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Low-Fat & Low-Calorie Dishes – July

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5 Low-Fat/Low-Calorie Entrées & Side Dishes

  1. Vegetable Pasta w/Tomatoes. Hearty vegetables add flavor and texture to this one-dish wonder. Recipe: Vegetable Pasta w/Tomatoes
  2. Chicken Florentine. The classic has been revamped in this light and satisfying main dish. Recipe: Chicken Florentine
  3. Extreme Zucchini. This kid-friendly side dish can complement any main dish. Recipe: Extreme Zucchini
  4. Corn–on-the-Cob w/Chili Lime Butter. Nothing says summer like sweet corn-on-the-cob. You may never go back to traditional butter after trying this recipe! Recipe: Corn–on-the-Cob w/Chili Lime Butter
  5. Chinatown Vegetable Medley. This side dish takes just 20 minutes to make and is perfect for those busy evenings. Recipe: Chinatown Vegetable Medley



5 Low-Fat/Low-Calorie Desserts

  1. Fun in the Sun Banana Split. This classic dessert can please a crowd of all ages. Invite kids to help assemble their very own banana split! Recipe: Banana Split
  2. Fruity Sauce. Ice cream is always a family favorite. Try puréeing your favorite fruits such as pears, peaches, and berries and top over low-fat frozen yogurt! Try our Pear Sauce recipe.
  3. Hot and Sweet Watermelon. This sweet and spicy dessert is satisfying, refreshing, and light. Recipe: Hot and Sweet Watermelon
  4. Dessert Fruit Kabobs. Customize your kabobs with your family’s favorite fruits. Try to use fruits in a variety of colors! Recipe: Dessert Fruit Kabobs
  5. Summer Fruit Salad. This easy-to-make recipe can be tailored to include your family’s favorite fruits. Recipe: Summer Fruit Salad



5 Low-Fat/Low-Calorie Beverages

  1. Out of this Whirled Shake. Your kids will be over the moon for this tasty treat. Try it at your child’s next birthday party! Recipe: Out of this Whirled Shake
  2. Punch. Combine a variety of 100% juices with a diet soda (such as Fresca) and frozen fruit instead of ice!
  3. Island Shake. Bring the tropics to your house and dig your toes into the sand while enjoying this too-good-to-be-true beverage. Recipe: Island Shake
  4. Orange Delight Juice. This is orange juice with a twist. Try it at breakfast or anytime! Recipe: Orange Delight Juice
  5. Summertime Fizz. Combine seltzer water or sparkling water with any 100% juice concentrate. Kids will love it and you can even have them create their own. Recipe: Grapefruit Fizz

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