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Savory Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Here are a few of my favorite recipes that utilize butternut squash.  This delicious winter squash as a nutty flavor.  The taste is similar to pumpkin.  It can be used in casseroles, breads, roasted, toasted, pureed and more.  Butternut squash is full of vitamin A, which is a powerful anti-oxidant. It is also rich in B-complex group of vitamins including riboflavin, niacin, floats, and thiamin.  Try these recipes and see how yummy healthy food can taste! Continue reading

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Sirloin Steak with Deep Red Wine Reduction

servings- 4 (3 ounces cooked steak and 1 tablespoon sauce each)

1/2 cup dry red wine
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce Continue reading

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Seared Ahi Tuna Steak with Wasabi Sauce

Here is one of my favorite recipes. Ahi Tuna is combined with the perfect mix of seasonings. I make it regularly for my family and everyone loves it!  It’s fast and easy while being healthy and delicious.  Even if you aren’t the biggest Ahi Tuni fan, I encourage you to give this recipe a try.   Continue reading

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Surf and Turf with Avocado-Orange Salsa

Here’s a delicious, healthier version of the classic Surf and Turf.  It has wonderful flavors and would be a hit at your next get together of family dinner. Continue reading

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Spiced Carrot Dip

Here is a delicious spiced carrot dip I discovered in Prevention Magazine. It is perfect for your next party or as a simple appetizer at your next family meal.  Easy to make and good for you too. Carrots are an excellent source of nutrients.  Your kids will love dipping their favorite veggies in to this colorful dip.  It will introduce them to new flavors and be fun for them to eat.  Finding smart, healthy snack ideas for your family is essential in teaching them the proper foods to eat for a healthy lifestyle.

Spiced Carrot Dip: (as seen in Prevention Magazine)

  • 1 ½ lb carrots cut into 1″ pieces
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 ½ tsp curry powder
  • ¾ tsp cumin
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt ( I prefer 0%)
  • ½ cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Steam carrots until tender, about 20 minutes. Put in the food processor.

Heat oil in small non stick skillet over medium heat. Add mustard seeds, curry powder, and cumin. Toast stirring until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

Add to food processor with remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth. Season

Serve with veggies, or home baked pita or tortilla chips

Serving=1/4 cup

44 cal., 5g carbs., 1 g sat. fat, 34 mg sodium

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Bacon, Tomato & Farro Salad (EatingWell)

Tomatoes arrive in early summer and they provide sweet rewards!  From cherry tomatoes to heirloom, they are versatile and provide nutrients and a taste explosion to any dish. Continue reading

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It’s Grilling Time! Mixed Vegetable Grill with Balsamic-Honey Marinade

Grilling is a nostalgic thought of summer, and the perfect season for it is right around the corner.  I love grilling protein, pizza and vegetables for the smoky flavor it imparts, and the glow that grows in my heart from the memories.

Marinating firm seafood and lean protein before grilling imparts great flavor to the meat.  Adding a tablespoon of olive oil to the marinade helps reduce it sticking to your cleaned grill.  Continue reading

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Quinoa With Toasted Pine Nuts

Quinoa, an ancient grain, has the nutritional composition like that of common cereals. Quinoa seeds contain essential amino acids like lysine and good quantities of calcium, phosphorus, and iron. Quinoa is considered a superfood.  The protein content is very high, but not as high as most beans and legumes. Nutritional evaluations of quinoa indicate that it is a source of complete protein.  Furthermore, it is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is also a source of calcium, and thus is useful for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant.   Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest.  Use it as the basis of an entrée for a meatless dinner, as an element of a salad, or as a side dish. Continue reading

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There’s a Science to the Perfect Sandwich

It may seem like a juvenile topic but how do you build the healthiest sandwich for school lunches and work?  Lets get down to the basics. Continue reading

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Mandarin Tilapia Spinach Salad

You must try this delicious tilapia recipe I discovered in Oxygen Magazine. It’s perfect for a quick meal during the week for the family.

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