Moms, Christine and Holly with daughters, preparing Chicken Enchiladas at our Simple Fix workshop on March 31. What a joy for me to see moms and daughters preparing meals together!Next class Wednesday April 26, deadline April 22. Call me or email me 402-467-5505 or email@example.com.
Bruschetta Chicken Breasts
All you need:
4 (6 oz each) boneless skinless chicken breast
1 (14.5 oz) can Hunts no-salt-added diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
½ cup chopped fresh basil (1/2 of 7 oz container)
1 (5oz) pkg plain croutons
2 tbsp olive oil
¾ cup mozzarella cheese
All you do:
- Pound chicken with a mallet or rolling pin into a 5- to 6-inch long piece. Combine 1 can tomatoes and chopped basil in medium bowl. Stir in croutons until moistened. Spread about ¼ of mixture on top of each piece of chicken. Roll up starting at short end.
- Coat foil pan with spray and place chicken seam side down in prepared pan. Spread 1 tablespoon stuffing on top. Drizzle with olive oil. Cover with foil.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- Top with mozzarella cheese and bake for 5 minutes or until melted.
Nutrition Facts per serving: 249 calories, 10g fat, 61mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 16g carbohydrates, 25g protein. Daily values: 14% Vitamin C, 16 % Calcium
Zucchini Tomato Bake
All you need: 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1 tbsp Smart Balance 2 medium zucchini (about 1 pound), spiralized and patted dry 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped ¾ cup Hy-Vee finely shredded Swiss cheese, divided ½ cup reduced-fat sour cream 1 tsp Tones paprika ½ tsp Salt for Life ¼ tsp Tones garlic powder ¼ tsp Tones pepper 2 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese
All you do:
- In a large nonstick skillet, sauté onion in Smart Balance until tender. Transfer to a large bowl. Add spiralized zucchini, tomatoes, 1/2 cup Swiss cheese, sour cream, paprika, Salt for Life, garlic powder and pepper; mix well.
- Transfer to an 11-by-7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and remaining Swiss cheese.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Source: adapted from Taste of Home, Fresh to Your Table, Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p 63.
Nutrition Facts per serving: 186 calories, 12g fat, 7g saturated fat, 32mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 9g protein.
Vanilla Tiramisu Serves 12.
All you need:
1/2 (8 oz) pkg Philadelphia cream cheese
1 ½ cups skim milk, cold
1 pkg Jell-O sugar-free cheesecake pudding mix
½ (12-inch) purchased angel food cake
1/3 cup espresso, decaf if preferred
Unsweetened cocoa powder, for garnish
2 tbsp mini chocolate chips
All you do:
- Beat cream cheese in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Gradually add milk, beating after each addition. Add dry pudding mix; beat on low speed for 1 minute.
- Cut angel food cake into 12 pieces about ½ inch thick. Line square baking dish with plastic wrap or foil. This is to lift cake to platter for serving.
- Place espresso in small dish. Soak one side of 9 slices of cake in espresso. Layer 9 slices on top of the plastic wrap. Cut the remaining 3 pieces into cubes and set aside.
- Top the cake with half the pudding. Place the remaining cake cubes on top and spread with the remaining pudding.
- Sprinkle with cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips.
- Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
- To serve, add 1 small dollop of Lite whipped topping and strawberry or raspberry.
Nutrition Facts per serving: 97 calories, 2.5g fat, 6mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate, 3g sugar, 2g protein.
Source: adapted from www.kraft recipes.com/vanilla
Just an update. Our SIMPLE FIX program continues to attract new customers. They love the ease of preparing meals, leaving all the shopping and cleaning to us here at Hy-Vee. We will take a month off in July and will be back on track for August 19. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. We are also preparing for the next Cooking with the Cardiologist scheduled for September at 4 Hy-Vee store location. Enjoy heart- friendly food samples with “smart” discussions from Bryan Heart cardiologists.
The Spiralized zucchini bake can be served with the Bruschetta Chicken, both are baked after thawed in the refrigerator. Need some limes, rice and cilantro to complete the Cilantro Chicken Rice Bowls. I am planning to share the Balsamic Steak with Salad Greens, Barbecue Pork Kabobs and Bruschetta Chicken with family this weekend in Chicago. So nice to have meals prepared and not have to plan and cook while visiting.
Dinner meals assembled from top left to right – Pork chops in orange apricot sauce, Chicken Cacciatore
Middle row: Lazy day Beef Stew, Firecracker Salmon
Bottom row: Chicken Chili Taco, Fiesta Quinoa.
Next Class: Friday, March 18. Call me at store to register. Each dinner meal serves 4, so 24 meals for $99.00. Gluten-free can easily be provided. Bring a friend to share meals for, each pay $49.50!! March menu will be posted soon.