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Jan 4
Teriyaki Salmon
Omega-3 fatty acids in salmon may alter certain gene expressions in your body to tell it to melt fat, not store it. Eat up and burn, baby, burn!
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 *   Seven Easy One-Pot Meals
 *   Rosemary Beef With Root Vegetables
 *   Chicken Fajitas
 *   Maple Pork Roast
 *   Rustic Ratatouille
 *   Herbed Chicken and Squash
 *   Scallops à la Provençal
Serves 6
INGREDIENTS

 *   2 tablespoons low-sodium teriyaki sauce
 *   1 tablespoon honey
 *   1 tablespoon rice vinegar
 *   4 teaspoons chopped garlic, divided
 *   1 teaspoon grated ginger
 *   1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
 *   6 salmon fillets (about 1 1/2 lb)
 *   1 lb brussels sprouts, halved if large
 *   1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
 *   1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
 *   1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
 *   Vegetable oil cooking spray
 *   1/2 lb shiitake mushrooms, thickly sliced
PREPARATION

 1.  Position rack in middle of oven; heat oven to 450°. In a bowl, combine teriyaki sauce, honey, vinegar, 1 tsp garlic, ginger and sesame oil. Place salmon in a shallow dish; sprinkle with 1 1/2 tbsp teriyaki mixture; marinate 15 minutes. In a second bowl, toss brussels sprouts with 1 1/2 tsp garlic, 1/2 tbsp canola oil, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Coat a rimmed sheet pan with cooking spray. Spread brussels sprouts in pan in a single layer; roast until light brown, 5 minutes. In second bowl, toss mushrooms with remaining 1/2 tbsp canola oil, 1 1/2 tsp garlic, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Move brussels sprouts to center of pan; top with salmon; place mushrooms in pan around edges; roast, stirring mushrooms occasionally, until salmon is just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Top salmon with remaining teriyaki mixture; serve over brussels sprouts and mushrooms.
The skinny
484 calories per serving, 34 g fat (6 g saturated), 17 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein

Teriyaki Salmon
Omega-3 fatty acids in salmon may alter certain gene expressions in your body to tell it to melt fat, not store it. Eat up and burn, baby, burn!
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More from this story

* Seven Easy One-Pot Meals
* Rosemary Beef With Root Vegetables
* Chicken Fajitas
* Maple Pork Roast
* Rustic Ratatouille
* Herbed Chicken and Squash
* Scallops à la Provençal
Serves 6
INGREDIENTS

* 2 tablespoons low-sodium teriyaki sauce
* 1 tablespoon honey
* 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
* 4 teaspoons chopped garlic, divided
* 1 teaspoon grated ginger
* 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
* 6 salmon fillets (about 1 1/2 lb)
* 1 lb brussels sprouts, halved if large
* 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
* 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
* Vegetable oil cooking spray
* 1/2 lb shiitake mushrooms, thickly sliced
PREPARATION

1. Position rack in middle of oven; heat oven to 450°. In a bowl, combine teriyaki sauce, honey, vinegar, 1 tsp garlic, ginger and sesame oil. Place salmon in a shallow dish; sprinkle with 1 1/2 tbsp teriyaki mixture; marinate 15 minutes. In a second bowl, toss brussels sprouts with 1 1/2 tsp garlic, 1/2 tbsp canola oil, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Coat a rimmed sheet pan with cooking spray. Spread brussels sprouts in pan in a single layer; roast until light brown, 5 minutes. In second bowl, toss mushrooms with remaining 1/2 tbsp canola oil, 1 1/2 tsp garlic, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Move brussels sprouts to center of pan; top with salmon; place mushrooms in pan around edges; roast, stirring mushrooms occasionally, until salmon is just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Top salmon with remaining teriyaki mixture; serve over brussels sprouts and mushrooms.
The skinny
484 calories per serving, 34 g fat (6 g saturated), 17 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein

Nov 2
Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

Ingredients

 *   1 cup crabmeat
 *   1/2 cup cream cheese
 *   1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
 *   1/2 cup green onions, chopped
 *   4 tablespoons Parmesan
 *   House Seasoning, recipe follows
 *   2 portobello mushroom caps, or 10 white mushrooms caps
 *   1/2 cup bread crumbs
 *   Nonstick cooking spray
Directions
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine the crabmeat, cream cheese, parsley, green onions and Parmesan. Season with House Seasoning, to taste. Stuff the mushroom caps with the mixture and top with bread crumbs. Spray the tops with nonstick spray to help them brown. Transfer to the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the filling is hot and melted.
House Seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

Ingredients

* 1 cup crabmeat
* 1/2 cup cream cheese
* 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
* 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
* 4 tablespoons Parmesan
* House Seasoning, recipe follows
* 2 portobello mushroom caps, or 10 white mushrooms caps
* 1/2 cup bread crumbs
* Nonstick cooking spray
Directions
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine the crabmeat, cream cheese, parsley, green onions and Parmesan. Season with House Seasoning, to taste. Stuff the mushroom caps with the mixture and top with bread crumbs. Spray the tops with nonstick spray to help them brown. Transfer to the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the filling is hot and melted.
House Seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Warm Chocolate Cakes With Coffee Crème Anglaise There’s one thing better than a warm chocolate cake: a warm chocolate cake served with a rich cream sauce. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS * 1/3 cup 2 percent milk * 10 teaspoons sugar, divided * 1 piece vanilla bean (1 inch long) * 4 teaspoons brewed coffee * 1 egg yolk * 1 egg, separated * 2 oz chopped bittersweet chocolate * 7 teaspoons nonfat plain yogurt * Vegetable oil cooking spray PREPARATION 1. In a medium pan over medium heat, bring milk, 4 tsp sugar, vanilla bean and coffee to a simmer, stirring. Remove vanilla bean; scrape seeds into sauce. Place egg yolk in a bowl. Stir in 2 tbsp hot-milk sauce; add to pan. Cook 1 minute; stir. Remove from heat; cool; cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate. In a second bowl, beat separated egg white until foamy. Add 1/2 tsp sugar; beat, adding 5 more 1/2-tsp increments of sugar until stiff peaks form. In a third bowl, beat separated egg yolk with remaining 3 tsp sugar until thick. In a microwave-safe bowl, nuke chocolate until melted; stir in yogurt; add to egg yolk mixture. Fold in egg white mixture. Cover; chill 1 hour. Heat oven to 325°. Coat 4 muffin-tin cups with cooking spray; pour in batter. Bake 12 minutes, or until cake springs back when touched. Let cool slightly. Pour 2 tbsp sauce on each of 4 plates; put 1 cake on top of each. The skinny 139 calories per serving, 6 g fat (3 g saturated), 19 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein

Warm Chocolate Cakes With Coffee Crème Anglaise There’s one thing better than a warm chocolate cake: a warm chocolate cake served with a rich cream sauce. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS * 1/3 cup 2 percent milk * 10 teaspoons sugar, divided * 1 piece vanilla bean (1 inch long) * 4 teaspoons brewed coffee * 1 egg yolk * 1 egg, separated * 2 oz chopped bittersweet chocolate * 7 teaspoons nonfat plain yogurt * Vegetable oil cooking spray PREPARATION 1. In a medium pan over medium heat, bring milk, 4 tsp sugar, vanilla bean and coffee to a simmer, stirring. Remove vanilla bean; scrape seeds into sauce. Place egg yolk in a bowl. Stir in 2 tbsp hot-milk sauce; add to pan. Cook 1 minute; stir. Remove from heat; cool; cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate. In a second bowl, beat separated egg white until foamy. Add 1/2 tsp sugar; beat, adding 5 more 1/2-tsp increments of sugar until stiff peaks form. In a third bowl, beat separated egg yolk with remaining 3 tsp sugar until thick. In a microwave-safe bowl, nuke chocolate until melted; stir in yogurt; add to egg yolk mixture. Fold in egg white mixture. Cover; chill 1 hour. Heat oven to 325°. Coat 4 muffin-tin cups with cooking spray; pour in batter. Bake 12 minutes, or until cake springs back when touched. Let cool slightly. Pour 2 tbsp sauce on each of 4 plates; put 1 cake on top of each. The skinny 139 calories per serving, 6 g fat (3 g saturated), 19 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein

Chocolate-Hazelnut Pudding
This luscious pudding offers a tasty hit of calcium to help build bones. If you can’t find hazelnut-flavored chocolate, substitute 1/4 cup Nutella and use 3 1/2 tbsp cornstarch instead of 2; the result will be milder in taste.
Serves 4
INGREDIENTS

 *   2 tablespoons cornstarch
 *   2 cups 2 percent milk, divided
 *   3 oz dark gianduja (hazelnut-flavored chocolate), broken into small pieces
 *   2 tablespoons sugar
 *   1/8 teaspoon salt
PREPARATION

 1.  In a bowl, stir cornstarch into 1/2 cup milk until dissolved. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, cook remaining 1 1/2 cups milk with remaining ingredients, whisking, until chocolate melts. Increase heat to medium; cook, whisking, until almost boiling. Stir cornstarch-milk mixture; slowly add to saucepan, whisking. Bring to a simmer, whisking. Simmer, whisking, 90 seconds. Divide among 4 cups; cover with plastic wrap, pressing against surface of pudding. Chill at least 2 hours. Serve cold.
The skinny
229 calories per serving, 12 g fat (5 g saturated), 24 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein

Chocolate-Hazelnut Pudding
This luscious pudding offers a tasty hit of calcium to help build bones. If you can’t find hazelnut-flavored chocolate, substitute 1/4 cup Nutella and use 3 1/2 tbsp cornstarch instead of 2; the result will be milder in taste.
Serves 4
INGREDIENTS

* 2 tablespoons cornstarch
* 2 cups 2 percent milk, divided
* 3 oz dark gianduja (hazelnut-flavored chocolate), broken into small pieces
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
PREPARATION

1. In a bowl, stir cornstarch into 1/2 cup milk until dissolved. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, cook remaining 1 1/2 cups milk with remaining ingredients, whisking, until chocolate melts. Increase heat to medium; cook, whisking, until almost boiling. Stir cornstarch-milk mixture; slowly add to saucepan, whisking. Bring to a simmer, whisking. Simmer, whisking, 90 seconds. Divide among 4 cups; cover with plastic wrap, pressing against surface of pudding. Chill at least 2 hours. Serve cold.
The skinny
229 calories per serving, 12 g fat (5 g saturated), 24 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein

Sep 5
Turkey burger with spinach, avocado and tomato on petite whole wheat bun.

Turkey burger with spinach, avocado and tomato on petite whole wheat bun.

INGREDIENTS
Dressing

 *   1 clove garlic, chopped
 *   1 tablespoon honey
 *   1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
 *   6 tablespoons orange juice
 *   1 tablespoon olive oil
 *   1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
 *   1/4 teaspoon salt
Salad

 *   Juice and rind from 1 lemon
 *   1 clove garlic, crushed
 *   1 bay leaf
 *   1 teaspoon black peppercorns
 *   1 teaspoon salt
 *   1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (tail intact)
 *   4 chunks watermelon (1 lb each), cut from the rind, cut into cubes
 *   1 pound heirloom tomatoes, cut into wedges
 *   1/3 cup crumbled feta
 *   1/4 cup fresh basil, torn
PREPARATION
1.      For dressing
Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender.
2.      For salad
Fill a 4-quart saucepan with water and bring to a boil; add lemon juice, lemon rind, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns and salt. Add shrimp, cover, remove from heat and let stand until shrimp is cooked, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool 10 minutes, then refrigerate 30 minutes. Line a large platter with watermelon and tomatoes. Top with shrimp, feta and basil. Drizzle with dressing.
The skinny
431 calories per serving, 9.6 g fat (2.5 g saturated), 3.7 g fiber, 49.4 g carbs, 41 g protein

INGREDIENTS
Dressing

* 1 clove garlic, chopped
* 1 tablespoon honey
* 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
* 6 tablespoons orange juice
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
Salad

* Juice and rind from 1 lemon
* 1 clove garlic, crushed
* 1 bay leaf
* 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (tail intact)
* 4 chunks watermelon (1 lb each), cut from the rind, cut into cubes
* 1 pound heirloom tomatoes, cut into wedges
* 1/3 cup crumbled feta
* 1/4 cup fresh basil, torn
PREPARATION
1. For dressing
Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender.
2. For salad
Fill a 4-quart saucepan with water and bring to a boil; add lemon juice, lemon rind, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns and salt. Add shrimp, cover, remove from heat and let stand until shrimp is cooked, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool 10 minutes, then refrigerate 30 minutes. Line a large platter with watermelon and tomatoes. Top with shrimp, feta and basil. Drizzle with dressing.
The skinny
431 calories per serving, 9.6 g fat (2.5 g saturated), 3.7 g fiber, 49.4 g carbs, 41 g protein

Aug 6
Orange-Scented Beet Soup With Chives
 Serves 4
 Beets and apples add filling fiber to each bowl; plus, apples’
antioxidants may help prevent metabolic syndrome, a condition characterized
by excess belly fat.
 INGREDIENTS

   - 2 cans (14.5 oz each) sliced beets, drained (reserve liquid)
   - 1 McIntosh apple, peeled, cored and chopped
   - 1/4 cup chopped shallots
   - 1 teaspoon brown sugar
   - Grated zest of 1 orange
   - 1/4 teaspoon salt
   - 1/2 cup orange juice
   - 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
   - 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
   - 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
   - 2 oz goat cheese

 PREPARATION

   1. Pulse beets, apple, shallots, sugar, zest and salt in a food
   processor until pureed. Add reserved beet liquid; pulse until smooth.
   Transfer beet mixture to a bowl; stir in orange juice, vinegar and lemon
   juice. Cover and chill until cold, 1 hour. Divide among 4 bowls; garnish
   with chives and cheese before serving.

 The skinny

153 calories per serving, 3 g fat (2 g saturated), 27 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 5
g protein

 meals
cooking soup

Orange-Scented Beet Soup With Chives
Serves 4
Beets and apples add filling fiber to each bowl; plus, apples’
antioxidants may help prevent metabolic syndrome, a condition characterized
by excess belly fat.
INGREDIENTS

- 2 cans (14.5 oz each) sliced beets, drained (reserve liquid)
- 1 McIntosh apple, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped shallots
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- Grated zest of 1 orange
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- 2 oz goat cheese

PREPARATION

1. Pulse beets, apple, shallots, sugar, zest and salt in a food
processor until pureed. Add reserved beet liquid; pulse until smooth.
Transfer beet mixture to a bowl; stir in orange juice, vinegar and lemon
juice. Cover and chill until cold, 1 hour. Divide among 4 bowls; garnish
with chives and cheese before serving.

The skinny

153 calories per serving, 3 g fat (2 g saturated), 27 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 5
g protein

meals
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Aug 2
Chicken Bruschetta. 
From my kitchen.

Chicken Bruschetta.
From my kitchen.

Aug 1
Creole Spiced Shrimp

Creole Spiced Shrimp

Grilled Steak Fries with Citrus-Thyme Aioli

Grilled Steak Fries with Citrus-Thyme Aioli