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Vegetarian Costa Rican Bean Bowl

This dish, robust in flavor, is incredibly easy to make and approximately one hour for prep time and cooking, which makes for a great meal for after school or after work.

Kale and Spaghetti Squash

Easy and delicious. 

Simple Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy to make and delicious. Try these as a ice cream cookie sandwich with vanilla or chocolate ice cream!

Fresh Beet Salad

This salad is easy to toss together with any greens available. 

Pink Hummus

Roasted beet and chickpea hummus that is high in iron and low in fat. Great as a dip or spread on your favorite toast.

Cashew Blueberry Spread

Easy spread that is low in saturated fat, high in good fat, and high in protein. 

Chocolate Cake for Breakfast

Yes, that's right. A healthy chocolate mini-cake that kids will love. 

Half Roasted Tomatoes with Eggplant and Feta

A quick method to roast tomatoes and add depth, crunch and flavor to any dish. 

Barbacoa Turkey Soft Tacos

Barbacoa is traditionally an all day roasting of beef marinated with chilles. In this recipe we take similar elements and use ground turkey prepared in a faster, yet delicious method!

Spinach Shakashuka

These are North African inspired poached eggs with spinach instead of the traditional tomato sauce. A great way to ingest your greens in the morning!

Chile Roasted Cauliflower

An amazing way to enjoy cauliflower and also ingest vitamins and nutrients (especially vitamin C and K.)

Carrot and Cabbage Turkey Sausage with Chile Roasted Cauliflower

A great way to lesson the number of carbs in your meals is to substitute rice or pasta with roasted veggies such as cauliflower. 

Chicken and Broccoli with Kolhrabi Mash

Low in carbs and full of wonderful flavor this dish is perfect for lots of energy and low sugar. 

Tropical Oatmeal Bake

Sweet, satisfying, and low in calories and fat. 

Banana Peanut Butter Snack Rolls

A quick and fun way to encourage healthy eating in 15min or less. 

No Bake Super Food Energy Bites

Full of protein and guaranteed to give you an energy boost without caffeine!

Creamy Risotto with Rainbow Radishes

Surprisingly easy and delicious! You can serve this as is or add a light protein such as salmon, shrimp, chicken or tofu.

Zucchini Linguine with Shrimp

A light pasta meal with simple ingredients will keep you full and makes great leftovers!

Lemon Turmeric Ginger Latte

Looking to clean up your act in the new year? Here is a healthy latte you can prepare iced or hot and with any nut milk. 

Savory Carrot Puff Pastry

Delicious, simple, and a perfect crowd pleaser as a holiday appetizer or side. 

Breakfast Cookies

Why not eat a cookie for breakfast? This moist, low-sugar and low-fat cookie recipe is easy to make.

Low Sugar Banana Bread

Quick, easy, and low in sugar. 

Black Pepper Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuit Egg Sandwiches

From scratch biscuit sandwich great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Full of whole wheat goodness.

Phyllo Meat or Veggie Pie

A yummy, easy to assemble phyllo dough pie will fill you up with less fat and sodium! 

Stuffed Eggplant

This recipe is easy to alter with any ground meat, ground nuts, or veggie crumble.

PB & J Smoothie

A kid friendly treat for breakfast or any meal. 

Chaat Masala Okra Salad

This recipe marries okra with a tomato spiced mixture that allows the okra to stay crisp (not slimy.) 

Black Bean Brownies

Black beans and cocoa create a deep rich flavor that will satisfy your sweet toothe as well as cut back on calories. 

End of Summer Peach Tomato Mini Toasts

A refreshing snack that can be altered to fit your dietary needs!

Edamame Pasta with Cherry Tomato Sauce

This is a very versatile dish that is great for veggie lovers, meat lovers, and those who avoid gluten. 

Indian Shrimp Eggplant Brown Rice Bowl

Ghee butter and vegetables are a delectable mix to nourish your family.

Pimento Peppers and Shrimp

Pimento peppers can give a great spicey/smoky layer to sweet shrimp.

Pink Eyed Peas (Pink-Eyed Purple Hulls)

Move over black-eyed peas, a sweeter, pink-eyed pea is in season and ready to pop some flavor into your diet!

Frozen Yogurt Ring Pops with Fresh Ingredients

Get creative with popsicle molds, yogurt, and your favorite flavors this summer!

Turkey Ragu with Pasta and Salad

A great way to utilize ground turkey in a simple, wholesome meal.

BBQ Chicken with Turmeric Rice Grits

Try this tasty combo for a new take on barbecue chicken and get a healhty dose of curcumin (found in turmeric) to help stomach upset and ease your digestion!

Watermelon Mint Infused Water

A great way to ingest nutrients from fresh fruit and herbs as well as stay cool on long hot days!

Muhammera Walnut and Red Pepper Dip

Great for light snacking and a quick spread to use on sandwiches!

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles

In less than 20 minutes you can enjoy this whole-grain waffles and don't forget to add your favorite fruit or syrup!

Green Tea Yogurt with Mango

You can use green tea leaves grounded or look for a high grade green tea like Matcha. Great for a lite snack and under 250 calories!

Lemon Verbena White Fish

Try your local produce section for fresh lemon verbena or opt to substitute with lemon thyme. Recipe and photo submitted by Carol Carimi Acutt, of Urban Fig. 

Ray of Light

A wonderful energy boosting juice drink.

Chia Chocolate Pudding

Super easy pudding that you can alter flavors for by adding fruit, low sugar/fat-free toppings or try a vanilla version. Chia seeds are high in omega-3 and protein. 

Crawfish Lettuce Wraps

Easy to clean up and makes great leftovers for 2-3 days. 

Crawfish Risotto

Delicious risotto loaded with crawfish and veggies. 

Lite Shrimp Étoufee

Enjoy this classic Creole dish with less fat and sodium. 

Lite Pork Grillades with Grits

Traditional grillades normally include veal and beef, this version is lighter with pork.

Baked Sweet Potato Soufflé

Valerie Burton, RN shares her recipe which she loves for its natural sweetness. A low-sugar sweet for diabetics.

The Ultimate Stuffed Vegetarian Dish

Tired of fake meat substitute for your vegetarian entreés? Are you that vegetarian that wishes for just once to share a holiday meal with family that did not involve a smattering of various veggie platters and tofurkey? Well here is the answer to your vegetarian conundrums for family get togethers over the holidays. 

Chicken with Collard Greens Jambalaya

This recipe is low in fat and sodium, but still packs home that Cajun flavor!

Chocolate Tea

As the weather becomes cooler, try this fun-warm-chocolatey drink for all ages. 

Low-Fat Pumpkin Alfredo with Pasta

Creamy- delicious, but less fat and cholestrol!

Pumpkin Alfredo with Squash Noodles

Less cholestrol,less calories, and it tastes soooo good! Bring on autumn with this tasty meal. 

Eggplant Meatballs and Pasta

These meatballs have a meaty texture due to the eggplant. 

Pork Chop with Broccoli, Beets, and Sweet Potato Medley

Take advantage of leftover veggies (fresh or frozen) and pair them with this succulent pork chop dish. 

Overnight Mason Jar Oatmeal

In the Louisiana hot months, most of us hate to cook. Here is a recipe that takes the heat out of hot cereal and makes it scrumptious and healthy. 

Braised Artichokes with Chicken Breasts

A light summer dinner that is filling and low in calories. 

Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches

What happens if you remove bread from PB&J? Something amazing like the apple (low sugar crispy fruit ring) sandwiches with your kids' favorite nut butter. 

Oysters in a Grilled Pouch

Enjoy this oyster dish with friends over the summer holidays (Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July, Labor Day Weekend) or anytime you want a quick meal that healthy fresh and away from the hot kitchen. 

Paleo Summer Squash Ravioli

Get rid of the carbs and uneccessary gluten with this delicious take on ravioli. 

Gluten Free Almond Buckwheat Pancakes

Low in sugar and high in fiber and protein, these pancakes are light fluffy, buttermilk savory, and perfect for Sunday breakfast/brunch. Serve with your favorite fruit.

Dewberry Orange Blossom Water Smoothie

This dewberry (you can also use blackberries) smoothie is low in sugar and wonderful in flavor. Try it with any berry. 

Gluten Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust with Veggies

Take a break from gluten and try this yummy cauliflower pizza crust loaded with fresh veggies. 

Middle Eastern Lamb Patties with Snow Peas, and Fava Bean Pureé

Fava beans are easy to utilize in this spring time lamb dish. 

Buttermilk Pudding with Berries

Here is a low sugar, low calorie (under 300 calorie) dessert. 

Buckwheat tart with Swiss Chard, Fennel, and Bacon

You can easily make this dish gluten-free by replacing the flour with gluten-free mix flour. You can also omit the bacon, if you need to make the tart vegetarian. No matter how you fix up this tasty tart, it's as versatile as it is easy to make. 

Spiced Pork Chops with Creamy Garlic Lentil Pureé and Apple Herb Gremolata

This is a great dish that's fast and filling. Serve with a side salad and you have this dish on the table in 1 hour. 

Easy Fish Cakes

A snap to make and you can add this tasty protein cake to any menu for a killer holiday meal.

Herb Roasted Lamb

A spring delight to share on your holiday register or an intimate meal with friends and family. A great source of iron and zinc. 

Black Pepper Chicken Breast Sandwich with Garlicky Herb Cashew Butter

Looking for ways to substitute cheese and dairy products? Look no further than homemade savory nut butters and hummus. Low in sugar and full of flavor with convenient quick prep. 

Louisiana Shrimp Deviled Eggs

A Lousiana version of deviled eggs that is sure to be hit at holiday parties or anytime you get together with friends. You can make this a complete meal for your family with 2 deviled eggs paired with your favorite low-fat sandwich or salad. 

Savory Herb Freekeh Salad

Considered a supergrain, freekeh has a smoky flavor that works well with simple proteins like beans and legumes. Try this recipe with your favorite lunch sandwich for more protein or alone as a herb salad you can eat leftovers of on the go. 

Gluten - Free Quiche with Root Vegetable Crust

Wanna try a quiche that is full of Spring flavor but low in carbs and flourless? Try this mouth watering dish and enjoy the results. 

Coconut Milk, Sweet Potato Soup with Garlic, Jalapeño, Cucumber, and Mustard Green Gremolata

Looking for unique ways to serve up sweet potatoes? Well rev' up the blender or food processor and discover a meal so filling, so tasty, you will smack your lips after each spoonful. 

Gluten - Free Black Pepper Brownie Cookies

Try this chewey-gooey cookie to satisfy that after school snack or just for a chocolate fix. Gluten-free and low in sodium

Beet Poached Fish

Try this recipe for a fast, colorful seafood dish. 

Nicky’s Gorgeous Green Shake

Here at LiveWell Lousiana, we’re always on the lookout for the perfect green smoothie recipe — and we’ve tried more than a few. So when we saw locally based actress and photographer Nicky Phillips’ luscious Green Shake on Instagram, we had to get the recipe.

Pan Seared Grouper

From Brandon Felder at Le Foret.

Blackened Catfish with Creole Tomato Cous Cous

Enjoy this recipe from Amy Simms, owner/chef at Langlois. 

Strawberry Feta Toasts with Soup or Salad

These toasts are great to eat with a big salad or a bowl of your favorite savory soup. Mix up the herbs and add diced cucumbers for an even more powerful punch of flavor. 

Pretzel Crusted Chicken with Cauliflower Purée and Cabbage Leaves

Try this quick and easy recipe that is lower in carbs and full of crunchy flavor. 

Low-Fat King Cake Scones

These scones are made with a similar king cake texture but without a lot of dairy and butter. Feel free to make them vegan by omitting the Greek yogurt and buttermilk and replacing each with your favorite non-dairy yogurt and use a little lemon juice mixed with your favorite non-dairy milk to make vegan buttermilk. 

Veggie Muffaleta

Share this recipe variation on the New Orleans Italian Muffaleta with friends and family along the parade routes or at home.

Paleo King Cake

King cakes are a Mardi Gras treat that shimmers with bright colors and sugary ingredients. Try this paleo recipe full of nutrients, gluten free,  and less sugar. 

Spice Rubbed Roasted Chicken with Veggies

A less caloric roast chicken that mades a great soup with leftovers. 

Paleo Pineapple Pork Stew

Enjoy a citrusy pork stew with kale leaves. Get Paleo y'all!

Turkey Gumbo

Hunker down with friends and family with this easy gumbo recipe. Best served with a fresh pot of rice. 

Pho with Beef, Mushroom, Green Onions, and Kale

Vietnamese broth based soup that is great for a light and enjoyable meal. 

Goji Berry Oats and Quinoa

A warm and delicious bowl of oats with goji berries. 

Mock Tuna Salad

A great veggie twist on tuna salad served best with toasted multi-grain toast or on a bed of greens. 

Pigs in a blanket

Have fun with this easy recipe for kids and for adults. A great appetizer to serve at parties. 

Stir Fried Bok Choy

Bok choy is a wonderful cabbage-like-vegetable that is wonderful with seasonings. You can substitute bok choy with cabbage.