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5 Ingredients: Coconut Soup With Noodles & Mushrooms

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, January 27, 2010

Tired of sandwiches for lunch or the same pasta for dinner? A warm bowl of this Thai-inspired soup will hit the spot. Not only is the soup filled with nutrients; it helps fill you up, too.

5 Ingredients: Cranberry Spritzer

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, December 10, 2009

During the holidays or family gatherings, the adults sip on wine or cocktails and the kids drink juice, but my 7-year-old son complained that he wanted something more (and I refuse to buy soda). That’s how this cranberry spritzer was born.

5 Ingredients: Leftover Turkey Quesadillas

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 27, 2009

Now that the feast is over (believe it or not) it’s time to eat again! Here’s a simple, five-ingredient recipe that gives new life to your leftovers. We make lots of these in my house for snacks and light lunches over the holiday weekend.

5 Ingredients: Tuna Pasta Salad

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, October 7, 2009

My mom would bring home a tuna pasta salad from the deli when I was a kid, but it was loaded with fatty mayo. Here’s my lightened-up version made with five simple ingredients.

5 Ingredients: Curry Chicken Lettuce Cups

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, September 3, 2009

These curry chicken lettuce cups are full of flavor but not fat and calories. Add some crusty bread and you’ve got a light lunch or quick weeknight dinner.

5 Ingredients: The Easiest Veggie Sandwich

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, No-Cook Choices, August 6, 2009

A pound of meat piled high on two slices of bread can be a bit much on a hot summer day (or any day really). Go light and cook less by prepping my veggie sandwich, which is filled with healthy nutrients and comes together in minutes.

5 Ingredients: Spicy Cheesy Rice

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, June 1, 2009

Packaged, seasoned rice dishes are loaded with sodium and preservatives! Sure, it’s easy when it comes from a box, but why not try it yourself? I created this healthier version and it’s become a family hit.

5 Ingredients: Pasta With Anchovies, Olives & Spinach

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, May 14, 2009

You may have caught the new show on Food Network — 5 Ingredient Fix — but we wanted to try our hand at creating our own simple, healthy weeknight meals from a few pantry staples. This first attempt is based around whole grain pasta.