Friday, June 15, 2012

Berry Salad

Simple, easy, and delicious!

To be served Buffet Style

1 Large Bowl Spring Salad Mix (you can use your own green leaf mix if you prefer)
1 Large Bowl of Sliced Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries
1 Bowl of toasted or sweetened Pecans
Bolthouse Farms Extra Virgin Olive Oil Vinaigrette:  Raspberry Merlot

Toasted or Sweetened Pecans:
8-12 oz. of chopped pecans
Place Pecans in a hot pan with Non-fat Pam or a pad of butter
Stir frequently till almost toasted
Note:  The oils in the nuts will continue to cook as they cool, so remove from pan and place in bowl.
To Sweeten Pecans use 1 packet Truvia, sprinkle cinnamon and drizzle just a touch of honey. Mix well.

Grilled Chicken or Salmon is excellent with this meal

Add ons:
A small helping of crumbled blue cheese blends beautiful with this mix

Chicken Coleslaw

3 to 4 oz. Cooked Chicken (lightly seasoned with your favorite seasoning), finely cubbed
1 TB. Light Miracle Whip
1 TB. Plain Chobani Yogurt
1/4 to 1 tsp. Vinegar (apple cider or rice wine)
1 packet of Truvia (sweeten to taste)
1/4 Apple, finely diced
1/4 C. Dried Cranberries or Fresh diced grapes
1 C. Coleslaw mix* (Dole is the best tasting)
*I like to make my own Coleslaw at home with red and green cabbage and slivered carrots

Blend in a bowl, best if served next day.

To make a balanced meal have 12 Kashi Crackers on the side or crumbled on top

Diet Tip:
*Another great meal to place in a Tupperware and eat around late afternoon.
*Triple the recipe and have as one of your 6 meals for the next 3 days!
*Try different seasonings, it changes the flavors
*Try different apples for a different flavor
*Too sweet, take out the cranberries or grapes and add 1/4 C. more apple

For your family:
Place this meal in a croissant or a potato roll, kids love it!
Take out the Chicken and just use it as a Coleslaw with Grilled Chicken on the side!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Very Berry Banana Crepes

Very Berry Banana Crepes

1/3 C. Oats (Raw)
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 or full banana
3 Egg Whites
1/2 or full scoop vanilla protein powder
1 TB Kodiak pancake Mix

Blend in Magic Bullet or blender till smooth.  Add water about 1/4 cup and blend till smooth.

Spray non-stick fat free Pam on the pan.  (Remember, calories do add up, so just spray don't over coat)
Poor 1/2 of the recipe on heated pan and shake pan gently till batter covers the bottom.
Cook until both sides are nice and brown.

You can use fresh berries and mash them up or my secret is a frozen berry mix.
Cook the berries in the microwave or a pan.  Add two packets of Truvia and vanilla to taste.
Poor onto cooked Crepes

Sweeten it up:
1.  You can drizzle Sugar Free Syrup over the top
2.  You can also add a small spoon full of sugar or fat free whip cream
3.  The trick to a great meal is seasonings, try nutmeg, cinnamon, ect in the batter or sprinkled on top.

This is so perfect to help  you get those 6 meals in a day.  Freeze your Crepes in a Ziploc bag, in a separate bag place your berries and freeze them too.  Not only do they help keep your other food cold, but they are a great afternoon treat.