Sunday, July 29, 2012

Who knew a little rabbit food could go a long way ?

Its hot outside, and you just don't feel like a 'hot' meal- a salad sounds good, right ? I love meal salads- maybe even with a side of garlic bread. My hubby always wonders where the rest of the meal is - maybe thats a man thing ! This is a meal salad i fix frequently (minus the purple onions- for my onion hating hubby!)

Caesar Tortellini Salad:
you'll need:
 1 - 9oz. package of refrigerated or frozen tortellini
 2 cups cherry tomatoes
 1/2 cup chopped purple onions
 1/2 cup sliced black olives
 1/4 cup refridgerated Parmesan cheese
 1/2 tsp. pepper
 1 medium cucumber - thinly sliced
 3/4 cup light Caesar salad dressing
 8 cups of shredded romaine lettuce (about 1 head)

here's what you do :
 *Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Combine pasta , tomatoes, and the next 6 ingredients; toss well. Cover & chill thoroughly. Serve over lettuce.

YUM ! Enjoy- and stay cool in this heat :-)


Saturday, July 21, 2012

It's been a while, but i'm back ! Ready to eat ??

It's been a good year or so since i did this blog. I decided it was way past time to get back to it. As you may remember- my husband is a picky eater (and a diabetic) - so finding things he will eat is sometimes a challenge. And with my own weight & health issues- we both need to eat better. This is one recipe i found- courtesy of Kraft- that is hearty AND healthy all at the same time.

Hearty Round Steak Dinner-

you'll need :
1 pound round steak (about a 1/2 inch thick)
1/4 cup A1 Thick & Hearty Steak Sauce
1/4 cup Kraft fat free Italian dressing
1/2 cup chopped onion ( i had to cut back on my onions- husband is not an onion fan !)
2 small cloves of garlic- minced
1 pound of new potatoes- quartered
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
1 package (16oz) frozen broccoli, cauliflower, & carrot blend

here's what you do :
Cut steak up into 6 equal portions; place in a large baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Mix steak sauce , dressing, oniion & garlic; pour over steak.  Cover & marinade in the fridge for 1 hour.
Add potatoes and mushrooms to the items in the baking dish ; cover.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until steak is cooked through and potatoes are tender; adding frozen veggie mixture to the baking dish after 45 minutes.

* if you'd like your steak more tender- marinate the steak in the steak sauce overnight.

You'll get 6 servings out of this. And it only has 190 calories and  3g fat per serving.

Enjoy !