Continuing the Trimm-Way series of recipes taking about 20 minutes with 300 calories or less per serving . . . Lettuce wraps make a terrific appetizer or light entree — Enjoy!
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 package of low sodium taco seasoning
1 Cup grated Pepper Jack Cheese
1/2 C lite sour cream
1/2 C salsa
8 large lettuce leaves
Brown the turkey and add 1/2 package of taco seasoning.
Divide the meat mixture evenly among the 8 lettuce leaves.
Top each with 2T grated cheese, 1T lite sour cream and 1T salsa
4 Servings: 290 calories
Try Trimm-Way’s easy recipe for Meatball Soup — healthy, and low calorie, and delicious!
6 Cups Chicken Broth (preferably from cartons rather than canned)
3/4 C Salsa (preferably fresh), pureed
1 C peeled ad diced Potatoes
1 C peeled and diced Carrots
1 C diced Celery
1/3 C chopped fresh Cilantro
20 turkey or vegan frozen meatballs
Heat Chicken Broth in a large saucepan. Add pureed salsa and simmer for 20 minutes. Add vegetables, cilantro, meatballs and salt. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
5 Servings (2 cups soup with 4 meatballs): 270 calories
For those cooks who prefer ‘homemade’, here’s the recipe for turkey meatballs:
1 lb. ground turkey
1/2 C cooked rice
2 T chopped fresh mint
1 T minced fresh garlic
1/3 C breadcrumbs
1/4 C minced yellow onion
1/2 t salt
Preheat oven to 325. Lightly coat baking sheet with olive oil. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mix well. Portion about 2 tablespoons (about 1 ounce), and form into a ball with wet hands. Place on baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes until cooked through. Do not overcook.
Trimm-Way has some new recipes which take only about 20 minutes with 300 calories or less per serving. First of all, who likes Pizza?
FLAT OUT PIZZA
1 Flatout® Thin Crust Flatbread
1/4 C Pasta Sauce
1/4 C Grated Mozzarella Cheese
5 Slices Lite Salami
(Optional) Chopped Veggies such as tomatoes, green onions, baby spinach, mushrooms, fresh basil
Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Place Flatout Flatbread on a cookie sheet and spread ingredients evenly. Bake for 10 minutes, or 12 minutes for crispier crust.
Calories: 295 (255 calories without vegies)
1-1/4 C ginger snaps, crushed
2 T brown sugar
3 T margarine, melted
1 T water
Pam Cooking Spray
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine ginger snaps, brown sugar and margarine. Add only enough water to moisten mixture. Pat into 8” springform pan, sprayed with Pam. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool.
2 C lowfat ricotta cheese
3 egg whites
2/3 C lowfat buttermilk
1/2 C sugar
3/4 C cooked or canned pumpkin
1 t vanilla extract
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t each allspice, nutmeg, ginger
Combine ricotta cheese, egg and egg whites in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and process until well blended. Pour into prepared crust. Bake at 375 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Chill 8 hours or overnight before serving.
8 Servings: 178 calories
Delicious served with 1/2 cup quinoa & chopped kale mixture, and can also be used as an appetizer. For extra zing, use sesame oil infused with chili pepper.
1/2 C rice vinegar
2T sesame oil
4 t reduced-sodium tamari
1 C pineapple juice concentrate
1/2 t ground ginger
1 t minced fresh garlic
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
1 medium yellow bell pepper
1/2 red onion
8 cherry tomatoes, washed
8 medium mushrooms, washed
8 wooden skewers
Combine marinade ingredients in shallow backing dish and mix well. Soak wooden skewers in water 10 to 15 minutes.
Cut peppers and onions into 1”x1” pieces and set aside. Cut chicken into 1-oz. cubes.
Alternately skewer vegetables and chicken, placing 2 pieces of each vegetable and 2 cubes of chicken on each skewer.
Place kabobs in marinade, turn to coat evenly. Marinate covered for 2 hours in the refrigerator, turning occasionally.
Transfer kabobs to grill or broiler and discard marinade. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
4 Servings (2 Kabobs): 340 Calories, 39 g Carb, 6 g Fat, 32 g Protein, 277 mg Sodium
1/3 cup orange juice
1 T olive oil
1 lb. Mahi Mahi, cut into 4 equal fillets
1 medium mango, skinned and chopped
1/4 cup diced tomato
2 T chopped red onion
2 T diced green chiles
1 T chopped fresh cilantro
Preheat grill or broiler.
In a shallow glass bowl, combine orange juice and olive oil. Add fish and marinate for 10 to 15 minutes. In a small bowl, combine mango, tomato, onion, green chili and cilantro. Set aside.
Grill or broil fish 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until just cooked. Serve each fillet with 1/4 cup mango salsa.
4 Servings: 140 Calories, 10 g Carb, 3 g Fat, 21 g Protein, 79 mg Sodium
Making tomato water sounds fancy, but all you do is collect the juices from chopped ripe tomatoes. It’s a delicious addition to seafood or any vinaigrette dressing.
1 lb. ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/8 t kosher salt (plus a pinch)
1T olive oil
12 sea scallops (about 1 lb.)
1/4 c fresh mint leaves
Place tomatoes in fine-mesh sieve set over a medium bowl; season with salt. Let sit, stirring occasionally, until about 3/4 cup tomato water has collected in bowl, 30-40 minutes.
Remove side muscle from scallops, pat dry. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season scallops with a pinch of salt and sear until deeply browned, about 2 minutes. Turn and cook until just opaque on other side, about 30 seconds. Drain on paper towels 1 minute.
Divide scallops among large shallow bowls and spoon tomato water around. Squeeze lime over scallops; garnish with mint.
4 Servings: 153 Calories, 4 g Carbs, 4 g Fat, 19 g Protein, 405 mg Salt
– Adapted from Bonappetit
Here’s an easy and tasty recipe for BBQ-ing on Hot Summer Days!
Prep: 15 min. – Marinate: 4 hrs. – Cook: 14 min.
4 (6-oz.) center-cut loin pork chops (3/4 in. thick)
3 T minced shallots
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 T minced peeled fresh ginger
2 T low-sodium soy sauce
2 T dry white wine
2 T fresh lime juice
1-1/2 t brown sugar
Trim fat from pork. Combine pork and next 7 ingredients in a large zip-top
plastic bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 4 hours, turning bag
occasionally. Remove pork from bag, reserving marinade.
Place pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cook 7 minutes on
each side or until done, basting frequently with reserved marinate.
4 Servings: 240 Calories, 5 g Carbs, 12 g Fat, 30 g Protein
Detox is a popular word these days! Juices and smoothies can be used to boost your liver function. The liver is a hard working multi-tasker — give your liver the attention it deserves so it can function optimally, and try this recipe!
Karen’s Daily AM Smoothie:
1/2 large Fuji or other sweet apple (or a whole small apple)
2 stalks celery
1/3 cucumber, skin-on
1/4 red beet
1T chopped beet stems
1 slice lemon, peeled
1/2” slice of ginger root, peeled
3 mint leaves
1 handful (2 oz.) kale
1-1/2 cup water or more depending on desired consistency
(Note – This requires a high-powered blender like a VitaMix)
Cut fruit/vegies in chunks/pieces, put the bigger items into the blender first, adding the rest on top with the water, and pulse/blend/pulse/blend like crazy. Pause if your blender starts to overheat, and add water if it seems overwhelmed. Smoothie will be quite thick. Makes about 2 big glasses. Store leftovers in a mason jar in the refrigerator for the next day.
Scallops are great cooked in foil!
2 large shallots, minced
4 jalapeño or other small hot chiles or to taste, deveined, seeded, and minced
2 teaspoons high-quality reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 cup chopped tomato
16 large sea scallops
Preheat the oven to 450. Mix together the shallots, chiles, soy sauce, oil, and tomato. Tear four squares of aluminum foil and place four scallops in the center of each piece. Top with the sauce; fold and seal the packages. Bake until the scallops are opaque outside and barely warm in the center, 10 to 15 minutes. Makes 4 Servings.