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  • Bananas become sweet and custardy when baked, offering an alternative to ice cream and pudding treats that is not only free of gluten and common allergens, but also high in potassium. Explore Recipe »

  • Start your day off right with a warm bowl of fiber-rich oatmeal.Explore Recipe »

  • Served warm or chilled, this mellow soup makes the most of autumn’s bounty. It’s also vegetarian and free of common allergens – including peanuts, tree nuts (except for coconut*), milk, egg, seafood, soy, and wheat. It does contain coconut milk, which some people with allergies should avoid. If coconut is a no-no in your family, use unsweetened rice milk or extra broth instead! Don’t forget to read the labels of all packaged ingredients, and avoid products that list your allergens in the ingredient list or “may contain” warnings.Explore Recipe »

  • This flavorful curry comes together quickly with little work, providing a nutritious and allergy-friendly alternative to take-out. It’s free of gluten and the most common allergens, including peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, wheat, soy, and seafood. Serve it with steamed brown rice and a crisp green salad on the side.Explore Recipe »

  • Chili is a wonderful one-pot meal, providing a mix of vegetables and protein in every bite.Explore Recipe »

  • This vibrant soup is bursting with summer-fresh flavors. Plus, it’s free of gluten and common allergens, including milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, and soy. If you are serving it to allergic guests, check the label of all packaged ingredients and avoid products that contain or “may contain” gluten or common allergens.Explore Recipe »

  • You don’t need dairy to enjoy a warm mug of hot cocoa. This allergy-friendly recipe is free of milk, as well as other common allergy triggers.Explore Recipe »

  • These scones are a real treat for people with common food allergies. They are made with 100% whole grain flour, and they are free of the most typical allergy triggers, including peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, soy, and wheat. If you are making them for someone with a gluten intolerance, look for certified gluten-free oat flour – or make your own, by grinding gluten-free oats to a fine flour in a grain mill, food processor, or blender. If you are making them for someone with a food allergy or intolerance, avoid bulk bins and read the labels of all ingredients carefully, including the flour, shortening, and dried cranberries. Avoid any products that list problematic triggers in an ingredient list or “may contain” warning. Explore Recipe »

  • With the flavorful sweetness of roasted red peppers and the creamy bite of white beans, no one will miss the meat in this allergy-friendly meal! It’s free of peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, soy, seafood, and wheat. If you are short on time, you can skip the first step, omit the fresh peppers and lemon juice from the sauce, and add one 12-ounce jar of roasted red peppers instead. If you have food allergies, remember to check the label of any packaged ingredients, and avoid products that list your allergens in the ingredient list or “may contain” warnings. Explore Recipe »

  • Kale chips may be all the rage – but they aren’t the only cruciferous vegetable that tastes great hot out of the oven. Broccoli also benefits from roasting. It gives the florets a sweet and nutty flavor and delightful texture, leaving them crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Roasted broccoli pairs well with oven-baked poultry or meat, burritos, or beans and rice.Explore Recipe »

  • When cooked, the golden flesh of spaghetti squash forms thin strands, which provide a low-carb and gluten-free alternative to pasta. Here, the mild flavored squash is paired with a fresh tomato sauce. The dish is free of gluten and common allergens, including milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, and soy.Explore Recipe »

  • Couscous is a simple and very nutritious dish to prepare. And toasting the almonds adds a tremendous amount of flavor, so don't be tempted to skip it!Explore Recipe »

  • Methi is a common ingredient in many North Indian recipes especially during winter months. This dry potato and methi recipe is very simple and easy to cook. It is cooked as part of a main course meal and is eaten with rotis and paranthas. The characteristic aroma of fresh fenugreek leaves is enhanced with the blend of powdered spices used.Explore Recipe »

  • Bengal has a very rich cuisine with various vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Aloor dum is a Bengali version of otherwise famous Kashmiri Dum Aloo. The characteristic flavor and aroma comes from mustard oil and spices used. The recipe is great as a side dish with puris, rotis and rice.Explore Recipe »

  • This heartwarming soup recipe is full of nutritious ingredients and is fantastically flavored. It serves as a comforting food during a cold winter night. It can be served as a starter, appetizer or a side dish. You can also enjoy it as a full meal. If you are calorie conscious then you can skip the butter as the soup tastes awesome otherwise too.Explore Recipe »

  • Try this warm apple crumble, it's simple to make with just a few ingredients. Soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside; thick cream or custard complement the warm sweet cinnamon filling beautifully.Explore Recipe »

  • Almond meal is a terrific super food made from ground blanched almonds that provides a cornmeal-like consistency. As a result, the product is low in carbohydrates but high in healthy fats--perfect for a satisfying breakfast.Explore Recipe »

  • Oatmeal doesn't have to be bland in order to be healthy. You'll be surprised how bright and flavorful the apple makes this hearty breakfast.Explore Recipe »

  • Spiced apples shine brightly in this lightly sweetened breakfast recipe. Whole wheat flour and fresh apples increase the nutritional value, while applesauce stands in for butter and adds texture. Enjoy with coffee or tea in the morning or as an afternoon snack.Explore Recipe »

  • A variety of lentils are cooked as a part of Indian cuisine, but arhar dal tops the list. The recipe is simple yet delectable and the use of asafetida and other spices gives it a characteristic flavor. It's cooked as part of a main course meal and is usually eaten with rice and rotis.Explore Recipe »

  • No matter the cuisine, noodle soups are always comforting. This dish is great served as a soup but you can also reduce the broth by half and serve as a pasta dish. Try adding some grilled chicken, pork, or tofu for a more robust meal.Explore Recipe »

  • The type of apples you use depends on your personal taste. Granny Smith, Pink Lady, and Braeburn tend to be tart and will taste great with this dressing. If you use sweeter apples, such as Fuji or Gala, you may want to leave the honey out of the vinaigrette as the apples will have enough sweetness on their own.Explore Recipe »

  • Usually used like a vegetable, avocados are actually a fruit and adapt well to desserts. Sweet enough for kids and fancy enough for company, this pudding will always make you feel like you're indulging.Explore Recipe »

  • If you are watching your cholesterol, you may think that egg dishes like this frittata are off-limits. But this version, which uses egg substitute, keeps a limit on cholesterol and fat.Explore Recipe »

  • A North Indian dish, baingan bharta is an exotic combination of roasted eggplants and spices. The characteristic aroma of roasted eggplants blended with the spices makes this dish an irresistible preparation. It is eaten as a part of main course and tastes best with chapattis or parathas.Explore Recipe »

  • The artichoke is a great source of vitamin C, but that's an added bonus in this deliciously rich and creamy dip. Bring this to a dinner paty, and it will become your signature dish!Explore Recipe »

  • Baked eggs make a tidy little meal, especially when served with fruit and a slice of whole grain toast. They are also a surprisingly versatile vehicle for leftovers. For example, you could replace the tomato, spinach, basil, and turkey bacon in this recipe with a scoop of leftover chili, curry, vegetable stew, or beans and rice. Explore Recipe »

  • Before you reach for that bag of sour cream potato chips, check out this recipe and make your own! You'll get the same great flavor, but with half the fat!Explore Recipe »

  • Baked potato soup is an easy and inexpensive dish that serves up loads of comfort. Leave out the cheddar cheese and half & half at the end for a vegan that's just as tasty.Explore Recipe »

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  • Casseroles, like this baked pasta, are great make ahead choices. You can prepare this recipe through step 3, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. When you're ready for a fresh, delicious dinner, just remove the plastic wrap and put the dish in the oven.Explore Recipe »

  • Vinegars have sharp flavors that intensify when simmered. Here sweet balsamic vinegar is used as a simmering sauce for chicken breasts. Serve with a side of grilled onions and steamed broccoli.Explore Recipe »

  • Roasting brings out the natural sweetness and flavor of fresh cauliflower. Balsamic vinegar adds an additional touch of sweetness.Explore Recipe »

  • Ingredients like bananas, spinach, walnuts, and apples add a great boost of flavour to this smoothie to ensure that you get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals in one glass. Try different variations of fruits and vegetables to create different flavours.Explore Recipe »

  • Remember: Smoothies are not beverages, they're meal replacements, so keep their nutrition facts in mind when considering your overall diet plan. This alcohol-free version brings the flavors of the tropics together. Choose a very ripe banana to sweeten this smoothie up even more.Explore Recipe »

  • Banana Shake is a quick, simple and easy recipe that can be a perfect summer treat. It is also loaded with nutrients such as potassium and calcium and is enriched with the goodness of honey. It is quite filling and can be served to satisfy your mid day hunger pangs.Explore Recipe »

  • It's a little sweet, a little sour, and big on flavor. Packed with antioxidants, pomegranate juice is blended with fresh basil in this frozen treat, perfect for beating the heat of summer.Explore Recipe »

  • Leaving the golden beets raw keeps this slaw crunchy and makes a beautiful and healthy side dish. Explore Recipe »

  • Once a staple of Tuscan cuisine, farro fell out of favor when other wheat varieties were found to be easier to grow and harvest. Fortunately, it's making a comeback and can be found in many specialty or ethnic markets around the country.Explore Recipe »

  • Besan ka cheela is a simple Indian pancake recipe made of gram flour which is usually eaten as a snack. The cheela should be cooked on medium-high heat to give its characteristic crispiness. It tastes best when served hot with tomato or mint and coriander chutney.Explore Recipe »

  • Lower in fat and higher in protein than beef, bison is great if you're watching your diet. As with any ground meat, don't want to overwork the meat or it will get tough and dense.Explore Recipe »

  • Bitter gourd is often overlooked in the kitchen, because of its bitter and unappealing flavor. But diabetics, anemic people and those suffering from arthritis or any skin disease can benefit immensely from eating bitter gourd. Here is a recipe that transforms the bitter gourd in to better gourd. Enjoy!Explore Recipe »

  • Black chana chat is a healthy and sumptuous chat recipe that is usually eaten at breakfast or as a side dish. It is rich in iron and protein and has very low fat content as no oil is being used in its preparation. It is especially good for people who are on a weight loss diet. You can eat the chat either hot or cold as it tastes good both ways.Explore Recipe »

  • If you can't find frozen black-eyed peas, pick up the canned variety. Just make sure to rinse them at least twice to reduce the sodium added to preserve them.Explore Recipe »

  • Buttermilk is the liquid left behind after cream was churned into butter. Since almost all the fat is in the butter, buttermilk is naturally low in fat yet it still has a thick creamy texture. Today, commercially-made buttermilk comes in various fat amounts so be sure to look for the lowest.Explore Recipe »

  • Remember: Smoothies are not beverages, they're meal replacements, so keep their nutrition facts in mind when considering your overall diet plan. By starting with frozen blueberries, you'll get a thicker smoothie. If you're using fresh blueberries, place them on a baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes before blending.Explore Recipe »

  • Remember: Smoothies are not beverages, they're meal replacements, so keep their nutrition facts in mind when considering your overall diet plan. Tofu adds extra protein to this refreshing summertime treat, perfect for breakfast on the go.Explore Recipe »

  • This classic and delicious vodka cocktail can be made with orange juice, grapefruit, or even blood oranges. A refreshing drink, and perfect for summertime.Explore Recipe »

  • When apples are in season and you can find fresh apple cider fairly easily, try substituting sparkling apple juice with fresh apple cider and a splash of sparkling water.Explore Recipe »

  • Try serving apple confit over vanilla frozen yogurt or topped with low-fat Greek yogurt. It's equally delicious served over oatmeal for a new twist on breakfast.Explore Recipe »

  • If you've never tried fruit and pork together, you're in for a pleasant surprise. Peaches and pork are delicious by themselves, but when combined, they create a simple yet outstanding dish that's easy to prepare.Explore Recipe »

  • Like apples and potatoes, artichokes will oxidize (discolor) if left out in the open. Be sure to submerge them as soon as you're done trimming.Explore Recipe »

  • Try this flavorful, protein-packed dish.Explore Recipe »

  • To make the most of this dish, serve it slightly warm--not hot--and all the delicious flavors will really shine.Explore Recipe »

  • Sea bass has a wonderful flavour that, in this dish, is accentuated by a small amount of lemon zest and a mild vegetable broth. If sea bass isn't available, try substituting sea bream, haddock or grouper.Explore Recipe »

  • Both Brazil nuts and tilapia are good sources of selenium, a mineral shown to help ward off arthritis symptoms. What’s great about this recipe is that it’s quick enough for a weeknight dinner with the family, but can also be served to company as a fancier dish.Explore Recipe »

  • Traditionally, idli is made from a fermented rice and dal batter but we're making them from semolina. These quick fix versions hardly need time to put together and can be fortified with any vegetables of your choice. Serve hot with peanut and coconut chutney or just with your regular ketchup.Explore Recipe »

  • These breakfast muffins contain no oil and no sugar, making them virtually fat free. Don't just reserve them for breakfast but snack on them whenever hunger pangs strike. The addition of walnuts and raisins ensure you receive a healthy dose of essential omega 3-fatty acids while the fruits help in adding fiber.Explore Recipe »

  • Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish like halibut help keep blood pressure low and cut down your risk for developing blood clots. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends at least two servings of fish a week.

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  • Simple, flavourful, and a great way to use up those broccoli stalks that no one will eat. Throw in a couple of carrots if you don't have enough broccoli or cauliflower--they'll add nutritional content and a splash of colour.Explore Recipe »

  • This simple dish makes a stunning dessert or a great addition to brunch. Pink- and red-fleshed grapefruits are a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant that has been studied for its possible cancer-protective properties, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Grapefruit is also an excellent source of Vitamin C.Explore Recipe »

  • Broiling is a great alternative to grilling, since it cooks food quickly while producing a flavorful, golden brown exterior. The next time your barbecue plans are rained out - or any time you feel like a succulent, low-fat meal - we challenge you to give broiling a try. Explore Recipe »

  • Eating more brown rice is one way to increase the amount of whole grains in your diet—and with this recipe it also tastes great. Perfect alongside roasted meats and poultry, or try it mixed with your favorite vegetables for a main dish.Explore Recipe »

  • Browning the butter before tossing with the cooked Brussels sprouts gives this side dish a nutty flavor. When browning the butter be sure to watch it carefully since it goes from brown to burnt in no time flat. Explore Recipe »

  • Gnocchi are Italian potato dumplings you can find either frozen or in the pasta aisle. They can be served immediately after boiling or quickly saut?ed for a wonderful golden brown and crunchy exterior.Explore Recipe »

  • Try this wheat-free granola topped with almond milk or soy yogurt for an energizing breakfast.Explore Recipe »

  • This smooth and silky autumnal soup is perfect with a chunk of buttered, crusty bread and a mug of hot tea. Experiment with different beans to create an array of textures, colours and flavours.Explore Recipe »

  • Rich, tart buttermilk gives biscuits a wonderful flavor, but this recipe is lighter, low-fat version. Serve these biscuits any time of day: with eggs and sausage in the morning or in place of rolls at the dinner table.Explore Recipe »

  • This golden, bell-shaped squash is one of the iconic vegetables of autumn. Simmered gently until tender, this soup purees to a velvety smooth texture.Explore Recipe »

  • This soup is rich with the flavors of autumn. It's simple enough to prepare for a quick evening at home but is also rich and delicious enough for special occasions.Explore Recipe »

  • Packed full of flavour, this summer salad is a great on its own as a snack or an accompaniment to a fish dinner. Experiment with ingredients to add different flavours, colours, and textures.Explore Recipe »

  • Bring a touch of New Orleans Cajun cooking to your next meal. If you want to spice things up even more, try adding a dash of Louisiana hot sauce.Explore Recipe »

  • Tilapia is a wildly available fish, due to large-scale farming around the world. It's great to use in s variety of dishes, as its neutral flavor lends itself well to many different types of cuisines.Explore Recipe »

  • Inspired by the flavors of the Caribbean, dark rum, zesty lime juice, and exotic fruits combine to create a virtually fat free dessert. It's great by itself or try it over frozen yogurt.Explore Recipe »

  • Sweet and calming, this drink is the perfect way to end your evening. Guaranteed to be a knock out with the kids!Explore Recipe »

  • Candied walnuts are a popular treat at Christmas time, and variation is equally festive and delicious. It can also be made with pecans, cashews, or hazelnuts.Explore Recipe »

  • Sweeten up your favorite movie snack! Air-popped corn is a healthy alternative to its oily counterpart. Adding some home-made caramel will satisfy that sweet tooth.Explore Recipe »

  • Reminiscent of Bananas Foster, this version is great for when you need a dessert in a hurry. But don't just think of it as dessert; try it on hot golden pancakes for a memorable morning!Explore Recipe »

  • Pan-frying cauliflower brings out the natural sugars and caramelizes them, giving this side dish a sweet, nutty flavor.Explore Recipe »

  • Roasting cauliflower brings out its richness and sweetness, so don't be tempted to remove it from the oven until it's a dark golden brown.Explore Recipe »

  • Caramelizing the onions takes some time, so plan accordingly. They can be browned and refrigerated up to two days ahead of when you're going to make the soup. Caramelized onions freeze beautifully, so why not double the onions and freeze half for another day?Explore Recipe »

  • By rinsing and draining the black beans before cooking, you remove a large amount of sodium. For an extra pop of flavour, sprinkle a little vinegar and a few raw white onions on top of the finished beans.Explore Recipe »

  • What's great about this salad is you can easily substitute whatever fresh fruits or vegetables are in season. Try adding some diced mangoes or papaya in place of the cucumber.Explore Recipe »

  • These muffins are loaded with fresh carrots and are perfect for breakfast or as an on-the-go snack. If you prefer dried cherries or cranberries over raisins, those make fine substitutions.Explore Recipe »

  • This Scottish traditional side dish is updated with fresh herbs and a splash of lemon. Perfect for kids due to their sweetness and vibrant colours.Explore Recipe »

  • Looking for a quick and easy way to dress up fresh fruits? Zabaglione, also known as Sabayon, takes just minutes to make, tastes great and is much lower in fat than traditional whipped cream.Explore Recipe »

  • A traditional North Indian dish, Pindi Chana is a spicy chickpea recipe which is usually eaten as a side dish with puri, roti, rice, and bhature. Its mouthwatering, alluring aroma originates from the blend of aromatic spices used. It will be a sure shot hit with your guests.Explore Recipe »

  • The perfect popping size, button mushrooms make great appetizers. With this recipe, these little morsels pack some big flavor-and nutrients like vitamin B.Explore Recipe »

  • For a twist on traditional oatmeal porridge, why not try adding a super-grain: quinoa. Add dried (or fresh) tart cherries. They contain anthocyanin, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps cut inflammation. Explore Recipe »

  • Make a Mexican-inspired dinner tonight that everyone in the family is sure to enjoy! By rinsing and draining the beans twice, you remove a large portion of the sodium found in all types of canned beans.Explore Recipe »

  • If you prefer a thicker chili, you can add an additional can of navy beans that you've pureed in a blender with a little chicken stock. Simply stir it in with the can of whole beans.Explore Recipe »

  • Chicken is healthy for you, especially when eaten without the skin. Even patients who are restricted from eating other meats like beef and lamb can safely consume lean chicken meat. Coconut milk adds a creaminess to this slightly spicy dish.Explore Recipe »

  • Marsala is a fortified wine from Sicily. It has a rich, slightly sweet flavour that is traditionally used in this chicken dish. The big difference with this recipe is the sauce isn't made with butter or cream, but relies on simmering to thicken the sauce.Explore Recipe »

  • Traditional Posole contains pork butt or shoulder, adding a lot of fat and calories and requiring many hours to make. By purchasing a rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket, this dish becomes very easy to prepare and you looe a lot of the fat but retain the flavor.Explore Recipe »

  • Is it possible to improve on a classic dish? Of course! You get all the same great flavor with a fraction of the fat and calories by substituting chicken for beef and using reduced fat products when possible. Serve over brown rice or whole grain pasta.Explore Recipe »

  • This tasty dish is quick to make and relatively easy to put together. It's a great, healthy option for coated chicken lovers.Explore Recipe »

  • This seemingly normal chicken stew warms your cockles whilst bringing a fresh zing and holiday atmosphere with zesty orange.Explore Recipe »

  • Vegetarian dishes can be just as delicious as those with meat, and in this case, you might find they can be even more flavorful.Explore Recipe »

  • A decadent dessert that's still packed with nutrients, the chili is a welcome surprise in the chocolate, which contrasts well with the sweet, juicy cherries.Explore Recipe »

  • A spicy twist for boring chips! Serve hot with a garden salad or put them into a bun with a dash of butter, a sprinkling of cheese and some red onions and you have yourself a mouth-watering chip butty.Explore Recipe »

  • A tasty starter packed full of vitamin goodness with a spicy twist.Explore Recipe »

  • Chinese-style paneer stir fry tastes amazing AND it can be served in so many different ways...it makes a great starter, or main with rice or noodles. If you're really daring try it as a filling in a Mexican wrap with mint sauce and lettuce!Explore Recipe »

  • Peanut brittle is classically a sweet treat, but this version definitely has a kick to it. Dried smoked jalapeno peppers are added right at the end. You can store in an airtight container up to two weeks.Explore Recipe »

  • If you love that home-cooked taste but don't have the time, a slow cooker is just what you need. Simply add all the ingredients before going to work and it will be ready when you get home!Explore Recipe »

  • Remember eating frozen bananas when you were a kid? Try this simple, small bite version. Perfect for entertaining, these nibbles can be prepared well in advance.Explore Recipe »

  • Angel food cakes are often the go-to desserts for people looking for extremely low-fat desserts. However, while they lack a lot of fat, they also tend to lack a lot of flavor -- until now. Unsweetened cocoa and malted milk powder pack such a tremendous amount of flavor you'll never miss any of the fat.Explore Recipe »

  • What better way to celebrate the holidays than with this mocha peppermint combination? This is a festive dessert that will both please guests and keep your diet on track.Explore Recipe »

  • When you cut the fat you can sometimes increase the flavor. In this dessert, you'll drop all the fat from the "cookie dough," so the intense flavors of dark chocolate, pistachios, and cranberries take center stage.Explore Recipe »

  • This recipe is a version of the typical Christmas Eve Salad served in Mexico.Explore Recipe »

  • Give a modern touch to your Christmas cookies this year with this tasty recipe. You may start a new tradition!Explore Recipe »

  • This brine works very quickly on skinless chicken breasts so you don't want to let it sit in the liquid too long or your chicken will end up being too salty and a little rubbery.Explore Recipe »

  • Sorbet is a great way to enjoy a frozen treat without the fat of ice cream. If peaches aren't in season, substitute an equal amount of frozen peaches.Explore Recipe »

  • The key to serving delicious, tender scallops is to never overcook them--otherwise they tighten up and get chewy. Served on a bed of garlic-scented Israel couscous, this dish is sure to please any crowd.Explore Recipe »

  • When you're looking to "splurge," try these decadent snacks. Lightly sweet with a rich, dark cocoa coating, these almonds will be welcome in any lunchbox, after school snack, or as a healthy dessert.Explore Recipe »

  • Serve this colourful salad as a side dish with tacos – or alongside baked corn chips as a delicious dip!Explore Recipe »

  • When you are tired of making conventional salads and want to try something new, then corn salad can come to your rescue. It is a very easy to make salad recipe and is liked by both children and adults alike. It is usually served as a salad side dish but can be eaten as a tea time snack too.Explore Recipe »

  • Try this twist on traditional cranberry sauce at your next Thanksgiving gathering. The leftovers are a wonderful side dish with grilled pork tenderloin or chicken.Explore Recipe »

  • Fresh cranberries give these muffins a perfect balance of tartness and sweetness, and the light green pistachios complete a beautifully festive color scheme. Serve with a glass of coffee or tea as a comforting breakfast for guests visiting over the holidays.Explore Recipe »

  • These poached pears are great by themselves, or you can try serving them with lemon or vanilla sorbet. If there is any left over, dice them up and stir them into yogurt with some granola for breakfast.Explore Recipe »

  • This dish is fast and easy and perfect for those winter evenings when you want to get dinner on the table quickly. It’s also special enough to serve when you’re having company over for the holidays.Explore Recipe »

  • Cream of broccoli soup is a fast and easy option for a full-flavored meal any time of year.Explore Recipe »

  • The small amount of curry used in this recipe doesn't actually make the soup taste like curry; it simply brings out the earthy flavor of the cauliflower. However, if you want a curry flavor, double the amount. If you prefer a thinner soup, add more stock or milk. For a thicker consistency, simmer for a longer period of time.Explore Recipe »

  • Adding citrus to a salad is an easy way to pack in some vitamin C. Pick up a rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket and the meal is almost prepared!Explore Recipe »

  • Although this pasta dish is amazing with a store-bought rotisserie chicken, just eliminate the chicken and double the broccoli to make it vegetarian.Explore Recipe »

  • Just because you're watching your fat and calories doesn't mean you have to stop enjoying cream sauces. Fat-free half-and-half is a great way to get all the flavor without any of the guilt.Explore Recipe »

  • Most creamy pasta sauces are made with butter, cream and cheese, packing the sauce with fat and calories. This version uses fat-free sour cream as a base and features lean turkey tenderloin. The result? A delicious entree at 325 calories per serving.Explore Recipe »

  • Searching for a healthy snack? Try making a batch of these easy-to-prepare, Asian-inspired crisps. They're great by themselves and can be made a day ahead of time.Explore Recipe »

  • Crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle with the welcome freshness of thyme, this side dish is an exciting alternative to honey-roasted parsnips. Serve these with your next Sunday roast.Explore Recipe »

  • The breadcrumbs add and unexpected and delicate crunch to the usual asparagus. Great with Christmas dinner on the side of poultry or fish.Explore Recipe »

  • This quick recipe is a great hit during Indian summers due to its cooling properties. It's packed with nutrients and is great for glowing skin. As low fat yogurt is used, this dish is a dieter's delight.Explore Recipe »

  • If you can find fresh cucumbers at your local farmer's market you'll want to use them, as they won't have a waxy coating. These you can use unpeeled in your salad, but if the cucumbers do have this coating, it's best to peel them.Explore Recipe »

  • Have one as a snack or take them to work for a tasty and filling lunch. The crisp, tangy apples are the perfect pairing to the spicy curry powder. Complete the meal with cool raita or coriander chutney.Explore Recipe »

  • Black eyed peas add flavour, fiber, and potassium to this savoury curry.Explore Recipe »

  • This stew will keep you warm on cool autumn evenings and winter nights. It combines classic chicken stew ingredients with soy sauce and curry powder for a rich and savory flavor. Serve it over brown rice with a hearty pile of steamed or sautéed broccoli, kale, or bok choy on the side. Leftovers store well for a couple of days in the refrigerator or several months in the freezer.Explore Recipe »

  • This heart-healthy treat provides a great way to season fruits and nuts without added salt. It’s the perfect snack for a celebration or as a substitute for trail mix. Enjoy it with friends or store it in airtight containers for a grab-and-go snack.Explore Recipe »

  • The spiciness of the curry powder perfectly complements the sweetness of the parsnip in this warming, winter soup. Serve with cheese on toast for extra decadence.Explore Recipe »

  • Dal Dhokli or Dal Dhokri is a popular Gujarati dal that has a sweet and sour flavor. The addition of dhoklis makes it a complete meal but many people serve it with rice, along with lime wedges and sliced onions on the side. The dish does have quite a few elements to it but it is worth the effort. Adjust the amount of water to what you are comfortable with. Some people prefer a watery broth type dal while others like a soupy texture to it.Explore Recipe »

  • A very popular North Indian recipe, dal palak is an important source of protein and fiber. It is also easy and simple to prepare. It is eaten as a main dish and teamed up with chapattis or rice. The use of asafetida and powdered spices gives it a characteristic aroma and flavor. It tastes best when served steaming hot.Explore Recipe »

  • Pudding cakes are one of those desserts everyone should have as a standby in case company drops in. It's easy to stir together and is always a hit.Explore Recipe »

  • This soup is simple to make and delivers a healthy serving of anti-oxidant vegetables. You can make it ahead of time and store in the refrigerator to enjoy as you like.Explore Recipe »

  • Dhokla is a delicious Gujarati snack recipe which is very light and low in calories. As it is prepared from chickpea flour, its nutrition content is quite high. It can be eaten for breakfast, as an evening snack, or an appetizer. It's usually eaten with tamarind and mint chutneys.Explore Recipe »

  • This simple-to-prepare soup really shines when asparagus is at its peak growing season. If you're making it during the winter, try substituting half the asparagus with broccoli for a more robust flavor.Explore Recipe »

  • Not only does recent research suggest that eating strawberries and blueberries regularly might be good for your heart—these wholesome berries are delicious, too! Although berries are tasty when eaten raw, they’re also delectable in desserts like this one.Explore Recipe »

  • Serving different chutneys with Idlis and Dosa is often a culinary challenge. Take on the challenge by serving this funky dry fish chutney. Dry fish chutney is quite easy to prepare and receives a warm welcome each time it is served.Explore Recipe »

  • Pack some protein into your chip dip! Black beans are an excellent source of protein, iron, and dietary fiber that help lower your risk of heart disease, as well as some types of cancer and type 2 diabetes. Not to mention, they're delicious.Explore Recipe »

  • This vegan spread is great to serve with baked wonton chips at a party, and also makes a delicious wrap filling.Explore Recipe »

  • Easy to make, easy to bake, a great recipe for the kids to join in and enjoy warm soft chocolate chip cookies!Explore Recipe »

  • These chocolate brownies are bursting with orange flavor and a ginger kick. A scoop of vanilla ice-cream will complete the dish perfectly.Explore Recipe »

  • This is an everyday dish, bringing the goodness of both eggplant and okra together. This dish is spiced with crushed chili flakes, coriander powder and garam masala. Both eggplant and okra are fried in a bit of oil until crispy making it an excellent side dish to rice or rotis.Explore Recipe »

  • Need something to serve for the designated drivers? This sparkling, fruit punch is the perfect non-alcoholic drink for those hot summer evenings with just the right amount of kick.Explore Recipe »

  • Tomatoes are a great source of lycopene, an antioxidant that some studies suggest may have heart-health benefits. Get the benefits by cooking up a tasty, heart-healthy meal. Explore Recipe »

  • This refreshing side salad is the perfect accompaniment for grilled fish, roasted meats, and savoury autumn meals. It’s also a great way to introduce fennel root to your diet. The root brings a crisp bite and delicate sweetness to the dish. And its licorice notes, which some people dislike, are very subtle when served raw. Explore Recipe »

  • These biscotti make a lovely snack for those who don't prefer very sweet desserts. The combination of fig and basil is lightly sweet and earthy, and the honey lends a floral note.Explore Recipe »

  • Fresh figs are available for a very brief time so when they are in season it's almost your duty to eat as many as you can. This is one of the tastiest and easiest ways. Perfect for an appetizer or serve them alongside a healthy salad.Explore Recipe »

  • Crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle, these light yet filling cakes go wonderfully with a crunchy summer salad and a scoop of créme fraiche. Prepare them ahead of time and keep frozen till needed.Explore Recipe »

  • Crispy fish fingers are a fun and healthy hand-held meal for the kids. The avocado dip makes a fresh and zingy alternative to ketchup and is perfect with any fish dish.Explore Recipe »

  • Small grain rice, like Arborio, is often used to make a rich and creamy dish called risotto. By using it in this soup, you'll give the soup a velvety smooth texture.Explore Recipe »

  • If your tomatoes are really ripe, as end of the season tomatoes usually are, you can reduce the amount sugar or eliminate it altogether.Explore Recipe »

  • This is just like the fried ice cream you get at your favorite Mexican restaurant, just without all the fat and calories. Explore Recipe »

  • This recipe is a festive classic served around the world. Make it for dessert, an afternoon snack, or even breakfast! Serve with ice cream, roasted fruit, or by itself.Explore Recipe »

  • Remember: Smoothies are not beverages, they're meal replacements, so keep their nutrition facts in mind when considering your overall diet plan. Smoothies are a great way to add fresh fruit to any diet. Try substituting any frozen fruit or a combination of your favorites.Explore Recipe »

  • If you like strawberry daiquiris then this dessert is the perfect treat for you. Explore Recipe »

  • Broccolini, also known as baby broccoli, is a little sweeter than regular broccoli and is high in vitamins A and C.Explore Recipe »

  • This dish is a great appetizer for any party because it can be made hours ahead of time and served either hot or room temperature. Leftovers can be tossed with pasta or used as a filling for omelets.Explore Recipe »

  • You'll flavor beef tenderloin with garlic slices and then let it sit overnight, resulting in smooth flavor instead of sharp, intense garlic. If you're firing up the grill for your entree, look for side dishes that you can grill too -- you'll save even more prep and clean-up time.Explore Recipe »

  • Not only does the dried and crystallized ginger taste great in these quick-and-easy muffins, but they’re also an excellent anti-inflammatory, helping to ease arthritis pain.Explore Recipe »

  • This easy to make salad features fresh ingredients. Simply mix them together, cover, chill, and enjoy.Explore Recipe »

  • Spice--and sweeten!--up your chicken dinner tonight with this finger-lickin' recipe. Nab some apricot preserves from your local farmer's market for an authentically homemade meal.Explore Recipe »

  • This is a twist on the classic gingerbread recipe. It's great to make with children, or use it to make a range of decorations, and gifts for the festive season.Explore Recipe »

  • Omega-3 fatty acid is a key ingredient in helping to reduce the inflammation of arthritis and other joint problems, but getting enough of it every day can be challenging. This oatmeal tastes great and gets you half your daily requirements of Omega-3s—and no, we didn’t add any salmon to it.Explore Recipe »

  • This quintessential autumn recipe works well with other types of hard squashes, too, such as delicata or hubbard.Explore Recipe »

  • Glazing carrots is a lot simpler than most people realize. The only trick is to make sure the carrots aren't over-cooked and mushy or they'll fall apart when glazing.Explore Recipe »

  • Glazes are a great way to add flavor to any grilled meat. The trick is not to add them as you put the meat on the grill. Glazes tend to be very sugary and it will burn long before the meat is done. So just brush the glaze on a minute or two before removing the meat from the grill.Explore Recipe »

  • Many people think crepes are difficult to make and only for special occasions. To the contrary, they’re easy to prepare and a great way to make any meal special. Try filling these crepes with sliced strawberries or bananas. Alternately, you can make them for dinner and fill them with a stew or leftover chicken.Explore Recipe »

  • Nuts contain many heart health-boosting nutrients. Unsaturated fats, plant sterols, and fiber lower LDL (“bad” cholesterol) levels. Omega-3 fatty acids help regulate heart rhythms; vitamin E may prevent plaque from developing; and L-arginine helps ward off blood clots by making artery walls more flexible.

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    * Allergy Warning: This recipe contains nuts.

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  • Great for using up leftovers. Add a combination of whatever veggies you have left over to bump up the goodness.Explore Recipe »

  • Remember: Smoothies are not beverages, they're meal replacements, so keep their nutrition facts in mind when considering your overall diet plan. If you're looking for a breakfast on the go, this quick smoothie does the trick.Explore Recipe »

  • When shopping for lamb chops, be sure to look for loin chops, which look like little T-bone steaks. Buy American lamb chops when possible, as they tend to be bigger than their Australian or New Zealand counterparts.Explore Recipe »

  • This side makes a great bring-along to a Turkey Day feast or for a cool autumn dinner at home. After the beans are cooked in the water and drained, they can be placed in an airtight container and refrigerated up to 24 hours.Explore Recipe »

  • Light and refreshing, this salad packs a wallop of flavor that hits all the classic Southeast Asian notes: sweet, sour, salty, and spicy. If you're not familiar with fish sauce, don't worry. Although the smell is quite pronounced, the flavor is much more subtle, adding a savoriness that the Japanese refer to as "umami."Explore Recipe »

  • Fresh pea soup is rich and satisfying--so why limit it to just the summertime, when peas are in season? This recipe works equally well with fresh or frozen peas.Explore Recipe »

  • Adding more beans to your diet ensures that you'll get better protein and more fiber. Due to their versatility, canned beans are a must-have for every healthy pantry. Here they are seasoned and served with a summer favorite...fresh artichokes.Explore Recipe »

  • Marinades are meant to enhance the flavor of meats and vegetables, not cover them up. Even though you may be tempted, don't marinate the pork longer than 6 hours or you'll overpower the wonderful flavor of the pork.Explore Recipe »

  • Pineapple is a great dessert on its own, but grilling turns it into a special summertime treat. Serve it with fat-free frozen yogurt for extra goodness.Explore Recipe »

  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich is an all time favorite. It is very simple and easy to prepare and can be eaten either in breakfast or as a snack. It is a wholesome meal, therefore, can be easily packed for lunch too. The aroma of the melting cheese is irresistible. It tastes best when served hot.Explore Recipe »

  • When you first make this it may seem a little dry, but don't be tempted to add more dressing. If your tomatoes are really ripe they'll start to release moisture into the salad over time; just keep tossing every 20 minutes.Explore Recipe »

  • Chipotles are simply smoked jalapeno peppers. You can usually find them canned in adobo sauce in the ethnic section of your supermarket. They can be quite spicy so you may want to start out with half a pepper and add more to taste.Explore Recipe »

  • Get a fantastic and delicious mix of spice and fresh vegetables with this dish featuring chipotle and adobo sauce.Explore Recipe »

  • Crab cakes are traditionally fried in a lot of oil or butter, which ramps up the fat and calories in this otherwise low-fat dish. Here, the cakes are chilled to firm them up for the grill.Explore Recipe »

  • Fennel is frequently used in salad and other dishes, but is rarely the star. In this recipe, it takes center stage with a spicy Romesco-like sauce.Explore Recipe »

  • This delicious recipe is easy to prepare, and should not be missed. Not to mention, oily fish help minimize joint pain as well as lower the risk of heart disease and some cancer.Explore Recipe »

  • Lightly pound the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap to flatten them. This will help the chicken cook evenly and make sure the marinade seasons the entire breast.Explore Recipe »

  • Pre-mixed seasoning blends are a great way to add an instant pop of flavor to almost any dish. However, most contain an excessive amount of sodium. Be on the lookout for salt-free varieties.Explore Recipe »

  • Vegetarian sandwiches usually contain fillings of potato, cucumber or tomato. However, this recipe uses mushrooms to create a different yet delicious sandwich. The mozzarella cheese gives it a delectable flavor. You can also use oregano herb to add that extra zing. Eat it at breakfast or enjoy as an evening snack.Explore Recipe »

  • This salad makes a great accompaniment to steak, kabobs, or burgers.Explore Recipe »

  • You may have to ask your butcher to cut a steak from a large ham if you don't see any in the meat case. If you're not a fan of marmalade, try substituting raspberry or blackberry jam.Explore Recipe »

  • It's best to make this dish at least a couple hours ahead of time and serve it at room temperature. At first, the dressing may not seem like enough, but don't be tempted to add more. If your tomatoes are really ripe, they'll release moisture into the salad over time. Just keep tossing every 20 to 30 minutes.Explore Recipe »

  • Fortunately ready-made polenta is now widely available in most Supermarkets. If you aren't able to find it, or prefer to make it from scratch, place 1 cup of cornmeal in a saucepan and stir in 4 cups of cold water. Whisk vigorously for 1-2 minutes to prevent the mixture from becoming lumpy. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer and cook until thick, about 30 minutes. Spread evenly into a lightly greased baking pan and chill until firm.Explore Recipe »

  • The more robust your beer, the more robust the marinade--and ultimately the pork chops--will be. For a milder flavor, try an amber ale or lager.Explore Recipe »

  • Potato sandwiches are every vegetarian's favorite and is a very popular Indian sandwich recipe. Addition of mozzarella cheese gives a unique flavor to this recipe. This sandwich is great for breakfast, kid's lunchboxes and evening snacks. They taste great and are very easy to prepare.Explore Recipe »

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    Basting strawberries with honey-bourbon syrup kicks this summertime classic up a notch or two without adding a lot of sugar. Explore Recipe »

  • This mouth watering white fish dish features a full-flavored and well-balanced rustic rosemary sauce.Explore Recipe »

  • Rich in omega-3s, tuna is a great addition to any diet. Give this grilled tuna a boost of flavor with a brief rest in an orange marinade--no longer than 30 minutes, or you'll overpower the tuna's delicate flavor.Explore Recipe »

  • In most parts of the country butter beans and lima beans are one and the same. However, you may have some difficulty finding the dried variety labeled as butter beans. If you can't find either, almost any variety of dried white beans will work nicely.Explore Recipe »

  • Kababs are not only for non-vegetarians. There are several kabab recipes that can be enjoyed by vegetarians alike. Hare dal ke kabab is one of them. They are highly nutritious due to their high protein content. They can be eaten either at breakfast or as evening snacks. They taste best with mint-coriander chutney.Explore Recipe »

  • The only tricky thing about meringues is when you make them. Don't bake them when it's especially humid outside, or your meringue cookies may not get as crisp as you'd like.Explore Recipe »

  • Most quiches may look light, but they're typically loaded with fat and calories. By eliminating the crust and substituting a few lower-fat ingredients, this French classic can be enjoyed anytime without the guilt.Explore Recipe »

  • Add fresh or preserved green chilies to customize this dish to your desired taste and 'heat' preference.Explore Recipe »

  • Thick with hearty root vegetables, this chunky soup is great for a quick meal on a cool evening.Explore Recipe »

  • This lightly dressed coleslaw provides a healthy alternative to mayonnaise- and dairy-laden options.Explore Recipe »

  • Experimenting with ethnic ingredients is a great way to spice up healthy cooking. Hoisin sauce is used in Asian cooking and has an intense salty, sweet and spicy flavor. You can find it in the Asian section of most supermarkets.Explore Recipe »

  • Delicious homemade falafel inside warm pitta bread with lettuce and mint sauce, easy to make, fun to eat!Explore Recipe »

  • A standard of American cuisine, meatloaf gets a bad rap because of its high fat content. By replacing some of the high-fat ground beef with low-fat turkey, you eliminate much of the fat without sacrificing the flavor.Explore Recipe »

  • Coleslaw mix can be used for more than just coleslaw. Leave off the heavy, fat-laden mayonnaise dressing and swap it for something lighter. Don’t skimp on the cashews either; they give the salad a little boost of protein and a healthy crunch!Explore Recipe »

  • Scallops are easy to overcook. They cook very quickly and become tough in a matter of seconds. If scallops are too expensive or unavailable, you can substitute an equal amount of large peeled and deveined shrimp.Explore Recipe »

  • Buttery yet light, these cucumbers will soon become your favourite winter snack. Finely paired with a fresh salmon steak or tossed with some noodles.Explore Recipe »

  • When using store-bought curry pastes always start with a smaller amount than called for to determine just how spicy it is. In this recipe, sweet mango chutney is stirred in at the end helping to tame some of the heat as well.Explore Recipe »

  • Packed full of energy, porridge will keep you going all day--and this recipe will have you thinking about porridge all day. Experiment with different fruits and jams to create your own exotic breakfast.Explore Recipe »

  • Everyone loves chocolate but when the chocolate cravings strike, they come with the added baggage of hundreds of calories. These individual chocolate cakes are easy to mix and make. The best part is that they also help in portion control.Explore Recipe »

  • This quick and easy risotto recipe has the decadence of a normal risotto, but is made in less than half the time. The tangy feta cheese cuts right through the earthy beetroot, delivering a complex risotto.Explore Recipe »

  • Try this fun soup with an Italian twist. It's great as a side dish or main meal no matter where you are. Explore Recipe »

  • Veal chops cook quickly, making them great for entertaining. If you can't find 1/2-inch-thick chops, ask your butcher for 1-inch thick and increase cooking time by about 4 minutes. Explore Recipe »

  • This classic wedding soup is too good to just have during special occasions. Thick with hearty meatballs, escarole, and pasta, all you need is a piece of crusty whole grain bread to make a meal.Explore Recipe »

  • Leave behind deep fried snacks, and eat tastier, healthier treats instead. The next time you crave finger food, reach for a couple of these jalapeno poppersExplore Recipe »

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    Typically made with some of the hottest peppers around, we’ve toned it down, just a little, but feel free to pump up the heat if you have an insulated tongue!Explore Recipe »

  • This is a restaurant quality soup, with a silky texture and sumptuous flavors that's great to serve guests, but easy enough to make for a weeknight family meal.Explore Recipe »

  • For those who are used to kadhai dishes, this is a great addition. It is also perfect for vegetarians as both the cheese and mushrooms in the dish are full of good nutrients. This is a perfect when served with either rice or naan.Explore Recipe »

  • This simple, filling rice bowl is easy to adapt to whatever you have on hand. For example, if you don’t have kale, substitute broccoli, bok choy, spinach, or other leafy greens. If you don’t have tofu, substitute grilled chicken, steamed shrimp, or canned chickpeas. The kale is rich in beta-carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and calcium, while the avocado provides a nutritious dose of heart-healthy fat.Explore Recipe »

  • Keema can be prepared from any type of meat according to your preference. This particular recipe uses minced mutton cooked with peas. It is a very popular Indian non vegetarian dish which is usually served as part of a main course menu. It is eaten with rotis, parathas and naan.Explore Recipe »

  • Bourbon, the pride of Kentucky, isn't just for cocktails. It adds a big jolt of flavor wherever it's added. Incorporated into this sauce, bourbon adds a richness and depth of flavor not typically found in a stir-fry. Serve over steamed brown rice.Explore Recipe »

  • Kippers, or smoked herring, is an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acid and makes a great alternative to tuna. The smokiness adds a special flavor to this salad, which can be served on top of mixed greens or spread onto whole grain bread.Explore Recipe »

  • Kiwis are a rich source of Vitamin C while strawberries are famous for their antioxidant rich properties. This parfait contains a crunch of oats and honey sweetened yogurt, which makes it the perfect light dessert after a heavy meal.Explore Recipe »

  • Remember: Smoothies are not beverages, they're meal replacements, so keep their nutrition facts in mind when considering your overall diet plan. If you've never tried the gem of New Zealand, this smoothie is the perfect opportunity to introduce the fruit into your diet. Its mild flavor is perfect for breakfast.Explore Recipe »

  • Grilling foods is a great way to impart a smoky and intense flavor without adding lots of fat. The buttermilk helps season the chicken and keep it moist.Explore Recipe »

  • This lightened-up lemon loaf gains some moisture with the addition of sour cream. Serve it with your favorite preserves for breakfast or enjoy plain as a snack.Explore Recipe »

  • Lemon and cardamom are prevalent flavors in Mediterranean desserts and sweets. Unlike the traditional versions, this recipe has a much lower fat content. The dough can also be frozen for up to 1 month before slicing and baking.Explore Recipe »

  • Buttermilk, especially low-fat buttermilk, is great for baking. It has a slightly tangy flavor, which goes well with the lemon and rhubarb. If you can't find fresh rhubarb, you can use the frozen variety. Just be sure to thaw and drain well before adding to the batter.Explore Recipe »

  • This weeknight-friendly recipe calls for rapini (also called broccoli rabe), a slightly bitter and spicy green with edible stems, leaves, and buds. Before you cook the rapini, wash it well to remove dirt and cut the ends off the stems. If you prefer something milder tasting, use spinach or chard instead.Explore Recipe »

  • You couldn't find an easier way to cook asparagus if you tried. This simple method is perfect for when you already have the oven on and need a quick side dish.Explore Recipe »

  • Risotto isn't difficult to make, but you do need a bit of patience. Two expert tips: don't rush it--enjoy your cooking time; and be sure to stir constantly as you're adding the broth. Follow these instructions and you'll get that creamy texture that's classic to Italian risotto.Explore Recipe »

  • This is a great make-ahead soup. Not only does it taste better the next day, but it freezes beautifully. Simply portion into single servings, freeze, and then pop one in your lunch sack for work. It should be thawed out enough to reheat in the microwave when lunchtime rolls around.Explore Recipe »

  • Shredded carrots add a crunch to this light appetizer, but you can change it up with other vegetables, such as bean sprouts. When entertaining, keep the meat separate and provide a variety of veggies to choose so guests can assemble their own wraps.Explore Recipe »

  • Icebox pies have been a staple of southern cuisine since the invention of the refrigerator. With fat-free condensed milks coming onto the market, you can make this favorite virtually guilt-free.Explore Recipe »

  • Try serving these low-fat meatballs with freshly cooked spaghetti and homemade tomato sauce for a warm, filling dinner.Explore Recipe »

  • This updated version of the 1950s classic lacks much of the fat and calories without sacrificing the taste. Try your favorite flavor of low-fat cream soup or substitute rotisserie-cooked chicken for tuna.Explore Recipe »

  • Fish is very good for heart health and it is recommended by medical professionals to be eaten at least twice a week. Fish is usually fried or prepared as curry. But this recipe is a surprise twist to the ordinary fish fry and combines it with tasty and spicy gravy.Explore Recipe »

  • We often think of rice pudding as a cold weather dessert, but it doesn’t take much to turn it into a refreshing summer treat. Eliminating warm spices, like cinnamon and allspice, and adding mango and lime zest, gives this recipe an almost exotic, tropical flavor. Explore Recipe »

  • Mangoes are available in plenty during the hot summer weather. Mangoes can be eaten in many forms, and mango shake is the most popular recipes of all. It is a perfect refreshing summer drink that can be served at breakfast or with either lunch or dinner. You can skip the honey if you want to lower the calorie content.Explore Recipe »

  • There are two very distinct and passionate camps when it comes to clam chowder--New England, with its creamy base and Manhattan, with its acidic, tomato base. The Manhattan fans can rejoice in this recipe, as there's almost no fat in this version.Explore Recipe »

  • In the mood for apple pie? Cut down on calories by leaving high-fat crust in the dust, and eating the fruity goodness.Explore Recipe »

  • This is a great recipe to keep on hand when you need a quick and healthy dessert but it also makes a nutritious, yet easy breakfast.Explore Recipe »

  • People think cauliflower is a year-round vegetable, but its flavor is at its best in the fall. Explore Recipe »

  • Don't let cooking fish scare you away from making this delicious and easy dish. The trick is to place the fish on a clean, hot grill and not to turn it until it releases itself. If your grill is clean, your fish will let you know when it's ready to be flipped.Explore Recipe »

  • When the tenderloin has come off the fire and is resting, take this time to grill up some lemon and lime halves. Serve on the platter with the sliced pork. The fresh juice will help brighten up the flavor.Explore Recipe »

  • Cauliflower is a great hit when made on its own or combined with other vegetables, such as potatoes. The spices along with the ginger-garlic paste give this recipe a wonderful flavor and aroma and it's an instant hit with both rotis and paranthas. Care should be taken not to overcook the vegetable.Explore Recipe »

  • Okra is a favorite Indian vegetable which can be prepared in a variety of ways. This spicy, crispy version is a huge hit as a main course dish and usually eaten with rotis and parathas.Explore Recipe »

  • A very popular North Indian recipe, Matar Paneer has a special place in the heart of both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. It's served as a part of a main course menu and can be eaten with rotis, puris, paranthas, and rice. The specific flavor and aroma comes from the ginger-garlic paste and the various spices used.Explore Recipe »

  • This vegetarian dish makes a hearty lunch or light dinner. Like tofu, quinoa is a complete protein that provides all essential amino acids. It is also a tasty source of fiber, iron, magnesium, calcium, and vitamins A, B, and E. Remember to rinse the quinoa well before cooking to remove its bitter-tasting coating of saponin, a natural compound that may help protect quinoa against agricultural pests.Explore Recipe »

  • An excellent source of protein, quinoa is a filling and nutritious grain perfect for lunch or a light dinner. Add in any vegetables you have on hand--grain salads like this one are a great way to use up leftovers.Explore Recipe »

  • Like oats, barley contains a soluble fiber called beta-glucan, which helps to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. However, unlike some other grains, the entire barley kernel contains beta-glucan. This means that even when processed, its soluble fiber remains intact.

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  • Crab cakes are always delectable as a main course, but when served as an appetizer, they give any gathering a touch of extravagance.Explore Recipe »

  • Perfect for red meats, particularly lamb. Serve with dinner, in a sandwich or as a dipping sauce.Explore Recipe »

  • Delicious with lamb and a tasty way to get rid of lettuce that's about to turn. Try it on a sandwich or cold as a salad.Explore Recipe »

  • Agua frescas are a great way to cool down when the summer's heat is at it's peak. Any kind of melon you can find will work as long as they're really ripe.Explore Recipe »

  • There are few things more soothing or satisfying than a bowl of miso soup. This recipe can be easily adapted to reflect what’s in season or available in your fridge. For example, you could replace the tofu with pre-cooked chicken or shrimp, the spinach with other greens, and the rice with leftover millet or soba noodles. Explore Recipe »

  • This mixed vegetable curry can be used with Rotis or Rice. It's a great dish to add color to the table and takes less than 15 minutes to cook, making it a great help for working women who have less time on their hands to serve a tasty dinner.Explore Recipe »

  • Rice cooked with colorful vegetables is an instant hit with both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Its mouth-watering aroma originates from the whole spices used in this recipe. This is a recipe that can be cooked quickly when you are short on time. It can be served either as a main dish or as a side dish and tastes best when eaten with raita.Explore Recipe »

  • In Italy, biscotti are often served with coffee, cappuccino or lattés. Instead, try putting the coffee in the biscotti. Add instant coffee crystals to a cocoa-rich dough and cook it twice to achieve that traditional crunch.Explore Recipe »

  • As the weather starts to turn cooler it’s time to break out the cookie sheets. Keep these cookies in an air tight container up to a week.Explore Recipe »

  • Kohlrabi, commonly known as gath gobhi or Kashmiri saag, is seen in Northern India during winter and is an integral traditional Kashmiri cuisine, usually served boiled or combined with meat and fish. Monji Haak is fairly quick to make and provides a very healthy, nourishing meal. It tastes best with rice.Explore Recipe »

  • Popularized in the 1950s, Moo Goo Gai Pan is an Americanized version of a traditional Cantonese dish. The name comes from the Cantonese words for the main ingredients: moo goo (button mushrooms), gai (chicken) and pan (sliced).Explore Recipe »

  • Moong ki Dal is an extremely delicious, low calorie lentil recipe which is very easy and simple to make. It serves well as a hurried lunch or dinner recipe which can be eaten with both rice and rotis. If you are calorie conscious, then a bowl of this dal is a perfect meal for you.Explore Recipe »

  • The warm flavours of exotic Morocco make a great rub for chicken and turkey, especially when grilled. A quick marinade of 30 minutes is all you need for a big burst of fat-free flavour.Explore Recipe »

  • This quick and simple recipe transforms plain apple juice into a winter-warming nightcap for all the family to enjoy.Explore Recipe »

  • These rich and festive cherries go well with a dollop of vanilla ice cream or ricotta cheese. Serve individually on spoons topped with whipped cream for an impressive canapé.Explore Recipe »

  • American pancakes typically contain a lot of butter and are served with a sugar rich syrup and even more butter. This recipe for multigrain pancakes removes the unhealthy part of pancakes so you can enjoy this delicious treat whenever you want.Explore Recipe »

  • While too much red meat isn't good for your heart, healthier options like beef sirloin steak are now becoming widely available and can be included as part of a well-balance diet.Explore Recipe »

  • Frittatas are amongst the most filling and healthy breakfasts that can surely make your Sunday morning special. Combine this with whole grain toast and coffee for a lazy weekend meal. You can add any combination of vegetables to make a frittata more wholesome and nutritious. Leftover roasted vegetables or chicken is a great way of using up leftovers in this meal.Explore Recipe »

  • Taking a spin on the Italian classic of panzanella, this version uses freshly grilled pita breads for a great summer side salad. Explore Recipe »

  • Mutton is classified as red meat and hence is better to be used sparingly, regardless of the present state of your health. Mutton tastes best when cooked to the perfect consistency.Explore Recipe »

  • Tzatziki sauce is a yogurt-based dip used to accompany many traditional Greek meals. Get a taste of the Mediterranean by making your own.Explore Recipe »

  • A staple in New England, cranberries have been incorporated into main dishes ever since the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. They're rich in antioxidants and pair beautifully with beef and other meats.Explore Recipe »

  • Baked bananas are a great pudding staple. This recipe adds Asian flavors that compliment an Indian or Chinese feast. Serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream for a cooling contrast.Explore Recipe »

  • Uttapam is a favorite South Indian recipe, usually made of semolina and rice. This recipe is a healthy twist to the regular uttapam. Oats are healthy for heart and are a dieter's delight. This simple and easy recipe can be enjoyed both at breakfast and at lunch. It tastes best when served with coconut chutney.Explore Recipe »

  • The trick to great meatloaf is to never over-mix it before baking. One of the best ways to do this is to set the mixing spoon aside and use your hands to combine everything.Explore Recipe »

  • Bring home a pub favorite with this recipe! When working with onions with a pungent smell, soak slices in ice water for 10 to 15 minutes before cooking. This will pull out a lot of the overpowering aroma.Explore Recipe »

  • This is a great dish to customize to your own personal spicy preference. Try adding a spicy barbecue sauce or add a couple dashes, or glugs, or your favorite hot sauce. The orange marmalade is going to help tame the heat so have some fun!Explore Recipe »

  • Potassium is a key nutrient that is involved in nearly all of our major bodily processes. To stay healthy and keep your body in top condition, make it a priority to eat high-potassium foods, like sweet potatoes. Explore Recipe »

  • Barbecued shrimp is a staple across the south, especially in Louisiana, where cooking shrimp is considered an art form. Shrimp can overcook quickly and become tough and rubbery, so be sure to check it frequently while it's baking.Explore Recipe »

  • Barbecued tilapia is a quick and easy recipe for any time of the year. If shrimp is more to your liking, substitute 3 pounds of peeled and deveined large or extra-large shrimp for the fish, baking just until shrimp are cooked through.Explore Recipe »

  • For a truly authentic touch, serve it with plenty of malt vinegar for dipping! Explore Recipe »

  • Palak Paneer is a very common and popular Indian recipe. This is a slightly different version of the regularly made Palak Paneer but is equally nutritious and delicious. It is low in calorie and packed with nutrients and fiber. It is served as a part of main course menu and goes well with rotis and rice alike.Explore Recipe »

  • Parathas are all time favorite food of all Indians. This recipe combines the taste of paratha with health benefits of spinach and cottage cheese. Eat them at breakfast or at lunch or pack them in your child's lunch box. They taste best with low fat curd and mango pickle.Explore Recipe »

  • The rich gold colors of this recipe make it a sight to behold—and perfect for a celebration. Better yet, this recipe is easily adjusted to make it vegetarian, giving you plenty of options for your healthy meal. Gather with family and friends, and prepare for a heart-healthy feast.Explore Recipe »

  • Spinach might not give you the bulging muscles of Popeye the Sailor, but it is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals.Explore Recipe »

  • The trick to perfectly cooked salmon is to leave it alone. Once you add it to the pan, don't move it until it's ready to remove and you'll end up with a crispy top and juicy, medium-rare to medium flesh at the bottom.Explore Recipe »

  • Chayote can be found in the ethnic produce section of supermarkets or in Latino marketsExplore Recipe »

  • Paneer bhurji is a delicious paneer recipe that is very easy to make. It is an excellent source of protein especially so if you are a vegetarian. It tastes best hot served with parathas or chapattis. The leftover bhurji forms a sumptuous sandwich filling which you can savor at breakfast or with your evening tea.Explore Recipe »

  • These cookies are sweet, spiced, and soft inside. Add a smear of cream cheese or butter for a cookie that's more like a mini cake--you won't be disappointed.Explore Recipe »

  • This simple soup is a staple of many Italian kitchens. By simmering the chicken wings in broth, you'll get an intense chicken flavor that's a great base for fresh, seasonal produce.Explore Recipe »

  • Remember: Smoothies are not beverages, they're meal replacements, so keep their nutrition facts in mind when considering your overall diet plan. A classic combination, peanut butter and bananas is a childhood favorite of many and is a sure hit when combined in this great-tasting smoothie.Explore Recipe »

  • Clafouti, pronounced clo-fu-te, is a classic French dish traditionally made with black cherries. Almost any kind of fruit will work as long as you have approximately 31/2 to 4 cups.Explore Recipe »

  • Looking for an on-the-go breakfast choice that won't sacrifice nutrition? The versatile smoothie is the place to start. You can experiment with your favorite fresh fruit or whatever frozen varieties you have on hand. This recipe uses frozen mango and peach slices for convenience.Explore Recipe »

  • When selecting pears, be sure to pick ones that are firm but with a little give to them. Too ripe and they’ll become too watery, too firm and they won’t soften during cooking. Explore Recipe »

  • A classic combo: sweet, grainy pears with sharp, creamy cheese. Any nut goes well in this salad, along with goat's cheese if Stilton isn't available.Explore Recipe »

  • Daliya is a great source of fiber and other essential nutrients. Daliya pulao recipe made with peas and tomatoes serves as a tasty breakfast treat. It is a wholesome meal which you can cook for lunch and dinner too. It is an easy and simple dish and tastes awesome. Enjoy it with fresh yogurt and tomato chutney.Explore Recipe »

  • Crunched for time? Stop by the salad bar at your local grocery store to pick up pre-chopped vegetables, then swing by the meat counter for a rotisserie chicken. These two steps will save you a lot of time when you get home.Explore Recipe »

  • "Arrabiata," the italian word for angry, refers to the spiciness in this dish. You can crank up the heat by adding more crushed red pepper, or add less to tone it down.Explore Recipe »

  • Though this recipe uses penne pasta, you can use any pasta you like, such as bow tie or spaghetti. Feel free to play around with the sauce to add or delete ingredients. This recipe is quite versatile and the pasta goes well with any combination of fresh vegetables.Explore Recipe »

  • Lentils are another great source of soluble fiber. According to the Cleveland Clinic, you can potentially lower your LDL (“bad” cholesterol) by about 1 percent by consuming 1 to 2 grams of the fiber every day.

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  • Pepper steak is an American classic. By using a lean cut of meat, you can make it part of a well-balanced diet. Explore Recipe »

  • Duck is considered as a delicacy in India and is cooked only on special occasions. Here is an exotic recipe that makes your duck dish as memorable as the special occasion. But be forewarned that this dish is NOT for the weak hearted. Attempt eating it only if you can handle the hot pepper and other spices!Explore Recipe »

  • If you’re taking this salad to work, you’ll want to keep the spinach separate from the dressing. Otherwise, it will wilt too much. Toss the remaining ingredients in the dressing and seal that in a separate container. When you’re ready to eat simply toss together!Explore Recipe »

  • If you're lactose intolerant, substitute any of the flavored yogurts made from soy for a lactose-free version of this delicious treat.Explore Recipe »

  • If you like pistachios, you’re in luck. These green little gems are nutrient-rich—especially with heart-healthy fatty acids. Fatty acids promote HDL (“good” cholesterol) levels, which help prevent plaque buildup and a possible heart attack.

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  • Serve these with fresh homemade hummus for a virtually fat-free appetizer. To give it a southwest twist, substitute chile powder for Greek seasoning and serve with fresh salsa.Explore Recipe »

  • Eggs aren't just for breakfast! Serve this dish with a fresh garden salad and a slice of toasted whole wheat bread for a nutritious dinner. If poached eggs aren't to your liking, try sautéing them in a nonstick skillet. Explore Recipe »

  • Cooking fish is always a delight. Each variety of fish presents with a unique flavor of its own and this is what makes fish stand out from the rest of the non-vegetarian menu. Pomfret is readily available all year round and is very popular amongst fish lovers. Adding green Masala enhances the flavor of this yummy fish.Explore Recipe »

  • This is an easy to make salad when you are rushed for time but are in need to fill yourself up with some tasty and nutritional food. Added green peas bring protein to the salad while cilantro leaves awakens your senses. With a squeeze of lime it's the perfect salad on the go.Explore Recipe »

  • Prawns are added to the goodness of traditional Indian fried rice. This can either be accompanied by a curry or be served on its own for a full meal. In addition, it is healthier than its traditional version due to the use of olive oil instead of ghee.Explore Recipe »

  • Canned pumpkin has many more uses than just pumpkin pie. Here it's mixed with tart green apples (like Granny Smith) and seasoned with a spicy curry. Check the pumpkin label carefully to make sure you're not getting pumpkin pie mix.Explore Recipe »

  • The pumpkin puree in this recipe makes it a filling breakfast, so you'll be satisfied all morning long. You can substitute pumpkin for pureed winter squashes or mashed sweet potato.Explore Recipe »

  • Soft pumpkin puree is naturally sweet and great for baking, as it allows you to use less fat and sugar than you would in other desserts. Enjoy this coffee cake for breakfast or for a snack.Explore Recipe »

  • Looking for a quick and easy meal for one? This vegetarian quesadilla fits the bill!Explore Recipe »

  • Quiche is the ultimate egg dish, with all the goodness of an omelet baked into a flaky crust. To reduce the fat or for a gluten-free option, eliminate the pie crust and pour the egg mixture into lightly-greased ramekins or a pie plate. Be sure to let the quiche rest at least 10 minutes to allow it to set before serving.Explore Recipe »

  • No need to buy the store-bought stuff ever again! Make it fresh and flawless every time with this easy-to-follow recipe.Explore Recipe »

  • Known for its fiery intensity, Madras curry powder is a blend of many different herbs, spices, and chilies. If you're not a fan of very spicy foods, then you'll want to substitute a more mild curry in this recipe. Serve with steamed Jasmine rice.Explore Recipe »

  • When made with roast chicken, this Latin American classic is naturally very low in fat. Save yourself some time and buy a roasted chicken from the deli counter at your local supermarket.Explore Recipe »

  • Pumpkins are an excellent source of beta-cryptoxanthin, a powerful anti-inflammatory. Pair that with ginger, and you have a potent recipe for arthritis relief. Serve this with a fresh green salad for a healthy lunch or as the first course of a holiday dinner. Explore Recipe »

  • Stuffed peppers is a 1950’s classic, but this recipe gives it a modern overhaul. Instead of packing the stuffing with calorie-busting bread, use quinoa, one of the world’s most powerful super-foods. Skip the green peppers and go for red, yellow, or orange peppers for a sweeter taste. Explore Recipe »

  • Quinoa goes above and beyond when it comes to giving your body what it needs to stay healthy. As simple to prepare as rice, quinoa has a toasty, nutty flavor that tastes great alone or mixed with vegetables.Explore Recipe »

  • This is a quick and easy popular curry in Northern India. Serve Rajma with plain boiled rice, naan bread, or alternatively it makes a great veg chilli on jacket potatoes with sour cream!Explore Recipe »

  • Looking for a quick and easy breakfast on the go? Smoothies are just the thing for busy folks. Make the tea ahead of time and store in the fridge for a quick breakfast as you’re headed out the door.Explore Recipe »

  • Although you may have fresh fruit at hand, frozen fruit makes a thicker and more colorful smoothie. Everything should be as cold as possible before placing it in the blender.Explore Recipe »

  • Originating from the south of France, ratatouille is a great way to use the summer's best vegetables or whatever vegetables you have on hand. Try swapping summer squash for zucchini, red or yellow bell peppers for green ones, and parsley for the basil.Explore Recipe »

  • Traditional Posole is made with pork butt or shoulder, which adds a lot of fat and calories and takes hours to make. By purchasing a rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket, this dish becomes easy to prepare with less fat and a lot of flavor.Explore Recipe »

  • This is a very hot curry. Therefore for the non-vegetarians it is a perfect accompaniment to rice. The meat is cooked mostly in its own juices making the dish flavorsome and delicious. Tomato puree and red chilies ground in water to make a sauce gives the curry its distinct color and heat. Explore Recipe »

  • The majority of the households in the Southern part of India wake up to the aroma of steaming Idlis, sizzling Dosas, or yummy Upma, every morning. All of these snacks need chutney to go along. Here is a recipe for special chutney that is not only healthier than cholesterol-aggravating coconut chutney, but also is extremely easy to make.Explore Recipe »

  • Instead of a tomato-based pasta sauce, this recipe uses red peppers, which are full of vitamin C and beta-carotene. Explore Recipe »

  • The creaminess of tahini and garbanzo beans balances nicely with the tanginess of the red pepper in this versatile dip. Spread it on sandwhiches in place of mayonnaise, compliment carrots and celery sticks, or scoop it up with pita wedges.Explore Recipe »

  • Make this chicken salad using leftover roasted chicken breasts for a quick and easy lunch option. Pomegranate seeds and arugula add some nice holiday color. Serve over a bed of mixed greens or in a sandwich.Explore Recipe »

  • Roasted with a garlic and black pepper crust, this pork loin is cooked with pears, onions and potatoes for a great side dish. Now that pork no longer needs to be cooked until well done to be safe, the USDA now recommends cooking pork to just 145° F for medium-rare to medium.Explore Recipe »

  • A great time-saver for quick meals is the roast chickens you can get at your local supermarket. Pick up two, one for dinner that evening and another for these tasty lunch wraps. They’re perfect to toss into your lunch bag.Explore Recipe »

  • These crispy roasted potatoes have a dynamic taste with the added herbs and lemon juice. Experiment; most fresh herbs work well in this recipe.Explore Recipe »

  • A sweet dried fig and port chutney compliments this easy to make pork recipe perfectly.Explore Recipe »

  • Autumn brings many new and different vegetables to the market, like fennel bulbs. Crisp and crunchy when raw, they cook up to a sweet and mellow dish with a slight flavor of black liquorice. Explore Recipe »

  • Rosemary is surprisingly versatile, but it just might go best with this lemon chicken recipe.Explore Recipe »

  • Amaranth is a gluten-free ancient grain with a sweet, slightly nutty flavor. Rich in protein, this delectable porridge is the perfect way to start your morning.Explore Recipe »

  • This is a great make-ahead soup that freezes beautifully. Double or triple it and freeze the leftovers for quick meals. Roasting the sweet potatoes before simmering will make the flavors more pronounced.Explore Recipe »

  • With the help of lemon zest to lift the flavor, this hearty salad fills you up without weighing you down. Add whatever root vegetables you have on hand.Explore Recipe »

  • This Spanish sauce is best made the day before using as this will give the flavors a chance to blend. It can be served with shrimp or vegetables.Explore Recipe »

  • Skewering the beef and tomatoes on rosemary sprigs adds a pop of flavor and makes a great-looking skewer. If you can't find fresh rosemary, simply thread on wood or metal skewers.Explore Recipe »

  • Rosemary is the only herb that is just as potent fresh as it is dried. No matter which type you're using, use the amount called for in the recipe. Be sure to not skip rinsing and draining the beans as this removes a large portion of the sodium.Explore Recipe »

  • Sweet with a little bit of bite, this side dish is accompanied well by pork and chicken. It's also delicious cold alongside fish or a baked potato.Explore Recipe »

  • Rice is the staple diet in most Indian households, but it can be a real challenge to cook it differently each time. Rustom rice can be prepared in a jiffy, so you need not restrict this brilliant recipe for those special occasions only. Transform boring plain rice into something more appealing and yummier.Explore Recipe »

  • Sabudana is a light-meal choice for all fasting days. Sabudana, also known as Tapioca, makes a great Khichdi. Tapioca Khichdi is great for a delicious breakfast or snack. This recipe is mildly spiced and groundnuts give it a light crunch. Be sure not to soak the Sabudana for too long or in too much water, or you will get starchy mush. On the other hand, a little less water and it will roll off your palm like balls of mercury.Explore Recipe »

  • If you have a pressure cooker with a quick release feature, you can use that instead of running it under cold water to bring the temperature down.Explore Recipe »

  • This refreshing recipe features a great mix of fish, asparagus, lemon, and crumbled feta.Explore Recipe »

  • Fillets of fresh salmon cooked in spices until tender to which pureed spinach is added. It is only cooked till the meat is cooked, and the color of spinach is not changed, keeping it as lovely vibrant green. To the goodness of fresh salmon providing with essential omega three fatty acids is mixed the iron rich goodness of spinach to make a lovely side dish.Explore Recipe »

  • If you want a quick and healthy snack that is both low in calories and filling, then this recipe is for you. It is highly nutritious and tastes exceptionally good. It can be eaten as a snack or you can incorporate it in your main course menu as a salad side dish. It can serve as an appetizer too.Explore Recipe »

  • Sardines are great for heart health and for lowering blood cholesterol. This dish is a clever twist for people who want to eat fish with rotis or phulkas without the curry. Sardine sabzee takes 5 minutes of preparation time for cleaning the fish and another 15 minutes to cook.Explore Recipe »

  • No one will ever know that you didn't use real pork sausage in this recipe--it tastes exactly the same and makes great party food for carnivores and vegetarians alike.Explore Recipe »

  • This dish is elegant enough to serve to guests but quick enough for any weeknight dinner. Serve with steamed rice and broccoli.Explore Recipe »

  • Fava beans, also called broad beans, have a tough outer hull that can be a little difficult and time-consuming to remove. Instead, look for frozen favas and save yourself a little time.Explore Recipe »

  • Apples contain soluble fiber. When eaten on a regular basis, soluble fiber helps significantly decrease your risk for cardiovascular disease by lowering cholesterol. Keep the skins on to reap the most heart-healthy benefits. Explore Recipe »

  • Ask for dry-packed sea scallops at your local seafood market. These aren't soaked in a salty solution, which adds weight and increases sodium content. Before cooking, be sure to remove the tough membrane on the outside of the scallop.Explore Recipe »

  • Salads are a wonderful way to keep fit, especially if you are on a weight loss diet or are suffering from high cholesterol, heart disorders or diabetes. This salad is colorful, tasty, healthy and quick to prepare.Explore Recipe »

  • Ready to try a tasty new dish? We hope you’re looking forward to putting salmon on the menu tonight. Explore Recipe »

  • To intensify the mushrooms' flavor in the sauce, add them to the hot oil in one even layer. Don't stir or move them until one side is dark golden brown. Then stir and continue cooking until evenly browned.Explore Recipe »

  • Give your chicken salad some Asian flair. Make more than you need for some quick and satisfying left-overs. Bring along on a picnic or pack for a next-day lunch.Explore Recipe »

  • When sauteing shiitake mushrooms, you want to brown them really well to get the most flavour. If your family doesn't like tofu, try substituting lean cooked chicken.Explore Recipe »

  • Low in calories and in fat, shrimp is a great source of protein. Paired with black beans, they make for tasty bites in this recipe.Explore Recipe »

  • Jambalaya is a Creole dish commonly associated with New Orleans, and it's similar to the Spanish dish paella. This version of the regional specialty uses low-fat turkey sausage and shrimp and cooks in just half an hour.Explore Recipe »

  • Fried shrimp are a crowd-pleasing favorite, but they're also packed with saturated fat. In this recipe, shrimp are breaded and then baked to produce crispy and crunchy treat without the extra calories.Explore Recipe »

  • The island of Sicily is known for its citrus, olives, and seafood. This dish combines all the best the Mediterranean island has to offer in one bowl. Explore Recipe »

  • Make this sauce only when you have truly ripe tomatoes and an excellent olive oil on hand. Because the sauce only has three ingredients, each one needs to be the best you can find.Explore Recipe »

  • Just because the weather has turned a little cooler doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy barbecue. Your slow cooker is the key to these tender, yet juicy chops. Explore Recipe »

  • When the weather gets cold it’s time for a winter favorite. But pot roast needn’t have a lot of fat to be tasty. Made in a slow cooker, it’s also as simple as can beExplore Recipe »

  • Start this in the morning before you go to work and reap the rewards of a deliciously savory supper in the evening. Hours of slow cooking renders the beef meltingly tender for some old school comfort food.Explore Recipe »

  • Don’t let it’s reputation fool you, slow cookers can be magic in your kitchen. It gently cooks meats slowly over long periods of time making for some of the most tender dishes you’ll ever taste.Explore Recipe »

  • Oats are an ideal breakfast food, giving you with long-lasting energy and providing you with a helpful nutrient - beta-glucan - that has been shown to reduce levels of bad cholesterol. Explore Recipe »

  • You’ll often find open-faced sandwiches like this at quaint Parisian bistros. You can bring the essence of the City of Light into your home. Simply serve this meal with a green salad or a cup of soup for a filling lunch or dinner.Explore Recipe »

  • Remember: Smoothies are not beverages, they're meal replacements, so keep their nutrition facts in mind when considering your overall diet plan. Peaches are undeniably the fruit of choice in the south, but you don't have to be southern to enjoy this beverage. Fresh buttermilk adds a pleasing tanginess and blends well with peaches. Tip: Use frozen peaches to achieve an icy smoothness.Explore Recipe »

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    This recipe features chicken breasts seasoned with cumin and served with spicy Southwestern rice. This one-dish dinner is not only a crowd-pleaser; it's also low in calories and fat.Explore Recipe »

  • For a nice change of pace, substitute this dip anywhere you'd use tomato salsa. Try it spooned over grilled chicken, poached fish, or as a chip dip.Explore Recipe »

  • The robust flavors of the southwest pair wonderfully with meaty salmon fillets. Try to find wild salmon--the flavor is more pronounced.Explore Recipe »

  • Although it may sound intimidating, smoking meats on your grill is actually quite simple and yields a deep rich flavor. This recipe calls for pork tenderloin, but you can use this technique for almost any variety and cut of meat.Explore Recipe »

  • Put a southwestern spin on this traditional dish with some salsa, chili, and Mexican cheese.Explore Recipe »

  • Substitute traditional pasta (and the carbs that come with it) for this delicious alternative that goes perfectly with turkey meatballs.Explore Recipe »

  • Cardamom brings an exciting flavour to this traditional banana pudding. Serve this creamy snack after a spicy Indian feast for a complimentary cooling taste.Explore Recipe »

  • This is a new, festive twist on normal black tea. Experiment with other spices and fruit zests to find a flavour combination that works for you.Explore Recipe »

  • Warm spiced, yet sweet milk try this hot drink sat by the fire after an afternoon walk. Great for kids and adults alike.Explore Recipe »

  • Yummy fresh, easy to make spicy bean burgers, these taste great as burgers, in wraps or even as entrees.Explore Recipe »

  • Marinades both tenderize and season meats and many bottled salad dressings serve as wonderful marinades. In this recipe, you'll use bottled Italian dressing as a fat-free marinade for grilled beef round. Serve it with tortillas, fat-free sour cream and salsa, and you'll be hosting a fantastic, super-fast fajita feast.Explore Recipe »

  • Imitation meat crumbles, featured in this recipe, add texture and flavor to soups and stews without extra fat or cholesterol. You can also use them in casseroles, tacos or in place of cooked ground beef in most recipes.Explore Recipe »

  • Working more fish into your diet is a great way to increase your servings of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. You can substitute almost any flaky white fish for the catfish -- try tilapia.Explore Recipe »

  • Try this spicy twist on your next steak dinner. If you can't find canned chipotle peppers, substitute 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried, ground chipotle pepper.Explore Recipe »

  • Instead of corn bread, try serving these spicy corn cakes. Although they may look like pancakes, they’re great with meats with a lot of sauce. If you serve them for breakfast, you may want to leave out the jalapeno. Explore Recipe »

  • This spicy take on classic hash browns is the perfect accompaniment to a full English breakfast. Serve with smoked salmon and Greek yogurt for a warming and filling lunch.Explore Recipe »

  • Acorn squash is often served with lots of butter, brown sugar, and nuts, making this fall vegetable very unhealthy. Instead, we cut the squash into semicircles and quickly roasted them with a quick and easy glaze.Explore Recipe »

  • If you're suffering from high cholesterol levels, squid are not for you because they contain peak amounts of cholesterol amongst majority of sea foods. Cleaning squids can take a lot of time and effort, so unless you want to flog yourself try getting cleaned ones that are cut in to small rings.Explore Recipe »

  • These little gems are the perfect party food! Tiny and tasty, they pack just the right kick of spice. Stuffing them with quinoa is a healthy way to add in protein without the meat.Explore Recipe »

  • This frittata also features nutmeg, parmesan cheese, and cooked small shrimp.Explore Recipe »

  • Similar to omelettes or quiches, frittatas provide a backdrop for an endless combination of ingredients. In this case, we're using nutrient-rich mushrooms and spinach that burst with flavor.Explore Recipe »

  • Celebrate the arrival of spring with this classic and simple salad. It provides a healthful dose of vitamin B, iron, and fiber.Explore Recipe »

  • For this sprout salad, you can make sprouts at home or buy a packet from your local grocer. Feel free to experiment with different vegetables to make this salad more flavourful. The dressing is very light, making it a great salad for those wanting to lose weight.Explore Recipe »

  • These steamed dumplings are inspired from a traditional Gujarati snack called Muthia, which uses three kinds of flours and a variety of spices. We are reducing the cooking time here by using a microwave steamer. Bottle gourd and cabbage can be used instead of carrots.Explore Recipe »

  • Harsher cooking methods, like boiling, frying, and microwaving, significantly reduce important vitamins and folic acid by almost 50 percent. Steaming, on the other hand, only reduces these nutrients by about 15 percent. Explore Recipe »

  • Steaming fish and poultry is a great way to lock in flavor, moisture, vitamins, and minerals. Be sure to serve the fish with some of the steaming liquid, as the liquid will soak up the flavor from the salmon and vegetables.Explore Recipe »

  • To make slicing the beef easy and also get nice even cuts, place the steak in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes before slicing. To make this dish gluten-free, substitute an equal amount of tamari for the soy sauce. Explore Recipe »

  • This lactose free, low sodium dish features chopped walnuts, an excellent source of protein, antioxidants, and other nutrients.Explore Recipe »

  • For a more nutritious alternative, make your own frozen treats at home using fresh fruit and yogurt.Explore Recipe »

  • Tofu has been identified as a heart-healthier alternative to meats—especially red meat. One month-long study showed that when compared to a lean meat diet, participants who ate tofu experienced a significant decrease in total cholesterol, among other heart health benefits. Recipe submitted by Jinsong Ni.Explore Recipe »

  • Stuffed Paratha is a favorite Indian recipe, usually eaten as a main dish with curd, chutney, pickle, or any vegetable dish. Made of whole wheat, this recipe is a rich source of fiber. Stuffing can be varied according to choice in taste and includes potatoes, cauliflower, radish, cottage cheese, paneer, or keema.Explore Recipe »

  • This meal-for-one is a great way to use up leftovers! It can be easily adapted for the ingredients you have on hand. If you are out of peppers, stuff a tomato instead. If you have leftover quinoa, use it in place of rice. If you are missing chicken, substitute cooked beef, shrimp, tofu, or black beans. The possibilities are nearly endless!Explore Recipe »

  • This dish will comfort you in the winter months without packing on the pounds. Substitute sweet potatoes for added nutritional value.Explore Recipe »

  • An inventive way to liven up turnips, the peas in this recipe bring a new texture to a sometimes dull root vegetable while the mint sauce adds a zing of flavour.Explore Recipe »

  • Great for summer backyard grilling, the whole family will love these kebabs. To prepare a day ahead of time, thread meat and vegetables onto skewers without marinating. When you start the grill, place the skewers in the marinade and let sit for 30 minutes.Explore Recipe »

  • Chicken soup isn't just for winter evenings and fighting the flu -- it's also a great showcase for fresh summer vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, and squash. Serve with a light green salad for a weekday dinner.Explore Recipe »

  • Add a spoonful of crushed nuts or granola for a refreshing breakfast or eat as is for a delicious summer snack. Ingredients are easily substituted, so try this recipe with whatever watery fruits you have in the fridge--even tomatoes.Explore Recipe »

  • A pot pie is one of the ultimate American comfort foods. This version is packed with fresh seasonal vegetables and uses vegetable broth as a base for its creamy sauce.Explore Recipe »

  • Remember: Smoothies are not beverages, they're meal replacements, so keep their nutrition facts in mind when considering your overall diet plan. Almond milk gives this smoothie a rich, creamy flavor and texture that can't be beat. An equal amount of soy, rice, or regular milk can be substituted for the almond milk.Explore Recipe »

  • Every household has their own version of pumpkin curry or pumpkin sabji. For this recipe, you can use any variety of pumpkin. Although traditionally served with poori, this sweet and sour sabji is a good addition to your lunch or dinner menu and can be eaten with chapatti or rice.Explore Recipe »

  • Malt vinegar is a staple in most British pubs. It's traditionally served with fish and chips, but it has so many more uses. Combined with honey, it makes a tangy glaze that is perfect with quickly seared chicken breasts.Explore Recipe »

  • To give this dish a Moroccan flavor, try adding a handful of raisins and a teaspoon each of turmeric, cinnamon, and ground ginger. Explore Recipe »

  • This sweet bread is a delicious hot or cold snack for kids on the go or to serve alongside your favourite Indian feast.Explore Recipe »

  • This party mix is a little sweet, a little spicy, and totally addictive. But don't feel guilty--it's very low in fat.Explore Recipe »

  • These burgers are so fantastic, you may just want to give up eating beef burgers. These “burgers” are high in vitamin C and beta-carotene from the sweet potatoes and lime, and they pack some heat from the jalapeno. If you like more heat, go ahead and add another! Explore Recipe »

  • Save yourself some time and tears and let the grocery store do some of the work for you. Many stores now sell chopped onion in the produce section.Explore Recipe »

  • Use left-over mash potato (sweet or white) that's been chilled for at least 24 hours for best results. Serve with butter as a snack or on the side of a fry up.Explore Recipe »

  • The easiest and best way to get mashed sweet potatoes is to roast them whole in the skin at 350 degrees until tender. Remove and scoop flesh out of the skins and mash.Explore Recipe »

  • Eat these delicious rotis hot or cold, served alongside your favourite Indian feast.Explore Recipe »

  • This recipe appears in day 27 of the HealthAhead 30-Day Meal Plan. Get the list of all of week four's recipes here.Explore Recipe »

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  • Delicious on the side of your Sunday roast and any fish dish, this sometimes boring vegetable is elevated with tangy orange juice and oniony chives.Explore Recipe »

  • Gluten allergies affect many people, making meal time quite dreary with limited food choices. Tapioca is a root vegetable that is considered to be a healthy carb. The best part about this delectable starch is that it's a safe gluten-free food option.Explore Recipe »

  • Flavorful, light, and balanced, this is an entrée salad that is sure to impress family and guests alike.Explore Recipe »

  • This quick and healthful entrée is made for solo dining.Explore Recipe »

  • These bars, chock full of antioxidants and packed with flavor, are great not only as a dessert, but also as a healthy snack. Being healthy never tasted so good!Explore Recipe »

  • If you haven’t tried tofu yet, it’s time that you did! The USDA’s MyPlate guide encourages diners to enjoy a wide variety of lean proteins, and tofu fits the bill. It’s low in fat, free of cholesterol, and wonderfully delicious when seasoned with a punchy Asian marinade.Explore Recipe »

  • Tomato chutney is a very simple and easy recipe that you can prepare in minutes. It forms an excellent side dish and can be teamed up with idlis, dosas, pulao, parathas and pakoras. The small amount of sugar added to this dish balances out the sourness of tomatoes and gives it a delicious tangy flavor. It is also a rich source of Vitamin A.Explore Recipe »

  • Fun to serve with individual tostadas that can be found in Latin grocery stores and some supermarkets.Explore Recipe »

  • To make ahead, simply prepare as directed and spoon into a lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish. To serve, place in a 375˚oven for 30 minutes or until heated through.Explore Recipe »

  • Tuna is one of the healthiest and tastiest of all fishes. Here is a special recipe that comes from the land of fishes, coconuts and backwaters. Fish curry is made spicy by default throughout Kerala, but you may reduce the amount of chili powder according to your personal preferences.Explore Recipe »

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  • This marinade is very strong, so you don't have to marinate it too long: just 10 to 15 minutes at room temperature.Explore Recipe »

  • Still feel stuffed on Boxing Day? Whip up this easy salad that'll help you use up leftovers and avoid piling on the pounds. Also great with leftover chicken anytime of the year or as a sandwich filling.Explore Recipe »

  • This classic Italian dish is not only delicious it's healthy too! By rinsing and draining the beans twice, you remove a large portion of the sodium found in tinned beans.Explore Recipe »

  • If you're looking for an incredibly fast yet delicious soup, look no further. Instead of chopping and cooking all the ingredients for traditional black bean soup, use a jar of salsa instead, preferably fire-roasted.Explore Recipe »

  • Omelet is an all time favorite breakfast recipe. If you are looking for some healthier option which is packed with the goodness of vegetables too, then try this colorful recipe. It is easy and simple to make and tastes amazing.Explore Recipe »

  • Simple, filling and tasty vegetable rice is a great way to get rid of those odd vegies left in the fridge. It could be a side dish, or perhaps a light lunch with plain yogurt.Explore Recipe »

  • This is the classic Shepherd's Pie with its creamy cheese and potato topping, and saucy bean and vegetable base.Explore Recipe »

  • Try this healthy twist on an old favorite that everyone can enjoy.Explore Recipe »

  • Split pea soup doesn’t need a ham bone to taste delicious! This vegetarian version is flavorful and satisfying, especially when paired with a slice of whole grain bread or toast. You can soak the split peas in water ahead of time (for 4 to 8 hours) to reduce the cooking time. Otherwise, you will have to simmer the soup for longer (1 to 2 hours in total) to enjoy tender peas.Explore Recipe »

  • Asian cuisine is often off-limits for people with food allergies – but not this Vietnamese-inspired dish!Explore Recipe »

  • Remember: Smoothies are not beverages, they're meal replacements, so keep their nutrition facts in mind when considering your overall diet plan. This fruity, slushy drink is a favorite among Caribbean vacationers. You can enjoy this non-alcoholic version anytime of the day--even for breakfast!Explore Recipe »

  • This creamy, warm, and fruity drink is the perfect start--or end--to any day. Add marshmallows and chocolate chips for an extra yummy drink.Explore Recipe »

  • This warming and festive salad is easy to prepare and just as easy to enjoy.Explore Recipe »

  • This is your classic potato salad that still packs a punch in flavour but won't make you pack on the weight. It also tastes great cold for lunch the next day.Explore Recipe »

  • This recipe showcases two of summer's tastiest flavors: tomato and basil. They're the perfect complement to each other and to crusty, rustic bread. Enjoy the taste of the season!Explore Recipe »

  • What’s more refreshing on a hot summer day than cool watermelon? Paired with a little mint, roasted red peppers and crisp fennel, this salad is sure to quench summer’s hottest days. Explore Recipe »

  • On a cold winter evening, nothing warms you up like a big bowl of chili. Although delicious by itself, you can top it with a little reduced-fat sour cream or a sprinkling of reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese.Explore Recipe »

  • Marinades are meant to enhance the flavor of meat and vegetables, not cover them up. Though you may be tempted, don't marinate the pork longer than 6 hours or you'll overpower the flavor of the pork.Explore Recipe »

  • This pasta is quick and easy for weeknight family dinners, but special enough for dinner parties.Explore Recipe »

  • This soup is brothier than traditional bean soups. If you prefer a thicker soup, remove and puree one cup of the beans before you add the escarole.Explore Recipe »

  • In our recipe for White Wine Poached Scallops, the poaching liquid is used as the base for the sauce, giving you rich flavor without extra fat. Explore Recipe »

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  • To get the most flavor from your mushrooms, be sure to cook them until they're a dark golden brown. You'll get a deep, rich flavor unlike any other mushroom soup you've had before.Explore Recipe »

  • Risotto is a classic Italian dish usually made with Arborio rice and flavored with lots of Parmesan cheese. We've used the same risotto making method but substituted wild rice. We eliminated the cheese and used dried cranberries instead, giving it a very autumn flavor.Explore Recipe »

  • This colorful and flavorful dish packs in the nutrients, and the goat cheese adds a delicious creaminess.Explore Recipe »

  • Puris are an essential part of the North Indian cuisine. When you have to make Puris almost day in and day out, preparing a new side dish each day to complement the Puris becomes quite challenging. Aalu chutney is a tasty twist to the usual Potato dishes like curry or Sabzee.Explore Recipe »

  • This delicious soup doesn't take long to prepare, and when it's done, you'll have a dish that's perfect as a side or main.Explore Recipe »

  • Discover the incredible combination of flavors the ancient Mayans created thousands of years ago. Spike the dense, rich chocolate cake with the smoky heat of ground chipotle chile peppers. A quick dusting of powdered sugar is all you need to help to tame the heat.Explore Recipe »

  • Yukon Gold potatoes are known for their creamy, buttery taste and texture. They're great roasted, pan-fried, and especially simmered, like in this great-tasting soup.Explore Recipe »

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