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Guiltless cheesy baked seasoned fries topped with bacon, jalapeños and scallions... this is SOOO good! Pure comfort food when cheese fries are what you're craving.

Skinny Texas Cheese Fries

Peppery arugula tossed with nutty chick peas, penne pasta, sun dried tomatoes, shaved parmesan and balsamic vinegar make a simple yet delicious main dish salad – perfect for lunch or dinner. Portions are large, loaded with fiber and very satisfying.

Penne Arugula Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes

These oven roasted chicken legs take on exotic Asian flavors by the addition of a little Chinese five-spice. So delicious!

Five Spice Roasted Chicken Legs

Skinny Macaroni and Cheese Soup with Broccoli

Basically a deconstructed version of stuffed cabbage layered with shredded cabbage, ground beef and brown rice cooked in tomatoes then topped with melted cheese.

Kalyn’s Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

Thin sliced chicken cutlets sauteed in a white wine sauce with leeks and sun-dried tomatoes. Dinner in less than 20 minutes!

Chicken, Leeks & Tomatoes in White Wine Sauce

A make-ahead breakfast casserole made with day old bread, eggs, cheese, sausage and mushrooms. You can make this with just about anything, just use your imagination!

Breakfast Sausage and Mushroom Strata

Lightly pan fried breaded filet of flounder served in a lemon, wine, butter sauce with capers and parsley. A wonderful way to enjoy flounder, tilapia or any white fish.

Flounder Piccata

Shrimp, white beans and wilted spinach topped with crumbled feta. Perfect for a weeknight meal, this dish is delicious and super easy to make!

Tuscan White Beans with Spinach, Shrimp and Feta

Skinny Apple Cobbler

Strands of roasted spaghetti squash are layered with marinara sauce, mozzarella and ricotta cheese, then baked in the oven until the cheese is melted and all the flavors bake together. Naturally gluten-free and vegetarian.

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

The sweet-salty combination of the roasted butternut squash, dried cherries and gorgonzola cheese along with the slight crunch of the pumpkin seeds topped with a honey dijon vinaigrette will have you savoring every bite of this spinach salad!

Baby Spinach Salad with Honey Roasted Butternut Squash, Pumpkin Seeds, Gorgonzola and Dried Cherries

Crusty bread, peppery arugula and fresh shaved Parmesan cheese makes an everyday cold cut like roast beef taste like a gourmet sandwich.

Roast Beef, Arugula and Shaved Parmesan on a Baguette

A great tasting hearty seafood and shellfish soup made with halibut, littleneck clams and shrimp. Serve this with a crusty piece of bread and you have yourself a complete meal.

Halibut and Shellfish Soup

Don't like mayonnaise? Then you'll love this mayo-less tuna macaroni salad made with canned tuna, arugula, capers and pasta topped with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, olive oil and vinegar. Delicious, satisfying and perfect for lunch - it's tuna salad all grown up!

Mayo-less Tuna Macaroni Salad

Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc Lac)

A light Spring pasta dish the whole family will enjoy; baby shells are tossed with chopped asparagus and a light marinara sauce. Quick and easy, perfect for vegetarians or meatless Fridays.

Baby Pasta Shells with Asparagus and Marinara Sauce

This prosciutto di Parma, peppery arugula, sweet balsamic and heart healthy olive oil on french bread is a winning combination.

Prosciutto, Arugula and Balsamic Sandwich

Pasta with Cauliflower

Warm chocolate bread pudding with chunks of dark chocolate, reserve this treat for a special occasion... Valentine's Day perhaps?

Dark Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding

A hearty bowl of this chicken and Cavatelli pasta will fill your tummy and warm your soul. This dish is somewhere between a soup and a stew, the flavors reminiscent of my Dad's chicken and dumplings I grew up eating. You may want to set your table with spoons AND forks!

Chicken and Cavatelli Soup

In the spirit of the holidays I bring you this little slice of heaven. A lightened up sweet potato pie recipe, perfect for Thanksgiving. While most dessert pack empty calories, this dessert is made with healthy sweet potatoes which are high in beat-carotene and vitamin C.

Sweet Potato Pie

These whole wheat pancakes are lightly seasoned with brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and topped with pumpkin butter for a hearty Autumn breakfast. Low fat, high in fiber and just plain good or you!

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Pumpkin Butter

I have gotten many requests to make a low point mac and cheese recipe. Here's a baked macaroni and cheese recipe that even got my skeptical daughter's approval.

Lighter Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas

What's St. Patrick's Day without Corned Beef and Cabbage! A simple way to prepare this classic Irish dish. Top it with horseradish cream or mustard and serve it with a side of creamy cauliflower puree as a low carb alternative to potatoes.

Corned Beef and Cabbage with Horseradish Cream

The combination of sour cream, horseradish, herbs, garlic and breadcrumbs make this a fabulous roast. Simple enough to make as a weeknight dinner served with vegetables or elegant enough to serve for a special occasion.

Herb Crusted Rib Eye Roast

I love a good rice dish, and I love spicy beef so this recipe sounded like something I would enjoy.

Spicy Thai Beef and Jasmine Rice

Pie is the new cupcake this year! Being that it's one of my favorite desserts, this lightened Banana Cream Pie recipe is creamy and delicious and super easy to make.

Banana Cream Pie

Risotto is a creamy Italian rice dish usually made with Arborio rice. It can be a little time consuming but it's worth it. This is a dish that will impress guests. I used Baby Bella mushrooms, but you can use crimini, portobello, porcini or a combination of all three.

Mushroom Risotto