Teriyaki Chicken Salad

Teriyaki Chicken Salad

Fresh pear adds a juicy sweet component to this Asian-style lunch classic. Mix in a cup of whole-wheat pasta to make it a complete meal.

Turkey Burgers

Turkey Burgers

The hamburger is an American food icon. Easy to eat, a pleasure when cooked on the grill, substitute America’s favorite food with this lean, mean, protein machine, the turkey burger!

Sweet Potato Mash

Sweet Potato Mash

Sweet and naturally creamy, this mash is a great substitute for regular mashed potatoes. I love to serve it along side fish, so you’re cashing in on vitamin E as well as tons of vitamin A from the mash.

Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche

This gooey milk caramel is a South American favorite! It’s low-fat but caloric, so use it sparingly. I top low-fat cupcakes or serve it for dessert with apple and pineapple wedges.

Pizza Dough

Healthy pizza dough

I’ve tested so many different pizza dough recipes and this one is a combination of them. A great pizza has a crispy outer crust with a soft textured dough on the inside, baked perfectly in the hottest of ovens. If your oven doesn’t go up to 500° F or higher, I suggest purchasing an inexpensive pizza stone. Use your creativity to top this tasty crust. If you are using meats, seafood, or dense vegetables, pre-cook them before topping your pizza.

Zucchini Bites with Tapenade and Mozzarella

Zucchini Bites with Tapenade and Mozzarella

I devised this recipe as an alternative to the average, more caloric party appetizer. Compliment the juicy texture of zucchini by combining it with a light layer of salty, flavorful tapenade. It can be assembled ahead and popped in the oven while you are serving your guests drinks.

Tuna Melt

Tuna Melt

This was my favorite quick lunch in college and can easily be made in a dorm with a toaster oven, can opener, and a pair of scissors.

Israeli Chicken Cutlet with Arugula Salad

Israeli Chicken Cutlet with Arugula Salad

Za’tar is a dried herb mix that is popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. Za’tar is usually made by grinding hyssop leaves into a powder, then mixed with other ingredients such as toasted sesame seeds, sumac, and sometimes cumin.