Friday, February 12, 2010

yuM with a capital MMMMM..... :)

So here are my two new favorite recipes. Healthy, lots of protein. Try them out and tell me what you think. :) I'm thinking about putting a recipe book together of healthy food that you can make a part of your everyday life without feeling like you are eating "diet" food. If we do the book on people can actually make contributions to the book with their favorite recipes. How fun would that be???

*note-sorry the measurements aren't exact. These came from the food network, with a few minor tweaks. They don't always say how much of something they are doing. Next time I make them I am going to try to measure so I have an exact recipe. But every time I have made these so far they have turned out great!

Tuna Bread Salad. mmmmm......
(this is from 10 minute meals on food network)

1 shallot finely chopped
big handful of cherry tomatoes cut in half (u be the judge on how much you like)
1 can tuna-recommended that you get the higher grade can. Still less than $2
Cubed stale baguette
1 can white beans-rinsed and drained
handful of kalamata olives  (I used green too!)

Put all these ingredients into a bowl

In salad dressing shaker...

In salad dressing shaker put a couple TBSP dijon mustard, some balsamic vinegar, S &P .
Pour over salad and add more olive oil if needed.

Bistro Bacon Salad

Mixed greens
Couple pieces of cooked bacon crumbled for each person (center cut bacon only has 70 calories in 3 slices!)
1 egg per person....heat skillet on MED, crack egg into pan...mess yolk up a little. Flip when bottom side is cooked. S&P if you'd like. Add a little Parmesan or hard cheese if you'd like.
*put egg on cutting board and cut into pieces

In a salad shaker combine Dijon mustard with balsamic vinegar, S & P and pour over mixed greens, toss to coat salad and serve onto plates. Add bacon and egg to each plate.

Note: We added mushrooms to this salad and really liked the addition

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