Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Healthy Recipe Ideas

So some of us aren't great cooks, including me! I look for recipes that have a small list of ingredients, that I can actually pronounce...and don't have to search all over the store to find them :) That being said, I found these yummy looking easy recipes in my fitness magazine and thought you might enjoy them. My kids actually love these. Here goes....

Lean Chicken Bites

Cooking Spray
2 Skinless Chicken breasts, raw
1/4 C egg whites
1/2 C instant oats
1/4 C sliced almonds, crushed
1 T Italian Seasoning
Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste

1)Preheat oven to 350. Coat baking sheet w/ cooking spray. Cut chicken into strips. Pour egg whites over chicken strips to coat
2)In a blender, combing oats, almonds and seasonings. Place chicken strips in a large ziplock bag with oat mixture and shake
3)Remove chicken from bag and place on baking sheet. Bake for 20 mins.

Nutrition Info: Calories: 270, Total fats 8g, Sat. fat 1g, Trans fat 0g, Cholesterol 80mg, Sodium 140mg, Total Carbohydrates: 11g. Dietary Fiber, 3g. Sugars 1g, Protein 40g (WOW!) Iron 2mg

Salmon and Asparagus Pasta

Ready in 20 mins - makes 4 servings

8 asparagus spears, cut into chunks
4 oz uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
1 C low fat ricotta
1/4 C lemon juice
1/4 C reserved pasta water
4 salmon fillets, cooked and flaked (about 1 lb)
sea salt and ground pepper to taste

1)Blanch asparagus (to save time, blanch in a colander placed in the pasta water as it boils), then run under cold water to stop the cooking process. Boil Pasta.
2)Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine ricotta, lemon juice and, once pasta is done, water. Toss with asparagus, pasta, salmon, salt tand pepper.

Nutritional Info Per serving: Calories 353, Total Fats: 15g, Sat. Fat: 5g, Trans fat 0g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 124 mg, Total Carbs: 27g, Dietary Fiber: 5g, Sugar:5g, Protein: 33g, Iron: 2mg

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