Recipes

Get Your Grilled Cheese On!

  • Feb282016
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  • grilled cheese, low-calorie, Low-Fat

Get Your Grilled Cheese On! Normally, I would not be speaking of such a diet-unfriendly food, but in this case, I am granting myself permission. I love grilled cheese sandwiches, and I have finally found ingredients that satisfy my cheesy cravings without making my waistline suffer. Read on! INGREDIENTS: Any 45 calorie or less bread. (I use Pepperidge Farms Light Oatmeal Bread. It has a soft texture, and seems to make the tastiest san [ + ]

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Orzo Greek Salad

  • Jan82016
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  • Greek pasta salad

Orzo Greek Salad This one's always a favorite at parties. This past New Year's Eve was no exception! INGREDIENTS 8oz. Orzo pasta, cooked al dente, drained and cooled 1/2 cup chopped Calamata olives (you can buy them already chopped for convenience) 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes (or use the grape tomatoes cut in quarters) 1/2 cup chopped cucumber, pared and seeded (or use Israeli cucumber and just cut to size) 1/2 cup chopped Feta chee [ + ]

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Holiday Rice Krispies Sculpturing

  • Dec132015
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  • rice krispies xmas tree

Holiday Rice Krispies Sculpturing This is more of a really fun idea than a recipe. The recipe can be found on the box of Rice Krispies cereal. All you will do is add food coloring to the marshmallow mixture before mixing in the cereal. Be creative with this. One year, I made a menorah. I actually used it to light my candles. It was so much fun to make, and it made the house smell good as well. For Christmas parties, I make a Christmas tree. [ + ]

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Halloween Party Treat Ideas

  • Oct142015
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  • halloween party, Halloween recipes

Halloween Party Treat Ideas Entertaining This Year? Try Some of These "Spooky Treat" Ideas! 1. Clementine Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts         See picture above. This one's a no brainer. Peel some clementines and use small celery pieces for the stems. Peel         banana and use mini chocolate chips for the eyes and a larger chocolate chip for the mouth. 2. Candy Corn Veggie Tray         Again, fairly self explanatory. Simply [ + ]

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Homemade Baked Whole Wheat Tortilla Chips

  • Sep202015
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  • easy, homemade, Low-Fat, tortilla chip

Homemade Baked Whole Wheat Tortilla Chips Simple to make, impossible to resist, low in fat, high in taste. These tortilla chips have been preferred over the store bought ones at almost every party I have made them for. You can use whatever brand of pre-made soft tortillas you prefer. Calorie counts will vary depending on the brand and size of tortillas that you use, but the math is easy! INGREDIENTS: 1. Soft whole wheat tortillas. Any siz [ + ]

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Frozen “Fruitsicles”

  • Sep22015
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  • frozen, fruit, ice cream alternative

Frozen "Fruitsicles" These are a great way to get your sweet tooth satisfied while keeping health in mind.  Kids love creating and eating them as well. Make it a family project! I make them with lollipop sticks rather than skewers for safety reasons, but you can use mini ice cream sticks as well as disposable skewers. INGREDIENTS: 1. Seasonal fruit of your choice 2. Lollipop sticks  (you can buy them on Amazon)Here is the link:  htt [ + ]

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Mashed CauliflowerMashed

  • Aug122015
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  • cauliflower, low carb, mashed cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower The reason for this post is simple: Cauliflower is in season right now, and is relatively inexpensive. Additionally, my husband prefers this recipe to carbohydrate-laden, calorie dense mashed potatoes. INGREDIENTS: 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets Fresh herbs of choice (or dried if fresh are not available) 1/3 cup nonfat milk 1/4 cup powdered milk 1 tbsp. corn starch 2 tbsp. olive oil Salt Pepper INSTRU [ + ]

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Homemade Sports Drink

  • Jul92015
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  • Gatorade, homemade, sports drink

Homemade Sports Drink Need to replace electrolytes? Here's an easy recipe for you! INGREDIENTS: 1. Empty 20 oz. water bottle 2. Sugar free sweetener of choice (we recommend Stevia) 3. 1 ounce orange juice (or any other fruit juice) 4. Squeeze of lemon juice or any other citrus that adds a lot of flavor (option: you can use a sugar-free flavored drink of your choice as well) 5. PINCH of salt 6. Teaspoon of REAL sugar DIRECTIONS: 1. [ + ]

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Egg-Free Mayonnaise

  • May62015
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Egg-Free "Mayonnaise" This is a great alternative to mayonnaise. Made with avocados, it has the creamy texture that you desire and the added benefits of the avocado fruit (yes, technically it's a fruit). It is particularly delicious with turkey breast or chicken breast. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: 1. Hass Avocado (1) 2. Olive oil (1/8 cup) 3. Lime juice (1/2 tsp) 4. Cilantro (fresh, 1 tbsp. chopped) *Optional 5. Salt and pepper to taste (you can [ + ]

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Mango with Chile and Lime

  • Apr222015
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  • frozen treats, limes, Mangoes

Mango With Chile and Lime It is my favorite fruit season in sunny South Florida: Mango season! While I am blessed to be able to drive down the street and retrieve fallen mangoes from the grounds, the ones from your local grocers will work as well. This recipe is inspired by several trips to Mexico. INGREDIENTS 1. Mango 2. Chile powder 3. Fresh Lime INSTRUCTIONS This one is really a no-brainer. 1. Cut the mangoes any way you want [ + ]

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