Healthy Recipes: Entertaining

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Chicken Saltimbocca

I call this ‘jump in your mouth’ chicken, since that’s the meaning of Salta-in-bocca! It has jumped into quite a few mouths since I started cooking it. This low-fat version is as delicious as the full-fat one since it’s flavored with fresh sage and prosciutto and it has become a favorite among private chef clients.

Cherry Peppers Stuffed with Mozzarella and Basil

I love the sweet and hot flavor of pickled cherry peppers, ideal for preparing quick and tasty appetizers. You can find them in the deli case of most grocery stores or in a specialty Italian deli. They are great to have on hand to enliven salads, sliced into steamed broccoli and cauliflower or to tuck into a hearty sandwich.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

I love the tart and tangy flavors of the traditional Caesar Salad. My version still has all the flavor minus the fat you’ll find in most restaurant or store-bought Caesars! Leftovers make a perfect quick and healthy office lunch.

Bitter Frenchie

The tang of bitters is just the trick to get your mouth watering before dinner. I serve this to guests when I pull out the martini glasses and turn on the jazz!

Spiced Hot Cocoa

This low-fat version of hot cocoa has a Mexican twist! I add lots of spices and a hint of chili pepper to give it that extra warm flavor.

Caldereta

Caldereta is a thick stew seasoned with chilies. Serve this stew warm, it’s a filling and economic winter meal that stores well. Chilies keep the sniffles away and help you feel full longer, an added bonus when the winter winds blow

Caipirinha

The first time I had this sunny Brazilian drink, it was in the dead of winter vacationing in North Germany! Germans adore its slightly sweet and absolutely refreshing flavor, the perfect remembrance of their summer holidays abroad.

Almond Tea Cake

I’m a big cake fan, though I only indulge on special occasions! Serve this low-fat, protein-packed cake with Spiced Hot Cocoa in the winter or chilled mint ice tea in the spring! Looking for a light treat for mother’s day? Mom will grin when you tell her that this delicious cake is low-fat!