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Mushroom Fritters

Good on the side with soup.

Peanut Butter Drop Cookies

This is a nice, fast, easy basic cookie recipe.

Chicken Kale Soup

Estimated four servings.

Marinara Sauce III

I think this is a very good sauce used alone or add some browned ground beef (not in calculations)

Mini Rye Tuna Melts

Each serving is 2 sandwiches.

Mashed Butternut Squash

This is a delicious side dish to serve with pork or ham. This recipe is easily multiplied if you have more than 2 cups squash and it also freezes well.

Tuna Patties

This is a good standby recipe. Add a little water if the mix seems too dry but I usually don't have to.

Express Bake Bread

This is a bread machine recipe

Terry's Macaroni Salad

I used hot dog relish for calculations but I use my own zucchini relish in this recipe. Amount of finished product is approximate.

Baked Steak

I calculated nutrition using flour and vegetable oil but you may not need that much of either.

Chicken and Noodles

Can use boughten noodles but not sure how much...calculations here are for six servings noodles or 3 cups uncooked homemade noodles

Beef Barley Soup

Original recipe found on pinterest with minor changes made.

Crock Pot Round Steak & Gravy

Recipe found on pinterest.

Dinette Cake

I am pretty sure I got this from Betty Crocker.

French Toast

I use homemade potato bread in thick slice but calculations are made using large slices of white bread..

Garlic Chicken

Recipe found in 30 minute meals--101 quick fix recipes

Cinnamon Rolls

If you desire icing: Mix together 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and a sprinkling of salt. Drizzle over rolls as they are still warm.

Italian Bread

This is our favorite bread.

Dilled Whitefish

I used cod for calculations but haddock or other whitefish is good too.

Side Dish Fried Rice

Nice to use leftover rice in; for chinese meal, add some soy sauce and omit salt and pepper.

Vegetable Dip

This will make approximately 6 to 7 servings at 1/4 cup each. Calculations based on 6 servings.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

the ingredients are not complete.

Low Fat Chunky Marinara

The values for this recipe are not calculated per serving.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Basic Brine For Chicken

No serving calculations for this solution.

Peach Pie

I use frozen pie crusts for recipe calculations but my own pie crust recipe when making the pie.

Corn Bread

Used this recipe for years.

Filling For Pasta


My Beef Stew

Note: reduce the calories and fat by using beef round.

Cabbage Slaw

A quick "slaw" that I like very much.

Carrot Cake

Courtesy Kym in Ohio posted on Ohio Blue Ribbon winner.


Potato Soup

Makes four servings of one cup each.

Beanie Weanies

This is very high in sodium. I would consider making Chef Meg's baked beans first and using four cups of them in stead of canned baked beans.

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

No nutritional calculations for this one.

Fritter Batter

No serving size calculations provided for this recipe.

Hamburgers in Red Wine Sauce

This is for on occasion or a special occasion. It is no where close to a diet conscience recipe :).

Filling for Tacos

I'm calculating this at six servings.

Pie Crust

Calculations based on making two 2 crust pies.

Pizza Sauce

Calculations allow 1 cup per seven serving pizza.

Spanish Noodles

Originally came from Recipezaar but has been much revised.

I prefer to use the bacon bits in place of turkey bacon because of the convenience and because there is less sodium in the bits.

Chicken Noodle Stew

My husband requests this sometimes and it is great comfort food. We put it over mashed potatoes sometimes too.

Sauteed Vegetable Medley

Use different fresh vegetables in place of what is listed here.

Ragu Alfredo Casserole

I love this. There are only two of us here and I buy one jar sauce at Dollar General Market for $1.50. I make this and use the remainder of jar for half recipe Creamy Mac & Cheese Alfredo. We still have leftovers :D.

Creamy Mac & Cheese Alfredo


Ragu says this makes four servings. Each is approximately 1 cup and I think 1/2 cup as a side dish is enough.

Self-Rising Biscuits

From Southern Biscuit Self-Rising Flour bag.

Original recipe calls for solid shortening which I don't use often. Also, I was making 15 in recipe which are pretty small. Now, I make ten (you can always cut in half lol).

Chicken Gravy

Each serving is approximately 2 Tablespoons.

Tortellini Vegetable Soup

This is pretty high in sodium but it is soooo yummy I make room for it in my food plan.

Better Homes New Cook Book with minor revisions.

Divine One-hour Buttermilk Rolls

Courtesy LorenLou on

I dipped out rolls by using 1/4 cup measuring cup and spraying with cooking spray a few times.

Any Fruit Fast Fat Free Cobbler

Courtesy; ladypit.

I used blackberries in my calculations. Original recipe calls for 1/4 teaspoon salt. It also calls for skim milk. I use 1% milk so mine is really not "fat free".

Tuna Casserole

This is high in sodium and so I do not use it often. But it has long been a favorite here.

Lunch Burrito

Makes two small lunch or snack size burritos.

Braised Swiss Steak

WW Angelfire Recipes.

Apple and Carrot Salad

A Weight Watcher's recipe revised. Original recipe called for fat free mayo and 2 granny smith apples; no raisins.

Baked Pork Chops

Courtesy; Sharlene_W

NOTE: I cut this recipe in half with no problem. The other half of sauce is great with chicken.

Shakin-n-Bakin Chicken Italian Style

This has a little less sodium per serving. It is not that great a difference but hubby and I like this coating best.

Creamy Cocktail Sauce

For fish and shrimp.

Each serving is two tablespoons.

Egg Salad

I used hot dog relish for calculation; the kind that has mustard in it. It is the closest relish to my zucchini relish.

Fried Potatoes

These are really good; Add garlic, onion, green pepper if you wish. Start with 1 tablespoon oil; add 1/2 tablespoon more if too dry (I think this depends on the type of potato used).

Incredible! (1 rating)
Shakin-n-Bakin Mix

I calculated this makes sixteen servings because it takes half recipe (1 cup) to coat eight chops or eight pieces of chicken.

Casserole Sauce Mix

From Mountain Maid Nonfat Dry Milk bag.

Pasta Fagioli

This is best with the crushed peppers but would be good without if feeding this to children.

White Sauce Mix

A lower sodium replacement for canned soup. This is still fairly high in sodium but not nearly as bad as the canned.

The vegetables and/or cheese not included in calculations.

Makes approximately 2 cups mix. Nutrition calculated per 2/3 cup.

Basic Chicken Stir Fry

* I changed this to reduce the sodium content. I included low sodium chicken broth in place of regular. It is still pretty high in sodium.

Homestyle Pork Chops-N-Gravy

There should be four servings of gravy at 1/4 cup per serving.

Penny's Side Salad Mix

This makes a nice big salad having two servings of vegetables (according to Mastercook program). Seems more like three to me lol.

Sauteed Shrimp and Pasta

If you love garlic, don't be afraid to add extra. Or, sprinkle with garlic powder.

Ham and Bean Soup

I like to use the crockpot but this can easily be cooked on stovetop.

Baked Beans

I tried to make a baked bean recipe that is lower in sodium. So far, this is the best I can do.

Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits

Courtesy Chef #214039

The revisions I made is that I used salt sense in place of regular salt and 3 tablespoons oil (9 teaspoon) where the recipe called for 10 teaspoons oil.

Pork Tenderloin

A Recipezaar recipe.


Makes approximately 8 cups

Turkey Salad

Note: I chop my turkey in the food processor.

Chicken Noodle Soup

A Recipezaar recipe courtesy MizzNezz revised.

This is very high in sodium. You could reduce this by using low sodium broth or cutting down on the bouillon.

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Makes 15 muffins using 1/4 cup batter for each one.

BBQ Chip Chop Ham

This is quite high in sodium.

Evaporated Milk Substitute

A recipezaar recipe courtesy ElaineM; revised.

Nutritional information is calculated per ounce.

Mexican Rice

A Recipezaar recipe courtesy Pot Scrubber.

I used 2 teaspoons dry cilantro leaves which I added with the tomatoes, broth, etc. before baking. It was delicious but I'm sure the fresh cilantro would be better.

Oven-Fried Chicken Chimichangas

A recipezaar recipe courtesy Miss Annie. Revised.

I used Taco Bell Taco Sauce (a recipezaar recipe) for the dipping sauce. Did not use the extra cheese and green onion for garnish at serving. Also, original recipe called for 2 tablespoons margarine, melted to brush on chimichangas before baking. I use cooking spray to reduce fat calories although, it is better with the margarine.

Lancaster County Ham Loaf

A Recipezaar recipe courtesy WJKing.

I used 5% lean ham for my calculations.

Lancaster County Salad Dressing

This recipe from Recipezaar (WJKing) and slightly revised. This is not a "diet" recipe but I love this stuff so it stays lol.

Red Lobster Nantucket Baked Cod

Recipezaar; Michelle_My_Belle

Quick Spanish Rice

Recipezaar by Sharlene--W

Quick Pasta Sauce

A revised Recipezaar recipe.

This is a basic sauce. For variety, try adding mushrooms, green pepper, cooked lean ground beef, whatever you like in your sauce.

Potato Cakes

These are really good and I have fried them in skillet but I prefer my nonstick griddle.

This is a Recipezaar recipe.

Quick Beef and Noodles

Calories vary some depending on what type roast beef and other ingredients used.

Yummy Salmon Patties

It is best to use a nonstick skillet for these as they tend to stick.

My Deluxe Salad

Add grilled chicken and serve with garlic toast for a full meal.

Homemade Egg Substitute

From Taste of Home website.

Buttermilk Salad Dressing

Adapted from a Taste of Home recipe.

Blackberry Banana Smoothie

Originally found on Taste of Home website.

Authentic Chinese Fried Rice

Courtesy: Redneck Epicurean from recipezaar. Recipe revised.


These are made with canola oil.

Very Good (1 rating)
Banana Pudding


Very Good (2 ratings)
Crockpot Chops


Hawaiian Chicken Stirfry

adapted from ediets recipe

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

A Collection of Favorite Healthy Recipes
A treasury of healthy recipes I use in my diet plan. Most are recipes I found on the internet and some are my own recipes that I have used for years. Many more recipes will be added as time permits.
My Sparkrecipes Favorites
A collection of healthy recipes from the great members of Sparkpeople. More will be added as time goes on.
Recipes not tried yet.
My Recipe File
Christmas and Other Holidays