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Who wants cheesy, delicious quesadillas for dinner?

INGREDIENTS

  • 16 Cherry tomatoes
  • Black olives
  • 4 Big tortillas
  • 4 Handfuls of baby spinach
  • Sprinkle of feta
  • Grated cheddar
  • Olive oil

METHOD

  1. Slice the cherry tomatoes and black olives in half.
  2. Lay out a quesadilla, and top with baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, olives, feta and cheddar.
  3. Fold in half.
  4. Heat a pan and drizzle with olive oil. 
  5. Cook quesadilla on both sides, until golden. 
    Enjoy!

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This recipe is Greek, healthy and full of flavor! You could also try grilling this on the BBQ for a great summer ma...

  • 1 whole chicken (3 to 4 pounds) with neck and giblets removed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Greek Marinade ( see recipe below)
  • Oil for the grill rack
4.6/5 (139 Votes)

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So yesterday I went to my friend's garden and got a TON of cherry tomatoes

  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 t dried Italian seasoning
  • 5 T unsalted butter
  • fat free! cold and cut into cubes
  • 2 T shortening
  • cold and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 c skim milk
  • 2 1/2 pints heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 2 T fresh basil
  • cut into chiffonade (thin strips)
  • 1 T evoo (extra virgin olive oil)
4.7/5 (53 Votes)

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With a healthy dose of protein, savoury tuna and delicious cheese pair well with a salad for a quick meal

  • 1 can tuna in water
  • drained
  • seasonings to taste (eg.
  • fresh or dried parsly
  • chopped green onions or dried onion flakes
  • cracked black pepper)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp mayonnaise (or
  • for reduced calories
  • use Walden Farms mayo-type spread)
  • 4 slices weight Watcher's whole wheat or Squirrelly light sprouted grain bread
  • 4 slices cheese eg.
  • whole or light cheddar (or reduce calories further with 8 wedges light Laughing Cow cheese
  • each sliced in half)
4.3/5 (106 Votes)

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Mix all ingredients except the bread and lettuce together in a large mixing bowl

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  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1/4 c greek yogurt
  • 1/4 c light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c toasted and chopped pecans
  • 1/3 c diced celery
  • 1 1/2 TBS Pure Cane Sorghum
  • 2 TBS Bourbon Smoked Pepper
  • 1 TBS Bourbon Smoked Salt
  • Bread
  • Lettuce
3.3/5 (97 Votes)

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Brown ground beef in a large pot over med-high heat, using a wooden spoon to break up the meat as it cooks

  • 1 lb grass fed beef or bison
  • 1 small organic onion
  • 1 can organic crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can organic kidney beans
  • 1-2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 chipolte peppers
  • chopped
4.5/5 (2 Votes)

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Boil 5 Russet Potatoes for 30 minutes

  • Russet Potatoes
  • Celery
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Parsley
4.1/5 (23 Votes)

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Combine all ingredients and shape into patties

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup onion - minced
  • 1/4 cup parsley - chopped
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
4.3/5 (8 Votes)

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So I love grilled foods in the summertime, why not keep it healthy but still savory? These Greek Kabobs are great!

  • 24 grape or small cherry tomatoes
  • 3 ounces feta cheese
  • cut into 12 (1/2-inch) cubes
  • 12 pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 small red or sweet onion
  • cut into 12 (1/2-inch) pieces
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • Special equipment: 12 (6-inch) bamboo or wood skewers
4.1/5 (16 Votes)

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This is an easy & super tasty recipe that you can make in the crock-pot

  • 1-1/2 lbs boneless
  • skinless chicken breasts
  • 32 oz. fat-free reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 c water
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1-1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 c yellow onion
  • chopped
  • Approx. 3 stalks (193g) celery
  • chopped
  • 3 medium carrots (268g)
  • sliced into “coins”
  • 3 small (430g) fuji apples
  • chopped
  • 2 Chorizo sausages
  • sliced into “coins” (I used Klement’s)
3.4/5 (66 Votes)

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Here is a perfect light lunch or dinner, healthy tabbouleh salad

  • 1 cup bulgur wheat
  • fine or meduim grain
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • zest of one lemon
  • about 1 tsp.
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • minced
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup scallions
  • (about 2) chopped both white and green parts
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes (1 ½ cups) sliced in half
  • ½ cup flat leaf parsley
  • chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint
  • chopped
4/5 (8 Votes)

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