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I pretty much came up with this recipe on a whim after I found a great deal on butternut squash. I wanted something easy, with relatively low calories, low sodium and high protein. I added tofu for the extra protein and for those who have never tried it, it is awesome! #1 it doesn't really have a distinct flavor of its own and it takes on the flavors of the dishes you put it in, so you won't even know it is there. Plus it gives the soup extra creaminess and of course the protein too. ENJOY!
This is a modified version of a Hungry Girl "coffee cup" cake recipe I found. I love raspberry, but this could be modified to any fruit flavor!
Delicious, cheesy, and a great substitute for those fattening, carb heavy versions from your local pizza shop!
This recipe is a modified version of the Hungry Girl recipe because of what I had lying around the kitchen. It turned out that I loved the combination of flavors so much that I decided to share it!
For when you are craving a treat, but want all the nutritious goodness :)
These mini apple pies hit the spot when you are craving something sweet! The flaky crust from the fillo dough gives a nice crunchy outside while the fresh apples make a naturally sweet filling.
This is my mom's potato soup! I can still remember its delicious smell drifting through the house calling everyone to the table. I have always loved this soup because it is not your traditional potato soup. Instead of having a thick pourage like consistency that most potato soups have, this one is thinner and makes you still feel light after eating it.
Shortbread cookies are typically a no-no during dieting. Not that these cookies don't have thier fair share of butter, but the smaller portion makes them just enough to keep you satisfied during the holidays! ENJOY ALL GOOD THINGS IN MODERATION!
This quiche is great for breakfast, lunch or just as a snack. It forms its own pseudo-crust from the addition of the flour and has a nice mildly spicy flavor from the addition of the sausage and chiles. ENJOY!
Usually the words "Alfredo sauce" and "diet" are not friends...until now! This alfredo sauce is delicious with tons of garlic and much less fat than the original version. You still can't drink it by the cupful, but at least you can have a taste of alfredo sauce.
These delicious sausages are not for your everyday breakfast, but they sure hit the spot when you are looking for that great maple flavor on a special occasion. Using chicken sausages instead of pork lowers the fat a lot. Also, using light syrup instead of full sugar reduces some of the sugar and carbs without taking away the flavor. ENJOY!
These biscuits are delicious as part of a quick breakfast sandwich or as a side with dinner! Feel free to substitute any cheese or spices you would like, these are pretty much a blank canvas that can be modified in any number of ways.
- Mix in green chiles and pepper jack cheese
- Mix in cranberries and mozzarella
- Mix in cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice (no cheese)
A delicious substitute for pumpkin cheesecake!
This is a very basic and simple recipe for a fast chicken salad. It is very low calorie with a boost of protein making it great for a mid-afternoon snack on some apple slices. Enjoy!
Palak Paneer with tofu substituted for high fat paneer.
Moussaka is a Greek casserole that typically has eggplant, ground beef and Parmesan cheese. It has the world famous (and world delicious) Bechemal sauce that makes the dish taste really rich, but is still very nutritious and good on a diet! Enjoy!
Yummy veggie lasagna! Substitute in a variety of veggies that your family likes. This is the full fat, full calorie version for those special treat dinners. Cut back by replacing some of the ricotta and mozzarella with plain yogurt, substitute whole wheat pasta for the original, make your own tomato sauce and jazz it up with more spices :)
Delicious, spicy, high protein goodness. Add to one-half cup cooked brown rice for a delicious meal!
This chicken is delicious with brown rice and is easy to make! Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator during the day, then pop in the oven in the evening. Super Easy!
***NOTE***: If you don't like spicy foods, the sriracha can be removed and replaced with one clove pressed garlic.
This makes a delicious lunch! Create your own flavor by picking your own unique toppings. Just remember load up on your veggies and try passing up the fattening pepperoni. This is also a very easy to-go lunch. Pre-toast your slice of bread, store the pizza sauce in a salad dressing container, put the cheese and toppings in zip-lock baggie and away you go!
This is a great way to make a delicious mini dessert that you can enjoy no matter how calorie strict your diet it! To make this recipe richer try mixing in 2 Tbsp. of light cream cheese.
This dessert combines the best of both worlds: fresh fruit and a yummy crispy crumble! Feel free to substitute any fruit you like to mix and match flavors. The calories can also be brought down slightly by using a "light" margarine and a sugar substitute such as Splenda (but the brown sugar adds only 15 calories per serving and has a great flavor!).