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Crispy Phyllo Spinach Tartlets

Published December 31, 2012

Frilly layers of phyllo dough surround the festive spinach and sun-dried tomato filling in a dressed-up version of Greek spanakopita. Serve these as a main dish for supper and you're sure to please vegetarians and omnivores alike. 8 tartlets Active Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes Ingredients 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 medium yellow onion, coarsely chopped 3/4-1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided 16 cups spinach, (about 1 pound), tough stems removed, coarsely chopped 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese 1/3 cup crumbled feta, or goat cheese 2 large eggs 2 large egg whites 2 tablespoons chopped fre...

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Overnight French Toast

Published December 24, 2012

This baked French toast is fluffy and moist from absorbing a creamy milk, maple syrup, and egg mixture overnight. Ingredients 12 (3/4-inch-thick) slices French or challah bread 6 eggs 1 1/4 cups milk 1/4 cup half-and-half 1/4 cup sugar 2 Tbsp maple syrup, plus more for topping 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp salt Confectioners' sugar Fresh fruit Active Time: 15 min Total Time: 50 min (plus overnight refrigeration) Directions: Arrange bread in a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, half-and-half, sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. Pour over bread. Refrigerate, co...

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Winter Wheat Berry Salad

Published December 10, 2012

Ingredients 1 cup wheat berries, soaked overnight and drained 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup snipped dried apricots 1 medium apple, cored, peeled and sliced 1 large carrot, peeled and shredded 2 green onions, sliced 6 cups packaged fresh baby spinach Directions Add wheat berries to saucepan of boiling water, return to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until tender. Drain; transfer to bowl to cool. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, oil, syr...

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Turkey Hummus Sandwiches

Published November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving is over and you're standing at the refrigerator staring at the leftovers and don't have the energy or inclination to make another full meal. What do you do? Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup hummus 4 bagels, cut in half 4 slices cooked turkey 1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced 2 plum tomatoes, sliced 8 leaves spinach 4 thin slices Swiss cheese Preparation: Spread hummus over all of the bagel slices. Layer remaining ingredients to form a sandwich on top of four of the bagel halves and cover with remaining bagel halves to form sandwiches. (4 sandwiches)...

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Pumpkin Pie Shakes

Published November 19, 2012

Ever crave pumpkin pie and wish there was a quick, less-guilt way to enjoy it without actually, well, making a pie? Then make this easy shake that tastes exactly like our favorite dessert on earth... Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 cups vanilla reduced-fat ice cream, softened 1 cup fat-free milk or soy milk 2/3 cup canned pumpkin 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice 3 tablespoons frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed Preparation: Combine first 5 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Pour 3/4 cup ice cream mixture into each of 4 glasses. Top each with about 2 teaspoons whipped topping (...

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Published November 12, 2012

Take The Culinary Challenge Of This Dish; It’s Worth The Extra Step! Ingredients For the soup 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup (1/4-inch) diced onion 1/4 cup (1/4-inch) diced celery 1/4 cup (1/4-inch) diced carrot 1 cinnamon stick Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper About 4 cups chicken stock or canned low-salt chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon ground toasted coriander, optional 1 1/2 cups Roasted Winter Squash recipe 1/2 cup half-and-half, optional Dollup of local fat free Greek style plain yogurt Directions Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add the onion, celery, ca...

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Turkey Marsala

Published October 29, 2012

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided Cooking spray 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms 3/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 cup dry Marsala wine 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 4 (4-ounce) turkey cutlets Basil sprigs (optional) Preparation Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add basil, garlic, and mushrooms; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Combine chicken broth and cornstarch in a small bo...

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Wagon Wheel Beef Soup

Published October 22, 2012

Wagon Wheel Beef Soup This simple, beefy recipe combines the flavors of your favorite chili and pasta dishes for a skimpy 223 calories per serving. Everyone will love this dish, especially kids and company; it’s the ultimate comfort food! This recipe is diabetic, low calorie and low saturated fat. Ingredients 2 1/4 cups (6 ounces) uncooked wagon wheel pasta Cooking spray 3/4 pound ground round 1 cup chopped onion (about 1 medium) 3 cups low-fat spaghetti sauce 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano 2 (14-ounce) cans less-sodium beef broth 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added kidney beans, undrained Preparation Cook pasta ...

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Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Published October 15, 2012

Pumpkin Seed Brittle It's really hard to eat just one of these addictive candies. They're great to wrap individually or place in small bags lined with wax paper and give as party gifts. Ingredients 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for baking sheet 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar 1/4 cup honey 1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds, rinsed well, dried, and toasted Directions Butter an 11-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet; set aside. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in sugar and honey. Bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until mixture is medium amber and a candy thermometer registers 280 de...

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Sweet & Sour Cabbage Rolls

Published October 8, 2012

Sweet & Sour Cabbage Rolls Lean ground turkey and brown rice seasoned with fresh dill and caraway seeds makes a moist filling for these stuffed cabbage rolls. They're baked in a combination of tomato sauce, lemon juice and honey for the familiar sweet-and-sour flavor typical of the dish. Ingredients 1/2 cup brown rice 1 cup water 1 large Savoy cabbage, (about 3 pounds) 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 6 tablespoons lemon juice, divided 1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 1 teaspoon caraway seeds 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepp...

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