Category Archives: HEART HEALTHY RECIPES

Spicy Cheese Dip

Spicy Cheese Dip is a delicious recipe for a very creamy and spicy cheese dip. This would work well for any large crowds, events and holiday gatherings such as Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is also an easy recipe that takes only (10) minutes to prepare and could made up to 24 hours ahead of time. Feta cheese, roasted red peppers, yogurt and crushed red pepper are the only ingredients in this super easy dip. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium,, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (1 SmartPoints), (1 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (10) servings. Spicy Cheese Dip will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.spicy-cheese-dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (3.5 oz) pkg. reduced-fat Feta cheese crumbles, divided
1 (7 oz) jar roasted red peppers, drained, patted dry
1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek-style yogurt
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper

Healthy Nacho Skillet

Healthy Nacho Skillet is an easy and quick recipe for a delicious any night meal. It is a meatless recipe that uses ground soy crumbles to replace the beef. Ingredients include: Ground Soy Crumbles, frozen corn, tomato sauce and Cheddar cheese. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (7 PointsPlus), (8 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) Servings. Healthy Nacho Skillet will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.healthy-nacho-skillet

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups ground soy crumbles
(Look for it in frozen food department or,
meat department of most large supermarkets.)

2 cups frozen corn, thawed
2 tsp chili powder
1 (15.5 oz) can no-salt kidney beans, drained, rinsed
2 (8 oz) cans no-salt tomato sauce
1/4 cup water
1 cup slightly broken baked tortilla chips (about 1 oz)
3/4 cup 2% shredded Cheddar cheese

Healthy Peach-Crumble

Healthy Peach-Crumble is an easy and quick (50) minute recipe for a delicious and warm dessert. This recipe uses fresh peaches; spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, sweetened with brown sugar. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Healthy Peach-Crumble will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.healthy-peach-crumble

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick cooking spray
8 ripe freestone peaches, peeled, pitted, sliced
3 Tbsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/3 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 Tbsp trans-fat-free margarine, cut in thin slices
1/4 cup quick-cooking oats, (uncooked)

Mixed Fruit-Dip

Mixed Fruit-Dip is an easy and quick snack or appetizer recipe that takes only 15 minutes from start to finish. It is best used for large gatherings or events and holiday crowds. SUMMARY: Strawberries, kiwi fruit and bananas are sliced and served with a dip made with: apricot preserves, yogurt, cream cheese and cinnamon for a very creamy dip served with fruit. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: 12 servings. Mixed Fruit-Dip will be loved by all of your familymixed-fruit-dip, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Total Time: 15 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1-1/2 cups sliced apples
1-1/2 cups sliced bananas
6 kiwi fruit, peeled, chopped
1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries
1/2 cup low-fat cream cheese
6 packets stevia sweetener
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt

Scalloped Potatoes Casserole

Scalloped Potatoes Casserole is an easy and delicious recipe for a creamy and rich ham and portatoes meal. It makes (16) servings which would work as a great option for large holiday and event crowds. It takes (30) minutes of Prep time and (30) minutes to bake. Ingredients include: red potatoes, smoked ham, green onions, sour cream and cheese. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Scalloped Potatoes Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.scalloped-potatoes-casserole

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

(4-1/2 lbs) red potatoes (about 14),
cut into 1/4″ thick slices

1 (16 oz) carton fat-free sour cream
1 (12 oz) box 2% Velveeta (or other brand), cut into 1/2″ cubes
1/2 lb. (1/2 of a 1-lb. pkg) smoked ham from luncheon meat section, chopped

4 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese