Category Archives: HEART HEALTHY RECIPES

Healthy Chocolate Trifle

Healthy Chocolate Trifle is a delicious English dessert recipe for a large holiday or event; such as Christmas, Easter or any large dinner crowds. It contains all sugar-free ingredients making it very diet-friendly. Ingredients Include: Sugar-Free chocolate cake mix, sugar-free chocolate pudding and unsweetened cherries. This is also a low calories, low fat, low sugars, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (12) servings. Serving Size: (1) cup per serving. Healthy Chocolate Trifle will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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INGREDIENTS:

1 (8 oz) box chocolate sugar-free cake mix
3/4 cup water
1 (1 oz) box chocolate sugar-free,
fat-free instant pudding mix

2 cups skim milk
1 (16 oz) bag frozen,
unsweetened-red-tart pitted cherries, thawed

2 or 3 drops of red food coloring
2 cups fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
Sugar-free chocolate curls (optional)

Pineapple-Banana Bread

Pineapple-Banana Bread is a recipe for a delicious and moist tropical fruit-style quick bread. It uses a combination of bananas pineapple and toasted coconut for a delicious bread. [NOTE: You will notice that this recipe calls for wrapping and storing overnight! Do NOT skip this step! It must be done!]. Ingredients Include: Bananas, canned pineapple, coconut, all purpose flour, wheat flour, brown sugar substitute, yogurt and ginger. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (16) servings. Pineapple-Banana Bread will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 55-60 Minutes.
Storage Time: 8 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup flaked toasted coconut
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
1 (6 oz) container plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, (equal to 1/3 cup brown sugar)

1/4 cup canned crushed pineapple in juice, well drained
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract

Beefy-Mac Skillet

Beefy-Mac Skillet is a stovetop recipe for a hearty, any-day of the year, family meal. Ingredients Include: Lean-Ground Beef, elbow macaroni, carrots, onions, mushrooms, beef broth and sour cream. It is also well-seasoned and takes about (40) minutes to make. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) Servings. Serving Size: (1-1/3) cups per serving. Beefy-Mac Skillet will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: About 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 15-20 Minutes.beefy-mac-skillet
Total Time: About 40 Minutes.

Equipment Needed:
(Large skillet or Dutch oven + Food Processor).

INGREDIENTS:

3 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed
2 medium-size carrots, cut in 2″ pieces
(10 oz) large white mushrooms, halved
1 large onion, cut in 2″ pieces
(1 lb) 90%-lean ground beef
2 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 cups water
1 (14 oz) can low-sodium beef broth, divided
(8 oz) uncooked whole-wheat elbow macaroni, (2 cups)
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley, or chives for garnish

Loaded Sweet-Potatoes

Loaded Sweet-Potatoes is a recipe for an oven baked meal. Summary: Filling includes: Chicken sausage, bell pepper, onion, kale and Cheddar cheese They are well-seasoned and then baked for about (1) Hour. Total Time: (1-1/2) Hours. This works well as a great anyday of the year meal. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (7 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (4) servings. Serving Size: (1) Potato per serving. Loaded Sweet-Potatoes will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.loaded-sweet-potatoes
Cooking Time: About 1 Hour.
Total Time: 1-1/2 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

4 small sweet potatoes
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup diced red bell pepper
3/4 cup chopped red onion
1 link, gluten-free, “fully-cooked chicken sausage with apples,
(from 12 oz package), diced

1 (8 oz) bunch fresh kale, ribs removed, leaves sliced (6 cups)
3/4 tsp Paprika
1/8 tsp Salt
3 Tbsp Water
1/2 cup shredded 2% Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt

Blueberry-Coffeecake

Blueberry-Coffeecake is a recipe for a delicious, sweet and flavorful snack or brunch item. Summary: Fresh or frozen blueberries, butter, sweetener and milk are the main ingredients and all well-seasoned with vanilla and almond extract; then baked and topped with almonds. Total Recipe Time:About (1-1/2) Hours. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus), (8 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (12) servings. Blueberry-Coffeecake will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes.blueberry-coffeecake
Cooking Time: 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup no-calorie granulated sweetener
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup 2% milk
1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
1 egg white
3 Tbsp no-calorie granulated sweetener
3/4 cup sliced almonds