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Recipes I've Shared:

Gina's Protein Rich Berry Frozen Yogurt

I need a lot of protein becasue of malabsorbstion issues. So I always look for ways to increase mine w/o sabataging the rest of my diet. I like frozen yogurt, so here is one of my recipes. Hope you enjoy.

Green Chili Frittata

"This rich recipe is great for either a brunch or breakfast. You can make this a day ahead if you want to serve it for an early morning breakfast. Just reheat in the microwave. You may use any combination of cheese in this recipe, even non-fat."
Submitted by: Melani @

As a side note, This is low in carbs, a good source of protein, B-12 and Riboflavin. See full nutritional content - great source to meet daily vitamin/mineral needs.

Gina's Low Carb French Toast

WE like to keep things lower carb, fat and sugar in our house. So I redid my old French Toast recipe into tjis one.

Very Good (11 ratings)
Gina's Crock Pot Shredded Beef {Machaca]

My family loves Shredded Beef, soft tacos, hard tacos, enchiladas, in taco salad or just over rice. This is my slow cooker recipe for shredded beef. You can reduce the peppers to make it less spicy.

Gina's Popeye Turkey Burgers

We love burgers in my house. When I was a kid there was a restaurant my parents took me to that had a Beef burger called the Popeye because they added chopped spinach. Years later I have reinvented it, increased the nutritional value and decreased the fat. We love spinach in my house and hope you will like our Popeye Burger.

Gina's Garden Potato Salad

I am always looking for ways to add veggies to a dish and up the vitamin content. Here is a light and healthy veggie filled potato salad, with emphasis on salad.

Gina's Southwestern Refried Beans

I took some help from the store here. It is important in our house to get as much nutrition from our meals as possible. Also to watch the sodium levels. To that end here is my modified black refried bean mixture.

Farmer's Market Turkey Burger

I am always looking for new ways to add veggies to my families diet. Burgers seem to be the easiest way. This was inspired by a trip to our local farmer's market.

Gina's Breakfast Smoothie

As a post-gastric by-pass patient I need a lot of protein each day, this is a good way to start. A good source of calcium

Gina's Fruit Salad

A variety of fruits that can be found at the Farmer's Market, taken home and enjoyed by the whole family.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Triple Berry/Cabernet Sorbet

Rich, beautiful sorbet with no added sugar. Perfect for everday and fancy enough for a dinner party or special occasion. Not for the kids. Every summer party we go to, asks me to bring this dessert.

Very Good (1 rating)
Arugula Salad with Manchego, Fuji Apples & Caramelized Walnuts

Wonderful Salad; different w/ many layers of texture, sweet, salty and tart.

Very Good (1 rating)
Fresh Tomato-Squash Salad

An easy side salad at home to serve with grilled chicken or fish. Makes a good picnic salad because it can be served at room temp.

Lemony Potato Avocado Salad

A little different salad; good with fish and chicken.

Beef and Black Bean Burger in Chili Sauce

My family loves burgers and I have a hard time getting enough veggies into them. So I try to make recipes where I can fill in veggies and additional protein without a high amount of carbs and fat.

Southwest Style Egg Sandwich

Once upon a time McDonald's had a Southwestern Bagel Sandwich. I used to crave them, hold the meat, and then they disappeared from all the Micky D's in my area. Now I have joined SparkPeople I wanted the taste of things I craved, but without the unhealthiness that went with it. My version of a Micky D's SouthWestern Breakfast Sandwich

Low Carb Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

Back in the day when I lived at the drive-thru, a sausage muffin with egg and cheese was always the choice for breakfast. Now that I am out of that rut I find it takes no more time to make my own and I save tons of calories and fat and carbs. I hope you enjoy

Enchilada Turkey Wrap

I love the flavors in a chicken enchilada, but not the fat. I am always on the go, so this is my hybrid version of getting those flavors with out the fat and sit down or going thru drive-thru. Hope you enjoy it.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

This is a recipe I got off of The recipe in its original form was submitted by Marissa Wright. I made several changes, to lower the calorie count and fat content.

Bean and Chicken Burritos

Who doesn't like a burrito? My family is a big fan of these.

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

Farmers Market Products Cookbook
Wonderful things you can do with all that Farm Fresh produce you find at Farmer's Markets. In the Bay Area - East Bay we have access to some huge farmer's markets with products from meats, poultry, dairy to veggies and fresh olive oils and vinegars.
Chicken, Chicken, Chicken
Plain grilled chicken can get boring. We only use boneless, skinless chicken breast in my house and I wanted to have a collection of recipes dedicated to this lean protein!