Entrees · Vegetarian

Quinoa Burgers

I just love experimenting with new vegetarian burger recipes.  It is fun to mix and match ingredients for different tastes.  This recipe uses just onion, green onion and carrots as the vegetables, but could easily substitute bell peppers, zucchini or other vegetables to change taste/appearance/nutrient composition.  Regardless of vegetables used, these burgers are a healthier… Continue reading Quinoa Burgers

Sauces, Gravies and Dips

{Soy-Free} Low Sodium Soy Sauce

Soy sauce is full of flavor and commonly used in Asian-type meals: chow mein, pad thai, fried rice, etc.  The problem is the sodium content.  One tablespoon of soy sauce has 920 mg sodium!  The average healthy person should aim to consume less than 2400 mg sodium in an entire day (heart.org).  Even reduced-sodium soy… Continue reading {Soy-Free} Low Sodium Soy Sauce

Desserts

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Truffles {Healthified}

Time for holiday baking!  I always bake cookies, but this year I decided to try making candy as well. Here is my experiment with chocolate truffles. What makes chocolate truffles unhealthy? Usually they are made with heavy cream, meaning high amounts of saturated fat. This is the fat that is bad for the heart. A… Continue reading Peppermint Hot Chocolate Truffles {Healthified}

Breakfast

Raspberry-Vanilla Overnight Oats

Breakfast can be tough.  I have an hour-long drive everyday to get to work, which doesn’t leave a lot of time to get ready in the morning if I want a decent amount of sleep.  Overnight oats is great for this reason.  It is a grab-and-go breakfast that is nourishing as well as delicious.  I like to make… Continue reading Raspberry-Vanilla Overnight Oats

Desserts

Maple Pecan Pie

Couldn’t resist; had to try to healthify this dessert.  The corn syrup is just begging to be substituted.   Now would I normally consider maple syrup to be healthy?  Not necessarily; it is basically pure sugar (natural or not).  But we are talking about dessert here, something that we consume in moderation, right? 😉  When using… Continue reading Maple Pecan Pie

Desserts

Skinny Caramel Apple Pie

Apple pie is a classic American dessert, but most versions are very high in saturated fat and sugar (from the shortening, butter and sugar).  Here is “dietitian approved” recipe that tastes indulgent, but is much better for the heart!  Lower in calories, fat, sodium and sugar, but higher in fiber and protein.  It has a sweet… Continue reading Skinny Caramel Apple Pie