Healthy Holiday Snack

The holidays are so much fun! From rekindling old traditions with family and friends to decorating and shopping, there are so many things to do during this time of the year. In the midst of the hustle and bustle, however, is the tie that binds the holidays together – food. Everything about the end…


Strawberry Banana Milkshake

Perfect for a hot summer day, this milkshake will keep you cool in the heat. With the right amount of protein added, it could even serve as a meal replacement. Read on below to get the entire “how-to” on this perfect afternoon or post-workout treat.   Use your favorite blender to combine the following:…


Healthy Pumpkin Bread

It’s that time of year again! Pumpkin bread is a household favorite, however, have you ever wanted a healthier variation? This pumpkin bread is made best with maple syrup and whole wheat flour. You can feel confident stepping on the scale after enjoying our version of this vegan recipe. The following yields 1 loaf…

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Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

  Ingredients: 1 2 1/2 to 3-pound spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 10 ounces portabella mushrooms, sliced 2 cups diced tomatoes 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper, divided 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/4 teaspoon…

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Low-Fat Cheesecake

  Crust: 2/3 cup graham crackers, crushed 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons butter, melted Pinch of salt Filling: 2 (8 ounce) packages reduced-fat cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 2/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 large eggs 2 large egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lemon juice…

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Chicken Burrito Bowl

  Ingredients: 1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon chili powder 1-pound boneless, skinless chicken strips 2 cups cooked quinoa 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed 1 ripe avocado, diced ¼ cup salsa ¼ cup shredded Monterey…


Tres Leches Cake (Three Milk Cake)

  Ingredients: 1 ½ Cup self-rising flour 3 large eggs, at room temperature ½ cup granulated sugar plus 1 tablespoon, divided 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ½ cup low-fat milk 1 (14 ounce) can low-fat sweetened condensed milk 1 (12 ounce) can low-fat evaporated milk 1 cup heavy whipping cream Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F….

Bowl of Minestrone

Vegetable Minestrone

  Ingredients: 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 small leeks, white and light green parts only, quartered, washed and sliced 2 small stalks celery, diced 1 medium onion, chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided 2 small zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced 1 medium potato, peeled and diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 cups…

quiche with ham and broccoli on a wooden table

Broccoli, Ham and Cheese Quiche

    Ingredients: 16-ounce bag of frozen, shredded hash browns (thawed) 8 eggs, beaten, divided 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups finely chopped fresh broccoli florets 1 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese 3/4 cup finely diced smoked ham 3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1/4 cup minced…

A dessert of vanilla Panna Cotta with lemon and fresh herbs

Panna Cotta with Oranges

  Ingredients: 2 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin 1/4 cup honey 2/3 cup canned fat free evaporated milk 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt or plain low-fat yogurt 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom Two large navel oranges, peeled and cut into segments 4 fresh mint sprigs (optional) Directions: Make the gelatin is a small…