Butternut Squash “Fries”


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“Fries” yes. Squash fries. Experiment with your favorite spices and turn up the flavor.

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Serves 4 Cook Time 35 minutes

Ingredients:
1 medium butternut squash
2-3 tsp olive oil
kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Using a sharp knife, cut top and bottom ends off. Set the squash on one flat end and cut in half. Peel squash and scoop out the seeds inside. Lay both of the halves face down, so the flat side is down, round side up, and cut in half again, widthwise. If you have a mandoline or food processor attachment to make fry cuts, go ahead and make the fries. If not, carefully cut into fries.
  3. Place the fries on a large baking sheet and toss with olive oil and salt. Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes, checking often. Stir once or twice throughout the cooking process. A little brown is ok. If you would like crisper fries cook 5-10 minutes longer.Place

Nutrition Info: calories 78, fat 5g, protein 5.1g, carbohydrates 2g, sodium 163mg

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

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Scallops w/ Cucumber Salad


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Dry sea scallops have not been treated with sodium tripolyphosphate (STP). They are more flavorful and will brown properly. Too reduce more calories, omit the cashew nuts.
((2 oz = 4 Tbsp of nuts) 1 Tbsp nuts per serving)

Serves 4 Cook Time 45 minutes

Ingredients:
2 medium cucumbers
1/4 c (2 oz) roasted cashews, chopped
2 scallions, sliced thin
2 tsp lemon juice
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 c flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp serrano chile, minced
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1-1 1/4 lb dry sea scallops, tough muscle removed

Directions:

  1. Prepare salad: Peel and seed cucumbers; quarter lengthwise and slice 1/4 inch thick. Combine the cucumbers, cashews, scallions, lemon juice, oil, parsley and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Prepare scallops: Toast cumin seeds in a small skillet over medium heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool, then coarsely chop. Combine the cumin seeds, chile, pepper and salt in a small bowl. Rinse scallops, pat dry and rub with the spice mixture. Thread the scallops onto four 12-inch skewers.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high. Oil the grill rack. Grill the scallops until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Carefully remove the scallops from the skewers. Serve warm with the cucumber salad.

Nutrition Info (with cashews): calories 300, fat 11g, protein 33g, carbohydrates 11g, sodium 420mg

 

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Roasted Mushrooms


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Serves 4 Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients:
2 lb mixed mushrooms (button, potabello, shitake, etc)
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
3 garlic cloves, sliced thin
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
parsley to garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Toss mushrooms olive oil, salt, and pepper together in a bowl and toss to combine. Spread this evenly on a baking sheet coated with non-stick cooking spray. and roast for 30-35 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, pour a little leftover oil from the mushroom mixture into a small saucepan and heat over medium-low. Add the garlic and paprika and cook until the garlic browns.
  4. Top the mushrooms with the garlic mixture and garnish with parsely.

Nutrition Info: calories 134.4, fat 4.1g, protein 20.6g, carbohydrates 0.1g, sodium 391.9mg

 

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

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