Recipe Type: Low & Reduced Sodium

Homemade Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto


Most Americans associate Basil Pesto with pasta or pizza. Pesto is a basil based sauce originating in Genoa, Italy. Like tomato and Alfredo sauce, pesto and can be used in a variety of ways to flavor soups or stews, spread on toasted bread, add a rich basil flavor to grilled ...

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Homemade Pound Cake

Pound Cake


Pound cake is one of the simplest cake recipes that has been round for hundred’s of years. The original recipe called for a pound of flour, a pound of sugar, a pound of butter, and a pound of eggs. Today, recipes for the home cook and baker specifies ingredients in ...

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Mini Blueberry Muffins

Easy Homemade Muffins


Easy Homemade Muffins is a simple, low sodium, muffin recipe that makes a variety of delicious muffins without additives, preservatives, and artificial colors and flavors in many store bakery and mass-produced muffins. These easy homemade muffins can be frozen, thawed in less than 30 minutes at room temperature, and reheated in a ...

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Apple Steel Cut Oatmeal

10 Minute Steel Cut Oatmeal


Pictured in Photo: steel cut oats with diced apple. If you have avoided making steel cut oatmeal due to the 40 to 50 minute cooking time, you now have one less excuse. You can reduce cooking time to as little as 10 minutes using the method in this recipe that ...

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Homemade Chocolate Brownie

Chocolate Brownies


Americans love chocolate brownies. Brownies are classified as a bar cookie. The trick to making good brownies is not overcooking or undercooking the batter. There is a fine line between perfectly cooked brownies, overcooked dry brownies, and gooey undercooked brownies. Since oven temperatures very use the cooking time range provided ...

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies are two of the most popular homemade cookies in the United States. This recipe substitutes up to 50 percent of the white flour in traditional chocolate chip cookie recipes with whole grain oats. While it may sound healthier, a 3-inch cookie has about the same ...

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Oven Baked Tortilla Chips

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Fresh corn tortillas have up to 80% less sodium and 60% less calories compared to equivalent size flour tortillas. Most store bought tortilla chips are fried and have as much sodium and fat as potato chips. Oven baked chips are chewier than fried tortilla chips, but crisp up nicely when ...

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Scrambled Eggs with Vegetables

Scrambled Eggs with Vegetables


Scrambled Eggs with Vegetables is a quick, easy way of obtaining 13 grams of complete protein, a little fiber, and only 1 gram of sugar for about 220 calories. You also get about 3.5 ounces (100 g) of food compared to less than 2 ounces for the protein bar. Candy ...

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Homemade Cinnamon Roll

Cinnamon Rolls


Whether you call them cinnamon rolls or cinnamon buns this popular pastry can be made at home with less sugar, calories, and sodium than many prepared varieties. Like most prepared foods sold in the United States, cinnamon rolls have been supersized. One popular brand provides about 1,000 calories each. A ...

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Homemade Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake


Carrot cake or cupcakes are moist and sweet but not a low calorie cake. You can dust them with  powdered sugar saving hundreds of calories compared to traditional cream cheese frosted carrot cake. Carrot cake may seem like a healthy alternative to other cakes, but it is like zucchini bread. ...

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