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Recipes I've Shared:

Ultimate Banana Bread

This creates a moist, but not wet, bread with an intense banana flavor. Makes 30 slices of 1/4 inch each. If you cut yours thicker, nutritional facts will need to be adjusted accordingly.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Hearty Greek Salad

Use only large, round tomatoes here, not Roma or cherry varieties, and use the ripest in-season tomatoes you can find. Real Greek or Dodoni Feta is best in this recipe.

Chicken Alfredo with Rotini

Bottled Alfredo sauce would work in this, but the nutritional facts would change. My homemade White Pizza Sauce is really a garlic Alfredo sauce.

Wheat Thin Crust Pizza Dough

Recipe makes dough for 2 pizzas. If you only want to make 1 pizza, you can freeze the remaining dough by forming it into a ball, rub olive oil all over it, and put it in a freezer bag and into the freezer. The oil makes it easier to remove it from the bag. Allow it to thaw before using.

White Pizza Sauce

This is essentially an easy garlic Alfredo sauce.

Chocolate Walnut PB Protein Bars

based on SparkPeople Chocolate Walnut Protein Bar recipe

Very Good (1 rating)
Chicken Noodle Veggie Bowl

Very tasty!

Easiest Ever Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Who knew making your own bagels could be so easy?

Very Good (1 rating)
Venison Sausage

Easy way to make venison sausage. Add more sausage seasoning if desired.

Peanut butter/Date Energy Balls

Tasty little balls of nutrition.

Hamburger Stew

This was my family's favorite meal when the kids were young.

Carrot Cake

This came from an old Rodale desserts recipe booklet.

Spinach & Cheese Phyllo Pie

Vegetarian, very light, under 200 calories, ready in under an hour, can be made ahead and cooked when needed.

Peanut Butter Choc. Chip Cookies

My husband made these. They taste salty to me, so if I make them again, I will leave out the added salt.

Roasted Acorn Squash

These are good as a side dish or in another recipe.

Pomegranate Glazed Chicken & Squash

Adapted from Prevention magazine

Apple & Brown Rice Salad

The original recipe calls for farro instead of brown rice, but none of the stores here carry it.

Instant Pot Smothered Burritos

Serve a green salad or coleslaw on the side for a complete meal.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hard to eat just one!

Indian Dhal Soup

This is also good with cooked chicken added.

Mixed Berry Granita

Refreshing on a hot day!

Roasted Eggplant, Squash, Onion, and Peppers

A good side for your choice of entree

Bourbon Apple Cake

Made with grits (yes, grits) and spiked with bourbon, this cake's a real treat!


Feel free to change ingredients and amounts and make this your own!

Roasted Squash

good use of extra squash

Honey Garlic Chicken

Chicken with a delicious sauce - quick and easy for a weeknight dinner!

Scalloped Potatoes

A good addition to a holiday or Sunday dinner.

Tuscan Pasta

Prepare ingredients first, so everything is ready to pick up and use.

Instant Pot Green Lentil Soup

Use more salt than called for, up to 1/2 teaspoon, if using homemade broth.

Parmesan Cheddar Cauliflower & Broccoli

Easy to throw together, low calorie & low carb

Sweet Pea & Potato Pasta

If you don't eat it all in one meal, it's good cold too.

Roasted Broccoli

If you buy the bagged florets, it really cuts your time down.

PB2 & Jelly Mug Cake

Adapted from a peanut butter & jelly mug cake I saw online.

Oat & Quinoa Porridge

This comforting recipe livens up dull winter mornings with raisins, brown sugar, and cinnamon. It's just right!

Whipped Cream Cheese Spread

Good spread on my Orange, Rosemary, and Cranberry Bread.

Orange, Rosemary, and Cranberry Bread

Appropriate served with a savory meal or eaten alone as a snack.

Split Pea Soup with Ham

My husband's favorite; I used leftover ham from Christmas dinner to make this soup.

Maple-Almond Granola

A quarter-cup of this with 1/2 cup Greek yogurt makes a good breakfast. Also good to snack on.

Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower

Good with any dish where you would want mashed potatoes - for a fraction of the calories and carbs!

Summer Squash with Cheese

Au Gratin without the bread!

Riced Cauliflower with Peas

Easy, satisfying side dish

Cinnamon Mug Cake

The net carbs for this recipe are 1.8g.

Broccoli with Lemon-Garlic Dressing

An easy way to dress up plain broccoli.

Simple Mashed Cauliflower

A good substitute for potatoes

Keto Muffins

A couple of these make a satisfying breakfast.

Quick Chicken Salad

Easy to throw together when you have a bit of chicken to use up.

Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Satisfies a chocolate craving.

Collard Greens with Bacon

A keto-friendly vegetable!

Low Carb Peanut Butter Pie

A "legal" keto sweet treat!

Beef Brisket with Vegetables

Not a quick meal. You need an afternoon for this recipe. Very tender and tasty.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream

Very rich - one tablespoon is enough to satisfy a craving!

Peach Cobbler

I made this in a 9"x13" dish to make smaller servings.

Chicken and Vegetable Pot Pie

Comfort food from my childhood, now homemade, not frozen.

Tuna Macaroni Salad

I serve this warm on the first night, and cold after that.

Red Rice

Very tasty!

Greek Frittata with Vegetables

A tasty meatless dinner or veggie-filled breakfast

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Quick and easy one-pan supper

Butternut Squash & Apple Coffee Cake

A not-too sweet, but yummy, version that is much healthier than the standard coffee cake!

Chicken Piccata

recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis

Tartar Sauce, homemade

No high fructose corn syrup here! Low sugar, too!

Roasted Butternut Squash

The balsalmic vinegar brings out the sweetness of the squash when roasted. Delightful!

Key Lime Pie

Delicious alone, or served with whipped cream or a fruit sauce topping.

Chicken & Veggie Soft Tacos

An easy, inexpensive dinner

Chicken, "Rice", & Gravy

Substituting riced cauliflower for rice saves calories!

Easy French Toast

Day old bread is best, but not crucial.

Simple Vanilla Ice Cream (Cuisinart)

from the Automatic Frozen Yogurt/Ice Cream/Sorbet Maker Instruction and Recipe Booklet

Peach & Blueberry Buckle

An old-fashioned cake with juicy summer fruits added!

Hearty Pork Chili

For vegetarian chili, substitute 1 lb soy crumbles for pork.

Rum & Pineapple Glazed Smoked Ham

Roast ham with a Latin twist from Chef Douglas Rodriguez

Blueberry Walnut Yogurt Bark

Satisfies ice-cream cravings for a lot less calories!

Red Onion Marmalade

A savory and slightly tart marmalade that makes a great topping for asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, chicken, or fish.

Healthy Arroz con Pollo

Adapted from a recipe in Prevention magazine

Creamy Spinach Enchiladas

A complete meal, veggies included!

Whole Wheat Pita Crisps

So much healthier than the ones that come in a bag!

Warm Spinach & Artichoke Dip

This is a healthy version, substituting cottage cheese for some of the mayonnaise.

Banana Bread

I found this bread tastes best if you wrap it in plastic wrap as soon as it cools and leave it sitting on the counter overnight. It becomes very moist and flavorful.

Venison Meatloaf

Venison is much leaner than beef and is quite tasty in this moist meatloaf.

Donna's Ham Salad

like chicken salad, but with ham

Skinny BLT with White Garlic Sauce

The garlic twist makes this delicious! Recipe is for 2, but can be easily doubled.

Rice Pilaf for Two

Change up the herbs and cheese to your preference. Cheese change will affect nutritional count.

Riche Quiche

no crust quiche

Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

Moist, delicious, and lemony!

Wine sauce

A sauce to add to red meat at the end of cooking.

Oyster Dressing/Stuffing

Typically served at holidays - Cajun cuisine

Italian Quinoa

Feel free to increase spices to your taste.

Chicken Macaroni Salad

My favorite chicken salad with macaroni added.

Gold Parsley Potatoes

Yukon Gold potatoes make good boiled potatoes!

Pico de Gallo

My husband loves this recipe! Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

Mashed Cauliflower with Horseradish

Increase your vitamins with this substitute for mashed potatoes.

Mississippi Crockpot Pot Roast with Venison

This recipe is usually made with a beef roast, but used a venison roast and it is still one of the very best roasts I have ever eaten!

White Wine Jelly

I'm not sure if the amount of pectin is correct. My mother made this and said she used 1/2 bottle of liquid pectin but did not know how much that actually was.

Chocolate Syrup with Cocoa

A low-calorie homemade version of the bottled chocolate syrup

Deluxe Macaroni and Cheese

A lower fat cheese would lower the calorie count, but I had some full fat cheese that needed to be used so this recipe shows the calorie count when full fat cheese is used.

Deep-Dish Roasted Vegetables

A different way to roast vegetables.

HG Fab 5 Banana Pancakes

Quick, easy pancakes for one person!

Spicy Turkey Chili

Tweaked recipe from Prevention - used ground turkey instead of tempeh.

Cauliflower and Pork Stir-Fry

You can add about 1/4 cup chicken broth after cauliflower, cover, and steam for 15 minutes if you want the cauliflower to be tender.

No Bake Chia Cherry Cashew Energy Bites

Found online somewhere - don't remember where

Shrimp Macaroni Salad

One of my family's favorite summer salads!

Chocolate Banana Coffee Protein Smoothie

My husband just threw this together one afternoon. Delicious!

Roasted Zucchini, Sweet Peppers, and Red Onion

Leftovers are great in a wrap with your favorite sandwich items.

Chicken salad with grapes and walnuts

A great way to use leftover chicken!

Basic Flan Cake

I use this cake as a base for strawberry shortcake. It's a delicate, lightly sweetened cake that soaks up the strawberry juice delightfully!

Whole Wheat Batter Bread

This recipe came from the back of the yeast packets.

Oven Fried Cod

No salt added for those on low-sodium diets.

Shrimp Stew

This is an old family recipe handed down through many generations of my husband's family. Roux is made by mixing oil and flour to make a paste and then cooking it until it is brown. We like ours dark brown.

Warm Grilled Tilapia Salad

This recipe is adapted from the one from Gorton's.

Turkey Tetrazzini

This is a good way to use your leftover turkey after the holidays.

Baked Potato Soup

This is a good way to use up leftover veggies! Just add them to the soup!

Chicken, Rice, Mushrooms, and Cranberries (slow cooker recipe for 5 qt cooker) from The Great American Slow Cooker Book

For more flavor, toast the sliced almonds in a dry skillet over medium-low heat until aromatic and lightly browned, about 4 minutes, tossing often.

Nanny's Modified Apple Cake

The original recipe my husband's grandmother made used all white flour, a full cup of oil, and 2 cups of sugar. I modified it as much as I could and still satisfy my husband. You could use more applesauce and substitute another sweetener for the sugar to reduce the fat and calories.

Garlic Roasted Chicken Breasts with White Wine Sauce

My husband and I always split a chicken breast, so this recipe makes 4 servings for us. If you eat more chicken, you'll have to adjust the nutritional values accordingly.

Fake Coconut (Squash) Pie

Marie Callender's pastry pie shell used in recipe

Roasted Squash, Peppers, Mushrooms, Carrots, & Onion

This is an easy, delicious way to use up produce that is in danger of going bad.

Tender Venison burgers

The secret to the tenderness? Applesauce!

Pasta with White Beans and Kale

Using cream style navy beans gives this dish a creaminess that whole beans doesn't, but whole beans can be used.

Chicken salad

I processed the chicken in a food processor because of my husband's dental problems. If not for that, I would have shredded the chicken.

Apricot-Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Succotash

The recipe calls for seasoning the pork with salt and pepper, but being from the Gulf Coast, I used Chef Paul Prudhomme's Magic Seasoning for Meat.

Sauteed Chicken Breast

A flavorful way to assure a tender chicken breast

Easy stovetop Chicken Breast

An easy way to have moist, tender chicken breast. The remaining liquid is delicious over rice or quinoa.

MS GC Red beans

Serve over white (traditional) or brown rice. We serve coleslaw and a spicy cornbread on the side.

Sauteed Peppers & Onions

Delicious alone or added to rice, couscous, or pasta.

Roasted Garlic

For those who love garlic!

Donna's Quick Vegetable Pizza

Mini-peppers are fast and easy to chop!

Real Simple's Lemony Carrots

A simple and delicious way to eat veggies!

Tasty Limas

Goya has MSG, so I recommend another brand. They taste best if cooked a long time, and they are so worth the wait!

Fat-free Pancakes, blueberry

These are also good if you substitute 1/2 ripe banana, mashed, for the blueberries.

Low-fat Cheesecake with dark chocolate and cherry topping

252 calories and 13 grams of fat per 1/16 slice with all toppings

PB oatmeal

Like eating a peanut butter cookie with raisins!

Venison Spaghetti

Since we had venison, I ground up a 1 lb. roast and used my standard sauce recipe.

Gary's Cole Slaw Dressing

A creamy dressing made with yogurt

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