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Healthy Recipe: Mexican-Style Chicken Soup

Makes: 6 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped 2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. dried oregano I tsp. ground cumin 1 quart reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 ¼ lb. plum tomatoes, diced 1 […]

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Healthy Recipe: Broiled Lemon-Dill Chicken with Peppers

Serves: 4 Prep time: 18 minutes Cook time: 18 minutes 5 chicken breasts on the bone with skin, trimmed of excess fat (each should weigh about 1 ½ lb.) 5 lemon slices 5 large dill sprigs 2 tsp. minced garlic, divided ¼ tsp. salt, divided ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper, divided 1 large red bell […]

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Grilled patty pan squash steaks with herb sauce

This is a perfect dish for great big patty pan squash that you can find at the local farmer’s market. Cut them into thick slices, grill, and then serve with this easy Italian style topping. The thick slices grill up just like steaks! For the Herb sauce: For four servings, start with a generous handful […]

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Healthy Recipe: Easy Peach Crisp

4 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup low-fat granola without raisins 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 large peaches, pitted and sliced 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt Preparation Preheat broiler to high. Place granola on a jelly-roll pan, spreading evenly. Broil 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Melt butter […]

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Healthy Recipe: Spicy Salmon with Olive-and-Lemon Quinoa

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Makes: 4 servings ½ cup chopped scallions Small pinch red pepper flakes Pinch salt 1 ½ tbsp. olive oil Nonstick cooking spray 1 lb. thick skin-on salmon fillet 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained 2 tbsp. toasted pine nuts 2 tbsp. pitted, chopped black olives 1 tbsp. […]

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Healthy Recipe: Lemon-Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

Makes: 6 servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes 2 bunches asparagus, ends snapped off 1 ½ tbsp. olive oil 4 garlic cloves, lightly crushed and peeled Zest (in long stripes) and juice of 1 lemon ¾ tsp. salt Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Pinch red pepper flakes ¼ ounce shaved parmesan […]

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Broiled Fish with Romesco Sauce and Couscous

Makes: 4 servings Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes Total Time: 15 Minutes 1 cup dry couscous 1/3 cup sliced almonds 4 6oz. tilapia (or other white fish) fillets 3 tsp. olive oil ½ tsp. salt 1 tbsp. plain bread crumbs 1 7oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained ½ tsp. sherry vinegar 2 garlic cloves, minced ¼ […]

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Chicken with Black Bean and Mango Salsa

Serves: 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 8 Minutes ½ cup finely minced red onion 4 cups boiling water 1 ½ cup diced ripe mango 1 ½ cups black beans, canned or cooked ½ cup finely diced red bell pepper 3 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice 2 tsp. minced garlic […]

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Healthy Recipe: Sausage and Mushroom Lasagna

Makes: 4 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes 6 lasagna noodles (about 4 oz) ½ lb fresh sweet Italian sausage 2 garlic cloves, minced ¼ cup plus 1 tbsp. shredded parmesan 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 tbsp. olive oil ½ medium onion, finely chopped ¼ tsp. salt plus additional […]

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Healthy Recipe: Barbeque Chicken

Serves: 4 Prep Time: 35 minutes (with optional brining) Cook Time: 28 minutes 1 whole 3-4 pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces (excluding wings) 1 cup apple cider vinegar (optional) 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 cups barbeque sauce 2 cups salad greens (optional) To brine chicken, place in a bowl of apple cider vinegar and […]

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