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Chocolate Oatmeal Green Smoothie

Great for curbing those carb/chocolate cravings. Also dense enough for a light meal replacement.

Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie

To try to curb carb and chocolate cravings, this hits the spot. At almost 300 calories per serving, it is also good for a meal replacement.

Green Smoothie #4 (greens, apples and strawberries)

This is what I've been drinking now that bananas have been cut from my diet. Adding 1/4 of an avocado might add back some creaminess, but it still tastes great.

Stir Fried Cucumber with Dried Shrimp

An Asian home recipe, copied from Foodbuzz

Mixed bean hummus

Subbing half of the garbanzos for lower-fat black or small white beans and the olive oil and tahini for a small amount of sesame oil, plus a veggie, makes this version of hummus tasty and healthier than other versions.

Lentil and Spinach Stew

Easy, cheap, healthy and yummy - how can you lose?

Steamed Pork with Cabbage

This dish is like a sauceless Chinese pork meatloaf.

Cacao-mint smoothie

Copied from The lens author says, "Mint is It is a good source of Niacin, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. (from"

Somali Sambusas

Submitted By: SAFIYOSMOMMY, who says, "This is a Somali recipe. I learned it by watching my Somali friends around Ramadan and I was able to make my own variation. They are really good...They are served during Ramadan, Weddings, Parties, or just because. A seasoned ground beef mixture is wrapped in a cone shaped package and [normally] deep fried. For a variation you can substitute shredded beef for ground beef."

Hershey's Saucepan Brownies

These are some of the best brownies I have ever had, and the recipe is from the back of an old Hershey's chocolate chip bag. They've changed the recipe over the years and this one is still the best, hands down! Original included adding an optional extra half cup of chocolate chips and an optional half cup of nuts, neither of which is necessary for calories or taste.

Ada's Apple Latkes

A sweet Chanukah latke

Hazel Smith's Apple Custard Pie

This recipe is a change from regular apple pie and is as simple as baking gets - chop, measure, mix and bake. This is Mrs. Smith's grandmother's recipe, to which I added salt (it didn't taste right without it) and fresh grated ginger. You can certainly use powdered or leave it out entirely, if you prefer. I love the zing of fresh ginger and it goes so well with apples. The juice from the apples mixes with the sugar, butter and egg to make a thick syrup which holds the apple together.

Chia Super Breakfast Drink

A super, high-antioxidant addition to your morning!

The Madison Papers' Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe from The Madison Papers at Only 5 ingredients!

Fried Rice using Jaden's method

Food blogger Jaden Hair shared her hints for making perfect fried rice. Read them here:
king-the-best-chinese-fried-rice.html Remember to adjust your calorie/sodium/fat count depending on the protein you use. You can use whatever protein and veggies you have on hand. I calculated the recipe with the saltiest, fattiest ingredient possible, which I don't often use, so the numbers aren't usually this high.

Sharon's Zucchini Corn Sauté

Colorful for the eye and for the tastebuds, this dish is a healthy favorite.

Garlic Chicken in White Wine Sauce

Based on a Bon Appetit recipe from January 2004. Don't let the amount of garlic scare you - the low, slow cooking mellows it to a delicious, buttery flavor. Low fat and low sodium, so easy and so flavorful. Serve with sauteed spinach or asparagus and mashed red potatoes.

Emeri's Essence (Bayou Blast), reduced sodium

I love this spice mix but I found the original version too salty. This one is perfect!

Circassian Chicken by Hank Shaw

From SimplyRecipes -
n_chicken/ Mr. Shaw says, "This recipe is a great way to get away from typical mayo-based chicken salads, and is wonderful either as a sandwich, or simply served with crusty bread... Once made, it keeps well in the fridge for at least 3-4 days." I would serve it over mixed greens. :)

Lisa Fain's Homemade Mexican Chorizo

Lisa Fain, the Homesick Texan, said, "Vinegar and chiles give Mexican chorizo its distinctive flavor. I choose to use apple cider vinegar with a puree of ground guajillos, but I know some people who use red wine vinegar with ancho chiles or white vinegar with paprika. And that’s the beauty of homemade chorizo—it can taste just the way you want." From

Very Good (2 ratings)
Mesir W'et - Spicy Ethiopian Lentil Stew

Found on kaboodle:
The author said, "This is a recipe that I've tweaked to perfection and everyone asks me to bring to any pot-luck or party. If you can find a market that sells berere (a spice blend) it will taste more authentic. You can find recipes for the spice blend online or see the recipe for substitutes if you are in a hurry. This is usually served with injera, a flat pancake-like bread. If you can't find that you could serve this with rice or pita bread. "

Alton Brown's Pot O'Greens

New veggie for me - delicious, healthy and easy.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Garlicky Mashed Potatoes w Secret Veggie

Comfort food with no veggie taste - even after The Boy saw it in the pot.

Low Fat Chicken Chili

Just as delicious as it is low in fat

Rao's (Frankie's) Fettucine Alfredo

Ridiculously rich - almost too rich for even a special occasion. Definitely NOT a SparkPeople recipe. But oh, so delicious. The peas are my own addition. Garlic and hot pepper are good, too. I've also added chicken.

Smoked Turkey Pea Soup

Ridiculously easy, and homemade means no msg!

Sharon's Greens, Beans and Grains

Lots of flavor, texture and nutrition. How can you go wrong?

Mafé (West African meat in peanut sauce)

Recipe courtesy of

Tangy Fruit Smoothie

Easy and nutritious for a delicious breakfast or snack on a hot day

Incredible! (1 rating)
Simple Ratatouille

Serve with rice, pasta, small white beans, baked potatoes, pitas, bagels, tortillas and refried beans, or just by itself!! It really is that good.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Bon Appetit Creole Chicken and Okra Gumbo

The February 1997 recipe also included a 14 1/2 ounce can of low sodium chicken broth but I left it out for a nice, thick stew. Saved a bunch on the sodium too!

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Bethenny Frankel's Guilt-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

Bethenny says: "Here's my recipe for a sweet, decadent treat without all of the calories! These muffins are wheat, egg and dairy-free (and still taste great)!"

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

Ethnic and Healthy