Recipe Skill Level: Easy

Creamy Pasta And Mushrooms


Many fad diet plans eliminate white pasta for overweight and obese Americans. The rational is refined white pasta can cause blood glucose (sugar) spikes. That’s true if you eat a plate of pasta without sauce or any other foods. This simple Creamy Pasta And Mushroom recipe provides 5 grams of ...

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Yogurt, Fruit & Granola


Granola bars are convenient, but like most prepared foods, convenience comes at a price. The banana granola bar pictured below is less than 1 ounce (25 g) and has 110 calories. It’s also low in sodium (40 mg). That does not seem too bad except you only get 1 gram ...

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White Bean and Kale Chili

White Bean And Kale Chili

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White Bean And Kale Chili or soup is based on my recipe for Spicy Vegetarian White Bean Chili. You can make this recipe as mild or as hot as you like by adjusting the amount and type of chili peppers used. If you are used to eating mild foods, you ...

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Green Chili Sauce (Salsa Verde)


Green Chili Sauce (Salsa Verde) is available in to forms; Mexican style made with green chilis, tomatillos, and cilantro, and New Mexican style made primarily of green chilis usually Hatch. Hatch chilis can range from mild to hot. Unless you know the grower and their chilis you won’t know what ...

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Italian Seasoning

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Prepared Italian Seasoning is used for 100s of recipes, but most commonly used to make tomato pizza and pasta sauce, soups, and salad dressings. You can reduce salt and sodium in your diet by using herbs and spices. No two brands of Italian seasoning are alike. Some use oregano, others ...

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Sriracha Dip, Dressing & Spread

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Americans are adding more spicy (hot) foods to their diet. Sriracha chili sauce has been available for decades. Recently, several fast food and sit-down restaurants have offered sriracha flavored spreads and dips. Grocers offer sriracha flavored mayonnaise next to regular sriracha chili sauce. Sriracha mayo made from full-fat mayonnaise has ...

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Slow Cooker Chuck Roast


One of the simplest ways to incorporate home cooked meals into your diet if you have little or no cooking experience or time to cook, is using a slow cooker also known by the trade name Crock Pot. Slow Cooker Chuck Roast is an economical meal for 4 to 6 ...

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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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20 Calorie Aioli

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Ajo is Spanish for garlic. Aioli is a garlic flavored mayonnaise used as a dip or spread. Aioli made using full fat mayonnaise has about 100 calories per tablespoon (15 ml). Four tablespoons (1/4 cup) has about 400 calories. That easily negates using it as a dip for low calorie ...

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