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 Pickles


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Use any variety of kosher, dill, or garlic pickles. Do not use sweet pickles.

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Makes 1 jar Time 3-4 minutes to 3-4 hours

Ingredients:
24 oz jar dill, kosher, or garlic pickles
1 small onion sliced thin
1 tsp olive oil

Directions:

  1. Drain the pickles and reserve the brine. Cut the pickles in half if they are not already. Pat them dry.
  2. In a large bowl mix the pickles, onions and olive oil together. Grill 4-5 minutes turning once over medium high heat. Add them back to the brine and serve or keep refrigerated for 3-4 days.

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Roasted Okra


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Use fresh okra, not frozen for this recipe. Frozen okra is too high in its moisture content and the okra will not get crispy enough.

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Serves 4-6 Cook Time 20-30 minutes

Ingredients:
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 powdered garlic
1 lb fresh okra

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, place a sheet of parchment paper cut to fit the inside of the pan.
  2. Place dried okra in a bowl, add all the ingredients and toss gently with you hands. Spread the okra in a single layer and bake for 20-30 shaking the pan 2 or 3 times during the roasting process.

Nutrition Info: calories 38, fat 1.3g, protein 2.4g, carbohydrates 5.9g, fiber 3.2g sodium 152mg

 

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

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