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  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Ciabatta Pizza

    Ciabatta Pizza Ciabatta, the Italian flat bread popular in panini (toasted sandwiches), makes a handy pizza base. You can reduce the carbs and calories slightly by pulling out some of the soft interi...

  • Classic Tomato Sauce

    Classic Tomato Sauce Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups onion, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 28-ounce cans crushed tomatoes 1 35-ounce can of whole, peeled, Italia...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Cranberry Applesauce

    Fresh Cranberry Applesauce Ingredients 1 pound apples (3 medium-sized) 1/2 cup fresh cranberries 1 tablespoon sugar, or 2 packets artificial sweetener 1/2 cup water Directions Peel and core apples. C...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pineapple Smoothies

    Pineapple Smoothies Ingredients 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks 1 cup light vanilla yogurt 1 cup crushed ice Directions Put ingredients in a blender. Puree and pour. Serves two Each serving contains abo...

  • Pink Lemonade

    Pink Lemonade Ingredients 1 fresh, large lemon 1/2 cup very ripe strawberries plus one for garnish 1 packet sweetener 1 cup cold water Ice cubes Directions Cut the lemon in half and remove seeds. Use...

  • Pitcher-Perfect Iced Tea

    Pitcher-Perfect Iced Tea Ingredients 4 tea bags: regular, decaffeinated, or herbal 4 cups water Directions Bring water to a rolling boil. Pour water over tea bags in a teapot, pitcher, or other one-q...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Stacked Fruit Salad for One

    Stacked Fruit Salad for One Ingredients 2 tablespoons fat-free vanilla yogurt 2 tablespoons fat-free ricotta cheese 1/4 cup crushed pineapple, drained 1/4 cup blueberries 1/4 cup mandarin oranges 1/2...

  • 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...

  • Strawberry-Kiwi Spritzer

    Strawberry-Kiwi Spritzer Ingredients 1 kiwi fruit 1/2 cup strawberries About 3/4 cup plain seltzer (club soda without sodium) Ice cubes Directions Peel the kiwi and mash it in a strainer over a glass...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...