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Recipe: Spicy Beef Chili With Butternut Squash

Tags: fall, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, Recipes

With a perfect flavor balance between the heat of the chili and the sweetness of the squash, this one-pot meal will please the whole family.


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Muffin Recipes: Pumpkin, Apple, Chocolate — All Under 200 Calories

Tags: fall, holiday season, holidays, pumpkin, Recipes

Muffins are real pleasers, whether for breakfast, dessert or a snack. Here are three recipes we chose for great taste and low calories: pumpkin spice, applesauce or chocolate. Each muffin is under 200 calories.


Twice Baked Potato

Recipe: Healthier Twice-Baked Potatoes

Tags: fall, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, Recipes

Twice baked potatoes are a family favorite. This version is so delicious – don't tell anyone that it is healthy! Make ahead a day or two, and bake when ready. It makes an easy side dish.


Cornbread Casserole

Recipe: Easy Cornmeal Casserole (Gluten-free)

Tags: gluten-free, Recipes

Looking for a gluten-free side dish? Made from cornmeal, this cornbread casserole makes a delicious addition to a dinner meal – in place of potatoes, rice or pasta.


Buffalo Chicken Strips

Recipe: Baked Boneless Buffalo Chicken Strips

Tags: chicken, Recipes

Make these spicy chicken “wings” lower in fat by using skinless chicken and heart-healthy canola oil. Use hot red pepper sauce instead of traditional barbeque sauce to eliminate the extra sugar.


Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Recipe: Ginger-Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Tags: chicken, fruits and vegetables, lunch, Recipes

Packed lunches can get boring, but this flavorful and healthy chicken salad wrap will spice up your work week. Exotic ingredients like ginger, lime, and soy create a new twist of flavor.


Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe: Oatmeal and Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Tags: dessert, healthy dessert, oatmeal, Recipes

Nothing says home better than oatmeal cookies. You can adjust this recipe to your liking: Add your favorite dried fruits or chopped nuts or change the spice to ginger or cinnamon.


Roasted Portobello Mushrooms

Recipe: Roasted Portobello Sandwich with Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette

Tags: fruits and vegetables, grilling, heart healthy diet, Recipes, vegetarian

This portobello mushroom sandwich is packed with flavor thanks to a mix of tangy, flavorful balsamic vinegar dressing, fresh basil and tomato, red onions and roasted red peppers.


Oatmeal Pecan Waffles

Recipe: Oatmeal Pecan Waffles or Pancakes

Tags: antioxidant, breakfast, heart health, morning, Recipes

Antioxidants in pecans may help promote heart health according to a study published in the January 2011 issue of The Journal of Nutrition.


Bean and Artichoke Salad

Recipe: Veggie, Bean and Artichoke Salad

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, heart healthy diet, Recipes

This flavorful mix of beans, artichokes, red pepper, onion, tomato and herbs is easy to make, healthy and filling. Make it as an appetizer, side dish or meal.