Cooking Light is a magazine that has a lot of great recipes for healthy eating. Many of them are old favorites makeover. They are great. I make enough to have for leftovers at lunch the next day as well.
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The go-to food for me is a Caesar-type salad that's quick to throw together and is yummy. I cook up the chicken ahead of time (1 tsp olive oil, heated & add chicken cut in bite sized pieces - season with cajun seasoning & cook til done), and keep the other ingredients (Parm. cheese, light caesar dressing & romaine lettuce) on hand. The recipe for this is in Spark Recipes under "Cajun Chicken Caesar Salad".
I love to serve this with Trader Joe's Everything Pretzel chips
Lighten Up: 20 Tasty & Healthy Recipes for the New Year from Mr. Food
Per website, "healthy appetizers & bites and soups & salads to easy main dish recipes & light easy desserts. Great-tasting recipes are simple to make, so it's easier to eat smart this year. Our lighter versions taste decadent but will keep you on track, whether looking to lose weight or simply eat healthier. Also got the tools needed to make healthy choices: include an informative guide on sizing up a serving & a portion, and each recipe in free eCookbook features complete nutritional information."
While these recipes are not totally without fat, sodium and/or calories they are better then what is in a regular cookbook. Go to: http://www.mrfood.com/Editors-Picks/Lighten-Up-20-Tasty-and-Healthy-Recipes-for-the-New-Year-from-MrFood
At the same time I started Sparkpeople, I subscribed to Cooking LIght Magazine. There are tons of great recipes in these magazines! Every recipe I've tried has been delicious. Even my formerly picky 9-year-old has liked everything I've made. The food is absolutely wonderful - restaurant worthy!
If you want to get some recipes without subscribing, check out myrecipes.com, which is the site for both Southern LIving and Cooking LIght. There are some really delicious pizza recipes from the March 2010 issue. The Pear and Prosciutto pizza - sounds a little weird - but it is amazing.
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