Beany Rotini

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Quick weeknight dinner, here we come! This recipe is inexpensive per serving even if you make it from items bought for the purpose, but better still, it’s a great template for using up pantry items and odds and ends from other dishes. Have half an onion left from another recipe? Toss it in. Overbought canned […]

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Banana Nog

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Typical holiday eggnogs are loaded with fat and calories. In this no-fat alternative, banana and yogurt provide the rich texture and mouth feel of a full-fat nog, with far less calories. If you have a favorite family recipe, use the spices you love to create a new beloved tradition.

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Asian Cabbage Salad

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Serve this at your next barbecue. It’s a nice alternative to the usual mayonnaise-laden slaws. The crisp, fresh flavor is perfect for any hot summer day and you’ll especially love it with a nicely grilled fish.

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Apple Walnut Tossed Salad

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Salads can be a great way to make sure you’re getting enough fruits and veggies, but they can also be a pitfall for salt and fat if they’re overdressed. The trick to finding a good balance is filling the salad with ingredients so flavorful you won’t want more than the lightest dressing.

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Apple Corn Muffins

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The keys to a good corn muffin are (1) don’t overmix the batter and (2) don’t overbake. Adding apple and corn to the mix helps retain moisture. Tip: Frozen, canned, or fresh corn will all work equally well.

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Almond Green Bean Salad

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If you’re looking for a great alternative to hot warm green beans, this crisp salad will delight your senses. Balsamic vinegar and sliced almonds round out the simple sweetness of green beans with a wonderfully complex set of flavors.

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10 Minute Corn Chowder

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Corn chowder doesn’t need to be complicated to be comforting. You’ll find this simple recipe to be quick and perfect for a cozy winter night. Tip: Adding raw potatoes would increase the cooking time substantially, but if you have leftover roasted or baked potatoes, you can cube them and toss them in.

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Easy Chili

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An easy recipe for a beginner chef, this would make a great meal to prep with the kids. It’s delicious enough that your guests will think you and your kids are pros! Tip: You can use frozen, canned, or fresh corn. Any will be fantastic. If you’re using canned, look for the low-sodium options.

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