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The sauce is tart, but you only get a drizzle. It adds a bright, lovely flavor. We're only doing 1/2 serving of pasta for each person. It doesn't seem like much, but you're going to get a great nutritional bargain here!
This spicy soup is rich even though calories are TINY--1/2 a serving might be enough. But holy nutrition! It's a great way to boost your veggie intake. (It has leftover broccoli stems in it too, but you really can't taste them. So we'll call it carrot soup!) You could make it vegan by using vegetable broth instead of chicken stock. Equally appropriate for an elegant dinner or for weekday lunches. This recipe makes four pints--three for the freezer, one for enjoying today.
These cookies are big and even though I lightened them, they're not light by any stretch of the imagination.
Fresh broccoli, a creamy white cheese sauce and buttery cheese top a hearty homemade crust. This goes well with a sweet/tart salad on the side (the one in the pic is romaine, carrots and green olives with a raspberry jam vinaigrette.)
Lighter than its richer cousin, but tasty nonetheless.
Great bang for your calorie buck! This salad is caeser-esque and gives you a full vegetable serving, and a generous portion of grilled chicken gives it staying power.
The flavors of a Chicago Italian pizza and pasta joint, stuffed into manicotti and baked. The bulk in the filling comes from onions and green peppers with just a little Italian sausage for flavor.
Wow! A wine/butter sauce in a light dish? This is tasty and light and packs a heavy dose of spinach. I make it when the kids are out; this is a grown-up gourmet dish, and it cooks up quickly.
This recipe is modified from one I found on Cooking Light, mainly because I didn't have some of the ingredients on hand! It's still REALLY tasty. If I had some, I might have added a little splash of sherry.
What a happy result to some Saturday-afternoon experimenting! I wanted more fiber and less fat, so I used a mixture of peanut butter, applesauce and butter for the fat component and ground up some oats to make "flour." The result is dense little cookies that taste great have a teeny bit of nutritional value. The little bit of milk chocolate is perfect.
This was born in an effort to use up all the veggies I bought to eat during the week. I put it together for lunch on Saturday and the whole family LOVED it, including the 11- and 12-year old!
About as low-calorie as you can go and still have a nice-sized cocktail. It's delicious and refreshing
This makes four two-cup servings, but a one-cup serving makes a great snack for under 100 calories. This is such a nutritional bargain that you'll want to keep it on hand for quick lunches. Using convenience veggies means minimal chopping--it comes together really quickly! The bread in the photo is garlic naan (from Trader Joe's)--a perfect side for this soup.
A mixture of Italian and Latin flavors make this turkey burger delicious. This is one of those "full meal burgers"--it has some veggies and it's really filling. Some may balk at the fat and calories, but avocado fat is good for you! Think of this as your gourmet burger fix, and it seems more reasonable!
This is a nutritional bargain--low in calories, high in protein and fiber, low in fat... it's lightened from a version with "real" bacon, but this is just as good.
An Italian take on breaded pork chops.