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Orange and Avocado Salad


4 oranges

2 grapefruits

4 avocados, peeled, seeded and halved

8 lettuce leaves

Sweet onion dressing


1. Peel oranges and grapefruit and cut into sections

2. Peel avocados cut in half and remove the seed

3. Place the oranges and grapefruit sections into each half of the avocado.

4. Place each half of avocado onto a lettuce leaf and top with sweet onion dressing. Serve and enjoy!!

Spinach Salad


6 cups of fresh spinach, torn

1 can of mushrooms, drained

1/2 cup of shallots, chopped

1 pinch of black pepper

3 slices of bacon

1/2 cup of vinegar

1 tablespoon of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of dry mustard

1 boiled egg, chopped


1. Combine spinach, mushrooms and onions in a large salad bowl. Sprinkle with black pepper.

2. Cook bacon crisp. Drain bacon on paper towel. Crumble bacon.

3. Mix vinegar, dry mustard and sugar well. Pour over the salad and toss well. Top with bacon crumbs and chopped egg. Serve and enjoy!!

Zucchini Salad


4 cups of zucchini, sliced

1 cup vinegar

1 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons of sugar

1 clove garlic, minced

1 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

Lettuce leaves

1/2 cup of shallots, sliced

1 tomato, diced


1. Cook zucchini in salted water until telder.

2. On a platter, place half of the zucchini in a layer

3. Mix vinegar, oil, sugar, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper until well blended.

Green Bean-Pimento Salad


2 cans of cut green beans, drained

1/2 cup of olive oil

2 ounces of sliced pimentos, drained

1 tablespoon of vinegar

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

1/2 cup of onion, chopped

1 tablespoon of dried parsley

2 teaspoons of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of black pepper


1. Mix all ingredients together in a jar except for the beans, and shake well.

2. Place the breen beans in a salad bowl and pour the dressing over them and toss well. Serve on a lettuce leaf and enjoy!

Cauliflower Salad


1 cauliflower

2 cartons of avocado dip, 6 oz

1/2 cup of monterey jack cheese

1/2 cup of cheddar cheese

6 raddish


1. Cook the whole cauliflower in salted water for about 25 minutes.

2. Drain well and cool completely.

3. Remove the leaves and core from the cauliflower.

4. Place the cauliflower on a platter.

5. Spread the avocado dip over the entire cauliflower.

6. Mix the cheeses and sprinkle over the dip.

7. Garnish the platter with sliced radish. Serve and enjoy!!

You Can Make Healthy Food Choices Count

When you eat, watching your portion size is what matters the most. You can eat healthy foods and still gain weight if you do not watch your portion size. Choose non-starchy vegetables to eat with your meals. Some great non-starchy vegetables include spinach, carrots, or green beans. Whole grain foods are much better than processed grains. They are more wholesome and healthier for you. Whole wheat spaghetti can be substituted for regular spaghetti.

Choosing lean meats are excellent. It is always best to bage or grill these meats. Dried beans and fish are also healthy for you. You should add fish to your diet at least two times a week. There are a lot of non-fat dairy products for you to choose from like skim milk and non-fat yogurt. Water is the best drink, but you can choose from diet drinks that contain no sugar and no calories. Try iced tea sweetened with Splenda and you will love it.

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