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Tip for the Week

Posted on 16. Oct, 2011 in Food, Uncategorized

Time for honesty!! I am tired! I am fried! I am exhausted! It has been a long month and extremely long past 72 hours.  I am going to recover the lost 20 hours of sleep this week. So this week’s tips are a little different.   (more…)

Lean Green Pita Dippers

Posted on 18. Sep, 2011 in Food

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

4 whole-wheat pitas

1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt

½ cup fresh or frozen spinach

¼ of cucumber, sliced

pinch of salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

What to do:

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Place yogurt, spinach, cucumber, salt, and pepper into food processor or blender. Process until smooth, about 1 minute.

Place dip into a bowl and refrigerate until chips are done.

Cut pitas into 8 wedges.

Arrange pita wedges on a baking sheet in a single layer.

Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle lightly with garlic powder.

Bake for 5 minutes or until light golden brown and crispy.

Use the pita wedges to scoop up the yogurt dip!

Spinach & Cheese Calzones

Posted on 11. Apr, 2011 in Food

The combination of onions, mushrooms, and fresh spinach packs a serving of veggies into each of these easy, impressive calzones. We found that a pizza cutter works well for dividing the refrigerated dough into 4 equal portions.

Ingredients

1 (10-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust

Cooking spray

4 garlic cloves, minced

4 cups spinach leaves

8 (1/8-inch-thick) slices Vidalia or other sweet onion

1 1/3 cups sliced cremini or button mushrooms

3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled blue cheese

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425°.

Unroll dough onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; cut into 4 quarters. Pat each quarter into a 6 x 5-inch rectangle. Sprinkle garlic evenly over rectangles. Top each rectangle with 1 cup spinach, 2 onion slices, 1/3 cup mushrooms, and 3 tablespoons cheese. Bring 2 opposite corners to center, pinching points to seal. Bring remaining 2 corners to center, pinching all points together to seal. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until golden.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving – This recipe makes 4 servings.

 Calories: 297

Calories from fat: 28%

Fat: 9.1g

Saturated fat: 4g

Monounsaturated fat: 3.2g

Polyunsaturated fat: 1g

Protein: 13.4g

Carbohydrate: 40.7g

Fiber: 5.1g

Cholesterol: 16mg

Iron: 3.8mg

Sodium: 818mg

Calcium: 180mg

Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Fritttata from Golden Door Spa

Posted on 31. Oct, 2010 in Food

This dish, from Golden Door executive chef Dean Rucker, only feels indulgent.

INGREDIENTS

Vegetable oil cooking spray

2 teaspoon olive oil

1 small shallot, chopped

1 cup packed fresh spinach, chopped

4 whole eggs

4 egg whites

8 sun-dried tomato halves, chopped

1/2 cup grated Asiago

2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

4 slices whole-wheat toast

2 cups fresh berries

PREPARATION

Heat oven to 425°. Coat 4 small baking dishes with cooking spray. Set aside. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Cook shallot until soft but not brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add spinach; cook 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Lightly whisk eggs and egg whites in a bowl. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes, cheese, basil, spinach mixture, salt and pepper. Spoon into baking dishes; bake until firm in the center, 12 to 14 minutes. Serve each with 1 slice toast and 1/2 cup berries.

Weekly Tips for March 22, 2010

Posted on 22. Mar, 2010 in Fun

Weekly Tips from RockIt Mom:

1. GREEN - Tired of looking for that perfect size container for your child’s lunch or snack, so all fit and you don’t have to use a plastic bag? We know we don’t want to use plastic baggies, unless absolutely necessary.  (more…)

Weekly Food Tip – Hungry Girl Mexican 7 Layer Dip/Casserole

Posted on 15. Feb, 2010 in Food

FOOD tip-To recover from all the chocolate, sweets and candy from Valentine’s Day, try this great recipe, preferably hot for a yummy dinner.

Hungry Girl 7 Layer Mexican Dip/Casserole

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