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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Confetti Wraps

    Confetti Wraps Ingredients 1 ounce ham (about 2 or 3 slices of deli-cut ham) 1 ounce turkey (about 2 or 3 slices of deli-cut turkey) 1 ounce Swiss cheese (about 2 slices of deli-cut cheese) 1 hard-co...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Fresh Tomato Sauce

    Fresh Tomato Sauce Ingredients 1 14-1/2-ounce can of no-salt-added diced tomatoes, or 1-1/2 cups fresh chopped tomatoes, seeds and skin removed 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon finely ch...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Herb-Crusted Tilapia for Two

    Herb-Crusted Tilapia for Two Ingredients Two tilapia fillets (about 3/4 pound) 1 tablespoon flour 1 large egg, plus 1 tablespoon water 2 tablespoons mixed herbs 1/2 cup panko (Japanese-style breadcru...

  • Honey-Herb Chicken

    Honey-Herb Chicken Ingredients 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound) Juice of one lime (about 2 tablespoons) 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped 1 tablespoon honey Direct...

  • 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 ...

  • Lime Thyme Chicken

    Lime Thyme Chicken Ingredients One fresh chicken (about 3-1/2 pounds) 1 lime 1 tablespoon grated gingerroot 1 tablespoon dried thyme 2 cloves minced garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 small Vidalia onio...

  • 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...

  • New York Strip Steak Salad

    New York Strip Steak Salad Ingredients A 3-ounce serving of the best steak possible is the centerpiece of this large salad. Cook the steak on an indoor, two-sided contact electric grill. About 1 poun...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pork Chops with Savory Apples

    Pork Chops with Savory Apples Ingredients 2 medium apples 1 medium onion 1 large clove garlic 4 pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick, with bone (about 1-1/2 pounds total) 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/4 cup wat...

  • 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...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Zesty Grilled Chicken with Thyme

    Zesty Grilled Chicken with Thyme Ingredients 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half 2 teaspoons Dijon-type mustard 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 sprigs fresh thyme (about 1/4 teaspoon) 1 teasp...