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After combining ingredients, cover and chill for 2 hours before serving.

Pre-bake the crust, then spoon in the filling and top with shredded cheese.

This dish takes only minutes to prepare. Add shrimp for something special.

Textured vegetable protein makes this dish a hearty vegetarian meal.

Roast new potatoes with fresh rosemary and a little olive oil.

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.

You can make a healthier party mix by using whole-grain cereals, olive oil instead of butter or margarine, and soy nuts or wasabi peas rather than the usual mixed nuts.

For a cool, summer drink, mash kiwi and strawberries and mix with plain seltzer and ice.

Turn your lemonade pink with fresh, ripe strawberries.

Just 3 ingredients: pineapple chunks, vanilla yogurt, and ice. Quick and yummy!

You can use regular, decaffeinated, or herbal tea. Let it steep for 5 to 7 minutes.

Bananas that are getting past ripe work perfectly in smoothies. Peel them, wrap them in plastic, and freeze them.

This is a great sauce for meat, fish, fowl, or pasta. You can also use it as a spread for crackers or bread.

Toss wheat cereal and cashews with raisins, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, or chopped dried apricots.

To prepare as a gift, strain the vinegar into pretty bottles. Add a fresh sprig of rosemary to each.

These ingredients are in the right proportions for one batch of dip mix. For a gift jar, keep adding a round of all five ingredients until you have enough to fill the jar.

Keep this on hand for a quick meal, or prepare in batches to give as gifts.

Serve with hot brown rice and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.

Serve this dish hot, at room temperature, or chilled as a side dish—to grilled salmon, for instance.

Add chopped peaches after you have poured the pancakes on the griddle.

Applesauce adds moistness without fat. A non-nutritive sweetener also cuts the calories.

Boil potatoes with garlic, then mash with sour cream, and whip until smooth.

In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, garlic, and pot herbs.

Rosti has been called the national dish of German-speaking Switzerland. Rosti is similar to hash browns and is usually topped with cheese.

Sour cream or butter taste delicious on baked potatoes, but they come with a price: Both contain saturated fat and cholesterol. Here's a healthy, and tasty, alternative topping for your next baked potato.

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.

Roast for 15 to 20 minutes (depending on thickness of asparagus), shaking once to turn spears. Pour on balsamic vinegar and serve hot or at room temperature.

Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Cook chopped apples and cranberries in the microwave for 4 minutes. Then stir in sugar or sweetener and mash with a fork to desired consistency.

This meal is generally lightly seasoned, which allows each diner to add condiments to individual taste.

Pour over pasta or serve with grilled meat, chicken, or fish.

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.

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.

Cover the salad loosely and refrigerate, unless you're ready to eat it at once.

Cubed potatoes are sautéed with onions and lima beans and seasoned with parsley and paprika.

Each serving contains about 202 calories, 10 g protein, 4 g fat (18% calories from fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 33 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, and 551 mg sodium.

A 1/2-cup serving of the basic sauce contains approximately 71 calories, 3 g protein, 2 g fat, and 12 g carbohydrates.

Process the beans and spices in a blender, then refrigerate until ready to serve with baked corn chips.

Roast carrots, turnips, squash, and garlic for about an hour, stirring once or twice.

Two eggs, shredded spinach, and reduced-fat Swiss are perfect partners.

Southwestern flavors add flare to this easy favorite.

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

A fast and delicious meal that's perfect for lunch or dinner.

Fast and easy side dish that's ready in minutes.

Sweet and savory combine into a delicious Spring salad.

A healthy topper for toast, waffle or pancakes.

This takes some patience, but you will be rewarded with a rich, seedless sauce, perfect for topping anything from fruit, to meat, to chocolate cake!

You can buy ready-made raspberry mustard, but you won’t find the depth of flavor you get when you mix your own.

This recipe takes about 10 minutes to cook, once you’ve cut all your vegetables. It’s a good dish to top pasta or serve with grilled chicken, lean beef, or salmon.

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.

A salad that's packed with protein.

A healthier version of an all-time family favorite.

Low-calorie, kid-friendly recipe that provides 1 cup of healthy vegetables per serving!

A salad that provides a host of health benefits.

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

Roasting really brings out the flavors of this delicious combination.

Healthy appetizers for you and your guests.

A protein-packed vegetable soup.

Perfect combination of fall flavors

If you have time, make your brown rice from scratch. Use chicken broth instead of water to amp up the flavor. It will take about 45 minutes. In a pinch, instant brown rice is OK.

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