Monday, March 05, 2007

Selections from The No Time to Lose Diet

This book, which I reviewed on A Librarian Told Me So, had some great, easy recipes and ideas to make healthy food tastier and more interesting. Here are a few of them:

Apple "Danish"

On low-carb tortilla, put:
1/2 thinly sliced apple or 1/2 cup low-sugar applesauce
1/2 ounce part-skim mozzarella cheese or 1/4 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
Top with cinnamon and Splenda.
Heat for 20-30 seconds and serve.

Chicken Salad

Mix:
1 can chicken
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
Optional: 1/2 cup grapes
Serve over mixed greens.

Vegetable Ideas
-Heat a bag of frozen green beans, mix with olive oil, and toss with 2 tablespoons of slivered almonds.
-Combine 1-2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon curry, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss with 2 cups cooked broccoli and cauliflower.
-Heat 1 tablespoon peanut butter and 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth in microwave and pour over cooked vegetables.

Easy Chicken Chili

In a pot or bowl, combine:
1 can chicken
1/2 can kidney or black beans
1 large can chopped tomatoes
1 can tomato paste (optional)
1 packet chili seasoning
Heat in microwave or on stove until warm.

1 comment:

Beth said...

I am definitely going to try the Chicken Chili. YUM!