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”

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”

4 Easy Steps: Mini Peach Pies

Servings: 12Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Ingredients: 12 square wonton wrappers 1 tablespoon cornstarch 3 cups finely chopped peaches (fresh or thawed from frozen: no sugar added) 2 tablespoons brown sugar (not packed) 1 packet natural no-calorie sweetener 1 tablespoon whipped butter. room temperature 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, or more for topping Dash salt PreheatContinue reading “4 Easy Steps: Mini Peach Pies”

4 Easy Steps: Greek Z’Paghetti

Servings: 2Prep: 10 minutesCook: 5 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds (about 3 medium) spiralized zucchini 1/2 cup artichoke hearts packed in water, drained and chopped 1/4 cup bagged sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 2 tablespoons sliced Kalamata or black olives 2 tablespoons light Italian dressing 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onionContinue reading “4 Easy Steps: Greek Z’Paghetti”

4 Easy Steps: Sheet-Pan Roasted Veggies

Servings: 4Prep: 20 minutesCook: 25 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups (about 1/2 of a medium) peeled butternut squash cut into 1-inch chunks 1 cup (about 2 medium) peeled carrots cut into 1-inch chunks 1 cup (about 1 medium) peeled parsnip cut into 1-inch chunks 1 cup (1 to 2 medium) peeled beets cut into 1-inch chunksContinue reading “4 Easy Steps: Sheet-Pan Roasted Veggies”

4 Easy Steps: Chicken Teriyaki Stir-Fry

Servings: 2Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 10 minutes In a small bowl, combine teriyaki sauce, chili sauce, ginger, and 1 tablespoon water. Mix well. Bring a wok (or large skillet) sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add chicken, and sprinkle with remaining seasonings. Add frozen veggies and bean sprouts. Cook and stir for about 5Continue reading “4 Easy Steps: Chicken Teriyaki Stir-Fry”

4 Easy Steps: Spinach-Feta Quesadilla

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 10 minutes Ingredients: 3 cups chopped spinach 1 teaspoon chopped garlic 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese 1 large high-fiber flour tortilla 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add spinach, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Cook and stir untilContinue reading “4 Easy Steps: Spinach-Feta Quesadilla”

4 Easy Steps: Banana Bread

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 40 minutesServings: 8 Ingredients 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1 cup (2 medium) mashed extra-ripe bananas 1/2 cup (4 large) egg whites 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 3 tablespoons Truvia spoonable no-calorie sweetener 2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch byContinue reading “4 Easy Steps: Banana Bread”

4 Easy Steps: Peanut Butter Banana Blender Pancakes

Makes 2 Servings: Prep: 5 minutesCook: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup (about 1 medium) mashed extra-ripe banana 1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites 2 tablespoons powder peanut butter 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Dash Salt Add ingredients and seasonings into a blender, andContinue reading “4 Easy Steps: Peanut Butter Banana Blender Pancakes”

4 Simple Steps: Mediterranean Scramble

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 5 minutes Ingredients 3/4 cup (about 6 large) egg whites 3 cups chopped spinach 1/2 cup seeded and chopped tomato 2 tablespoons sliced olives 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon oregano In a medium bowl, use a form to whisk eggs with seasonings Bring a skillet sprayedContinue reading “4 Simple Steps: Mediterranean Scramble”