Archive for September, 2013

Quinoa Vegetable Salad

12- 3 oz servings Ingredients 4 oz of quinoa- Cooked as per instructions on the box (typical ratio of ½ cup quinoa to 1 cup water) Rinse uncooked quinoa in a fine sieve until water runs clear, drain, and transfer to a medium pot. Add water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce to heat […]

Low fat Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

8 servings (~ 1 ½ TB) Ingredients ¼ cup Orange Juice ¼ cup Rice Wine Vinegar 1 tsp of peeled and grated fresh ginger 2 tsp of Sesame Oil ¼ tsp of orange zest 1 tsp of Soy Sauce Salt & Pepper as necessary Directions/Method 1. Put all ingredients in a blender, and mix until […]

Low fat Balsamic Vinaigrette

8 servings (~2 TB) Ingredients 1 TB Shallot- minced ¼ cup Olive Oil ¼ cup of water 2 tsp Honey 1 tsp Dijon Mustard 4 TB Balsamic Vinegar Salt & Pepper to taste 1TB Chopped Parsley Directions/Method 1. Combine all ingredients in a blender except olive oil. Turn the blender on low speed, and slowly […]

Low Fat Caesar Dressing

8 servings (~2TB) Ingredients 5 oz of Silken Tofu- drained 1 tsp Lemon Zest- grated 1 lemon- juiced 2 cloves of chopped garlic- fresh ½ cup of water 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 ½ TB Grated Parmesan Cheese ½ tsp of Black Pepper Directions/Method 1. In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients, and […]

Spicy Buffalo Dip

Ingredients 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cooked and shredded 8 ounces low-fat or fat-free cream cheese, softened 2/3 cup hot sauce (such as Franks) 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch mix** 1 cup 0% fat Greek yogurt ( such as FAGE ) Directions In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, ranch mix, hot sauce, and Greek yogurt […]

Tropical Fruit Dip

Ingredients 1c 1% cottage cheese 2T milk (almond, skim or soy) 1tsp coconut extract 8oz crushed pineapple with juice Zest of 1 orange 1tsp chia seeds (optional) 1T shredded, unsweetened coconut (optional) Zest of 1 orange Directions Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor and puree’ until desired consistency. Serve with sliced apples and […]

Roasted Italian Tomatoes

Ingredients 4 medium Roma Tomatoes, thinly sliced (about 6 slices per tomato) 1/4c Shredded parmesan cheese 1-2T fresh or dried herbs such as basil and oregano or Italian seasoning Pepper to taste Directions Lay slices of tomatoes on baking sheet lined with foil and sprayed with oil spray. Sprinkle with pepper, parmesan and Italian herbs. […]

Apple Bacon and Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients 16 thin sliced low sodium ham or Canadian bacon (such as Boar’s Head All Natural Applewood Smoked Uncured Ham OR Kroger brand Canadian Bacon) 8 slices Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Cheddar, cut in quarters 2-3 large apples such as Gala/Pink Lady, sliced (thin, vertical slices 1/8” thick) Directions Layer apple with 1 quarter slice […]

Mozzarella Sticks

Ingredients 12 low fat mozzarella sticks (such as Sargento brand) cut in half 3/4c whole wheat panko or whole grain cereal flakes ground in food processor 1T Italian seasoning 1/2c egg whites, beaten 2T flour Olive oil cooking spray (OR use Misto oil Spray) Directions Pre-heat oven to 400°F.  Placed cut cheese sticks in freezer […]

Bell Pepper Poppers

Ingredients 2 sweet bell peppers with seeds and veins removed, cut into 12pieces per pepper OR Mini sweet peppers 4oz low fat cream cheese 1-2tsp no salt added lemon pepper seasoning (such as Mrs. Dash) 1tsp juice of one lemon + zest 1/4c slivered or sliced almonds, dry toasted in pan on medium heat Directions […]