Healthy Recipes: Sides, Salads, Soups

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Italian Wedding Soup

Kids love tender tiny meatballs and fun pasta shapes that swim in this soup. I like the spinach and egg ribbons that make this soup a full meal.

Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Sweet and tangy poppy seed dressing works with any salad but is especially good with summer ripe strawberries and nutrient-packed spinach. Ideal for an outdoor summer or late spring brunch.

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.

Mac and Cheese

An American classic that hits the waistline and hips pretty hard! My version softens the blow of cheese by mixing in non-fat cream cheese and parmesan.

Black Bean Soup

Three hours is usually enough time for soaking the beans but you can boil them in water if you are in a hurry. I read in Mexican cookbooks that they never soak their beans – do so at your own risk!

Balsamic Pasta with Tomatoes, Basil, and Fresh Mozzarella

If you love pasta salad but you’re tired of the same recipe, try this one instead. Perfect for serving at room temperature. Pull it out an hour ahead of time for impromptu parties, picnics, or evening meals on a warm summer night.

Zucchini Bread/Cake

By the time August rolled around, Granny always had plenty of shiny, dark green zucchini in her garden, even after giving basketfuls away to neighbors and to her local church. A hunk of fresh zucchini bread resting on our counter next to Granny’s coffee pot that hooted like an owl as it brewed didn’t last long when neighbors came to call.

Buckwheat Blini

Blinis are little pancakes that are usually topped with caviar. My blinis are thinly like crepes and I like to serve them rolled with blueberry sauce or fresh chives and sour cream.