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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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Turkey Cobb Salad


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Make your own turkey cutlets by cutting a turkey tenderloin into rounds and pound flat with a meat mallet. You can also purchase unproccesed deli turkey to save time.

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Serves 4 Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients:
4 large eggs, hard boiled
1 1/8 tsp smoked paprika
3/4 tsp kosher salt, divided and pepper
1 1/2 lbs turkey cutlets
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil
1 pint cherry tomatoes
2 romaine lettuce hearts, chopped
1/4 c (2 oz) crumbled blue cheese

Directions:

Preheat the broiler. Combine 1 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp salt, and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Arrange the turkey cutlets on a rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle both sides with the paprika mixture. Broil until just cooked through (3 minutes per side). Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Combine the vinegar, the remaining paprika, 1/2 tsp salt, and pepper to taste in a bowl. Whisk the oil along with juices from the cooked turkey and 1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes.

Peel and halve the eggs. Remove the yolks and chop the whites and add to the dressing mixture along with the lettuce and remaining tomatoes. Chop the turkey, add it to the bowl and toss. Sprinkle the top with crumbled blue cheese.

Nutrition Info: calories 324, fat 15.2g, protein 34g, carbohydrates 11g, sodium 700mg

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

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Poached Egg & Arugula Salad


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Serves 4  Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients:
3 tbsp shallots, chopped fine
2 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3 tbsp white wine vinegar, divided
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
cooking spray
4 large eggs
1 (5 oz) package arugula
4 pieces Canadian bacon, cooked and crumbled

Directions:

Combine shallots, oil, 1 tbsp vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper stirring with a whisk.

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add enough water to fill two thirds full; bring this to a boil. Add remaining vinegar to the pan. Break eggs into custard cups (or a small glass) Bring water down to a simmer and gently pour eggs into the pan; cook 3 minutes or until desired doneness. Carefully remove the eggs with a slotted spoon.

Add arugula with the shallot mixture and toss to combine. Arrange 4 plates evenly with arugula, top with 1 egg and sprinkle with bacon. Serve immediately.

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

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