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Bruschetta and Crostini

Some people crave sweets. Thank God for small favors that I don't. I do, however, make up for it by loving crunchy munchies.

Originally posted in: Joan's Recipes
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Healthy Pizza

Everyone thinks of kids when they think of pizza. But let's be honest, I think all of us, especially us kids at heart, really adore pizza.

Originally posted in: Healthy Recipes
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​Spinach Dip

Prepackaged spinach makes this reduced-fat version of the classic spinach dip truly convenient.

Originally posted in: Joan's Recipes
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​Guiltless Potato Skins with Salsa and Cheese

Potato skins are one of my favorite things in life. (Why are all the good things usually fattening? And all of the fattening things good?).

Originally posted in: Healthy Recipes
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​Hummus

Only after I moved to New York City did I discover hummus, a traditional Middle Eastern chickpea dip usually served with pocket or pita bread.

Originally posted in: Healthy Recipes
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Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Living in Mexico City for three-and-a-half years during college, I fell for tortilla soup, a classic recipe that you can't appreciate on paper as much as when you're eati...

Originally posted in: Joan's Recipes
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​Butternut Squash Soup

I happen to really enjoy butternut squash — a good source of vitamin A, by the way.

Originally posted in: Healthy Recipes
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​Elise’s Broccoli Soup

Another versatile soup. Make it creamy by putting it through the food processor, or leave it with colorful chunks of broccoli.

Originally posted in: Joan's Recipes
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​Curried Chicken Salad with Mango

I love curry on just about anything you can name.

Originally posted in: Joan's Recipes
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Chinese Chicken Salad

I love the flavor of this Chinese-inspired salad.

Originally posted in: Healthy Recipes
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