Low Fat

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.

Apple Coffee Cake

This cake gets its moistness from the apples and raisins, so it requires little oil.

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.

Black Bean Tortilla Casserole

A family-pleasing casserole with a taste of the Southwest.

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.

Blue-Green Canapés

Healthy appetizers for you and your guests.

Breakfast on the Run

Each serving contains about 137 calories, 10 g protein, 3 g fat (20 percent calories from fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 19 g carbohydrates, 2.5 g fiber, and 400 mg sodium.

Broiled Trout with Almonds

Farmers across the country raise this sweet, slightly nutty-tasting fish.

Bronzed Mushrooms

Fabulous creamed mushrooms that can be served over toast, pasta, chicken, or beef.

Brussels Sprouts with Mushroom Sauce

A perfect dressing for a perfect party vegetable.

California Marinated Salad

Fresh, delicious, and ready to serve in short order - a super salad that's perfect for parties - or dinner at home.

Cantaloupe Soup

This is a picture-pretty first course for a summer meal. Make in advance and serve chilled.

Carrot-Oatmeal Muffins

These muffins are perfect for breakfast or a snack. They get their crunch from chopped walnuts.

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.

Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

A French-inspired creation that's both easy and elegant.

Cream of Broccoli Soup

A flavorful soup that's a snap to prepare.

Crunchy Chicken Salad

The perfect solution for that leftover chicken!

Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

You don't have to tell anyone these are homemade, healthy granola bars. Just let your guests enjoy the chewiness of the oats and dense chocolate flavor from the highest-quality dark chocolate you can find.

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.

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.

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