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Recipes I've Shared:

Spice-Rubbed Tilapia with Banana & Black Bean Salad

Modified from Cara's Cravings (

Bangin' Good Shrimp

From Skinnytaste - serving size revised for personal preference

Thai Peanut Chicken Burgers

Nutrition calculated with Hellman's Low Fat Mayo, Peter Pan Whipped Creamy PB, and Sara Lee 80-calorie Delightful Wheat Hamburger Buns

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

From How Sweet It Is Blog (

Barbecue Chicken Burgers

From Proceed with Caution (http://tpox-proceedwithcaution.blogspot.c

Baja Fish Tacos

Adapted from Beantown Baker (

Italian Turkey and Tomato Sauce over Pasta

Calculated with Italian-seasoned ground turkey, Ronzoni SmartTaste

Mashed Acorn Squash

From the Novice Chef

Very Good (1 rating)
Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken

From SkinnyTaste

Incredible! (1 rating)
Chipotle Turkey Meatloaf

Modified from
d=1134076, this meatloaf has offered a good solution to the dilemma in our household: my husband LOVES meatloaf, and I've always hated it. This slightly smoky/spicy moist meatloaf still has texture, which was always my meatloaf complaint, and GREAT flavor! He even said it was "outstanding with a little zip" in sandwich form.

Very Good (1 rating)
Carrot Cake Oatmeal

We love the sweet flavors of ginger and coconut in this healthy carrot cake oatmeal.

Very Good (1 rating)
Skinny Sloppy Joes

Adapted from Rachel Ray by Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes

Creamy Parmesan Spinach Dip

From SkinnyTaste, adjusted with personal ingredient choices such as FF sour cream (versus reduced fat), Hellman's Light (formerly sold as Just 2 Good - 15 calories/Tablespoon), and grated parmesan (in place of Parmigiano Reggiano). Also added water chestnuts.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Lighter Baked Macaroni & Cheese

From SkinnyTaste (with minor quantity adjustments)

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Spicy Thai Beef-Noodle Soup

From Weight Watchers

Mediterranean Chicken Packets
(Originally from Everyday Food -

Iced Eggnog Cookies


Incredible! (1 rating)
Pumpkin Black Bean Quesadilla

Adding to SparkRecipes for nutritional info. Source:

Incredible! (1 rating)
Chicken Cordon Blue

From Clean Eating, minus the sauce, plus garlic!

"Sour Cream" and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Kind of thrown together, this recipe uses Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. The potatoes came out kind of sticky, so feel free to add a little milk (or cream) for a smoother potato.

Black Bean Soup with Chipotle Chiles

From (

High Protein Pumpkin Pancakes

From http://thingsthatmakeyougommmmmm.blogspot.

Spicy Tomato Soup

This spicy tomato soup (not cream-based) is an attempt to recreate a canned soup I had from Sainsbury's years ago. I planned this for 4 servings, but you could easily split this into smaller servings because 1/4 is a BIG bowl of soup.

Chocolate-glazed Pumpkin Cookies

Originally from Martha Stewart, I found this recipe on yum. (

Chicken Spinach Meatballs

After using my food processor to "grind" some chicken breasts I got on sale, I was very excited to be able to try my hand at some chicken meatballs! My husband said at first glance these appear dry, but definitely do NOT taste dry!

I suppose you could use frozen spinach in this recipe, but we didn't have any on hand, so I just used some fresh spinach finely chopped.

Southwestern Cous Cous Salad

Found on BrannyBoilsOver blog; added to SparkRecipes for nutrition info.

Baked French Toast

I adjusted this eMealz recipe just a bit. (Note: nutritional information is based on using Weight Watchers Wheat bread, Better N Eggs egg substitute, & Parkay spray butter, without any toppings.)

Ultimate Turkey Burgers

Adapted from Clean Eating Summer 2008

Black Bean and Avocado Brownies

Cara's Cravings Recipe (
/treat-for-your-sweet.html), split into 9 servings not 12 as directed in her recipe