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  1. Healthy Macaroni Salad

    April 2, 2012 by Kristin



    As healthy as it gets macaroni salad:

    Ingredients:
    Dressing:
    1/2 cup (4 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
    1/4 cup chopped shallots
    1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
    2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
    2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    3/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    1 garlic clove

    Salad:
    8 ounces uncooked large elbow macaroni
    2/3 cup fresh green peas
    2/3 cup finely diced red bell pepper
    2/3 cup finely diced red onion
    1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
    1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind

    I taste it as I make it so that the sauce has the right texture and consistency that I like for my macaroni salad. Enjoy!

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  2. Healthy Girl Rosemary Chicken

    March 30, 2012 by Kristin



    Chicken is always a healthy option for dinner. I love this recipe because it really gives the chicken lots of flavor. I also like to add mushrooms to the chicken. I also recommend serving this dish with some steamed green beans, which go along great with the flavor of the rasberry preserve.

    Ingredients
    2 tablespoon crushed rosemary
    1 teaspoon rubbed sage
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    8 skinless, boneless chicken breast
    1/2 cup fat-free chicken broth
    1 cup raspberry preserves or some other type (sugar free)
    1/2 teaspoon honey mustard
    1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
    1 teaspoon chopped oregano

    Directions
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
    In a small bowl, stir together crushed rosemary, sage, garlic, and oregano.
    Rub one side of each chicken breast with herb mixture. Place chicken herb-side up in a baking dish, and pour broth over the chicken.
    Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
    Place raspberry preserves in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat for 20 to 30 seconds to soften. Stir in honey mustard, oregano, and rosemary.
    Spread about 1 tablespoon of preserve mixture over each breast. Bake 10 minutes more.

    This dish is relatively low calorie, about 250-325 per each chicken breast, depending on its size.

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  3. Broccoli Slaw…

    March 23, 2012 by Kristin

    Don’t you hate it when you want a snack, but you don’t know what to eat.  Healthy girl tip #1: Keep healthy snacks available to you all day, so when you want a snack you have a healthy option ready for you!  Try making this broccoli slaw:

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    1 Bag of Broccoli SlawBroccoli CAN taste good!

    2 small apples diced or chopped to your liking

    4-5 tablespoons of walnuts

    half a bag of dried cranberries

    Brianna’s Poppy Seed Dressing (I add about 3 or 4 tablespoons, but you can add more or less)

    Mix  ALL of this in a big bowl….chill it in fridge for an hour or so and enjoy!!!!

     Thanks to www.yougetcoupons.com for the healthy recipe!  Muah!

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  4. Mexican burgers! A great way to spice up a regular hamburger and make it healthy

    March 21, 2012 by Kristin

    Healthy Mexican Burger. Notice I didn’t say hamburger because I am not going to use regular hamburger meat. I like to use ground turkey meat or if I do use hamburger meat, I make sure it is very lean. Here are the ingredients:

    1. 1 pound to 2 pounds of ground turkey meat (not frozen)

    2. 1 tomato

    3. 1 onion

    4. 1 green pepper

    5. Chili powder or Mexican chili powder (1/2 tablespoon)

    6. 1-2 garlic cloves

    7. Little bit of hot sauce (1/2 tablespoon)

    8. 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro

    *instead of using a tomato, green pepper, and an onion, you can buy the “trinity” mix at the grocery store

     

    Let’s begin:

    1. Chop your tomato, green pepper, onion, and garlic

    2. Combine the tomato, pepper, onion, and garlic with the meat in a large mixing bowl.

    3. Add the chili powder, chopped cilantro, and hot sauce and mix, by hand, with the turkey meat

    4. Divide the meat mixture into hamburger patties

    5. Cook on a grill until meat is cooked all the way for about 15 minutes depending on the thickness of the patty

    6. You can also cook the patty on a pan that is greased with a non-stick cooking spray

    Feel free to experiment with this recipe. It spices up a regular turkey-burger while not increasing the calories!

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  5. Drunk Sausage

    March 20, 2012 by Kristin

    I came up with this recipe from Shape Magazine. I slightly changed it to help improve with the taste of the stew.  Even though, spring is here, its still a fun and easy recipe to make. ENJOY!

    Ingredients
    -package of turkey sausage (any size is fine)
    -any light beer bottle or canned (2 beers)
    -1 tbs of olive oil
    -red, green, and yellow peppers (whole, one of each)
    -1 onion
    -2 cloves of garlic
    -1 can of whole tomatoes
    -1 small can of tomato paste
    -1 tbs of fresh oregano
    -1 tsp of chili powder
    -1 teaspoon of salt

    1. Marinate sausage links in the light beer for at least 3 hours (do not throw away beer marinade, we will use it for the stew)
    2. Heat oven to 400 degrees
    3. Place sausage links in a pan greased with cooking spray
    4. Allow sausage to cook for about 25 minutes
    5. Slice the peppers, onions, and galic and cook in a large pot with the olive oil until they are soft over medium heat
    6. Add one can of whole tomatoes with juice and crush the tomatoes with your hands wile adding them to the pot
    7. Allow the mixture to cook for 5 minutes, while stirring the pot
    8. Add half of the beer marinade and one cup of water
    9. Add 3 tbs of tomato paste, oregano, salt, and chili powder
    10. Cook for about 10 minutes and stir every few minutes
    11. When the sausages are done, slice them and add to the stew mixture
    12. Lower the temperature to simmer and cook for about 30 minutes and your stew is done!

     

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