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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Chicken Salad Blues

    Chicken Salad Blues Ingredients 1 9.75-ounce can premium chunk chicken breast packed in water 1 large stalk celery, finely chopped 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise 4 leaves romaine or red leaf lettuce,...

  • Chicken Soup

    Chicken Soup Ingredients 6 cups of homemade or canned chicken broth 2 large carrots, scraped and sliced 1 large stalk of celery, chopped 1 onion, chopped (1 cup) 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 2 cups c...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Southern Chicken and Dumpling Soup

    Southern Chicken and Dumpling Soup This is a lighter variation on a Southern classic, chicken and dumplings, which are a type of homemade noodle. The trick is to use a light, fresh noodle that doesn'...

  • Southwestern Tex-Mex Chicken Noodle Soup

    Southwestern Tex-Mex Chicken Noodle Soup Ingredients 4 cups homemade or low-sodium chicken broth ½ cup chopped onion 1 tsp. minced garlic 2 cups cooked, cubed chicken 1 15-ounce can (about 1–1 ½ cups...

  • 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 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...

  • Tuna Salad in the Round

    Tuna Salad in the Round Ingredients 1/2 cup roasted peppers (jar variety is fine, but not in oil) 1 6-ounce can white tuna packed in water, drained and flaked 1/2 cup chopped red onion 2 plum tomatoe...

  • Vegetarian Chili

    Vegetarian Chili Whether you’re a full-time vegetarian or simply enjoy a meatless meal now and then, look for recipes that are full of flavor and low in fat. Because strict vegetarian meals don’t con...