American recipes with 400 or fewer calories

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Barbacoa De Cabeza

Barbacoa De Cabeza

Barbacoa de Cabeza is a slow cooked dish prepared with parts from the head of a cow, such as the cheeks. Popular in South Texas, I've adapted the…

Sergio Hernandez
Nov 2009
Advanced
2 votes
9099 views
Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

This recipe has been circulating around the Internet as “Lemon Brownies”,…

Salad Foodie
May 2013
Professional
15 votes
8197 views
Apple Crescent Wraps

Apple Crescent Wraps

Quick and easy apple dessert brushed lightly with a butter & cinnamon mixture.

Beth Roan
Nov 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
4240 views
French Apple Tart

French Apple Tart

Catherine Pappas
Oct 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
71 views
Chow-Chow Relish

Chow-Chow Relish

Fall's green tomatoes are a perfect base for a batch of chow-chow. This pickled relish or condiment is lip-smacking good on hotdogs, hamburgers,…

Salad Foodie
Oct 2014
Professional
1 vote
73 views
Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken

An interesting and fun, yet still delicious way to barbecue a chicken. Have fun with this one!

Elena Jimenez
Jul 2008
Beginner
7 votes
19550 views
Halloween Finger Cookies

Halloween Finger Cookies

These taste like a rich biscotti. But the best thing about them is the spooky Halloween look! Try serving them at a Halloween party or bringing…

John Spottiswood
Oct 2010
Advanced
9 votes
2593 views
Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mary Joseph
Feb 2008
Advanced
10 votes
39029 views
Vanilla cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes

I've tried a lot of white cupcake recipes. Many turn out too flat or dry. I came across this one on a blog site and it's really good. It looks…

Aspen Lee-Moulden
Jul 2008
Intermediate
30 votes
51290 views
Easy Cocoa Cake

Easy Cocoa Cake

It only takes minutes to whip up this cake and get in the oven. Nice for breakfast with no icing, or use canned icing. I use buttermilk glaze,

myra byanka
Sep 2014
Professional
1 vote
423 views
Easy Fruit Cobbler

Easy Fruit Cobbler

This is a super simple dessert that's great for a large or small gathering. I generally use nectarines or peaches and some sort of berries, but…

Nancy Miyasaki
Jul 2009
Intermediate
5 votes
9556 views
Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

This recipe makes 3 large loaves of sweet soft whole wheat bread, good for sandwiches, french toast or with butter and jelly. Adapted from…

Julia Ann Souders
Sep 2014
Intermediate
2 votes
279 views
Favorite Whole Wheat Bread (Bread Machine or Conventional)

Favorite Whole Wheat Bread (Bread Machine or Conventional)

My whole wheat bread of choice. Can be made conventional yeast method, but I always START with my Toshiba Bread…

Salad Foodie
Nov 2011
Professional
1 vote
5281 views
Old-Fashioned, Homemade Lemonade

Old-Fashioned, Homemade Lemonade

During those hot summer days, this drink will quench your thirst!

Elena Jimenez
Jul 2008
Beginner
4 votes
14296 views
Bistro Chicken

Bistro Chicken

A healthy, tasty, easy recipe for the whole family.

The Accidental Chef
Nov 2011
Advanced
3 votes
5307 views