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
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
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
Here’s a healthier twist to the traditional meatloaf recipe. I swapped ground beef for ground turkey to lower calories and fat.
- 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
When I need to drop a few pounds quickly, I always rely on smoothies. If I use a smoothie as a meal replacement, I always add a scoop of protein powder and I eat a lot of fresh veggies and fruit. This particular smoothie is super low in calories and high in nutrients. It can be used as a snack and it’s great for controlling those unwanted cravings.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoons low fat ricotta cheese
- 1 cup strawberries
- handful of ice
- 1 packet stevia
Mix in a blender until smooth.
89 Calories; 4gm fat; 8gm carbohydrate; 2gm fiber; 4gm protein
It’s that time year and autumn is officially here. Apples are in full season by the bushels and they are a great addition to any pork dish. And, I love using the crockpot. It takes less than 5 minutes to prep and your meal is ready when you get home from work or when you are finished with your daily chores. I have to admit this recipe I threw together was absolutely delish!!!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 4 Boneless loin pork chops
- 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 1-2 Tbsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. allspice
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 large apple
In crockpot, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and garlic on high for a few minutes. Place pork chops in crockpot and season with black pepper, allspice and basil. Pour the balsamic vinegar over the pork. Cook on high for 4-8 hours until done. An hour before done place sliced apples on top.
NUTRITION INFO per 1 Pork Chop
- 189 Calories
- 7 g Fat
- 1.7 g Sat Fat
- 4.1 g MUFA
- 53 mg Cholesterol
- 12 g Carbohydrate
- 1 g Fiber
- 18 g Protein
- 50 mg Sodium
Craving a chocolate chip cookie; but don’t want to sabotage your healthy eating plan? Try this healthy cookie!! It super simple to make and it’s also gluten free! Just make sure you use gluten-free oats.
- 2 large bananas
- 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup fat-free milk
- 1 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups dry old fashioned oatmeal
In a large bowl, mash bananas. Add applesauce, milk, cinnamon and vanilla; mix with spoon. Stir in oats until well blended. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips. Spray cookie sheet and drop by 1 tsp and bake @ 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Cool on cookie rack. Makes 20 cookies.
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Servings Per Container: 20
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 1.1g
Saturated Fat 0.4g
Total Carb 10.3g
Dietary Fiber 1.3g