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  • Beans are a nutritional powerhouse, brimming with filling fiber and protein, plus important nutrients like iron and B vitamins. Even our resident meat eaters gobbled up this burger; Meatless Monday, anyone? YIELD 6 Servings ZEST FACTOR Mild PREP TIME 10 Minutes COOK TIME 10 Minutes...

  • Buffalo, or bison, is lean and low in calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium, and works beautifully in place of rich veal. Although it’s readily available in most grocery stores, if you can’t find it, you can substitute turkey legs without sacrificing flavor. YIELD 6–8 SERVINGS...

  • This refreshing, creamy soup is best served chilled. Pair it with shrimp or chicken kebobs and you have a complete and healthy meal that you are sure to devour—guilt-free. YIELD 4 servings ZEST Factor Medium Prep Time 1 hour, 10 minutes Cook Time none 1...

  • We’ve tossed together pantry staples found in Louisiana kitchens across the state to create a light, quick and easy chicken salad. It’s crunchy, sweet and tangy, and has just the right amount of spice. No will even notice you substituted yogurt for mayo! YIELD 8 SERVINGS...

  • Oftentimes, smoked salmon dips are comprised of cream cheese, dill and red onions, but for this one, we’ve incorporated Asian flavors for a party app that’s reminiscent of a Philadelphia cream cheese sushi roll. YIELD 10–12 servings ZEST FACTOR Medium PREP TIME 10 minutes COOK...

  • Here, mustard is used two ways, in a zesty marinade and a creamy sauce with honey mustard and lime juice. YIELD 4 servings ZEST FACTOR Medium PREP TIME 15 minutes COOK TIME 15 minutes For the marinade: 1⁄3 cup honey mustard 2 tablespoons olive oil...

  • This crunchy, colorful salad makes for a satisfying lunch that brings the nutrition. Meat lovers can swap chopped grilled chicken or turkey deli for the chickpeas and still keep things on the light side. YIELD 4 servings ZEST FACTOR Mild PREP TIME 15 minutes COOK TIME...