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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Playing with My Food

For the past five months, I have been making two separate meals for dinner - one for the family and one for me. While this does not really bother me, I felt it was time to start cooking just one meal that all of us can eat.

For the past few weeks, I have been experimenting with various recipes that not only meet my dietary guidelines but that can also be served to the Hubs without complaint. Most people think that eating healthy means bland or tasteless food but that is really just a myth. To prove that, I am sharing a couple of my favorite recipes along with their nutritional value and am happy to report that I haven't received any complaints.

Happy eating...

p.s. - I am down 81 pounds today!

Shrimp Scampi
Butter flavored cooking spray
3 cloves garlic (or minced equivalent)
1 pound raw jumbo shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup clam juice
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper

  1. Spray skillet with butter flavored cooking spray. Heat pan over medium-high heat (do not let the spray start to smoke).
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until lightly browned.
  3. Add shrimp and cook until pink (turning over once).
  4. Add white wine and clam juice. Bring to a boil for 30 seconds.
  5. Add parsley and lemon juice. Cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Makes 4 servings (or in my case, 1 serving for me and 3 servings for the Hubs)

Calories: 162, Protein: 24g, Fat: 2g, Carbohydrates: 6g


Pulled BBQ Chicken Breast
4 chicken breast halves (boneless, skinless)
1/2 cup barbecue sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray's)

  1. Place chicken breasts in pressure cooker and top with barbecue sauce.
  2. Secure lid on pressure cooker and set timer for 20 minutes (40 minutes if frozen).
  3. Release pressure, remove lid, and shred chicken with two forks.
Makes 5 servings (if serving to a family you can serve on a bun and top with additional barbeque sauce. I eat just the chicken and no bun or additional sauce).

Calories: 145, Protein: 20g, Fat: 2.5g, Carbohydrates: 9g

Maple Bacon Pork Tenderloin
1 pound pork tenderloin
2 slices maple bacon, cut in half

  1. Place pork tenderloin in baking dish and top with four half slices of maple bacon.
  2. Cover baking dish with tin foil and bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.
  3. Let stand for 10 minutes. Discard bacon and slice.
Makes 5 servings

Calories: 205, Protein: 30g, Fat: 8g, Carbohydrates: 0g

Breakfast Scramble (who says you can't have breakfast for dinner?)
1/2 cup Southwestern Egg Beaters
2 Tablespoons Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Crumbles
Pinch fat-free shredded cheese

  1. Pour Egg Beaters into a microwave safe bowl and stir in turkey sausage crumbles.
  2. Cook on high for 40 seconds. Stir.
  3. Cook for an additional 40 seconds.
  4. Top with cheese.
Makes 1 serving (can also serve in a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla)

Calories: 102, Protein: 17.25g, Fat: 1g, Carbohydrates: 3.5g


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