Birthday party recipes with 400 or fewer calories added by professional chefs

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CEVICHE! ~ Costa Rican Style

CEVICHE! ~ Costa Rican Style

My buddy, Ed, of Puerto Rican descent, spent his time in the Air Force in Central and South America. Ed's favorite dish: ceviche! He tells endless…

Amos Miller
Jan 2012
Professional
7 votes
10647 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
16 votes
8953 views
Magical Bars Made Skinny

Magical Bars Made Skinny

They’re super rich and decadent. And just six ingredients layered right in the pan. Each delectable bar has 133 calories, 6 grams of fat and 4…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Dec 2014
Professional
1 vote
87 views
Sea Scallop Insalta Caprese

Sea Scallop Insalta Caprese

Starting off with an appetizer? An easy way to make seared scallops, pan fried outside on the grill in a little olive oil. After they are browned…

Claudia lamascolo
Feb 2010
Professional
15 votes
5589 views
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake

Mmmmm - peanut butter and chocolate are a tempting duo in this this moist and tender cake. Mini chocolate chip…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2014
Professional
1 vote
60 views
Everything Goes Oatmeal Coookies

Everything Goes Oatmeal Coookies

This is an original recipe. I was making them, years ago, because my children wanted a "loaded" oatmeal cookie…

J. Gino Genovesi
Dec 2013
Professional
5 votes
3663 views
Skinny, Mini Mexican Meatball Tostada Appetizers

Skinny, Mini Mexican Meatball Tostada Appetizers

Delight your guests with these itty, bitty meatballs atop a mini tostada. This is such a yummy and simple…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Jun 2012
Professional
4 votes
5664 views
Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This is one of those dishes that I have to order every single time I go to Chinatown and see them on the menu. I love the crunch of the lettuce,…

Joanne Weir
Jul 2008
Professional
56 votes
91712 views
Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

Great appitizer for a cocktail party or a barbque.

Chef Smith
Aug 2010
Professional
1 vote
3397 views
Sand Art Bars (Brownie Mix in a Jar: Holiday Gift Idea!)

Sand Art Bars (Brownie Mix in a Jar: Holiday Gift Idea!)

This is one of the “bars in jars” recipes so popular a few years ago, and every so often during the holidays I…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2011
Professional
2 votes
2514 views
Creole Pralines

Creole Pralines

Better than a cookie (sorry bakers, but this is a Creole group) and with the true taste of New Orleans, Creole Pralines are one of the signature…

Amos Miller
Feb 2011
Professional
5 votes
2455 views
BEST EVER PEANUT BRITTLE

BEST EVER PEANUT BRITTLE

I never knew how good peanut brittle was until I made this and I also never knew how easy it was. You just need to make sure you have a candy…

Claudia lamascolo
Jan 2014
Professional
4 votes
2213 views
Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting allows everyone to "have their cake and eat it too."

Salad Foodie
Nov 2014
Professional
2 votes
297 views
Chef Gino's Peanut Blossom Cookies

Chef Gino's Peanut Blossom Cookies

Peanut Blossoms were developed by Freda Smith from Gibsonburg, Pa. in a National Pillsbury Bake-Offf…

J. Gino Genovesi
Dec 2013
Professional
2 votes
1470 views
Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bar Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bar Cookies

Quick to make, these bar cookies are a sister version of drop cookies (the dough can actually be made into…

Salad Foodie
Apr 2013
Professional
3 votes
3575 views