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Recipe – Chicken Tortilla Soup

 

I marinated and grilled some boneless, skinless chicken breasts over the weekend and I was playing with ideas for what to do with the leftovers.  This turned out fantastically and I thought I should share.  I think it could easily be converted to vegetarian by using vegetable broth and swapping the chicken for tofu or avocado.  I don’t think this would result in much of a change for points.  Enjoy!!!

 

 

 

 

Servings — 8
PointsPlus Points — 6
Calories — 235.2
Fat — 1.9 g
Cholesterol — 20.3 mg
Sodium — 510.7 mg
Potassium — 625.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate — 41.2 g
Dietary Fiber — 8.9 g
Sugars — 8.4 g
Protein — 15.1 g

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Recipe – Baked Chicken Milanese with Arugula Salad and Tomatoes

 

 

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

 

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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Recipe – Summer Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes and Zucchini

I saw this on Skinny Taste and thought it looked great…  I might make it for a tailgate this weekend 🙂

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.  To take a mental break, I was daydreaming about new recipes and came up with this.  I made it last night and it was outstanding…  I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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Recipe – Grilled Chicken Spinach Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

 

 

 

This looks fantastic.  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.  Though, nothing compares to the taste of something cooked on a charcoal grill…  🙂  Enjoy!!!

 

 

 

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Recipe – Avocado Egg Salad

 

 

 

Left over hard boiled eggs from Easter?  Looking for a great sandwich for lunch?  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…  Thanks to Gina at Skinny Taste 🙂

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. 

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Warning: Stay Away From the DANGER PUDDING…

I was involved in an online discussion last night about how great it would be to eat a can of sweetened condensed milk, with a spoon.  I quickly chimed in with the recipe for DANGER PUDDING (which I was NOT recommending, but it is actually fantastic)…  And then it hit me, the I WANT IT feeling.  I was laying in bed and ACTUALLY contemplating getting up, getting dressed and walking to the corner store to see if they sell sweetened condensed milk.  WHAT?!?!?  Then I remembered my secret tool to fight the I WANT IT feeling…  Nutritional Information Label…  the kryptonite to my cravings…  I got on the google machine (thanks to my trusty smart phone) and found this:  Sweetened Condensed Milk.

I did NOT get out of bed…  Thank you Nutritional Information Label…  *I heart you*

Recipe – Arugula Salad with Penne, Garbanzo Beans and Sun Dried Tomatoes

I am in the mood for “Spring” meals and this looks great to me…  and EASY!!!  I found it on my favorite recipe site…  www.skinnytaste.com

Peppery arugula tossed with nutty chick peas, pasta, sun dried tomatoes, shaved parmesan and balsamic vinegar create a simple yet delicious main dish salad – perfect for lunch or dinner. Portions are large, loaded with fiber and very satisfying.

A few tips to make this simple salad fantastic – buy baby arugula, it has a milder peppery flavor. Use extra virgin olive oil, and a really good aged balsamic vinegar and most importantly use a premium imported parmesan such as Parmigiano Reggiano for optimum results. If you can’t find it in your area or if it’s out of your budget, Locatelli Pecorino Romano is another great option.

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Recipe – Baby Pasta Shells with Asparagus and Marinara Sauce

I found this on my favorite site, www.skinnytaste.com.  I hope you enjoy it, I definitely think that I will…

A light Spring pasta dish the whole family will enjoy; baby shells are tossed with chopped asparagus and a light marinara sauce.  Quick and easy, perfect for vegetarians or meatless Fridays.

I wish there was more variety in pasta shapes for high fiber and whole wheat pastas. If you prefer to use a high fiber pasta, low carb or gluten-free pasta you can use elbows instead.

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