Hummus and Vegetable Stuffed Pita

Ingredients: 1 whole wheat pita bread, halved 1/2 cup hummus 1/3 cup baby spinach 1/2 cup shredded carrots Preparation: Spread the hummus inside the pita half. Fill with spinach and carrots and serve. Yield: 1 serving: Nutrition information per serving: 210 calories, 8 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 410 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, … Continue reading Hummus and Vegetable Stuffed Pita

Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

Ingredients: 2 red or pink grapefruit 8 tsp packed light brown sugar ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp melted butter 2 Tbsp heavy cream 2 Tbsp non-fat or low-fat plain greek yogurt 1 tsp granulated sugar ¼ tsp vanilla extract Directions: 1. Position the oven rack about 3 inches from the heat source, preheat broiler. … Continue reading Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

Heart Shaped Cream Cheese and Strawberry Sandwiches

Ingredients: 1 Slice Whole Wheat Bread 1 Tbsp. Strawberry Cream Cheese 1 Strawberry Directions: 1. Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut bread into heart shapes. Spread strawberry cream cheese onto bread. 2. Clean strawberries and remove stem. Cut strawberries in half (so they look similar to a heart) and place on top of bread … Continue reading Heart Shaped Cream Cheese and Strawberry Sandwiches

Skillet Salmon and Parmesan Potatoes

Ingredients: • 1 (6 ounce) salmon fillet (about 1-inch thick) • Cooking spray • 2 medium potatoes • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese • 2 cups mixed salad greens • 1 cup chopped tomatoes • 2 tablespoons low-fat balsamic vinaigrette • 1 lemon • Salt and pepper to taste Preparation 1. Heat a nonstick skillet … Continue reading Skillet Salmon and Parmesan Potatoes

Cobb Egg Salad

Ingredients: 3 Tbsp nonfat plain yogurt 3 Tbsp low-fat mayonnaise 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper 1/8 tsp salt 8 hard-boiled eggs 1 ripe avocado, cubed 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese Preparation: 1. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic powder, pepper and salt in a medium bowl. 2. … Continue reading Cobb Egg Salad

Roasted Garlic Guacamole with Garnishes

Ingredients: Guacamole: 6 large cloves garlic, unpeeled 6 ripe medium avocados 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, loosely packed 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 tsp salt Garnishes: 3/4 cup Mexican queso fresco, queso anejo, salted pressed farmer's cheese, firm goat cheese, mild feta or romano, finely crumbled or grated 3/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds … Continue reading Roasted Garlic Guacamole with Garnishes

Garden Pasta Salad

  Ingredients: 2 cups whole-wheat rotini 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise 1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp red-wine vinegar, or lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced 1/8 tsp salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 1 cup diced yellow or red bell pepper 1 … Continue reading Garden Pasta Salad

Black Bean Quesadillas

  Ingredients: 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1/2 cup prepared fresh salsa 4 whole-wheat tortillas 2 tsp canola oil 1 ripe avocado Preparation: 1. Combine beans, cheese and 1/4 cup salsa in a medium bowl. Place tortillas on a work surface. Spread 1/2 cup filling on half … Continue reading Black Bean Quesadillas