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Ingredients 1/2 cup goat cheese crumbles 1/3 cup roasted, salted pumpkin seeds (pepitas) 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 3 tablespoons lime juice 2 cups bite-size-crumbled blue corn tortilla chips 1 large avocado, diced 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped 1/2 cup sliced pitted black olives Directions Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and serve. Nutritional […]


Ingredients 2 pounds (about 8 cups) cherries, pitted and quartered 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 tablespoons orange juice, divided 1 cup pitted dates 3/4 cup slivered almonds 1/3 cup chia seeds 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions Toss cherries with vanilla and 2 tablespoons of the orange juice. Spoon into an 8-inch-square dish and […]

Chicken Piccata Made Skinny

Ingredients 1 pound chicken breasts, boneless skinless (you can use 2 large chicken breasts, butterflied, then cut in half to make 4 breasts) 1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 1 slice whole wheat or multigrain bread, (see instructions below to make bread crumbs) 1 large […]

Crunchalicious Kettle Corn You Can Make at Home

Ingredients ¼ cup canola oil or vegetable oil (do not use olive oil for this recipe) ¼ cup white sugar 2 tablespoons water â…” cup unpopped white popcorn kernels, if possible, see shopping tip ½ teaspoon salt or to taste Directions 1. In a large, deep nonstick pan or pot add the oil, sugar, water, […]

A Delicious Variety of Fall Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients 1 small butternut squash (about 1 pound), peeled and seeded 1 medium sweet potato, peeled 1 medium baking potato, peeled ½ pound carrots, peeled ½ pound parsnips, peeled 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper Directions 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 2. Cut butternut squash, sweet […]

Fabulous Pomegranate Martini

Ingredients 1 ounce vodka ½ ounce Cointreau orange liqueur 3 ounces pomegranate juice (I like Pom Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice) Juice of ½ lime 1 slice lime for garnish Sugar to coat the martini glass rim, optional Directions 1. Dip the martini glass rim in water and then dip in a little sugar to coat […]

Outrageously Delicious, Skinny Au Gratin Potatoes

Ingredients 2 cups onions, chopped 1½ cups reduced-fat (2%) cottage cheese â…” cup buttermilk 3½ pounds russet potatoes (~4 large baking potatoes) 6 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese, shredded Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste Directions 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cover a baking pan with foil. Line the inside of a 9-inch springform pan […]

Skinny Shrimp Scampi over Low Carb Zoodles

Ingredients 2 large zucchini, cut into noodles (3 cups of zoodles) see prep tip below 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light 2 teaspoons garlic, minced fine â…› teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 12 large shrimp, shelled and deveined (about ½ pound) 2½ tablespoons white wine or chicken broth 1½ tablespoons freshly lemon […]

Shrimp Fried Rice Made Skinny

Ingredients 1 cup raw Basmati brown rice (about 4 cups cooked) or regular brown rice, see shopping tips below 1½ tablespoons canola oil or olive oil 1¾ cups cooked, large shrimp or medium shrimp (¾ pound) Juice of 1 lemon 1 cup scallions, sliced (green onions) 1 cup celery, chopped 1 cup frozen or fresh […]

Skinny Ham, Spinach &amp, Cheese Pasta Casserole

Ingredients 1â…“ cup dried whole grain penne pasta 1 (6 ounce) package fresh spinach 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 cup onions, chopped 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 1 teaspoon dry mustard ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup evaporated fat-free milk 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese or fat-free ricotta cheese 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated […]