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Roasted Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders and Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

I got this recipe from Cooking Classy. I love it because it's a one-pan recipe, so it's super easy and doesn't use up a lot of dishes.

Roasted Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus

Got this recipe from Carlsbad Cravings. It's a very easy one-pan dish that you can eat alone or serve with brown rice or whole grain pasta.

Greek Salad with Chicken

An easy yet tasty and filling salad.

Black Bean, Avocado, Chicken Filling for Pita

I love making this to put inside a whole grain pita or wrap. Makes a great, fast lunch.

Israeli Salad

I love this salad as a light tasting, let filling and nutrient rich dinner or lunch.

That Restaurant-Style Queso You've Been Looking For

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!

Broccoli Egg & Cheese Breakfast Cups

I make these for breakfast and usually eat two each morning. Serving size is one cup = 127 calories. So, two cups are 254 calories.

Cheesy Chicken Pouch (SparkSolution)

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.

Seared Tuna Salad - Asian Style

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

Mediterranean Breakfast Wraps

Slightly adapted from Rachael Ray's recipe (fewer eggs, less cheese, flatout bread instead of tortilla, and pesto instead of caponata).

Mediterranean Olive Toss

Courtesy of Lindsay Olive Company.

Skewered Shrimp with Black Bean-Lemon Rice

*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 (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.

Greek-Style Vegetarian Lasagna

I was skeptical about this until I tried it ... so yummy! The original recipe (from calls for ricotta cheese, but I substituted cottage cheese because I really hate ricotta.

Tortellini Primavera

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.

Artichokes Istanbul-Style

Recipe courtesy of and the book Spice - Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean by Ana Sortun. This is a traditional Turkish specialty - serve with fish or alone.

Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal with a Egg Boost

Recipe courtesy of Egg Nutrition Center and "For oatmeal fans who want more protein in their breakfast, adding yogurt and egg does the trick, making this somewhat like bread pudding.

Protein packed breakfast sandwich

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.

Homemade Breakfast Hot Pockets

I wanted something to substitude for Lean Pockets that would be cheaper and have less saturated fat. Actual Lean Pockets have fewer calories (15).

Dirty Banana (from

Alcoholic beverage made with bananas.

Laurie's Homemade Summer Salsa

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.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This recipe came from

Steakhouse Taboli (Bishop Brothers)

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.

Ginger-Teriyaki Strip Steaks

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.

Quick Pizza Margherita

This recipe comes from the Cookling Light Cookbook.

Cinnamon Pecan Waffles

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.

Scallion and Bacon Twice-Baked Potatoes

Bacon and scallions give this comfort food recipe terrific flavor. Cheddar cheese and sour cream make the filling nice and creamy.

Very Good (1 rating)
Fresh Tomato, Basil, and Cheese Pizza

Great summer pizza!

Honey Lime Tilapia

Makes 2 servings. Perfect and tasty way to use those summer veggies. Delete mozzarella to bring calories per serving down to 291.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

you can use rotisserie chicken from your grocery store's deli department to save time.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Not for people ... this is a recipe for your dog.