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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.
Try this low-cost dish that is both healthy and packed with flavor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
You can also make this same recipe with small sugar pumpkins or acorn squash instead of butternut squash.
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.
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!
There is no reason to buy store-bought apple sauce when you can make this easy gourmet pear sauce at home in no time.
This tasty fall salad has the perfect combination of sweet and salty from the crisp pears and creamy goat cheese.
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.
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!
You can make your own hummus for a snack at home with a few simple ingredients.
Experiment using other fruits such as pears to make these chips.
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!
Here's a super simple crock pot recipe that cooks while you're out and ready for you when it's dinner time!
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!
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!
These pickles will keep in the refrigerator for up to two months as long as they stay covered. Try this homemade pickle recipe instead of the sodium-packed pickles from the grocery store.
Serve this dish with jicama sticks and fresh guacamole. If you'd like, you can make this colorful dish even more vibrant by using different color peppers or purple onion.
This easy appetizer is perfect for summer and uses garden fresh ingredients. These kabobs are packed with flavor and low in carbohydrates. They also look beautiful on a serving platter and are sure to impress guests!
Here's a tasty and easy vegetable dish that you can make using a budget-friendly bag of frozen broccoli. Aim to fill half of your plate with nonstarchy vegetables like broccoli, carrots, greens and more!
Serve this pizza with a big garden salad drizzled lightly with low-fat Ranch dressing. It's a quick, easy and budget-friendly meal!
Gazpacho is a soup primarily made with non-starchy vegetables. It is served cold and can be a great summertime snack. Plus it's an easy way to get more veggies into your day!
This recipe is healthy, quick and budget-friendly.
Try this super simple breakfast. Both kids and adults will love it and it can be ready to eat in a matter of minutes! If it works better with your budget, switch out the almond butter for peanut butter.
These frittatas make a quick and healthy breakfast! Experiment with different veggies, such as zucchini, asparagus or spinach.
This is a light and fluffy egg soufflé with added veggies.