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Chicken with pasta, roasted Brussels sprouts and lemon butter tarragon sauce

The sauce is tart, but you only get a drizzle. It adds a bright, lovely flavor. We're only doing 1/2 serving of pasta for each person. It doesn't seem like much, but you're going to get a great nutritional bargain here!

Very Good (2 ratings)
Spicy Carrot Soup

This spicy soup is rich even though calories are TINY--1/2 a serving might be enough. But holy nutrition! It's a great way to boost your veggie intake. (It has leftover broccoli stems in it too, but you really can't taste them. So we'll call it carrot soup!) You could make it vegan by using vegetable broth instead of chicken stock. Equally appropriate for an elegant dinner or for weekday lunches. This recipe makes four pints--three for the freezer, one for enjoying today.

Pecan Cake Cookies

These cookies are big and even though I lightened them, they're not light by any stretch of the imagination.

Deep Dish Broccoli Pizza

Fresh broccoli, a creamy white cheese sauce and buttery cheese top a hearty homemade crust. This goes well with a sweet/tart salad on the side (the one in the pic is romaine, carrots and green olives with a raspberry jam vinaigrette.)

Skinny Baked Potato Soup

Lighter than its richer cousin, but tasty nonetheless.

Lemon-garlic chicken salad with whole-grain garlic croutons

Great bang for your calorie buck! This salad is caeser-esque and gives you a full vegetable serving, and a generous portion of grilled chicken gives it staying power.

"Sausage-and-Peppers" Baked Manicotti

The flavors of a Chicago Italian pizza and pasta joint, stuffed into manicotti and baked. The bulk in the filling comes from onions and green peppers with just a little Italian sausage for flavor.

Very Good (7 ratings)
Tilapia over Spinach with a Garlic Wine Butter Sauce

Wow! A wine/butter sauce in a light dish? This is tasty and light and packs a heavy dose of spinach. I make it when the kids are out; this is a grown-up gourmet dish, and it cooks up quickly.

Salmon Chowder

This recipe is modified from one I found on Cooking Light, mainly because I didn't have some of the ingredients on hand! It's still REALLY tasty. If I had some, I might have added a little splash of sherry.

100 Calorie Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Cookies

What a happy result to some Saturday-afternoon experimenting! I wanted more fiber and less fat, so I used a mixture of peanut butter, applesauce and butter for the fat component and ground up some oats to make "flour." The result is dense little cookies that taste great have a teeny bit of nutritional value. The little bit of milk chocolate is perfect.

BLT Chef Salad

This was born in an effort to use up all the veggies I bought to eat during the week. I put it together for lunch on Saturday and the whole family LOVED it, including the 11- and 12-year old!

Vodka lime cocktail

About as low-calorie as you can go and still have a nice-sized cocktail. It's delicious and refreshing

Incredible! (1 rating)
Spinach, Egg and Potato Skillet

The runny eggs and cheese drip down into the potatoes, so you won't miss the cooking oil you might normally use. The potatoes form a spicy, crusty base.

Harvest Vegetable Bean Soup

This makes four two-cup servings, but a one-cup serving makes a great snack for under 100 calories. This is such a nutritional bargain that you'll want to keep it on hand for quick lunches. Using convenience veggies means minimal chopping--it comes together really quickly! The bread in the photo is garlic naan (from Trader Joe's)--a perfect side for this soup.

Turkey Burgers with Peppers and Avocado

A mixture of Italian and Latin flavors make this turkey burger delicious. This is one of those "full meal burgers"--it has some veggies and it's really filling. Some may balk at the fat and calories, but avocado fat is good for you! Think of this as your gourmet burger fix, and it seems more reasonable!

Mexican Bean Soup

This is a nutritional bargain--low in calories, high in protein and fiber, low in fat... it's lightened from a version with "real" bacon, but this is just as good.

Pork Chops Caprese with Spinach

An Italian take on breaded pork chops.

Kim's Beans and Turkey Ham

So easy in your crock pot! Really filling, light in calories, high in nutrition.

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