Blog Archives

March 2, 2012

Vegetables, What's for Dinner?

Quick Pork and Vegetable Stir Fry Pad Thai

                      Like many families, our kids play sports in the afternoon. By the time everyone Continue Reading →

Soups & Stews

Diabetic Friendly Pumpkin and Apple Soup

Relish autumn’s color and flavors in your own bowl with this creamy, flavor packer, golden apple and pumpkin soup prepared fresh in the Vita-Mix.  This Continue Reading →

Appetizers & Snacks, Salsas, Sauces, Dips

Hummus Dip

Almost every diet meal plan these days includes hummus. If dipping vegetables will get my kids to eat more of them, then I am all Continue Reading →

Appetizers & Snacks, What's for Dinner?

Low-Fat Zucchini and Potato Latkes

When Mom first moved to America, she worked in Jewish bakeries and restaurants. Mom’s the tall blonde. That’s where she learned to cook. Mom didn’t Continue Reading →

Soups & Stews

Oriental Sesame Chicken Soup

In our busy household, dinner needs to be fast and easy. When I cook chicken, I always make enough for leftovers. However, my family doesn’t Continue Reading →

Vegetables

Roasted Asparagus

Print Roasted Asparagus Rating: 51 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 4 ounces Calories Continue Reading →

Soups & Stews

Spinach & Avacado Silk Soup: Vita-Mix Blender

This soup is a new favorite. It’s so smooth & easy. The avacado makes it creamy. The hubby ate the leftovers before I knew they Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

2 Way Italian Bean & Parsley Salad + Pasta

This is one of my favorite “take-a-long” dishes. It’s easy to prep ahead and it stays fresh for a long time. I start with a Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

Spinach, Red Radicchio, Hearts of Palm, Carrots, Cucumber, Kidney Bean, Sesame Seeds, Broccoli Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

This is a simple and colorful pretty “toss together what you have” salad. Print Spinach, Red Radicchio, Hearts of Palm, Carrots, Cucumber, Kidney Bean, Sesame Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Green Drink: Spinach, Red Grapes, Apple, Celery, Cucumber, Carrots & Lemon

Part of getting healthy for me, is starting the day out with a green drink and sipping a few glasses all morning until lunch time. Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

Carrot, Grape, Date, Cranberry & Almond Salad

I am a Florida girl. Some of my happiest childhood memories are visiting the Adams Farm in Sanford to pick fresh oranges, lemons, tangerines and Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Pink Strawberry Smoothie: Banana, Berries, Cucumber & Celery, Heavenly Pink Soothie

It’s almost as pretty as strawberry cocktail…but much better for me………….hum, I wonder if we have rum? Protein Tip: You can add vanilla or banana Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Blueberry, Banana, Greek Yogurt and Almond Milk Smoothie

In our house we call Smoothies “Soothies,” because the just make us feel great!!! This one is so yummy and Low-Fat that it can satisfy Continue Reading →

What's for Dinner?

High Fiber Turkey Loaf or as the kids say, Mystery Loaf

I love a good, juicy meatloaf!! Thinking in terms of “I Will Do Anything For Love,” I am revamping the family favorite. I know that Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

Broccoli, Berry and Nut Slaw

Everything I read says to eat Broccoli daily for good health!! I am working on few new recipes. I just can’t eat it plain everyday!! Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

Carrot, Raisin, Date, Walnut, Flax Seed and Greek Yogurt Salad

As part opf the “Dr. Oz 28 Days to Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack Challenge,” I’ve been looking for ways to add Flax Seeds Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Tropical Frozen Mellon, Peach, Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

Print Tropical Frozen Mellon, Peach, Strawberry and Banana Smoothie Ingredients 2 cups of Frozen Honeydew Mellon, Peaches and Strawberries (Fresh fruit if available) 3 cups Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Orange, Carrot, Apple and Cucumber Green Tea Drink: Vita-Mix

Print Orange, Carrot, Apple and Cucumber Green Tea Drink: Vita-Mix Rating: 41 Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients 3 cups of Green Tea 10 Baby Carrots Continue Reading →

Soups & Stews

Summer Squash and Potato Soup, Low Fat

This soup mixes fresh vegetables with leftover roasted potatoes for a rich and creamy soup with minimal fat. There’s no cream or butter!! Everything is Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Low-Fat, Low Cost, at Home, 25 cent Starbucks Cinnamon Almond Iced Frapped Coffee

Fast, Easy, Cost-Saving, Low-Fat and No Sugar……………..best of all plenty of caffeine. We had Starbucks Winter Blend in the pantry left over from Christmas!!!! Tip: Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

High Fiber Couscous, Beans, Cucumber and Fresh Parsley Salad

This is a quick an easy 10 Minute Salad. Just let the seasonings in the Near East Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil Couscous mix add Continue Reading →

Vegetables

Quick Cabbage and Fire Roasted Tomatoes

My husband loved this fast FAT-FREE Cabbage dish. I’ve always made cabbage with bacon or ham fat. Yes, I have German, Polish and Southern cooking Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

Cherry Tomato, Garlic and Parsley Salad…2 or 10 Plus Ways to Expand a Simple Salad

Cherry or Grape Tomatoes make a fast, easy and healthy salad with strong flavors that blend effortlessly with a little vinegar and fresh herbs. I Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Shrek’s Fiona-tini: Green Tea, Fruit and Vegetable Drink

This Green Tea frothy drink is a perfect No-Fat, energizing, refreshing after work drink to sip by the pool. Please, no pond scum jokes!! It Continue Reading →