Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge

Pasta Augusta

Packed with protein and full of vegetables, this dish is great for bringing more vegetables into your dinner table. • 1 pound whole wheat pasta shells or elbow macaroni • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1 large onion, chopped • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced into half-moon shapes • 2…
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Fruitful Muffins

These muffins are great for adding both fruit and fiber to your diet. Make these ahead of time for a great on-the-go breakfast or snack. • 1 cup quick or old-fashioned uncooked oats • ½ cup all-purpose flour • ½ cup whole wheat flour • 1 tablespoon baking powder •…
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Cooking Together

The holiday kitchen can be full of stress and hectic meal preparation for hungry relatives. BUT, it can also be full of creativity, merriment and delicious aromas. Here are some ways to make the kitchen less stressful and more fun this holiday season: Plan ahead! Make food preparation a family…
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Banana Nut Oatmeal

Looking for a quick breakfast to replace the typical milk-and-cereal breakfast? Try this recipe that cooks up in minutes and helps you to be on your way with a healthy start. • 2 cups fat-free milk • 1/8 teaspoon salt • 1 ½ cups water • 2 cups quick cooking…
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Chili with Beans

This one-pot dish is great to throw together for a quick, hearty dinner. Serve with a salad and a whole wheat roll to complete the meal. • 1 pound ground turkey • 1 (8 ounces) can tomato sauce • 1 (16 ounces) can diced tomatoes • 1 (16 ounces) can…
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One-Skillet Spaghetti

This traditional tomato pasta dish is easy, filling, and quick to clean up. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pound ground turkey 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cans (15 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained 3/4 cups green pepper, chopped 2 cups water 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon…
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Cranberry Apple Salad

This salad is a delicious, crunchy accompaniment to any holiday meal. Dressing ¼ cup reduced fat mayonnaise ¼ cup non-fat plain yogurt ½ cup light balsamic vinaigrette dressing 2 packets sugar substitute Salad 2 apples, cored and chopped 8 cups coarsely chopped Romaine lettuce ½ cup dried cranberries 4 ounces…
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Spanish Style Green Beans

These green beans are full of flavor and provide a new twist on traditional green beans. • 2 cups fresh green beans, washed and trimmed • ¼ cup water • ¼ cup onion, chopped • ½ cup green pepper, chopped • 1 teaspoon olive oil • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped…
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