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Use lower-carb butter lettuce as a substitute for a tortilla wrap. If you don't like your food spicy, substitute the jalapeno for chopped green bell pepper.
This unique version of hummus can be made with red beets as well and should be served with crudite or whole grain pita chips. If you like it spicy, add 1/4 teaspoon (or more depending on how spicy you want it) of ground cayenne pepper to the ingredients when blending.
Beans are one of the healthiest carbohydrates you can eat. They are full of fiber and are a good source of protein. Start adding more beans to your diet with this quick and delicious recipe.
This meat mixture also makes a great topping for baked tortilla chips with reduced fat cheese for nachos. Top them with the lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro and Greek yogurt for a great party snack.
This recipe calls for pork tenderloin - one of the leaner cuts of pork out there. You can also top these tacos with avocado and fresh salsa.
This pasta dish is creamy, flavorful and fun to make! The shrimp makes a great lean protein source, and it's tossed with a whole-grain pasta and veggies.
This simple dip is easy to pack for a snack. Don't forget some celery, carrot sticks or apple slices for dipping!
The trick to this quick and easy breakfast is using frozen waffles and frozen blackberries. Go for the whole-wheat waffles if your grocery store sells them.
You can use frozen salmon filets for this Salmon Dijon recipe, but be sure they are completely thawed before using. The best way to thaw the fish is in the refrigerator overnight, so plan ahead.
The American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association recommend eating at least 2 servings of fish per week. This broiled cod is a tasty option. If you're not a fan of cod, feel free to substitute any fish here.
Have you had green beans almondine? Now try Broccoli Almondine. Almonds and nuts contain the heart-healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. The American Heart Association recommends eating at least 4 servings per week of nuts, legumes or seeds.
Serve this Garlicky Sautéed Spinach with the Dijon Salmon recipe for a gourmet meal. Roasted Garlic makes a great appetizer, too. Just serve roasted garlic cloves with whole wheat crostini and let your guests spread the garlic on the toasts.
Try these Cranberry Almond Muffins this V-Day. They can be made ahead of time and frozen once they are completely cooled. Save them for a day when you are on-the-run!
This Gluten-Free Banana Bread can make a nice Valentine treat and it's gluten-free! Instead of one large loaf, you could make this in four mini loaf pans for smaller breads that could be wrapped up and given as Valentine gifts.
This quick and light Chocolate Berry Parfait will be a delicious treat for your Valentine.
If you decide to make the Peppermint Mousse for your sweetie on Valentine's Day, add a couple of drops of red food coloring when adding the egg yolks to tint the mousse pink.
Incorporating fruit into your desserts helps give them nutritional value. These lower-carb fruit cups are a great choice for those watching out for their diabetes and their heart health.
This light tender tilapia dish with has a nice crunch to it and makes a great entrée for V-Day or any other day of the month!
This light and tasty appetizer is a great warm-up dish for a romantic evening. You can also have it as a snack any other day too. Just make sure you have cucumber slices or Belgain endive for dipping!
This hearty quiche is perfect for breakfast in bed, but also makes a great entrée for lunch or dinner!
These Quick Roasted Chicken Breasts can be used for anything – serve with steamed veggies and brown rice, use them for chicken salad, or slice thinly for a sandwich with whole grain bread, spicy mustard, fresh spinach and thinly sliced tomato. Make them on the weekend and then use throughout the week.
Prepare this Best Roasted Chicken recipe ahead of time. After cooking, place the broth in the refrigerator overnight and the fat will rise to the top and solidify slightly. Then you can just scrape the fat off the top and have just the broth leftover to serve with the skinless chicken.
To make this Baked Cauliflower Puree, use a hand blender, which is a great way to save time and dishes. You can puree the food right in the pan it was cooked in and clean up is a breeze. It’s a must-have kitchen gadget.
These Roasted Brussels Sprouts are low in calories and in carbohydrate, which means they may be helpful for controlling blood glucose. Roasting helps to enhance their flavor.
Use mustard, turnip, kale, or collard greens for this recipe which ends up costing just 49 cents per serving!
Who doesn’t like barbecued chicken? A serving of this recipe will go great with a side of greens and some rice. The best part? This dish will only cost you $0.50 per serving.
Making soup is a great way to get rid of some of the vegetables in your refrigerator or cabinets to help you save a few dollars. This soup is great as is but you can also replace some of the ingredients with others from the fridge that need to be used. Cost of this soup is just $0.45 per serving!
This Tuna Salad with Chickpeas is full of flavor and crunch. It is made lighter by mixing fat-free plain yogurt and light mayonnaise - you'll be surprised that you can't taste the difference.
This Asian Tuna salad is a perfect for the foodie chefs out there looking for a healthy entree with an Asian zing!
Quinoa is a great substitute for cous cous in most recipes. This ancient grain is hearty and delicious and an excellent source of fiber. Make mini versions of these Quinoa Cakes for a excellent party appetizer.
This Quinoa Pilaf is a nutrition powerhouse because quinoa provides more protein than other grains and it's also a good source of potassium an dietary fiber.
Try our Spicy Lentil Stew. You can spice up this hearty stew even more by adding a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes in when sautéing the vegetables. Or, tone it down by using Apple, Italian or Mediterranean flavored chicken sausage.
This one-pot Sausage and White Bean Soup provides healthy carbs from the beans, protein from the turkey sausage and veggies from the spinach and tomatoes. Healthy eating and cooking can be easy and delicious!
Sweet potatoes are packed full of good nutrition providing a good source of vitamin A, fiber and vitamin C. Adults and kids will love these "Sweet" Potato Fries.
Looking for a new sweet potato dish to serve your guests this holiday season? This Sweet Potato Soufflé is just the ticket!
Serve these Sweet and Savory Baked Apples as a side dish or as an appetizer with whole grain crackers.
These Stuffed Italian Meatloaf Balls aren't your grandmother's meatloaf. They are a fun party food and kids love them too. Serve with a green salad and polenta for a fancy Italian meal.
This recipe is our better-for-you version of sloppy joes with the same great taste!
This dip is a great subsitute for high calorie, high fat spinach artichoke dip. Bring it as an appetizer to holiday gatherings or enjoy it at home as a snack.
Put your box mix away and try this healthier version of Mac 'n Cheese- one of the most popular comfort foods out there.
Fruit dishes like these Baked Cinnamon Stuffed Apples can make a wonderful, healthy dessert. The smell of these apples baking in the oven will have your mouth watering.
By using oatmeal in place of breadcrumbs you add a little fiber to this Quick Italian Meatloaf.
Who can resist a warm freshly baked gingerbread cake? This reduced-calorie version will let you enjoy that rich gingerbread flavor without all of the added sugar.
Sweet and spicy pumpkin bread puddings are single-serving treats perfect for breakfast, a snack, or dessert.
Some of this warm Apple Crisp is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Wondering how to fit in dessert this Thanksgiving? Check out our tips to Adjust the Holiday Meal Plan.
A cheesy potato casserole is a holiday favorite for many families. However, this dish is typically loaded with calories, fat, and carbohydrates. This healthier version of potato casserole will save you several hundred calories and several grams of fat.
Looking for a lower-carb side dish? This festive salad is easy to put together and makes for a light, yet tasty side on Thanksgiving - or any other day of the month!
The beans and veggies in this dish make it a great source of fiber with 10 grams per cup. The recipe makes 8 servings, so save leftovers for a delicious lunch the next day.
Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked waffles on a cool autumn day.
Serve this seasonal dish as a side or a dessert.