HEALTHY RECIPES

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Spinach Berry Salad

Directions

Toss salad ingredients together. Combine dressing ingredients in jar with tight fitting lid. Shake well, pour over salad. Viola!

Submitted by: Lisa Kramer

Spinach Berry Salad

Salad Ingredients

4 c. packed fresh spinach
1 c. sliced fresh strawberries
1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
1 small sweet onion
1/4 c. chopped pecans, toasted

Dressing Ingredients

2 Tbl. white wine or cider vinegar
2 Tbl. balsamic vinegar
2 Tbl. honey
2 tsp. dijon mustard
1 tsp. curry powder (optional)
1/8 tsp. pepper


Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

Ingredients

8 oz. uncooked wholegrain spaghetti
Tbl. olive oil
2 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 Tbl. garlic
1/4 c. chopped shallots, or green onion
2 Tbl. lemon juice
2 Tbl. brandy or sherry, optional
1/4 c. chopped parsley
1/4 tsp. salt (optional)
ground black pepper to taste

Directions

Cook spaghetti until al dente. Meanwhile, heat olive oil over medium heat in large saucepan. Add shrimp, cook 3 minutes, turn and cook until pink and opaque, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer to bowl and keep warm. Cook garlic and shallots until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add lemon juice, brandy or sherry, parsley, salt and pepper. Remove from heat, add small amount of butter (less than 1/2 Tbl), and cooked shrimp. Serve over pasta.

Submitted by: Lisa Kramer


Chicken Quesadillas

CHICKEN QUESADILLAS

Ingredients

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. smoky or hot salsa
1 c. chopped fresh tomatoes
1 c. chopped fresh cilantro
Chopped green or jalapeno peppers if desired
1 c. shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (or your favorite)
6 flour tortillas

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
 
Cut chicken into cubes, add to skillet with onion and saute until onions are tender and chicken is cooked. Remove from heat and stir in salsa, tomatoes, peppers if desired, and cilantro. 

Spread 1/2 c. of chicken mixture on each tortilla, sprinkle with cheese, fold in half. Seal edges with water.

Bake on baking sheet coated with cooking spray until lightly browned and crispy, about 5 - 7 minutes. Cut in half and serve.

Submitted by: Lisa Kramer


Southeast Asian Marinated Baked Salmon

SOUTHEAST ASIAN MARINATED BAKED SALMON

Ingredients

1/2 c. natural pineapple juice
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
2 salmon fillets, 4 oz. each
1/4 tsp. sesame oil
ground black pepper to taste
1 c. diced fresh fruit, such as pineapple, mango and papaya

Directions

Combine pineapple juice, soy sauce, and ginger. Arrange salmon in small baking dish, pour marinade over top. Marinate for 1 hr. in refrigerator, turn periodically.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat 2 squares of aluminum foil with cooking spray. Place salmon on foil, drizzle with sesame oil, sprinkle with pepper, and top with 1/2 c. diced fruit.

Wrap and fold foil around salmon, sealing edges. Bake (or grill) until fish is opaque, about 10 minutes per side. Transfer to plates and serve immediately.

Submitted by: Lisa Kramer


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