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light, healthy, low sodium dishes to get back on track....what are your current favourites?

prima May 16, 2011 09:02 AM

Planning to make some tabbouleh, a cucumber salad, fruit salad with cilantro, lime & chili (or mint & lime), maybe a jicama salad, and some cabbage soup after too many heavy meals in a row.

I'm also going to be making some strawberry agua frescas, and maybe some rhubarb juice.

What are your current go-tos when you're looking for something light and fresh-tasting?

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  1. mels RE: prima May 16, 2011 10:40 AM

    I lean heavily on the EatingWell.com website for inspiration and recipes when I want lighter fare. The recipes are all made with real food and each recipe has the nutrition info listed at the end.

    One of my favorite light recipes is a grilled eggplant parm. I slice eggplant lengthwise, grill one side then flip; top the slice with sliced tomato, chopped fresh basil, and a little mozzerella and Parm. Reggiano. If you use a light hand with the cheese, it is a fabulous light meal that I eat regularly in the summer time.

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      prima RE: mels May 16, 2011 10:57 AM

      thanks for your grilled eggplant recipe, as well as the www.eatingwell.com suggestion. I look forward to trying your grilled eggplant parm this summer once my basil, tomatoes & eggplants are ready.

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      writergeek313 RE: prima May 16, 2011 11:37 AM

      I made this last night. It was easy to make, tasty, and filling without being too heavy.

      http://www.theppk.com/2010/10/miso-so...

      I used black beans since I couldn't find canned adzuki beans and swapped the chard for spinach, since I had that on hand. I also added some carrots and a little ginger. Next time I make it, I'm going to leave out the extra salt--the saltiness from the miso would have been plenty for me.

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        prima RE: writergeek313 May 16, 2011 05:42 PM

        thanks for the link, writergeek313.

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