Easy Snack to Shed 2 Pounds a Week

Recipe: Carrot Hummus Ingredients: (Serves 10 – 1/4 cup each.) 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drain and rinse 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1/4 cup water 1 lemon – juice only 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin 1 carrot, peel and grate

10-Minute Fat Burning Recipe: Greek Pasta Salad

This is like the traditional Greek salad with a few beans sneaked into it. It is perfect for lunch or dinner. The main idea here is to include more fiber than regular pasta salads and several other nutrient rich foods. This makes it a VERY satisfying meal, so you do not end up eating endless […]

Chickpea Tomato Salad

Recipe: Chickpea and Fresh Tomato Toss Summary: This healthy bean salad makes a great summer side dish, snack, or potluck contribution. It can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to two days. Ingredients Salad 1 can of chickpeas (19 ounces), drained and rinsed 1 large tomato, chopped 1 small […]

Mediterranean Style Burritos

Recipe: Mediterranean Burritos Summary: These Mediterranean style burritos are simple, fresh, healthy and delicious. They are completely dairy and gluten free and packed with nutritional value. Ingredients 2T extra virgin olive oil 1 red bell pepper 1 yellow bell pepper 1 red onion 1 zucchini 1 can black beans 1 can diced tomatoes 1c cooked […]

Curried Lentils on Brown Rice

Recipe: Curried Lentils on Whole Rice Summary: In order to maintain our way of life, mankind must make environmental changes. One pain free way to make a personal transformation is to incorporate several meatless meal days into the weekly dinner menus. When you need a delicious vegetarian dish, consider cooking curried lentils to serve over […]

Chicken Chili

Recipe: Chicken Chili Summary: Chili prepared with chicken is a healthy low fat version that is delicious served piping hot off the stove, and even better the next day gently heated. Ingredients 4 cups onions, chopped 1/8 cup olive oil, plus an ounce or so more for chicken 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 yellow bell […]

Whole Wheat Pasta With Chicken, White Beans and Mushrooms

Recipe: Pasta with Chicken Breast, Beans and Mushrooms Ingredients 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 4 ounces each 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped white onion 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 cup white beans, cooked 2 tablespoons chopped garlic 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 12 ounces uncooked rotelle pasta (Whole) 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese Ground […]

Kidney Bean Patties

Recipe: Bean Patties Summary: These kidney bean patties make a flavor rich, nutrient packed entree that is easy to whip up. Pick and choose the herbs as you wish to include for a personalized dish. Ingredients 1 cup dried red kidney beans, soaked overnight in 1 quart of water 2 tablespoons oil 1/2 cup chopped […]

Low-Fat, Low-Sodium Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Recipe: Low-Fat, Low-Sodium Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Summary: Low in both fat and sodium compared to standard hummus, this recipe doesn’t sacrifice taste. Garlic, cumin and lemon provide a savory zip. To tame the garlic, use roasted. If opting for canned chickpeas, adjust the salt, since canned legumes can be high in sodium.

Besan Pastry

Recipe: Besan Patry Summary: Besan, or chickpea, is a delicious vegetable used in many recipes, including hummus, falafel, and other favorites. And besan flour can be used to make a great tasting pastry that can be used as a starting point for pies and lots of other dishes. Plus it’s gluten free, so it’s perfect […]