Dinners Under 500 Calories
To create a lighter, healthier version of stuffed shells, the standard whole milk ricotta cheese filling is replaced with frozen leaf spinach and lowfat cottage cheese or part-skim ricotta, which cuts down the fat without sacrificing creaminess.
Summer tomatoes are what make this dish shine; use whatever fresh varieties you find at the market. Crusty bread may be optional, but it should be essential—once the noodles are gone, you’ll want something to mop up all the leftover sauce with.
This delicious chilled soup transforms the everyday tomato, blending it with a slightly spicy mix of tomato juice, green bell pepper, onion, red-wine vinegar, garlic and hot-pepper sauce
Make-Ahead Eggplant Parmigiana (Terri's Notes - I've made this a ton of times - DELISH!! And a bit more healthy than breaded/fried traditional eggplant parm. This pic doesn't do it justice - it looks better!! I have used jarred marinara, my own homemade marinara, jarred spaghetti sauce & also my homemade Italian gravy - they all work well. Also, after I bake it, I take the foil off & leave it under the broiler for a few minutes so the cheese on top gets browned & bubbly)
Roasted poblano chiles not only add some spice to this dish, they also serve as a container for the flavorful filling of corn, cilantro, garlic, scallions, and farmer and Cheddar cheeses.