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Very Good (1 rating)
Avena (Oatmeal Smoothie)

Quick, delicious, healthy for breakfast

Wild Rice Bowl

Colorful, easy,

Chicken Grapes & Pecan Salad

Easy and delicious low fat filling for wraps or atop greens

Reduced Calorie Parmesan Cheese Sauce

Good flavor. A good alternative to high calorie Alfredo Sauces. Adding the yogurt last keeps it from separating or curdling when cooking. Perfect over Pumpkin or Butternut Squash Ravioli with a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon.

Red Lentil Pasta with Zucchini, Peppers, Garlic, Onions

Red lentil pasta is a great way to cut carbs and get some protein. The ground beef is for flavor more than for protein. To make this Vegan omit the beef and use veggie crumbles or cooked green lentils if desired. (But this will alter nutritional count) Serve with a tossed salad.

Meatless Monday Wonton Soup Base

With Pre-made Wontons this soup is very quick to prepare and makes a very satisfying lunch or dinner.

Meatless Monday Wontons

These are time consuming but can be made earlier in the day or the night before, then stored covered tightly in the refrigerator. Or these can be frozen between layers of wax paper, thawed in refrigerator over night to be cooked in your favorite Won Ton Soup Base or my Soup Recipe for Meatless Monday Wonton Soup

Chicken and Sausage Fresh Red Beet Spirals Skillet

Very easy and quick to make, especially when using the fully cooked Sausage and Spiralized fresh Beets from the grocery store produce section. M

Very Good (1 rating)
Bratwurst Sheet Pan Dinner

Easy with little clean up!

Sweet potato and Vegetables Frittata

Easy and delicious! Perfect for brunch!

Blackeye Pea Loaf

Delicious when fried and served hot. But also makes a tasty vegetarian sandwich!

Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce

Reduced Fat Sun-dried Tomato Cheese Sauce for Pasta

Easy Baked Korean BBQ Tofu

Easy, minimal prep, good thing to start in the morning for dinner in the evening on a busy day!

Easy Baked Korean BBQ Tofu

Easy, minimal prep, good thing to start in the morning for dinner in the evening on a busy day!

Chard Gratin

Washing and preparing the chard accounts for much of the prep time in this recipe.

Ground Beef Borscht

I've made this on the stove, or in the crockpot cooked on low for 8 hrs. If using crockpot brown the hamburger first.
It's even better the next day! Use lean stew meat in place of hamburger if desired. Extra lean ground beef is less expensive..
Garnish with a dollop of sour cream if desired, I don't do this and it's not in the nutrition count.

Onion Celery Carrot Soup

Inexpensive, easy and smells amazing!
Use reduced sodium beef broth/consommé if desired.

If desired top each bowl with toasted bread or croutons and a slice of fat free swiss flavored cheese. (THESE ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE NUTRITION COUNT)

Mrs Grass TVP and vegies soup

Very quick lunch, reheats well

Potato Parsnip Griddle Cakes

A delicious twist on potato griddle cakes

adapted from a recipe at

Very Good (1 rating)
Shepherds Pie with Lamb, Rutabega, Parsnips, Carrots

Use chopped beef or ground turkey in place of the lamb if desired. Or use your fav vegan protein and vegie broth and vegan mashed potatoes to make it vegetarian.

Marrakesh Express Couscous Salad

Moidified from a recipe on the back of Marrakesh Express Curry Couscous

Vegetarian Couscous Wraps

Modified from a recipe on the back of a package of Marrakesh Express Curry Couscous

Mocha Coffee Treat

Easy, guilt free treat when I'm craving a coffee mocha!

Seashell Pasta with Asiago Parmesan Cheese

Delicious main dish or side dish, this is a recipe from the back of a package of Crystal Farms Asiago and
Parmesan cheese blend. I made a couple of adaptations to lower the fat content.

If desired, sprinkle with bread crumbs before baking. .

Swedish Limpa for Betty Crocker Breadmaker Machine

This recipe is for the Betty Crocker Breadmaker. I don't know how it would work for other breadmakers but it works well in this breadmaker. It's a family favorite!
NOT very low cal, but it is low fat and delicious!
It may be easier to cut in larger slices and then cut the slice in half than to try to slice into 16 thinner slices.

Maripat's Salmon Burgers

Good alternative to red meat burgers.

Adapted from the recipe on the back of Chicken of the Sea's 6oz foil package of Pink Salmon.
Instead of 4 larger patties, make 8 smaller patties to stuff into a pita or wrap
Roll the patties in extra bread crumbs prior to frying if a crispier surface is desired but don't forget to add the calories in your calorie count!

Swedish Style Yellow Pea Soup

Easy and quick to put together, but the peas need to soak overnight or 8-10 hrs.
This is a traditional Thursday night entree in many areas of Sweden, served with Spicy Brown Mustard and crisp breads, flat breads or slices of rye bread.

Mann's Confetti Meat Balls

These meatballs are great served plain, or with marinara sauce, in a soup, or as a hot sandwhich

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Curry Coconut Pumpkin Tofu Stew

Serve hot over brown rice (not figured into nutrition count)

Anni's Feta & Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad

One of our favorite salads, but too high in carbs for our preference to eat as a main dish. Sustitute any salsa or pasta shape you prefer. Even macaroni works well with this salad.
If you are cooking on the grill roast 3 red bell peppers and 3 medium ears of corn for this recipe. If eating as main dish this serves 9

Instant Pudding-Greek Yogurt "Sundays"

We always have dessert on Sundays.
This is thicker pudding, add milk or water to thin if desired. Use milk in place of water if desired but add the calories etc to your nutrition count.
Add a bit of low calorie whipped topping if desired.
Instant, quick and easy.

Crockpot Wild Rice Bean and Summer Vegetable Stew

Easy! The most work is chopping the vegetables.
I cook large amounts of beans and wild rice and keep them in 1 cup packages in the freezer to add to dishes. Lentils and rice could be subbed for the cooked kidney beans and wild rice.Adding cooked rice and beans early doesn't work so well.

Skinny Black Cow (Chocolate Rootbeer Soda/Float)

This satisfies my craving for a Black Cow Soda/Float

Thai/Chinese Steamed Rice Cakes (desserts)


I haven't tried cooking these, I was entering the recipe I found mainly to figure out nutrition count for my food plan. A woman in our church makes these for church functions and I want to be able to eat one and know how much nutrition to record.
substitute 1 teaspoon of double acting baking powder with 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar plus 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch. Let me know how it turns out.

Very Good (5 ratings)
Maripat's Meatless TVP Breakfast Sausages

This is not vegan but could be if vegan egg substitute was used in th preparation.
Easy, tasty. Can freeze the leftovers to reheat another time.

Easy Lentil and Brown Rice Taco Filling

Use as regular taco filling or burrito filling, or in place of meat in a taco salad.

Low Fat Apple Walnut Cinnamon Whole Wheat Drop Biscuits

Low fat, moist,
These freeze well or keep in the refigerator for up to a week. But they never last long at our house! Good with coffee or with soup/stew

Maripat's Raspberry Walnut Chicken Salad

Easy! A good way to use up leftover roasted chicken!.Great for a cool summer meal.

Maripat's Tex-Mex Black Bean Wild Rice Burger's

Minnesota is famous for its wild rice paddys and it's fairly inexpensive locally. This meatless burger was an experiment for dinner one night Pinto beans could be substituted for the black but we think the black are better in just about everything!. The grains and beans make this a more complete protein. When cooking wild rice, set aside 1c. for the freezer. I cook the dry beans as a matter of preference and cutting grocery costs, but have used canned beans, rinsed and drained when out of my cooked beans. This can be mixed up in the morning and then cooked for the evening meal. I haven't tried freezing them yet. We just reheat in the microwave though they're best eaten right away!

Chinese Sweet and Sour Tofu Balls (with Sauce)

Adapted from a recipe in TOFU COOKERY by Louise Hagler
I have not been a fan of tofu, I was skeptical, but this turned out to be something that my husband and I are looking forward to making again.

Maripat's Low Fat Vegetarian Egg and Sausage Bake

Meatless, Vegetarian, but NOT VEGAN. Lower fat than other egg bakes, but tasty and cheesy!

Sweet and Crunchy Arugula Fruit and Nut Salad

Easy, quick, and different! A sweet crunchy lunch entree, serve as salad or as a filling for a wrap sandwhich.

Skinny General Tso's Chicken

I love General Tso's chicken but needed less fat and calories without sacrificing the taste. This satisfies that craving in a healthier way. However this sauce mix contains MSG and is not gluten free.
Wonderful served with wild or brown rice and a salad.
Don't forget the fortune cookie!

Crockpot Baby Bella Mushroom, Lentil and Bulgur Stew

Easy to put together in the crockpot, healthy, and inexpensive. Add more mushrooms if desired or mushrooms of your choice if desired.
Barley could be used in place of the bulger.

Maripat's Easy Enchilada Bake

Reduce the sodium in this recipe by making your own enchilada sauce (recipe elsewhere) and by roasting your own peppers (I used canned). This is easy and freezes well for a short time, reheat any leftovers in micro wave.

Curry Ginger Lentil Sweet Potato Ragout

This could be vegan with the use of vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and omission of the yogurt to use a similar nondairy product. I also often use my Spiralizer for the sweet potatoes and onions to save chopping time. Also can use pickled jalapeno slices instead of fresh. This is fairly quick and easy to put together. It can also be cooked in the crockpot for 6-8 hours on low, adding the yogurt and cilantro before serving. It reheats well. (It's very good without the yogurt and cilantro too)

Reduced Calorie Shredded Wheat Hawaian Chicken

Serves 6, 1 chicken breast each. A bit of coconut and pineapple give this dish flavor of Hawaii but I've reduced calorie/fat grams from the recipe (originally from the a cereal box, Post Shredded Whea,t about 20 years ago). it's been a family favorite for years and cutting down the fat and calories makes it a no guilt treat for our family.

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Oven Fries

4 servings about 1/2 c. or 3 oz each.
Quick easy and a real treat!

Recipe was on the back of the package of potatoes , and comes from Hungry Girl

Anni's Moussaka with Ground Turkey

This is NOT an authentic Mousakka but it is delicous!
The recipe comes from my best friend Anni.
Using a leaner turkey would decrease the fat and calories in this recipe.
Anni's recipe calls for 3 medium eggplants.
We increased the amount of Cinnamon from a pinch to a teaspoon to our personal preference.
4 sevings 7 WW points each (Anni's calculation)

Noah's Favorite Chicken or Turkey Casserole

4 servings
Works well with leftover turkey too!
Stick your package of broccoli in the refrigerator the night before or thaw in microwave before mixing the ingredients. Spray casserole dish with cooking spray for easy clean up.

Golden Plump Recipe-Chicken Hurry Curry

From the Gold'n Plump Chicken Recipes site

Chocolate Easter Nests

Serving Size 1/2 nest

Beef with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes

This is one of our favorite family recipes given to me years ago by my BFF Anni. The most time consuming part of this recipe is the slicing of the vegetables. This can be done ahead of time for a really quick dinner entre. We usually serve it with wild rice or a plain baked potato

Hungry Girl's Sweet Potato Fries

Hungry Girl recipe from a package of Mann's Sweet Potato Spears.
Easy and yummy!