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Beet Soup

Beet Soup  The health benefits of this vibrant soup can‘t be beet ... er, beat. That‘s because beets are rich in vitamin C, fiber, potassium and manganese. They also contain the B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects, and betalain, a phytonutrient that gives these root veggies their gorgeous red-violet hue. Ingredients ...

Vegan Peanut Butter-Banana Ice Cream

Vegan Peanut Butter-Banana Ice CreamI scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. And this simple vegan version — featuring Elvis Presley‘s favorite food combination: peanut butter and bananas — will have you screaming for more. Ingredients 6 bananas 2 tablespoons peanut butter ½ cup soy milk Instructions Peel bananas and cut into ½ in...

A Better Brownie

A Better BrownieIf you want to indulge your chocolate craving without going overboard, try our Better Brownie. The secret ingredient: black beans, which add fiber and protein to this tasty dessert. Ingredients ½ cup bakers cocoa 1 cup butter, softened 6 ¾ cups sugar 2 cups pureed black beans 6 eggs ½ cup flour ¼ ...

Blueberry Basil Pie

Blueberry Basil PieNothing says summer quite like blueberry pie. In this recipe, sweet, juicy blueberries pair perfectly with fresh basil. Enjoy a delicious slice at your next backyard BBQ. Ingredients Double Pie Crust 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour ½ teaspoon salt 2/3 cup butter or butter-flavored shortening ...

Caramelized Onion White Bean Dip

Caramelized Onion White Bean DipThis warm, melty dip — packed with sweet caramelized onions — makes a great alternative to traditional spinach-artichoke dip. Serve with whole wheat pita triangles or crostini for a satisfying starter at everything from holiday parties or backyard barbecues. Ingredients 1 medium onion, diced 4 teaspoons olive oil (divided in h...

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger SoupFresh carrot and ginger are enhanced by Indian spices in this simple yet sublime vegetarian soup recipe. It‘s light on calories (also, fat-free), but bursting with flavor. Ingredients 2 ½ cups onions, roughly chopped (about 4 to 5 medium onions) 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced 3 ½ teaspoons coriander, ground 3 ½ t...

Grilled Chili-Lime Salmon

Grilled Chili-Lime SalmonFire up the grill! With a zingy dry rub and a hint of zesty lime, this heart healthy salmon recipe will tantalize your taste buds. It‘s great for backyard barbecues or just as a change of pace from your regular dinner routine. Ingredients Dry rub ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon cumin ...

Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Tenders

Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken TendersInstead of fast food, serve your kids these tasty (and easy to prepare) chicken tenders. They‘ll love the juicy white meat, cornmeal coating, and sweet and tangy berry-mustard dipping sauce. You‘ll love that a serving of these tenders has 1/3 the calories and 1/6 the fat of a 5-piece McDonald‘s Chicken Selects. Ingredients Sauce 1 c...

Cowboy Caviar and Quinoa

Cowboy Caviar and QuinoaThis Southwestern-inspired side dish is a tasty alternative to potato salad or pasta. It goes well with everything from fish to ribs to veggie burgers — and it‘s a good source of protein. In fact, quinoa is the only grain that is a "complete protein," meaning it contains all nine of the essential amino acids our bodies need. Ingredients ...

Cucumber-Kale Smoothie

Cucumber-Kale SmoothieThis refreshing smoothie is a delicious way to get a serving of vitamin-packed dark, leafy greens. And it‘s as easy to prepare as it is healthful. Serve it at your next brunch or luncheon; the cucumber, ginger, lime juice and green apple make it especially refreshing on a hot summer day. Ingredients 1 cup kale, stemmed ½ cup fres...

Chilled Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Chilled Cucumber and Tomato SaladCucumber and tomato are a classic — and healthful — pairing. Crisp, juicy and bursting with fresh flavor, this salad makes a great lunch, or a delicious starter for any meal.  Ingredients 2 medium tomatoes, large diced (3/4 inch) 1 cucumber, peeled, large diced (3/4 inch) ½ cup red onion, thin julienne 1 tabl...

Creamy Dark Chocolate Mousse

Creamy Dark Chocolate MousseSatisfy your chocolate cravings with our lighter take on dark chocolate mousse. It‘s so rich, creamy and chocolate-y, we don‘t think you‘ll miss the fat and calories of traditional mousse — and you‘ll benefit from the "healthy fats" found in our secret ingredient: avocado.  Ingredients 4 ripe avocados ¼ cup light coconut m...

Guilt-Free Apple Strudel

Guilt-Free Apple Strudel Make this scrumptious strudel — a lighter twist on a German classic — part of your holiday celebration. It‘s a guilt-free indulgence, and you won‘t have to spend hours in the kitchen to impress your guests. Ingredients 3 medium golden delicious apples, cored and cut into ½-inch cubes ¼ cup raisins ¼ cup walnuts ...

Lemon Tea-Marinated Chicken

Lemon Tea-Marinated ChickenTea is more than just a warm, soothing drink — it also makes a flavorful marinade for chicken. In this recipe, lemon tea pairs perfectly with honey and fresh herbs. Serve with a side of veggies or add it to a fresh, crisp salad. And try other tea flavors (orange, green, etc.) to create fun variations of the recipe. Ingredients 4 lemon...

Salad Nicoise

Salad NicoiseGreat for luncheons or as a healthful lunch any time, this classic French salad packs a flavorful punch. Topped with a zingy homemade lemon vinaigrette and bursting with fresh ingredients, it will soon become your go-to salad. Ingredients Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette Ditch the packaged salad dressings and make your own vinaigrette at home. T...
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