Side Dishes


2 medium zucchini, cubed
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 onion, chopped
Handful of mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
4 cups cooked brown rice
1 (15oz) can chunky tomato sauce Continue reading

There are some foods where I look at them and it seems like it’s impossible to make a lower calorie version. Mac and cheese was always one of those. I was stumped! Eventually it was time to tackle the challenge and I was surprised to find out you can actually cut a lot of calories out and still make a very tasty dish! This isn’t box mac and cheese. It’s grown up and full of wonderful flavor! Continue reading

Cheesy Broccoli PureeIngredients

1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup chopped onions
3 tablespoon canola oil
2 cans (14-1/2 oz. each) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4-1/2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup instant white rice, uncooked
2 cups milk
1/4 cup lite parmesan cheese (grated) Continue reading


15oz can black beans, rinsed
4 medium-sized sweet potatoes, scrubbed
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
¾ tsp salt
¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped Continue reading

Baked Cauliflower with Parmesan CheeseIngredients

1 large head (about 8 cups) of cauliflower cut in 1 inch thick slices of cauliflower florets
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp dried marjoram
½ cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
Salt and pepper


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