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Spicy Kale with White Beans and Garlic

Spicy kale and white beans This quick and flexible vegetarian Spicy Kale with White Beans and Garlic serves just you or entire family! Garlic and Parmesan cheese provide savory flavors and balance the bitterness of Kale. Beans provide a source of protein. Vinegar, kale, and red pepper flakes all help in to digest the heaviness of beans.
February 13, 2016 |

Southwest Grits | Movara Fitness Resort

Movara Fitness Resort - Dining A scoop of these savory Southwest Grits is a guest favorite breakfast side at Movara Fitness Resort in Utah, where they are served with Carrot Cake Waffles, but don’t restrict them to breakfast.  Try these grits with a salad or dinner entree, as well, in place of another starch.  Sign up for the Movara Newsletter to enjoy tasty and nutritious recipes every month.
April 1, 2015 |

Mountain Trek Roasted Vegetables with Miso-Lime Dressing

roasted vegetables The right food combinations at the right time of day can create high energy and metabolic levels. Mountain Trek chefs and nutritionist together create meals that work, including Mountain Trek Roasted Vegetables served to guests for dinner.    This delicious recipe is perfect in fall when winter squash comes available, but also for a summer meal outside. Take advantage of your spring and summer harvest and swap out any of the vegetables for ones you prefer.
March 14, 2015 |

Three Sisters Succotash

Corn Corn, beans and squash are the principal foods of many Native American tribes. They’re called “the three sisters” because they support one another as they grow. The corn grows tall, allowing the bean vine to twine around her stalk. The bean fixes the nitrogen in the soil, and the squash has big leaves that hold in moisture.
October 13, 2014 |

Biggest Loser Sesame Asparagus

sesame-roasted-asparagus Just after Biggest Loser Chef Devin Alexander wrote “The Biggest Loser Flavors of the World Cookbook,” she had a few of the contestants over for dinner to enjoy some of the Asian takeout favorites from the book.     “After planning the menu,” she says, “I went to the grocery store. The asparagus looked amazing and happened to be on sale, so I threw together this dish at the last minute to serve with the other Asian dishes. It was such a hit that all of the contestants wanted the recipe – so I figured you would, too!“
September 3, 2013 |

Avocado Aioli

Avocado This creamy, garlicky Avocado Aioli is a topping for a delicious Grilled Prawn Salad, but is a wonderful dip for appetizers, salad dressing, or, as a topping for some of our light taco recipes, and even as a spread on sandwiches. Try it on a BLAT!
September 1, 2013 |

Zucchini Fries

Zucchini-Fries Serve this delicious, low-carb and low-fat version of “Fried Zucchini” with your favorite burger or sandwich. Here, it is served with lite Sour Cream. This will surely become a family favorite in your home just as it is in ours.
August 29, 2013 |

Skinny Stuffed Potato Skins

Skinny-Potatoes- The potato side dish you’ve been waiting for! This updated version of an old time favorite is just as good but is much lower in carbohydrates . Serve as a meal with a side salad or make as an appetizer.
August 29, 2013 |

Green Bean Potato Salad

green bean potato salad The bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables at Farmer’s Markets and Produce Stands makes it easy to select healthy and flavorful side dishes to accompany the sizzling steaks, chicken, and hamburgers of summer months.  Banish the mayonnaise coated potato salad from your picnic table, and try this light, flavorful Green Bean and Red Potato Salad instead, courtesy of Green Mountain at Fox Run in Vermont.
June 13, 2013 |

Spa Orange Almond Brown Rice Pilaf

brown-rice At Hilton Head Health weight loss spa, guests enjoy a meal plan with delicious flavors and realistic portions.  The Chef and Culinary Team have created a low-calorie, healthy gourmet cuisine with an emphasis on local and natural ingredients to ensure a well-balanced weight loss diet.   One of the popular recipes served at the Institute is this Orange Brown Rice Pilaf.
March 19, 2013 |

Harvest Quinoa Pilaf

quinoa We adapted this version of a similar recipe for Three-Grain Pilaf with Dried Apricots & Cherries which appeared in USA Weekend in 2005.     Quinoa (“keen-wah”) is highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as its protein content is very high (14% by mass) and is source of complete protein. It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is also a source of calcium, useful for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest. Because of all these characteristics, quinoa is being considered a…
January 24, 2013 |

Golden Door Spa Guacamole

Guacamole This usually high fat appetizer reduces calories by using only a few avocados, but adding the characteristic bright green color with the addition of fresh peas. No flavor is sacrificed, but a few calories are!
October 8, 2012 |

Roasted Garbanzo Beans

chickpeas Roasted Garbanzo Beans are easy to make and really tasty. This version is from Canyon Ranch Spa and is a popular substitute for high-fat nuts at parties and a nutritious solution for both brown bag lunches and after-school snack
February 1, 2010 |
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