Asian-Style Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is a big hit every time I make it. It’s great as an appetizer or as lunch, but can also be a light warm-weather entrée. Studies show that if you beef up dishes such as this one with plenty of bulky vegetables like broccoli, you’ll be satisfied with less calorie intake, which could help with weight loss and, subsequently, blood pressure reduction.

Pumpkin Pie Dip

Create a creamy dip with seasonal taste in this kid-approved treat. Keep things light by enjoying it with sliced apples, pears or salty whole-grain pretzels. Serve the dip as an appetizer or dessert.