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Need a quick, easy and healthy dinner? This is the meal for you. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and then simmers for 30 minutes for a delicious flavor that will have your house smelling delightful too.
Try this low-cost dish that is both healthy and packed with flavor.
Serve this dish with roasted sweet potatoes. It’s a great option for the holidays if you don’t want to cook the entire bird!
It is ideal to dress this salad and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to let the kale wilt a bit and absorb the dressing. Toss again just before serving.
Kale has become a popular superfood because it is packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. It is also low in carb, so it won’t raise blood sugars too much. If you are in a hurry, you can buy kale already chopped in bags at most grocery stores.
Serve this dish with a large green salad drizzled lightly with low-fat salad dressing.
Cornish game hens are a type of miniature chicken and can make a unique holiday meal. If you can't find cornish game hens in the grocery store, you can make this same recipe with bone-in chicken breasts.
Looking for a light and simple breakfast to enjoy with the family during the holidays? This frittata will do the trick. Serve it with some greens, whole wheat toast, and some fruit on the side if your meal plan allows for it.
Lean meats like this roast beef can make a great holiday entrée that the whole family will love.
Serve this light salad as a healthy option at your holiday gathering this year. It’ll provide you with some fresh fruit and veggies – two things that are often missing from the typical holiday spread!
Wild rice takes longer to cook than other rice but it has a lower glycemic index of 45 compared to white rice with a glycemic index of 70. This rice is a great holiday side dish too and is crowd-appropriate, making 11 servings.
Here’s a tasty and festive holiday entrée for the winter season!
Mini-desserts are a great way to work in treats without too many carbs or calories. These little tarts are perfect for a holiday party too!
Making dessert for a special occasion? This satisfying dessert can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated. Just before serving, portion it out and top with the whipped topping.
These fruit preserves are also excellent served with manchego cheese and apple slices, spread on French toast, or spread on the bread of a grilled lean ham and reduced-fat cheddar sandwich. Preserves can be stored chilled up to 2 weeks in fridge.
This classic French dish has a delicious light flavor. The thin pancakes are topped with sweetened Greek yogurt and fresh berries for a delightful international treat!
The huge timesaver in this recipe is using frozen winter squash, which is surprisingly delicious. This makes a great fall side dish. If you don't like squash, you could substitute sweet potatoes for it in this recipe.
Dried fruit is high in carbs so using a little bit, like in this recipe, can be a good way to add a sweet and fruity taste without too many carbs. This snack mix can appeal to both kids and adults!
Nothing says fall like pumpkin soup! Pumpkin is lower in carbohydrate than other starchy vegetables, and is high in vitamin A and fiber. Serve this soup with a large salad for a complete meal.
Ensure you are using canned pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling, which has a lot of added sugars.
You can also make this same recipe with small sugar pumpkins or acorn squash instead of butternut squash.
This tasty fall salad has the perfect combination of sweet and salty from the crisp pears and creamy goat cheese.
Lentils are a very healthy carbohydrate source with lots of fiber. This soup freezes well if you want to save part of it for another day.
There is no reason to buy store-bought apple sauce when you can make this easy gourmet pear sauce at home in no time.
Spaghetti squash is a winter squash but it's actually considered a non-starchy vegetable. With 10 grams of carbohydrate per cup, spaghetti squash can help cut carbs when subbed in for pasta. It can also make a tasty side dish!
This is a great veggie-filled version of a typically high-calorie and high-fat dish.
To save time, you can use the chicken breast meat from a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store to make this recipe.
You can make your own hummus for a snack at home with a few simple ingredients.
This simple salad is colorful and makes a great lunch or side at dinner. The dressing is delicious, and will go great with just about any salad!
Experiment using other fruits such as pears to make these chips.
It's apple season. Try this easy fall dessert when you need a sweet treat.
If you can't find poblano peppers in the grocery store, you can use green or red bell peppers in this recipe instead.
Here's a healthy lunch that is quick, fun and tasty. Your child (and you) will love it!
Flank steak is a leaner cut of red meat. You can also top these tasty tacos with avocado and cheese if desired.
Wheat berries are a type of whole grain that normally take an hour to cook on the stove. But this recipe slow cooks your wheat berries, making them easier than ever to prepare. Make this recipe on the weekend and serve it up for weekday lunches over a bed of fresh greens.
Who doesn't love chicken and rice? This recipe will be a family favorite. Plus it sneaks in some non-starchy vegetables!
Serve up this dish up with a cup of egg drop soup.
Here's a tasty artichoke dip that you can bring to your next tailgate or Sunday football gathering. It's simple to make and can be kept hot in your slow cooker.
This soup makes a great vegetable side dish. Serve it alongside roasted chicken or fish. It freezes well, so you can save part of it for a later date if you'd like.
If you are tired of the same boring sandwich for lunch, try this restaurant-style wrap. Use cooked rotisserie chicken from your grocery store to save time.
These zucchini noodles keep the amount of carbohydrate in this dish low. You could also try sautéing the zucchini noodles if you'd like.
This tasty grilling recipe is also packed with vegetables. To make this dish even more colorful, add in some green and yellow pepper pieces on your kabobs.
Don't underestimate this simple and cost-friendly dish. It's a great mix of flavor with beans, chicken and sweet mango. Serving the quesadilla over salad turns it into a complete meal.
Roasting brings out the natural flavor and sweetness in these carrots. You could substitute tarragon for parsley here if desired.
Pack your lunch the night before to start your morning with little stress!
Take the stress out of the morning by preparing a delicious breakfast in advance! These frittatas are pre-portioned and easy to pack in your bag on your way out the door. Plus this delicious blend of eggs, yogurt, vegetables and cheese will help keep your taste buds satisfied!
Got a last minute invitation to a barbeque or dinner party? This tasty and refreshing salad with broccoli, almonds and creamy yogurt sauce is quick and simple to prepare. It can also be made in advance so you can grab and go! Impress your friends with this delicious blend of sweet and savory flavors.
These muffins are kid-friendly and freeze well for a quick breakfast. If desired, you can try replacing the sugar in this recipe for a sugar substitute that's meant for baking to reduce the carbohydrate count.
When fresh produce is in season, cut up and freeze the fruit yourself. Otherwise, you can find an abundance of frozen fruit in the grocer's freezer.Play around with other fruit combinations like mango-strawberry, peach-raspberry or pineapple-banana.
Fresh mozzarella is found in the deli case or with the specialty cheeses. It is the perfect flavorful addition to this fresh summer salad!