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.
Amish Potatoes with Lima Beans
Cubed potatoes are sautéed with onions and lima beans and seasoned with parsley and paprika.
Apple Carrot Salad
Perfect combination of fall flavors
Apple Coffee Cake
This cake gets its moistness from the apples and raisins, so it requires little oil.
This is a lovely side dish for chicken or fish.
Base for a Variation on Hummus
Keep this on hand for a quick meal, or prepare in batches to give as gifts.
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.
Healthy appetizers for you and your guests.
Broccoli and Walnut Salad
This nutty salad is chock full of vegetables and complementary flavors.
Fabulous creamed mushrooms that can be served over toast, pasta, chicken, or beef.
Carrot Oat Bran Muffins
Applesauce adds moistness without fat. A non-nutritive sweetener also cuts the calories.
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.
Ciabatta, the Italian flat bread popular in toasted sandwiches, makes a handy pizza base. You can reduce the carbs and calories slightly by pulling out some of the soft interior.
Classic Tomato Sauce
A 1/2-cup serving of the basic sauce contains approximately 71 calories, 3 g protein, 2 g fat, and 12 g carbohydrates.
Do-It-Yourself Minestrone Soup
In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, garlic, and pot herbs.
Do-It-Yourself Trail Mix
Toss wheat cereal and cashews with raisins, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, or chopped dried apricots.
Florentine-Swiss Omelet for One
Two eggs, shredded spinach, and reduced-fat Swiss are perfect partners.
Fresh Cranberry Applesauce
Cook chopped apples and cranberries in the microwave for four minutes. Then stir in sugar or sweetener and mash with a fork to desired consistency.
Fresh Lemon Broccoli Pesto-Style Sauce
Put all ingredients in blender and blend for about 20 seconds. If mixture is too thick, add a little more vegetable broth. Serve hot or cold.
Fresh Mushroom Sauce
Pour over pasta or serve with grilled meat, chicken, or fish.
Fresh Tomato Sauce
Mix all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use, or use immediately. To make the dipping sauce, put it in a blender and blend on high about 10 seconds.
Fruited Buckwheat Pancakes
Add chopped peaches after you have poured the pancakes on the griddle.
Fruity Nutty Spinach
A salad that provides a host of health benefits.
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.