Healthy Snack Ideas Blog

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Scrambled Eggs With Peppers

This dish, a classic piperade from southwestern France, is a great way to use those vitamin-rich peppers still abundant in farmers’ markets. You can mix and match peppers here. Just be sure to cook...

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Scrambled Eggs With Grated Zucchini

These scrambled eggs, flecked with squash, take just a few more minutes to throw together than plain scrambled eggs, and it’s an excellent way to use that zucchini lingering in your vegetable drawer. If...

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Mexican Scrambled Eggs

I often eat this beloved Mexican breakfast dish for dinner. Serve the eggs with warm corn tortillas. 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 small white onion, finely chopped 2 to 3 serrano or jalapeño chilies,...

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Scrambled Eggs With Mushrooms

This is one of my most favorite scrambled egg dishes, and certainly an easy one. Use regular white or brown button mushrooms, or splurge on wild mushrooms. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or...

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Scrambled Eggs With Peppers, Tomatoes and Potatoes

These Tunisian-inspired eggs make a satisfying one-dish meal. The eggs are spiced with cayenne or harissa, ground caraway and coriander. 1/2 pound boiling potatoes, diced 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 small onion,...

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Provençal Tomato and Basil Soup

If there are no fresh tomatoes at hand, use canned. The soup is delicious and silky if you thicken it with tapioca. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 4 to...

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Risotto With Green Beans

This is a luxurious risotto, enriched with pesto at the end of cooking. This time I used pumpkin seeds for the pesto, with terrific results. They contributed not only great flavor but a rich...

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Spaghetti Squash Gratin With Basil

Ingredients: 1 spaghetti squash, about 3 pounds 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced Salt and freshly ground pepper 3 large eggs 1/2 cup low-fat milk...

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Lemon Basil Salad Dressing

Ingredients: About 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice Salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper 2 to 3 teaspoons mild honey (to taste) 6 tablespoons extra...

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Apple Crumble

Apple crumbles can be tricky, because the apples tend to dry out in the oven. The way to avoid this problem is to bake them until thoroughly softened before you finish them with the...