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Delicious cinnamony muffins with a streusel-like topping. A great breakfast, and perfect for fall apple season.
Light, fluffy cupcakes with a serious banana flavor and a subtle peanut butter cream cheese frosting. Yum!
A cool, delicious treat for the grownups on a hot day. Basically fat free, and you can adjust the sugar (or use substitute) to your preferences, but these are so low-cal, you might as well get a little bit of the real thing.
Want to make it kid friendly? Swap out sparkling grape juice for the champagne.
These delicious muffins are moist, lightly sweet, filled with vegetables that you can't even taste, and under 100 calories a pop - great for a quick snack, or have two with jam or scrambled eggs for breakfast.
This is an extremely simple 100 calorie snack to make - and healthy! This would be great to make with/for kids as an afterschool snack. If you are so inclined, you can add all kinds of toppings - chopped nuts, toasted coconut, various small candies - just roll the banana in the topping while the chocolate is still soft.
This is a variation on Claire Robinson's Pumpkin Seed and Dried Cherry Trail Mix from her cookbook. I added candied ginger and some chocolate chips just for a little extra zing. This is high calorie in large amounts, but is perfect in small amounts for giving you a little boost of energy or topping a yogurt parfait.
As per Emeril's recipe on food network.com here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-
Super banana-y muffins with flax meal instead of butter and just a sprinkling of chocolate chips. Perfect for breakfast with some peanut butter, and freezes well for later. My husband hates nuts, but you could add them, or use them instead of the chocolate chips.
A beautiful, fresh, bright green chilled soup, perfect for hot summer days. Serve with grilled shrimp for a light lunch or dinner. Feel free to add whatever herbs you like, some scallions, some onions... whatever tastes good to you. The avocado gives this some body and richness, but it would probably cut the calories in half if you took it out.
Makes approximately 6 1-cup servings.
A bright, fresh, simple way to serve healthy scallops with whole wheat linguine. If you wanted, you could add sauteed shrimp to this (or do shrimp instead of scallops). Feel free to garnish with some fresh herbs - chopped parsley would go nicely.
A rich, delicious, restaurant-style french onion soup. Just remember that both with caramelized onions and with soups it's all about a long, low cooking time to really develop flavors. Don't stop your onions too soon - let them get that nice, dark, melt-in-your-mouth caramelization before you add the broth.
If you use veggie stock, this is a great vegetarian entree. If the butter worries you, use the substitute of your choice, but personally I am of the belief that a little real butter goes a long way ;-)
This can be a super quick and easy comfort food recipe if you use a premade crust - homemade crust can be made much healthier if you have the time and inclination, but if not, the premade crusts are a savior. If you prefer, you could do one large pot pie in a pie plate, but I like doing this in individual crocks because it feels so much more special.
Feel free to add any vegetables you choose - this is a great way to use up leftover veggies. You could also add pre-cooked chicken pieces and use chicken stock to make this a chicken pot pie.
A delicious, rich, hearty chili, low enough in calories to add some sour cream or shredded cheese as a topping. Adjust chili powder to your own tastes, feel free to add some hot sauce if you like it really hot.
This delicious Mexican style entree is a little labor intensive, but definitely worth it. The best part is that it can be made ahead and frozen for those weeks when you won't have time to cook. Freeze in individual portions and bake as needed.
This rich, delicious summer farmer's market based "chowder" is hugely satisfying and filling - without any heavy cream like most chowders.
These cheesy, meaty stuffed tomatoes are rich and delicious - and they certainly don't feel or taste as low calorie as they are!
a simple, sweet, and not TOO unhealthy dessert
I used this to use up some left over apples I had - it's a great tastey snack!