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Zucchini Cakes with red pepper and feta

These flavorful zucchini cakes have red bell pepper and feta cheese to give them a wonderful blast of flavors. They are filling enough to serve as the main dish with a side salad or hot veggie. I was inspired to make these because I love the ones on Ruby Tuesday's menu. These are close.

Turkey Quinoa Stir Fry

Quick meal to make. Low calorie, high protein, high fiber.

TIPS: Adjust the ginger and garlic to taste. I use Rotisserie turkey or chicken breast to make preparation quicker. Also, you could buy a package of 'cole slaw' mix for the cabbage. Brown rice can be substituted for quinoa. (Quinoa cooks faster and gives it a great taste plus it is high in fiber and protein). Avoid white rice though as you lose the benefits of the whole grain.

You can also add shredded carrots, peas, snow peas, water chestnut, or other veggies that you enjoy in stir-fry but you don't need heavy oils or soy sauce.

Baked peach (steel cut) oatmeal

A heartier healthier version of an old favorite. You can make this on the weekend and have it throughout the week.

Roasted Butternut, Apple, Sweet Potato Soup

Roasting the vegetables enhances the flavor of the vegetables. This is packed with nutrients. Adding low fat cream cheese gives it a creamy texture and taste while still maintaining lower calories.

Mock Mashed Potatoes (Rutabaga)

This is a recipe suitable for diabetics. Low in calories, a good bit of fiber, and low GI carb.

Pumpkin Pancakes 54.5 cal each

I lightened up a traditional pumpkin pancake recipe. These are only 54.5 calories each, nutritional, and most importantly taste great.

This recipe makes 30 pancakes when using scant 1/4 cup to pour the batter. We eat some right away, then refrigerate or freeze the rest for other meals. When I store them, I put wax paper between the layers. Then just pull out what you want, heat and eat.

You can top them with butter and syrup, but you might want to try no-sugar applesauce or pumpkin butter as healthier substitutes. Another topping idea that works well is fat free cream cheese mixed with pumpkin butter (or apple butter). Experiment with other healthy toppings.

Pecan Pumpkin & Cream Cheese Spread

This delightful mixture makes a great topping to pancakes, waffles, or French toast. It even makes a nice dip for apple slices.

Sue's Slippery Pot Pie

From Pa Dutch Country. Many folks here do not add carrots, but I do. This is not be confused with pot pie that has a crust, hence the name, "slippery" pot pie. This is a hearty soup. You can use flour to thicken - I like to just add a can of cream of chicken soup before I add the pot pie noodles. Tastes even better the second day after all the flavors work through.

Sue's Cranberry Relish

Make this 1-2 days ahead of when you want to serve it. This is a holiday favorite at our house.

I use leftovers of this for making smooties, just add a 1/2 to 1 cup to a container of fat free yogurt in a blender for a nourishing, tasty drink.

Sue's Apple Veggie Salad

A tasty way to have fruits and veggies together. The various flavors and textures make it a very satisfying side dish or even lunch entree. I often will vary the vegetables or add cinnamon for a slightly different taste.

Turkey Fried Rice

When I am craving Chinese this is a healthier alternative than call out.

Baked Oatmeal

I make this and then I have a tasty,hearty oatmeal for several days. To make it special and different, I will add fruit and/or nuts.


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