Recipe Type: Side Dish

230 Calorie High Protein Turkey & Mushroom Chili


High Protein Turkey & Mushroom Chili provides almost as much protein as beef chili for 25% less calories and 40% less saturated fat. Low calorie mushrooms give this chili a meaty texture. One cup of High Protein Turkey & Mushroom Chili provides twice the protein of protein bars for about the ...

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Pan-Fried Zucchini

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Pan-fried zucchini takes an American favorite and cuts calories by up to 60 percent. This is accomplished by reducing the amount of breading and pan-frying versus deep frying. Americans love affair with zucchini began in the 1980’s with the introduction of deep fried zucchini as an appetizer. Most Americans will ...

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Caramelized Onions

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Restaurants can charge a premium for a side of caramelized onions. Caramelization, brings out the natural sugars in onions, converting pungent, sulfurous onions into a melt in your mouth, sweet delicacy. The same is done by roasting garlic. Cooking not only makes many foods more digestible, but also more flavorful. ...

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Cranberry and Almond Couscous

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Couscous is coarsely ground semolina wheat the same wheat used to make many dried pastas. Unlike pasta that can take 10 or more minutes to cook, couscous is ready in about 3 to 5 minutes. Cooking couscous is similar to cooking quinoa or rice. Couscous is added to seasoned boiling ...

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Boiled Potato Salad or Side Vegetable


Potatoes are inexpensive, one of the best sources of potassium, and provide many other essential nutrients. Boiled Potato Salad or Side Vegetable is very low in calories compared to fried potatoes, potato chips, mashed potatoes, and other prepared potatoes. You get the health benefits of potatoes without the calories and sodium. ...

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Saffron Rice

Saffron Rice


A little saffron turns plain white rice into pale to bright yellow saffron rice. Saffron also adds a mild flavor to rice. Using white rice is essential for the color to be absorbed into the rice. Saffron rice can be served with any recipe that called for white rice. Saffron ...

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Beef and Turkey Meatballs

Beef and Turkey Meatballs


You can use Beef and Turkey Meatballs in any recipes calling for meatballs like spaghetti and meatballs, meatball sandwich and meatballs served with tomato or other sauce. Small meatballs (1/2 to 3/4 inch) are perfect in soups, as a pizza topping or served as an appetizer. Replacing pork with 93% ...

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Oven Roasted Zucchini

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Zucchini is about 90 percent water and very low in calories. Oven Roasted Zucchini is a quick, easy recipe you can make using your oven or toaster oven depending on the amount. While over 75 percent of the calories are from fat, most of the fat is monounsaturated if you ...

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Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice


Vegetable Fried Rice is usually offered as an entree menu item at most Chinese restaurants that can be eaten as a side dish instead of steam rice. It takes a few more minutes of preparation and cooking, but is worth the effort. It turns low fiber white rice into higher ...

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Plate of Homemade Nachos

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Hola! Nachos are a popular Tex-Mex appetizer served by many Mexican American restaurants. The original nachos consisting of fried corn tortilla chips covered with cheddar cheese and jalapeños were created by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya in 1943. Today, there are so many varieties of nachos, this recipe is only one example. ...

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