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Use red, green, yellow or orange bell peppers to make this delicious side dish even more colorful!
This homemade salsa made from fresh produce is more nutritious and lower in sodium than the canned salsa you find at the store. Serve it over tacos, quesadillas or grilled chicken!
Serve this dish with a salad and corn tortillas.
Don't be afraid of the black beans in this recipe. You can't taste them and they give a nutrition kick and fiber boost that you won't find in regular brownies. Try topping them with fresh raspberries too.
Serve this dish with a salad and your favorite salsa.
Who says Mexican food can't be healthy? This recipe proves it can be healthy and delicious! Impress your guests with this quick and easy dish.
This low-carb appetizer is a much lighter version of traditional spinach artichoke dip, but it still packs in great flavor. Whip this dip up in no time for your next party.
Enjoy this high-protein smoothie for breakfast, lunch or a snack. You can also add a Tbsp of cocoa powder to this smoothie to make it even more decadent!
This egg salad mixture holds up well in the refrigerator. It is delicious served over fresh greens but could also be served on whole wheat crackers or in a whole wheat pita.
This dipping sauce is perfect for our Mini Baked Crab Cakes and is a cinch to make!
These crab cakes make a great party appetizer or on top of a field green salad with lite balsamic vinaigrette.
Buy precooked shrimp at the fish counter in the grocery store or in the freezer section. Remember to thaw the shrimp either in the refrigerator overnight or by placing the frozen shrimp under COLD running water.
This salad is packed full of good nutrition with protein from chicken, fiber from the apple and healthy fat from the walnuts. Full of flavor and crunch - you won't believe how easy it is!
Start your morning of with this refreshing smoothie. Almond milk is lower in carb than regular milk and is great for people with milk or lactose intolerance.
You can either use leftover chicken breasts for this quick and easy recipe or purchase a cooked rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store.
This super-easy, tender roast cooks during the day in your slow-cooker. All you need is 5 minutes in the morning to load up the crock pot, and then 20 minutes in the evening to cook up the pasta and veggies that go with it!
Traditional Mediterranean tzatziki sauce is perfect for dipping low-carb non-starchy vegetables. It can also be used as a topping on salads, sandwiches or wraps.
This wrap makes for a flavorful, tasty lunch that is also a is a great vegetarian option. The best part - it can be made and ready-to-eat in 5 minutes or less.
This chicken dish would go great served over quinoa. Quinoa is a gluten-free, whole-grain that is packed full of protein and cooks in about 15 minutes. You can now find it at most grocery stores.
This recipe goes great with a side of quinoa and a green salad with fat-free balsamic vinaigrette.
This salad is perfect for a spring picnic or quick lunch dish and is jam-packed with fiber.
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. This must-have kitchen gadget is a great way to save time and dishes. Puree the food right in the pan it was cooked in, and clean up is a breeze.
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!