Weight Management

Dr. G's World-Famous Nut Mix

To avoid overindulging in this treat, portion out 1/4 cup servings into individual plastic bags. All nuts should be unsalted.

Creamy Tarragon Garlic Dressing

Creamy dressings aren't always made with cream, but with tofu and soy milk as its base, this Green-Goddess-style dressing is exceptionally healthful as well as dairy-free. There's enough olive oil to make the dressing adhere to the salad greens, and plenty of flavor from blanched garlic, Dijon mustard, and tarragon.

Spicy Pea Guacamole

It’s pretty hard to resist guacamole when you’re trying to watch your fat and calorie intake. Here’s a recipe that mimics the color, texture, and seasonings of a real guacamole but with a fraction of the fat. The secret ingredient is green peas, which have not only a lovely green color and a smooth texture, but a handsome amount of the heart-healthy B vitamin folate.

Portobello “Pizzas”

Big, meaty portobello mushrooms stand in for the crust in these “pizzas.“

Fresh Strawberry-Ginger Chutney

Strawberries, with their sweet and slightly tart flavor, make an interesting chutney. Serve alongside grilled poultry.

Cheese-Stuffed Potatoes with Fresh Salsa

Twice-baked potatoes are a great favorite, and these potato-and-cheese-filled examples are made extra-special (and high in vitamin C) with a topping of fresh tomato salsa.

Toasted Oat, Scallion & Cheddar Muffins

Use either old-fashioned rolled oats or quick-cooking oats in these savory muffins. The oats benefit greatly from a quick toasting in the oven and lend the muffins a nutty flavor.

Bruschetta with Salsa Picante

If you can't find dried chipotle peppers, use canned chipotles in adobo and skip the first step.

Garlic-Herb Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes

You could also make this dish with the smaller grape tomatoes. Serve the tomatoes as a vegetable side dish, or toss them with pasta for a light vegetarian main dish.

Wine-Poached Plums with Yogurt Cream

If you don’t have a cinnamon stick, you can make this with ground cinnamon. Use H teaspoon and add it in step 2, when you heat the wine mixture.