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Kale Chips

Posted on Jun 18, 13 in Recipes

I have to be honest, I tried this Kale Chips recipe not knowing what kind of reaction I was going to get from my family.  Much to my surprise and delight, the chips never even made it to a storage container!  They loved these crispy, crunchy, and best of all … HEALTHY … treats! Kale […]

Lemon-Raspberry Muffins

Posted on May 11, 13 in Recipes

I bet mom would love these delicately crumbed muffins, served warm right from the oven, tomorrow morning! Lemon-Raspberry Muffins 1 lemon 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup nonfat buttermilk 1/3 cup canola oil 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup white whole-wheat flour, or whole-wheat pastry flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries, not thawed Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 large (1/2-cup) […]

Green Smoothies!

Posted on Apr 22, 13 in Recipes

Several weeks ago I had surgery to remove a benign tumor from my parotid gland, and the procedure left me unable to eat fruits and vegetables.  I was about to invest in a juicer when I came across the “Blending vs. Juicing” article by Jane Lear that I shared with you last week.  Jane’s article […]

Rustic Lasagna

Posted on Mar 13, 13 in Recipes

Here’s what’s for dinner tonight!  My children love pasta, so I’m always looking for ways to make healthier versions of their favorite recipes.  This Rustic Lasagna uses part-skim cheeses to help keep the fat and calories down, and the addition of broccoli and carrots adds both vitamins and fiber.  The best part is it tastes […]

BBQ Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Posted on Jan 16, 13 in Recipes

I was just telling a client about this recipe because you can enjoy the leftovers for several days.  When it comes to improving our health, preparation is key.  Cook up this chicken, keep lettuce and other veggies of your choice on hand, and you’ll always be ready when hunger strikes. BBQ Chicken Lettuce Wraps 3 […]

Spinach-Cheese Bake

Posted on Dec 7, 12 in Recipes

This time of year, I need to make dinners that are quick and easy … but still healthy, of course.  This is one of my favorites.  It can be assembled in less than 10 minutes, which allows me to get back to those holiday preparations while it’s baking.  Enjoy with a fresh fruit salad! Spinach-Cheese […]

Healthified Pumpkin Pie

Posted on Nov 19, 12 in Recipes

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, so here’s a recipe for a traditional favorite … at least in our house!  This pumpkin pie recipe has been “healthified,” which means some ingredients have been replaced with great-tasting, healthier alternatives.  The result?  53% less fat, 80% less saturated fat, and 24% fewer calories than the original recipe. Pastry 1 […]

Diner Meat Loaf Muffins

Posted on Nov 7, 12 in Recipes

As a child, I always dreaded meat loaf night, so it’s something I never made for my family.  That’s right, 24 years of marriage, and no meat loaf!  Well, I recently came across this Cooking Light recipe and decided to give meat loaf another try.  Turns out it was a huge hit with my family, […]

“Fried” Zucchini

Posted on Oct 25, 12 in Recipes

I made this dish the other night for dinner, and my children were fighting over the last bites of it.  Since zucchini is rich in nutrients that contribute to overall good health, this was one time I didn’t mind the bickering.  The recipe is from Devin Alexander’s “The Most Decadent Diet Ever” cookbook.  ENJOY! Fried […]