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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Citrus Swordfish

    Citrus Swordfish Ingredients 2 swordfish steaks, about 3/4 to 1 inch thick (approximately 6 ounces each) Lemon, orange, and lime zest, grated (approximately 2 tablespoons total; to get zest, finely g...

  • 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 ...

  • Enlightened Crab Cakes

    Enlightened Crab Cakes  Ingredients 1 pound crabmeat 2 egg whites 1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions (scallions) 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley 3 tablespoons b...

  • Florentine-Swiss Omelet for One

    Florentine-Swiss Omelet for One Ingredients 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon water About 1/2 cup shredded spinach, fresh or frozen (defrost and squeeze out the water) 1 thin slice reduced-fat Swiss cheese D...

  • 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 Mushroom Sauce

    Fresh Mushroom Sauce Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup chopped onions 2 cups chopped mushrooms 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce 3/4 cup vegetable broth 1/2 cup fresh parsley 1/2 cup reduced-f...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Ginger Grilled Pork

    Ginger Grilled Pork Ingredients 2 pork tenderloin fillets (about 1-1/2 pounds total) 2 teaspoons coarse ground pepper Marinade ingredients 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic, m...

  • 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...

  • Homemade Chicken Parmigiana

    Homemade Chicken Parmigiana When you cook at home, you know what’s in there. You can make nutritional room for the saturated fat in the cheese by using an egg white instead of a whole egg to dip the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Mandarin Stir-Fry Beef

    Mandarin Stir-Fry Beef Ingredients 8 oz. beef top sirloin or top round steak, cut into bite-sized strips juice from 1 to 2 tangerines (1/4 cup) 2 tbsp. Hoisin or oyster sauce 1 tbsp. lite soy sauce 2...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...