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Last-Minute Lasagna

5 Oct

 

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

 

Ingredients

 

  • 1 24- or 26-ounce jar pasta sauce $
  • 2 18-20-ounce refrigerated large cheese ravioli
  • 1 10-ounce box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and excess water squeezed dry
  • 1 8-ounce bag shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan

 

Preparation

 

  • Heat oven to 375° F.
  • Spoon a thin layer of sauce over the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Cover with a single layer of ravioli. Top with half the spinach, half the mozzarella, and a third of the sauce.
  • Repeat with another layer of ravioli and the remaining spinach, mozzarella, and half the remaining sauce.
  • Top with another layer of ravioli and the remaining sauce (not all the ravioli may be needed). Sprinkle with the Parmesan.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake until bubbly, 5 to 10 minutes more.

 

Nutritional Information

 

Calories per serving: 385
Fat per serving: 17g
Saturated fat per serving: 8g
Protein per serving: 22mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 35g
Fiber per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 56mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Sodium per serving: 1183mg
Calcium per serving: 507mg

 

 

 

Source: Fake It, Don’t Make It, Real Simple MARCH 2002

 

Baked Potato Eggs

3 Oct

 

Yield: 4 Servings

Prep time: 10 Minutes

Cook time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

 

Ingredients

  • 2 baking potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 precooked turkey sausages, diced
  • 4 large eggs

 

Preparation

  • Heat oven to 400° F.
  • Scrub the potatoes and pierce each with the tines of a fork. Bake until fork-tender, about 45 minutes.
  • Carefully cut each potato in half.
  • Scoop out the insides and stir in the butter and cheese. Fold in the sausages. Spoon the mixture back into the potato halves, creating a hollow in each center.
  • Break 1 egg into each hollow.
  • Arrange on a baking sheet and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until set.

 

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 320
Fat per serving: 13g
Saturated fat per serving: 6g
Protein per serving: 10mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 19g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 231mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 148mg
Calcium per serving: 95mg

 

Source: Jane Kirby, Real Simple APRIL 2003

Easy Chicken Parmesean

2 Oct

 

Yield: 4 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

 

Ingredients

  • 2 12-ounce packages low-fat baked breaded chicken-breast tenderloins or cutlets
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 cups jarred marinara sauce
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
  • Freshly ground black pepper

 

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
  • Place the chicken in a shallow roasting pan or a 9-by-13-inch cake pan.
  • Sprinkle with the oregano, then pour on the sauce. Sprinkle with the Parmesan.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the sauce is hot and the cheese is melted.
  • Season with pepper to taste. Serve with mixed greens dressed with a vinaigrette.

 

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 345
Fat per serving: 10g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Protein per serving: 32g
Carbohydrates per serving: 33g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 84mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 1840mg
Calcium per serving: 87mg

 

Source: Fake It, Don’t Make It, Real Simple  FEBRUARY 2005

 

 

Fake & Bake “Fried” Chicken

1 Oct

 

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

 

Ingredients

  • 1 3 1/2- to 4-pound chicken, cut up and skin removed $
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 cups instant potato flakes

 

Preparation

  • Heat oven to 450º F. Coat a baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray.
  • Lightly brush the chicken pieces with the dressing, then roll in the potato flakes.
  • Arrange on the baking sheet and place in oven.
  • Turn down oven to 350º F and bake 25 minutes or until the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced with a fork.

 

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 648
Fat per serving: 39g
Protein per serving: 51mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 22g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 165mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Sodium per serving: 659mg
Calcium per serving: 30mg

 

Source: Pilar Guzman, Fake It, Don’t Make It, Real Simple  OCTOBER 2003

Crockpot BBQ Chicken

30 Sep

 

 

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • generous dash of garlic powder

Preparation

  • Put Chicken in the crock pot
  • In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients
  • Pour over chicken in crock pot; turn chicken to coat
  • Cook on low for 8 hours/high for 4 hours.
  • Serve with sides like corn or potatoes; or on a sandwich with cheese.

Source: Semi-homemade Mom

Salmon Wrap

28 Sep

Yield: 1

Ingredients

  • Canned Alaskan boneless Salmon
  • Whole grain wrap
  • Chopped avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Plain Yogurt

Preparation

  • Place canned Alaskan boneless skinless salmon on a whole grain wrap. Add chopped avocado, tomatoes, greens and plain yogurt. Wrap tightly, cut in half and serve.

Source: Care.com

Shrimp Caesar Salad

25 Sep

Yield: 2

Prep: 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons broken walnuts (1/2 ounce)
  • 2/3 cup whole-wheat penne pasta (2 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cups washed ready-to-eat Romaine lettuce
  • 10 ounces cooked, peeled shrimp
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed (or 1 cup shelled fresh)
  • 4 tablespoons low-calorie Caesar dressing
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

  • Place a large saucepan filled with water on to boil over high heat.
  • Preheat broiler. Line a baking tray with foil. Place walnuts on tray, and toast under broiler 1 minute.
  • Remove tray from broiler, remove walnuts, and set aside.
  • Cook pasta 8 minutes. Drain, leaving 2 tablespoons pasta water in pan. Add olive oil to saucepan. Return pasta to pan, along with salt and pepper to taste. Toss well.
  • Divide lettuce between two dinner plates.
  • Add pasta. Top with shrimp, walnuts, and edamame.
  • Drizzle dressing over salad.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.In a medium bowl, mix together the pork, ginger, garlic, scallion, soy sauce, sesame oil, and tapioca starch. Shape into 6 individual patties.

Nutritional Information

Exchanges/Choices
2 starch
1 vegetable
6 lean meat
1 1/2 fat
Calories: 528
Calories from Fat: 162
Total Fat: 18 g
Saturated Fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.2 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 262 mg
Sodium: 694 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 43.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 9.8 g
Sugars 9.9 g
Protein: 51.2 g

Source: Diabetes.org

Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas

19 Sep

Yield:  8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

 

Ingredients

 

  • Cooking spray
  • 3 ounces very thin slices prosciutto, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 6 cups hot cooked fusilli (about 12 ounces uncooked short twisted spaghetti)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice $
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas, cooked and drained

 

Preparation

 

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add prosciutto; cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan. Add oil and garlic; cook 1 minute or until garlic begins to brown. Combine prosciutto, oil mixture, pasta, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; toss to coat.

 

Nutritional Information

 

Calories per serving: 312
Fat per serving: 10.6g
Saturated fat per serving: 3.5g
Protein per serving: 14.9g
Carbohydrates per serving: 37.8g
Fiber per serving: 1.2g
Cholesterol per serving: 37.8mg
Iron per serving: 2.7mg
Sodium per serving: 554mg
Calcium per serving: 189mg

 

 

 

Source: Cooking Light  JUNE 2001

 

 

 

SuperFast Chef Salad

17 Sep

Yield: 4 servings

 

Ingredients

  • 10 cup torn or chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced Texas 1015 or other sweet onion
  • 1/3 cup shaved carrot
  • 1 avocado, seeded, peeled, and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup Vinaigrette

 

Preparation

  • Arrange 2 1/2 cups lettuce on each of 4 plates. Top lettuce evenly with chicken, onion, carrot, avocado, and blue cheese. Drizzle each serving with 2 tablespoons Easy Herb Vinaigrette; serve immediately.

 

Nutritional Information

 

Calories per serving: 367
Fat per serving: 28.2g
Saturated fat per serving: 3.4g
Protein per serving: 18.5g
Carbohydrates per serving: 12.6g
Fiber per serving: 4.6g
Cholesterol per serving: 43mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 451mg
Calcium per serving: 66mg

 

 

 

Source: Jackie Newgent, RD, Cooking Light  APRIL 2010

Cajun Salmon Cakes with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

17 Sep

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 patties and about 1 1/2 teaspoons aioli)

 

 

Ingredients

 

Aioli:

  • 2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon bottled minced garlic

Cakes:

  • 3 (6-ounce) cans skinless, boneless pink salmon in water, drained
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning blend
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

 

Preparation

 

  • To prepare aioli, combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  • To prepare cakes, combine salmon and next 5 ingredients (through mustard) in a medium bowl. Divide salmon mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each portion into a (1/2-inch-thick) patty. Dredge patties in 1/2 cup breadcrumbs.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place patties in pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and heated through. Serve aioli over salmon.

 

Nutritional Information

 

Calories per serving: 254
Fat per serving: 9.1g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.6g
Protein per serving: 29g
Carbohydrates per serving: 16.3g
Fiber per serving: 3.2g
Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 129mg
Calcium per serving: 0.0mg

 

Source: Michele Powers, Cooking Light  JULY 2005