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English Muffin Panini

Cheesy Pizza Panini

  • 1 Whole Wheat English Muffin or Sandwich Thin
  • 1 tbsp pizza sauce (you could use tomato paste, just be sure to sprinkle with salt and spices)
  • 1 Mini Babybel Light
  • Your fav pizza topics, optional of course (pepperoni, baby spinach, diced peppers)

If you like a crunchier muffin, pre-toast. I tend to like mine soft so I kept it raw.

Smear the sauce on the muffin, top with any toping and then place the cheese in the center.

Press in the George Foreman or a panini press, about 4 minutes

 

185 Calories per serving (whole sandwich)

 

From GreenLiteBites

Spinach Burgers

Ingredients:

1 bag of thawed and well drained chopped spinach

2 egg whites

1 whole egg

1/4 c diced onion

1/2 c shredded cheese

1/2 c bread crumbs

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

 

Directions:

  • Mix ingredients in a bowl
  • Form into burger-sized patties (or you can do spinach balls)
  • Heat a non stick skillet over med-high. Spray with a bit of cooking spray
  • Cook for 4-6 minutes each side
  • Serve on your choice of bread product, or eat them “naked”.

 

Guilt Free Red Velvet Cake Batter

Guilt-free red velvet cake batter… is there even such a thing? This twist on a common favorite bakery treat will give those calories a run for their money. Try this healthy smoothie and see if it does the trick to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Red Velvet Cake Batter Green Drink

Ingredients:

1 C. non-dairy milk, or organic milk
1 small/medium beet: peeled, steamed, and chopped
1/3 C. frozen raspberries
1 frozen banana
4 TB. cocoa powder
4-pitted dates
1 TB chai seeds or ground flax seeds
1-2 TB. sweetener of choice (agave, maple syrup, or honey)
Ice

Recipe & Picture via http://thediva-dish.com/

Marinated Greek Chicken Kabobs

Servings

4

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 243
  • Total Fat: 7.5g
  • Cholesterol: 85mg

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) container fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese with basil and sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces

Directions

  1. In a large shallow baking dish, mix the yogurt, feta cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Place the chicken in the dish, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate 3 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
  3. Thread the chicken, onion wedges, and green bell pepper pieces alternately onto skewers. Discard remaining yogurt mixture.
  4. Grill skewers on the prepared grill until the chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Halo Oven: Whole Fresh Chicken

Servings:

3-4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1, 3-4 pound chicken (unfrozen)
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 spring fresh rosemary
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

Season chicken inside & out with salt & pepper. Cut lemon in half and insert both halves into the cavity of the bird. Also, insert smashed garlic cloves and rosemary sprig into the bird. Place on the 1-inch rack with the breast side down, and cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes. Turn over & cook another 30 minutes or to an internal  temperature of 180 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Avocado Egg Salad

 

Servings

6 (1/2 cup each)

Nutrition

Calories: 154.7 • Fat: 11.7 g • Protein: 9.3 g

Ingredients 

  • 4 large hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 4 hard boiled egg whites, chopped (discard the rest)
  • 1 medium hass avocado, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp fat free plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped chives
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • pinch freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Combine the egg yolks with the avocado, light mayo, yogurt, chives, vinegar, salt and pepper. Mash with a fork. Combine with egg whites and adjust salt as needed.

Cranberry Pancakes

Servings 

2, 2 pancakes each

Total Time

20 minutes

Calories

189 calories; 4 g fat


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons nonfat milk
  • 2 tablespoons pasteurized egg substitute, such as Egg Beaters
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons walnut or canola oil

Preparation

  1. Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add cranberries; boil for 2 minutes. Drain and cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg (if using) in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk milk, egg substitute, oil and vanilla (if using) in a small bowl until combined.
  4. Coarsely chop the cranberries; stir into the milk mixture. Stir the milk mixture into the dry ingredients just until combined.
  5. Coat a griddle or large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Using 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake, cook 2 pancakes at a time until bubbles dot the surface, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until browned, 1 to 2 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining batter.
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