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The holidays are loaded with carbohydrate-rich foods. Although carbohydrates are an important nutrient for human health, too much in one sitting can cause blood sugar spikes in people with diabetes. Incorporating mashed cauliflower into mashed potatoes decreases the carbohydrates while adding a nice...
cauliflower wings
This cauliflower wing recipe is a great appetizer for vegetarians, vegans, and meat eaters alike! It’s delicious enough that even chicken wing fans will be excited to give it a try. Cauliflower is high in fiber, which is great for heart health.
Charred Corn and Black Bean Salad Recipe Photo. A colorful bowl of food, in a white bowl.
This is not your ordinary salad… not only is it a nice summer treat, but it is also packed with healthy ingredients. Black beans are a great source of protein and iron. Corn is rich in the carotenoids, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which are nutrients important for eye health. Both beans and corn are high...
Fresh corn is a highlight of the summer that is often enjoyed on its own. This dish combines corn with other fresh ingredients to create a salad filled with nutrients. This can be served as a side dish at any BBQ for added vegetables. The combination of sweet corn, salty feta, and charred-grill...
Cheese Grits
These rich, cheesy grits serve as a comforting food during the holiday season! While this recipe includes far less fat than the traditional one, it tastes just as delicious and is (most importantly) more nutritious. Cheese grits can be served for breakfast or as a side dish.
Cheesy veggie strata
Vary the vegetables and cheese for more interest. You may also add chopped ham or lean turkey breakfast sausage to the strata.
chicken and broccoli stir fry
Stir fries are a perfect way to use up any lingering produce in your refrigerator and to increase your family's veggies for the day. The high heat of stir frying keeps vegetables crisp and colorful, and the ginger and sesame oil keep the flavors authentically Asian. Feel free to vary the veggies and...
Chicken Burger
Lighten up your next family barbeque with these delicious Chicken Burgers—Perfect substitution when reducing the amount of red meat in your diet.
Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Cacciatore is an Italian dish that combines a savory braise of chicken, mushrooms, and tomatoes. It is low in carbohydrates and high in protein. Due to their exposure to UV rays or sunlight, mushrooms are a natural, non-animal source of vitamin D2; our body turns this into the active form of...
A white bowl of Chicken Creole, against a white background. Various items such as salt and pepper are in the background of the photo.
This Creole-inspired dish uses chili sauce and cayenne pepper to spice it up. Tomatoes, green pepper, celery, onions, garlic, & spices also surround the chicken, providing it with an enticing color. Enjoy this delicious, high-protein meal for dinner!
chicken Piccata
Give a gift to your taste buds this holiday season with this Italian American “secret” family recipe! Chicken piccata is a fantastic way to incorporate a high protein and low-carb meal into your dinner plans. Perfected over two generations, this recipe is not something you want to miss out on!
chicken pot pie
This recipe is a classic comfort food with a biscuit crust, a creamy sauce, and a savory mix of chicken and vegetables. It comes together quickly without sacrificing taste or flavor.
Chicken Salad with grapes
This Chicken Salad recipe makes a delicious, quick meal using kitchen staples. The addition of grapes, celery, and nuts gives it a nice crunch while the dried cherries add a sweet-tart punch. Enjoy this spin on a classic!
This is a delicious shawarma recipe. It uses a blend of yogurt, lemon, and Mediterranean spices, which is warm and soothing.
tortilla roll up
Chicken Tortilla Roll Ups are a great alternative to an everyday sandwich. They’re a guaranteed family favorite and great addition to a packed lunch. Leftovers can be stored in your fridge.
Chickpea Tuna Salad in a white bowl, against a white background. Salad also contains greens, tomatoes and other vegetables.
This is a simple and healthy recipe that is perfect for a quick lunch, easy dinner, or after school snack. Chickpeas are a rich source of zinc and folate, which help to keep your brain and eyes healthy. Tuna is rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids; these special fats reduce inflammation and promote...
This is a traditional Mexican breakfast that’s very easy to make. You can make this recipe a full, well-balanced meal by adding eggs, your favorite cheese, avocado, or some of your favorite veggies. Have fun customizing this dish!
Four red,  stuffed bell peppers on a white plate, against a white background.
This easy crock pot recipe uses simple, pantry ingredients to make a flavorful, meat-free meal. It's loaded with protein from the baked beans, vitamin C from the bell peppers, and fiber from all the veggies and beans. Serve alongside cornbread or a whole wheat roll for a filling meal. If you like a...
Stuffed red peppers
Warm-up on a chilly day with this hearty and comforting stuffed pepper recipe. The stuffed peppers are packed with flavor from the black beans, onions, corn, diced tomatoes, and spices. This recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
This recipe is super simple and the perfect side dish as the weather is starting to warm up! It would go great alongside any grilled meats or just simply enjoy at home with some sliced pita bread!
Chimichurri Sauce
Chimichurri is a blend of flavors that compliments heavier meat dishes, like steak. While both the Irish and British claim this sauce as their own, it is truly famous in Argentinian dishes. The herbs, garlic, olive oil, and red pepper combine to make one truly magical and tangy sauce! Top your...
This dish has been handed down through generations, and it is easy to see why. It is delicious and comes together quickly. There are many recipes for spicy pasta, but what makes this one different is the use of sour cream rather than heavy whipping cream or half-and-half milk. The tartness of the...
This delicious recipe is great to share with friends and family! It is a perfect treat when you want something sweet. Warm it up to make the chocolate chips warm and gooey, and have it with a nice glass of milk. This recipe is simple and easy to make.
Chocolate Cake in square pan - depression era cake
This cake may not cure your depression, but we hope that it brightens your day! This unique Chocolate Cake recipe was popularized during the great depression when fresh food ingredients (like milk and eggs) were in limited supply; it is rich and chocolatey without using any eggs, butter, or milk! A...