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Gingered Fruit Compote

To section an orange, remove the peel and any spongy pith, then use a sharp knife to cut in between the membranes to release the sections. Do this over a bowl to catch the orange sections (and juice) as you work.

Sugar-Free Mocha Pudding

Because this is a milk-based pudding, you can count it toward your dairy requirements. It's just shy of 1 dairy serving, so make up the difference by topping each pudding with 1/4 cup fat-free yogurt (sweetened with a bit of sucralose if you'd like).

Quick Pickled Vegetables

Serve these as part of an antipasto platter along with small rounds of part-skim mozzarella and crusty bread. You could also serve the vegetables as a simple side dish for cold poached chicken or grilled flank steak.

Balsamic-Ketchup Dipping Sauce

You'll find yourself reaching for this dipping sauce to accompany chicken kebabs, shrimp, broiled or baked fish and even for oven-fried chips.

Roast Turkey Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

Using frozen juice in its concentrated form makes a delicious low-fat vinaigrette for this turkey and sweet potato salad. The dressing also supplies an impressive amount of vitamin C.

Vegetable Slaw with Lemon-Mustard Dressing

All the shredded vegetables for this tasty slaw can be prepared in a food processor fitted with the shredding blade. Shred them separately and pour off any excess liquid from the shredded summer squash and zucchini so it won’t water down the dressing.

Broiled Steak with Chimichurri

Scientists at UC Berkeley recently determined that cilantro may have potent antibacterial properties. Researchers identified 13 compounds in cilantro leaves, one of which--dodecenal--was found to be particularly effective against certain bacteria, such as Salmonella. Luckily, cilantro also tastes wonderful (although the world does divide into cilantro lovers and haters). Try it in this recipe for simple broiled flank steak served with a chimichurri sauce. Chimichurri, which is Argentina's answer to ketchup, is basically a thick vinaigrette rounded out with herbs, spices, garlic, and hot chilies. It would also be delicious over simple grilled chicken or fish.

Chicken Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh--the Middle Eastern salad of bulgur (cracked wheat), tomatoes, fresh parsley, and mint--is made more substantial in this variation by the addition of chicken, carrots, and dried apricots.

Chocolate Cheesecake

Silken tofu and low-fat cottage cheese make a surprisingly rich-tasting cheesecake. Although silken tofu has the smoothest texture, you could also make this with regular tofu. Timing alert: The cheesecake needs to chill for at least 4 hours.

Spicy Cranberry Sauce

This interesting twist on traditional cranberry sauce is spiked with hot spices: ground ginger, cloves, and black pepper.