Leslie's Featured Recipes

Looking for healthful recipes that taste great too? Here you'll find an assortment of popular recipes that come from the pages of Leslie's best-selling books. Each recipe is low in saturated fat and sodium and packed with beneficial nutrients. Even better, these recipes are easy to prepare and are sure to please your family's taste buds.

Leslie's Featured Recipes

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Red Lentil Soup

Don't be fooled by their red hue - when cooked, red lentils turn pale yellow. And unlike many other pulses, red lentils are very quick to cook.

Black Bean Hummus

This version of hummus uses black beans instead of chickpeas. Gram for gram, black beans have 15% more fibre and 25% fewer calories than chickpeas. Serve this dip with raw vegetables or spread on whole grain crackers.

Whole-Grain Lentil Casserole

I’ve been making this (gluten free) casserole for years and still love it. It’s also a huge hit with my clients—even kids like it! I usually serve it with steamed broccoli for a vegetarian meal but oyu can also serve it as a side dish…

Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

Roasting cauliflower gives it a delicious nutty flavour and crispy texture. I add plenty of freshly ground black pepper to give the cauliflower extra spice. (If you don't like garlic feel free to omit it from the recipe.)

Coconut Almond Macaroons

I love coconut, so macaroons are a favourite of mine. This recipe yields unbelievably light macaroons that literally melt in your mouth.

Hearty Minestrone Soup

This satisfying soup is truly a meal in a bowl. The combination of wild rice, kidney beans, chickpeas and vegetables results in a delicious low calorie soup that's packed with protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. This soup freezes very well.

Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

This is one of those easy-to-make recipes the whole family will love. And they're loaded with beta-carotene, an antioxidant that helps fight disease. Turn the potatoes once or twice while baking to prevent them from burning.

Curried Pumpkin Soup

The combination of orange juice, coconut milk, pumpkin and curry powder gives this soup rich flavour and creamy consistency. And it's lower in sodium than most commercial soups.