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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Blue-Green Canapés

    Blue-Green Canapés Ingredients 2 oz. low-fat (Neufchatel) cream cheese 2 oz. blue cheese (about 1/4 cup) 12 large seedless green grapes 1/4 cup walnuts 24 miniature Melba toasts Directions Let cream ...

  • Breakfast on the Run

    Breakfast on the Run Ingredients 4 tablespoons apple butter 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard 3 whole-wheat English muffins, split and lightly toasted 6 1/2-ounce slices low-fat cracked black pepper h...

  • 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...

  • Broiled Trout with Almonds

    Broiled Trout with Almonds Although rainbow trout is native to a narrow band along the West Coast of the United States, cultivation in ponds dates back more than 100 years. Today, farmers across the ...

  • 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...

  • Brussels Sprouts with Mushroom Sauce

    Brussels Sprouts with Mushroom Sauce Ingredients 1 pound brussels sprouts or broccoli, cabbage, kale, collards, or turnips 1 cup chicken broth, low sodium 2 tsp. lemon juice 2 tsp. spicy brown mustar...

  • 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-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...

  • Cream of Broccoli Soup

    Cream of Broccoli Soup Ingredients 1 cup powdered nonfat milk 2 tablespoons cornstarch 4 cups cold water 2 tablespoons low-sodium chicken bouillon powder 1 to 2 teaspoons dried basil 1 onion, chopped...

  • Crunchy Chicken Salad

    Crunchy Chicken Salad Ingredients 2 cups chunked cooked chicken ½ cup celery ¼ cup green pepper ¼ onion ½ cucumber 1 small diced apple (leave the peel on) ½ cup grapes ¼ cup yogurt, plain Directions ...

  • Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

    Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Bars You don't have to tell anyone these are homemade, healthy (gulp!) granola bars. Just let your guests enjoy the chewiness of the oats and dense chocolate flavor from the h...

  • Do-It-Yourself Minestrone Soup

    Do-It-Yourself Minestrone Soup Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion (about 1/2-cup chopped) 2 medium carrots, sliced 1 stalk celery, sliced 1 clove garlic (or 1 teaspoon garlic flakes) 1 t...

  • Do-It-Yourself Trail Mix

    Do-It-Yourself Trail Mix Ingredients 1 cup wheat cereal 1/4 cup dried fruit: raisins, blueberries, cranberries, chopped apricots, plums, or peaches, or a mixture 1/4 cup cashews (1 ounce) Directions ...

  • Fresh Lemon Broccoli Pesto-Style Sauce

    Fresh Lemon Broccoli Pesto-Style Sauce Ingredients 1 cup cooked broccoli pieces 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts 1/4 cup vegetable broth 1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt Directions If ...

  • 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...

  • Fruited Buckwheat Pancakes

    Fruited Buckwheat Pancakes Ingredients 1 cup nonfat milk 1 egg 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 cup buckwheat flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon sugar 1 cup chopped peaches, fresh, frozen, or canne...

  • 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...

  • Grilled Lemon-Sage Chicken

    Grilled Lemon-Sage Chicken Fresh sage and rosemary impart a different flavor to grilled chicken. Tomato halves and corn on the cob can grill along with the chicken. Ingredients 6 boneless, skinless ch...

  • Grilled Salmon Steaks

    Grilled Salmon Steaks Ingredients 2 salmon steaks, about 6 ounces each 2 tablespoons dipping sauce 1 teaspoon cooking oil Directions Heat grill to hot and rub grids with cooking oil. Baste steaks wit...

  • Herb Roasted Potatoes

    Herb Roasted Potatoes Ingredients 4 to 6 very small new potatoes, red or purple 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced (or 1 teaspoon dried) Directions Preheat oven to 450 degrees...

  • Lime Shrimp Kebabs

    Lime Shrimp Kebabs There’s nothing like a summer barbecue with family and friends to celebrate the season. For a quick, easy, and healthy meal, add a green salad and fresh corn on the cob and you’re ...

  • 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...

  • Multigrain Chicken Soup

    Multigrain Chicken Soup Ingredients 1/2 cup raw brown rice 1/3 cup medium barley 1/3 cup red lentils 1/3 cup yellow split peas 2 large ribs celery, sliced 4 large carrots, sliced 2 cloves garlic, cru...

  • 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...

  • Mushroom Crab Appetizer

    Mushroom Crab Appetizer Ingredients 8 oz. fresh mushrooms 8 oz. lump crabmeat 1 tbsp. olive oil 1/2 cup minced onions 1 tbsp. skim milk 4 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese (Neuchâtel), softened 1/4 cup ch...

  • New World Salmon Florentine

    New World Salmon Florentine Ingredients This casserole uses chunks of fresh salmon with lots of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. It also has real cheese for flavor. Don't use low-fat Swiss--it won't melt...

  • New-Style Ham and Cheese

    New-Style Ham and Cheese Ingredients Butter-flavored cooking spray 24 wonton wrappers 1/4 pound lean, low-sodium smoked ham 4-ounce log fresh goat cheese, such as Montrachet 4 tablespoons spicy fruit...

  • Oriental Greens

    Oriental Greens Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh green beans 1/2 cup snow peas 1 cup cauliflower florets 1 cup sliced water chestnuts, drained 2 large radishes, thinly sliced 2 scallions (also called spring...

  • Panini for One

    Panini for One The Italians have it right when it comes to grown-up grilled sandwiches. You don’t need a Panini maker—you can use a frying pan and a heavy plate to press the sandwich. Ingredients 1 4...

  • 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...

  • Polenta with Peppers and Cheese

    Polenta with Peppers and Cheese Ingredients 4 cups water 1½ cups cornmeal, or polenta uncooked 1 can (11 oz.) whole-kernel corn mixed with green and red peppers, drained 1 can (7 oz.) green chiles ½ ...

  • Pumpkin-Cranberry Gift Loaves

    Pumpkin-Cranberry Gift Loaves Ingredients 1 29-ounce can pure pumpkin (about 1-3/4  cups) 1-1/4 cups sugar 3 egg substitutes 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons bak...

  • 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

    Roasted Asparagus Ingredients 1 pound fresh asparagus 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Directions Trim and wash asparagus. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. When oven is hot, spread 1 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Seasoned Salmon for One

    Seasoned Salmon for One Ingredients 6 ounces salmon fillet, skin removed 1/2 to 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning (without salt) 1 teaspoon olive oil Serve with 1 cup cooked, chopped spinach with 1 t...

  • 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...

  • Simple Salmon with Dill Sauce

      Simple Salmon with Dill Sauce Ingredients 1 salmon fillet (approximately 2 pounds) 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce Coarse black pepper Dill Sauce 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream 1/2 cup finely ch...

  • 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...

  • Southeastern Seasoned Catfish

    Southeastern Seasoned Catfish Ingredients 2 boneless, skinless catfish fillets (about 3/4 pound) 2 teaspoons dried minced onion 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pe...

  • 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 ...

  • Stovetop Chili

    Stovetop Chili Ingredients 1 teaspoon cooking oil 1 pound beef, trimmed of all visible fat and cut into half-inch cubes 2 onions, chopped (about 2 cups) 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chili po...

  • 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 Cabbage Soup

    Stuffed Cabbage Soup Ingredients 1/2 lb. ground round 1 tsp. olive oil 1-1/2 cups sliced onion 3 garlic cloves, crushed 2 cups shredded cabbage 28-oz. can petite diced tomatoes, low sodium 14-oz. can...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Whole-Grain Party Mix

    Whole-Grain Party Mix You can make a healthier party mix by using whole-grain cereals, olive oil instead of butter or margarine, and soy nuts or wasabi peas rather than the usual mixed nuts. Ingredie...