Lemon Chicken Stir Fry


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Serves 4 Cook Time 40 minutes (Serving Size 1 1/2 cups)

Ingredients:
1 lemon
1/2 c low sodium chicken broth
3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp canola oil
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
10 oz mushrooms, halved or quartered
1 c diagonally sliced zucchini, (1/4 inch thick)
1 c green peppers, sliced thin
1 bunch scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces, white and green parts divided
1 tbsp chopped garlic

Directions:

  1. Grate 1 teaspoon lemon zest and set aside. Juice the lemon and whisk 3 tablespoons of the juice with broth, and soy sauce in a small bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate with tongs. Add mushrooms, zucchini and peppers to the pan and cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Add scallion whites, garlic and the reserved lemon zest. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Whisk the broth mixture and add to the pan; cook, stirring, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add scallion greens and the chicken and any accumulated juices; cook, stirring, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition Info per serving: calories 226.1 fat 8g, protein 29.7g, carbohydrates 11.9g, fiber 3.8g sodium 557mg

Recommended for patients on the Modified Profast (Fast and Flexible) Program,  Nutriplus (Balance Your Pyramid) Program or Maintenance Program.

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Grilled Asian Flank Steak


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This recipe calls for PB2. PB2 is a low-calorie, fat, and carb alternative to regular peanut peanut butter. More Info for PB2

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Serves 4 Cook Time 25 minutes (Serving Size 3-4 oz)

Ingredients:
1/4 c cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 tbsp Splenda
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 lb flank steak, trimmed
non-stick cooking spray
3 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp prepared PB2
1/2 tsp red pepper, crushed
1/4 c green onion, sliced

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat. Spray the grates with non-stick spray.
  2. Combine cilantro and the next 5 ingredients in a large zip-loc bag. Add the beef and let it sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes (can marinate in the refrigerator up to 1 day).
  3. Remove the beef and place it on the grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side. Remove from the grill and tent with foil. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Combine lime juice, water, PB2, a pinch of splenda and pepper in a large bowl and whisk. Slice the beef and toss it in the dressing. Garnish with green onion.

Nutrition Info: calories 198.1, fat 8g, protein 25.3g, carbohydrates 4.4g, sodium 598.3mg

 

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Seafood Salad


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This makes a beautiful presentation for a party, outdoor gathering or summer get together. Best part is it can be made in advance, and served cold.

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Serves 6 Cook Time 1 hour 33 minutes

Ingredients:
kosher salt
3 lemons, 1 halved and 1 juiced
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1 small red onion, sliced very thin
1/2 lb shrimp, cleaned
1/2 lb scallops, halved
3/4 calamari, tubes sliced thin
1 lb mussels
2 stalks celery (chopped tops)
1 small fennel bulb, quartered, cored, and sliced
1/2 c chopped green olives
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
fresh pepper

Directions:

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the lemon halves and garlic. Submerge a large heatproof strainer in the water. Soak the onion in ice water while the seafood cooks. Fill a large bowl with ice water and set aside.
  2. Add the shrimp, scallops, and calamari to the strainer and cook for 2 minutes (until shrimp is pink), remove and plunge in ice water. Return the strainer to the boiling water and add the mussels; cook until the shells open. Drain the seafood from the water and remove the mussels from the shells. Pat dry.
  3. Drain the red onion and pat dry. Combine seafood, onion, celery, fennel ,olives and parsley the in a large bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice and oil and season with salt and pepper. Let it sit at least 30 minutes or refrigerate up to 4 hours.

Nutrition Info: calories 281 , fat 9g, protein 38.2g, carbohydrates 16g, fiber 58g, sodium 1,026mg

Recommended for patients on the Modified Profast (Fast and Flexible) Program,  Nutriplus (Balance Your Pyramid) Program or Maintenance Program.

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