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Quinoa and Veggie Medley

This tasty side dish goes with almost any main course, and it's a great way to get extra veggies into your meal.

88 Calorie Chocolate Chip Cookies - YUM!

Splenda, organic whole wheat flour and grain-sweetened chocolate chips make this a healthier and low-calorie choice when the sweet tooth comes a callin'.

Mini Pizzas - Ham & Pineapple - Under 160 calories each!!!

This recipe is awesome and very easy to make! My family loved it, and my husband said, "It's just like eating real pizza!"

The information above is for only one pizza, but when you buy the ingredients, there will be enough for at least 8 servings.

The shopping list is pretty simple:
Earth Grains Thin Buns 100% Wheat (8 buns = 16 pizzas)
1 bottle of Contadina Pizza Squeeze Pizza Sauce
1 can of Dole Pineapple Chunks
1 block of low-cal Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)
1 package of ham (We used Healthy Ones Deli Thin-Sliced Honey Ham)
Any fresh veggies you'd like on it.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Heat 11 cups of chicken stock* over medium heat. In the meantime, mix corn starch with 1 cup of cold broth until dissolved, then slowly add it to the rest of the broth while stirring (to avoid clumping).

Shred (or cube) cooked chicken (or turkey) and set aside.

Seed and chop tomatoes; set aside.

Chop Scallions and divide: (1) Place white parts with the tomato--these will go into the soup. (2) Place green parts in a separate bowl--these will be used to top the soup.

Make the soup:
Bring the broth to a slow boil. Add turkey and cous cous. Cook until heated through (about 2-3 minutes). Stir in the chopped tomatoes, chopped white parts of scallions, garlic, pepper, cumin, and lime juice. Allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes until all flavors are combined.

Assembling the Soup in the Bowl:
Place ingredients into the soup bowl in the following order:
1. Place a few broken tortilla chips in the bottom of the bowl.
2. Sprinkle desired amount of Monterey Jack cheese onto the chips in the bowl
3. Ladle soup on top of chips & cheese (chips will soften and cheese will melt)
4. Top with chopped green scallions

Serve hot! :)

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