- 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.
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
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
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 egg
- cracker crumbs (7 saltine whole wheat crackers)
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1-2 tsp basil and oregano
- 1-2 dashes black pepper
- 1 cup (8 oz) tomato sauce
In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, egg, cracker crumbs, and spices until well blended and shape into 2 loaves. Place in baking dish and pour tomato sauce over loaves. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Makes 6 servings.
146 Calories; 7 gm fat; 2 gm sat fat; 95 mg chol; 338 mg sodium; 5 gm carb; 1 gm fiber; 15 gm protein
Stir Frying is a healthy and delicious way to create quick and nutritious meals that the entire family can enjoy. It’s a nice way to use fresh produce before it spoils. Stir Frying does not have to be Asian cuisine. By changing the spices, a stir fry can be Italian, Mexican or Cajun flavors.
- 1 lb. boneless chicken breast
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 broccoli crown, steamed
- snow peas
- 1 Tbsp. canola oil
- garlic and spices
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chicken and garlic until chicken is slightly pink on the inside, about 2 minutes per side; add vegetables and spices to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink in the middle and vegetables are tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
260 Calories; 14g Fat; 3g Saturated Fat; 31mg Chol; 384mg Sodium; 20g Carb; 4g Fiber; 14g Protein
This recipe is perfect for Meatless Monday and packed full of nutrients and antioxidants. The main source of protein are provided by the butter beans.
Butter Beans are large flat yellowish variety of a lima bean. They are a great source of dietary fiber, folate, magnesium, and a fat free source of protein. In fact they contain both soluble fiber, which helps regulate blood sugars and lower cholesterol levels, and insoluble fiber which aids in the prevention of constipation.
This recipe also uses fresh spinach which is an excellent source of Vit K, Vit A, Vit C, Vit E, Vit B2, B6 and folic acid.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cans (15 oz) diced fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 can (15 oz) buttered beans, rinsed and drained
- 6 oz. fresh baby spinach
- Italian seasonings (basil, oregano, parsley)
- 8 oz. spaghetti
- Grated parmesan cheese, optional
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and sautee. Next add tomatoes and seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; add beans and spinach and cook until spinach is wilted. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package direction; drain and rinse. You can mix pasta with bean mixture or serve over pasta.
Servings Per Container: 8
% Daily Value*
|Total Fat 4.2g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 0.59g||3%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carb 35g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||28%|
|Vitamin A 30%||Vitamin C 24%|
|Calcium 5%||Iron 12%|
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