Healthy Snack Ideas Blog

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Risotto With Turkey, Mushrooms and Peas

Turkey makes an unexpected but welcome addition to this traditional risotto. 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms (about 1 cup) 5 cups well-seasoned chicken or vegetable stock 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup...

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Pumpkin and Ginger Scones

Just in case you didn’t get enough pumpkin pie flavor at the Thanksgiving table, here’s a nice breakfast pastry for the day after. 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon...

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Pumpkin Gelato

This is like an ice cream version of pumpkin pie, but lighter. No eggs are required, and you can use low-fat milk. The important thing to remember here is that if you use fresh...

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Pumpkin Cornbread

This rich cornbread is inspired by a Basque recipe that I’ve altered to resemble American cornbread. 1 cup drained pumpkin purée, canned or made from 1 pound fresh pumpkin (see below) 1 cup low-fat...

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Indian Pumpkin Pudding

Indian pudding is an old-fashioned American dessert made with cornmeal, milk and molasses. I added pumpkin to the mix and came up with a deeply satisfying pudding, like pumpkin pie without the crust. I...

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Greek Pumpkin and Leek Pie

This savory Greek pie, one of my favorites, makes a great vegetarian main dish for Thanksgiving. You can make the filling days before you assemble the pie; you can also make the whole pie...

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Lentil Soup With Chipotles

Chipotles in adobo add a wonderful smoky-spicy element to this lentil soup. Lentils combine well with smoky flavors — that’s why they’re so often cooked with sausage or bacon. 1 tablespoon canola oil 1...

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Lentil Stew With Pumpkin or Sweet Potatoes

This easy, subtly seasoned stew is an adaptation of a Moroccan recipe by Kitty Morse, from her lovely book “The Vegetarian Table: North Africa.” Whether you choose to use sweet potatoes or winter squash,...

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Lentil Salad With Walnut Oil

I’d never thought about using walnut oil, which is high in omega-3 fats, with lentils. It’s a great combination. Be sure to keep walnut oil in the refrigerator once it’s opened. For the lentils:...

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Lentil and Tuna Salad

Lentils and tuna are a wonderful combination. This mixture also makes a great stuffing for tomatoes. 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup green or brown lentils, washed and picked over 1 bay leaf 1/2...