Looking for a yummy but healthy cookie to serve at your family gathering or to include in your Christmas cookie exchange? Look no farther. Almonds and orange zest give these easy-to-make cookies a wonderful flavor … and because they’re very low in refined fats and sugar you can enjoy this holiday food treat without worrying about adding extra pounds.
After posting my Low-Fat Creamy Italian Dressing recipe, several of you have asked for
This easy-to-prepare, healthy, holiday side features wild rice, a beautiful Native American grain-like seed that is loaded with flavor and nutrition.
A typical granola recipe calls for about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of honey and/or sugar for every 3 cups of oats. And granola you can buy at the grocery store often packs in over a cup of sugar for every 3 cups of oats. That’s as much sugar per serving as a Twinkie!
It’s the wedding of the century.
Americans are eating too much sugar and this factor is contributing to our high rates of obesity, not to mention other health problems. Here is a delicious fruit crisp recipe that not only is sugar-free, but is also a good source of fiber and other nutrients.
One serving of this sugar-free, fresh peach smoothie offers you 34% of your daily needs for vitamin C, 14% of your iron needs, and 43% of your RDA for manganese – which is a mineral that helps build strong bones, reduce cholesterol levels, stabilize blood sugar, and reduce inflammation.
This salad is like summertime in a bowl. And it’s picnic-friendly. Make a batch ahead of time, keep in the frig, and it’s ready to go when you are. Reason #789 why I like summer. Fresh, beautiful produce.
This lower-fat, nutrient-dense pesto saves you an average of 60 calories and 5 grams of fat (per 1/4 cup serving). And it is cholesterol-free!
Homemade, fresh strawberry jam. Having never made it before, I asked Papa Google for a recipe. The first few recipes he gives me list anywhere from 2 cups of sugar to 3 1/2 cups of sugar for only 3 cups of strawberries! Whoa!