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to make a healthy meal (and enjoy it too)
by Stacy Conradt | 1
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The upside to all of this is that I was forced to start eating healthier too, whether I wanted to or not. So I actually accomplished my New Year's Resolution last year -- I started eating better and lost weight, all without meaning to and without feeling deprived. And the food is good! When we brought "diabetic" dishes to our get-togethers, no one even knew the dishes were sugar-free or healthy until they asked for the recipe later.
If your quest for 2006 is to lose weight, stop eating Twinkies or even just to get a little more nutrition between meals of McDonalds and Captain Crunch, try out some of these recipes. You won't feel like you're eating diet food -- promise!
directions | Set the broiler on your oven at 350 degrees F. Take a whole pita (don't slice it in half like you would to stuff it) and swirl tomato sauce on it. Sprinkle your cheese on top and stick it on a cookie sheet on the top shelf of your oven for about five minutes or until the cheese starts to turn golden brown.
The beauty of this recipe is its versatility. You can do pesto instead of tomato sauce, add mushrooms, meat, red peppers, whatever you like! Our favorite is spinach and chicken with cayenne and garlic. These are also great as appetizers at a party -- make several different kinds and slice into quarters. To reduce calories and fat, skimp on the cheese and load up the veggies.