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Recipes I've Shared:

Oatmeal muffins

Low fat, low sugar, gluten free muffins that are healthy but taste great!

Date Pudding

This is NOT diet friendly... but good to know how much fat and calories to keep us from eating TOO much!

Blueberry Dumplings

Light and sweet dumplings with fruit... yummm!!

Incredible! (1 rating)


Healthier Crab Ragoon

This is a healthier version of crab ragoon. Baked instead of fried, and lower fat cheeses...

Chewy Granola & Fruit Bars

These granola bars are chewy and VERY good. They have a LOT of good healthy ingredients, but they are kinda high in fat and calories for the small piece you get!! There would probably be some great ways to lower the fat, sugar, and calories without losing the great flavor. What suggestions do you have?? Be sure to comment on your ideas for everyone to use! Thanks!!!

Low-Fat Cherry Chip Microwave Cake

This is a low fat cake that is quick and easy to make and tastes GREAT!! When you need a little sugar, but don't want to BLOW the diet... try it! You can also use other flavors of cake mixes, but our favorite so far is the cherry chip! Enjoy experimenting!!

Easy Tasty and Soft Lowfat Cookies

These cookies are made with a cake mix, egg, and fat free cool whip... simple, low fat, yet SOO good!!!

Very Good (5 ratings)
Healthy Tasty Muffins

These are little gems of flavor and nutrition!! Low in calories and fat, high in fiber and nutrition!! ENJOY!!

Very Good (1 rating)
Healthier Southern Baked Macaroni Cheese (Macaroni Pie)

This is the healthier version of my mother-in-laws recipe for Macaroni Pie. (Note: I have also posted her original recipe with full fat and flavor.) It is possible to reduce the fat more than I have here... but I do not like to lose too much flavor, so do what is best for you and you diet!

Very Good (4 ratings)
True Southern Baked Macaroni Cheese (Macaroni Pie)

This recipe is from my mother-in-law. She is a true southerner from South Carolina and an excellent cook! This is a very popular dish in the area she lives, and my family LOVES it! This is the original (full fat) version of it. Please also look at my healthier version of it.

Tuna Casserole

This is a simple but tasty dish, that children usually LOVE! You can reduce the fat and calories with low fat cheese and tuna casserole.

True Southern Banana Pudding

So many recipes say they are southern, but my husband's family lives in Abbeville, SC and this is true southern banana pudding. A true southerner NEVER uses a box of pudding for banana pudding!!

Healthier Alfredo

This is a smarter, healthier version of Alfredo. After trying many kinds of low fat Alfredo, this is the best I have found! You can add chopped cooked chicken or shrimp to this, and with a wheat pasta, you have a very balanced meal! Enjoy!

Nacho Beef/Bean/Cheese Dip

This is a quick and easy dip to make in the crock pot or the microwave... depending on whether you need it quickly or plan ahead.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

This is a recipe from my Great Grandmother. It uses whole eggs, and not just yokes, to make it lower in fat and cholesterol.

Very Good (4 ratings)
Homemade English Muffins

I make these with half whole wheat flour and half bread flour. You can make them all wheat or all white, whatever you prefer. Enjoy!

Very Good (5 ratings)
Cinnamon Wheat Bagels

Tasty bagels that my kids LOVE!!! They are VERY low in fat - NO GUILT BAGELS!!!

Very Good (21 ratings)
Healthier Green Bean Casserole

My family loves green bean casserole, but it is sooo fattening!! So, here is our modified version that is now a favorite in our home for special holidays! When I bring it for potlucks, I never bring any home!!

Very Good (6 ratings)
Southern Pralines

Not very diet friendly, but much better than fudge! A special treat for holidays, just eat one!!

Very Good (5 ratings)
Lentil-Rice Casserole

This is a dish you can use many ways!!! Eat it like a burrito, in place of taco meat on your tacos, as a dip for tortilla chips, or our favorite way is to put just a little in a soft flour taco with a little salsa and low fat sour cream. yummm... however you eat it, it is wonderful! Make it healthier with a whole wheat tortilla!!

Incredible! (3 ratings)
Colorful Canned Salsa

For years I tried finding a good canned salsa recipe. When I stumbled across this recipe my family immediately fell in LOVE with it!! It is quite a beautiful salsa! I have changed it a little, and you can too, to fit your tastes! We love lots of garlic and onion!!

Very Good (6 ratings)
Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

This simple fruit syrup tastes amazing drizzled on a hot stack of pancakes. It also works great on top of yogurt, ice cream, or pound cake.

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Linguini Cordon Bleu

Here is a very flavorful dish that is normally a very rich and fattening food!!

Incredible! (3 ratings)
Cappuccino Muffins

These muffins are a wonderful treat that my kids LOVE!! I have redone the recipe to make it lower in calories and fat at only approximately 3 grams of fat each muffin!!

Incredible! (1 rating)
Healthier Apricot Nectar Cake

This is a cake that is low in fat, but full of flavor!! Very rich in taste... You can also add a small spoon of fat free cool whip on top to both add more flavor and eye appeal!

Very Good (4 ratings)
Simple Salisbury Steak

This is a simple Salisbury steak that I do in a skillet or a frying pan. We serve it over rice or egg noodles.

Very Good (10 ratings)
Healthy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Using many reduced fat items in this recipe does not change the flavor, but makes it much lower in fat!

Very Good (1 rating)
Healthier Easy Banana Bread

This is a very sweet bread that is lower in fat! You can also reduce the fat more with egg substitute and reduce the sugar by using brown sugar splenda. My kids love this bread!

Very Good (5 ratings)
Healthy Fries

These healthy french fries make you think you are cheating on your diet!!! YUMMMM

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Healthier Oatmeal - Rice Krispie Cookies

Here is a cookie that is awesome... no shortening or butter!! It is a much healthier alternative!! You can make it even healthier with 100% whole wheat flour and a egg alternative!! I hope you enjoy!

Very Good (5 ratings)
Homemade pizza

This pizza is made with 2% cheese and there is no oil in the crust. It makes a tasty thin crust pizza that is lower in calories than from the restaurant! I have a few extra tips at the end of the recipe to help save more on fat, which cannot be put into the food calculator, but your own body will KNOW!

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The Cain Clan's Cookbook
These are recipes that we have slowly accumulated through the years... I am only going to slowly post the ones that everyone in our family likes and that are a healthy alternative to other recipes. I hope you will enjoy! Margie Cain/Mom