roast turkey

Roast Turkey

  In the United States, the Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Gathering with family and friends to celebrate is always fun. Delicious, classic recipes with a healthy twist are in store for this year’s celebration. Treat your family to a meal that is lower in fat, calories, and sugar….


Cupcake Brownies

  Cupcake brownies Ingredients: 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar, firmly packed 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 cup water 1⁄4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1⁄2 teaspoon cider vinegar 1 1⁄2 teaspoons margarine, melted 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Preheat oven to…

spinach dip

Spinach Dip

  Spinach dip Ingredients 1 packet Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix 1/4 cup reduced fat mayo 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained 22 ounces Fage total 0% yogurt (or 2 cups+ 3/4 cup) Chives to garnish (optional)   Instructions: In a medium bowl, stir together the vegetable recipe mix, mayo, and yogurt. Add the…


Deviled Eggs

  Deviled Eggs Ingredients: 12 hard-cooked large eggs, peeled* 2 tbsp. finely chopped spring onion 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. low-fat Greek yogurt 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon country Dijon mustard Garnish: 1 tbsp. finely chopped chives 2 tbsp. finely chopped spring onion Directions: Cut eggs in half lengthwise and place yolks into…


7-Layer Dip

  7-Layer Dip Bean Layer: 1 can black beans, drained & rinsed 1/4 cup salsa, low sodium 1 tsp taco seasoning mix 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped 1 tsp garlic powder White Layer: 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt, non-fat Salsa Layer: 1 cup salsa, low sodium Guacamole Layer: 3 medium avocados, pitted &…

mini muffuletta sandwiches

Mini Muffuletta Sandwiches

  Mini Muffuletta Sandwiches Ingredients:  2 (12-ounce) packages party-size rolls (16-20 to package) 1/2 pound thinly sliced lean ham 1 1/2 cups shredded Italian five-cheese blend 1 (16-ounce) jar chopped Italian olive salad, drained Directions: Preheat oven 375 degrees. Slice rolls in half on baking sheet. Place ham, cheese, and olive salad onto each…



Pelau   Republic Day in Trinidad occurs on September 24th this year. Why not celebrate by cooking a traditional Trinidad dish? Pelau is a stew that can be made with either beef or chicken, so feel free to substitute the beef recipe below with chicken if white meat suits your taste buds. Ingredients: 3…


Veggie Samosas

Veggie Samosas   A vegetarian option for those wishing to celebrate Trinidad’s Republic Day this month is veggie samosas. They make a great main dish or side dish, which makes them a tasty versatile option. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil 4 Medium Potatoes, Peeled and Cut into 1/2-inch Cubes ½ Cup Yellow Onion, Chopped…


Healthy Coconut Fudge

Healthy Coconut Fudge   To round out a Trinidad meal in celebration of Trinidad’s Republic Day this month, fix this healthier version of coconut fudge. Ingredients: ½ Cup Coconut Oil, Melted ½ Cup Cocoa Powder ½ Cup Almond Butter, Room Temperature ¼ Cup Raw Honey ½ Tsp. Vanilla Extract Directions: Line 12 muffin tins…

Fiesta Lime Rice

Fiesta Lime Rice

Need a 100-calorie recipe that can serve as a side dish or a main dish? This recipe covers all of the bases. Add some fresh tomatoes and cilantro for a pop of color and to really make this dish festive for potlucks or a special night at home. Ingredients 1 Package Yellow Rice Mix,…