This is a Recipe Redo on a classic Easter dinner must have…, Healthy Potato Salad from by the editors of FITNESS magazine. This Easter Sunday bring this healthier potato salad to your family gathering or whip this up for your next picnic. With some simple and smart substitutions and additions, this recipe reduces the saturated fat content and increases the veggies and crunch factor!
Makes: 6 servings
(per 1/2-cup serving): 131 calories, 3g protein, 25g carbohydrate, 3g fat (0g saturated), 2g fiber
Mayo Makeover: Low-fat mayonnaise contains one and a half fewer grams of saturated fat per tablespoon than the real thing, says Connie Diekman, RD, director of university nutrition at Washington University in Saint Louis.
Shell Shocker: Don’t crack down on egg yolks. “They supply many nutrients, such as iron, choline, potassium, phosphorous, and vitamin A,” Diekman says. Just one yolk adds rich flavor to this potato salad.
Boiling Point: Skin-on is the way to cook spuds to retain nutrients and prevent mushiness.
One-Two Crunch: Sneak in extra nutrients, fiber, and texture with diced vegetables. But stay away from produce with a high water content, such as tomatoes and cucumbers, or you run the risk of a soggy salad.
Dressing Do: Don’t wait for the spuds to cool before adding them to the mayo mixture. Warm potatoes will absorb more of the tangy flavor.
“Light, lemony and super moist, these filled lemon cupcakes frosted with lemon-cream cheese icing are sure to please! Made from all gluten-free ingredients, they’re perfect for any holiday or special occasion. We sell out of these in hours at our gluten-free bakery! For the best taste, use organic ricotta and eggs! Check label to be sure lemon curd is gluten-free.” - healthycreations.com
If you prefer to weigh your ingredients, use these measurements: 1/2 pound almond flour; 3.3 ounces gluten-free flour blend (see note below); 1/2 pound butter, 12.5 ounces sucanat for cupcakes. In frosting recipe, use 1/2 pound butter and 6 ounces confectioners’ sugar.
To make your own gluten-free all-purpose baking flour, combine 1/4 cup coconut flour, 1 tablespoon sweet rice flour, 1/4 cup tapioca starch, 6 tablespoons brown rice flour, and 1 tablespoon arrowroot. Use in place of prepared all-purpose baking flour.
This recipe is from an allrecipes.com contributor, healthycreations.com, a thriving gluten free bakery, cafe and meal assembly store in Encinitas, California. They’ve been baking and cooking organically forever! They use good quality ingredients and the rest is easy!
I love banana bread! Warm from the oven with just a dab of soft butter…delicious! However, eating this daily (and I could eat it everyday I love it so much) would not be the best for maintaining a healthy diet. I was beyond excited when I came across this recipe for a healthier version of Banana Bread on allrecipes.com. This recipe uses non-fat yogurt and eliminates the salt to create a very moist and great tasting banana bread.
Fresh, light, flavorful and delicious. This appetizer will impress your taste buds bite after yummy bite.
Yield: 4 3/4 C
Serving size: 2 T
Number of Servings: 38
Recipe Nutrient Analysis: Single ServingCalories: 7
Saturated Fat: trace Cholesterol: 0mg Carbohydrate: 2g Protein: trace Sodium: 75mg
Total Dietary Fiber: 1g CPF Ratio: 741313
Recipe contributed by Executive Chef Jeff Crosland of Red Mountain Spa
Peel bottoms of asparagus. Grill for several minutes until tender crisp. May also be steamed in place of grilling. Arrange asparagus on bed of lettuce and radicchio. Garnish with cherry tomato and sprouts. Drizzle top with Sherry Wine Vinaigrette.
Calories per 7.5 oz serving: 46 (without dressing) Carbohydrate: 8 g % calories from carbohydrate: 57% Protein: 4.9 g protein: 35%
Fat: 0.5 g fat: 8%
Fiber: 3.6 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 11 mg
Recipe contributed by Chef Steve Pernetti of CalaVie, The Spa Havens
Most people know that fish is good for you, but what about other seafood? As it turns out, scallops, in addition to their delectable taste, contain a variety of nutrients that can promote your cardiovascular health, plus provide protection against colon cancer. – Worlds Healthiest Foods
In a small bowl, combine 3 tbsp oil and zest. Let sit 1 hour at room temperature. Strain mixture, using a fine sieve. In another small bowl, combine honey and lime juice. Add remaining ingredients for papaya relish and mix well. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large saute pan. Sauté scallops over medium heat until cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. For each serving, place 3 scallops on a plate and drizzle 1 tbsp lemon oil over scallops. Top with 2 tbsp papaya relish.
Nutritional analysis per serving: 245 calories, 14 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 g carbohydrates, 20 g protein, 2 g fiber
Be healthy and eat a brownie!?! Sometimes I just have to get my chocolate fix in and I don’t want to feel like I’m overindulging or cheating myself of a healthy diet. This Brownie Recipe Redo will satisfy your sweet-tooth while keeping you on-track for a healthy diet.
Chocolate has many health benefits. According to recent studies, it has been found that dark chocolate is good for your heart, brain, helps control blood sugar, is full of antioxidants, contains theobromine, and is high in vitamins and minerals. For more information on the many health benefits of dark chocolate, visit Fitday.com.
Yield: 12 brownies
Serving Size: 1 brownie, 11⁄2 oz
Per Serving: Calories: 158 Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: trace Cholesterol: 18mg
Carbohydrate: 33g Protein: 3g Sodium: 155mg Total Dietary Fiber: 1g CPF
Recipe contributed by Red Mountain Spa Executive Chef Jeff Crosland