Pineapple Fun Facts

Pineapple Fun Facts:

  • In 1493, explorer Christopher Columbus found pineapples on Guadeloupe Island in the Caribbean.
  • Pineapples are in peak season from March to July.
  • Pineapples contain bromelain, an enzyme that may help reduce  inflammation and aids in digestion.
  • Pineapples are high in Vitamin C which helps your immune system.
  • Pineapples are low in calories and are fat free, only 80 calories per 1 cup.
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Low Calorie Chicken Oscar

If you want to make a great first “dinner” impression, this dish is your answer.  This dish is really easy to prepare and it looks so elegant when served.

What You Need:

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 box Stove Top stuffing mix
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • spices — black pepper, thyme, sage
  • 24 fresh asparagus stalks
  • shredded mozzarella or pizza blend cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven @ 350 degrees F.

Place chicken breasts in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish or pan.  Pour broth over top chicken and season each chicken breast with spices.

Mix stuffing mix per package directions; but, eliminate the butter/ margarine.  Top each breast with stuffing; evenly dividing  it  per chicken breast. Cover and bake 20 minutes in preheated oven.  Remove from oven and place 4 asparagus stalks across each chicken breast, cover and bake an additional 30 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle shredded cheese over each breast. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.  Voila!  Dinner is ready to impress your guests!!!

Makes 6 serving.

Nutrition Info (per serving):

246 Calories; 3 gm Fat; 22 gm Carb; 2 gm Fiber; 32 gm Protein; 70 mg Chol; 510 mg Sodium

Skinny Green Fluff — Low Calorie Pistachio Fluff

This is just in time for Spring.  If you need a quick side dish to bring to the friend & family luncheon or dinner, this fluff is the answer.  It is super quick & easy to prepare.  In addition, it is light and fluffy!

What You Need:

  • 3.4 oz. box pistachio sugar-free instant pudding
  • 1- 20 oz. can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
  • 1 cup thawed light whipped topping
  • 1/3 cup mini marshmallows

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in large bowl.  Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.  Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Info (per serving):

65 Calories; <1 gm Fat; 14 gm Carbohydrate; <1 gm Protein; 122 mg Sodium