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Recipes I've Shared:

Balsamic-Maple Glazed Ham (Trillium1204)

Great for family get-togethers or holiday feasts... easy and delicious.

Ranch Broccoli Salad

Creamy, deliciours and full of flavour.

Tuscan Brown & Wild Rice Salad

Very flavourful... great alone or as a side dish.

Tiramisu cheesecake mousse (Trillium1204)

Delicious, low fat and light... perfect for casual dinners and when company comes over.

Layered Coconut Cream Cheesecake Bars (Trillium1204)

For those who love coconut, this recipe is the low calorie version of the original recipe.

Whipped topping w/pudding and fruit

Light and creamy... a great finish after a meal for dessert and only 118 calories for each generous serving.

Bran & Oats Blueberry Raspberry Muffins (Trillium1204)

These are moist, fruity and only 114 calories per muffin.

Parmesan Sweet Potato Fries (Trillium1204)

Nutritious sweet potatoes add subtle flavor is added to these extra-crunchy fries.

Triple-Peanut Butter Cups (Trillium1204)

Enjoy a serving of this rich and indulgent treat on special occasions.

Lemon Dream Squares (Trillium1204)

Creamy, light and with the use of fat free and sugar free ingredients, a great portion size too.

Heirloom Tomato Salad (Trillium1204)

Fresh, flavourful and great as a side with any dish or great on its own for lunch or as a snack.

No-cook No-sugar Raspberry Spread

Replacing sugar with Splenda greatly reduces the calories.

Fresh Peach Salsa (Trillium1204)

A refreshing topper for chicken, fish, pork or beef... adds the taste of summer.

Easy No-Cook Strawberry Jam (Trillium1204)

Replacing sugar with Splenda greatly reduces the calories.


Incredible! (2 ratings)
Undone Stuffed Pepper Casserole (Trillium1204)

The original recipe had ground beef but was replaced with ground chicken to reduce the fat and calories.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Chocolate Mousse Dessert (Trillium1204)

This recipe originally called for 8 squares of semi-sweet chocolate but to reduce the cocoa butter and the calories, I replaced it with 6 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar and 1/4 cup light margarine.

Greek Yogurt Borscht (Trillium1204)

Traditionally, this recipe has potatoes but I replaced it with turnips which are much lower in calories or you can choose your favourite root vegatable instead. Low in saturated fat and a great source of calcium and fibre.

Delicious!

Chicken Breasts Bursting with Quinoa (Trillium1204)

Chicken breasts need not be boring, especially when you add this savoury quinoa stuffing and a crunchy pecan coating!

Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini (Trillium12040

The table will be delighted when you serve these zucchini “boats” filled with a savoury stuffing. A mouth-watering change from your regular vegetable side dishes.

Quinoa Salad Toss (Trillium1204)

The sophisticated flavours in this quick and colourful salad are sure to impress. Very high in fibre and packed with protein, this makes a delicious side or a substantial meal on its own.

Lean Lemon Chicken (TRILLIUM1204)

The leftover chicken works well chopped up in salads or sliced very thinly for wraps or sandwiches. After it's cooked, simple remove it from the pan or dish, leaving the excess juices behind and chill.

Maple Pecan Crusted Chicken (Trillium1204)

A sweet and crunchy taste for this terrific chicken dish.


Very Good (1 rating)
Orange Chicken (Trillium1204)

Healthy Choice In Place Of Take Out

Mini Mushroom & Ham Quiches (Trillium1204)

These crustless mini quiches are like portable omelets. Lean ham and sauteed mushrooms keep them light and savory. Small and satisfying, they're also a good finger food for your next cocktail party.


Very Good (1 rating)
Deviled Eggs (Low-fat) (Trillum1204)

Deviled eggs are a perennial potluck favorite. This recipe replaces some of the egg yolks with nonfat cottage cheese—keeping the filling velvety and rich while reducing some of the fat. No one will know the difference.

Chimichurri Couscous (Trillium1204)

If you haven't heard of it, chimichurri originated in Argentina and is still quite popular there as well as in Argentinean restaurants in this country. Chimichurri is an Argentine equivalent of a pesto, but instead of basil and garlic as main ingredients, it has a combination of parsley, oregano, garlic, salt, pepper and usually another spice or two with tons of olive oil. Though I love the flavours, I'm not a fan of all that oil. Here's a great way to enjoy the true flavour of this tasty sauce without overdoing it on the oil.

Paprika & Red Pepper Soup with Pistachio Puree (Trillium1204)

Richly satisfying, this luscious-looking soup made with red bell peppers gets a touch of heat from Thai chile. For an extra-nutty flavor, puree an additional 1/4 cup shelled pistachios with 1/4 cup water and serve the soup with a dollop of this pistachio puree on top.


Incredible! (2 ratings)
Braised Paprika Chicken (Trillium1204)

Sweet Hungarian paprika gives this creamy braised chicken the best flavor. This is a good “pantry dish” since you should have the basics on hand and only need to purchase the chicken. You may vary the recipe by using cubed veal shoulder instead of chicken and mushrooms instead of peppers. Serve with whole-wheat orzo flavored with minced parsley or dill.

Butterflied Grilled Chicken with a Chile-Lime Rub (Trillium1204)

This method is so popular, especially in Southern California, that large chains have thrived selling chile-rubbed chicken to happy patrons. For best flavor, let the chicken marinate in the rub overnight in the refrigerator. Serve with lime wedges and fresh salsa.

Chicken Paprikash (Trillium1204)

Brilliant red paprika, the main seasoning in Hungarian cooking, gives this light version of chicken paprikash its color. Vary the heat by using hot, sweet or a combination of paprikas. Serve over whole-wheat egg noodles with a side of steamed broccoli and a cool fruit salad for dessert.

Grilled Chicken with Cherry-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce (Trillium1204)

Chopped cherries combine with cherry preserves and smoky, hot chipotle peppers for an unusual marinade and sauce for grilled chicken.

Chipotle-Marinated Pork Tenderloin (Trillium1204)

A tenderloin is the ideal dinner for two: easy, fast and simple. This marinated tenderloin is great with some grilled asparagus and corn on the cob.

Mini Greek Pizza Muffins (Trillium1204)

All the flavors of a Greek pizza make these savory muffins bite-size treats for adults and kids alike.

Boneless Chicken Hot Wings (Trillium1204)

Fried, battered, dripping sauce--hot wings are calorie bombs! This recipe drastically lowers the calories and fat but keeps the spice and heat.
Boneless skinless chicken breasts are coated in hot sauce and dredged in breadcrumbs for a tasty game-night appetizer.
TIP: Use whole-wheat breadcrumbs in this recipe for a boost of fiber!

Mexican Taco Turkey Meatloaf Muffins (Trillium1204)

A great combination of protein, vegetables and whole grains for a great healthy comfort food.

Turkey Primavera Lasagna (Trillium1204)

Lasagna doesn't have to have beef, The sauce portion of the lasagna has to be extra saucy, as fresh pasta sheets absorb lots of liquid while baking.

Superior Spaghetti Sauce (TRILLIUM1204)

This spaghetti sauce is a great replacement for store-bought sauce, which can have more than 600 mlligrams of sodium per serving. It also freezes well, so you can keep some on hand for a fast week-night dinner.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Barbecue Lentils (TRILLIUM1204)

LENTIL FACTOID: Lentils are very high in folate. One cup of cooked lentils provides 90 percent of the daily recommended intake for adults.

Hoisin-glazed Pork Chops (TRILLIUM1204)

If you buy pork chops that are thicker, you can pound them with a meat mallet or even simply press them out with your hand to 1/4 " thick. Also, do note that broilers vary widely in heat, so the first time you make these, they may not turn out perfectly (you can always do a test-run with one chop). Ideally, the chops should be cooked to perfection when the glaze is carmamelized and not burned. The timing below will be close, but might not be dead-on depending on your broiler.

Baked Ziti (Trillium1204)

While you don't want to eat Baked Ziti for every meal, it's no problem to enjoy it as a treat every once in a while, thanks to reduced-fat cheese and the fiber-enriched pastas that are now available. Remember, to maintain long-tern weight loss, it's important not to feel deprived. Enjoying much healthier versions of your favourite "cheat foods" from time to time can help keep you on track.

Wild Rice and Toasted Almonds (Trillium1204)

Start this recipe on the stovetop and pop it in the oven while you finish cooking the rest of your meal.

WILD RICE FACTOID: Wild rice is a great source of protein, B vitamins, iron and fiber - - - and its nutty flavour is a delicious way to enjoy whole grains.

Creamy Hummus (Trillium1204)

This creamy Middle Eastern spead takes minutes to prepare and will keep for several days, refrigerated. Serve as a snack with raw veggies, use as an omelette filling, or with your favourite chicken salad recipe. This recipe originally calls for chopped fresh cilantro but I've chosen to replace it with dried parsley instead.

CHICKPEA FACTOID: Also called garbanzo beans are firm, round, beige beans usd extensively in Middle Eastern, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. One 1/2 cup serving of chickpeas has 7 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber and 60 milligrams of calcium.