Monday, December 30, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Party Clam Dip

A favorite party dish goes low-fat and no one will ever guess! Garnished with chopped chives, either fresh or dried, and served with vegetables or melba toast rounds, this makes a wonderful party dish.

Makes 12 servings
(2½ tablespoons each serving)

1½           cups plain nonfat yogurt*
1 10 ½    ounce can minced clams, drained (This will yield about 6 ounces of clams.)
1½           tablespoons minced onion flakes
1½           teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
¼             teaspoon salt
¼             teaspoon pepper
⅛             teaspoon garlic powder

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Shortbread Cookies

This is my delicious version of a traditional butter cookie. The butter flavor extract adds the butter flavor without all of the fat.

Makes 8 servings(3 cookies each serving)
¾     cup all-purpose flour
½     teaspoon baking powder
¼     cup reduced-calorie margarine
2      tablespoons sugar
2      teaspoons butter flavor extract

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Holiday Party

Entertaining can be fun, and the food can be both delicious and healthy. Yes, there is a cocktail party life on a healthful eating plan! Here are some hints that will help you throw a fun and healthy holiday party.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

7 Tips for Legumes

Legumes are also known as “beans”. They are the fruits or seeds from pod-bearing plants. They are low in fat and contain no cholesterol. And, in addition, they are very inexpensive.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


The almond extract makes this fat-free candy taste a lot like the real stuff.

Makes 4 candies
⅓     cup nonfat dry milk
1      tablespoon plus
1      teaspoon sugar
1½   teaspoons water
¼     teaspoon almond extract
¼     teaspoon vanilla extract
2     drops food color, any color (optional)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

8 Recipes under 300 Calories

During this time of year it is hard to watch our calories and waist lines. No need to worry, I have 8 delicious recipes under 300 calories for you to enjoy. After all, it's easy to live a lean & luscious lifestyle.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Potato Latkes (Pancakes)

Top these tender delicacies with applesauce, and you create a side dish or brunch dish that's really special.

Makes 6 servings
(3 pancakes each serving) 

1½   pounds potatoes, unpeeled (3 medium potatoes), grated or finely shredded
½     cup liquid egg substitute
1      small onion, grated
2      tablespoons all-purpose flour
¾     teaspoon salt, or to taste
¼     teaspoon pepper, or to taste

Monday, December 2, 2013