Recipe Roundup – SparkPeople

My last recipe roundup is from SparkPeople. It’s an online community for healthy living that I was hip on a few years ago. I thought now was a good time to jump back in a peruse their offerings.

10424364_1658479897736340_23019545_n(1)Paula’s Ranch Style Pork Chops & Potatoes

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 8 small red potatoes, cut into bit sized chunks
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 packet hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • Brown pork chops and remove from skillet
  • Add soup, milk, dressing, and potatoes to skillet, mix well, cover and cook for 15 mins
  • Add pork chops and paprika, cover and cook for 15 mins

I really love this recipe. It’s simple and only calls for one pan which makes for easy clean up.

Healthy Chicken Vegetable Casserole12751566_1711591002423260_759664117_n

  • 12 oz cooked chicken breast, diced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 10 oz skim milk
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan
  • 7 oz whole wheat penne pasta, cooked
  • 2 orange bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 head broccoli, chopped, cooked
  • 1/3 cup Monterrey jack cheese
  • Make a roux with the flour and butter, add milk, parmesan, and spices to taste
  • Mix pasta, vegetables, and cheese mixture in a bowl, place in a baking dish and sprinkle cheese
  • Bake at 350 covered with foil for 20 minutes

This make a lot of casserole. I liked it at first, but the portion size seemed huge. It got me to eat some vegetables I don’t normally eat, but I probably won’t make it again.

12798087_1662055257387455_936625615_nGrilled Cheese Pizza Sandwich

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 tbsp marinara
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp parmesan
  • Bread, marinara, mozzarella, parmesan, marinara, and bread
  • Grill until cheese is melted

This was something that seemed appetizing in the picture, but just did not turn out that well. I won’t be making this again and would not recommend it.

I did not have much luck with the SparkPeople recipes. I think part of the problem is that fewer ingredients are better when trying to eat healthy and follow the 8WW meal plans. I’m glad I tried to branch out, but I might stick with simpler meals and less carbs.

Have you have better luck on SparkPeople? Please share your favorite recipe in the comments!

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