"I've always loved to cook. I also love hummus and bacon, but needed to make something green for this contest. It took a few tries to come up with a recipe everyone loves. Hope you do, too!" —Frances "Kay" Bouma, Trail, British Columbia
This is a great appetizer, especially when having company over for a barbecue. I had something similar at a Memorial Day party and I tried to recreate the flavor with lower fat ingredients.
-Jacqui Correa of Landing, New Jersey
I'm always looking for lighter recipes to take on tailgate outings. This one is quick and easy to marinate and take along. It's also great tasting and a family favorite. Veronica Callaghan-Glastonbury, Connecticut
It's surprising what a quick substitution or two will do. By simply switching from full-fat products to reduced- or low-fat, you can often save lots of fat and calories while keeping flavor and texture.
This is certainly the case with Leigh Thomas' Makeover Mexican Roll-Ups. The cook from Hahira, Georgia uses fat-free cream cheese and reduced-fat sour cream; this cuts nearly 70% of the fat and a whopping 75% of the cholesterol.
“This delicious salsa is an excellent accompaniment to fish or chicken.” It also adds lively flavor to pork. Sweet pineapple and refreshing mint make an irresistible combination. Brynne Garman - Federal Way, Washington