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Recipes I've Shared:

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Delicious pancakes to enjoy on a cold autumn or winter morning.

Tarragon Chicken Artichoke Bake

This is adapted from a recipe that my husband liked to make years ago. It is now GF and lower in calories.

Berry Teff Muffins

In an effort to remove white flour and add healthy grains to my diet, I created these muffins. Each serving is 2 muffins and they are moist, sweet and delicious.

Tuna Avocado Pita

Avocado replaces mayo in this healthy lunch sandwich.

Tuna Avocado Pita

Mashed avocado replaces mayo in this MUFA rich lunch

FBD Dijon Egg Sandwich

from the Flat Belly Diet

AMC Triple Veggie Feature

Finally something healthy at the movies. If you are in the AMC Dine-in Theater, have this instead of popcorn. This is an estimate as I didn't have any measuring tools with me at the theater :) If you are making this yourself, use whole grain pita for more fiber.

Healthy Banana Blueberry Pancakes

Moist, Delicious and nutritious. High in fiber (5g) and low in fat. Add some agave if they are not sweet enough for you, but don't forget to add the calories.

My Eggplant Rollatini

A favorite in our house!

Multi-Grain Low Fat Blueberry Muffins

This is a healthier version of the recipe I used to make using whole milk, white flour and sugar.

Pumpkin Pancakes

This recipe is an even healthier version of the Stonyfield Farm recipe. They are so moist and delicious, they don't even need syrup. Add bananas and nuts on top for a healthier alternative to syrup.

Pineapple Craisin Broccoli Slaw

I ran out of my favorite cole slaw dressing so combined this dressing with some broccoli slaw and craisins and some chopped up pineapple and actually got a healthier and tastier version.

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Tequila Grilled Chicken

This is from a recipe by Cooking Light Magazine (June 2011) but I used boneless chicken breasts instead of bone-in thighs. I served with sweet potato fries and my Healthy Broccoli Slaw.

Paradise Salad

This is a salad I created based on one I recently enjoyed at a restaurant called the Sandbox in Brielle, NJ.

Paradise Salad

This is a salad I created based on one I recently enjoyed at a restaurant called the Sandbox in Brielle, NJ.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Greek Tomato Cucumber Salad

A favorite recipe I brought back from our trip to Greece. Especially good when made with fresh cukes and tomatoes from the garden

Easy Tomato Eggplant Pasta

Searched through my pantry to make a healthy dinner. Had a couple of tomatoes from my garden and an eggplant from the farmers market and voila, this recipe was born.

Coconut French Toast and Pineapple

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light June 2011 Issue. I switched the sugar with agave, used Challah bread and added mango. No syrup needed with this meal.

Breakfast Cream

Adapted from the recipe in French Women DOn't Get Fat Cookbook

Very Good (2 ratings)
Grilled Sausage and Peppers

For those true Italians out there - there's nothing like grilling some sausage and peppers on a portuguese roll in the summertime, but who wants all that fat and those nitrates? I found a great alternative - chicken sausage w/garden vegetables and asiago cheese. Only 110 calories per link! I even found whole wheat Portuguese rolls!

Parisienne Mac and Cheese

This recipe is adapted from S.Mac - an awesome mac and cheese place near NYU. I've made it a little healthier by using low fat milk instead of whole, but still tastes great! You could make it even healthier by using whole wheat pasta. And, don't forget the rosemary - makes a big difference.

Healthy (& Tasty) Stuffed Peppers

Hearty portions. Using smaller peppers, enough filling for about 6 peppers. Each portion would then be only approx 225 calories each.

Low Fat Multigrain Pancakes

Delicious and nutritious - and no syrup necessary

Breakfast Cream

Adapted from the Why French Women Don't Get Fat second cookbook.

Multigrain Blueberry Pancakes

A weekly staple in my house.

Pork Chops with Apples

from the Why French Women Don't Get Fat cookbook

Potato Fennel Soup

Adapted from the recipe at for a low sodium diet

Blueberry Muffins

Thanks to CAITINCONTROL for her wonderful recipe. I "kicked it up a notch" using Almond Milk instead of the skim milk and sprinkling crushed glazed pecans on top before baking.

High Fiber/Low Fat Pumpkin Pancakes

This is my version of the Stonyfield Farm recipe.

Quick and Easy Chili

I only used one tablespoon of mexican spice chili powder and omitted the jalapeno and it was just spicy enough

Oatmeal Cinnamon Rolls

I created these when I had leftover roll dough. Not a low calorie treat, but much healthier than a Cinnabon since it has almost 3 grams of fiber and less calories per roll.

Healthy Coq a Vin

A healthier version that does not have the bacon in the recipe.

Fruit Smoothie

You can make this with frozen fruit as well

Very Good (1 rating)
Salmon SOS

When you need a quick and filling meal....

Vegetable "Quiche" (no crust)

Adapted from the recipe in Dr. Andrew Weil's book, The Healthy Kitchen. I made some changes to make it even more healthy without compromising taste.

Perkins Quesadilla

There were no nutritional facts available so I am estimating the ingredients.

Veggie Burgers

I like to eat this as i would a burger with some mayo and ketchup. You will have to add your choice of condiment to your nutritional tracking.

Stuffed French Toast

Very filling and delicious. You may want to flavor the cream cheese with a little vanilla and sugar before spreading. This will probably be awesome with strawberry flavored cream cheese.

Very Good (8 ratings)
Dark Fudge Brownies

No one will ever know that the secret ingredient that makes these brownies virtually cholesterol free and low fat is black beans. Moist and dense, you'll never have to make package brownies again. Walnuts increase the calories to 112. The following recipe from Stealth Health: How To Sneak Nutrition Painlessly Into Your Diet, ©1998 by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD was contributed by Marilyn Helton.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Mediterranean Chopped Salad

From the Perricone Prescription book. I double this batch to serve at parties - healthy and delicious.

Pina Colada Smoothie

Delicious Summer Treat - I added a teaspoon of rum flavoring to give it a little closer to the cocktail flavor.

Roasted Chicken Artichoke Calzones

This is a recipe I adapted from a Cooking Light magazine issue. It can also be made without the chicken for a vegetarian dish. Without chicken the calories are reduced by 17 per serving.

Tortellini Primavara

Quick and Easy weeknight meal

Turkey Burger

Omit the cayenne pepper if you don't like spicy.

Healthy Blueberry Pancakes

Make ahead pancake mix - just combine dry ingredients and store in fridge. when you are ready to make pancakes, add wet ingredients and blueberries.

Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Delicious. Recipe originally from calls for a habanero pepper, but a jalapeno had just enough kick for my family.

Black Eyed Pea Salad

Delicious and refreshing. Wonderful compliment to steak or pork.

Very Good (80 ratings)
Chicken Fajitas

Delicious, healthy and filling

Health Salad

Colorful and Healthy Salad - lots of vitamins

Very Good (20 ratings)
Mango Lassi

Delicious creamy drink for after school or work.

Pesto House Salad

After tasting the delicious house salad from a local downtown Metuchen Restaurant, Main Street Trattoria, I knew I had to have a recipe on hand for this quick and healthy meal. It's not exactly the same, but I think my version comes pretty close. It is a great main course salad when served with flatbread or breadsticks.

Peach Blueberry Crisp

from Family Circle July 2007 Issue

Portabella Skins

Recipe courtesy of the Mushroom Council and

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

Healthy Picnic Lunch Ideas
Looking for a chance from the PBJ sandwiches and cold fried chicken? Enjoy a romantic picnic at the park or a healthy family picnic on the beach with these dishes.
Salads for Anytime of the Year
Although ingredients are freshest in the Summer, salads are the greatest way to get your veggies in - just be careful not to overindulge on the dressing. here are some healthy choices.
Holidays and Celebrations