Sunday, 29 June 2008

Recipes to try!

Okay, so I said I would be trying to find some yummy healthy recipes. I've got a couple here that are supposed to be helpful with flattening one's belly (and they look pretty tasty, too!) One is a salad (that could maybe be a main dish) and the other is a dessert. I plan on trying these out as soon as I've got grocery money, so probably this coming weekend. Meanwhile, if anyone else tries them, let us know what you think!

Without any further ado, here they are (with nutrition facts at the end of each):

Spinach and Nectarine Salad:

Total time: 13 minutes
Makes 2 main-dish servings

(Tip--if you're taking salad for lunch, toss the nectarines with dressing and pack separately from greens.)

2 Tbsp. orange marmalade
1 lg. shallot, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper
1/4 c. slivered almonds
1 pkg. (7 oz.) baby spinach
2 ripe nectarines, pitted and cut into wedges

1. In microwave-safe small bowl or 1-cup liquid measuring cup, combine marmalade and shallot. Cover with vented plastic wrap and cook in microwave on High 1 minute. Stir in vinegar, oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper.

2. In small skillet, cook almonds on medium 5 minutes, stirring until toasted. Set aside to cool, about 2 minutes.

3. To serve, toss spinach, nectarines, and marmalade mixture until combined. Place on 2 dinner plates; scatter almonds on top.

Each serving: About 285 calories, 8g protein, 37g carbohydrate, 14g total fat (1g saturated), 14g fiber, 0mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium.

Peachy Frozen Yogurt
In food processor with knife blade attached, process 1 bag (10 to 12 oz) frozen sliced peaches until finely shaved. Add 2 containers (6 oz. each) low-fat peach yogurt and 1 Tbsp. sugar. Process just until smooth. Serve immediately. If not serving right away, pour into 9" by 9" metal baking pan; cover and freeze 1 hour for best texture. Makes about 2 1/2 c. or 4 servings.

Each Serving: About 130 calories, 4g protein, 28g carbohydrate, 1g total fat (1g saturated), 2g fiber, 6 mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium.

1 comment:

Mouse said...

That salad looks really good. :)