Artichokes alla Romana

Artichokes alla Romana
Servings: 4 
Prep time: 30 mins; cooking time: 90 mins
Calories/serving: 140 calories,
 4g fat (1g Sat, 2g Mono)
20g carb, 6g protein

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh breadcrumbs, preferably whole wheat (whole meal)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 large artichokes
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf (Italian) parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup plus 2 to 4 tablespoons vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and olive oil and coat. Place the crumbs in a baking pan and bake about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Working with 1 artichoke at a time, trim the stem flush with the base. Cut off the top third of the leaves and any remaining thorns ...

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Posted Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Recipes, Appetizers, Side Dish

 
 
 

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving Recipes

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving dinner conjures up images of turkey, carbs, pies and second helpings!  This year we've picked our favorite healthy recipes to feature in  the Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving.  So check out this showcase of  the best appetizers, side dishes, desserts and more and let us know your favorites.

 

 

 

 

 

APPETIZERS

 Garlic Grilled Tomatoes                                             No-Cook Shrimp Dip

 Garlic Grilled Tomatoes                                         No-Cook Shrimp Dip                                                                                                                                       

                                                          Avocado-Feta DipHummus, Fresh and Homemade

Hummus, Fresh and Homemade                           Avocado-Feta Dip  

 

Spinach & Brie Topped Artichoke Hearts                                                         

Spinach & Brie Topped Artichoke Hearts                        Curried Butternut Squash Bisque

 

 SIDE DISHES

 Healthy Potato Gratin with Herbs                                                            Cheesy Potato Casserole

Healthy Potato Gratin with Herbs                             Easy Butternut Squash Risotto

 

Healthy Creamed Spinach Casserole                                                             Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes with Vanilla
Healthy Creamed Spinach Casserole                       Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes with Vanilla

 

Honey Balsamic Carrots                                                              
Honey Balsamic Carrots                                            Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

 

TURKEY

Oven-Roasted Turkey

Oven Roasted Turkey

 

DESSERTS  

pumpkin coconut tart - activenow                                                             Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Pumpkin Coconut Tart                                            Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

 

Indulgent Coconut Cupcakes                                                             Super Green Raw Brownies

Skinny Key Lime Pie                                                Super Green Raw Brownies

 

Apple Squares                                                                  

Apple Squares                                                         Dark Chocolate Nut Bark

 

 

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Posted Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Guides, Holiday Happenings, Recipes, Appetizers, Dessert, Entrees, Side Dish

 
 
 

Oven-Fried Squash Spears

Oven-Fried Squash Spears
Serves: 4
Nutrients per serving (6 squash spears and 2 tbsp sauce):
Calories: 80, Total Fat: 3 g, Sat. Fat: 3 g, Carbs: 18 g, Fiber: 4 g,
Sugars: 7 g, Protein: 8 g,  Sodium: 272 mg, Cholesterol: 18 mg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 2 1-oz slices reduced-calorie whole-grain bread
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut in eighths lengthwise
  • 1 medium yellow squash (such as crookneck), cut in eighths lengthwise
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 lemon, quartered

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp mild Louisiana hot sauce

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg whites and milk until well blended. Place bread in a blender or food ...

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Posted Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by Christa Gonzales in Recipes, Side Dish

 
 
 

Baked Mac and Cheese

Baked Mac and Cheese
Servings: 4, Prep time: 30 min; total time: 55 min
Nutrition/serving: 576 calories, 22g fat (11g sat, 2g mono)
69mg cholesterol,917mg sodium, 403mg potassium
63g carbohydrates,9g fiber, 37g protein
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons whole-wheat dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 16-ounce or 10-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1 3/4 cups low-fat milk, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 8 ounces (2 cups) whole-wheat elbow macaroni, or penne

Instructions

  1. Put a large pot of water on to boil. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat an 8-inch-square (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Mix breadcrumbs, oil and paprika in a small bowl. Place spinach in a fine-mesh strainer and press out excess moisture.
  3. Heat 1 1/2 ...

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Posted Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Recipes, Entrees, Side Dish