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Shrimp Cobb Salad

1 serving

* 3 cups chopped hearts of romaine

* 5 grape or cherry tomatoes

* 1/4 cup sliced cucumber

* 1 hard-boiled egg, sliced (see Tip)

* 5 cooked peeled shrimp, (31-40 per pound)

* Freshly ground pepper, to taste

* 2 tablespoons light blue cheese dressing

 

Combine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, egg and shrimp in a bowl. Season with pepper. Toss with dressing and serve.

 

Per serving: 273 calories; 13 g fat (3 g sat, 2 g mono); 348 mg cholesterol; 13 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 27 g protein; 5 g fiber; 556 mg sodium; 894 mg potassium.

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Greek Salad with Sardines

4 servings, about 2 cups each

* 3 tablespoon(s) lemon juice

* 2 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil

* 1 clove(s) garlic, minced

* 2 teaspoon(s) dried oregano

* 1/2 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper

* 3 medium tomatoes, cut into large chunks

* 1 large English cucumber, cut into large chunks

* 1 can(s) (15-ounce) chickpeas, rinsed

* 1/3 cup(s) crumbled feta cheese

* 1/4 cup(s) thinly sliced red onion

* 2 tablespoon(s) sliced Kalamata olives

* 2 can(s) (4-ounces each) sardines with bones, packed in olive oil or water, drained

 

Directions

 

1. Whisk lemon juice, oil, garlic, oregano, and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. Add tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, feta, onion, and olives; gently toss to combine. Divide the salad among 4 plates and top with sardines.

 

Nutritional Information

(per serving)

Calories 320

Total Fat 19g

Saturated Fat 4g

Cholesterol 67mg

Sodium 686mg

Total Carbohydrate 25g

Dietary Fiber 7g

Sugars —

Protein 18g

Calcium —

Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken

4 servings, about 3 cups each

* 1/3 cup(s) red-wine vinegar

* 2 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil

* 1 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh dill or oregano or 1 teaspoon dried

* 1 teaspoon(s) garlic powder

* 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt

* 1/4 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper

* 6 cup(s) chopped romaine lettuce

* 2 1/2 cup(s) (about 12 ounces) chopped cooked chicken

* 2 medium tomatoes, chopped

* 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped

* 1/2 cup(s) finely chopped red onion

* 1/2 cup(s) sliced ripe black olives

* 1/2 cup(s) crumbled feta cheese

 

Directions

 

1. Whisk vinegar, oil, dill (or oregano), garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives, and feta; toss to coat.

 

Nutritional Information

(per serving)

Calories 343

Total Fat 18g

Saturated Fat 5g

Cholesterol 89mg

Sodium 618mg

Total Carbohydrate 11g

Dietary Fiber 3g

Sugars —

Protein 31g

Calcium —

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    1 teriyaki-flavored rotisserie chicken
    1/4 cup red pepper, diced small
    1/4 cup water chestnuts, diced small
    1/4 cup bamboo shoots, diced small*
    2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    1 tablespoon sesame oil
    1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
    2 cloves garlic – minced
    8-12 lettuce leaves, depending on size*

Directions

     

  1. Remove meat only from rotisserie chicken and dice small. This should give you about 2 cups of diced chicken.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken and remaining ingredients.
  3. Cook until heated through — about 5 minutes.
  4. Serve with lettuce leaves for wrapping.

Amount Per Serving Calories 161 Calories from Fat 51 % Daily Value* Total Fat 5.7g 9% Saturated Fat 1.1g 6% Cholesterol 54mg 18% Sodium 499mg 21% Total Carbohydrates 5.3g 2% Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3% Sugars 1.0g Protein 21.5g

Scallops with Asparagus

  • 1 lb medium asparagus, trimmed, cut in 1-inch pieces, tips left whole
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb large sea scallops, trimmed if necessary
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté asparagus, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a plate, reserving skillet off heat (do not clean).

Pat scallops dry and sprinkle with pepper and salt. Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet and heat over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté the scallops, turning over once, until browned and just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes total. Transfer scallops to another plate and cover loosely with foil to keep warm.

Add wine and vinegar to skillet (mixture may spatter) and boil, scraping up any browned bits, until liquid is reduced by half, about 1 minute. Add any accumulated scallop juices on plate and bring to a simmer. Turn off heat and whisk in butter, one piece at a time, until incorporated. Plate scallops and asparagus, spoon sauce over and serve immediately.

Serve 4

Amount Per Serving Calories 250 Calories from Fat 122 % Daily Value* Total Fat 13.5g 21% Saturated Fat 4.7g 24% Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 53mg 18% Sodium 227mg 9% Total Carbohydrates 7.7g 3% Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10% Sugars 2.3g Protein 21.6g

Crockpot Chicken and Shrimp

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 14 ounce can seasoned diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 8 ounce package frozen cooked shrimp, thawed
  • 12 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Cut chicken into large chunks and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Place onion and garlic in bottom of 3-4 quart slow cooker and top with chicken. Combine the diced tomatoes with their liquid, the tomato paste, chicken broth, thyme, oregano, and lemon juice in a medium bowl and mix well. Pour over chicken. Cover crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours until chicken is tender and thoroughly cooked.

Stir in thawed and drained shrimp, thawed, and drained and chopped artichoke hearts mixed with cornstarch. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes longer until thoroughly heated and slightly thickened. Serve over hot cooked pasta or couscous and sprinkle with feta cheese. 4 servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 438 Calories from Fat 135 % Daily Value* Total Fat 15.0g 23% Saturated Fat 6.4g 32% Cholesterol 234mg 78% Sodium 1281mg 53% Total Carbohydrates 20.9g 7% Dietary Fiber 5.7g 23% Sugars 8.6g Protein 53.1g

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

  • 3 lbs. bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 14 oz. can diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp. water

Place all ingredients except cornstarch and water in 4-5 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked and tender.

If you want a thicker sauce, combine cornstarch and water in small bowl and mix well. Stir into crockpot; cover and cook on low 15-20 minutes until thickened. Serve with hot cooked pasta, if desired. 6 servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 521 Calories from Fat 159 % Daily Value* Total Fat 17.7g 27% Saturated Fat 4.8g 24% Cholesterol 202mg 67% Sodium 551mg 23% Total Carbohydrates 15.1g 5% Dietary Fiber 2.9g 11% Sugars 7.4g Protein 69.1g

Crockpot Turkey Breast

  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 lb. baby carrots
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 4-6 lb. boneless turkey breast, cut in half, thawed if frozen
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 14 oz. can low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine or water
  • 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

Preparation:

Spray a 4-6 quart crockpot with nonstick cooking spray. Place the onions, celery, carrots, and garlic on the bottom of the slow cooker. Put the turkey breast halves on top of the vegetables. Combine the thyme, chicken broth, wine or water, poultry seasoning, and pepper and pour over the turkey breast.Cover crockpot and cook on low for 5-7 hours or until turkey is tender and meat thermometer registers 170 degrees. 8 servings 

Amount Per Serving Calories 408 Calories from Fat 55 % Daily Value* Total Fat 6.1g 9% Saturated Fat 1.2g 6% Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 146mg 49% Sodium 3662mg 153% Total Carbohydrates 22.8g 8% Dietary Fiber 4.0g 16% Sugars 16.2g Protein 59.9g

Salsa Frittata

  • 1 cup finely chopped seeded tomato
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow summer squash
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped peeled seeded cucumber
  • 8 oz. bottle taco sauce
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Preparation:

Combine tomato, summer squash, cucumber and taco sauce in a small bowl, mix well and set aside.Melt butter in large heavy nonstick skillet. Add onions and cook and stir until translucent and tender, 3-5 minutes. Meanwhile, beat eggs with water, salt and pepper in a large bowl until combined. Pour over onions in skillet. 

Cook eggs over low heat for 6-7 minutes, drawing spatula across bottom of skillet to allow uncooked egg mixture to flow to bottom of skillet. When eggs start to look set, cover skillet and cook 2-3 more minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese. Cover skillet again and cook 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted and eggs are set and thoroughly cooked. Cut into wedges and top with vegetable taco sauce. 6 servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 301 Calories from Fat 206 % Daily Value* Total Fat 22.9g 35% Saturated Fat 11.6g 58% Cholesterol 412mg 137% Sodium 545mg 23% Total Carbohydrates 7.5g 2% Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4% Sugars 4.7g Protein 16.9g

Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs

6 servings

  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Preparation:

Beat eggs with cream in a large bowl. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Pour eggs into skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until eggs are scrambled and just set, but still moist.Remove pan from heat and stir in sour cream. Spread eggs into a greased 12×7″ glass baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight. 

When ready to eat, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Uncover the baking dish and sprinkle eggs with pepper and salt. Stir gently, then bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and eggs are hot, at least 140 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.

Per serving: Calories 352 Calories from Fat 275 % Daily Value* Total Fat 30.6g 47% Saturated Fat 16.4g 82% Cholesterol 433mg 144% Sodium 485mg 20% Total Carbohydrates 2.9g 1% Sugars 0.8g Protein 17.2g

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