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  • A Fruity Way to End the Meal

    A Fruity Way to End the Meal Ingredients 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 2 tablespoons crystallized ginger, finely chopped 4 small navel oranges, peeled 8 ripe strawberries, hulled (other berries or cho...

  • All Red and Ready-to-Go Pizza

    All Red and Ready-to-Go Pizza Ingredients 1 whole-wheat flat bread (pita without the pocket, about 8 inches in diameter) 2 tablespoons roasted red pepper (packed in water) 2 tablespoons thinly sliced...

  • Amish Potatoes with Lima Beans

    Amish Potatoes with Lima Beans Ingredients 6 large potatoes 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 10-ounce package frozen baby lima beans, thawed Salt and freshly ground pepper Parsley Papr...

  • Apple Carrot Salad

    Apple Carrot Salad Ingredients 1 cup shredded carrots 3 (medium) unpared and diced apples 1 tbsp. lemon juice ½ cup raisins ⅛ cup low-fat mayonnaise Directions Combine all ingredients. Chill thorough...

  • Apple Coffee Cake

    Apple Coffee Cake Whether it’s a birthday party or a weekend family dinner, nothing makes an occasion more festive than a beautifully presented cake. And while most cake recipes are less than healthy,...

  • April Fool

    April Fool In food-speak, a “fool” is a quick English dessert of cooked berries layered with whipped cream. Traditionalists make it with gooseberries, but strawberries and raspberries work fine. It’s...

  • Barley Pilaf

    Barley Pilaf This is a lovely side dish for chicken or fish. Ingredients 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes cut into strips (if you use tomatoes that come in oil, add them...

  • Base for a Variation on Hummus

    Base for a Variation on Hummus These ingredients are in the right proportions for one batch of spread. For a gift jar, keep adding a round of all four ingredients, in these amounts, until you fill th...

  • Beet-All Pasta Salad

    Beet-All Pasta Salad Ingredients 2 cups cooked spiral whole-wheat pasta 3 cups fresh baby spinach, shredded 1 12-ounce jar whole beets (1-1/2 cups), cut in half 1/4 cup chopped red onion 2 tablespoon...

  • Black Bean Chili

    Black Bean Chili Ingredients 1 pound black beans 2 cups onion (about 2 large), chopped 1 cup red, yellow, or green bell pepper, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons cu...

  • Black Bean Tortilla Casserole

    Black Bean Tortilla Casserole Ingredients 1 cup frozen chopped bell pepper, thawed and drained 1 cup frozen chopped onion, thawed and drained 1 can [15 to 16 ounces] no-salt-added black beans, rinsed...

  • Blender Bean Dip

    Blender Bean Dip Ingredients 1 15.5-ounce can beans (red kidney beans, navy beans, or black beans) 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, with chilies and spices added 1 tablespoon powdered cumin 1 tablesp...

  • Blueberry Banana Smoothie

    Blueberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients 1 frozen ripe banana 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup skim milk Directions Bananas that are getting past ripe work perfectly in smoothies. Peel them, wrap them i...

  • Broccoli and Walnut Salad

    Broccoli and Walnut Salad Nuts provide a host of health benefits, including lowering cholesterol levels, reducing risk for heart disease and stroke, better weight control, and lower insulin needs for...

  • Bronzed Mushrooms

    Bronzed Mushrooms Ingredients 8 oz. cremini mushrooms 1 tsp. olive oil 1 tsp. butter 1 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce 1 tbsp. fresh savory Optional: 1 tbsp. sherry Directions Brush mushrooms to remove an...

  • California Marinated Salad

    California Marinated Salad Ingredients 3 nectarines, chopped ½ lb. fresh mushrooms, quartered 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cup pitted ripe olives (optional) ⅓ cup chopped green onions 1 8-oz can a...

  • Cantaloupe Soup

    Cantaloupe Soup This is a picture-pretty first course for a summer meal. Make in advance and serve chilled. Ingredients 2 cantaloupes 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 cup fat-free sou...

  • Carrot Oat Bran Muffins

    Carrot Oat Bran Muffins Ingredients 1 cup oat bran 1 cup powdered nonfat milk 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons Splenda brown sugar blend 3 large eggs,...

  • Carrot-Oatmeal Muffins

    Carrot-Oatmeal Muffins Ingredients 1 cup quick oats 2 cups unbleached flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 cup skim milk 1/4 cup ve...

  • Cheddar-Vegetable Surprise

    Cheddar-Vegetable Surprise Ingredients 3 cups cooked brown rice 1 cup carrots, sliced thinly diagonally 1 cup broccoli florets 1 cup onion, coarsely chopped 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 1 cup zucchini, co...

  • Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

    Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins Ingredients 2 cups flour ¾ cup sugar 3 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. cinnamon ¾ tsp. allspice ⅓ cup vegetable oil 2 large egg ¾ cup canned pumpkin 2 cups fresh or fr...

  • Frosted Orange Cake

    Frosted Orange Cake Ingredients For Cake: 2¼ cups cake flour 2¼ tsp. baking powder 4 tbsp. margarine 1¼ cups sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tbsp. grated orange peel ¾ cup skim milk For Icing: 3 oz. lo...

  • Fruity Nutty Spinach

    Fruity Nutty Spinach Including nuts in your diet can provide a host of health benefits. The list includes lower cholesterol levels, reduced risk for heart disease and stroke, better weight control, a...

  • Garlic Walnut Sauce

    Garlic Walnut Sauce Ingredients 1/2 cup walnuts 1/2 cup fresh parsley, loosely packed 1 clove garlic 1 tablespoon walnut or olive oil 1 to 2 tablespoons hot water 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese ...

  • Garlic Whipped Potatoes

    Garlic Whipped Potatoes Ingredients 2 pounds Yukon gold or other thin-skinned potatoes (about 6 small to medium potatoes) 6 cloves garlic 3/4 cup low-fat sour cream Directions Wash potatoes and cut i...

  • Go Swiss with Rosti

    Go Swiss with Rosti Rosti has been called the national dish of German-speaking Switzerland. Rosti is similar to hash browns and is usually topped with cheese. Here is a lower calorie version of the d...

  • Greek Roasted-Vegetable Sandwich

    Greek Roasted-Vegetable Sandwich Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 eggplant (about a pound) 2 small zucchini 2 medium red potatoes 1 large, sweet onion (Vidalia, Spanish, or red) 1 red or yellow b...

  • Lima Bean, Mushroom, and Barley Soup

    Lima Bean, Mushroom, and Barley Soup Ingredients 1 cup large, dried lima beans 3 tbsp. coarse pearl barley 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth 2 cups sliced portabella mushrooms 1 cup chopped onion 2 t...

  • Mediterranean Diced Salad

      Mediterranean Diced Salad Ingredients 1 19-ounce can chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) 1 red pepper 1 cucumber 2 stalks celery 1 cup halved grape tomatoes Juice of 1 large lemon (abou...

  • Mediterranean Vegetable Strata

    Mediterranean Vegetable Strata Ingredients 1 small zucchini 1 small Vidalia onion 1 red or green bell pepper 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms 1 large whole-wheat roll 6 large eggs 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cr...

  • Mushroom Barley Soup

    Mushroom Barley Soup The hardest part of making this soup is buying the right barley. Read the package and make sure it’s quick-cooking “pearled” barley. Ingredients 3 cups fresh mushrooms, any varie...

  • Orange-Walnut Salad

    Orange-Walnut Salad Ingredients 2 cups romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped (about 6 leaves) 1 cup arugula 1 cucumber, peeled, quartered lengthwise, seeds removed, and chopped 1/4 cup red onion, thinly ...

  • Pear and Quinoa Salad

    Pear and Quinoa Salad Ingredients 2 cups cooked quinoa ( red provides more color ) 2 cups chopped pear 2 stalks celery, chopped 1/4 cup golden raisins 1/4 cup sliced almonds 1/4 cup raspberry vinaigr...

  • Picnic Potato Salad

    Picnic Potato Salad Ingredients Salad: 1 pound red potatoes, washed and cut into 1-inch wedges 1/2 cup red onions, thin-sliced 1/2 pound green beans, snapped in half 1/2 cup sun-dried tomato halves 1...

  • Raspberry Mustard Dip

    Raspberry Mustard Dip You can buy ready-made raspberry mustard, but you won’t find the depth of flavor you get when you mix your own. Ingredients 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries 1/4 cup coarse grou...

  • Red Rosemary Vinegar

    Red Rosemary Vinegar Ingredients 1 quart red wine vinegar 1 handful rosemary sprigs 2 scrupulously clean 16-ounce jars with plastic lids Directions Wash and dry rosemary. Crush lightly to release fra...

  • Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Rosemary

    Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Rosemary Ingredients 1 lb. trimmed fresh asparagus 8 oz. shiitake or button mushrooms, cleaned and trimmed 2 tsp. olive, canola, or corn oil 1 tsp. chopped fresh r...

  • Roasted Vegetables

    Roasted Vegetables Ingredients 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces 1 pound white turnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks 1 pound winter squash, such as Hubbard or butternut, peeled ...

  • Roasted Winter Squash Soup

    Roasted Winter Squash Soup --> Ingredients 2 or 3 butternut, acorn, or Hubbard squash 2 garlic cloves A few sprigs fresh thyme 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 yellow onions 1/2 cup white wine 8 cups v...

  • Seedless Raspberry Sauce

    Seedless Raspberry Sauce This recipe takes out the fiber, but leaves a big, concentrated raspberry flavor. You can add it to a vinaigrette salad dressing or layer it with strawberry preserves and whi...

  • Skillet Zucchini with Chopped Tomatoes

    Skillet Zucchini with Chopped Tomatoes Ingredients 1 tsp. whipped light butter or olive oil (for vegetarian) 1 cup chopped onion 4 small (6 in./15 cm) zucchinis, thinly sliced 2 medium tomatoes, chop...

  • Spicy Asian Veggie Pasta

    Spicy Asian Veggie Pasta Ingredients 8 ounces angel hair rice pasta 1/4 cup gluten-free tamari 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 cloves minced garlic 2 teaspoons sesame oil ...

  • Strawberry Spinach Salad

    Strawberry Spinach Salad Dressing 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp. sugar 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil In a small saucepan, bring balsamic vinegar to a boil. Add sugar and cook until syrupy, about t...

  • Strawberry Spread

    Strawberry Spread  We’re not talking about making preserves here, just a quick spread to refrigerate and use within a week. Stir it into vanilla yogurt—it’s better than fruit on the bottom. Ingredie...

  • Stuffed Peppers

    Stuffed Peppers This meal is generally lightly seasoned, which allows each diner to add condiments to individual taste. Ingredients 4 large, square red, yellow, or green bell peppers (about 1-1/2 pou...

  • Summer Squash Saute

    Summer Squash Sauté This recipe takes about 10 minutes to cook, once you’ve cut all your vegetables. It’s a good dish to top pasta or serve with grilled chicken, lean beef, or salmon. Ingredients 1 l...

  • Summer Vegetable Curry

    Summer Vegetable Curry Ingredients 1 small eggplant (about 3/4 pound) 1 small zucchini 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1 piece fresh ginger, about 1 in...

  • Tofu Stir-Fry

    Tofu Stir-Fry You can make this dish in a wok or a large frying pan. If you're not feeling vegetarian, you can add shrimp. It can be served over brown rice or rice noodles. It takes only minutes to p...

  • Topped Potatoes

    Topped Potatoes Sour cream or butter taste delicious on baked potatoes, but they come with a price: Both contain saturated fat and cholesterol. Here's a healthy, and tasty, alternative topping for yo...

  • Tortilla Pizzas

    Tortilla Pizzas Did you know that your kids are more likely to gain weight during the summer than while they’re in school? Help your kids maintain a healthy weight this summer by keeping them active ...

  • Updated Macaroni and Cheese

    Updated Macaroni and Cheese As many as 17 percent of American children are at increased risk for serious health problems due to obesity. And while you may think kids are more likely to gain weight wh...

  • Vegetable Dip Mix

    Vegetable Dip Mix These ingredients are in the right proportions for one batch of dip mix. For a gift jar, keep adding a round of all five ingredients, in these amounts, until you have enough to fill...

  • Vegetable Tart

    Vegetable Tart Ingredients 1 ready-made, refrigerated 9-inch pie crust 2 tablespoons water 1 large red, green, or yellow bell pepper, sliced into rings (about 1 cup) 1 onion, sliced into rings (about...

  • Vegetarian Chili

    Vegetarian Chili Ingredients 1 cup textured soy protein 7/8 cup boiling water 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 28-ounce can diced t...

  • Warm Apple and Cool Ice Cream

    Warm Apple and Cool Ice Cream Ingredients 1 apple, core removed (get help from an adult) 2 tablespoons raisins Pinch of cinnamon ½ cup low-fat vanilla ice cream Directions Take the apple and cut it i...