Starters


March 8, 2019

Cucumber-Yogurt Dip

Ingredients 2 large cucumbers 2 cups plain yogurt, low-fat 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon fresh dill 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 cup cherry tomatoes 1 cup broccoli florets 1 cup baby carrots Instructions Peel, seed, and grate one cucumber. Slice other cucumber and set aside. Mix grated cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, dill, and garlic…


Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Ingredients ½ cup light whipped cream cheese 4 (8-inch) whole-wheat flour tortillas 1 large carrot, shredded (about 1 cup) ½ cup pre-shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese 6 ounces thinly sliced reduced-sodium deli ham Honey mustard, barbecue sauce, or hummus for dipping Instructions Spread cream cheese evenly over each tortilla and layer each with carrots, cheese and…


Cheesy Spinach Bites

Ingredients 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed 2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix (like Pepperidge Farm made with white and whole wheat bread) ½ cup grated parmesan cheese ½ cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese 5 large eggs, beaten ¼ cup ground flaxseed ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup butter, melted ½ teaspoon onion powder…


Layered Bean Dip

Ingredients 1 (16-ounce) can fat free refried beans 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1 cup salsa 1 cup shredded reduced fat Mexican blend cheese Instructions Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine beans; spread in an 8-inch square baking dish. Spread sour cream over beans; then, top with salsa and cheese. Cover, and bake at 375°F for…


Mini Burgers

Ingredients 1 pound super lean ground beef (4-6% fat) 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 package whole grain rolls Instructions Combine first 4 ingredients. Shape mixture by tablespoonfuls into patties and place on a rack in a broiler pan.  Bake at 350ºF for 15 to 17 minutes or…


French Onion Soup

Ingredients 2 teaspoon olive oil 4 large yellow onions, halved and thinly sliced 2 carrots, grated 1 tablespoon sugar ¼ cup brandy 2 tablespoons flour 3 cups reduced sodium beef broth, or vegetable broth 2 tablespoons no salt added tomato paste 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon salt…


Vegetable Soup with Pasta and Greens

Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 4 carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into ¼ inch slices 2 zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into ¼ inch slices 1 red pepper, diced 1 14.5-ounce can no salt added stewed tomatoes, chopped with their juices 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth ½ cup chopped fresh basil…