Eggplant Manicotti

eggplant-manicotti

Manicotti, which means “muff” in Italian, are idea for filling with cheesy ricotta. Slices of eggplant mimic this pasta-free way to enjoy the same flavors you’ll find in the original recipe. Adding kale to the filling boosts nutrition, lowers calories and fat.

Roasted Lemon Asparagus

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Asparagus pokes through the cool dirt of early spring though it can be found in grocery stores year-round. Look for the thick stalks for this recipe, or if you are using pencil-thin asparagus decrease the cooking time by 2-3 minutes.

5 Pantry Items That Are Better Homemade

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Store bought pantry items can certainly cut back on cooking time, but some foods can actually taste better (and are certainly healthier) if you make them from scratch.

Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes

Serve salmon cakes on top of a lightly dressed mesclun or baby spinach salad. Sprinkle fresh chopped chives and enjoy as an alfresco lunch or the start to an elegant meal. Fish lovers will be hooked on this tasty preparation. A great way to use up leftover white wine and extra fresh herbs, these cakes also freeze beautifully.

Double Dipping, Make it a Salsa Party!

Fruit Salsa

When I say ‘double dipping’, I don’t mean dipping your chip twice! I meant doing double duty by eating more fruits and veggies at the same time.

Superfood Smoothie Guide

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Smoothies are excellent low-cal meal replacement that you can whip up in 5 minutes — a quick fix to “reset” your body after a holiday splurge. Be sure you build them the correct way…

Chocolate Toffee Grahams

Chocolate Toffee Grahams

These are a fast and simple treat, adapted from a recipe my granny used to make. Fun and fast, it’s the ideal recipe to make for an impromptu party or an easy, rewarding project to do with kids.

The Perfect Stuffing For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Stuffing

In this video, find out how to pull off a “skinny” Thanksgiving stuffing with all the flavor and less fat. Even though Granny calls it stuffing, this Thanksgiving classic is baked outside the bird.