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Recipes I've Shared:

Lighter Eggplant Rollatini

This is adapted from Rocco Dispirito's book "Now Eat This! Italian". I've made some changes to suit our family's taste and everyone raved about it, from the hubby to the six year old.

Very Good (4 ratings)
Pulled Pork from Pork Tenderloin (less caloric!)

I was surprised by how good this recipe came out. I'm usually not a fan of bbq style sauces, but this one is not too sweet. The cooking is pretty hands-off, and the meat turns out nice and moist. Keep the cover on the whole time.

Leek and Canadian Bacon Quiche

Canadian Bacon lightens this dish and still provides that bacony taste. I used three whole eggs, but feel free to use egg substitute to save even more calories. Better yet: light heavy cream would also decrease the calories. (Nutritional info based on three eggs and heavy cream)

Cauliflower Tots

Lighter version of tater tots but still mushy on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

Rhubars (Rhubarb Breakfast Bars)

Healthier than the usual breakfast bars we eat when we are in a hurry. Make these ahead and have 12 tasty breakfasts that are good to go!

This would also work with your favorite jam or even frozen blueberries.

Rhubars (Rhubarb Breakfast Bars)

Healthier than the usual breakfast bars we eat when we are in a hurry. Make these ahead and have 12 tasty breakfasts that are good to go!

This would also work with your favorite jam or even frozen blueberries.

Fritada with LO salmon and collards

I had some salmon and collards from last night's dinner and decided to create a simple crustless quiche.
This would be good with any bit of left-over meat (chicken, shrimp, ground meatů) and veggie. It's a good way to stretch your budget!

Semi-Homemade Eggplant Parmesana

Used three ingredients to make a yummy side dish.

Malu's Shrimp and Kielbasa Gumbo

Faster than the traditional but still very flavorful.

Mediterranean Orzo with Salmon and Snow Peas Salad

Made this with left-over roasted salmon and snow shoe peas from the farm.

Claire's Smashed Twice Baked Potatoes

I watched 5 Fix this weekend and loved Claire Robinson's potato side. This is a lighter version of her recipe that uses the mister to dispense olive oil and no sour cream.

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

Sweet and salty, with chocolate. How can you go wrong? Each one is 55 calories, so you can have a few as a snack and not feel too guilty. I'll leave it up to your willpower to eat just a few, though... =)
This is my version of a recipe I saw on the website "cooking well".

Roasted Red Pepper Dressing with Fresh Basil

Make your own fresh salad dressing! Great way to avoid processed ones from the store. Keep refrigerated up to 2 weeks.

Must-go's Casserole

Got left over chicken but it is not enough to just reheat to feed the whole family? How about those small containers taking up valuable fridge space full of cooked veggies? Do you have any instant rice in your pantry? Then you can put together this easy one dish meal that stretches your buck as well as feed your family!

Quindim (Brazilian Coconut Dessert)

This is probably not the most waist friendly dessert on this site but it is a modified version of the original and as a result it is less caloric.

I made an angel food cake and needed to find some way of using up the left-over yolks. I had to look no further than my roots to rediscover one of my favorite desserts from my childhood. My grandmother used to make this for me and mine didn't turn out as good as hers, but they still brought me back.

I used a mini muffin pan to bake this. The recipe yields 33 quindins, and each one has just 70 calories. Not bad at all, but the problem is that you can't eat just one!

They freeze well, so go ahead and make a batch! You can also serve them at a party atop flattened baking cups.

Very Good (6 ratings)
Ground Turkey Picadinho

As a Brasilian, I grew up eating picadinho, a ground meat dish. This is a lighter version of picadinho, made with 94% ground turkey. I flavored it with mexican spices (cilantro, cumin, a dash of chilli powder and a pinch of cayenne).
Picadinho goes great inside a quesadilla, stuffed into a baked potato, served along side veggies and oven fries...

Very Good (2 ratings)
Angel Food Cake

Found this recipe on
I didn't have cream of tartar, so I omited it, making sure that the egg whites were room temperature as suggested. It worked out really well: the cake is satisfying and light, and moist. I have to freeze half of it so that I don't eat it all at once! Each slice is only 115 calories.

Cooking Light's Chicken Curry

This recipe is from Cooking Light magazine. I did not include the rice in the nutritional information and I put in a bit more chicken than they called for so I had more servings as a result. The taste was excellent. I served it with rice and broculli.

Pillsbury Egg Cups with Canadian Bacon

This recipe is from the pillsbury website.
Easy to make, beautiful presentation. I love it for a weekend breakfast and it is great as an appetizer, too.

Fish Patties with Red Peppers

I used left overs for this. I made fish in foil last night and had a whole pouch left over, so that's the base for this recipe. I built upon it with bread crumbs, eggs and scallions for some extra color.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Malu's Beef and Pork Meatballs

Easy to make, and they are baked so it is easy to clean up, too!

Zucchini and Pepper Patties

Easy and quick way to eat veggies.