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Zucchini Bread

Delicious spiced bread

2 Alarm Chili

I measured the spices from Wick's chili kit and came up with this recipe.

Pumpkin-Pecan Biscuits

From Southern Living Homestyle Cooking: Serve these tasty biscuits hot with butter and honey, or split, toast, and top them with ham--either way is bound to please.

Slow-Cooked Pepper Steak

From Southern Living Homestyle Cooking: Round steak turns into fork-tender pepper steak when allowed to simmer long and slowly in the gentle heat of a slow cooker.

Sloppy Joes

From Southern Living Homestyle Cooking book with two slight variations--used lean ground beef instead of ground chuck and used wickles instead of sweet pickle relish.

Lean 'N Green Chili

A Pampered Chef recipe that is delicious and good for you--low fat, low cholesterol, low calorie. (I have made a few modifications to the original recipe.)

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Spiced Carrot-Zucchini Bread

This is a dense, moist bread packed with vitamin A. A good way to get your family (or yourself) to eat more vegetables!

This recipe is for two loaves of bread. I make one regular loaf and four mini loaves. You can simply cut the measurements in half to make one loaf.

Pecan-crusted Chicken Breasts

My husband loved this recipe!

Curried Vegetable Couscous

This is from a Pampered Chef cookbook. They have you prepare the couscous mixture and then stuff bell peppers with the mixture. I prefer to eat this in a bowl.

Breakfast Couscous

This is my own spin on a recipe from a magazine (sunrise parfait). I added flaxseed, wheat germ, and used whole wheat couscous for added protein and fiber. You can adjust the amount of each ingredient to suit your tastes. This is not a low-calorie breakfast, but it's a great meal, especially after a good workout as it provides essential protein and carbs.

When I first started making this recipe years ago, I had to add sugar to the couscous to make it taste better to me. I gradually decreased the amount of sugar until I am no longer adding any sugar. See how you like it.

High Protein/High Fiber Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

These hearty pancakes are full of nutrition and flavor.

Spiced Banana Bread

This recipe uses whole wheat flour, ground flaxseed, and wheat germ to provide extra fiber and protein to make a more satisfying breakfast bread or a sweet, nutritious snack.
This recipe also provides plenty of omega-3 with the flax, Eggland's Best egg, Smart Balance Oil, and optional walnuts.
I doubled the recipe to use up all my over-ripe bananas, so I used one whole egg and 7 whole bananas. Feel free to experiment with this recipe.

Black Bean Barley Chili

A quick, nutritious recipe with a kick!

Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute

Use this cream soup substitute in casseroles in place of canned condensed soups. Can be varied by using vegetable broth, sauteed chopped celery or mushrooms.

Butter Cookies

Simple recipe, no egg.
This is not healthy, but I wanted to know how many calories I was eating.

Low-fat Banana Pudding

This recipe uses fat-free milk, fat-free sour cream, and reduced-fat vanilla wafers.

Whole Wheat & Flax Pancakes

I make these pancakes for my kids, and they love them. My daughter and I eat them plain because they are so yummy. Sometimes I add cinnamon too.

Beef Tamale Bake

Pampered Chef recipe: "In less than an hour, you can serve your family the same great flavors found in traditional tamales."

Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta Toss

This recipe is based on a Pampered Chef recipe that I tweaked to suit my husband's tastes. I added a little more chicken, took out the peas and salt, and added alfredo sauce, yellow squash, and carrots. This could be made into a vegetarian dish very easily.

Italian Chicken Pasta Toss

A Pampered Chef Recipe that I tweaked just a bit to suit my husband's tastes. The original recipe does not have any sauce and only calls for 8 oz chicken, so it has less calories. This is an easy recipe to make, and you can change up the fresh veggies. This could also be made vegetarian and still be very filling.

10 Minute Toffee Treats

Simple to make and works well as a snack for a party. I would not recommend making these to keep at home, since they are hard to resist and are NOT low in calories.

Garlic Beef-Broccoli Stir-Fry

Adapted from a Cooking Light Superfast Suppers recipe

Apple Cinnamon Bread

A moist, delicious breakfast treat or dessert.

Spring Linguine with Basil

Adapted from a Cooking Light recipe:
CL said to use 2 ounces of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shaved, added with basil, but I omitted this to save a few calories. I added the carrots and used the grapeseed oil instead of olive oil (4 tsp) and butter (1 TBSP). They also used 9 oz of linguine (324 cal, 12g fat, 13g protein, 41g carb, 4.5g fiber, 63mg chol, 3mg iron, 467 mg sodium, 135mg calcium).

Chicken Cordon Bleu

This recipe is for one serving. I just wanted to see how much I was eating.

Zesty Pasta Salad

I combined several ingredients from other people's recipes to create a zesty pasta salad with plenty of veggies and less calories than most.