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Oven Baked Zucchini Fritters

MAKES: 12    PREP: 20 min  COOK: 25 min

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb. zucchini (about 3), grated
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 cup. almond flour
  • 3 tbsp. fresh chives, finely chopped
  • ½ tbsp. garlic powder
  • Cooking fat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F.
  2. Squeeze any extra moisture out the shredded zucchini and pat it try – really try to get as much liquid out as possible.

To make sure the fritters get properly crispy, be very aggressive about squeezing water out of the zucchini. Often it helps to shred them, sprinkle them with salt, and then let them sit for a minute or two to draw the water out. Then you can squeeze the shreds with your hands or in a cheesecloth (you might be surprised at the amount of water one zucchini can produce!). This helps avoid any potential sogginess and give you that nice crispy edge to the tops.

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, season to taste, and stir until everything is well combined.
  2. Grease each muffin tin, and fill each cup with an equal amount of the zucchini mixture.
  3. Place in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes.
  4. Serve warm with your favorite topping: pulled pork, shredded beef, pulled chicken, or even beef patties.

Fritters preparation

 

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Serves 2 generously

8 ounces slender asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 strips bacon
olive oil
juice and zest of 1 lemon
fresh Parmesan, either shaved or grated

8 ounces uncooked pasta, such as fettuccine

1. Bring a large pot of water to boil for the pasta. Before adding pasta, add asparagus and cook for about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon and set aside. Cook pasta for a little less time than package directions call for, until almost al dente.

2. Meanwhile, lay the bacon in a large cold skillet. Set flame to medium and cook until just crisp, turning occasionally. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Empty bacon grease from skillet, but don’t wipe it clean. Turn off flame if pasta is still cooking. Crumble the bacon.

4. Plate pasta in individual shallow bowls. Top with some Parmesan. Don’t go crazy here – there are plenty of flavors going on. Serve.

 

Source: Christian Monitor

 

 

 

 

Warm Snow-Pea and Chicken Salad

Nutrition Details

per servingCalories 284, Fat 13g, Cholesterol 64mg, Sodium 509mg, Saturated Fat 2g, Protein 30g, Fiber 3g, Carbohydrates 13g

SERVINGS: 4   |  TOTAL TIME: 40 min

Ingredients

  • 1 pounds chicken, breast, boneless, skinless
    trimmed
  • 14 ounce(s) broth, chicken, less sodium
  • 3 tablespoon vinegar, rice
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce, less sodium
  • 3 teaspoon oil, toasted sesame
    divided
  • 2 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed paste)
    or cashew butter
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, fresh
    minced
  • 2 clove(s) garlic
    minced
  • 1 pounds peas, snow
    trimmed and thinly slivered lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoon nuts, cashews
    chopped

Instructions

1. Place chicken in a medium skillet or saucepan and add broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer gently until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board to cool. Shred into bite-size pieces. (Cool and refrigerate the broth, reserving it for another use.)

2. Meanwhile, whisk vinegar, soy sauce, 2 teaspoons sesame oil and tahini (or cashew butter) in a large bowl until smooth.

3. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ginger and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in slivered peas and cook, stirring, until bright green, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to the bowl with the dressing.
4. Add the chicken to the bowl with the peas; toss to combine. Serve sprinkled with cashews.
Courtsey of “EveryDay Health”

Onion, Kale, Chickpea, and Chicken Soup RecipeSource: Cooking Light

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup prechopped onion
1/2 cup diagonally cut carrot
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 thyme sprigs
4 cups unsalted chicken stock
1 (15-ounce) can unsalted chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 cups chopped Lacinato kale
4 ounces shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken thigh
4 ounces shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
1 teaspoon lower-sodium soy sauce

Preparation

1. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion and next 5 ingredients (through thyme); cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add stock and chickpeas to pan; bring to a boil. Add kale and chicken to pan; reduce heat, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in soy sauce; discard thyme sprigs.

Nutritional Information

Calories 264
Fat 8.4 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 4.3 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 26 g
Carbohydrate 23 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 62 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 649 mg
Calcium 118 mg
Crisp Cauliflower Fritters Recipe
Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 fritters and 1 tablespoon sauce)

Ingredients

1 (10-ounce) package steam-in-bag fresh cauliflower florets
1/2 cup prechopped onion
2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
5/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
3/4 cup refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
2 ounces white cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons minced green onions
2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Preparation

1. Prepare cauliflower according to directions. Place in a bowl; mash with a potato masher. Stir in onion, flour, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, rind, potatoes, cheese, and eggs. Form into 8 patties. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl. Cook patties 4 minutes on each side. Combine 1/8 teaspoon salt, yogurt, and remaining ingredients; serve sauce with fritters.

Nutritional Information

Calories 212
Fat 11.9 g
Satfat 3.9 g
Monofat 3.8 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 10.9 g
Carbohydrate 16.7 g
Fiber 2.9 g
Cholesterol 109 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 521 mg
Calcium 156 mg

 

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 55 mins

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil, olive
  • 1 medium onion(s), chopped
  • 1 stalk(s) celery, sliced
  • 1 medium carrot(s), chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 3 can(s) broth, chicken, less sodium, 14 ounces each
  • 2 cup(s) squash, butternut, cut-up, peeled, and seeded
  • 14 1/2 ounce(s) tomatoes, fire-roasted, diced, or diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can(s) beans, white kidney, 15-19 ounces, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 cup(s) broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon oregano, fresh, or 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, black
  • cheese, shredded Parmesan

Recipe Tip:

Slow Cooker Version: Omit olive oil. In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker combine onion, celery, carrot, garlic, broth, squash, tomatoes, beans and dried oregano (if using). Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. If using low-heat setting, turn cooker to high-heat setting. Add zucchini, broccoli, fresh oregano (if using), salt and pepper. Cover and cook 30 minutes more. Serve as above.

Preparation

  1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrots, and garlic; cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in broth, squash, and undrained tomatoes. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add beans, zucchini, broccoli, oregano, salt, and pepper; cook for 5 minutes more. If desired, sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese.

Nutritional Info (Per serving):

Calories: 92, Saturated Fat: 0g, Sodium: 641mg, Dietary Fiber: 4g, Total Fat: 2g, Carbs: 16g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Protein: 6g

Diabetic Exchanges:

Vegetable: 1, Starch: 0.5, Lean Meat: 0.5, Carb Choices: 1

Recipe Source: Diabetic Living

 

 

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 12 mins

Total Time: 32 mins

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons scallion(s) (green onions), finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ginger, fresh, grated
  • 3 clove(s) garlic, minced
  • 3 teaspoons oil, olive, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless halves
  • 2 ounce(s) rice noodles, dried
  • 1/2 cup(s) carrot(s), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime peel, finely shredded
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons nuts, peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cilantro

Recipe Tip:

Broiler Directions: Place chicken on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink (170°F), turning once. Slice as directed.

Preparation

  1. For rub, in a small bowl, combine green onion, ginger, garlic, the 1 teaspoon oil, and the salt. Sprinkle evenly over chicken; rub in with your fingers.
  2. Place chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 12 to 15 minutes or until tender and no longer pink (170°F), turning once. Thinly slice chicken diagonally; set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook rice noodles and carrot in a large amount of boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes or just until noodles are tender; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Use kitchen scissors to snip noodles into short lengths. In a medium bowl, stir together lime peel, lime juice, and the 2 teaspoons oil. Add noodle mixture and cilantro; toss gently to coat.
  4. Divide noodle mixture between two individual bowls; arrange chicken slices on noodle mixture. Sprinkle with peanuts. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Info (Per serving):

Calories: 396, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 369mg, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Total Fat: 13g, Carbs: 32g, Cholesterol: 82mg, Protein: 37g

Diabetic Exchanges:

Vegetable: 0.5, Starch: 2, Lean Meat: 4.5, Fat: 1.5, Carb Choices: 2

Recipe Source: Diabetic Living

Found this on Yummly and is it ever good

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, small to medium size
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 slices bacon, diced (optional)
  • 1 green onion, diced
  • Unprocessed salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice the avocado in half.
  2. If necessary, scoop out each avocado hollow so it’s about the size of the egg. Oh, and eat the scoopings! Place the avocados in a baking dish so they’re level, stable, and they don’t tip.
  3. Break two eggs carefully into the hollows. Suggest you poke the yolks with a knife to break them, so the egg will cook faster and more evenly.
  4. Bake until whites are set and yolks are still runny, about 10 to 12 minutes. If you prefer a hard cooked egg, bake about 15 -20 minutes. If your eggs or avocado are chilled, allow for a longer baking time.
  5. Fry 2 slices of chopped bacon, if using.
  6. Remove from oven. Garnish with green onion and bacon, if using. Enjoy
Ingredients
  • 1 pound  potatoes peeled and sliced into ¼” rounds
  • 8 ounces Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1 cup of very fine chopped sweet vidalia onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1-2 teaspoons butter, for greasing pan
  • salt and pepper
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  •  1/2 cup crumbled bacon bits  ( I usually fry  bacon nite before and break into crumbs)
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Rub the inside of an 8- by 11-inch baking pan with the clove of garlic and then grease well with the butter.
  2. In a pan of salted water, cook the potatoes until just  barely tender. Check using the toothpick and if goes thru and comes out clean it is done (do not overcook until mushy). Drain well.
  3. Layer the cooked potatoes, onions and the halved Brussels sprouts, seasoning well with salt and pepper. Pour cream evenly over the top of the vegetables and sprinkle the cheese and bacon bits on top.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.

Found this via Real Simple website and it is pretty tasty, I eat with a nice crispy side salad

Prepare before guests arrive letting it bake just in time for serving

 

spaghetti-squash-casserole

Serves 8,  total time 1 hr 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  1. 13-pound spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
  2. tablespoon olive oil
  3. 15-ounce container ricotta
  4. large egg
  5. cups baby spinach, chopped  ( I use kale for lower potassium content)
  6. garlic clove, chopped
  7. 1/8teaspoon ground nutmeg
  8. kosher salt and black pepper
  9. cups grated mozzarella (1/2 pound)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Place the squash on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle the cut sides with the oil, place cut-side down, and roast until tender, 40 to 50 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the ricotta, egg, spinach or kale, garlic, nutmeg, 1 teaspoon salt, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper.
  3. With a fork, gently scrape out the strands of flesh and add to the ricotta mixture. Mix gently to combine.
  4. Transfer the mixture to an 8-inch square baking dish, sprinkle with the mozzarella, and bake until browned and bubbling, 18 to 22 minutes.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Per Serving

  • Calories245 calories
  • Calories142 calories from fat
  • Fat16 g
  • Sat Fat9 g
  • Cholesterol76 mg
  • Sodium514 mg
  • Protein14 g
  • Carbohydrate13 g
  • Sugar4 g
  • Fiber3 g
  • Iron1 mg
  • Calcium295 mg

 

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