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I love making this to put inside a whole grain pita or wrap. Makes a great, fast lunch.
I love this salad as a light tasting, let filling and nutrient rich dinner or lunch.
I spent two years trying to imitate restaurant-style queso. I used all different kinds of special Mexican cheeses and combinations of cheeses to no avail. Finally, it dawned on me - a restaurant isn't going to spend big money to get an authentic Mexican cheese. So I bought a block of Land o Lakes American Cheese from the deli counter at Walmart (other brands work too - as long as it's the block version, not sliced, American cheese - white or yellow, they taste the same!). This simple ingredient made all the difference. As much as I hate giving away my secret to the world, I know there are others who want that great restaurant-style queso at home. You can add other ingredients as you like ... cilantro is great, as well as tomato after the queso is done cooking. All kinds of ways to make this your own. Have fun!
I make these for breakfast and usually eat two each morning. Serving size is one cup = 127 calories. So, two cups are 254 calories.
This is modified from a much higher fat recipe I found online - I basically took as many of the dairy ingredients as possible in this recipe and converted them to lower-fat versions. It could probably be made even lighter with egg beaters or egg whites, but I love eggs so I left in the whole ones.
From page 174 of the SparkSolution. The only difference is that I calculated calories using a sandwich thin (Orowheat) rather than a flatbread or tortilla. It only causes a 25 calorie difference, though.
This healthy salad is tasty and easy to prepare. The vegetables are a beautiful complement to the tuna along with the flavor of the dressing. The dressing is low in fat and the stovetop searing method for the tuna makes it even healthier because it uses no heated oils. From WHfoods.com
Slightly adapted from Rachael Ray's recipe (fewer eggs, less cheese, flatout bread instead of tortilla, and pesto instead of caponata).
"Any mild melting cheese, like cheddar or monterey jack will work here. The recipe can easily be doubled for a crowd." -Emeril
I cut the tuna in half for this recipe because the original 20 ounces was just too much for me. Other than that the recipe is the same as the one created by Emeril. I like dark German bread with this.
Recipe from oldwayspt.org. I used rotisserie chicken from Walmart. Pull off the white meat. You can also mix another tbsp of lime juice with fat free plain yogurt as a sub for sour cream - but I didn't think these needed sour cream anyway. They do go great with guacamole ... I had some leftovers of the chicken mixture and added black beans and guac then threw all of it in a whole grain wrap for lunch. Fantabulous!
Courtesy of Lindsay Olive Company.
*The calorie count on this is much lower than what is calculated here because you don't use all the marinade. The calorie count from Oldwayspt.org (where I got the recipe) is 486 per serving. While that's still pretty high, this dish is extremely filling and you may really only be able to eat half to three-quarters of a serving before you're full.
I was skeptical about this until I tried it ... so yummy! The original recipe (from Oldwayspt.org) calls for ricotta cheese, but I substituted cottage cheese because I really hate ricotta.
This creamy tortellini and vegetable pasta is a real crowd pleaser. To make it even quicker, use frozen chopped vegetables instead of fresh. Serve with: A green salad and whole-grain baguette. Courtesy of Eating Well.
My husband used to make these pizzas when he worked in a deli as a teenager. We tweaked it a bit - used olive oil and whole grain crust. The pizza yields 8 slices. I've listed 4 as the serving size to allow for 2 slices - but this pizza is very filling, so you may only need one slice (which would only be 260 calories).
Recipe courtesy of Oldways.com and the book Spice - Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean by Ana Sortun. This is a traditional Turkish specialty - serve with fish or alone.
Recipe courtesy of Egg Nutrition Center and Oldways.com. "For oatmeal fans who want more protein in their breakfast, adding yogurt and egg does the trick, making this somewhat like bread pudding.
I have had a long-time love/hate relationship with breakfast. I love hot pockets and other convenience breakfasts, but I also want to be healthy and eat something nutritious. This is a fast breakfast (you can keep sliced tomatoes ready in the fridge, and an egg doesn't take long at all in the microwave) that satisfies and it packed with healthy nutrients.
I wanted something to substitude for Lean Pockets that would be cheaper and have less saturated fat. Actual Lean Pockets have fewer calories (15).
Alcoholic beverage made with bananas.
This is best when chilled in the fridge for at least an hour. Can be used as a dip for chips, a filling for tortillas, or a stand alone snack. Add cilantro, garlic powder and salt depending on your tastes.
This recipe came from Everwell.com.
The bulgur comes in a dry mix I buy at the local grocery store. It's made by a company called Bishop Brothers in Bristow, OK.
The recipe calls for cooking this in a broiler pan, but I like to use the George Foreman grill. I like to serve this with steamed rice and green beans.
This recipe comes from the Cookling Light Cookbook.
This recipe came originally from Cuisinart website. I swapped the regular milk for non-fat milk and regular eggs for eggbeaters. This knocked about 20 calories off the total.
Bacon and scallions give this comfort food recipe terrific flavor. Cheddar cheese and sour cream make the filling nice and creamy.
Great summer pizza!
Makes 2 servings. Perfect and tasty way to use those summer veggies. Delete mozzarella to bring calories per serving down to 291.
you can use rotisserie chicken from your grocery store's deli department to save time.
Not for people ... this is a recipe for your dog.
Recipes I've Rated:
- Ranch Roasted Pork Chops & Red Potatoes
- Black Bean Chicken
- Bagel Topper
- Clean Chicken, Potato, and Veggie Bake
- Mocha Frap-un-ccino
- Skinny Sour Cream & Chicken Enchiladas
- Southwestern Chicken and Rice (Spark Solution)
- Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Olive Tapenade, Tomatoes, and Feta
- Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Kicked Up Tuna Melt (Emeril)
- Honey Mustard Roasted Chicken
- Balsamic-Glazed Pork Tenderloin
- Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie
- The SparkPeople Special Smoothie
- Fresh Hawaiian Smoothie
- Beef and Blue Sandwich
- Tahini-Lemon Dressing
- Soothing Asian Lettuce Wraps
- Wild Rice, Barley, and Asparagus Pilaf
- Quinoa-Black Bean Casserole
- Mexican Layer Dip
- Chili Beef Polenta Bake
- Mexican Pizza
- Mini Taco Cups
- Vegetable Beef Soup
- Layered Mexican Dip with Baked Lime Chips
- Peppermint-Dark Chocolate Slice and Bake Cookies
- Panzanella (Bread and Tomato Salad)
- A Slimmer Slice: Fresh Tomato & Chicken Pizza
- 15-Minute Chili
- Schwabenbrot Cookies
- Roasted Root Vegetables
- Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
- One-Pan Chicken Parmesan
- Granola Breakfast Bars
- Tasty Trail Mix
- Mozzarella Tomato Pasta Salad
- Better Beef and Broccoli
- Black Bean, Avocado & Chicken Wrap
- Juicy Hamburgers
- Brown Rice California Sushi Rolls
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Flax Energy Balls
- Grilled Mediteranean Ahi Tuna
- Honey Glazed Chicken
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My mediterranean recipes.