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Turkey Meatloaf

Meatloaf is an icon of traditional home cooking (at least in North America) and is the ultimate comfort food, but unfortunately, it isn’t usually considered healthy because of the amount of fat in ground beef. Many have tried to make...

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Crispy Baked Tomatoes

This is another one of my favorite side dishes that I find myself going back to every time I am trying to eat healthier. They are so yummy, I always wonder why I don’t make them more often, eating healthy...

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Deviled Eggs

These little eggs are easy to make, and always a hit at any gathering. There are endless variations, so use this as a template, then feel free to customize it to suit your own taste.

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Oven Roasted Asparagus

I love roasting vegetables in the oven because it brings out the natural sugars, and kills the natural bitterness of vegetables.  Topped with a garlicky cheese mixture just makes it even better.  Asparagus was the first vegetable I ever tried cooking...

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Cauliflower “Rice”

This is the best way to make a healthy rice-like substitute from cauliflower.  Taste and texture are amazingly similar with this method.  A low carb lifestyle is being adopted and recommended more and more by doctors and health gurus, which explains...

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Baked Acorn Squash

This is a quick and easy side dish that cooks in the microwave, taking only 10 minutes from start to finish.  Add a dab of both butter and brown sugar, nuke it for 6 minutes, and voila!  Hard shelled squash like...

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Egg Foo Yong

An unusual but delicious choice. Good for a light lunch or supper.  It’s a low carb and high protein choice too. It’s easy!  Here’s how:      Rinse about 1 cup or so of fresh bean sprouts.  Drain well and...

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Homemade Applesauce

Open a can of applesauce, and what do you find?  Some kind of white, tasteless mush that is passed off as applesauce.  Blech!  On the other hand, think of the insides of an apple pie.  Soft, juicy apple slices, sweetened...

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Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

This recipe is quick, easy, and tasty. Add rice and a salad and you have an easy weeknight meal in under 30 minutes. I love that it uses chicken legs. They are often on sale, they are flavourful, and the...

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Pasta with Fresh Tomato and Basil

Fresh basil and sweet, tiny tomatoes were the inspiration for this modern day comfort food. Some good quality olive oil, lots of garlic, and of course some Parmesan cheese finishes the dish, giving a simple yet delicious dish of pasta....

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Light Carrot Cake

This recipe is a lightened-up version of a favorite old recipe, and I have been making both for many years (depending on whether or not I was dieting or not).  Truthfully, I have been on and off of diets for...

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Honeydew Ginger Smoothie

This drink is for the ginger lovers out there.  It is really the same as the Heavenly Honeydew Smoothie, but with a ginger syrup added to it.  I used Splenda instead of sugar in the ginger syrup, so it isn’t...

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Heavenly Honeydew Smoothie

Chilled fruit purees like this one are perfect for hot days, or anytime as a mid-day treat or as an appetizer or light dessert.  I first had chilled fruit soup on a Caribbean cruise, and I liked it so much...

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Spinach and Feta Scrambled Eggs

This simple recipe uses only three ingredients, but is one of the tastiest ways of making eggs that I know. It needs no spices, as the salty feta cheese provides all it needs. Adapted from an Atkins recipe, it’s high...

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Warm Cinnamon-Sugar Grapefruit

We had my favorite breakfast this morning: warmed grapefruit with cinnamon and sugar (well, Splenda actually), and scrambled eggs with spinach and feta cheese.  Now, I’ve had people give me funny looks when I ask them if they’ve ever eaten...

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Stuffed Peppers

Pretty peppers are stuffed with ground beef and rice. Use whatever color peppers you like. This recipe is quite easy to put together, and results in dish that is as delicious as it is pretty. Makes a nice light supper...

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Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

This is a favourite flavour for most people. Besides the strawberries, I use some orange juice which isn’t really obvious in the finished drink, but it adds some fruity acidity that compliments the strawberries.  Using powdered drink mix (like Crystal...

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Chicken Caesar Salad

This recipe is just as good as you can get at any restaurant, but better, since you know how it’s been prepared and you know what is in it.  I picked up some chicken breast at the grocery store today,...

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Granola Nut Clusters

These little crunchy mouthfuls are healthy and high protein, in keeping with my decision to focus on healthy cooking and eating.  Not only that, but they taste good too!  Pecan halves, with all of their creases and ridges provide great...

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Sugar Free Coconut Macaroons

These easy macaroons are light and airy and taste sweet, but use Splenda and Erythritol powder instead of sugar.  I also subbed ground almonds for the small amount of flour called for in my original recipe, and cut down the...

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Stewed Prunes

Stewed Prunes Prunes are simply dried plums, and stewing them plumps them up and creates a silky, sweet syrup to eat along with it. Good hot or cold, eaten by themselves or topping cakes, custards, oatmeal, yogurt, or anything you...

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Fresh Salsa

Fresh Salsa Easy to do, and the fresh ingredients make the taste and texture so worth the chopping!  The secret is to add a little jarred or bottled salsa at the end to thicken it up just a bit.  And...

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Fruit Sorbet

Fruit Sorbet Ingredients for 4 servings: 2 ripe bananas, frozen 4 cups fruit of your choice, frozen (I used 2 cups each strawberries and raspberries) 1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt 1 tsp vanilla 2 Tbsp Splenda

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Deb’s Hearty Muffins

Deb’s Hearty Muffins servings:Makes 12 Ingredients 1 heaping cup whole wheat flour 1 cup oatmeal 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (toasted first is best) 1 cup raisins 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1...

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Healthy Strawberry Banana Muffins

Healthy Strawberry Banana Muffins Makes: 12 muffins Ingredients 1 ¾ cups flour (I use 1 cup whole wheat and ¾ cup white) 1 ½  tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ cup honey (or substitute ½ cup brown sugar) 2...

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Mc’D” Special Sauce Light

Mc”D” Special Sauce Light This is a lightened up version of a copycat recipe that was originally posted on Recipezaar. I have used plain Greek yogurt in place of mayonnaise, and Splenda in place of sugar. It looks and tastes...

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

After making the Blueberry Banana muffins the other day, I was on a roll.   Those were probably the best fat-free muffins I have ever made.  But………….I wasn’t completely happy with the texture and so I want to play with...

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Blueberry Banana Muffins

It’s been about 2 months since we started watching our weight, and we finally have been hit by the craving for baking.  We both are bad – if it is there, even if it is hiding in the freezer, it...

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Roast Pork Loin

Garlic Studded Roast Pork Loin Simple and quick to make, but so delicious, and pretty enough for company. A boneless pork loin is studded with garlic, surrounded by potatoes, rubbed with a simple blend of seasonings, and then roasted to...