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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-11-2011, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Share the Low-Cal or Low Carb Recipes

What is your favorite recipe?
Here is my go-to
Grilled chicken wrap
1/4 of a chicken breast - grilled Tuna or shrimp works too
1 10" flour tortilla
1 T hot salsa
1 T refried beans
1 T shredded cheese
handfull of loose leaf lettuce
1 slice of tomato
1 T plain yogurt - optional Sometimes I crave the tang of dairy
fold over & grill in a George Foreman type grill until cheese melts
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Chicken Picatta
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 pounds)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup chicken broth
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 Tablespoons capers
2 Tablespoons Cognac or Brandy
Directions:

1. Pound chicken cutlets thin & flat.
2. Coat chicken with flour, shaking off excess.
2. Heat oil in 12 inch skillet over medium-high heat.
3. Cook chicken and garlic 10 to 20 minutes, turning chicken once, until juice of chicken is no longer pink when cut through thickest part.
4. Add chicken broth and lemon juice; sprinkle with pepper.
5. Add capers & brandy. Simmer until liquid reduces to half.
Serve over 1/2 cup pasta or rice. Add side of large tossed salad.
Serves 4
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It's not super low-cal, but it's become a fav of mine:

(Measurements are approximate)

1/3 chicken breast, 1 small cube steak (deck of cards size) cut in strips or ~6 shrimp
2 TBSP your favorite hummus
1 TBSP feta cheese or a slice of your favorite cheddar/Monterey jack
Thin cucumber slices
Handful of fresh spinach
1 TBSP olive oil
Seasonings like garlic, italian, ground red pepper, basil, etc.

1. Saute your meat of choice in the olive oil & seasonings to your taste.
2. Spread hummus on a whole wheat pita bread & then layer with cheese.
3. Add your cooked meat on top of the cheese & fold it in half to make a semi-circle. Heat the sandwich further in the microwave to melt your cheese if desired (about 30 seconds-1min).
4. Add your cucumbers & spinach

Enjoy! FYI-It's also really good as a cold sandwich the next day for lunch
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 07:23 PM
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Here's what I whipped up for lunch today!

Whole Wheat Black Bean and Spinach Quesadilla
1 whole wheat tortilla
1/4 cup black beans
1/4 cup raw spinach leaves
1 tbsp chopped onions
1/8 cup (or less) shredded Mexican cheese
1/4 avocado, sliced
Lemon juice to taste

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Place tortilla on a baking sheet and on one half of the tortilla, add beans, onions, spinach, and cheese.
3. Spritz ingredients with lemon juice.
4. Gently fold tortilla in half to cover ingredients. Bake in oven for 6-7 minutes.
5. Cut quesadilla in half and top each piece with avocado slices.

Calories: 315
Carbs: 34

Berry Spinach Smoothie
4 large strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1 banana
1/4 cup raw spinach leaves
1/2 cup 1% milk
4 ice cubes

1.Place ingredients in blender and blend to desired consistency.
2. Add more milk if the smoothie is too thick.

Calories: 106
Carbs: 18.5
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 07:30 PM
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Sounds good Saitenyo!! (though I might be biased)
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 08:48 PM
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The Quesadilla sounds yummy!


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