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Ranch Mini Meatloaf "Muffins"

I was inspired by another recipe, Qunioa Meatloaf Muffins by DREWJSPH02. It was like "boom" brilliant! By using a muffin tin, you get built in portion control. These freeze really well for later, great for batch meal prep.

Pumpkin Pie Cranberry Muffins

KELLIEK1986 shared a recipe for Pumpkin Chia Seed Muffins. I wanted to make them, but I realized I only had canned Pumpkin Pie MIX. I used the original recipe as a base, but made some tweeks, and came up with this. NOT an low cal muffin, but very tasty.

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Pita

This was posted on Facebook. I changed the chicken from thighs to breasts and non-fat Greek yogurt for the regular plain yogurt.

Zucchuni Muffins

I found a recipe for zucchini bread on, but it was very high in fat and sugar. I made some changes, divided it into muffin tins for better portion control, and came up with this.

Tomato-Lentil Soup

This is from the cook book Vegetarian Planet by Didi Emmonds, copyright 1997. I love this recipe and wanted to know the nutritional information, and I wanted to share it with someone on one of my spark teams. I calculated it based on water, no jalapeno, and using S & W brand Stewed tomatoes.

Very Good (3 ratings)
Shredded Sweet Potato Muffins

I can't take credit for these, the original recipe I used was submitted by SP user NORRISJT. It made only 6 muffins, used oil and 1% milk. I played with it a bit, to lower the fat and make 12 muffins in a batch. When I was happy with what I had, I couldn't find the original to do a makeover, so I am submitting this version.

Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

I got this from This is a good basic recipe and can be used on regular potatoes as well. Use the fresh herbs of your choice, or combination of herbs. I Like oregano, basil, and rosemary.

Gabby Reese's Apricot chicken

A friend passed this on to me from Gabby Reese's Web site. She serves it with a baked Okinawan (purple) sweet potato and steamed asparagus.

Very Good (1 rating)
Asian Style Chicken Broccoli

The base for this recipe is a combination of two Beef Tomato Recipes from "Favorite Island Cookery" C. 1975. Instead of tomatoes and peppers, my mother would make it with broccoli and onions for Beef and Broccoli. There have been tweeks and changes made to the original, to remove MSG with out losing taste. I hope you enjoy.

Herbed Roasted Potatoes

Preheat oven to 400* F

If you don't care for parsley, try sage, rosemary, thyme, basil, or any combination of.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Hawaii Style Shoyu Chicken

Shoyu Chicken is one of the easy staple meat dishes in Hawaii. The Marinade is traditionally done in a 1 part Soy sauce, 1 part water, 1 part brown or white sugar, ginger and garlic to taste. My version uses low sodium soy sauce and rice vinegar to lower the sodium, and Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, for a lower sugar content. I used boneless thighs, but you can use any type of chicken. It can be simmered, baked, or grilled.

Pumpkin Chili

I got this recipe from "" and made little changes. You can view the original recipe there as well as instructions on how to make fresh pumpkin puree.
This is a thick, hearty chili and a great Fall/Winter dish. You can personalize it by adding other vegetables, adjusting the amount of chili powder, and adding red chili flakes.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Ground Turkey Hamburger Cups

Hamburger cups were a staple while I was growing up. They were easy to make, the ingredients were almost always on hand, and you could get a four and six year old to eat a vegetable. I changed the soup and switched to ground turkey. The cheese blend I use is a little lower in fat and calories, but you could shave off even more with a low fat cheddar.

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Muffin Madness
Muffins are easy, portable, and if made right, good for you. On the days I work, I am out the door at 3:55 am, and muffins are great for an on the go breakfast. I like two muffins, 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt, and fresh fruit to get me going.
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