Salad and Vegetable Recipes

Approved salad and vegetable recipes for Smithtown Weight Loss Members.

Eggplant Gratin #2

by Lisa Marie Rosati on August 25, 2013

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I absolutely LOVE eggplant, so I cook it often for Sunday dinners. I found this recipe on Atkins.com. It’s comforting and filling plus the nutmeg gives it a nutty, fall flavor… and for all of you who are in denial, we are heading into fall here in the Northeast! I recommend trying the pork rind […]

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Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

by Lisa Marie Rosati on August 19, 2013

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During the summer here in the North East, tomatoes are EVERYWHERE! A sprinkle of Parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil transform tomatoes into the perfect side dish. Totally easy-peasy and delish! Ingredients: 4 tomatoes, washed and halved horizontally 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano or Italian Seasoning 1/4 teaspoon […]

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Roasted Or Sauteed Fennel, Onion & Garlic

by Lisa Marie Rosati on August 18, 2013

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This dish is a wonderful compliment to almost any roasted meat or fish. You can either roast this dish in the oven or if your oven is full with other items you can sauté this on your stove-top. I have included directions for both ways but just so you know … I prefer my fennel […]

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Zucchini Pie

by Lisa Marie Rosati on June 16, 2013

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The Farmer’s Markets have officially opened and fresh produce is abundant here on Long Island. One of my favorite vegetables to eat is zucchini squash. I went to a backyard party yesterday and one of the guests brought Zucchini Pie, and it was delicious but full of carbs because her recipe called for one cup […]

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Eggplant Gratin

by Lisa Marie Rosati on June 12, 2013

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This is a Barefoot Contessa recipe (Ina Garten). I absolutely LOVE her recipes. As a matter of fact, Ina’s one of my cooking idols. I love eggplant and always look for new ways to prepare it. I swapped the ingredient olive oil out of the original recipe, and put in its place grapeseed oil, which […]

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Low Carb Coleslaw

by Lisa Marie Rosati on May 9, 2013

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Coleslaw is a staple food for outdoor barbeques, picnics and gatherings. Most pre-made, bottled dressings contain a high sugar content and preservatives, which is totally unnecessary and unhealthy. My recipe calls for mayonnaise. When I’m pressed for time I use Hellmann’s low fat mayo and when I have some extra time, I make my own […]

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Spring Radish Salad

by Lisa Marie Rosati on April 1, 2013

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Radishes remind me of spring, don’t ask me why… they just do! Look for firm radishes with a bright red hue to create this delicious, pretty to look at and crunchy salad. For a main dish I recommend you add some chicken strips or diced ham. If you can find cave-aged Gruyere or French Comte, […]

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Oven Roasted Cauliflower

by Lisa Marie Rosati on December 30, 2012

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This is a simple recipe that you can whip up and throw in the oven in less than 5 minutes. I urge you to try it even if you think you don’t like cauliflower! The roasting makes the taste mild and slightly sweet – uhhuh… I have prepared this recipe without the lemon juice, rosemary […]

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Broccoli Cheddar Casserole

by Lisa Marie Rosati on December 26, 2012

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Ingredients: 14-16 ounce package frozen broccoli florets 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded 4 green onions (scallions), chopped (I use white and some green parts) salt and pepper, to taste 3 pieces nitrate free bacon, chopped and cooked until crisp Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook the broccoli 4-5 […]

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Maple Brown Sugar Acorn Squash

by Lisa Marie Rosati on December 17, 2012

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Ingredients: 1 acorn squash 1 Tbsp butter dash salt 2 tsp sugar free maple syrup 2 Tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar or Just Like Sugar Brown Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash and split the acorn squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and discard them. Optional – score in the inside flesh […]

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