carmelized banna ice cream

Caramelized bananas with vanilla ice cream

  Ingredients: 2 medium firm bananas, peeled 1/2 tbsp butter 3 tbsp light brown sugar 1/4 cup orange juice 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon 1 cup low-fat vanilla ice cream, or frozen yogurt   Directions: Place butter in a non-stick sauté pan, melt butter on medium heat. Add bananas that have been cut in half…



  Ingredients: 1 tbsp canola oil 1 cup uncooked quinoa 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme 1/4 tsp salt 1 small onion, finely diced 1 dash fresh lemon juice (optional)   Directions: Place canola oil into a saucepan, add the…

pineapple chicken

Grilled chicken with pineapple salsa

  Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets Salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp of garlic powder 2 cups of fresh cubed pineapple 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped 1/4 red onion, finely diced 1/8 cup fresh basil, sliced thinly 1 tbsp cider vinegar 1 tbsp honey…


Apple Cake

  Ingredients: 2 Granny Smith apples, sliced thinly 2 eggs 1/3 cup light brown sugar Zest of 1 lemon Dash of salt 1 cup of self-rising flour 1/4 cup low-fat milk Cooking spray   Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray cooking spray into an 8-inch round cake pan. Whisk together the eggs,…


Lemon Chicken Piccata

  Ingredients: 2 10-ounce chicken breast cutlets Sea salt and black pepper 2 tablespoons self-rising flour 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup chicken broth 2 Tablespoons lemon juice and grated zest reserved for garnish 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon capers, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon unsalted butter  …

mashed cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower

  Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower cut into bite-size florets 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/3 cup nonfat milk 4 teaspoons olive oil 1 teaspoon unsalted butter ½ teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper   Directions: Steam cauliflower with garlic for 10-15 minutes, or until tender. Drain cauliflower and garlic and mash with a potato masher…


Salmon with Basil and Tomatoes

  Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 whole wild salmon fillet about 1½ pounds ⅓ cup plus ¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil, divided 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper Directions: Preheat grill to medium. Mash minced garlic and ¾…

lemon pie

Lemon Pie

  Ingredients: 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix 1 teaspoon Crystal Light lemonade drink mix 1 cup cold fat-free milk 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed, divided 1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust (8 inches) Directions: Combine pudding mix and lemonade drink mix. In a small bowl, whisk milk…


Oven-Roasted Green Beans

  Ingredients: 2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 425°. Rinse and dry green beans. Place beans in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss well to coat….

mex brownies

Mexican Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped 2 tablets (6 1/2 oz. total) Mexican chocolate, chopped 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts   Directions: Place butter, unsweetened chocolate, and Mexican chocolate…