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Kathy Watson says ...
I would love to see a healthier version of "Fruit Pizza". Most of the recipes call for a crust of refrigerated sugar cookie dough and a cream cheese/ frozen non-dairy topping as the "cheese". This can't be real helathy, but I can see potential as a great summer treat. Thanks!
07/01/2009 10:39:51 AM CDT
David Casler says ...
A healthier version of red velvet cake would be awesome--finding a way to get the typically artificial coloring natural, and still get the finished product to stay that deep, luscious red.
07/01/2009 4:06:14 PM CDT
Kelli Wallace says ...
My mom's poppy seed cake is hands-down the best poppy seed cake I've had and it's so simple, too. However, it is loaded with hydrogenated oil, hfcs for the cake mix, and tons of fat. I'd like to see a healthier, more natural version of this cake that stands up to the original without processed cake mix. Recipe: 1 box Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Golden cake mix 1 8 oz. carton sour cream 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 1/4 cup poppyseeds Mix well and pour into a greased/dusted with sugar bundt pan. Bake 50 min-1 hour @ 350* You may drizzle with lemon icing if you wish but not necessary.
07/01/2009 6:55:10 PM CDT
Grace says ...
My family love mashed potatoes —chunky, skin-left-in or just the plain old creamy ones. However, most recipes call for tons of butter and heavy cream, which means loads of calories and fat. Are there workarounds to lower those calories while keep the potatoes moist and flavorful?
07/01/2009 8:28:11 PM CDT
Stacy Gill says ...
I just made a killer sesame salmon recipe. Salmon painted with natural sage honey, sea salt, sesame oil and sesame seeds sprinkled on top, baked @ 400 degrees for 20 minutes. It is so mouth wateringly delicious!!
07/01/2009 11:19:05 PM CDT
Deborah says ...
I need help with a jam recipe. I love how it tastes to make strawberry or peach jam (peaches from our tree) but the recipe I have uses about 50/50 of fruit to sugar mixture. Is there any way to have this still taste great and have it healthier? I can email the whole recipe if you want. I'd love to have this entered in the $25 recipe make-over drawing. Sincerely, Deborah
07/02/2009 11:49:59 PM CDT
Brittany says ...
Make Funfetti Cupcakes natural!!! so good!
07/07/2009 1:43:22 PM CDT
Alicia Meade says ...
My favorite dish is broccoli casserole but its so full of cheese and mayonnaise. What can I do to make it at least a little healthier?
07/07/2009 4:07:03 PM CDT
Donna says ...
Hi.. I was WONDERING IF you possibly had a homemade recipe for a wholesome-healthy idea for an energy bar? all natural all the better. Any ideas?! Help!
07/07/2009 10:24:55 PM CDT
Amanda Stubblefield says ...
I absolutely LOVE macaroni and cheese. The creamier and cheesier, the better. How can I make this a more healthy comfort food?
07/08/2009 4:46:11 PM CDT
Nina says ...
Peach shortcake is summer classic. Though it's very satisfying and delicious, it's not healthy. Is there some ways to build a a lighter -but still tasty- peach shortcake? Ingredients Shortcakes 3 cups all purpose flour 3 Tbsp granulated sugar 1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 12 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Peaches 2 lb. fresh ripe peaches, about 6 2 tbsp. granulated sugar Filing 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup whipped cream 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh lime peel Directions Prepare Shortcakes: Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Toss with a fork to combine. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or a fork until the largest pieces of butter are the size of peas. (Or pulse several times in a food processor.) Combine the cream and vanilla in a liquid measure. Make a well in the center of the flour and and pour the cream mixture into the well. Mix with a fork until the dough is evenly moistened and just combined; it should look shaggy and still feel a little dry. Gently knead by hand five or six times to create a loose ball. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and pat it into an 8-inch square, 3/4 to 1 inch thick. Transfer the dough to a baking sheet lined with parchment, cover with plastic and chill for 20 minutes in the refrigerator. Heat the oven to 425ºF. Remove the dough from refrigerator. Cut the dough into 9 even squares and spread them about 2 inches apart from each other on the baking sheet. Bake until the biscuits are medium golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Prepare peaches: Wash peaches, peel. Cut in halves, remove pits. Slice peaches thinly into a medium bowl, or crush coarsely. Sprinkle peaches with sugar. Refrigerate, covered, several hours or overnight, stirring occasionally. Prepare Filling: In another medium bowl, with mixer at medium speed, combine cream cheese and sugar. With rubber spatula, gently fold in whipped cream and lime peel. To serve, split Shortcakes in half. Place bottom half of a Shortcake on each of 9 dessert plates. Top with Filling and Peaches; replace Shortcake tops.
07/11/2009 4:52:38 PM CDT
Tammy Poulton says ...
I love your cranberry tea bread I buy in your store. Can you change some ingredients to make it healthier?
12/23/2012 3:59:13 AM CST
Brittani says ...
The link takes me to the whole food market recipe page, but the zucchini bread recipe is not there. Please help!
05/07/2013 11:18:05 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@BRITTANI - We had a website redesign last year and since this is an older post, the recipe is not longer on our website under the same title. I believe this is the same recipe: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/zucchini-bread.
05/09/2013 12:24:47 PM CDT
Miranda says ...
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 3/4 cup coconut sugar (or of the like) 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon (optional) or try 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice! 2 eggs (or egg replacement) 2 1/4 cups zucchini (about 2 medium) 1/4 cup coconut oil 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/4 cup walnuts (optional) 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
07/11/2013 12:43:13 PM CDT
Babs says ...
Zucchini muffin in store awesome , how do I get the recipe?
08/08/2013 3:33:49 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@BABS - I was unable to find a recipe for the muffins on our Recipe site. This means it was probably a wonderful creation by an in-house or regional team member. Check with the store where you purchased the muffin to find out if they have a recipe!
08/08/2013 1:35:36 PM CDT
Ambular says ...
I have made this bread many times and it is so good! I healthify it further by lowering the oil and upping the applesauce. And I sweeten with stevia. So good with a lick of earth balance.
08/24/2013 2:49:28 PM CDT

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