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Loaded Macaroni Salad Recipe

Photo by Viana Boenzli

This macaroni salad recipe is loaded with goodness. The perfectly creamy dressing over lots of flavors and textures. It is truly a LOADED macaroni salad!

1 lb elbow macaroni
1 c mayonnaise
1/2 c plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 pint cherry tomatoes ( chopped )
2/3 c black and green olives ( chopped )
6 slices thick-cut bacon ( cooked crispy then crumbled )
6 oz feta cheese ( crumbled )
1-1/2 c cucumber ( chopped )
1 c red bell pepper ( chopped )
2 hard boiled eggs ( chopped )
1 whole avocado ( chopped )
1/2 c scallions ( chopped )
20 large leaves of basil ( torn into small pieces )
Salt and pepper to taste
10-12 servings
Nutritions

Calories
1651

Sodium
2378mg
99% DV

Fat
87g
134% DV

Protein
69g
138% DV

Carbs
149g
50% DV

Fiber
32g
129% DV
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Meaty Mushroom-Stuffed Eggplant

A middle-eastern approach to eggplant and mushrooms. A recipe loaded with umami flavors that will fill you up. You can add some spices such as clove or rosemary to add an additional boost to the dish. You can also substitute beef with ground lamb for a tastier result. Or, roast the eggplant in the oven for 20 minutes before adding the meat filling and then roast it again for another 5 minutes to create a great texture without the smoky flavor.

4 pieces (2 lbs) large Eggplant
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp Extra virgin Olive Oil
15 ounces oyster mushroom
8 ounces ground beef
4 cloves garlic
2 tsp cumin
(1 tbsp) hoisin sauce
1 oz Parsley leaves
(3 tbsp) greek yogurt
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  1. Halve the eggplants lengthwise and cut out the flesh, leaving 1/4-inch shells. Cut the flesh into 1/2-inch dice. Salt the eggplant shells and let stand for 30 minutes.
  2. Pat the shells...
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Nutritions

Calories
328

Sodium
142mg
5% DV

Fat
17g
27% DV

Protein
19g
39% DV

Carbs
21g
7% DV

Fiber
8g
33% DV

Creamy Leek and Potato Soup is the perfect soup after months of cold weather, spring is a time to indulge in delicate and fresh produce. It's also a great time to explore new flavors and cooking techniques. Spring season is all about fresh green vegetables and delicate flavors. It's a refreshing change after the heavier food of the autumn and winter.

8 cups beef stock
5 oz russet potatoes
6 oz large leeks
1 bay leaf
2 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme
1 cup greek yogurt
Salt and pepper to taste
8
  1. In a large pot, combine stock, peeled potatoes, bay leaf, and thyme.
  2. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped leeks and continue to simmer for 5...
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Nutritions

Calories
71

Sodium
499mg
20% DV

Fat
0.68g
1% DV

Protein
6g
13% DV

Carbs
9g
3% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV
13

Creamy Cucumber Soup with Yogurt

Sometimes, a comforting and delicious bowl of soup is all you need. Soup recipes can be either be cold or hot. This cold recipe is sure to bring the springtime vibe to your dinner table. Adding a touch of a good heap of chili flakes can create a heat and add additional interest to this soup recipe. Adding some cumin to this recipe would be a nice addition as well.

20 ounces Cucumbers
1 cup Greek Yogurt
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 ounce onion
1 clove garlic
1/3 cup dill
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley
2 tbsp tarragon
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper
6
  1. In a blender, combine the chopped cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, onions, garlic, dill, parsley, tarragon and the 1/4 cup of olive oil.
  2. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper,...
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Nutritions

Calories
129

Sodium
35mg
1% DV

Fat
9g
14% DV

Protein
3g
7% DV

Carbs
7g
2% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV
A refreshing cucumber soup that has a tangy but creamy flavor from Greek yogurt. This is a delicious summery flavored soup packed with fresh herbs. If you are a fan of cold soups then you will love this dish. A perfect starter for your family-style meal. This dish has a spring vibe and will help create a wonderful dining experience. Lighter than light and completely refreshing, this creamy no-cook cucumber soup makes a splendid side dish. A perfect cold soup for the family.
2521

5-Minute Ricotta Garlic Herb Dip

Photo by Erich Boenzli

This garlicky, herby ricotta dip is ready in 5 minutes, and that's a good thing. As soon as you start chopping the fresh basil leaves and start smashing the garlic cloves, you want to start dipping.

15 oz ricotta chese
1/2 c Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil - plus extra to drizzle
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 c fresh basil, chopped
1/2 c fresh parsley, chopped
1 Tbsp sage, chopped
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt - to taste
Nutritions

Calories
467

Sodium
243mg
10% DV

Fat
32g
50% DV

Protein
16g
32% DV

Carbs
27g
9% DV

Fiber
6g
24% DV
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Weight Watchers Pizza Recipe with just 2 ingredients in this pizza dough, no rising time and only 4 Weight Watchers freestyle smart points per piece (with recommended toppings I use)! It's so crispy and delicious that you would never even know it's a Weight Watchers pizza!

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