Eating Well’s Best Appetizer Recipes

December 15, 2013 at 9:12 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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It’s an appetizer bonanza and it’s from the Eating Well web site! The link to see them all is at the end of the post.


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Eating Well’s Best Appetizer Recipes


Start your meal with one of EatingWell’s best appetizer recipes.
In celebration of EatingWell’s 10th anniversary we picked our 100 favorite recipes of the decade. These are EatingWell’s 10 best appetizer recipes. Our best appetizer recipes come from food writers, famous chefs and the pros in the EatingWell Test Kitchen. And of course each one meets our high nutrition standards. Start your meal on a high note with one of EatingWell’s best appetizer recipes.



Chile Con Queso
Our healthier version of chile con queso will have ooey-gooey-cheese lovers celebrating. Now you can enjoy this Tex-Mex dip without all the fat and calories. We replaced some of the cheese with a low-fat white sauce and used sharp Cheddar plus a splash of beer to boost the flavor. Our version cuts the calories in half and reduces total fat and saturated fat by nearly 60 percent…..




Cucumber-Lemonade Chiller
Pick up rosemary, cucumbers and lemons to concoct this grown-up lemonade that will keep you cool on a hot day…..




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Make-Ahead Cocktail Party Recipes

November 30, 2013 at 9:50 AM | Posted in Delish | Leave a comment
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Some good ideas for your Holiday Parties, from the Delish web site. Link to all of them is at the end of the post.



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By shopping early and using make-ahead recipes, you can throw a fancy, fuss-free cocktail party at a moment’s notice. Your guests will be sipping ruby-hued rum punch and popping savory homemade pastries by the handful, while you sit back and admire your handiwork. What? Your friends don’t like punch, you say? Prepare a couple of virgin mixers, such as Apricot-Ginger and Cranberry, and set them out on a self-serve table with ice, seltzer, and a small assortment of spirits. Accompany with one or more of these delectable appetizers and your party will be in full swing in no time.



Lemon-Parsley Gougères

Get these savory little egg-based pastries done ahead of time and freeze until the day of the party. The dough comes together quickly, so have all your ingredients prepped when you start…..




White Bean Hummus

White beans stand in for chickpeas in this herbed reinterpretation of the classic Middle Eastern dip. In less than 20 minutes, this creamy dip will be ready for the appetizer table….




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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 28, 2013 at 9:33 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 1 Comment
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Carrots are a natural sweetener. To sweeten a soup, stew, or sauce without adding sugar, stir in a small amount of puree carrots. Use one of the sweeter carrot varieties.

45 Amazing Apple Recipes

October 13, 2013 at 9:35 AM | Posted in Delish | Leave a comment
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From the Delish web site its Apples, Apples, and more Apples! Just click the link at the bottom of the post to get them all!
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Autumn’s favorite fruit adds flavor to everyday meals. Sweet, juicy apples enhance easy soups, salads, sautés, and roasts, as well as myriad cakes, pies, and pastries. Embrace autumn and cook up a delicious apple dish for you and your loved ones.

Apple-Cheese Danish

Straight from your grocer‘s freezer, the dough for this sweet-and-savory, apple-cheese danish rises to the occasion — no flour, food processor, or kneading required. ….

Apple Chips

Low heat and slow baking give these lightly sweetened apple chips their delicate, crisp texture……



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Low-Calorie Slow Cooker Recipes

October 3, 2013 at 11:31 AM | Posted in Eating Well | 2 Comments
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Low-Calorie Slow Cooker Recipes all from the Eating Well web site! (


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Slim down with these satisfying slow-cooker recipes.
If you’re trying to lose weight, consider your slow-cooker your new best friend. Our low-calorie slow cooker recipes and crock-pot recipes make it easy to cook healthy, affordable meals without having to spend hours in the kitchen. For 350 calories or less per serving, these low-calorie slow cooker recipes and crock-pot recipes for stew, chili, soup and more are delicious, filling dinners will help you stick to your diet and still eat delicious meals.


Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup
Serve this zesty bean and barley soup garnished with chopped fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime, if desired….


Slow-Cooker Black Bean-Mushroom Chili
Black beans, earthy mushrooms and tangy tomatillos combine with a variety of spices and smoky chipotles to create a fantastic full-flavored chili. It can simmer in the slow cooker all day, which makes it perfect for a healthy supper when the end of your day is rushed…..


* Get these and more of Low-Calorie Slow Cooker Recipes from Eating Well

Homemade Pizza Recipes

July 26, 2013 at 9:14 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line, pizza | 3 Comments
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Make those Pizzas a little more healthier! Get all the great and healthy tips and recipes from the Diabetic Living On Line we site. I left the link at the bottom of the post.


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Homemade Pizza Recipes
Pizza doesn’t have to be guilt-by-the-slice. Feel good about eating your favorite comfort food with these healthy pizza recipes. Pitas, tortillas, and whole wheat bread dough make the perfect crusts for these diabetes-friendly pizzas and calzones.


Thin-Crust Pepperoni and Vegetable Pizza
Want homemade pizza any night of the week? Take the time and mess out of the mix by using a whole grain tortilla for the crust. Then top with a roasted red sweet pepper sauce and all of your favorite veggies. Three pieces of pizza (one serving of this recipe) never tasted so satisfying!


Chicken Taco Pizza
In three easy steps, you can create homemade taco pizza that has only 22 grams of carb and 248 calories per personal pizza. Get the kids involved and let them create their own!


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Easy & Fresh! Yummy Salad Recipes

June 30, 2013 at 9:25 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line, salad | 1 Comment
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Another good one from Diabetic Living On Line web site, it’s all about the salads! I left the link to all these great recipe ideas at the end of the post.


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Easy & Fresh!
Forget skimpy salads that leave you feeling hungry. We have the best salad tips, plus yummy recipes that are loaded with all your favorite fixings. Healthy summer meals just got easier!
Yummy Salad Recipes
Salads don’t have to mean sacrifice with this bunch of mouthwatering, flavor-packed recipes. Plus, they’re each filling enough to make into a main dish.

Buffalo Chicken Salad
Need a healthful meal in a flash? This low-carb salad has the spicy kick and satisfying crunch of your favorite restaurant-style Buffalo chicken without the extra calories and fat. And it only takes 15 minutes to toss together……

Clementine-Arugula Salad with Lime-Poppy Seed Dressing
This citrus-infused side salad will surely be a hit around the dinner table. Plus, it takes less than 20 minutes to make and boasts only 14 grams of carb per serving……


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Healthy & Delicious Diabetic Chicken Recipes

April 12, 2013 at 9:58 AM | Posted in chicken, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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Someone said it “Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner“! And this article contains a bunch of them! Once again the Diabetic Living On Line article of the week. I left the web link at the bottom of the post.

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Healthy & Delicious Diabetic Chicken Recipes
These flavorful, family-friendly chicken recipes will fit fabulously into your diabetes meal plan. Bonus: Chicken is low in fat, carbs, and calories!

Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks
You don’t have to give up the comfort of fried chicken — just prepare it a little differently. Try this oven-baked alternative using a crispy combo of Parmesan cheese and dry bread crumbs. One serving has only 4 grams of carb…….



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