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    Although avocados are high in fat, 3/4 of their fat calories come from monounsaturated fat, which is the type that may help protect against coronary artery disease. They also have 3x as much potassium as a banana. So enjoy with out guilt this healthy recipe from "The Mayo Clinic Williams Sonoma Cookbook."

    Recipe #191794

    I love avocado on anything so I can't wait to try this sandwich. From Country Living Magazine.

    Recipe #210977

    This is an easy recipe for fresh beets. Recipe is from "500 Fat-Free Recipes".

    Recipe #191310

    I got this from Redbook magazine. It makes a very healthy and refreshing drink. It is one of my kids' favorite smoothie recipes.

    Recipe #185232

    Recipe courtesy of Ben Silviera. I have not tried this yet but plan to soon! Prep time is an estimate.

    Recipe #203932

    Based on a recipe from an old copy of Everyday Food, this is my version designed as a one point treat. A word of caution for other calorie counters, I have tried in other versions of meringues to use Splenda but have not had good results with more than a third substitute. (2 meringues = 1 WW pt)

    Recipe #181557

    22 Reviews |  By Redsie

    Very tasty, easy and great with rice! And healthy too!!

    Recipe #209436

    This recipe includes an easy to put together marinade that gives chicken breasts a nice flavor. It is great served with Mexican Rice and tortillas. Recipe is from Sunset Magazine and was submitted by Cheryl Brown.

    Recipe #181195

    This is such a wonderful summertime treat! I have used all kinds of fruit combinations in this; use your imagination. Far richer and intense in flavour than anything you can buy, and yet it's almost all just healthy fruit. The fruits that work best have a fairly smooth fleshy texture; things like mangoes, muskmelons, peaches, apricots, and bananas. But also good are strawberries, pineapple, blueberries and the like. Seedy or watery fruits can be used, but it is best to use them mixed with something that has a smoother denser texture, and to use less of them. Cook time is tempering time, but prep time does not include freezing time.

    Recipe #74760

    1 Reviews |  By Topher

    Cheap way to cool off especially as a summer treat. Cook time is freezing time.

    Recipe #179692

    Low calorie, low sodium, non fat with "High" vitamins and high flavor. This salad is best if it is allowed time for the flavors to marry. Recipe from, "The Mayo Clinic Williams Sonoma Cookbook."

    Recipe #191797

    I just saw this on Boy Meets Grill with Bobby Flay and it is so good and easy I had to post! A great ending to a Moroccan meal! This is also a Caribbean and Southern recipe.

    Recipe #186849

    A refreshing smoothie.

    Recipe #213520

    A lighter, fresher version from Cooking Light.

    Recipe #199349

    4 Reviews |  By KelBel

    The base of this roll-up is a garlicky spinach spread. A perfect condiment for roasted or grilled vegetables. Use your favorite combination of vegetables.

    Recipe #173074

    Recipe from The Mayo Clinic Williams Sonoma Cookbook.

    Recipe #197586

    From Fete Accomplie in Washington D.C. EDIT: Please do not use the Zaar converter to cut this recipe in half as it is inaccurate with thirds.

    Recipe #201542

    19 Reviews |  By Dawn

    As we were walking through the grocery store, we stopped to try a sample at the Deli. It tasted like Tuna Salad rolled up in a tortilla and it was very good. We went home and made our own version and it tasted even better. The recipe is easy, tasty, and you can make a low fat version.

    Recipe #37734

    This is a healthier version than most refried bean recipes. You can make this vegetarian by using all water.And the best part of all it cooks in the crockpot! This is adapted from allrecipes.com

    Recipe #234919

    In July 2005, five women set out to Florence Italy to found Zaarbucks, a chain of kiosks serving coffees, teas, jaffles, fudge and baked goods. Early on, the group's business manger, PanNan, figured out that customers hooked on their fabulous baked goods would soon gain so much weight they would stop buying their daily muffins and scones. Quickly Bergy and Derf began working on a new recipe for a deletable new scone that would be kind to the figure. Having developed a basic recipe for light scones, they worked with Madeleine M. to develop a range of flavor combinations that would rival none. Apricot-Almond was by far my favorite so today, one time only, I'm sharing the recipe with you. Don't tell 'em where you got the recipe.

    Recipe #135582


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