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H3 Berry Tart

We love to create quick, easy, healthy recipes that call for simple ingredients for our Guests to take from their stay during their weight loss program or wellness program at  Hilton Head Health and recreate these same recipes at home. Providing our Guests with healthy recipes and knowledge about nutrition helps to motivate them to continue their journey to sustainable weight loss and gets them closer to maintaining a more health conscious lifestyle. Seeing as desserts can be a sticky situation, we love to focus on healthy dessert recipes.

For today’s healthy dessert recipe, try this H3 Berry Tart:

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1 cup Berries, raspberries or blueberries

1 cup Whipped cream


2 1/2 ounces Cream cheese, fat-free, cold

2 ½ tablespoons Sugar

¼ teaspoonSalt

1/8 teaspoon Baking powder

½ tablespoon Apple cider vinegar

2 ½ tablespoons Ice cold water

1 cup Flour

2 ½ tablespoons Flour, for rolling out pie crusts

2 ½ ounces Butter, unsalted, cold


  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • In a mixing bowl, with paddle attachment, mix all ingredients.
  • Sprinkle a clean counter with a small amount of flour.  Roll the dough out on counter and make sure the dough is not too thick.
  • Once you have rolled out the dough use a round cookie cutter to press out 6 individual pie crusts.
  • Place the pie crusts on a greased sheet tray. Leave about 1 inch between each pie crust.
  • Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  • Remove the crusts from the refrigerator and bake for 10-12 minutes.  Move the crusts from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Once the crust has cooled, top with whipped cream and fresh fruit!


Serves: 6

Serving Size: 1 tart

Calories: 120

Fat: 8 grams

We hope you enjoy this healthy dessert recipe for the H3 Berry Tart! What’s your favorite healthy dessert?


Healthy Dessert Recipe: Tiramisu

In the H3 Healthy Kitchen, we love to take classic recipes and give them a healthy twist to cut down calories and unhealthy fat content so our Guests here at Hilton Head Health can still enjoy their favorite foods while forging their way on their health and wellness paths and weight loss journeys. Take this Tiramisu, healthy dessert recipe, for example, it’s less than half the fat of most recipes and still just as delicious.

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¼ cup + 1 Tbsp Sifted Powdered Sugar

4 ounces Fat-free Cream Cheese

¾ cup Fat-free Cool Whip

2 each Egg Whites

½ cup Hot Water

2 Tbsp Sugar

1 Tbsp Instant Coffee Crystals

1 Tbsp Kahlua

20 each Lady Fingers

½ tsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder


  • Combine powdered sugar and cream cheese in a bowl, and beat at high speed until well blended.
  • Gently fold in ½ of the cool whip, then let set in refrigerator.
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg whites (at room temp) at high speed until peaks form.
  • Gradually add the sugar, 1 Tbsp at a time.  Beat until very stiff peaks form and mixture is glossy.
  • Very gently fold part of egg mixture into the cream cheese mixture, then very gently fold in remaining egg mixture.  Set aside in the refrigerator.
  • In a small bowl, combine hot water, coffee crystals and Kahlua – stir well.
  • In a small loaf pan or baking pan, layer ½ of the lady fingers across the bottom.  Drizzle with ½ of the Kahlua mixture.  Next layer ½ of the cream cheese mixture over lady fingers. Repeat: lady fingers, Kahlua mixture and cream cheese mixture.
  • Top with remaining cool whip and sprinkle with cocoa powder
  • Place in freezer for 1 – 2 hours.  Remove 1 hour before serving.


Number of servings: 8

Serving Size: 1 slice

Calories: 184

Fat: 3.8 grams

We hope that you enjoy this healthy dessert recipe!


Healthy Recipe: H3 Skinny Margarita

In the Healthy Kitchen here at Hilton Head Health, we believe you can enjoy wine and spirits and without hindering your weight loss goals and wellness aspirations. During our weight loss program and wellness program we show our Guests that the secret is to indulge healthfully and in moderation, of course. For starters, create this Skinny Margarita for any upcoming party or event. Just throw away those processed sugary sweet and sour mixes, grab some simple and fresh ingredients and make the best skinny margarita you have ever tasted!

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1 ounce Tequila, silver

2 tablespoons Lime juice, fresh

½ teaspoon Salt (optional)

½ tablespoon Agave nectar


  • Combine tequila, lime juice and agave in a glass shaker filled with ice.
  • Rim one quarter of a margarita glass with salt by using a fresh lime wedge and dip the glass in salt.
  • Shake the skinny margarita mix vigorously!
  • Strain and serve over fresh ice into your salted glass, serve with a wedge of lime.
  • Enjoy!


Serves: 1

Serving Size: 1 glass

Calories: 100

Fat: 0 grams

We hope that you enjoy this skinny margarita cocktail recipe! What’s your favorite cocktail?


Healthy Recipes: Patatas Bravas

At Hilton Head Health, the Healthy Kitchen aims to create healthy recipes that are not only delicious and healthy meals but easy to prepare and able to fit into almost anyone’s healthy diet plan. Whether your goal is aimed towards weight loss or wellness, the healthy recipes from the Healthy Kitchen are sure to help get your health and healthy diet plan on the right track! Seeing as our weight loss program and wellness program are geared towards being as personalized as possible, we  make sure that we offer many healthy recipes that are also allergen friendly recipes. We have a myriad of gluten-free recipes, soy-free recipes, and dairy-free recipes. Such as this Patatas Bravas recipe which is scrumptious, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free! For a complete healthy meal, pair the Patatas Bravas with our Chateaubriand and roasted vegetables recipes. Enjoy!

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16 Potatoes, Red Bliss, quartered

1 T Olive oil

2 T Flaxseed mayonnaise

1 T White wine vinegar

1 tsp Garlic powder

1 tsp Paprika

1 tsp Smoked Paprika

1 tsp Chili powder

1 tsp Cumin

¼ tsp Salt


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Bring large pan of salted water to a boil.  Add potatoes and cook until tender, but not falling apart.
  • Drain and let cool, transfer to plate or tray.
  • Toss potatoes in olive oil. Spread potatoes onto a sheet tray.
  • Roast potatoes until crispy. (About 30-40 minutes)
  • Mix together vinegar, paprika, smoked paprika, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, salt and flax mayonnaise sauce in bowl.
  • Pour the mixture over the potatoes and serve hot.


Servings: 4

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Calories: 160

Fat: 5.5 grams


Healthy Recipe: Chocolate Kahlúa Mousse

In the H3 Healthy Kitchen at Hilton Head Health weight loss camp and health spa, we believe you can treat yourself without cheating yourself. With the right health recipe and a balanced diet, you can satisfy your sweet tooth and savor healthy dessert recipes. This rich, cool mousse is a healthy dessert that’s delightful with fresh fruit. Enjoy all the chocolate goodness you crave with less fat and calories.

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¼ cup Unsalted butter

1 shot Kahlúa

1 tsp Vanilla

¼ cup Cocoa powder

1 cup Sugar

1 each Egg yolk

4 each Egg whites

1/8 tsp Cream of tartar

1 cup Fat-whipped topping


  • Remove egg whites from your refrigerator.
  • Melt the butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Add in the Kahlúa, vanilla, cocoa powder and 1/2 cup of sugar; whisk until the mixture is smooth.                           
  • Add in the egg yolks, whisking constantly.
  • Bring to a slow boil and then remove from the heat and cool.
  • Whip the egg whites, the other 1/2 cup sugar and cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
  • Fold the chocolate mixture into the egg whites; gently fold in whipped topping.
  • Scoop 2 oz of the mixture into a bowl and refrigerate until firm.


Servings: 6

Serving Size: 2 oz

Calories: 160 kcal

Fat: 6 grams

Whether you’re working towards a wellness or weight loss goal, we hope that you enjoy this healthy dessert recipe!

What was your favorite recipe that you learned in the H3 healthy kitchen?

And if you haven’t yet attended our weight loss camp and health spa, what’s one dessert that you would love to learn how to make into a healthy dessert recipe?


Healthy Recipes: Roasted Beet Salad with Candied Pecans

Nothing is better than a fresh salad in the summertime. This H3 Healthy Kitchen Roasted Beet Salad with Candied Pecan is light, delicious and easy to make. Enjoy it with a tall glass of cool water to make this a healthy meal that will help you reach your weight loss and wellness goals.

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Roasted Beet Salad


2 cups Roasted Beets, golden and purple (2 each)

1 small Onion, sliced, caramelized

1 T Extra virgin olive oil

1 cup Arugula, fresh

2 T Candied pecans, chopped

2 T Citrus vinaigrette


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Trim greens from beets. Cut off and discard stems. Coarsely chop leaves and reserve. Wrap each beet in foil. Place beets directly on oven rack and roast until tender when pierced with fork, about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes.
  • Peel beets then dice into 1-inch cubes. Place in a medium bowl. While beets are roasting, make salad dressing and set aside in refrigerator.
  • While beets are roasting, caramelize onion by adding 1 T. of olive oil to a heated non-stick pan.  Cook onions down for at least 20 minutes until golden brown.
  • To compose each salad, add 1/4 cup of each golden and purple beet onto a small salad plate.  The fresh arugula can be underneath or mixed within the beets.  Add 1 T caramelized onions, 2 chopped candied pecans (see recipe below) and 2 tsp of the Citrus vinaigrette. Enjoy!

Candied Pecans


1 cup pecans

3 T Sugar


  • To make candied pecans, heat oven to 300° F.
  • Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • In small mixing bowl, add 1 cup pecans with 3 T of sugar.
  • Lay sugared pecans on baking sheet and bake until pecans are golden brown and sugar has caramelized (20-30 minutes).  Can be made 4 days in advance.


Servings: 4

Serving Size: 1 composed salad

Calories: 110 kcal

Fat: 6 grams

I hope that you enjoy this delicious salad, and continue to incorporate more healthy meals, healthy recipes and healthy habits into your life to live an all around healthy lifestyle.

What’s your all-time favorite summertime salad?


Healthy Recipes: Citrus Vinaigrette

In the H3 Healthy Kitchen, we find little tricks to bring out the best flavors in all our dishes to help you better enjoy your healthy meals while trying to reach your weight loss and wellness goals, and live a healthy lifestyle. Using orange juice concentrate instead of freshly squeezed orange juice provides a stronger citrus note.  Find orange juice concentrate in your freezer section, to make this delicious healthy citrus vinaigrette.

Citrus Vinaigrette 

¼ cup Orange juice concentrate

¼ cup White wine vinegar

2 T Extra virgin olive oil

1 T Thyme, fresh, chopped fine

1 T Dijon mustard

¼ tsp Salt


  • In food processor, add all ingredients except the olive oil and fresh thyme and blend until smooth.
  • Once combined, gradually add the olive oil until well combined.
  • Pour dressing into small bowl and add the finely chopped thyme. Bon appetite!

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Healthy Recipes: Margarita Lime Cupcakes

Sweeten up your summer with this light and scrumptious Healthy Kitchen treat. These cupcakes are perfect for a special dessert for a 4th of July soiree.

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¾ cup Flour

½ tsp Baking Soda

½ tsp Baking Powder

Pinch of Salt

¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Sugar, granulated

¼ cup Canola Oil

1 Egg, large

1/8 cup Lime Juice, fresh

1 ½ tsp Lime Zest

½ tsp Vanilla

¼ cup Greek yogurt, plain, fat free

1 Tbsp Tequila, white

¼ cup Tequila for brushing


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt; then set aside dry mixture.
  • In a mixing bowl with a whisk attachment, combine the oil, egg, lime products, vanilla, yogurt and 1 Tbsp of tequila.
  • With the machine on low, slowing add the dry mixture into the wet. Scrape the side with a plastic spatula to make sure everything has been well mixed .
  • Using a 1 ounce scoop, place the batter in a greased mini muffin tin.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Cupcakes should be slightly springing to the touch.
  • Once removed from pan, use a pastry brush to lightly put two layers of tequila on the warm cupcakes.
  • Serve once tequila is absorbed.


Serves: 12

Serving Size: 1 cupcake

Calories: 110

Fat: 5 grams

We hope you enjoy the delicious Hilton Head Health approved, summer treat! What will you be doing this fourth of July?


Healthy Recipe: Gremolata

Summer is finally upon us, and there’s no better time to enjoy a light, healthy dish. This Healthy Kitchen Gremolata recipe is healthy, flavorful, bright and perfect for a warm summer evening. Serve it with any white fish such as mahi mahi, halibut or sea bass and pair it with fresh vegetables for a delicious, healthy meal.

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1 cup Parsley leaves, fresh, chopped

1 bunch Scallions, green parts chopped, (reserve 3 inches of white section to stuff the fish)

1 each Chili pepper (such as jalapeno), seeded, minced

¼ cup Capers, rinsed, chopped

2 each Garlic cloves, peeled, chopped

1 each Lemon

2 tbsp Extra Virgin olive oil

¼ tsp Coarse black pepper


  • Coarsely chop 1 cup of the parsley leaves with the garlic and place in a small bowl with the chopped green onions and capers.
  • Seed one of the jalapenos and mince finely.  Add minced jalapenos parsley, green onion and parsley mixture.
  • Zest the lemon, followed by adding the fresh lemon juice into the bowl.  Add 3 T. of the olive oil and black pepper into the sauce and mix well.  Allow the sauce to sit for flavors to enhance.
  • Serve each 4 oz. filet with approximately 2 T. of the sauce.  Enjoy!


Servings: 4

Serving Size: 4 ounce filet and 2 T. salsa verde

Calories: 240 kcal



Healthy Recipes: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

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5 Tbsp Butter, divided

¼ cup Flour

16 ounces  Chicken breast, cubed

1 cup Chicken sausage, cut into half-rounds

2 cups White onion, diced

1 Tbsp Creole seasoning

6 each Garlic cloves, minced

1 cup  Celery, diced

½ cup Tomatoes, diced

1 cup Green bell pepper, diced

7 cups Low-Sodium chicken stock

2 each, Bay leaves

1 cup Okra, cut

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp Hot sauce (Tabasco)

½ tsp Black pepper

½ tsp Smoked paprika

2 cups Cooked brown rice


  • Heat a large cast-iron skillet over low heat; add 4 tablespoons of butter. Cook for 2 minutes, swirling to coat pan. Gradually add flour to butter, stirring constantly with a whisk until smooth, making a roux. Increase heat to medium; cook for 8 minutes or until the flour mixture is caramel-colored, stirring frequently. Cook for 2 minutes or until mixture is chestnut-colored, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; slowly add 3 cups of warm chicken stock, stirring until smooth.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large pot. Add chicken and cook for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onion, garlic, celery, tomatoes, creole seasoning, smoked paprika, chicken, sausage and bell peppers. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add roux and broth mixture, additional broth and bay leaves.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook for 45 minutes.
  • Add okra, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and black pepper.
  • Serve over brown rice.


Serves: 8

Serving Size: ¼ cup rice with 1 cup gumbo

Calories: 370

Fat:  13 grams

Protein:  22 grams



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