Turkey Luncheon Salad Recipe

2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast 2 cups cooked brown rice 1 celery rib, chopped 1 small carrot, shredded 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream 3/4 teaspoon salt 7 lettuce leaves In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream,  and salt; pour over […]

Fruit Smoothies Recipe

3/4 cup fat-free milk 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 small ripe banana, halved 1/2 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries 7 to 10 ice cubes In a blender, combine all ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately. Yield: 3 servings. Each serving = 3 Points Plus Recipe and Picture Credits – Taste of Home […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfaits Recipe

      2 tablespoons whipped  peanut butter 2 tablespoons plus 2 cups cold fat-free milk, divided 1 cup plus 6 tablespoons reduced-fat whipped topping, divided 1 package (1.4 ounces) sugar-free instant chocolate fudge pudding mix 3 tablespoons finely chopped salted peanuts In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and 2 tablespoons milk. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping; set […]

Open-Faced Veggie Sandwiches

    4 teaspoons spicy brown or horseradish mustard 4 English muffins, split 1/2 cup each chopped fresh broccoli, cauliflower and sweet red pepper 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese Spread mustard on cut sides of muffins. Top each with vegetables and cheese. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings. […]

Ham Potato Puffs Recipe

    1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Press each biscuit onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased muffin cup. In a large bowl, combine the ham, potatoes, 1/2 […]

california pizza

1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped green pepper 2 teaspoons canola oil 2 LaBanderito medium size fat free 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1 medium tomato, sliced 1/2 cup shredded fat free mozzarella cheese In a small skillet, sauté onion and green pepper in oil until tender.  Place the tortillas on […]

applesauce oatmeal pancakes

1 cup quick cooking oats 1/2  cup  flour 1 Tbs. baking powder 1 cup skim milk 2 Tbs. unsweetened applesauce 4 egg whites In a bowl, combine the oats flours and baking powder.  In another bowl, combine milk, applesauce and egg whites.  Add to dry ingredients and mix well. Poor batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto […]

Parents Should Lead By Example in Weight Loss, Study Finds

Parents Should Lead By Example in Weight Loss!   (HealthDay News) — Losing weight themselves is the best way for parents to help their children shed excess pounds, new research suggests. The study included 80 parent-child sets with an overweight or obese 8- to 12-year-old. The participants took part in a parent-only or parent/child treatment program for five months. […]