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Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches

Mildly healthier than those produced commercially.

Creamy Tomato & Shrimp Penne

Taken from or, can't remember which, with a few minor adjustments. ;) The calories come primarily from the pasta, so in the future I may add additional vegetables in place of some of the pasta.

Chicken Pot Pie

Recipe provided by Bisquick

Chicken & Gnocci Soup

I took this recipe from

Snickerdoodle Cookies

These snickerdoodle cookies are best served warm, fresh out of the oven. At 77 calories a piece, they make a yummy treat.

Chicken Stir Fry

This is not a quick recipe, but it's worth the time. Modified from a recipe found at

Sausage Spirals

A vegetarian version of Chef Meg's Super Speedy Sausage Rolls

Creamy Cauliflower Macaroni

This is a spin-off of a recipe I found in a cookbook of which I cannot remember the name. :) My teenage boys usually have two servings. If you use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, it's vegan.

Chicken 'n Salsa

Add a dallop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cheese when serving. Serve over brown rice or whole wheat pasta.

Sweet Potato Pie

The boys liked it, even though it was healthy.

Cheater Seitan

I call this Cheater Seitan because of how easy it is. This is much easier to put together than its wheat-flour counterpart.

Garlic Cheese Biscuits

I got these from Paula Dean on Food Network. They taste just as good as the ones you get from Red Lobster. I use Earth Balance in place of butter for less fat.

Black Bean Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Quinoa is an excellent addition to this soup because it is a "complete protein." The beans add fiber and it's super tasty. It is very filling and quite low in calories.

Turkey Chili

This is the lazy way of making chili - and having a wonderful meal ready when you get home from work.

Vegan Alfredo Sauce

You'll need a powerful blender to turn the almonds into a powder. This is so much more delicious than any alfredo I've ever had with the cream and butter.

Creamy Broccoli Carrot Soup

I love soup, but my boys don't. We compromise by making healthy, hearty and filling soups (that are still low in calories and high in nutrients). Personally I would prefer to omit the cheese, but I add it for the kids' sake. This is one of the things I can compromise on - sometimes. :)

Broccoli Sauce

Serve this sauce over whole wheat spaghetti noodles, brown rice, or vegetables. Yum!

Mean Green Bean Soup

I didn't include salt in this recipe because many people like lower-sodium recipes. When I make it, I salt it up. I also add several cloves of garlic at times to give it a little more punch.

Jet Puffed Marshmallow Fudge

From the Jet Puffed Marshmallow Jar. This is a treat and in no way a healthy food.

Bean and Barley Soup

I used another SP's recipe as a springboard, but I used enough different ingredients that I needed a new nutritional count. This is how I made it.

Low Fat Vegan Muffins

This is a "veganized" version of a recipe for muffins I found in a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. The nutritional info does not include any add-ins, though I will usually add chocolate chips, raisins or fresh blueberries depending on what the kids are in the mood for.

Enchilada Casserole

Enchiladas are a lot of work due to the rolling involved. By layering them, it's much easier and faster. The dish is saucy enough that cheese is not necessarily needed, but feel free to add some if you prefer - but it will add a significant amount of fat and calories.

Roasted Vegetables Over Brown Rice

This is the perfect comfort food - hearty and filling, but healthy and relatively low in fat.

My Own Granola

This came out a little softer than I was hoping, but it mixes great with soy yogurt and fresh fruit.

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies

These are tasty little vittles that are a wonderful treat when craving something sweet. If possible, grind whole wheat (using a wheat grinder or a BlendTec or other high powered blender) for the flour rather than using commercially packaged flour.

Barbeque Cups

I originally found this recipe using ground beef. Using Adzuki beans and brown rice makes it even healthier. You can use 1lb. of ground beef instead if you prefer.

Vegan Chili Mac

This is a twist on a vegan macaroni and cheese recipe I found on The pinto beans and chili powder add a southwestern flavor. Chilis can be added if a spicier sauce is desired.

Vegan Ceasar Dressing

From the UnCheese Cook Book. This completely vegan dressing won't break your calorie bank. The olives and nori replace the salty taste of the anchovies typically found in Ceasar Dressing.

Veggie Lasagna

I prepared this recipe before calculating the nutritional information. I was SHOCKED when I learned there was only 90 calories per serving. It seemed far too good to be true - I kept trying to figure out what ingredients I forgot to include in the analysis. The kids absolutely loved it.

Vegan Cashew Ranch Sauce

I love Ranch but I hate all the added fat that goes with it. This creamy version of Ranch dressing contains healthy fats from the cashews. Today I will be drizzling it over some sliced vegetables and kidney beans for lunch.

Macaroni and Cheez

This dairy-free version of macaroni and cheese is wonderfully tasty and low in fat.

Chef Meg's Taco Soup (Jaime's Veggie Makeover)

Chef Meg's soup has been made over to make it completely vegan - and delicious!

Vegan Lasagna

I love lasagna, but not all the fat and calories that come with it. This cheese-free, meat-free variety hits the spot without hitting my thighs.

Granola Bars

I love granola bars, but I was disgusted by all the garbage in the commercially processed bars. Online recipes I found were diet-sabotagers, so I came up with my own "healthy" version. At 100 calories per bar, low fat and low sugar, they're a winner in our house.

Cheesy Bean Sauce

Completely vegan, this sauce goes well over vegetables, rice and pasta.

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