This recipe was inspired by one from Paula Dean. I made some changes because I found her recipe too sweet and a little bland. I think that my version is pretty darn good. Please let me know what you think?
This is my version, I make the crust with whole wheat pastry flour to increase the health value and the taste is wonderful. I added a bit of lime zest as well, it makes for a nice contrast with the orange. I also added a little salt to the crust, filling and glaze. It really makes all the difference. You do not taste the salt per say, but it enhances the flavor of all the other ingredients and brings out the citrus. Don't leave it out!!
A great pasta salad! It is kid friendly and a real crowd pleaser. This recipe is from the Washington Post.
This salad employs one of the best combos in summer food: tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. Even better, it takes about 30 minutes to make, from start to finish. It's always good to use the freshest ingredients, but here it's essential. Fresh mozzarella can now be bought in almost every supermarket. And choose the ripest tomatoes you can find: plum tomatoes are easy to peel and seed, but you can use your favorites.
Very nice texture, chewy, not too sweet!! Full of fiber, Omega 3's, lignans, and potassium. Very yummy and so very good for you. My daughter loves these.
These are very good made with natural sugar as well ( I use natural sugar for my daughter). 1/2 to 1 cup, depending on how sweet you like it.
My favorite recipe for a very low in sugar zucchini bread that has a good amount of fiber and a nice zesty lemon flavor.
*This recipe is much less sweet than ordinary zucchini bread!!!!
But it tastes wonderful!
This is a terrific and addictive recipe for the best lemon cookies that you will ever put in your mouth. I can't take credit as this recipe comes from Citizen Cake in San Francisco. Enjoy!! These are well worth the work.
This recipe can make 30+ cookies. It reall depends on how you cut the cookies and how much filling you add.
This is a wonderful recipe that I got from Heidi Swanson who has a beautifuly photographed and excellently written collection of vegetarian recipes on her awesome food blog. This is a very adaptable recipe. You can change up the cheese, the vegetables, or even add meat if you like.
Notes from Heidi...."You can do this with any par-baked pie or tart shell you like. Next time around I might experiment with a Parmesan tart crust like this one, or add some herbs to this version."
I love black beans! This is my favorite recipe so far and I have tried many! It is very, very flavorful and authentic. Enjoy!
After you try this recipe you will understand why it has an exclamation point!!
I was created this bar because I was looking for something really yummy yet healthy to eat before I go running early in the morning. I needed something with a bit less sugar and carbs and a bit more protein than usual. This bar is also high in fiber, lignans, and omega 3 fats. I used thick rolled oats, not quick oats because they digest slower (lower GI) and ultimately keep your blood sugar nice and steady and hunger at bay. I also use a reduced sugar jam, you could also try a sugar free jam. I really love PBJ so I used a PBJ bar recipe and totally mixed it up and made it healthy and higher in protein.
Not too sweet and so filling! Enjoy!