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.
Easy to make and delicious. Try these as a ice cream cookie sandwich with vanilla or chocolate ice cream!
Roasted beet and chickpea hummus that is high in iron and low in fat. Great as a dip or spread on your favorite toast.
Easy spread that is low in saturated fat, high in good fat, and high in protein.
A quick method to roast tomatoes and add depth, crunch and flavor to any dish.
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!
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!
An amazing way to enjoy cauliflower and also ingest vitamins and nutrients (especially vitamin C and K.)
A great way to lesson the number of carbs in your meals is to substitute rice or pasta with roasted veggies such as cauliflower.
Low in carbs and full of wonderful flavor this dish is perfect for lots of energy and low sugar.
Full of protein and guaranteed to give you an energy boost without caffeine!
Surprisingly easy and delicious! You can serve this as is or add a light protein such as salmon, shrimp, chicken or tofu.
A light pasta meal with simple ingredients will keep you full and makes great leftovers!
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.
Delicious, simple, and a perfect crowd pleaser as a holiday appetizer or side.
Why not eat a cookie for breakfast? This moist, low-sugar and low-fat cookie recipe is easy to make.
From scratch biscuit sandwich great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Full of whole wheat goodness.
A yummy, easy to assemble phyllo dough pie will fill you up with less fat and sodium!
This recipe marries okra with a tomato spiced mixture that allows the okra to stay crisp (not slimy.)
Black beans and cocoa create a deep rich flavor that will satisfy your sweet toothe as well as cut back on calories.
A refreshing snack that can be altered to fit your dietary needs!
This is a very versatile dish that is great for veggie lovers, meat lovers, and those who avoid gluten.
Ghee butter and vegetables are a delectable mix to nourish your family.
Move over black-eyed peas, a sweeter, pink-eyed pea is in season and ready to pop some flavor into your diet!
Get creative with popsicle molds, yogurt, and your favorite flavors this summer!
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!
A great way to ingest nutrients from fresh fruit and herbs as well as stay cool on long hot days!
Great for light snacking and a quick spread to use on sandwiches!
In less than 20 minutes you can enjoy this whole-grain waffles and don't forget to add your favorite fruit or syrup!
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!
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.
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.
Traditional grillades normally include veal and beef, this version is lighter with pork.
Valerie Burton, RN shares her recipe which she loves for its natural sweetness. A low-sugar sweet for diabetics.
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.
This recipe is low in fat and sodium, but still packs home that Cajun flavor!
Less cholestrol,less calories, and it tastes soooo good! Bring on autumn with this tasty meal.
Take advantage of leftover veggies (fresh or frozen) and pair them with this succulent pork chop dish.
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.
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.
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.
Get rid of the carbs and uneccessary gluten with this delicious take on ravioli.
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.
This dewberry (you can also use blackberries) smoothie is low in sugar and wonderful in flavor. Try it with any berry.
Take a break from gluten and try this yummy cauliflower pizza crust loaded with fresh veggies.
Fava beans are easy to utilize in this spring time lamb dish.
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.
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.
A snap to make and you can add this tasty protein cake to any menu for a killer holiday meal.
A spring delight to share on your holiday register or an intimate meal with friends and family. A great source of iron and zinc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Try this chewey-gooey cookie to satisfy that after school snack or just for a chocolate fix. Gluten-free and low in sodium
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.
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.
Try this quick and easy recipe that is lower in carbs and full of crunchy flavor.
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.
Share this recipe variation on the New Orleans Italian Muffaleta with friends and family along the parade routes or at home.
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.
A less caloric roast chicken that mades a great soup with leftovers.
Hunker down with friends and family with this easy gumbo recipe. Best served with a fresh pot of rice.
Vietnamese broth based soup that is great for a light and enjoyable meal.
A great veggie twist on tuna salad served best with toasted multi-grain toast or on a bed of greens.
Have fun with this easy recipe for kids and for adults. A great appetizer to serve at parties.