For an icy snack, whirl up this mix of fruits and white grape juice. Using the ripest fruit gives the sweetest flavor. For honeydew melon, this means taking the paler, juicier part near the center of the melon rather than the green flesh closer to the rind. The banana should be especially ripe.

Looking to cozy up with a refreshing beverage? Look no further than this spiced tea. With only 120 calories, it’s a delightful way to enjoy a warm beverage guilt-free.

Clear gelatin and fruit juice squares are a favorite for little ones to eat with their hands and grab the candy fish in the middle. Older kids can participate by stirring the gelatin and adding the fish.

A light breading gives the mushrooms a nice crunch and is a great way to get your children to like mushrooms, if they don’t already. This dish is light, but so outrageously satisfying you might want to make double.

Ingredients 1½ c. whole wheat pastry flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. fine sea salt 2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1½ tsp. ground ginger ½ tsp.…

Ingredients 4 sweet potatoes 3 Tbs. sorghum or light molasses 3 Tbs. Parmesan 4 Tbs. scallions, sliced 4 Tbs. plain nonfat Greek yogurt 2 Tbs. unsalted butter (optional) Sea salt,…

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.

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.

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