Healthy + Easy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

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  You know how everyone’s strictly in summer-mode and has turned their ovens into temporary storage? That is so great. I just haven’t managed that well. I got this craving, and…anyway, eggplant parm. I don’t turn down for anything.     So here we go: All the makings of the best baked lighter eggplant parm. I’m…

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Light and Healthy Peanut Sauce Noodles Under 275 Calories

Light and Healthy Peanut Sauce Noodles Under 275 Calories

  I have this mounting fear that one day I’ll have a child and that child will have a peanut allergy. What will I do? How will I relate to my own children if they don’t know what it means to wait all year for Reese’s Easter eggs? Answer me that. It’s something that I can’t think…

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Arugula Avocado Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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OK, I admit it; this recipe is simple. It’s light, too, and that whole fluffy-puffy-pile-of-greens state of existence is just generally not for me, because my salads? They rarely weigh less than, oh I don’t know, say, a half-pound cheeseburger? Just a guess. So this fairly dainty plateful is a far cry from the norm….

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Lightened Up Pad Thai for Two

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I am obsessed. Like, completely, overwhelmingly, not-gonna-stop-unless-you-make-me-and-even-then-it’s-iffy. I’ve been making this one meal everyday for…oh, I don’t know…ten days? Help me. **Note that this recipe isn’t authentic. It’s simply a quick, easy meal to throw together that tastes a bit like pad Thai, with thin strands of cabbage serving as the noodles. It’s so delicious…

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Minted Orzo Salad with Chickpeas and Feta

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This easy orzo salad is one of my all-time favorite side dishes and it’s also one of my most-requested. It requires such minimal effort, but the results are seriously impressive. The mint and feta surprise you and make each bite interesting. You’ll love the way they pair with the bright lemon vinaigrette. Next time you want…

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Low Calorie Low Carb Spaghetti Alternative

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To start, this is not pasta and will not ever be pasta. It is lovely and light and beautifully summertime, but really- there’s no fooling ourselves in the delicious department. None of us will eat this thinking we’re at our Nana’s house being nurtured by meatballs and garlic bread. So here’s the reason why using…

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Pineapple Slaw with Creamy Ginger Lime Dressing

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I’d like to say I made this slaw to celebrate spring verging on summer weather, but really, I made it to remind me of the two things I ate most often in Central America: pineapple and cabbage. I’m missing sweet and tart together on every plate, brightness and freshness at every meal. This is my…

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