3 Easy Steps: Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Serves: 2Prep: 10 minutes Ingredients: 2 tablespoons light/reduced-fat cream cheese 1/3 cup natural light whipped topping 1 packet natural no-calorie sweetener 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips 10 large strawberries To make the filling, in a medium bowl, stir cream cheese until smooth. Add all remaining ingredients except chocolate chips andContinue reading “3 Easy Steps: Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries”

8+ Months: Broccoli with Avocado Dip

Maximize your cooking time by steaming extra broccoli florets. Store them in the fridge for up to three days and serve later with more avocado dip, or toss in a salad Ingredients: Makes about 1/2 cup avocado dip 1/2 cup broccoli florets 1/2 avocado 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt 2 tablespoons maynonnaise 1 teaspoon limeContinue reading “8+ Months: Broccoli with Avocado Dip”

4 Easy Steps: Slow-Cooker Chicken Veggie Soup

Serves: 8Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 3-4 hours or 7-8 hours Ingredients: 1 1/4 pounds raw boneless skinless chicken breast 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 1/2 cups sliced carrots 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped onion 2 teaspoons chopped garlic 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon groundContinue reading “4 Easy Steps: Slow-Cooker Chicken Veggie Soup”

8-12 Months: Pumpkin-Banana Mash

What a treat! Buttery-soft banana is mixed with smooth and creamy pumpkin purée and spiked with cinnamon. Be sure to use a ripe banana for the sweetest flavor. Ingredients: Makes about 1/2 cup 1 teaspoon unsalted butter 1 medium banana sliced 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon Melt the butter in a mediumContinue reading “8-12 Months: Pumpkin-Banana Mash”

5 Easy Steps: Apple Cinnamon Quesadilla

Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 5 minutes Ingredients: 3 tablespoons light/reduced-fat cream cheese 2 tablespoons light/low-fat ricotta cheese 1 packet natural no-calorie sweetener 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large high-fiber flour tortilla 1/3 cup chopped freeze-dried apples 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, ricotta cheese, sweetener, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Mix untilContinue reading “5 Easy Steps: Apple Cinnamon Quesadilla”

8-12 Months: Greek Fish and Tomatoes

Ingredients: Makes about 1 cup Olive oil 6 oz. red snapper fillet or other white fish, bones removed 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered 2 tablespoons pitted kalamata olives, halved, or 2 teaspoons capers 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano Preheat the oven to 400°F. Rub a small baking pan with olive oil. Place the snapper on theContinue reading “8-12 Months: Greek Fish and Tomatoes”

2 Easy Steps: Skillet Jambalaya

Serves: 6Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 20 minutes Ingredients: 5 cups riced cauliflower 3 cups frozen petite mixed vegetables One 14.5-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes (not drained) 6 ounces (about 2 links) fully cooked chicken sausage, sliced into coins 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 6 ounces (about 12) raw large shrimp, peeled, tails removed, deveined 1\2 teaspoonsContinue reading “2 Easy Steps: Skillet Jambalaya”

8-12 Months: Beets in Yogurt with Dill

Ingredients : Makes about 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 cups chopped, cooked beats (about 10 oz.) 2 tablespoons plan, whole-milk greek yogurt 1/8 teaspoon chopped dill Purée the beets in a blender until smooth. To serve, stir together 2 tablespoons beet purée with the 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt. Sprinkle with the dill.

8-12 Months: Mighty Green Beans

Quinoa and almond butter add a punch of protein to this appealing dish. Ingredients: Makes 2 cups 1 lb green beans, trimmed 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa 2 tablespoons almond butter 4 mint leaves, chopped Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the greenContinue reading “8-12 Months: Mighty Green Beans”

2 Easy Steps: Peanut Butter Pie in a Mug

Ingredients: 3/4 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt 1 1/2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter 2 tablespoons natural light whipped topping 1/2 sheet (2 crackers) chocolate graham crackers, crushed In a mug, thoroughly mix yogurt with powdered peanut butter Top with whipped topping and crushed graham crackers. Top with peanuts for a nutty crunch