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Recipes

  MAPLE PECAN SALAD How do you pronounce “pecan”? pi-kän or pi-kan or pē-kan Maple Vinaigrette Dressing1/4 cup canola oil2 tbsp white wine vinegar2 tbsp maple syrup1 tsp Dijon mustard1/8 tsp saltSalad1 apple, cut into ½-inch cubes1 tsp lemon juice1/2 cup pecan halves8 cups mixed greens (or baby...

  CLASSIC SPINACH SALAD A favorite classic spinach salad is made with a warm bacon dressing. Bacon is cooked and used in the salad and the bacon fat in the dressing. I am not saying it doesn’t taste good but, yikes, the saturated fat is crazy...

MINESTRONE SOUP There are a whole lot of veggies in this soup! I usually double the amount of kidney beans for extra fiber and protein.  1 tsp vegetable oil1/2 cup chopped onion2 garlic cloves, minced1/2 cup chopped celery1/2 cup chopped carrots6 cups reduced sodium chicken broth1 cup...

  CHICKEN VEGETABLE SOUP Are you eating enough vegetables? This Chicken Vegetable Soup recipe is packed with veggies and 1/6 of this recipe is only 190 calories. Make a double batch and freeze in portions for a healthy heat-and-eat meal.  3 tsp vegetable oil, divided1 lb boneless...

  Teriyaki Beef Teriyaki sauce goes well with beef, chicken and pork! The sodium level is a little on the high side but you can make homemade soy sauce (find it here) that can make a huge impact on the sodium content. And, the sugar content can...

  CHICKEN POT PIE STYLE SOUP Do you ever open up a can of soup only to discover that it looks so unappealing but it’s all you have for a quick meal? Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Style Soup only looks better but it also has more vegetables,...

FRENCH ONION SOUP My French Onion Soup is one of the most requested soups that I make. The one ingredient that makes it so very tasty, is the port wine. In this recipe, I have it as an option to add into the soup but I...

CHICKEN SOUVLAKI SOUP The first time I made this soup was when I had leftovers from dinner – chicken souvlaki, grilled red bell peppers, red onions, zucchini and orzo. I simply chopped up the chicken and vegetables and put them in a stockpot with chicken broth,...