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Turkish Red Lentil Soup

Incredibly delicious red lentil soup adapted from

Beef and Mushroom Sloppy Joes

Elie Krieger's recipe, except that I've omitted the hamburger bun, substituted honey for the molasses that she uses, and used a full pound of lean ground beef for 4 servings instead of the 12 ounces that her recipe calls for

Savory Butternut Squash Noodles with Mushroom and Kale

A hearty and filling paleo meal for less than 300 calories. See my "Butternut Squash Noodles" recipe for making the noodles; they can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for use with this recipe when ready. (I've included the ingredients in that recipe here so that this recipe reflects all ingredients.) The ingredients list reflects 8 ounces of mushrooms, but a standard 6 ounce package of pre-sliced mushrooms would be fine.

Butternut Squash Noodles

Spiralized Butternut Squash Noodles. Calories can be reduced by using less olive oil. (Ghee or butter also can be used)

Sloppy Joes for the Trail

I found this recipe for dehydrated Sloppy Joes on (shared by Chef Russ from Rochester, NY). I doubled the recipe because it's so delicious that it's worth making a batch to eat at home before dehydrating

Lower Cal/Carb/Fat Quinoa Tabouli

An easy quinoa tabouli recipe that uses less oil and more veggies to reduce the calories, carbs, and fat per serving. 7 filling servings (about 1 heaping cup per serving).

Spicy Grilled Pork Ribeye Roast with Blackberry Sauce

This recipe was adapted from a similar "" recipe that used pork tenderloin instead of ribeye roast. I used home-made, low sugar blackberry jam instead of store bought preserves. I'm sure it tastes great with pork tenderloin but my store was out, so I bought a 3 pound pork ribeye roast and cut it in half for this recipe.

Moroccan Chickpea Salad from "Clean Eating"

This is a very slight modification to a recipe from "Clean Eating" for Moroccan Chickpea Salad. Reduce the calories a bit by using low fat or fat free feta.

Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

This recipe came from Backpack Gourmet by Linda Frederick Yaffe. It dehydrated well for our backpacking trip. (My first experience in dehydrating soup!)

Peanut Soup for Backpacking

Based on a variation of Linda Frederick Yaffe's Peanut Soup, this is made with wheat germ instead of TVP. (I actually meant to use Bulgar Wheat but accidentally grabbed the wheat germ). It came out very thick and tasty. (Ready for the dehydrator)

Healthy Butternut Squash Soup

A healthy version of butternut squash soup. Can lower calories even more by spraying squash with Pam instead of tossing in olive oil before roasting

Whole Grain Pasta with Vegetables and Chicken Feta Spinach Sausage

This is a hearty, healthy, whole grain pasta dish that is loaded with veggies and a little bit of healthy sausage. Can easily substitute other veggies and/or turkey kielbasa for any of the ingredients

White bean salad

This is a simple white bean salad with feta cheese, spinach and seasonings. Next time, I think I'll lighten up on the olive oil

Lynn's cabbage and onion saute

Simple sauteed onion and cabbage. Low calorie, easy, and quick

Moosewood Tabouli with 1/2 the oil

This is straight from the Moosewodd cookbook, but uses only 1/8 a cup of oil to cut calories. (1/8 cup = 2TBS). Can substitute zuccini or other veggie for the cucumber and can add chickpeas if desired. Also very good (lighter, sweeter flavor) when made with Quinoi instead of Bulgar Wheat.

Low calorie steamed eggplant

Simple, tasty steamed eggplant cubes adapted from other online recipes

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Easy 100 calorie rice pudding

Adapted this from another Spark recipe to reduce calories even more. It's a one pot recipe that my picky 12 year old begs me to make.

Sundried Tomato, Basil and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

This recipe is based on one from Kalyns Kitchen (an excellent web site for South Beach friendly recipes). I slightly reduced her amount of tomato pesto and cheese. Could be lower in calories if using sun dried tomatoes that are not packed in oil.