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October 24, 2017 | Spa Index
The next time you are stuck for sandwich ideas for your brown bag lunch, assemble this fresh tasting Canyon Ranch Chicken Asparagus from ingredients you probably had for supper.
October 4, 2016 | Spa Index
Grilled Turkey Burgers are a terrific departure from beef, and Broccoli Slaws are popular in our home and office. They tote well, last a long time and improve with a day or two in the fridge.
October 1, 2016 | Spa Index
Christine Denney, the chef for the Oaks at Ojai health spa in California, created this guest-favorite Turkey Burgers with Fig Salsa entree. This is a versatile recipe — it can be used to make a hand-held burger, or as meatballs with dip for a nice snack and appetizer, or even as a tasty salad with fig dressing.
August 19, 2016 | Spa Index
For those of you looking for a veggie burger in place of traditional beef sliders, try this Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sliders recipe courtesy of PureRejuv Wellness Center, a health retreat in the Poconos.
June 22, 2016 | Spa Index
Whether you’re brown bagging it, or making a quick lunch to enjoy at home, this tasty Black Bean and Veggie Wrap wrap will delight you and your family. Once they take a bite, they won’t even notice it’s chock full of good-for-you fruit, veggies, beans and brown rice!
March 25, 2016 | Spa Index
This is a very satisfying turkey based taco, with enough density of high quality calories and flavors to make a complete meal at lunch or dinner. Some of the healthy fats come from the nutrient rich avocado.
September 2, 2015 | Kitchens Spa Index
Try this recipe for Biggest Loser Salmon Burger with canned or fresh salmon or even tuna (yes!) — formed into a savory patty. It’s a wonderful seafood sandwich best served with a crunchy vegetable salad and a small bowl of fruit.
August 28, 2015 | Kitchens Spa Index
You will need some napkins for this juicy burger! Serve this delicious, low-carb and naturally gluten-free version with a side of skinny potato skins or Zucchini Fries.
July 29, 2015 | Kitchens Spa Index
A slimmed down and more nutritious family favorite recipe for pulled pork in BBQ sauce. Great for picnics, birthday parties, sports on the big screen, or just a lunch on your patio in warm weather.
July 26, 2015 | Kitchens Spa Index
This recipe for Smoked Turkey Hummus Wraps is courtesy of Everyday Recipes by Ste Anne’s Spa in Ontario, Canada. Feel free to doctor this wrap with your favorite vegetables, taking advantage of seasonal offerings (for instance, thinly sliced raw zucchini in place of the peppers, and even shaved carrot and celery makes a delightful “crunch.”
April 21, 2015 | Spa Index
Buy the best meat you can find and let the quality of the flavor shine through with nothing more than fresh produce, grilled beef, and a toasted bun spread with homemade dressin
March 8, 2015 | Kitchens Spa Index
This Turkey Curry Pita sandwich is made with Pita Bread, a Mediterranean favorite. This bread is favored by many health conscious diners because it’s generally thinner, lighter, and less caloric than two slices of sandwich bread.
March 4, 2015 | Kitchens Spa Index
We have Jillian Michaels of Biggest Loser Resort fame to thank for crafting this lower-calorie but protein rich and flavorful version of this popular sandwich. Add it to your Game Day sandwich rotation so you can enjoy a hearty sandwich but stay out of the penalty box.
January 28, 2015 | Kitchens Spa Index
Here’s a great way to get your vegetables and love every bite! This tasty sweet potato mushroom wrap recipe is courtesy of Green Mountain at Fox Run, a for-women-only health retreat in the green hills of Vermont. It may look complicated, but it really goes quickly and is worth the time you invest. If some of the vegetables aren’t your favorites, experiment with those you love. For instance, fresh spinach, shredded carrots, kale, and even parsnips, which are very sweet, will all make a wonderful sweet potato mushroom wrap.
December 17, 2012 | Kitchens Spa Index
This simple spa style grilled turkey cristo sandwich is from the kitchens of the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Texas. Simple and wholesome, this sandwich features turkey, tomato, and Swiss cheese, and is dipped in egg white before grilling.
October 29, 2012 | Kitchens Spa Index
This recipe uses whole wheat tortillas, reduced fat cream cheese, roasted peppers, and fresh basil. Plus, a tip for why you should roast your own bell peppers.
October 3, 2012 | Kitchens Spa Index
This is a terrific recipe to use left over turkey from your holiday roast. High in protein from both the poultry and the Greek Yogurt, and full of fl
September 3, 2012 | Spa Index
This salmon patty recipe combines diced skinless salmon with classic Asian flavors and Dijon, grilled to perfection. It’s wonderful on its own as an entree, but also can be served as a burger on a whole wheat bun on in a pita pocket.
September 12, 2011 | Kitchens Spa Index
Who doesn’t love the classic combo of bacon, lettuce and tomato? Add it to a hamburger and this is a keeper recipe for a BLT Burger, rich in taste and nutritious.
July 18, 2011 | Kitchens Spa Index
Biggest Loser Chef Devin Alexander is a big fan of mixing low-fat mayonnaise with stronger flavors to give it the richness of a full-fat mayonnaise.
May 2, 2011 | Kitchens Spa Index
This recipe for a wonderful sandwich will make use of the copious amounts of turkey you’re certain to have on hand this month. While not a typical recipe for “spa cuisine”, we’ve lightened this recipe. The end result is a a sandwich bursting with flavor, interesting textures, and making the most of its calories.
November 10, 2010 | Kitchens Spa Index
A veggie-rich version of the classic low fat burger. This turkey burger is very colorful, but we found it was too suspicious for kids to enjoy.
June 21, 2010 | Kitchens Spa Index
With this Memorial Day weekend upon us, and grills fired up in rapidly warming Spring afternoons, consider this Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwich as a more healthful alternative to typical hamburgers and fries.
May 24, 2010 | Kitchens Spa Index