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Recipes I've Shared:

Healthy BBQ Chicken

I got this from a blog(link attached). Make ahead, freezer bag, crockpot meal.

One for dinner tonight, and one to freeze!

Cinnamon Zucchini Bars

Peanut Butter Granola Bars/Rice Krispies

I always buy granola bars but I'm tired of all the added sugars, weird chemicals, and unneccessary stuff in them, not to mention the price(think KIND, Luna, and Cliff) I thought, I HAVE all this stuff at home, why not just make them?

With granola bars, it's hard to find the right balanace. High fiber(Fiber One, Fiber Plus) bars=high SUGAR bars. Kids bars(quaker chewy) usually are whimpy in the fiber department, but also give you a hit of sugar, along with all those franken-ingredients, and oddly enough, they started putting OTHER cereals and unhealthy stuff into bars(have you seen those "treat bars") The expensive nutrition bars aren't really what I need either. They have too many calories for a little snack and tend to give me too MUCH energy for a late-night snack.

Growing up my mom always used to make rice krispies, so this is a combonation of a rice krispie and a peanut butter granola bar. This isn't the "healthy" of bar, packed with fiber or dried fruits or nuts(I only had dried apricots and cashews, not a bad combo, but I'm not gaga over either) but this is still a reasonable alternative to others.

Reduced Fat Cheese Sauce

I LOVED the taste of the Green Giant Broccoli and cheese steamers, but they are too expensive! This recipie is great with any veggie, pasta, or casserole.
You could easily make it into a nacho topping by adding more spice, or make it more cheesy by using sharp cheddar cheese and less spice.

8/26/11 Broccoli Soup

Good with a sandwhich for a dinner or lunch.
Grilled Cheese!

Peanut butter-Banana Fluffernutter Bar

"Fluffernutter sandwich fans will love these bar cookies. Avoid using natural peanut butter because it may separate during baking. For a really over-the-top dessert, sprinkle crumbled bars over a sundae of halved bananas and ice cream; drizzle it with chocolate sauce and add a dab of marshmallow creme. "

Very Good (1 rating)
Chocolate Chip and Pretzel brownie bar

"These cookie bars are a sensational combination of sweet cookie dough, bittersweet chocolate, and salty pretzels"

Chinese Broccoli Chicken

Life from the restaurant.

Whole wheat graham crackers

From King Arthur Flour's website.

Sweet and Spicy Cabbage

A new take on Kim Chi. If you've ever had Kim Chi you know that it's very very spicy and sour. This is a totally different spin on an Asian cabbage side dish!

Korean Crispy Chicken

This recipie features Thai Sweet Chili Sauce, but it's not too spicy. It has a wonderful balance of sweet, spicy, savory, and crunchy.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Kim Chi(from April '11 WW magazine)

Sweet and tangy kim chi.

Chunky turkey gravy (for rice and gravy)

Perfect for either rice or biscuits.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Spicy Ham and Cheese Rolls

From Seventeen's "Lunches You'll Love"

Meatball Pizza

From Seventeen's "Lunches You'll Love"

Honey-Mustard Chicken Pasta Salad

From Seventeen's "Luches You'll Love"

Red, Black, & Yellow Burrito

From Seventeen's "Lunches You'll Love"

T.B.L.T(turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato)

From Seventeen's "Lunches You'll Love)


From the November 2010 issue.
"super-charge your snacks!"

turkey cheeseburger pie

Small variation on TXCYNDI's recipe.

Blueberry/Peach/Spinach Smoothie

Tastes kind of like Odwalla's Superfood drink. No added sugar. Filling and healthy.

Ginger cake w/carmel apple topping(

Haven't tried this personally, just entered it to see the nutrition info.

Very Good (1 rating)
Homemade Self-Rising flour

Don't have it on hand or just don't want to buy it, you can make your own self-rising flour with three ingredients. All you need is flour, baking powder, and salt.

Mock Strawberry Nirvana(Jumba Juice)

I mixed this up one day and it instantly reminded me of my favorite JJ drink!

Sweet Honey Mini Muffins

OH MY GOODNES;42 CALORIES A MUFFIN?! These are mini muffins, I repeat, MINI-muffins. They are small, so don't get your hopes up (sorry). You can also use a normal sized muffin pan to make 84 calorie muffins.

Insanely Good Chocolate Chip cookies

40 Calories a cookie. Crusty on the outside, soft on the inside.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Light n' Crisp Vanilla Meringues

A 1 calorie cookie. Amazing flavor/texture!