Quick Weight Loss Spicy Soup

Recipe: Spicy Broth with Avocado Ingredients 1 or 2 fresh jalapeno chilies (about 3/4 oz. each) 1 quart fat-skimmed chicken or vegetable broth 2 strips (1/2 by 3 in.) lime rind (green part only) 1 firm-ripe avocado (3/4 lb.) 2/3 cup diced Roma tomatoes (optional) 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves Salt

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 […]

Spinach Ring

Recipe: Spinach Ring With Mushrooms Ingredients 1 ½ Pounds spinach 4 Tablespoons powdered soy or rice milk 1 Cup water 1 Teaspoon salt ½ Cup bread crumbs 1 Pound fresh mushrooms 1 Cup boiling water 1 Tablespoon oil 2 Tablespoons whole-wheat flour

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 […]

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 Calories Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe: Healthy Macaroni and Cheese With Tomatoes and Basil Summary: Macaroni and cheese is often viewed as a high calorie over-processed boxed meal. However, it can be a low fat and reduced calorie meal that’s easy to make. Ingredients 1 3/4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni 1 tablespoon soft or liquid margarine (You can use Olive […]

Mediterranean Style Veggie Burger

Recipe: Quick and Easy Mediterranean Veggie Burgers Summary: A thick, juicy burger does not need to be made from ground beef to be delicious. As more and more people reduce their intake of meat, or skip meat entirely, chefs are developing amazing vegetarian recipes like the one that follows. In this recipe, a Portobello mushroom […]

Mini Mediterranean-Style Chicken Pot Pies

Recipe: Mini Mediterranean-Style Chicken Pot Pies Summary: A new twist on an old time favorite, mini Mediterranean-style chicken pot pies are tasty, healthy and a snap to make.

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.