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A rich and creamy Italian rice risotto dish made with butternut squash puree, white wine, Parmigiano-Reggiano and topped with a little fresh arugula.

Butternut Squash Risotto

Pork tenderloin stuffed with prosciutto, mozzarella, baby spinach and sun dried tomatoes; a wonderful dish for the Holidays. Serve this with potato parsnip mash, skinny garlic mashed potatoes, or creamy cauliflower puree and some roasted vegetables on the side.

Spinach Prosciutto and Mozzarella Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Light and airy peppermint swirls in delicious meringues cookies. 'Tis the season for all things peppermint, shopping and big wooly mittens, cookies and hot cocoa, and of course, cookie exchanges.

Peppermint Meringues

Baked brie in mini phyllo cups topped with craisins, walnuts and honey. Delicious bite-sized appetizers, perfect for the Holidays!

Skinny Baked Brie Phyllo Cups with Craisins and Walnuts

Once a month I contribute a skinny dessert recipe to Dash Recipes. If you love a moist, chewy oatmeal cookie, you'll just love these! Under 200 calories, 5 Points+ and 7 Smart Points for 2 cookies. Please visit Dash Recipes for the complete Skinny Oatmeal Walnut Raisin Cookies Recipe.

Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookies

By replacing the lasagna noodles with thin sliced zucchini you can create a delicious, lower carb (gluten-free) lasagna that's loaded with vegetables, and you won't miss the pasta!

Zucchini Lasagna Recipe

Nothing says Spring like the sweet taste of asparagus! Roasted prosciutto wrapped asparagus bundles that is, for a simple yet elegant side dish, perfect for Easter.

Roasted Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Red velvet yogurt cupcakes topped with a chocolate glaze. These festive reindeer cupcakes are easy to make perfect for a Holiday party!

Rudolph the Red Velvet Cupcake

Gingerbread Cookies

With Christmas just around the corner, these adorable holiday vanilla snowman cupcakes are low fat, easy to make and they are a hit with the kids! 

Vanilla Snowman Cupcakes with Vanilla Icing

These addicting and filling gluten free chocolate peanut butter cookies, made with milk and oats, are perfect for the holidays and no baking is required!

Skinny No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Roasted Green Beans topped with Parmesan come out perfectly charred and tender – SO good, I can literally eat the whole batch and made with just four ingredients!

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin – Thinly sliced yukon gold potatoes, layered and baked in a light buttery sauce and shredded cheese. So good without the guilt!

Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin

Pumpkin Hazelnut Flaugnarde (Clafoutis) – A warm rustic pumpkin custard sweetened with agave and baked with toasted hazelnuts.

Pumpkin Hazelnut Flaugnarde (Clafoutis)

Brown rice stuffing made with Italian chicken sausage, celery, mushrooms, and onions. Serve this as a Thanksgiving side dish or you can even enjoy this as a meal. It's so good and naturally gluten free!

Chicken Sausage Brown Rice Stuffing with Celery and Mushrooms

Creamy buttermilk mashed potatoes seasoned with salt, pepper and fresh chives. A perfect side dish for Thanksgiving turkey, roasted chicken, pork chops n' apple sauce or garlic lover's roast beef.

Skinny Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Chives

Mashed sweet potatoes with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with a caramelized brown sugar crust. Sweet potatoes are a must for Thanksgiving and this dish will be a hit on your Holiday table.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes Brulee

Sweet potatoes, golden raisins, crushed pineapple and spices are topped with pecans and mini marshmallows, then baked until golden.

Sweet Potato Casserole

I typically gravitate to warm fruit desserts, berry custards, or bread puddings, so naturally a Flaugnarde of mixed berried (Clafoutis) has my name all over it. The perfect ending to any meal.

Flaugnarde of Mixed Berries (Clafoutis)

A quick, fabulous side dish made with teeny tiny mini potatoes and fresh garden herbs such as rosemary made on the stove or roasted on the grill. Minimal effort with excellent results.

Roasted Baby Potatoes with Rosemary

This Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft and chewy, and satisfy my craving when I need something sweet.

Best Low-fat Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

Horchata de arroz is a deliciously refreshing Mexican beverage made from rice milk, sugar and cinnamon and served chilled over ice. Wonderful for those who are lactose intolerant if you substitute the milk for almond milk.

Brown Rice Horchata

Super easy golden cheddar biscuits drizzled with garlic parsley butter. Make sure you have some company to enjoy these with, or you'll be tempted to eat them all!

Easy Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

Collard greens sliced thin sauteed with bacon, garlic and oil. A perfect side dish for Brazilian black beans or black eyed peas with ham.

Sauteed Collard Greens with Bacon

A simple rice dish with sweet peas baked in the oven. Perfect as a side for grilled shrimp or chicken. Adding vegetables to your rice, allows you to have a larger portion for less points and adds fiber.

Baked Rice and Peas

My Mom makes the BEST stuffing, it's the one thing I crave every Thanksgiving! This recipe has been remade like Mom's, only just a bit healthier!

Mom’s Stuffing, Lightened Up

Cranberry sauce is a must on my holiday table for Thanksgiving. This simple sauce is sweetened with pineapples to reduce the amount sugar of added.

Cranberry-Pineapple Sauce

A creamy blend of spinach, shallots, parmesan cheese, and Boursin Light makes a rich and flavorful side dish. A low fat version of a steakhouse favorite.

Creamed Spinach – Lightened Up

Cauliflower puree, a perfect low carb alternative to mashed potatoes with a creamy buttery taste. If you don't have buttermilk, low fat sour cream also works great.

Creamy Cauliflower Purée

I was never a big fan of brussels sprouts until I tasted my friend Nicole's sautéed recipe. She shreds them first and then sautés them in garlic and oil which really allows the seasoning to flavor every bite. This would make a nice Thanksgiving side dish.

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts