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Tea, green, black or any other kind, is a healthful drink; many people claim the same about coffee. But if you want a REALLY healthy nutritious drink or two, try this unusual recipe for Golden Tea that brims with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory ingredients, and who know what else that will do you good. It's pretty nice tasting, too, and beautiful
Is addiction always an evil thing? Maybe not when it's an addiction to these lovely, easy and quick to make little breads, crispy, puffy and chewy. At first glance Pan de Bono might seem to be lacking in nutrition but the base, yuca or tapioca flour, is much more nutritious than it might seem at first glance.
Have a Breakfast Quickie! Here's a fast, easy and nutritious breakfast or snack.
Cynthia MacGregor had another e-book published this week -- a cookbook. This is "sneakiness" at its best! Order this useful book here: Order this useful book here: Stealth Leftovers. Note: When the page come up, click on General Adult, then on Cookbooks, and you'll be right there.At the low, low price, this book could pay for itself in a week or so. Says Cynthia about this recipe: "Here’s a simple way to use up a leftover hamburger and get dinner or lunch for two out of it. Although it’s not fancy, it’s very satisfying." Beef El Torito
Spinach Madeleine was named after Madeline Noland Reymond of Louisiana, who thought to add a roll of Kraft Jalapeno cheese to her mother-in-law's creamed spinach, and serve it to her bridge club. Here's a lighter healthier version.
Eggplant Parmesan can either be a calorie-stuffed diet breaker or a delicious main or side dish. Here's a healthier version that's fast and every bit as tasty.
A favorite dessert at the end of a meal in many Hispanic countries is a simple but habit-forming pudding called Majarete.
While this is a traditional Thanksgiving treat, it's a good side dish any time of year. Try Corn Pudding.
Instant Hot Chocolate is a nutritious treat that warms the bones in cold weather. It's even better when it's spiced up.
Here comes cooler weather, when a quick breakfast of oatmeal is just the thing to warm the bones, the soul, and it's great for your body too. This Instant Oatmeal Mix saves time, money and effort.
The original Monte Cristo Sandwich has a clouded history. Some think it evolved from a French sandwich called Croque Monsieur. One more way to use up a bit of leftover roasted turkey or chicken is a healthier version of this famous sandwich.
Can it be that I am the only person who never heard of Turtle Burgers? Don't worry, we're not going to go out on the hunt and decimate wildlife; these are made with normal ingredients.
The famous recipe for Beverly Hills Cafe Meatloaf makes two generous loaves; you can freeze one, or slice when cold for sandwiches.
Several times when we were young, broke, and expecting company for dinner, I fixed a big pot of Potato Soup. This meal never failed to cause raves and compliments.
Polenta is an economical staple served as a side dish at many tables, Italian, Hispanic and more. This is an easy and quick recipe, and by far the best I have eaten.
Any way to get the family to eat more veggies is always welcome, especially when it's disguised with an intriguing name like Toothpick Soup.
Economizing often means serving chicken. Here's a tasty and novel way to serve it: Chicken Pecan Sandwich.
Pan de Batata is an enigma; translated loosely to 'Sweet Potato Bread', it's not made with sweet potatoes, nor is it a bread. Its also called Pan de Boniato. However you call it, it's a delicious treat.
In 1950, Ruth Derousseau won Junior First Prize in the Pillsbury Bake-Off with this delightful cookie, Cherry Winks.
Even people that normally refuse sweet potatoes may enjoy Sweet Potato Whip, and it's easy to fix. Extra flavors are due to some unusual additions!
This sinfully simple variation on cranberries is great with poultry or pork, on whole wheat toast with butter, or atop plain yogurt or vanilla ice cream. Cranberry Orange-Marmalade Sauce.
I absolutely love the flavor of bread stuffing whenever I roast a turkey. But this stuffing has several drawbacks, and stove-top just doesn't cut it for me. Here's a quick and easy substitute that almost tastes the same: Stuffed Grits!
This dessert dish is good for you, a perfect end to a meal, and simple to make. Apple-Pear Crisp
A salad can be a whole meal, or at least the main course, and Chicken Arugula Salad is such a dish. It's one of my favorite recipes, almost better than ice cream or chocolate cake!
This classic recipe is called by different names; the most common is Johnny Marzetti. In truth, it all started at the Marzetti family restaurant in Columbus, Ohio.
Rice Soufflé is a tasty side dish, which you can make with leftover cooked rice.
Eating more fruits and veggies doesn't have to mean green beans! Here's a fast and elegant dish that costs almost nothing - Baked Bananas.
Many years ago I was starting a family on a slim budget. These cookies were an economical snack and sweet that we all enjoyed. Favorite Oatmeal Cookies.
This scrumptious cold soup is deceptively simple and fast to make. The secret to success is to use high-quality canned tomatoes. Serendipity Chilled Tomato Soup
Here's a great stuffing for poultry or rolled meat dishes, for those that can't eat wheat. It makes a wonderful dressing for a large fish, baked. Rice Dressing.
Red cabbage is full of good stuff, including valuable phytonutrients not found in most foods, that offer protection against many diseases. Try Danish Red Cabbage.
I first tasted this dish in my early teens in Nebraska, and the cook gave me the recipe for Swedish Fruit Soup.
These moist, delicious muffins are doubly corny. They mix up and bake quickly. Serve with margarine or butter, and maybe some honey or marmalade. Corniest Corn Muffins.
There are a few foods which are superstars of nutrition. Often they are stronger-tasting ones as well, so we need to find ways of cooking them to make them more attractive to picky eaters. Here's one that's fast and delicious. Hot Kale Salad
This great-tasting cornbread has a confetti look when sliced, and can be made as hot as you like - or not! Great with soup or stew on a chill evening. Spicy Confetti Cornbread.
Polenta with Vegetables; a tasty way to use up bits and pieces of veggies, and quickly make a great, and economical, side dish.
This dish is one of our favorites, and as pretty as a bouquet of flowers: Oriental Green Bean Salad.
Here's a tasty and filling snack from Watkins: Salsa Sour Cream Bacon Bundles. For a little less fat and calories, use low fat sour cream, and pick the leanest cuts of bacon. Just the thing to fix the hungries, while watching a movie on television!
Make your own cheese? Sure, in only minutes of preparation time. Yogurt Cheese or Lebanah is a traditional dish that's good for you, tasty, and easy. There's even instructions and a video!
This sweet drink, a Brown Cow, also known as a Root Beer Float, takes only a moment to prepare.
This broccoli dish is different, with a familiar sweet and sour sauce. Nutritious by itself, the additional ingredients boost the health benefits. Sweet and Sour Broccoli.
How would you like a Whipped Topping that tastes good, adds nutrition to the diet, is cheap, and much healthier? It keeps for a week or so in the fridge, and can even be frozen.
Shelly has shared a recipe for Mango-Pineapple Salsa with Tupperware's Chipolte Seasoning;
Who says that snacks are unhealthy? Not me! Check out this healthy Salsa Fresca. Great for low-fat tortilla chips, on burgers or burritos, or as a sauce with meat. Try a big spoonful on scrambled eggs, tucked into a tortilla.
Meaty red kidney beans make this dish a meal. Puerto Ricans and others make a similar recipe. Try Cajun Style Red Beans with Rice.
For gluten-free diets, pie is one of the longed-for items. But you don't have to go gluten-free to enjoy this crispy delight. Heavenly Pie Crust can go low-carb too.
This recipe for Stovetop Sweet Potatoes is delicious and very high in nutrients. And easy, too. You can use leftovers as a puree, or make into a tasty soup with any leftover broth.
This recipe is too cute for words! It will be a big hit for Halloween. Your favorite Idaho mashed potatoes can be used here instead of instant - leftover ones work especially well. Mummified Mashed Idaho Potatoes.
This hearty but simple Corn and Potato Stew is great for those first chilly, rainy days of the season.
This dish is easy, crunchy, tasty and healthy. What more could you ask for? Try Seafood Pasta Salad.
*Watkins famous Pickling Spice is still available for a limited time. Try Sweet & Sour Refrigerator Pickles to use up those abundant cucumbers in the most delicious way.
For a nutritious and tasty side dish, try Sautéed Cabbage & Apples.
Lorraine has lost a favorite dessert recipe. It's the Broken Glass Gelatin Dessert. You can make it into ribbons by doing one flavor/color at a time and chilling until firm, do another, etc. or follow the instructions for jewel cubes using either the Tupperware Jel-Ring or a clear bowl.
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Share recipes which have helped provide a healthier diet for yourself and your family or have saved you time or money. We'd like to have healthy recipes which you have found delicious and intriguing. Recipes that persuade picky kids to try new and nutritious foods are especially welcome. Share sources for free recipe books or samples, and recipe websites.
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