Naked Taco Salad


NakedTaco-Salad

Cinco de Mayo or anyday when you’re craving Mexican food look no further.

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Serves 6 Cook Time 45 minutes

Ingredients:

1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
non-stick cooking spray
1 lb ground turkey
1 packet taco seasoning
1 large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
4 large tomatoes
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into slivers
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup prepared salsa
1/3 c fresh lime juice
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
Lime wedges for garnish

Directions:

  1. Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking spray and heat oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until fragrant (about 5 minutes). Add the ground turkey and the packet of seasoning and stir as this cooks to mix the seasonings.
  2. Prepare the salad: Layer the cooked turkey on the lettuce and top with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers.
  3. Prepare the dressing: In a small bowl mix the chili powder, oregano, salt, cilantro, salsa and lime juice. Mix well and dress each salad. Garnish with extra lime wedges.

Nutrition Information Per 1 1/2 c serving
Calories 204.6, Fat 10g, Sodium 336.7, Carbohydrate 12.4g, Fiber 2.7g, Protein 16.7g

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

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Broccoli Rabe with Mushrooms


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Serves 4  Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients:
2 bunches broccoli rabe
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic pinch
red pepper flakes
1/2 lb shitake mushroom
sliced pinch salt

Directions:

Bring salted water to a boil over medium high heat and cook the broccoli rabe until tender, about 5 minutes.

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil with garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes in a skillet over medium high heat. Add mushrooms and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes.

Add 1 tbsp olive oil and broccoli rabe and cook for 5 more minutes. Season with a pinch of salt.

Nutrition Info: calories 185.5, fat 8.2g, protein 14g, carbohydrates 20g fiber 11g,
sodium 89mg

 

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Sesame Salmon


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If you find yourself out of cooking spray, use a sheet of parchment paper, it’s naturally
non-stick and makes clean up a breeze.

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Serves 4 Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients:
4 (4 oz) salmon fillets
cooking spray
2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp black sesame seeds
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp Smart Balance (butter substitute)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 c sliced green onions
5 thin lemon slices
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 c arugula

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Arrange salmon in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Combine seeds and a pinch of salt; sprinkle over the fish. Bake for 14 minutes or until done.

Melt butter substitute in a saucepan over medium heat. Add oil and swirl to coat. Add onions and cook for 2 minutes. Add lemon slices and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle onions with salt and pepper.

Place the arugula in a medium bowl and add the warm onion mixture;toss. Divide the arugula evenly onto 4 plates and top with one salmon fillet.

Nutrition Info: calories 330.8, fat 18g, protein 31.5g, carbohydrates 8.8g, sodium 237.4mg

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

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