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Healthy Recipes

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I’ve had this recipe for over 45 years and it has become our family’s favorite cake, but I would love to see it get a light makeover. —Betty Selchow, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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Orange Barley Chicken

Orange Barley Chicken

Orange Barley Chicken

“My mother used to prepare orange chicken with rice back in the ‘60s, and it was so good. My version uses pearl barley instead of rice, and I added parsnips for flavor and baby carrots for color.” —Helen Glazier, Seattle, Washington

Greek Sandwich Bites

Greek Sandwich Bites

Greek Sandwich Bites

Here’s an appetizer that tastes just like traditional spanakopita, but it’s much less work to make. —Lynn Scully, Rancho Santa Fe, California

Grilled Halibut with Mustard Dill Sauce

Grilled Halibut with Mustard Dill Sauce

Grilled Halibut with Mustard Dill Sauce

Moist fish steaks are draped with thick and creamy sauce in this flavorful recipe shared by Laura Lunardi. The topping makes a nice alternative to traditional tartar sauce and is just as good on swordfish.
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Citrus Grilled Turkey Cutlets

Citrus Grilled Turkey Cutlets

Citrus Grilled Turkey Cutlets

Janice Mentzer, of Sharpsburg, Maryland says, “My family enjoys this turkey recipe year-round, but it’s especially nice in the summer as an alternative to grilled chicken. Add a green salad, grilled onions and peppers, plus some crusty bread for a great dinner.”

Homemade Makeover Italian Cream Cake

Homemade Makeover Italian Cream Cake

Homemade Makeover Italian Cream Cake

Toasted pecans and coconut take this moist cake from good to great, but it's the cream cheese frosting that makes it truly extraordinary. Thank goodness it's a makeover, because you'll definitely want seconds! —Christy White, Oxford, Mississippi

Southwest Iceberg Slaw

Southwest Iceberg Slaw

Southwest Iceberg Slaw

Leah Lyon of Ada, Oklahoma often rounds out a meal with Southwest Iceberg Slaw. "It's a cool, light and versatile side dish I created one day when I was trying to stretch my avocados," she says. "And friends rave about it no matter what vegetables I add!“ TASTY TIP: Try substituting other fresh garden vegetables in this salad or adding low-fat Mexican panela cheese for a light lunch entree, suggests Leah.

Spiced Rhubarb Sauce

Spiced Rhubarb Sauce

Spiced Rhubarb Sauce

Served here with pork chops, this unique sauce adds bold flavor to just about any cut of pork. The savory-sweet, relish-like sauce is also a perfect complement to roasted, baked or grilled chicken. Kara Hawke — Polk, Pennsylvania

Nectarine Arugula Salad

Nectarine Arugula Salad

Nectarine Arugula Salad

Here's a summer salad that brightens any supper. The homemade dressing with a hint of berries is perfect with arugula, nectarines and blue cheese. —Christine Laba, Arlington, Virginia

Broccoli Cheddar Spread

Broccoli Cheddar Spread

Broccoli Cheddar Spread

In Graysville, Alabama, Beth Parker has contributed this rich creamy spread to family get-togethers for years. "I was able to lighten up the original recipe with out loosing any of the terrific flavor," she says.

Makeover Crumb Coffee Cake

Makeover Crumb Coffee Cake

Makeover Crumb Coffee Cake

Sweet success is sure to be had when you prepare Valma Devall’s mouthwatering coffee cake. “The recipe is delightful,” writes the Kennewick, Washington reader, “but I’d like to see it made over.” Our Test Kitchen cut 60% of the saturated fat and 113 calories from each serving for this lightened-up treat that's sure to wow friends and family.—Valma Devall, Kennewick, Washington

Orange-Ginger Chicken and Veggies

Orange-Ginger Chicken and Veggies

Orange-Ginger Chicken and Veggies

This colorful stir-fry is chock-full of tasty veggies, tender chicken chunks and a light, zippy sauce. Tangy oranges and crunchy cashews add extra pizzazz. "The recipe was an experiment," shares Nancy Johnson of Turah, Montana. "We love Asian food, and this dish filled the bill nicely."

Peach Oat Cookies

Peach Oat Cookies

Peach Oat Cookies

I modified the original recipe to create soft and chewy cookies that are good for you. There's not too much sugar in them but lots of oats and fruit.—Rachel Greenawalt Keller, Roanoke, Virginia

Fresh Herb Dip

Fresh Herb Dip

Fresh Herb Dip

From Annapolis, Maryland, Mitzi Sentiff writes, "People won't guess that this delicious dip, which is great for parties, is also low in fat. I love to serve it with a nice assortment of fresh vegetables for dipping."

Santa Fe Salad

Santa Fe Salad

Santa Fe Salad

From Newport News, Virginia, Gail Park shares a colorful stand-alone salad that her family simply loves. “People always ask for the recipe when I bring it to a potlucks,” she adds. “The zippy dressing and mix of crunchy veggies with beans is a winning combination!”
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