Can't Live Without 'Em Dinners!
35 Recipes Created by BTVMADS
These are all of my recipes for the meals I just won't do without -- either they're uber-healthy and delicious and therefore must-haves, OR they're the "sinful" foods I've learned to revamp. Enjoy!!
Recipes in this Collection
A delicious, creamy soup that is the purest symbol of Fall Feasting I can imagine!
It's low enough in calories that you can end the meal with a slice of apple or pumpkin pie -- talk about Autumnal Bliss!Submitted by BTVMADS
Cookbook creator says: Have you noticed I love soup?
What can I say, a batch lasts me all week, so they're super economical. Plus, this soup is just SO DELICIOUS. My fiance goes wild over it!Submitted by BTVMADS
Low fat cheese, whole wheat macaroni -- serve it up piping hot alongside your favorite veggie or maybe stir in some cooked ground turkey and you've got an AWESOME meal and the ULTIMATE comfort food!Submitted by BTVMADS
A delicious Asian, veggie-loaded soup that's satisfying enough for winter, yet light enough for summer. Fantastic with a splash of lime juice or a shot of fire oil!
Serve with brown rice sushi or wasabi-soy glazed salmon for a fantastic dinner!Submitted by BTVMADS
Don't let the calorie count scare you -- this has about 800 FEWER calories than Olive Garden's alfredo, and provides everything you need for the perfect, balanced meal, loaded with whole grains, lean protein, and fresh veggies.
Plus, Alfredo is really sexy -- hence the serving for two!Submitted by BTVMADS
Cookbook creator says: This is a great recipe for the kids to help with. They can prep the brussels sprouts and cauliflower and juice the lemon while you peel and chop the carrots and sweet potato. It's a time saver, and since they won't need a knife you can focus on your OWN chopping!Submitted by BTVMADS
Cookbook creator says: I made over this makeover meal so that it included more vegetables, no meat, fewer grams of sodium, AND costs less, without messing with the calorie count.
I feel a little magical.Submitted by BTVMADS
This is a Mollie Katzen recipe, from "The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without." But don't treat it like a wallflower -- let your vegetables take center stage!
This makes a great main dish, with chicken sausages, baked tofu, or pork loin as the side dish.Submitted by BTVMADS
Cookbook creator says: I wouldn't suggest that this be your entire dinner, but it sure would be fabulous with some spicy grilled chicken or some stewed beans and a beautiful tossed salad!Submitted by BTVMADS
Cookbook creator says: My favorite memory is attached to this meal. I was in a school play, with tech rehearsals from 5-9pm. I never got any dinner! After a week of this, Mom came to the rescue. She brought me home, sat me at the table at 9:30pm, and put a huge bowl of this soup in front of me. Best meal of my childhood!Submitted by BTVMADS
This is my mom's adaptation of a recipe for West African Chicken Stew -- it features some great, local winter produce. Plus, changes she made (like using squash instead of potatoes and halving the amount of peanut butter) really lighten the dish and load it with more nutrients!Submitted by BTVMADS
Cookbook creator says: This is NOT an easy recipe -- it takes a while, and if you've never tackled a whole butternut squash before, it's pretty tough to do this. BUT IT IS SO WORTH IT!!! It's just DELICIOUS.Submitted by BTVMADS
This is a delicious, hearty, filling yet SUPER LIGHT soup. It's a great winter warm-up. Serve it with some crusty bread and get happy. It does take a while to cook, but the aroma and the huge batch of soup you get are well worth the wait!!
Submitted by BTVMADS