Dinner

Low Carb Salad on a Stick, Italian Style

Italian-salad-on-a-stick.jpg
 

Recipe makes 4 servings, 1 skewer is one serving.  

Calories 57, Total Fat 3.75g, Protein 4g, Carbohydrates 3.5g.

Ingredients: 

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped into large chunks (1 bag of chopped romaine lettuce will work)

  • 8 large black olives, pitted

  • 8 small cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes

  • 6 slices of reduced-fat salami, each slice cut into fours, see shopping tips

  • 8 teaspoons Walden Farms Italian Dressing

  • 2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese

  • 4 wooden, bamboo or other disposable skewers (such as plastic)

  • Instructions: 

  • To make each salad stick:
    a. Place 1 little triangle of salami on wooden stick.
    b. Make a small stack of lettuce (about ¼ cup of lettuce) and thread onto stick.
    c. Next, add 1 olive
    d. Add 1 more stack of lettuce
    e. Add 1 tomato
    f. Repeat these steps two more times ending with 2 triangles of salami on top
    g. Place on serving plate. Drizzle each with 2 teaspoons salad dressing and sprinkle ½ teaspoon Parmesan cheese on each.

    These can be prepped in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Drizzle the dressing and sprinkle with cheese just before serving.

Egg Drop Soup

egg drop soup.jpg
 

*Serves 4

Per Serving(per loaf): Calories 160, Protein 27g, Total Fat 4g, Carbs 2g

Ingredients: 

  • 4 Packet or

  • 4 Scoop UNJURY® Chicken Soup Flavor*

  • 4 Medium Eggs

  • 4 Cups Water

Instructions: 

  • Whisk the egg in a bowl. Set aside.

  • Measure water into a microwave-safe mug. Place water in microwave and heat until simmering.

  • Using a fork, slowly mix the whisked egg into the water until the egg forms a stringy consistency.

  • Let the water-and-egg mixture cool to 140° F.

  • Once the water-and-egg mixture has cooled, slowly whisk in UNJURY until well combined.

Warm-Me-Up Turkey Chili

Turkey-Chili.png
 

*Serves 4

Per Serving: Calories 272, Protein 30g, Total Fat 4g, Carbs 38g, Fiber 12g

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 pounds ground turkey

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1/2 cup celery stalks, chopped

  • 1/2 cup green or red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1/2 cup poblano chile peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 3 tsp minced garlic 1 tablespoons ground cumin

  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano dash of crushed red pepper

  • 1/2 can (28oz) tomato puree

  • 1 cans (28oz) diced tomatoes

  • 1/2 can (15oz) black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1/2 can (15oz) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

Instructions: 

  • In a large pan heat oil over medium-high heat.

  • Add ground turkey; cook and stir until browned.

  • Remove half of the turkey. Add onion, celery, peppers and garlic. Cook for 5–6 minutes or until the onion is tender, stirring occasionally.

  • Stir in cumin, chili powder, oregano, crushed red pepper and salt. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.

  • Return turkey to pan. Add tomato puree and undrained tomatoes to pan; stir to combine. Bring to boiling; reduce heat.

  • Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the drained black and pinto beans. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes more. Season to taste.

Surf'n Turf Foil Packs

Surf'n turf foil packs.png
 

*Serves 1

Per Serving: Calories 217, Protein 24g, Total Fat 8g, Carbs 14g, Fiber 2.5g

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 oz. sirloin steak, cut into 1" cubes

  • 1.5 oz. shrimp, cleaned and deveined

  • 1/2 ear of corn, each cut into 2 pieces

  • 1/4 c. grape tomatoes

  • 1/4 small red onion, cut into thick slices

  • 1/4 lime, sliced into wedge

  • 1/2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning

  • 1 tsp. of fresh thyme leaves

  • dash of. cumin

Instructions: 

  • Preheat grill over high heat. Cut 1 sheet of foil (12 inches long). 

  • Cut 1 sheet of foil (12 inches long).

  • Put steak, shrimp, corn, tomatoes, red onion, lime wedge, and garlic into foil pack. 

  • Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Old Bay, fresh thyme, cumin, and black pepper.

  • Fold the foil packet crosswise  over mixture to completely cover the food. 

  • Roll top and bottom edges to seal. 

  • Place foil packet on the grill for about 6 to 8 minutes per side.

California Grilled Chicken

California Grilled Chicken.png
 

*Serves 1

Per Serving: Calories 251, Protein 29g, Total Fat 3g, Carbs 13g, Fiber 2.5g

Ingredients: 

  • 1 (3oz) boneless skinless chicken breast

  • 1/4 c. Walden Farms balsamic vinaigrette*

  • dash of garlic powder

  • 1/2 tbsp. honey

  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

  • 1 slice slim cut mozzarella

  • 1 slice avocado

  • 1 slice tomato

  • 1/2 tbsp. sliced basil

  • Balsamic glaze, for drizzling

Instructions: 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, honey, and Italian seasoning. 

  • Pour over chicken breasts and marinate 20 minutes. 

  • Heat grill to medium high. Grill chicken until internal temperature reaches 170ºF. 

  • Top chicken with mozzarella, avocado, and tomato and cover grill to melt, 2 minutes. 

  • Garnish with basil and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

Ranch Pork Chops & Veggies

Pork-Chops-pic.png
 

*Serves 1

Per Serving: Calories 295, Protein 31g, Total Fat 3.5g, Carbs 15.5g

Ingredients: 

  • 3 oz. pork chop

  • 3 oz. baby red potatoes, halved

  • 3 oz. green beans, trimmed

  • 1/4 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1/2 tbsp. ranch seasoning

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • salt & pepper to taste

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Instructions: 

  • Preheat oven to 400º.

  • Lightly  coat baking sheet with nonstick spray. 

  • Place pork chop, potatoes and green beans in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with ranch seasoning and garlic; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  • Place into oven and roast until the pork is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 140 degrees F, about 20-22 minutes.

  •  Then broil for 2-3 minutes, or until caramelized and slightly charred. 

  • Garnished with parsley, if desired.

Pepperoni & Spinach Pizza

Pizza-Recipe-Pic.png
 

*Serves 8

Per Serving (1 Slice): Calories 90, Protein 9g, Total Fat 4g, Carbs 11g, Fiber 8g

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 cups Carbquick Baking Mix*

  • 1/3 cup hot water, 120-140 degrees

  • 17 slices turkey pepperoni

  • 1/2 cup Prego pizza sauce

  • 1 cup fat free Mozzarella cheese

  • 6 large spinach leaves

  • cooking spray

  • dash of salt/pepper/red pepper flakes

Instructions: 

  • Heat oven to 450F.

  • Grease 12-inch pizza pan.

  • Stir together carbquik mix and very hot water; beat until soft dough forms. 

  • Knead dough 2-3 minutes till dough is dry and no longer sticky. Press dough in pizza pan. 

  • Cook dough for approx. 5 minutes. Remove from oven and spread sauce over dough, sprinkle cheese over pizza.

  •  Top with pepperoni and spinach.

  • Bake on the lowest rack in hot oven 12 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. and cheese is bubbly.

Shrimp Scampi

shrimp.jpeg
 

*Serves 2

Per Serving: Calories 262, Protein 30g, Total Fat 5.5g, Carbs 6.5g, Fiber 1g

Ingredients: 

  • 1 bag fettuccine Miracle Noodles®

  • 1/2 lb medium shrimp, peeled & deveined

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tbsp minced garlic

  • 1/2 onion, chopped

  • 3/4 cups dry white wine

  • juice and zest of 1/2 lemon

  • 1.5 tbsp cold butter, in 3 pieces

  • 1/8 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • dash of salt/pepper/red pepper flakes

Instructions: 

  • In a medium bowl, season shrimp with salt and pepper.

  • Place shrimp in an even layer on a rimmed sheet pan and roast for 8 minutes.

  • In a large skillet set over medium heat, add oil, garlic, onions and red pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper; cook until softened, 2 minutes.

  • Adjust heat to medium-high; add wine, lemon juice and zest and simmer until sauce has reduced, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Cook Miracle Noodles as directed on package.

  • Add noodles to sauce and toss until warmed through.

  • Reduce heat to low and stir cold butter into sauce, then add cooked shrimp.

  • Toss with parsley and garnish with lemon wheels.  

Rainbow Chicken & Veggies

rainbow veggies.jpg
 

*Serves 2

Per Serving: Calories 325, Protein 37g, Total Fat 10g, Carbs 23.3g, Fiber 5.5g

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 cup cherry tomatoes

  • 1 cup zucchini, chopped

  • 1 cup broccoli florets

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup red onion, cut into wedges

  • 1.5 cups boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed

  • 1 bag Rice Miracle Noodle®

Marinade

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

  • juice of 1 lime

  • 1/8 cup cilantro, fresh chopped

  • salt & pepper

Instructions: 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  • On one large sheet pan, place tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, broccoli, red onion, and chicken.

  • In a medium bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, and cilantro and season with salt and pepper to make the marinade.

  • Whisk until combined.

  • Pour marinade over veggies and chicken and season with more salt and pepper.

  • Toss until completely combined.

  • Bake until vegetables are tender and chicken is cooked through, 25 minutes.

  • Cook Miracle Noodle Rice as directed on package.

  • Divide cooked rice among 2 containers and top with roasted veggies and chicken. 

Chicken Veggie Skewers W/ Macaroni & Cheese

skewers.jpg
 
mac n cheese.jpg

*Serves 2 

Per Serving: Calories 322, Protein 38g, Total Fat 2.5g, Carbs 20.5g, Fiber 2.5g

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Pkt. CarbEssentials Macaroni & Cheese

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

  • 1/4 each yellow, red, & green bell peppers, chopped

  • 1.5 cups skinless chicken breast, chopped

  • bamboo skewers

  • 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions: 

  • Cook CarbEssentials Macaroni & Cheese according to packaging instructions.

  • In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic powder, Italian seasoning & a pinch of salt & pepper.

  • Add bell peppers & chicken, toss with tongs until coated.

  • Thread the chicken and bell peppers onto skewers.

  • Heat a large grill pan over medium heat. Add skewers to pan and cook until chicken is charred and peppers are tender, 4 minutes per side.

  • Remove from pan. Plate skewers and serve with CarbEssentials Macaroni & Cheese.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup

parmesan chicken.jpg
 

*Serves 6 

Per Serving(about 1.3 cups): Calories 247, Protein 25g, Total Fat 7.3g, Carbs 23g, Fiber 4.8g

Ingredients: 

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1/2 medium white onion, chopped

  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) crushed tomatoes

  • 1/2 pound (raw) boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 1 large breast)

  • 5 cups chicken broth, plus additional if needed

  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 4 ounces (uncooked) dry gemelli or penne pasta

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • Chopped fresh basil or parsley, for garnish

Instructions: 

  • In slow cooker, stir together garlic, bell pepper, onion, tomatoes, chicken, broth, 1/2 cup cheese, basil, oregano, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Cook on high 3-1/2 hours or on low 7 hours.

  • Transfer chicken to cutting board and use forks to coarsely shred; return to slow cooker. Stir in pasta. Cook on high 20-30 minutes longer or until pasta is cooked al dente.

  • If soup becomes too thick after pasta is cooked, stir in additional broth or water until desired consistency is reached, and warm through.

  • Serve garnished with extra Parmesan cheese and chopped basil or parsley.

Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

stew.jpg
 

*Serves 4 

Per Serving: Calories 317, Protein 35g, Total Fat 9g, Carbs 22g, Fiber 4g

Ingredients: 

  • 12 ounces small red potatoes, quartered

  • 4 medium carrots, cut into ½ inch pieces

  • 1 small red onion, cut into wedges

  • 1 pound beef stew meat

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom or cream of celery soup

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram or dried thyme, crushed

  • 1 (9 ounce) package frozen cut green beans, thawed

Instructions: 

  • In a 3- ½- or 4-quart slow cooker place potatoes, carrots, onion, stew meat, soup, beef broth, and marjoram. Stir to combine.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 9 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 4- ½ hours.

  • If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in thawed green beans. Cover and cook for 15 minutes more or just until green beans are tender.

Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Chicken & Orzo

orzo.jpg
 

*Serves 4 

Per Serving: Calories 378, Protein 29g, Total Fat 5g, Carbs 29g, Fiber 7g

Ingredients: 

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed

  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced

  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¾ cup whole-wheat orzo

  • ⅓ cup quartered black or green olives

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions: 

  • Cut each chicken breast half into 4 pieces.

  • Combine the chicken, broth, tomatoes, onion, lemon zest, lemon juice, herbs de Provence, salt and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker.

  • Cook on High for 2 hours or on Low for 4 hours.

  • Stir in orzo and olives; cook for 30 minutes more.

  • Let cool slightly. Sprinkle with parsley.

Seared Salmon W/ Roasted Cauliflower

cauli.jpeg
 

*Serves 2 

Per Serving: Calories 318, Protein 47g, Total Fat 10g, Carbs 9g, Fiber 3.5g

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 large head cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 1 tsp. olive oil salt & pepper

  • 2 (6-oz.) pieces skinless salmon filets

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • 1/2 tbsp. capers

  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley

Instructions: 

  • Heat oven to 450 degrees F. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss the cauliflower with 1/2 tsp. olive oil and salt and pepper.

  • Roast until tender, about 15 minutes, then broil until golden brown.

  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.

  • Season the salmon with salt and pepper and cook for 3 minutes.

  • Turn the salmon, scatter the garlic and capers around and cook until the salmon is opaque throughout, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  • Transfer the fish to plates and toss the cauliflower with the garlic, capers and parsley.

  • Serve with the salmon.

Spiced Chicken Tacos W/ Pomegranate Salsa

Screen Shot 2018-04-02 at 4.05.58 PM.png
 

*Serves 2 

Per Serving: Calories 275, Protein 18g, Total Fat 9g, Carbs 17g, Fiber 2.5g

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin

  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

  • Dash chipotle chili powder

  • Salt & pepper

  • 1 tsp. olive oil

  • 1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast

  • 2 medium radishes

  • 1/4 large avocado, diced

  • 1 scallion

  • 1/8 cup pomegranate seeds

  • 1/2 tbsp. fresh lime juice

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • 4 small 4” flour tortillas

Instructions: 

  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  • In a small bowl, combine the cumin, garlic, chili powders, salt.

  • Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.

  • Season the chicken with the spice mixture and cook until browned, about 2-3 minutes each side.

  • Transfer the chicken to the baking sheet and roast until cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, gently toss together the radishes, scallions, avocado, pomegranate seeds, lime juice, salt and pepper; fold in the cilantro.

  • Slice the chicken into 1/4-inch-thick pieces.

  • Fill the tortillas with the chicken and top with the pomegranate salsa.

Hearty Chicken Chili

Screen Shot 2018-04-02 at 3.27.18 PM.png
 

*Serves 2

Per Serving: Calories 297, Protein 31g, Total Fat 6g, Carbs 29g, Fiber 7g

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 lb ground chicken breast

  • 1/2 onion, chopped

  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1/2 jalapeno, chopped

  • 1 tsp. minced garlic

  • 1/2 tbsp. ground cumin

  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander

  • 1/2 can low-sodium pinto beans, drained & rinsed

  • 1/2 can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1/2 cup salsa

Instructions: 

  • Spray large saucepan with cooking spray.

  • Cook chicken and onion over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly to break up chicken. Return chicken to pan.

  • Stir in bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, and cumin, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.

  • Reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes.

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Baked Parmesan.png
 

*Serves 2 

Per Serving: Calories 232, Protein 42g, Total Fat 10g, Carbs 16g, Fiber 1.5g

Ingredients: 

  • 1 (about 8 oz each) chicken breast, sliced in half lengthwise to make 2

  • 1/4 seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs

  • 1/8 cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 1 tbsp I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light

  • 1/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese

  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce

  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, sliced

  • 1 bag Angel Hair Miracle Noodle*

Instructions: 

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.

  • Spray a large baking sheet lightly with spray.

  • Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a bowl.

  • Melt the butter in another bowl. Lightly brush the butter onto the chicken, then dip into breadcrumb mixture.

  • Place on baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken.

  • Lightly spray a little more oil on top and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

  • Remove from oven, spoon 1 tbsp sauce over each piece of chicken and top each with 1 1/2 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese.

  • Bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted. Meanwhile cook noodles as package directs, top noodles with remaining sauce and add chicken to the top. Garnish as desired.

Turkey & Swiss Sloppy Joes

turkey-swiss-sloppy-joes.jpg
 

*Serving size: 1 Sandwich

Calories 400, Protein 34g, Total Fat 5g, Carbs 36g, Fiber 8g

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tbsp canola oil

  • 12 oz ground turkey breast

  • 2 cups thinly sliced kale

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 tbsp thyme

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 4 oz pre-sliced mushrooms

  • 1 1/2 cups reduced-fat milk

  • 1 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese

  • 4 whole-wheat buns

  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions: 

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high.

  • Add turkey; cook 6 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble.

  • Add kale, onion, thyme, garlic powder, and mushrooms; cook 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Whisk together milk and flour.

  • Add milk mixture to pan; bring to a boil.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 minutes or until thickened.

  • Remove pan from heat; stir in cheese, pepper, and salt.

  • Spoon about 3/4 cup turkey mixture onto each bun.

Chicken & Bean Burritos

chicken-bean-burritos-ck-x.jpg
 

*Serving size: 1 burrito half, 2 tablespoons pico de gallo, and 1 tablespoon sour cream.

Calories 287, Protein 25g, Total Fat 8.5g, Carbs 25g, Fiber 3g

Ingredients: 

  • 3/4 lb chicken breast tenders, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1/2 cup pre-chopped onion

  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin

  • salt & peper to taste

  • 2 tsp canola oil

  • 1/2 cup low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 tbps minced garlic

  • 2 (10-inch) flour tortillas

  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • Cooking spray

  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo

  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream

Instructions: 

  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl; toss well.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat.

  • Add chicken mixture; cook 8 minutes or until chicken is done, stirring occasionally.

  • Add beans and garlic; cook 2 minutes or until heated, stirring frequently.

  • Divide chicken mixture evenly among tortillas.

  • Top each burrito with 2 tablespoons cheese. Roll up each burrito.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  • Coat both sides of burritos evenly with cooking spray.

  • Place burritos in pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned.

  • Cut burritos in half. Top with pico de gallo and sour cream.

Skinny Sloppy Joe

sloppyjoesrecipe-1-of-6_1_large.jpg
 

Recipe makes one serving.  

Calories 275, Protein 35g, Total Fat 4.8g, Carbohydrates 31.5g.

Ingredients: 

Instructions: 

  • Combine the contents of one packet of CarbEssentials Vegetarian Sloppy Joe Mix and 5 ounces of HOT water in a saucepan. Stir thoroughly.

  • Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 6 to 8 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently.

  • Spoon onto bagel and top with cheese.