Chicken Enchilasagna

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401 calories | I’d gotten so many requests from fans to make over enchiladas that I started playing around with the ingredients to see what I could do. After perfecting them, I decided I needed to figure out a way to cut the prep time. And so, this recipe was born. This is as easy as making a throw-together lasagna…

Simple Grilled Chicken

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127 calories | This chicken is perfect to keep on hand for munching or for using in other dishes like quesadillas, salads, sandwiches, and more. If you buy your chicken in bulk and cook extra, you’ll save time and money when hunger and the dinner hour strikes.

Grilled Chicken Smothered Nachos

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321 calories | To save money and calories, skip buying the grilled chicken breast at the store and make Simple Grilled Chicken (click here for recipe) instead: Just follow the recipe exactly, swapping out the garlic and herb seasoning for a Mexican or Southwest seasoning (I use Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle)…

Good Enough For Thanksgiving Sausage-Cranberry stuffing

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205 calories | Around Thanksgiving time, I tend to get inundated with fan letters asking if I have a recipe for low-carb stuffing. My response is always the same: my idea of low-carb stuffing is eating plenty of turkey, plenty of salad, coleslaw, or other healthy, low-carb sides, then eating just a little bit of stuffing…

Sweet and Slim Italian Sausage

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96 calories | Have you ever read the label on a package of sausage? What about turkey sausage? You may be shocked to read how much fat is contained in many sausages you find in grocery stores or have ordered from restaurant menus. And my problem is that I love it. This is one of those recipes that I developed for myself…

Main Event Marinara Sauce


63 calories | Canned tomatoes will always vary slightly in taste depending on where they were packed, what time of year they were harvested, etc. So sometimes the same recipe for sauce might require a touch of salt, while another may require a hint of sweetener. Here, we added very little of each and loved the results…

New Favorite Meatballs


194 calories | A lot of people opt for turkey or chicken meatballs and sausage, thinking that they’re much leaner than beef. If you buy them pre-prepared, that does tend to be the case. But even the chicken and turkey meatballs and sausage you find at the grocery store or in restaurants derive at least 50%…

Blueberry Margaritas

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188 calories | Though I’ve maintained a huge weight loss over the years, I confess that I still balk at giving up the occasional margarita. I know that most of the ones served at restaurants are full of sugar and calories, so I make my own lower-cal version at home. And because blueberries are the “star,” you even get…

South of the Border Loaded Sweet Potato

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342 calories | When I’m cooking for myself, I prepare this potato with medium salsa, and it has a nice kick. Feel free to use mild or hot, as many of the contestants do. When it comes to topping the potato with salsa, start out with 1/3 cup of fresh salsa and drain the liquid from it. It will likely only be about 1/4…