Posts Tagged ‘low-fat’

Watermelon, Feta and Quinoa Salad

July 4th, 2015

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Summer is a time for swimming in the pool, relaxing outside with friends and hosting barbecues. It’s also a great time to add delicious fresh fruit and herbs into your salads. This quinoa salads is one of my favorites. It’s light, refreshing and so simple to throw together. Today I used watermelon and cilantro, but
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Spiralized Roasted Beet Salad

April 16th, 2015

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This simple salad looks and tastes SO good you’ll want to make it everyday! The combination of earthy beets, toasted walnuts, sweet honey and creamy toast cheese is incredible.  I think I’m in love!!   Spiralized Roasted Beet Salad 1/2 small shallot, minced 4-6 medium golden beets 1 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar 2
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Cauliflower “Risotto” with Shiitake Mushrooms and Truffle Oil

January 16th, 2015

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I LOVE cauliflower. It is delicious, super healthy and very versatile.  I know it sounds crazy, but it really makes a great substitute for the starch in many carb-heavy dishes. It lightens them up, adds a ton of nutritional value and tastes great. My first experiment was turning cauliflower into pizza crust…AMAZING (check out the
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Simply Delicious Chicken Soup

January 15th, 2015

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I love chicken soup. It’s comforting, filling and a great way to get my kids to eat more protein and vegetables. Unfortunately I do not always have a enough time to make it entirely from scratch. This simple recipes uses a few short cuts (like store bought chicken stock and a rotisserie chicken) to create
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Red Cabbage Slaw

June 4th, 2014

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I am always looking for new delicious side dishes to make for our summer BBQ’s.  This slaw is always a winner.  It’s low calorie, filling, packed with nutrients and beautiful!  Enjoy!! Red Cabbage Slaw    Small head of red cabbage, outer leaves removed, cored – finely shredded 2 large carrots, cut into matchsticks 1 cup
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Squash “Noodles”

April 2nd, 2014

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As you may have figured out, I’m OBSESSED with my spiral vegetable cutter (The Paderno Spiral Vegetable Cutter) It is truly amazing.  Tonight I made “noodles’ out of squash.  Just place the squash between the base and the blade and spin.  It’s such a simple tool…even a three-year old can use it (with supervision, of
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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

April 2nd, 2014

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This is THE best (food) invention EVER!  I was skeptical at first, pizza crust made out of cauliflower…really?  YES!  It is amazing….even the kids loved it.    Start off by grating the cauliflower with a box grater (I tried grating it in a blender, but it did not come out fine enough).     Microwave
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Spiralized Apple “Pie”

March 23rd, 2014

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As you may know, I recently brought home a new kitchen toy…a spiral fruit and vegetable cutter.  My Spiralized Sweet Potatoes were such a bit hit, I decided to try out a sweet dish next.  My family LOVES baked apples (my kids think they are apple pie!), so I decided to try a spiralized apple “pie”.
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Sweet Green Smoothie

March 16th, 2014

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This smoothie is the BEST post workout meal. It’s a delicious combination of carbohydrates and protein…great for re-fueling tired muscles. It tastes delicious…a perfect balance of sweet and earthy (and can be made a bit sweeter by using Siggi’s Mango/pineapple yogurt). It travels well…I like to pour it into a mason jar, add a few
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Ben’s Chili

March 13th, 2014

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I am always looking for new one pot recipes that my entire family will eat…it makes for a much more relaxing and enjoyable meal time!  A few weeks ago we were at my sister’s apartment; her husband is always cooking up something delicious.  He’s great at throwing all kinds of things together and coming up
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