Salads 

Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, and Garlic

Ingredients 6 slices bacon, chopped   1 large onion, diced   2 cloves garlic, minced   1 large head cabbage, cored and sliced   1 tablespoon salt, or to taste   1 teaspoon ground black pepper   1/2 teaspoon onion powder   1/2 teaspoon garlic powder   1/8 teaspoon paprika Directions Place the bacon in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion caramelizes; about 10 minutes. Immediately stir in the cabbage and continue…

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Seven Layer Taco Dip

Ingredients 1 package (1 ounce) taco seasoning mix 1 can (16 ounce) refried beans 1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened 1 container (16 ounce) sour cream 1 jar (16 ounce) salsa 1 large tomato, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 bunch scallion, chopped 1 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded 1 can (6 ounce) sliced black olives, drained 2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded Directions In a medium bowl, blend the taco seasoning mix and refried beans. Spread the mixture onto a large serving platter. Mix the sour cream and…

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Fried Rice Restaurant Style

Ingredients 2 cup enriched white rice 4 cup water 2⁄3 cup baby carrot, chopped 1⁄2 cup frozen green peas 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 egg 1 soy sauce, to taste 1 sesame oil, to taste Directions In a saucepan, combine rice and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. In a small saucepan, boil carrots in water about 3 to 5 minutes. Drop peas into boiling water, and drain. Heat wok over high heat. Pour in oil, then stir in carrots and peas; cook…

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Turkey & Balsamic Onion Quesadillas

INGREDIENTS 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 4 10-inch whole-wheat tortillas 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 8 slices deli turkey, preferably smoked (8 ounces) DIRECTIONS Combine onion and vinegar in a bowl; let marinate for 5 minutes. Drain, reserving the vinegar for another use, such as salad dressing. Warm 2 tortillas in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for about 45 seconds, then flip. Pull the tortillas up the edges of the pan so they are no longer overlapping. Working on one half of…

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Arugula Salad

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons plus 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 medium clove garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided 8 cups lightly packed baby arugula (about 5 ounces) 16 raw jumbo shrimp (13-15 per pound; see Tip) 8 very thin slices prosciutto (about 2 ounces), cut in half lengthwise to make 16 strips DIRECTIONS Whisk 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Add arugula and toss to coat. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving…

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KALE SALAD

Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 2 bunches kale, stems and tough ribs removed, leaves very finely chopped (about 6 cups) Directions In a large bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, chili powder and salt. Add kale, toss to combine and serve. Nutritional Info Per Serving: 130 calories (50 from fat) 6g total fat 1g saturated fat 290mg sodium 19g carbohydrates 4 g dietary fiber 6g protein

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Chicken Salads 

CREAMY CHICKEN SALAD WITH YOGURT AND APPLES

Ingredients 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon honey 2 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt 2 tablespoons nonfat milk 1/2 teaspoon salt Ground black pepper, to taste 1 pound cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast, chopped 3/4 cup finely chopped celery 2 green onions, thinly sliced 1 granny smith apple, cored, peeled and chopped Directions Put cottage cheese, lemon juice, mustard, honey, yogurt, milk, salt and pepper into the blender and purée until smooth; set aside. Put chicken, celery, onions and apples into a…

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Chicken Salads 

CHIPOTLE CHICKEN SALAD

Ingredients 1 rotisserie chicken 1 red or yellow bell pepper, chopped 1/2 large red onion, diced 2 green onions, white and light green parts, thinly sliced on the bias 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup canned chipotles in adobo sauce, puréed or finely chopped, more to taste 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon sea salt pinch ground black pepper Directions Pull chicken meat into shreds with your fingers, discarding skin and bones. You should have about 4 cups of chicken. Combine chicken, bell pepper, red…

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SWEET CORN AND BLACK BEAN SALAD

  I usually eat an avocado a day. So anytime I have a recipe where I can throw it in and have its flavor meld with other flavors – especially lime – I am all for it! Plus I love black beans and corn together. I also love that this can be eaten alone or put on tacos, burritos, salad, the possibilities are nearly endless!! Ingredients: 2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2…

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RED LEAF SALAD WITH PLUMS AND ROASTED GREEN ONION DRESSING

Ingredients 6 green onions, white and light green parts only, halved lengthwise 1/2 cup silken tofu (about 4 ounces) 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds, divided 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium tamari 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar 2 plums, sliced into thin wedges 1 head radicchio, torn into pieces 1 head red leaf butter lettuce, torn into pieces 1 bunch baby carrots, trimmed and halved 1 bunch radishes, trimmed and halved Directions Preheat the oven to 450°F. Roast onions on a baking sheet until tender and golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes; let…

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CREAMY APPLE, CELERY AND GRAPE SALAD

Ingredients Cashew-naise: 1 cup whole raw cashews 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon powdered mustard 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon Bragg Liquid Aminos Salad: 3 tart apples, such as Granny Smith, cored and diced 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3 stalks celery, chopped 1 cup seedless grapes, halved 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts Directions For the cashew-naise, put cashews in a container, add cold water to cover by an inch; cover the container and refrigerate overnight. Drain cashews and rinse under cold water. Place soaked…

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BLUE CHEESE AND WALNUT DUSTED GRAPES

Ingredients 3 ounces crumbled blue cheese 1/3 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons lowfat (1%) milk 2 cups walnut halves 1 pound seedless grapes, rinsed (about 60 grapes) Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place walnuts in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking time. When golden and aromatic, remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Place walnuts in a food processor. Pulse several times until they resemble bread crumbs. (Be careful not to over-chop!)…

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