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.

Barley Pilaf

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.

Blue-Green Canapés

Healthy appetizers for you and your guests.

Broccoli and Walnut Salad

This nutty salad is chock full of vegetables and complementary flavors.

Bronzed Mushrooms

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.

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.

Ciabatta Pizza

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.

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