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Only a few chilly weeks are left of the season. Here are some hearty soup recipes to get you through.

Low Calorie Cooking Spotlight10


Wednesday March 26, 2014


You know I am adamant about he benefits of snacking for a healthy eating plan. It helps to prevent overeating and keeps your metabolism and energy at peak performance. Sometimes, however, I get into a snacking rut and need new ideas for healthy snacks. While there is nothing wrong with a simple snack of say, a fresh peach, mango, or pineapple, there's something to be said for more inventive snack ideas that incorporate various ingredients for better health.

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Red Lentils and Mango Smoothie

Tuesday March 18, 2014

Quick Red Lentils

The other night I needed something quick for dinner. I wanted it to be healthy, and needed it to use ingredients that I had on hand.  This nutritious and easy meal of red lentils with rice and a green mango smoothie is what I ended up with. Lentils are a great staple to have in your pantry, and red ones cook up in a matter of minutes. Smoothies are one of my favorite ways to make any meal more exciting for my kids while getting them to eat up lots of fruits, and in this case vegetables since this smoothie is loaded with spinach.

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Chicken Enchiladas with Green Enchilada Sauce

Friday February 28, 2014

I was in the mood for some good quality restaurant style enchiladas. The kind with lots of delicious sauce and gooey cheese. However, I was no in the mood to head out to a restaurant to get them! So, I came up with my own recipe for chicken enchiladas with green enchilada sauce. This recipe uses a little convenience by using canned enchilada sauce, but also involves using fresh ingredients such as fresh Anaheim peppers for a simple yet tasty dish.

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Low Calorie Comfort Soups

Thursday February 27, 2014

Broccoli Soup

Only a few weeks of cool weather may be left. Soup will be on my menu only until the temperature begins to rise. So, I've been trying out a few new delicious soup recipes lately . A couple of my favorites have been a tasty broccoli soup and a creamy chicken and potato soup.

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