Monday, June 20, 2011
Since you all know by now how important it is to eat well to get the body you know you want, I thought I would give you some great tasting recipes that have tons of flavour but not tons of calories.
There is nothing better than having a great tasting meal that is quick and easy on a hot summers day.
During the summer months we BBQ a lot. My favourite side to anything we BBQ, whether it is fish, burgers or steak is grilled veggies. This is so easy and tastes so great.
Onions, or any other of your favourite vegetable
There are a couple of different ways you can do this, I prefer to grill them in a foil pan.
You can use a little olive oil or spray the pan with a cooking spray.
Add your carrots first as they will take the longest to cook. After a few minutes add everything else leaving your tomatos for last. Once everything is a bit soft (you don't want them to be mushy, you want them to still have a little crunch). You can add a shake of Mrs. Dash or my husbands favourite a montreal steak spice, give a stir and remove.
Quickly crumble some light feta over and serve immediately.
For those of you who love sausage, here is a great alternative to the typically very high fat high calorie sausage treat:
1 tsp canola oil
1 small (1 cup) red bell pepper, chopped
1 small (1 cup) green bell pepper, chopped
1 small (1 cup) red onion, chopped
2 tsp caraway seeds
2 tbsp of sugar
1 jar (4 cups) sauerkraut
16 ounces extra lean smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces.
Saute the peppers and onion with the oil in a large pan for 3 min over med heat. Add sugar, caraway and kraut. Cover and cook for 5 min. Add the sausage and continue to simmer, over low heat for an additional 45 min. Serve hot with rolls
For those of you like me and chicken is a staple in your house, here is a great tasting chicken everyone will love:
3 med. Garlic cloves, minced
½ cup canned mandarin oranges with juice (unsweetened)
3 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp orange honey (or any honey)
2 tsp chili-garlic (found in international section of most major grocery stores)
½ Tbsp roasted sesame oil
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
In a medium container with a lid, whisk together all ingredients except the chicken. Add chicken, submerging it in marinade. Cover and marinate in refrigerator at least six hours or overnight.
Cook: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place in a sprayed cooking dish or a dish lined with foil. Spoon marinade over breast and cook for about 25 minutes or until not pink in the centre.
Summer is a great opportunity to try new things and expand your taste buds.
Committed to your fitness success,