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The Fresh 20

 

 

If you’re like me, until yesterday, and you haven’t heard of the Fresh 20, then you are missing out.

 

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Recipe – Baked Chicken Milanese with Arugula Salad and Tomatoes

 

 

Found this on skinnytaste.com and I’m definitely trying it…ย  Looks like a great way to use the fresh veggies from your garden, you could definitely add bell peppers to the salad…ย  Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Baked Chicken Milanese with Arugula Salad and Tomatoes

Servings: 6
Size: 3 oz chicken with salad
Old Points: 4 pts
Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 250
Fat: 8.5 g
Carb: 17.4 g
Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 24.3 g
Sugar: 1.1 g
Sodium: 87.2 mg (without salt)

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The Skinny on Blueberries…

 

 

With just 80 calories per cup and virtually no fat, blueberries offer many noteworthy nutritional benefits:

Blueberries are packed with vitamin C.

In just one serving, you can get 14 mg of Vitamin C โ€“ almost 25 percent of your daily requirement. Vitamin C aids the formation of collagen and helps maintain healthy gums and capillaries. It also promotes iron absorption and a healthy immune system.

Blueberries are dynamos of dietary fiber.

Research has shown that most of us donโ€™t get enough fiber in our diets. Eating foods high in fiber will help keep you regular, your heart healthy and your cholesterol in check. A handful of blueberries can help you meet your daily fiber requirement. What a tasty way to eliminate this worry from your day!

Blueberries are an excellent source of manganese.

Manganese plays an important role in bone development and in converting the proteins, carbohydrates and fats in food into to energy โ€“ a perfect job for blueberries.

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200 Calories

Too good not to share…

What kind of bang are you getting for your buck?

Recipe – Summer Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes and Zucchini

I saw this on Skinny Taste and thought it looked great…ย  I might make it for a tailgate this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

Need a macaroni salad to bring to your next BBQ without tons of fat and calories? Look no further!

This is the perfect summer pasta salad loaded with fresh summer tomatoes and zucchini tossed in a light creamy dressing. I even snuck in some Greek yogurt for added creaminess but with all the other flavors you won’t know it’s there. Because there are so many wonderful vegetables in this salad, the portions are a decent size and pairs perfectly with any grilled meats and burgers.

This makes enough for a large gathering, perfect for your Fourth of July parties but if you want to make this for a smaller group you can simply halve the recipe as I did here.

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Recipe – Pineapple Mango Bruschetta

Yesterday (Tax Day) is one of the most stressful days of the year in my office.ย  To take a mental break, I was daydreaming about new recipes and came up with this.ย  I made it last night and it was outstanding…ย  I hope you enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚

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Recipe – Grilled Chicken Spinach Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

 

 

 

This looks fantastic.ย  I realize that I need to invest in an indoor grilling pan, so I don’t have to rely on the cooperation of the weather to enjoy such wonderful meals.ย  Though, nothing compares to the taste of something cooked on a charcoal grill…ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Enjoy!!!

 

 

 

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Just A Sip…

Whenever anyone asks me about soda, I tell them that it is hard for me to recommend a drink that will take the rust off your car…

Here are a few of the effects soda has on your body:

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Recipe – Avocado Egg Salad

 

 

 

Left over hard boiled eggs from Easter?ย  Looking for a great sandwich for lunch?ย  I’ve got the perfect thing for you…

 

 

 

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Recipe – Turkey Burgers with Zucchini

Grilling season is now upon us and these burgers sound fabulous…ย  Thanks to Gina at Skinny Taste ๐Ÿ™‚

This was great for so many reasons! Not only did they taste great, adding zucchini also lowered the calories and fat per serving, it made one extra burger and what a great to get your picky kids to eat their vegetables. This made 5 big burgers. Serve them on low point hamburger buns and top with lettuce, tomatoes, red onion slices, pickles, ketchup or mustard (add extra points). These can be grilled or cooked indoors.

For best results: use a hand grater to grate the zucchini, onion and garlic super fine. Get the pan hot before you put the burgers on to get a nice sear, then lowered the flame to the lowest setting to let the burgers cook all the way through, turning a few times so the burgers don’t burn.ย 

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