Recipes From Cuisine: European

Gingersnaps


Recipe Updated 9-25-2019 to reduce preparation time. Gingersnaps are a crispy cookie variation on gingerbread. Gingersnaps are ideal for dunking in coffee or liqueurs. One 2-inch (2.5 cm) cookie sprinkled with sugar has about 55 calories and less than 10mg of sodium. Gingersnaps are traditionally rolled in sugar, but I ...

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Red Lentil Soup

Creamy Red Lentil & Tomato Soup


Creamy Red Lentil & Tomato Soup combines high fiber and protein lentils with nutrient packed tomatoes. It is an easy, delicious, alternate to tomato soup. One cup (240 ml) of Creamy Red Lentil & Tomato Soup has about 105 calories, 300 mg of sodium, and 5 grams of fiber.

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Microwave Oven Pouched Eggs

Microwave Oven Poached Eggs

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Poached eggs can be part of a low calorie breakfast or used in a variety of recipes. Traditional poaching using a skillet or pan of boiling water can be messy and up to 50 percent of the white can be lost during poaching. The white provides most of the eggs protein ...

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Fresh Strawberries with Ice Cream

Fresh Strawberries with Ice Cream

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Fresh Strawberries with Ice Cream is a refreshing dessert for about 300 calories per serving. Restaurant desserts can provide 1,000 calories or more; as many or more calories than their entrees. Many diets restrict or eliminate desserts claiming they are high in calories, sugar, and fat.  Using sweet, ripe fresh fruit ...

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Macerating Strawberries


Strawberry shortcake is a popular dessert and a healthier alternative to strawberry pies and cheesecake especially if you limit the amount of cake and pile on the berries. Some people classify berries as a superfood. All berries are low in calories and a good source of fiber and other nutrients. A ...

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Butternut Squash Soup

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Butternut Squash Soup is slightly spicy, creamy, and a good source of dietary fiber (4 g per 9 oz. serving). One serving has about 150 calories. For added flavor, this recipe is made using oven roasted butternut squash. To simplify prep and cleanup you can dice the squash and simmer it with ...

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Fudge Sundae

300 Calorie Fudge Sundae Recipe

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Restaurant fudge sundaes can easily add 500 or more calories to your meal. For the average person needing 2,000 to 2,500 calories per day getting 20 to 25 percent of your calories from one dessert means giving up other foods. You don’t have to give up desserts to maintain or lose weight. ...

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Chorizo Breakfast Burrito

Lean Homemade Chorizo


It is simple making lean, bulk chorizo sausage at home. Chorizo is a spicy, red colored sausage brought to the New World from Spain and Portugal. It is used in many Mexican recipes and is available in bulk and links in many parts of the United States especially the southwest. ...

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Homemade Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

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This easy homemade chocolate mousse recipe uses cooked egg yolks and meringue powder to reduce  the risk of bacterial contamination from eating raw eggs. Mousse is high in saturated fat due to the chocolate, butter, egg yolks, and heavy cream. One seeing has 19 grams. Enjoy Chocolate Mousse in moderation ...

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Homemade Chocolate Candies

Chocolate Candy

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Using this recipe and semi-sweet chocolate you can make a variety of chocolate covered nuts, cherries, coconut, peanut butter, and more. Almonds are an excellent source of healthy fat and protein. This recipe can be doubled or tripled. Nutrition Information Nutrition information ranges are lowest for chocolate covered coconut to ...

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