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Recipes I've Shared:

Pasta, Cheese and Trees

From Rachel Ray's 30-Minute Meals For Kids cookbook. Yummy!

Garlic Tilapia with Blueberries and Tender Greens

From the July 2011 Clean Eating magazine...yummy!

Peanutty Carrot Cake

This recipe is from the Hershey's cook delicious with the peanut butter chips!

Banana Banana Bread

This is a super-easy recipe I found on, and it is DELICIOUS!

Lasagna Rolls

This is from the "Cook This Not That" book, as a replacement for the Olive Garden Lasagna Rollata Al Forno, which is 1170 calories!

Meatballs with Polenta

A healthy alternative to meatballs with pasta...yummy!

Crock Pot Beef Stew with Quinoa

This is a very heart, low-calorie dish. Add more water to make it more "soupy".

Simmered Chicken and Potatoes

Using plain yogurt in place of sour cream really cuts the calories and fat, while still keeping the wonderful, creamy flavor!

Oatmeal with Almond Butter and Banana

This is super delicious and creamy! But if you want to slash calories, replace the almond milk with water, and reduce the almond butter down to just one's a little more bland that way, but it'll be lower in calories.

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Super easy and healthy!

Healthy Guacamole

This recipe is awesome...tastes like you're eating WAY more calories than you are!

Vegetable Tortilla Soup

Make this as mild or as spicy as you wish.

Low-Calorie Tuna Salad

This is a very healthy twist on the traditional tuna yummy!

Lemon Glaze

This is great to top a fresh-baked doughnut with...yum!

Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts

We baked this in muffin tins at first, since we didn't have a doughnut pan, and they still came out awesome! My favorite thing to do is to top them each with 1 tbsp of Nutella, so I can have a low-calorie chocolate covered doughnut.

Very Good (1 rating)
Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This is my family's favorite homemade mac & cheese recipe

Pollo in Potacchio

This is a super-easy, traditional Italian meal to make. You can serve it with a variety of favorite is to serve it with some whole grain linguini.

Southwest Ground Turkey Mix

Quick and easy, and you can serve it in a variety of ways.

Chicken Cacciatore with Angel Hair Pasta

This is a heart healthy version, and very tasty!

Baked Ziti

Delicious and super-easy!

Slow Cooked Chicken & Rice

Really flavorful and super-easy!

Spinach and Meat Lasagna

This healthy version of lasagna uses lean ground beef, spinach, and cottage cheese instead of ricotta. Yummy!

Very Good (1 rating)
Tempeh Chicken Salad

This is a low-cal version of "chicken" salad, made with tempeh instead of chicken.

Bittersweet Chocolate Cake

This recipe has less sugar and butter than the classic recipe, saving calories and fat.

Faux Pancake

I got this recipe from Health magazine and I really like it. It's got a crepe-like texture and is just 158 calories if you don't add syrup.

Oatmeal Flax Pancakes

These pancakes are so moist and healthy -- and with the cinnamon added in, you almost don't even need syrup.

Artichoke and Olive Pasta Salad

This is an awesome side dish to bring to gatherings and other potluck type affairs.

Cooked Rice Cakes w/Sauce

This is a great recipe for healthy cooked rice cakes.

Almond Trail Mix

This is a simple trail mix you can throw together with just 3 ingredients...perfect if you're a chocolate lover!

Spinach Pesto Chicken

This is a super-easy recipe to make that is very flavorful and healthy. The best part is that my kids love it, too!

HG's Supremely Stuffed Pizza-fied Eggplant

This is from the Hungry Girl 300 under 300 cookbook...delicious!

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

Melanie's Desserts Cookbook
This is a compilation of my favorite dessert recipes
Melanie's Entrees Cookbook
This is a compilation of my favorite "main dish" recipes
Melanie's Slow Cooker Cookbook
This is a compilation of my favorite recipes for crockpots
Melanie's Snacks & Side Dishes Cookbook
This is a compilation of my favorite recipes for snacks and side dishes