Healthy Prepared Protein Dishes
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Food is not just fuel. It is a pleasure to appreciate exceptionally healthy food that is well seasoned and delightfully tasteful.
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Cookbook creator says: serve with spicy veggie or turkey sausage and toasted english muffins
I love mashed potatoes. I don't believe that mashed potatoes are fattening, because I can get fiber, vitamins and potassium with this side dish. I am convinced that Yukon Gold potatoes make the BEST mashed potatoes-- even more than russet potatoes.
TECHNIQUE is another secret to great mashed potatoes and my secret weapon is my food mill. You don't HAVE to use a food mill but it's the easiest way to make fool-proof mashed potatoes. Before I started to be more health conscious, I used regular cream cheese and heavy cream-- which tastes sinfully good. But, I've given up heavy cream for a combination of low-fat milk and buttermilk. I do not use fat-free half and half, because of the high fructose corn syrup...you certainly can, if you choose.Submitted by FOODIEWIFE
I originally watched Giada DiLaurentiis make a similar recipe with swordfish and eggplant. I don't care for either of those, so I improvised using fresh halibut and zucchini and summer squash from my own garden. This is quick to make, has beautiful colors and it has a flavorful and fresh taste.
You can certainly substitute any kind of fish, shrimp or even chicken if you prefer.Submitted by FOODIEWIFE
If you can find ready-made pizza dough, this comes together really fast. I'm fortunate to live near a Trader Joe's where I can buy freshly made pizza dough that doesn't come in a can.
I also make my own Italian seasoning, using equal parts oregano, marjoram, basil, thyme, rosemary and whatever else you like.
It's delicious!Submitted by FOODIEWIFE
This sauce is a "must try" with my Balsamic Marinated Pork Loin and Low-Fat Parmesan Polenta. When I plate this menu, I put a layer of polenta, then sliced pork tenderloin and this lemon-honey sauce on top. It's a fantastic meal that gets five stars from my family!
This recipe comes from Cuisine At Home, October 2007Submitted by FOODIEWIFE
This is my fast, easy method to serve fresh salmon. Sometimes I keep it simple with salt & pepper. Other times, I might use lemon pepper, herbs...use your imagination. What my family loves about this method, is that the salmon turns out moist with a crispy, crunchy outside.
Nutrition is based on a 4 oz. servingSubmitted by FOODIEWIFE
This recipe comes from Cooking Light. I don't flour my scallops, like the original recipes says to. Instead, I make sure that my scallops are competely dry and that my pan is HOT to get the sear. It's simple, and the balsamic gives a great flavor. I like to substitute tarragon as my herb, but choose what you like. I like to serve with haricot verts or seared spinach in garlic oil.
Submitted by FOODIEWIFE
A wholesome and filling alternative to the traditional hamburger.
Same as my other recipe, but with a little more meatSubmitted by LAULLYPOP84