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Broccoli-cheese soup - High-fiber / low-dairy

Secret ingredient to creaminess without cream? Pureed white beans. And some potato. Ooooh, yum. This can also be made without the celery and with less onion, just make sure to use a very flavorful bullion or vegetable stock instead of plain water. Splash of white wine or vermouth is also nice, add it during the veg saute step.

Creamy Pistachio Pops

Slightly modified version of an Aartie Sequeira recipe

Blair's Breakfast

Reminiscent of the wheat and berry yogurt that used to be on the store shelves when I was a kid in the 80's. I believe it's stil a popular favorite in my other home, Stradbally, Ireland. My friend Blair visited me while 35 weeks pregnant and we had a wonderful, cool morning eating this by the pool.

Crem of Wild Mushroom Soup

Slightly modified Ina Garten recipe - NOT low-fat

Veggie Taco Soup - 4 servings

Satisfies major mexican food cravings. You may substitute one extra cup of beans for the TVP with minimal nutrition change.

Adjust amount and type of taco seasoning to regulate heat.

When I have the calories available, I top w/ 1/2 oz sharp cheddar, 1/2 ounce tortilla chips, 1/4 avocado and extra fresh cilantro.

Also freezes well!

Portabella Mushroom Stroganoff - topping only

serve over 8oz of egg noodles (200 extra cals per serving) or whole wheat pasta (180-200 extra cals per serving)

Garlic Butter

Not a traditionally light recipe, however, I have it on hand in the fridge to add just a dollop to steamed veggies or sauted shrimp. It makes great garlic bread, and you don't need much. Just a dab'll do ya.


Very Good (1 rating)
Tofu Creamed Spinach

Lightened from an All Recipes recipe

Avocado Whip Dessert (Vegan, Lightened)

Lightened version of Avocado Whip Dessert. Would fit with South Beach Diet or other Low-Carb diet.

Avocado Whip Dessert

This is the non-lightened version. Very thick, rich, surprising. I like to top w/ fresh, real whipped cream and perhaps chopped kiwi fruit. Experiment - add mint and lime juice for a 'mojito' version!

Carrot Chile Cilantro Butternut Squash Soup

Also filled out with garbanzo beans and potato. YUM. Spice can be adjusted to taste

White Bean Bruschetta salad

Consider dividing this recipe into three servings and adding an ounce of good parmiggiano reggiano cheese - YUM!

Parsnip Chips

alternative to potato chips

Mushroom Stgroganoff

Adapted from a cooking light recipes

Quinoa, Black Bean, Pico and Guac

Just made this up, now need to make it :)

Chickpea and Spinach Curry (Cooking Light)

In less than 10 minutes, this fiber-rich dish is ready for dinner. Serve with warm pitas or over basmati rice. You can top with a dollop of low-fat plain yogurt to contrast the earthy spices.

Yves Veggie Saute w/ Broccoli

This recipe freezes well.

Elie Krieger's Asian Dressing

Just the dressing from Elie Krieger's Chinese Chicken Salad. Consider adding a tablespoon of peanut butter.

Elie Krieger's Light Ceasar Dressing

Separating out the dressing from the salad and shrimp

Light Asian Broccoli Slaw

From Kathleen Daelemans


Very Good (2 ratings)
Miso Glazed Cod

From Ellie Krieger


Incredible! (1 rating)
Sesame Noodles with Broccoli

From Cooking Light


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