- All Red and Ready-to-Go Pizza
Put the flat bread spread with the toppings on a toaster oven tray and use the "top brown" setting. It's ready when the cheese bubbles, in three to five minutes.
- Base for a Variation on Hummus
Keep this on hand for a quick meal, or prepare in batches to give as gifts.
- Beet-All Pasta Salad
Mix pasta, spinach, beets, onion and walnuts in a salad bowl. Combine maple syrup, vinegar and olive oil in a small jar and shake well. Pour over salad. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until you're ready to eat.
- Black Bean Chili
Each serving contains about 333 calories, 20 g protein, 2 g fat (5 percent calories from fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 63 g carbohydrates, 15 g fiber, and 204 mg sodium.
- Blender Bean Dip
Process the beans and spices in a blender, then refrigerate until ready to serve with baked corn chips or toasted whole-wheat pita triangles.
- Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Bananas that are getting past ripe work perfectly in smoothies. Peel them, wrap them in plastic, and freeze them.
- Carrot Oat Bran Muffins
Applesauce adds moistness without fat. A non-nutritive sweetener also cuts the calories.
- Carrot-Oatmeal Muffins
These muffins are perfect for breakfast or a snack. They get their crunch from chopped walnuts.
- Garlic Walnut Sauce
This is a great sauce for meat, fish, fowl, or pasta. You can also use it as a spread for crackers or bread.
- Garlic Whipped Potatoes
Boil potatoes with garlic, then mash with sour cream, and whip until smooth.
- Go Swiss with Rosti
Rosti has been called the national dish of German-speaking Switzerland. Rosti is similar to hash browns and is usually topped with cheese.
- Greek Roasted-Vegetable Sandwich
Create four open-faced sandwiches by layering vegetables with a little feta cheese.
- Mediterranean Vegetable Strata
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
- Mediterranean Diced Salad
What a combo: chickpeas, red bell pepper, cucumber, celery, and grape tomatoes.
- Orange-Walnut Salad
Layer the ingredients in a large salad bowl, then add the dressing and cheese just before serving.
- Red Rosemary Vinegar
To prepare as a gift, strain the vinegar into pretty bottles. Add a fresh sprig of rosemary to each.
- Roasted Winter Squash Soup
Each serving contains about 182 calories, 1 g protein, 6 g fat (30 percent calories from fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 27 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, and 10 mg sodium.
- Summer Vegetable Curry
Serve with hot rice and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
- Stuffed Peppers
This meal is generally lightly seasoned, which allows each diner to add condiments to individual taste.
- Tofu Stir-Fry
This dish takes only minutes to prepare. Shrimp are a nice addition.
- Topped Potatoes
Sour cream or butter taste delicious on baked potatoes, but they come with a price: Both contain saturated fat and cholesterol. Here's a healthy, and tasty, alternative topping for your next baked potato.
- Vegetable Dip Mix
These ingredients are in the right proportions for one batch of dip mix. For a gift jar, keep adding a round of all five ingredients until you have enough to fill the jar.
- Vegetable Tart
Pre-bake the crust, then spoon in the filling and top with shredded cheese.
- Vegetarian Chili
Textured vegetable protein makes this dish a hearty vegetarian meal.
- Cantaloupe Soup
This is a picture-pretty first course for a summer meal. Make in advance and serve chilled.
- Picnic Potato Salad
Flavored with fresh rosemary, this salad is perfect for a summer outing.
- A Fruity Way to End the Meal
Naval oranges, ripe strawberries, and sliced bananas are served with a yogurt-ginger sauce.
- Amish Potatoes with Lima Beans
Cubed potatoes are sautéed with onions and lima beans and seasoned with parsley and paprika.
- Cheddar-Vegetable Surprise
Each serving contains about 202 calories, 10 g protein, 4 g fat (18 percent calories from fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 33 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, and 551 mg sodium.
- Roasted Vegetables
Roast carrots, turnips, squash, and garlic for about an hour, stirring once or twice.
- Spicy Asian Veggie Pasta
Serve this dish hot, at room temperature, or chilled as a side dish—to grilled salmon, for instance.
- Black Bean Tortilla Casserole
A family-pleasing casserole with a taste of the Southwest.
- Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins
Autumn staples combine into a healthy and delicious breakfast treat.
- California Marinated Salad
Fresh, delicious, and ready to serve in short order - a super salad that's perfect for parties - or dinner at home.
- Warm Apple and Cool Ice Cream
Nothing sweeter, or more simple, than a baked apple for dessert!
- Bronzed Mushrooms
Fabulous creamed mushrooms that can be served over toast, pasta, chicken, or beef.
- Mushroom Barley Soup
A fast and delicious meal that's perfect for lunch or dinner.
- Skillet Zucchini with Chopped Tomatoes
Fast and easy side dish that's ready in minutes.
- April Fool
A quick English dessert of cooked berries layered with whipped cream.
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
Sweet and savory combine into a delicious Spring salad.
- Strawberry Spread
A healthy topper for toast, waffle or pancakes.
- Seedless Raspberry Sauce
This takes some patience, but you will be rewarded with a rich, seedless sauce, perfect for topping anything from fruit, to meat, to chocolate cake!
- Raspberry Mustard Dip
You can buy ready-made raspberry mustard, but you won’t find the depth of flavor you get when you mix your own.
- Summer Squash Saute
This recipe takes about 10 minutes to cook, once you’ve cut all your vegetables. It’s a good dish to top pasta or serve with grilled chicken, lean beef, or salmon.
- Apple Coffee Cake
This cake gets its moistness from the apples and raisins, so it requires little oil.
- Frosted Orange Cake
Nothing makes an occasion more festive than a beautifully presented cake.
- Barley Pilaf
This is a lovely side dish for chicken or fish.
- Pear and Quinoa Salad
A salad that's packed with protein.
- Updated Macaroni and Cheese
A healthier version of an all-time family favorite.
- Tortilla Pizzas
Low-calorie, kid-friendly recipe that provides 1 cup of healthy vegetables per serving!
- Fruity Nutty Spinach
A salad that provides a host of health benefits.
- Broccoli and Walnut Salad
This nutty salad is chock full of vegetables and complementary flavors.
- Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Rosemary
Roasting really brings out the flavors of this delicious combination.
- Lima Bean, Mushroom, and Barley Soup
A protein-packed vegetable soup.
- Apple Carrot Salad
Perfect combination of fall flavors