5 Easy Steps: Salmon Zucchini Spaghetti Girlfredo

Serves: 2Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound (about 2 medium) spiralized zucchini 2 1/2 tablespoons light/reduced-fat cream cheese 2 teaspoons whipped butter 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon chopped garlic Two 4-ounce raw skinless salmon fillets 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper Bring a large skilletContinue reading “5 Easy Steps: Salmon Zucchini Spaghetti Girlfredo”

7 Easy Steps: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Serves: 12Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 2 tablespoons whipped butter, room temperature 2 packets natural no-calorie sweetener 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon mini semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.Continue reading “7 Easy Steps: Chocolate Chip Cookies”

7 Easy Steps: Cheesy Breadsticks

Serves: 6Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt 1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 2 teaspoons whipped butter 1 1/2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/8 teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees. SprayContinue reading “7 Easy Steps: Cheesy Breadsticks”

Baby Food: Easy Fish Dinner

Get seafood into your baby’s diet early; there are few foods with as many nutritional benefits, including brain-boosting DHA, an especially important omega-3 fatty acid for babies. This mild-tasting, creamy purée is an excellent place to start on the fish front. As your baby gets older, just mash this meal with a fork. Store thisContinue reading “Baby Food: Easy Fish Dinner”

5 Easy Steps: Shrimp Scampi Zucchini Spaghetti

Servings: 2Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds (about 3 medium) spiralized zucchini 1 cup chopped onion 8 ounces (about 16) raw large shrimp, peeled, tails removed, deveined 2 tablespoons dry white wine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons whipped butter 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepperContinue reading “5 Easy Steps: Shrimp Scampi Zucchini Spaghetti”

Baby Food: Gingered Carrots and Cauliflower Blend

Ingredients: Makes 2 1/4 cups 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick coins 2 cups cauliflower florets 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger or sub in 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin for a smokier flavor Steps In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a simmer. Place a steamer basket over the water. Add theContinue reading “Baby Food: Gingered Carrots and Cauliflower Blend”

2 Easy Steps: Strawberry Super Smoothie

Ingredients: 2 cups spinach 1 cup frozen strawberries (no sugar added) 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1/2 cup (about 1/2 medium) sliced and frozen banana 3 tablespoons vanilla protein powder 1/2 cup crushed ice (about 3 ice cubes) Place all ingredients in a blender. Add 1/4 cup water Blend until smooth, stopping and stirringContinue reading “2 Easy Steps: Strawberry Super Smoothie”

Baby Food: Butternut Squash and Kale Blend

This blend gives your baby two nutritional powerhouses in one spoonful. There are many types of kale available these days. For the quickest cooking time and most tender result, look for Tuscan kale, also called lacinato or dinosaur kale. Ingredients: Makes 2 1/4 cups 2 1/2 cups chopped kale, thick stems removed Tip: To prepareContinue reading “Baby Food: Butternut Squash and Kale Blend”

4 Easy Steps: Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 5 minutes Cool: 10 minutes Ingredients: 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 3 packets natural no-calorie sweetener 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup (about 3 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips Spray a large microwave safe mug with nonstick spray.Continue reading “4 Easy Steps: Chocolate Cake in a Mug”

Baby Food: Broccoli-Apple Swirl Blend

Steps: Makes about 2 cups Steam 4 cups broccoli florets until tender, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly and transfer to a blender with 1/4 cup water. Blend until desired consistency, adding a bit of water if needed to help it blend. Stir into 3/4 cup Apple Purée (recipe below) Apple Purée: Makes 2 cups IngredientsContinue reading “Baby Food: Broccoli-Apple Swirl Blend”