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Instead of hummus or bottled salad dressing, make this tasty spread ahead of time. Use it for dipping veggies or try it with some toasted whole wheat pita wedges.
This tasty vegetarian entrée gets its unique flavor from the combination of garlic, onions and spices. These help you maximize flavor without adding as much salt.
Trying to lower your blood pressure by watching sodium intake? Use herbs such as basil and other strong ingredients such as lemon, garlic and pepper for lots of flavor. This wrap is also a great way to work in more vegetables with the spinach.
Quinoa has more protein than any other grain. It is gluten-free, contains 3 grams fiber per serving, and is a healthy alternative to any recipe that uses rice. Add a can of low-sodium black beans to boost the fiber and protein in this recipe.
The DASH diet plan to lower blood pressure recommends fruits, vegetables, low-fat milk products, whole-grains and nuts. This quick breakfast fits the DASH diet perfectly as it is packed with fruit, low-fat dairy and fiber. You can substitute a granola or nuts for the Kind product if needed here.
You can make large batches of this low-sodium herb blend and use it to season chicken, pork tenderloin, fish, potatoes or other foods. Low-sodium eating does not have to be bland and boring. If you like spicy foods, add some cayenne pepper to this blend.
The ribs and seeds of jalapenos is where the heat is. By leaving intact or removing the ribs and seeds, you can control the heat of this dish.
This lower-carb recipe pairs well with a small serving of whole grain pasta or quinoa and a side salad.
Serve this frozen yogurt with fresh raspberries for a festive dessert.
Serve this sandwich with a green salad topped with a light balsamic vinaigrette.
You could try this tuna salad without the pasta and serve it on whole-grain bread, a tortilla or on a bed of lettuce. This quick and budget-friendly meal makes a healthy lunch or dinner.
This savory budget-friendly meat loaf is just as good as classic meatloaf. Our diabetes-friendly version is made with lean ground turkey and is seasoned with fresh herbs and garlic.
Cilantro and lime make a fresh and zesty flavor combination in this chicken dish.
Lamb is great for the Easter season and a treat for any other time of the year. Lamb chops are a lean cut that are easily cooked on the grill. They are a good option to try when you get tired of the usual chicken and beef.
This soup is great for lunch with a salad and a slice of whole wheat baguette for dipping. To keep the sodium in the recipe low, choose low- or reduced-sodium chicken stock or make your own at home.
If you like to wake up with a hearty egg breakfast, you'll love this quick and easy recipe.
You can make these nachos as spicy as you want by purchasing the salsa at the heat level you prefer. If you like it even hotter, top the yogurt with a couple dashes of hot sauce.
To make this recipe a little quicker, use a jalapeno salsa or hot sauce instead of roasting the peppers. Use about 1/4 cup or adjust to the spiciness that you prefer.
Artichokes are a staple spring veggie. Venture out this season and try these stuffed 'chokes for a healthy side. If you can only find baby (or small) artichokes, use 4 instead of 2 and follow the same procedure.
This recipe calls for spring asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil. When you only need a small amount of fresh herbs like basil, try buying fresh herbs in the tube at grocery store. They last for 3 months in the refrigerator and are sure to come in handy.
Tired of the same boring lunch? Try this quick and delicious wrap. When making a wrap, try adding lots of different textures, as done here, for maximum flavor and satisfaction.
These artichoke cakes are a unique and tasty appetizer or snack. Best of all – you build in the portion size by making them in muffin tins.
This version of Greek Lasagna is a great family meal that pairs well with a green salad topped with a little feta cheese and light Greek salad dressing.
This flavorful appetizer is a great way to work in more vegetables. You can try mixing up the veggies you use if you have others on hand. Try zucchini, tomatoes or even eggplant.
Don't be afraid of this healthy "veggie burger." It is delicious and packed with fiber and protein. Beans are one of the healthiest carbohydrates you can choose, and this recipe is a great way to work them into a meal.
Bananas, avocado and coconut milk are the secret ingredients in this recipe. To make it a mousse, just refrigerate instead of freezing and serve with a dollop of light cool whip and fresh berries on top.
No time to cook? Try this slow-cooker chicken for dinner. The sweet potatoes, Dijon mustard and brown sugar make for a unique and tasty flavor.
Serving this sweet and savory chicken salad over lettuce keeps the carb count down. If it fits with your meal plan, you can also serve it with whole wheat crackers or as an open-faced sandwich with whole wheat toast.
Try these meringue cookies for a light treat that will curb your sweet tooth. If you just have one kiss, it's actually considered a free food.
This 30-minute meal packs in lean protein from the turkey, lots of vegetables, and healthy carbs from the sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A and have a lower glycemic index compared to white potatoes.
These biscuits taste like they were made at a restaurant. Count your carbs and you can work these into your meal plan. They go great with a nice bowl of healthy soup.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these delicious and easy treats. Unsweetened almond milk was used in this recipe to keep the calories and carbs low. One cup has just 30 calories and 1 gram of carbohydrate.
This salad makes a nutritious and flavor-packed lunch that you are bound to love. It's a great example of how a salad can be a meal when you include vegetables, protein and healthy carbs.
Irish Soda Bread is a great quick bread to make and this whole wheat version makes it healthier and heartier. It goes great with your favorite sugar free jam or with your St. Patrick's Day meal!
If you have a silicon mini muffin pan, it is even easier to remove these tarts from the pan. Just pop them right out and you don't need to use cooking spray at all. These make a festive green treats for Saint Patty's Day, but they can also be served any other time of the year for a refreshing, delicious treat.
Cabbage is an Irish staple. Serve this salad with Bangers and Mash for a complete Irish treat on St. Patrick's Day!
Bangers and Mash is a traditional Irish Pub food that is usually very high in fat and carbs. This healthier version will have you saying Slainte! to the taste and to the scale the next morning!
This veggie-loaded, high-fiber soup is more satisfying than traditional cabbage soup because of the addition of beans and turkey sausage. It also freezes well, so freeze half and use it during a busy week when you don't have much time to cook.
Make this whole dish the night before and hold in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. Just heat them up in the oven or in the microwave and you'll have dinner for the whole family in no time. They're also delicious when eaten cold!
Here's an easy dinner for 4 that costs less than 10 dollars. Save time on this recipe by roasting your sweet potatoes the night before. Then you can just sauté and serve up your hash the next day.
Enjoy this spin-off of classic shrimp scampi for dinner sometime (or several times) this month. It's a simple one-pot dish that includes a source of lean protein, whole grains and a serving of vegetables.
Switch it up from your usual lunch sandwich with this panini. It's a warm, savory lunch that will leave you feeling satisfied. Plus it's a great vegetarian option!
Over half of the flour in this hearty pancake recipe is buckwheat flour, a good whole grain choice.
The pecans, which are a source of heart-healthy fat, are the star of this salad. You might want to make a double batch because they make a great snack too. If you don't like goat cheese, you can substitute blue cheese in this recipe.
This mixed veggie dish is an example of how to increase your vegetable intake while controlling your carbohydrate intake. MFill half your plate low-carb veggies such as green beans, broccoli, cauliflower or asparagus.
A flavorful and versatile chicken recipe, serve this as a main entrée with vegetables or over a salad. It's also kid-friendly and much healthier than any frozen chicken nugget.
Impress your valentine with this quick and healthy dessert that looks gourmet. Individual desserts can help with portion control and overeating too.
Impress your sweetheart this Valentine's Day by making this elegant dish in your own kitchen. Pair it with our Roasted Green Beans with Champagne Vinaigrette for a nice, balanced meal.
Roasting the vegetables in this recipe helps to maximize the flavor of the soup. What's more - all of these veggies are abundant and available during the winter months.
Impress guests by whipping up this simple yet elegant side dish to go with any chicken, fish or beef entree.