilla Flavoring
- Chicken Enchilada Casserole
- Strawberry Yogurt Breakfast Split
- Eggs in a Basket
- Super Speedy Sausage Rolls
- Tofu Meatballs
- Single Serving Chocolate Brownie
- Oven Roasted Fresh Beets
- 5 Ingredient Soup
- Zucchini Soup
- Thrive Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars
- Whole Wheat Pasta with Sesame Peanut Sauce
- Nut Loaf
- High Fiber Brownies
- Unstuffed Cabbage
- Clean Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
- Baked Falafel
- vegan horchata
- Mock Wendy's Frosty
- OMG it's Tofu Queso (95 Calories 6 Carb) MUST TRY
- Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup w/ Turkey Bacon
- Yum Yum Brownie Muffins
- Raw Hummus with sprouted Chickpeas
- Slow Cooker Granola
- Taco Soup
- mushroom stroganoff