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Herbed Zucchini

Herbed Zucchini

Steaming is the optimal method for cooking vegetables. You maintain crisp texture while preserving nutrient content. Oregano has the highest antioxidant content of any herb—a tablespoon of fresh oregano has the same antioxidant activity as an entire apple!
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Vegetarian Stuffed Tomatoes

Vegetarian Stuffed Tomatoes

Tomatoes, a good source of lycopene and vitamins, stuffed wth a healthy grain or legume, reemerge as a hearty side dish. Lycopene is fat-soluble and therefore is more readily absorbed when consumed with high-fat foods such as olive oil or cheese.
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Chicken in a Pot

Chicken in a Pot

Slow cookers are a convenient way to prepare one-pot meals without extra fat or fuss. This dish features turmeric, an exceptionally healthy curry spice being studied for its anti-inflammatory and and anticancer properties.
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Peach Delight Smoothie

Peach Delight Smoothie

Commercially farmed stone fruit, such as peaches and plums, can be high in toxins, so make sure to use organic fruit for this simple summery shake.
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Ginger Turkey Burgers

Ginger Turkey Burgers

Fresh ginger provides the optimum flavor because the oils are released when the dish is being made. Mushroom add texture to the ground turkey and lend their own meatiness to these patties. These can be served over shirataki noodles or spinach greens for a low-carb delicacy.
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Southwestern Chicken Salad

Southwestern Chicken Salad

This light Southwestern Chicken Salad is a refreshing alternative to more traditional recipes. Cilantro is a natural chelating agent, meaning it is able to bind to and remove some toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, or arsenic from the body. 
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Cauliflower with Indian Spices

Cauliflower with Indian Spices

Turmeric and other fragrant Indian spices add kick to cauliflower -- a healthy low-calorie cruciferous vegetable. Curcumin, an important component of turmeric, is a potent anti-inflammatory that combats cancer, Alzheimer's, and other conditions.
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Oven-Steamed Chicken and Leeks

Oven-Steamed Chicken and Leeks

Steaming food in packets shortens the cooking time, keeps the ingredients moist and flavorful, and helps maintain the nutrient content of the food. It's convenient to make these packets ahead of time to pop in the oven for an easy, healthy dinner.
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Provençal-Style Chicken

Provençal-Style Chicken

Healthy and simply delicious. Pounding the chicken breast creates a delicate cutlet that takes little time to cook by stovetop. Keep in mind that browning foods produces acrylamide, a potent carcinogen, so be careful not to overcook. 1 pound boneless,...

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Brussels Sauté

Brussels Sauté

Brussels sprouts, cruciferous vegetables like the cabbages they resemble, contain a wealth of vitamins A and C, as well as plenty of beta-carotene. Best of all, research indicates that they can help prevent colon cancer. For a seasonal adaptation, try substituting summer squash for the parboiled winter squash.

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    Spicy Thai Stir-Fry

    Spicy Thai Stir-Fry

    This stir-fry is equally well suited for chicken or tofu. Use a natural peanut butter or grind your own to avoid extra oils. Low-fat canned coconut milk and jars of cut lemongrass are available in most specialty food aisles.  1/2...

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    Corn Chowder

    Corn Chowder

    Although corn is high in carbohydrates, variety is the key to enjoying your food, and this creamy low-fat chowder makes the perfect occasional accent to a spicy meal. For a fresher taste, use 1 cup of frozen corn with 1...

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