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Smoked Salmon, Egg & Tomato “Sandwhiches”
Asparagus with Pecorino Cheese
Strawberries with Balsamic vinaigrette

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Smoked Salmon, Egg & Tomato “Sandwhiches”

Makes 1 Sandwhich  Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
1 large poached egg*
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon capers, rinsed and chopped
1 ounce smoked salmon
1 slice tomato
1 tsp Lemon Caper Sauce

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a small non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened about 1 minute.
  2. Assemble the sandwhich. Place 1 tsp Lemon Caper Sauce onto 1 large tomato slice top with salmon, poached egg, and sprinkle with capers.

How to poach an egg: Fill a medium pot halfway with water and bring it to a boil over medium high heat. Add 1 tsp vinegar. Bring the water down to a simmer. Carefully crack an egg into a small glass and gently pour the egg into the boiling water. Let it cook 3-5 minutes (depending on your taste) and remove with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Info per Sandwhich:
Calories 137, Fat 8.6g, Sodium 844.2mg, Carbohydrates 2.7g, Fiber 0.6g, Protein 11.9g

 

Lemon Caper Sauce

Makes 1 1/2 cups Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 c plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tbsp minced red onion
1 tbsp chopped capers
1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp fresh chopped dill

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and let it sit at least 15 minutes.

Nutrition Info for about 4 tbsp:
Calories 19.8, Fat 0g, Sodium 55.9mg, Carbohydrates 1.9g, Fiber 0.1g, Protein 3.4g

 

Asparagus with Pecorino Cheese

Serves 6-8  Cook Time 6-8 minutes (Make this ahead of time)

Ingredients:

1 bunch pencil thin asparagus, bottoms removed*
1/2 c grated aged pecorino cheese
1/2 red wine vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
pinch of kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Cut the asparagus including the tips into very thin slices and place in a serving bowl. Add the cheese and toss.
  2. In a separate bowl combine the vinegar, oil, and salt and whisk.
  3. Mix the dressing over the asparagus and let it marinate for at least 1 hour.

Use the thinnest asparagus you can find. This is not cooked with heat. The vinegar will tenderize the asparagus and the thinner you can use the more tender it will be.

Nutrition Info per Serving:
Calories 87, Fat 6.7g, Sodium 1.8mg, Carbohydrates 4.1g, Fiber 1.9g, Protein 3.4g

 

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Serves 4-6   Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 qt. fresh strawberries, washed, trimmed and cut lengthwise in half
2 1/4 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp No calories brown sugar blend (Splenda)
generous dash of black pepper

Directions:

  1. Place berries in a serving bowl.
  2. In a small sauce pan gently heat the sugar blend and vinegar over medium low heat until the sugar melts. Let it cool slightly and pour the mixture over the berries. Let it sit at least 20 minutes.

Nutrition Info per Serving of 4:
Calories 53.6, Fat 0.6g, Sodium 2.8mg, Carbohydrates 12.7g, Fiber 3.5g, Protein 0.9g

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

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Lemon Garlic Asparagus


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Asparagus is abundant right now in your grocery stores and local farmer’s markets; take advantage!

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Serves 4  Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients:
1 lb trimmed asparagus
2 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil to the pan and swirl to coat. Add asparagus and saute for 3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and add lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.

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Creamy Asparagus Soup


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The secret ingredient that makes this soup silky and creamy without added fat? Tofu. Tofu creates a smooth texture without compromising flavor. This soup can be served hot, cold or room temperature.

Serves 4 Time 30 minutes

Ingredients:
2 c low sodium vegetable broth
1 c yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp table salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 1/2 lb fresh asparagus, cut into pieces
7 oz jarred in water roasted red peppers
8 oz lite silken tofu

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring broth, onion, garlic, salt and cayenne pepper to a boil over medium-high heat; cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes. Add asparagus; cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, drain the peppers and puree peppers in a blender until smooth. Spoon pureed peppers into a small bowl; set aside. Rinse blender.
  3. Puree asparagus mixture and tofu in blender until smooth. Ladle soup into bowls and drizzle pepper puree over top; swirl into soup with a knife. Serve hot or cold..

Per 1 1/2 Cup
Nutrition Info : calories 109.5, fat 1g, protein 10g, carbohydrates 18g, fiber 6.8g, sodium 332.1mg

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

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