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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Sauteed Shrimp over Salad


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Shem Creek Shrimp Salad

One dish dinner. Simple. Light. Delicious.

Serves 4 Time 25 minutes

Ingredients:
Shrimp
1 spray olive oil cooking spray
2 tsp olive oil
1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp lemon pepper, seasoning
1/4 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp fresh parsley, fresh, chopped

Salad
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
1/4 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
8 c arugula, baby leaves
2 c baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 c grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 c red onion, thinly sliced
1 oz parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Shrimp: Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and set over medium heat; add oil and heat. Add shrimp; sauté 1 minute. Add lemon juice, lemon herb seasoning, salt and pepper; stir to coat shrimp. Sauté until shrimp are bright pink and cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in parsley.
  1. Salad: In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, water, oil, salt and pepper until blended. Add arugula, mushrooms, tomatoes and onion; toss to mix and coat.
  2. Transfer 2 1/2 cups of salad mixture onto each of four salad plates. Using a vegetable peeler, shave paper thin slices of Parmesan over each salad. Top with shrimp.

Per 3 oz shrimp
Nutrition Info : calories 146, fat 2.9g, protein 16.3g, carbohydrates 9.4g, sodium 75.8mg

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

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