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Crunchy granola bars. Each serving is about 1/2 of a cup.
Adapted from an Everyday Food recipe. A one dish meal that is tasty and pretty as well as good for you.
This is the easiest meal you'll make. All done in a crockpot. If you eat this the Hoosier way, you need to serve 1 cup of it over mashed potatoes. Very filling and satisfying too. Great with a tossed salad or fresh veggies on the side.
To eat without potatoes, figure on 1 and a half servings.
Boneless, skinned chicken thighs give this recipe a moister, more flavorful result. And still it is a beautiful presentation for company and still light on the calorie count.
This is a remake of the Indian Hot Breakfast (Sabudana) made with quinoa instead of the starchy sabudana. Sabudana is very nutrition poor, but easily digestable. It is very filling and will stick with you as well as satisfy you. This recipe is higher in protien using the traditional South American (West) grain cooked in the traditional Sub-Continent style (East) style. Great combo with a warm and savory flavor.
Croque Monsieur literally means "Mister Crispy." What is not to like! A great "knife and fork" sandwich. Very tasty and filling. A French staple.
Delicious smoky flavor from the salmon and chipotle.
Less than 1 mg of cholesterol and low fat. Lighter on the sugar, but rich in taste with nuts and fruit. Great cold or warm.
This is a delicious recipe based on Alton Brown's. But with no oil and low sugar syrup the calorie count is much better. But a half a cup is the serving. Best used on yogurt or as a snack.
Tastes similar to Banh Mi chicken sandwich, without the bread. Great on rice crackers if you are gluten free. Or eat in a lettuce roll if you are low carb. Also great on the side of a lettuce salad with sesame asian dressing.
A very filling and delicious Indian breakfast. This recipe uses less oil and no ghee. For some great videos on how to make this dish, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlIiiUkILUE (not in English)
or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsBrhALuLtg (in English)
This is a hearty and healthy curry dish. You can make it with kidney beans instead of beef if desired. Serve with hard rolls or serve traditionally in a hollowed out bread loaf. Bread in not included in calorie count.
For those who like it hot! This is a spicy, flavorful version of traditional spaghetti sauce. Great on any pasta!
This is supremely spicy and flavorful. It is a great casual dish, but is pretty and tasty enough for any occassion. This is not made with traditional chickpea roti (the wrap), but more readily available tortilla wraps. You can substitute firm fish pieces for the shrimp. Simply delicious! The prep time doesn't include the time to marinate the seafood.
Using peach jello. A light and refreshing dessert. Serve with favorite whipped topping for a great summer dessert. You can use frozen peach slices. Just add to the cooked glace before adding to crust.
A fresh and flavorful salad with lots of crunch and spice. Calories are for 8 1 1/2-cup side servings. Double the calories for 4 HUGE main course salads.
The perfect pairing. The sweet chili sauces adds just a hint of sweetness while adding a little zestiness too.
A Turkish Rice Pudding (sutlaç) made with brown rice and baked (firinda) for a ccrème brulée type dessert. But no eggs and only 1/2 the sugar. If you don't want to use artificial sweetners (I use 1/2 and 1/2), you can adjust the sweetness to taste. Delicious!
Comfort food done light! This is an adapted (and lightened!) Emeril recipie. It is filling and savory. With just a vegetable you will be satisfied. You could even serve it to company if you added some seafood. Lobster or crab would be yummy! But also more calories!
A very light alternative to the fattening cream cheese spreads. Using a mixture of light cream cheese and yogurt, it is perfect for sandwiches, bagels, or as dip for vegetables. To serve as a dip, just thin it a little with skim milk.
Moist and delicious. Great with biscuits as well.
Poached chicken, tostadas, enchilada sauce and just a bit of cheese for the top. Served with Spicy Corn Relish.
My family's favorite holiday leftover meal.
Great way to use up leftover turkey, dressing, and gravy. Also a good way to extend the turkey when you need to feed a lot of people with limited leftovers. Keep some stuffing mix on hand and some canned gravy. Can be made is a crockpot or in a casserole without the buns for a potluck dinner.
A crispy fried meatball, filled with cream cheese and sausage. Tasty and rich, this is Grandma's recipe made lighter.
Great for leftover roasted chicken or turkey. A one dish meal. You can add any leftover gravy to the mix and make even better. But it isn't figured in.
Serves 4 very large helpings (2 cups) or 6 smaller helpings (1 1/2 cups). For smaller helpings figure 0.75 of a serving for calorie counting purposes.
Very rich and easy. Use jarred alfredo sauce to make it quick. Boil broccoli with pasta to make it easy. You can change the sauce and/or the vegetables to suit your tastes.
Light and tasty. Very refreshing.
A great sauce for pasta or lasagna. At 116 calories per 1 cup serving, you can't go wrong. With a cup of pasta and a low fat salad, you have a meal. It is low enough in fat you could have a piece of garlic bread too! All for about 400 calories!
Breakfast, snack, brunch, dessert. Good anytime. And good for you. Quick and easy.
Simply delicious. Makes about a 3 pound loaf to serve a large family and have leftovers for lunches. A 3 oz. serving is only 205 calories.
Will serve a whole crew! I served 4 adult women and 2 adult men and a 16 year old "food pit" and still hade a huge bowl of left overs. Could easily feed more if you add a bit more meat. I served it with a salad - and no body touched the salad. Definately a meal all by itself. Just have plenty of paper towels on hand!
at 305 calories this is a super rich dessert. But you only need a small piece to get that chocolate fix. Make it with your favorite icecream filling. Lighten it up with low-fat ice cream or frozen yogurt, half-in half, and sugar free brownie mix. Or go for the full calorie version here - but invite a lot of friends. The leftovers are too tempting!
Like a crab cake, but with salmon. The baking really lightens it up.
Great in a sandwich or salad.
Roasted garlic on a pizza really satisfies that craving for something savory. A quick way to satisfy that pizza craving too. Use pitas or tortillas for alternatives to the crust. Figure 112 calories for each slice is from the crust alone. Calories are listed by slice. Recipe makes 8 large slices.
Individual apple strudels. Can also be made with fresh peaches or other fruit. Add a little semi-sweet chocolate or a table spoon of sweetened condensed milk for a richer dessert.
Light and Tasty
Made from frozen bread dough, tastes like homemade but no cholesterol.
With less than a gram of fat per slice, this is a great way to get that sweet fix. And it is about 100 calories per slice and less than 7 grams of sugar. It is a lightened up Joy of Cooking recipe that is so easy too.