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One of our favorite things to do is take super heavy recipes and lighten up the calories without lightening up the flavor. If that sounds impossible to you, then you’ll just have to come over for dinner sometime! Better yet, wow your entire family with some of our tricks for… Read More»



Serves: 6 Serving Size: 1/6 recipe Here is a great alternative to the higher fat Cannoli with its fried shell. Ingredients: 4 sheets (14 x 9-inch) phyllo olive oil spray 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier, or any orange flavored liquor 1/2 teaspoon ground… Read More»


Serves: 14 Serving size: 1/2 cup Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 35–40 minutes This dessert is perfect for the fall. I love apple desserts because they are a great way to get to know seasonal apple varieties. I really enjoy going to farmers’ markets and asking vendors which apples… Read More»


SERVES: 6 / SERVING SIZE: 1/6 RECIPE Comfort food can be enjoyed even if you want to cook healthier.  Phyllo dough makes a fabulously crispy top crust without the fat. Garlic mashed potatoes (page 123) make a great alternative top “crust”. Ingredients -2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided use… Read More»


(From “The Stress-Free Diabetes Kitchen”, p. 68) SERVES: 10 / SERVING SIZE: 1/10 RECIPE Minestrone means big soup in Italian.  It is usually considered a whole meal.  Serve with a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, a mixed green salad, and crusty bread for a satisfying meal. -1 tablespoon extra virgin… Read More»


September is National Cholesterol Education Month. Here are a few tips from the American Diabetes Association to better your cholesterol, along with a yummy heart-healthy recipe for a Tuna Salad Wrap. 1)    Get a lipid profile. Ask your doctor for a lipid profile on a yearly basis or more often… Read More»


Serves 4; serving size: 1 sandwich Ingredients 1 (6-oz) can tuna, packed in water, drained 1/4 cup pickle relish 1/4 cup diced celery 1/4 cup diced onion 1/2 cup canola mayonnaise 4 corn tortillas Preparation Combine the tuna, relish, celery, onion, and mayonnaise until mixed well. Chill before serving. When… Read More»