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Mango Guacamole

I found the recipe in a magazine but cut back on the oil and added extra tomato, onion & garlic.

Mango Smoothie

Living in Costa Rica, we have some of the BEST mangoes. 2 large mangoes, soy milk and ice and you have a really delicious and nutritious breakfast.

Banana Walnut Bread

You can save some calories by omitted the walnuts. But who can have banana bread without walnuts??

Healthified Zucchini Bread

I found this on line at

It is really tasty and very moist!! A real keeper

Very Good (11 ratings)
Roasted Cauliflower

Very simple and tasty way to get your veggies

Mashed Plantains and Onions

Found this recipe on Epicurious. I cut back a bit on the fat (less oil and butter), switched leeks with an onion and used FF plain yogurt instead of sour cream. Also used almonds instead of pecans.

It is a hearty dish and you can reduce more calories by eating a smaller portion, but it was very tasty and worth it!!

Incredible! (1 rating)
Chopped Liver

Just like grandma used to make (almost!!)

Easy Bagels

Found this recipe on line courtesy of John D. Lee.

Curried Squash & Green Apple Soup

Found this basic recipe on line and made just few tweaks. For my husband that doesn't really like squash, he added some grated parm and called it a keeper!!

Roasted Swiss Chard & Mushrooms

You can use less cheese to reduce calories.

Wok Seared Chicken Thighs with Veggies

I found this on HealthyRecipes and made a few changes and omissions. This is the recipe as I made it.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Banana Bread Pudding

I found a recipe on line and tweaked it. And this is what came out.

Roasted Vegetable Chimichurri

Found this on . I just got back from a vacation in Argentina and thought I would try making some local recipes. This was great over chicken.

I tweaked a few things. .didn't have fresh parsley so I had to use dried, I also added more garlic and used a little less oil. Overall, it was a hit.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Tandori Chicken

Courtesy of EatingWell (although I left out the ground cloves)

Watermelon & Cucumber Gazpacho

Courtesy of Cat Cora and Epicurious. I tweaked a few things (left out celery, more cucumber and onion, no yellow pepper . ..didn't have any) but it was really very good. Made it and let chill in the fridge for a day or two. Even better!!

So good, my husband and I ate it all even though it really would be 4 appetizer sized servings.

Mashed Cauliflower, Carrot & Garlic

I found the original recipe for Roasted Cauliflower and 16 Roasted Cloves of Garlic on I tweaked it and then mashed it. SOOOOO good.

Mashed Cauliflower, Carrot & Garlic

I found the original recipe for Roasted Cauliflower and 16 Roasted Cloves of Garlic on I tweaked it and then mashed it. SOOOOO good.

Very Good (9 ratings)
Roasted Eggplant Dip

I found this on line at

My husband who doesn't really liked eggplant thought it was pretty tasty too!!

A tasty dip for veggies or bread (a great spread as well).

Mashed cauliflower and carrot

A nice change of pace to mashed potates and a lot less calories!!

Indian Tomato Chicken

I found the original recipe on (courtesy of DIGGETYDOG) but I made some tweaks. Eliminated a few things. . .add more of others. According to my husband, a real keeper. I served it over seasoned mashed cauliflower. It worked great together

Salsa Criolla

A great South American topping for beef, pork, chicken or a great dip for bread.

Chicken with Zucchini & Carrots in a Mustard Sauce

I found this on Recipezaar and tweaked it a bit.

Spice Rubbed Chicken Breast wtih Mango Sambal

Original recipe is for pork but I thought I would give it a go with chicken. Just as tasty.

Mango Black Bean & Green Onion Salsa

Found it on line somewhere. . .really pretty tasty. Might add corn next time and definitely more mango.

Cauliflower Soup

Original recipe called for 1 stick of celery, but I don't like it so I omitted it. Also called for 1/4 cup fresh parsley which I didn't have.

I also ended up cooking it a bit longer as I wanted the cauliflower and potatoes to be soft before I blended them.

Curry Mango Chicken

Original recipe called for chicken breasts but I made it with thighs. i also used extra garlic and curry. Use other spices on the chicken before you cook it.

Pineapple, Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Tasty snack or side dish, great with tortilla or plantain chips.

One of my absolute FAVORITES. A great vegetarian dinner served over rice with tasty hot sauce. YUMMY.

Serves 6 as a side dish/main course.

Curry & Yogurt Chicken Thighs

I found this on line and tweaked it a bit for LESS fat and calories.

Dajaj Bel Laban (Chicken with Yogurt)

A Middle Eastern dish I found on line. It called for 12 tablespoons of oil which I reduced to 3 (you might be able to reduce it two 2). I also went with fat free yogurt.

A real keeper with quite a kick (but you could tone that down if you like with less black and jalepeno peppers.

Dajaj Bel Laban (Chicken with Yogurt)

A Middle Eastern dish I found on line. It called for 12 tablespoons of oil which I reduced to 3 (you might be able to reduce it two 2). I also went with fat free yogurt.

A real keeper with quite a kick (but you could tone that down if you like with less black and jalepeno peppers.

Kick in the butt Thai Chicken

I found this on line and tweaked it a little as I made less than the recipe called for. But I did keep the same amount of onion and garlic. I also used jarred ginger and asian hot sauce (slight variations on the original).

Make it as HOT as you want it to be!!

Penne with Beet Greens, Raisins and Tomatoes

I found this on line and tweaked it a bit. A great vegetarian dish, but could also work well if you added chicken or pork.

Chicken in Mango Sauce

I found this on line at (courtesy of Melanie Harper, UK). Definitely has an Indian flare to it. A definite keeper!!!


This goes with the Chipotle Marinated Pork I posted separately. I found the recipe on Cooking Light. You can have less calories by having less. But it really did taste good so we piled it on. 4 servings seemed just right over pork and rice

Chipotle Marinated Pork

This goes with Chimichurri but I posted that as a separate recipe. Thought it would easier for counting purposes.

Sriracha Glazed Chicken & Onions

I believe I found this on Cooking Light. You can use chicken thighs or breasts and add as much "heat" as you can stand.

There was probably enough for 3 people here but we ate it all ourselves. It was THAT good.

Dijon Chicken Salad

Add whatever spices you like.

Cauliflower Saute

A great way to eat your veggies

Very Good (9 ratings)
Mashed Cauliflower

A variation on a good standby . .

Very Good (5 ratings)
Shish Tawook Marinated Chicken

A new twist on Indian style chicken

Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Potatoes

A staple!! You can reduce calories by using PAM instead of olive oil. . .

Garlic Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

Tweaked from an online recipe I found.

Garlicky Pasta with Grape Tomatoes, Mushroom and Mozzarella

I added a few things to a recipe I found on line Add additional veggies if you like. A real keeper!!

Chicken Thighs with Sweet Red Onions and Balsamic Vinegar

Once again . . .from CookingLight. I omitted the oil and used PAM instead to saute the onions. . cut down on the calories and fat. I also winged it on the seasonings. Also added some garlic when it was done. My husband says a keeper.

Served over rice.

Chicken & Mushroom Marsala. . . with a kick

Use low sodium chicken broth to reduce the sodium count. You can make it non-alcoholic by substituting 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and 2 tablespoons additional broth for the wine.

You can make the "kick" as hot as you want by adding more spices.

Banana Mango Smoothie

Really pretty simple and unbelievably delicious

Mango Apple Salsa

This is a mish mosh of various salsa recipes I have tried in the past. Add any addition spices you might like.

Cucumber Onion Raita

I tweaked a few different recipes I found on line. A real winner. Add as much cucumber, onion and garlic and you like. As far as I am concerned. . .you can never have too much of any of um!!

Very Good (1 rating)
Spiced Chicken Thighs

From CookingLight. I used less chicken, broth and wine, deleted the oil all together but used the same amount of spices. Very tasty. Served over rice with homemade low cal raita. A delicious dinner

Very Good (15 ratings)
Spice Rubbed Pork Chops

Perfect pork chops EVERY time!! Play around with the amount of each spice. Whatever works for you.

Spicy Chicken with Carsmelized Onions and Red Pepper

I think I found this on Cooking Light. I tweaked it a bit . . . switched pine nuts for sliced almonds, more garlic . . . The chicken itself was AMAZING. The onions and peppers were great over rice with it.

Cucumber Raita

I combined some recipes I found . . . added some of my own. It is delish. And you can't even tell you are eating FF mayo or yogurt!!

Very Good (4 ratings)
Indian Inspired Chicken

I found this online at The recipe also included raita but I used my own recipe for that. A real keeper.

Hoisin Glazed Chicken Breasts

I got this on Cooking Light. I made it another time using Plum sauce instead of Hoisin since I didn't have any . . . tasty either way.

Carmelized Chicken with Ginger & Garlic

I found this at and had to tweak it a bit based on what I had on hand (and the fact that I like a bit more spice). It also called for "skinned" chicken thighs but I had skinless so it didn't come out quite as carmelized or glazed as I would have thought. But with that said. . .it is a keeper

Chicken w/Mango BBQ Sauce

I found this online and tweaked it a bit. . .sooo tasty!!

Very Good (2 ratings)
Caribbean Canadian Glazed Chicken Thighs

I found this on line and tweaked it a bit. Really, really tasty.

Veal Loaf

Just like mom used to make. .. except with veal.

Very Good (1 rating)
Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Found this on line and tweaked it a bit.

Carmelized Apple & Pork Chops

Found this on line some where. You can reduce your calories with smaller pork chops.

Plum Sauce Glazed Chicken Breasts

The original recipe on Cooking Light called for Hoisin sauce and lime juice (neither of which I had) so I made some substitutions and added LOTS more garlic and ginger.

Indonesian Coriander Honey Ginger Chicken

The name says it all. I found this on Cooking Light. Made some extra sauce and served it over rice. DELISH! (the orig. recipe called for chix thighs but I used breasts instead)

Very Good (1 rating)
Braised Garlic Ginger Pork Chops

Found this at and it sure is a keeper

Incredible! (4 ratings)
Indian spiced chicken and rice

I originally found this in Real Simple magazine but I made a few low fat substitutions. Enjoy

Cream of Mushroom Soup

I think I found this on

Pan Seared Tuna & Tangerine

Not my recipe. .I found it on and it looked so good I had to try it. .

Herbed Baked Tortilla Chips

Lo cal way for some tasty snacka

Baked Plantains

Doesn't get any easier than this

Tuna Salad with Apples

Tuna with the xtra crunch from Granny Smith apples

Tasty Veal Meatloaf

A change of pace from beef

Creamed Spinach

Courtesy of Cooking Light

Spicy Tropical Gazpacho

I got this from Cooking Light (March 1998). I cannot tell you how good this is. Add hot sauce to taste and you can experiment with more or less of a particular fruit.

A great way to get your fruits and veggies all in one meal.

Very Good (1 rating)
Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

From Cooking Light

Flank Steak & Edamame with Wasabi

I found this on Cooking Light. . . very tasty!!

Very Good (1 rating)
Indian Marinated Chicken

This is a Cooking Light recipe

Very Good (1 rating)
Spicy Yogurt Marinated Chicken & Couscous

From Cooking Light . . .