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I was hungry for stuffed peppers vegan style and I found these ingredients in the kitchen and presto I made these.
Cranberries are tart and wonderful-and sometimes in short supply. Consider buying a couple bags when you see them; the berries can be stored in the freezer for up to 9 months. Use them to make this easy chutney, an East Indian-inspired condiment that's great alongside roasts, on top of baked potatoes or with eggs of any variety.
If you prefer not to grill the chicken, simply broil it indoors. This has a wonderful fresh taste and appeal, and you can make it as tame or as spicy as you wish.
Although this dish is lower in fat due to the skim milk and reduced-fat cheese, you’ll love it so much, you may never resort to the fluorescent-orange boxed stuff again
Chicken is an excellent way to keep your diet steady and predictable. The veggies in this soup add good-for-you carbs to keep your energy level high!
Nothing satisfies like potatoes, especially these crunchy, browned, herb-crusted potato wedges. They're great with ketchup, fat-free sour cream, or all by themselves!
An easy to prepare comfort food. Taste almost like a pot pie
A healthy, delicious morning cereal. I mix 1/4 cup of this cereal with a bowl of bran flakes, or a 1/2 strawberry yogurt, and sliced fruit for a quick and healthy breakfast
This is one of my favorite recipes for skillet cornbread, Southern-style. It's a tradition for many with chili, pinto beans, soups, greens, and other delicious Southern meals.
Easy to double or triple for larger servings. Very quick and easy for when you are in a hurry. Garnish with fresh parsley
Simple, perfect roast turkey just like grandma used to make. The flavors of the turkey really stand out. Stuff with your favorite dressing
Here's a great low-fat way to kick-start your morning or get that much needed afternoon boost.
Here's a great way to put that cocoa in your cupboard to good use now that you're eating right — mix up a luscious hot chocolate milk bath!
This crock pot meal of baked chicken in a creamy onion sauce is fast, easy to prepare and tastes great.
Cooking the broccoli with the pasta saves time -- and cleanup.
This healthy, colorful dish will have you out of the kitchen in no time.
This is a very healthy and filling breakfast, snack or even lunch.
A quick and easy on the go breakfast for those busy mornings.
Whipping this otherwise old-fashioned hot chocolate creates the illusion of richness, but it's quite low in fat.
Quick, easy, and delicious, this refreshing drink is also packed with calcium and protein.
Whether a start-up to your morning or an afternoon snack, this shake is a delicious way to get healthy.
Chicken thighs are cooked with red & yellow sweet peppers, onion, mushrooms, and a sauce made from cream soups and white wine.
As lunch entrées, chopped salads are light yet filling, and extremely versatile. Change a couple of ingredients, add different seasonings, and you have a whole new dish
Coconut and lime juice balance the spicy bite of crushed red pepper in this summer cooler.
You loved them as a kid -- and now you can make breakfast fun again with these bite-size pancakes.
Put together this meal while the orzo cooks and you'll be out of the kitchen in no time.
Make this dressing more like the original by increasing the tahini a tablespoon at a time, until it tastes the way you like. Remember that the fat and calories go up as the tahini increases!
Simple but richly flavored cinnamon macaroons, with the sweet tropical aroma of coconut and vanilla, make a dainty, nut-filled teatime treat.
It's the perfect time of year for this recipe! Sweet potatoes are one of the most delicious (and nutritious!) winter comfort foods, and the warm maple syrup flavor of this dish is the perfect complement to cold weather. Choose medium sweet potatoes with firm, unblemished skins — they'll have the best flavor!
For this entrée, tossing pasta with fresh tomatoes and herbs makes for a quick, light meal.
There’s plenty of sweet berry flavor in this refreshing dessert. Made with sugar-free gelatin and a graham cracker crust, the summery pie is easy to fix and attractive enough to serve to guests. I sometimes substitute fresh peaches and peach gelatin.
Want to avoid the temptation of grabbing an unhealthy meal on the run? Then prepare this quick sandwich for a healthy and delicious lunch! It only takes a few minutes to make and it'll count towards your dairy and veggie intake for the day. The best part? It tastes great cold or heated up in the toaster oven! So eat up!
Summer is in full swing, so be sure to take some time out to enjoy it! To start your summer day off right, take a few minutes to prepare this healthy and refreshing breakfast. If you have a table outside, eat outdoors and soak in the sunshine! And don't forget — the berries in this recipe are freshest during the summer months, so eat up!
This light fluffy treat is a hit !
A drizzle of spreadable fruit lends a decorative and tasty touch to this appealing dessert. One slice of the creamy and refreshing pie just won't be enough! It's great for diabetics, but even the rest of my family enjoys it.
Packed with good carbs and vitamins, broccoli is the nutritional hero in this appetizing stir-fry. For the freshest broccoli, look for crisp stalks and tightly closed heads. We often only use the florets, but the stalks shouldn't be discarded. Pare off the tough skin with a small knife and slice them thin. Steam or stir-fry the slices in a little olive oil and season with soy sauce or a splash of lemon.
To cut calories from a strawberry pie recipe, I lightened up the filling and served it in dessert dishes instead of a pie crust. With its pretty color and fruity flavor, it's an elegant dessert without much fuss.
This cool, savory sauce for Middle Eastern Burgers and Veggie-Burger Pitas, but it's excellent with grilled chicken and lamb too.
Exotic-tasting spices and chopped prunes give Middle Eastern flair to these truly succulent burgers. Serve with Yogurt-Garlic Sauce, slices of ripe tomato, lettuce and sharp red onion.
"These are not your average burgers. Ground turkey patties are seasoned and grilled then served on toasted kaiser rolls with a roasted red pepper mayonnaise."
This refreshing soup is a great way to begin a meal on a hot summer evening
This is a nice dip as a centerpiece for a plate of cut up veggies or it can be served with pita and veggie chips
You can serve this filling and attractive dish right from the pan.
An elegant meal with the added bonus that you get a mega dose of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and vitamin D!
Good-for-you things come in small packages when you make a batch of these tiny apple pie treats. Sweet and cinnamony, these mouth-watering morsels are a delightful addition to a dessert buffet or snack tray.
This dense, moist cake is sure to satisfy anyone's chocolate cravings. Drizzled with semi-sweet chocolate, the rich cake is special enough for company...if your family doesn't get to it first!
This light and airy dessert comes together in a snap. You’ll like how easy it is, but you’ll love the taste!
These spiced-up potato wedges are oven-baked, so they're crispy but very low in fat. They're high in energy-boosting carbs, though, packing 5 grams of fiber per serving. What a dish!
This coffee cake is a favorite of mine. It’s attractive, delicious and cuts like a dream. Sometimes I use convenient canned pie filling when I want a different flavor and I’m pressed for time.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these cute treats! The recipe is a low-fat take on an old family-favorite lime pie. It’s always a hit at potlucks and church suppers.
Having trouble getting your kids to eat fruit? Try this tasty, kid-friendly dip recipe!
These cute sandwich cookies would be a pretty addition to any holiday goodie tray.
Burnt-sugar is an old-fashioned name for what happens when sugar melts and turns a deep caramel color. The good news is that you don't need fancy molds or equipment to make these gorgeous, thick lollipops. All it takes is a little patience and a steady hand. Wrap them individually in large, clear lollipop bags (available from candy-making outlets) and seal with a piece of ribbon. Look for cinnamon sticks in bulk (to use as sticks) from candy-store suppliers online.
You won't miss the fat one bit when you slice into this spicy pumpkin pie with its golden crust and creamy filling. Family and friends will love this recipe for a lightened-up twist on a Thanksgiving classic.
Mellow roasted garlic and chicken stock replace loads of cream and butter to create this rich and satisfying comfort food. Even using a whole bulb, these potatoes will have a mild garlic flavor; real garlic fans may want to use more.
Pumpkin pie in a cup!
These are crisp and golden on the outside and creamy on the inside! The cottage cheese gives these pancakes their tangy flavor and creamy texture. Serve with butter and pure maple syrup.
Here's a delicious way to freshen up your complexion — a make-at-home mask prepared with oatmeal to moisturize, honey to maintain your skin's balance, and Vitamin A-rich banana to fight signs of age. Plus, it's a treat for your gourmet senses
Garlic lends heart-healthy flavor to this mouthwatering dish.
Chicken breasts, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olives & dried tomatoes are cooked in a crock pot and sprinkled with fresh basil, feta cheese & capers.
Slow roasting is the secret to this tender, citrus flavored baked chicken.
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With bits of angel food cake and a cream cheese-like texture, this refreshing treat tastes so rich that no one will guess it's light.
People used to think that pasta was fattening, but the sauce is what can make it a high-fat dish (a cup of plain cooked pasta contains less than 1g of fat). Here, salmon adds the protein while a light yogurt sauce adds flavor.
This salad is packed full of protein thanks to the beans and tuna.
Now wildly popular, Caesar salads are readily available with all sorts of toppings -- chicken breast, grilled tuna, tuna salad, and, here, grilled turkey.
Tacos are a quick and easy meal, but how do you lighten them up and not sacrifice all the flavor? Use ground chicken instead of beef for this low-fat, low-cal, and yummy alternative.
Surprise! A heavyweight makes a lightweight pizza.
Healthy bonus: Bone-building magnesium and calcium from arugula
Get your pizza fix with this guilt-free personal pie. It's cheesy, nutritious (only 279 calories!) and won't take you more than 12 minutes to make!
I've had the recipe for this cake for years—it's a chocolate lover's delight! It's so easy to make...and is perfect for cupcakes and bake sale treats, too.
If a quick meal is what you're looking for, this couscous dish is the way to go.
Take a break from the traditional green salad with this healthy salad, sure to excite your taste buds
This no-fuss Italian egg dish is baked in the pan, and there's no need to master omelet-flipping skills -- you put the filling on top. The recipe makes four portions, each of them about the same size as a two-egg omelet.
Beating the egg whites creates a fluffy omelet. Veggies and reduced-fat cheese make it taste so good you'll never feel like you're on a diet.
If you thought your days of luscious chocolate pies were over, think again. This light pudding pie is a rich and creamy treat
Marinating the tuna in soy sauce, rice wine, garlic, and ginger gives it a unique Asian flair. Grilling seals in the flavor.
Whenever I serve these pretty pink meringue cups filled with fluffy chocolate mousse, I get compliments.
This parfait is pleasantly tart and has a nice crunch from the wheat germ.
For a dessert that’s not too sweet, try these lemony treats.
Light and crisp, meringue cookies are so delicious that it's hard to believe that their calorie count is so low — only about 17 calories per cookie in this version. Using cocoa, rather than chocolate, is a major fat-cutter.
This light and creamy dessert is made with milk rather than heavy cream to keep calories in check. Blueberries, whether fresh or frozen, are among the fruits that are richest in nutrients and disease-fighting compounds.
This cake is so tasty, you'll never believe it's just 133 calories a slice!
The kids linger around the kitchen when these aromatic cookies are baking. I make them throughout the year using a variety of cookie cutters.
Here's an easy gift to bring your friends when you drop by over the holidays. Also consider giving a jar or bag as a parting gift at your own holiday party.
Recipes I've Rated:
- Basic Tuna Salad
- Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
- Spinach-Berry Salad
- Gelatin (Jell-O) Diet Soda-Pop Cake
- Ranch Roasted Pork Chops & Red Potatoes
- Chicken Osso Buco
- White Cake w/ Strawberries (Diet Soda Cake)
- Oatmeal Pancakes
- Herb Crusted Salmon Fillets
- Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup
- Hamburger Vegetable Soup
- Chicken Croquettes
- Mango Jerk Chicken
- Garlic Pita Chips
- Turkey and Black Bean Sloppy Joes
- Garden Vegetable Frittata
- Easy Chicken a la King
- Nacho Wrap
- Cheese Pita Pizza
- Cabbage Casserole
- Creamy Chocolate-Raspberry Mousse
- Shelley's Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
- Quick and Easy Pudding Pie
- Creamy Mushroom Chicken
- My Mexican Chicken Soup
- Mexican casserole
- Wonderful Stuffed Potatoes
- Tuna Salad
- Pulled Chicken BBQ Sandwich
- Oreo Cream Dessert
- Easy Chicken Salad
- Taco Macaroni
- Baked Mushroom Chicken
- Strawberry Wafflecake
- Beef Stroganoff
- Breakfast Casserole
- Tasty Cheesey Scalloped Potatoes
- Better Than Arby's Chicken Salad
- Asian Chicken Salad
- Potatoes and Ham Au Gratin
- Paul's Baked Macaroni and Cheese
- Gail's Lasagne Roll-Ups
- Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie
- Fruit Dip
- Hot Cocoa Mix
- Fajita Chili
- Mock Mashed Potatoes
- Meringue Christmas Cookies
- Baked Cinnamon Apples
- 20-Minute Chicken Parmesan
- HealthierLynn's Crockpot Orange Chicken
- German Pancakes
- Caribbean Chicken
- APPLE CRISP FOR 4
- TACO SALAD
- BROCCOLI CASSEROLE
- HealthierLynn's Spaghetti Sauce
- guilt free pumpkin pie treat
- HealthierLynn's Crockpot Taco Chicken
- Glitter Grapes
- HealthierLynn's Vegetarian Pasta Sauce
- Peach-raspberry smoothie