- 3-pound spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise, the seeds discarded
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup shredded fresh basil leaves plus additional for garnish
- 1/4 teaspoon The Delicious Dietitian Italian Spice Blend
- 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
- 1 cup thinly sliced cherry tomatoes
Friday, May 17, 2013
If you've never tried spaghetti squash, you are missing out on a great weeknight staple! It's called spaghetti squash because when the cooked insides are pulled from the squash they look like spaghetti noodles! This is a great way to get kids to try a new veggie!
In a glass baking dish arrange the squash half, cut side down, pour 1/4 cup water around it, and cover the dish tightly with microwave-safe plastic wrap. Microwave the squash for 12 minutes, or until it is soft when pressed, and let it stand, covered, for 3 minutes. In a large bowl whisk together the oil, 1/4 cup of the basil, the Italian Spice Blend, and 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan, stir in the tomatoes. While the squash is still warm scrape it with a fork to form strands, add the strands to the tomato mixture, and toss the mixture until it is combined. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan over it, and garnish it with the additional basil.
at 5:52 AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
This black bean salad makes a great weekday lunch served in a whole wheat wrap, or a crowd pleasing (and healthy!) appetizer.
Black Bean Salad
2 cup cooked black beans
1 cup tomatoes, diced
1 cup cooked fresh or frozen corn
1 Avocado, diced
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
4 oz 2% mozzarella
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp Red Muscadine Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp Southwest Spice Blend
1 tbsp garlic, minced
Mix all ingredients together and serve in whole wheat tortilla or as a dip
at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
TDD Southern Chicken Salad
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
¼ cup diced celery
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup of plain, fat free Greek Yogurt
2 TBSP Olive Oil Mayo
¼ tsp Southern All Purpose Spice Blend
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Chill for at least 30 minutes to let all flavors combine.
Can be served in a wrap, sandwich, on a salad or with crackers.
at 11:17 AM
Friday, April 12, 2013
This is an easy and delicious recipe to increase your vegetable intake. These roasted veggies pair perfectly with grilled chicken!
Creole Oven Roasted Vegetables
1 yellow squash
1 sweet onion
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 package sliced mushrooms
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp The Delicious Dietitian Creole Spice blend
Preheat oven to 450°. Cut all vegetables into bite size pieces. Toss vegetables in a large bowl with olive oil and Creole spice. Place vegetables into a large casserole dish and bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
While most of us in the South are more familiar with grits than this South American superfood, quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a whole grain worth trying. This quinoa recipe is a great addition to a weeknight meal, or try it as a lunchtime salad.
While quinoa is usually considered to be a whole grain, it is actually a seed that can be prepared like whole grains such as rice or barley. Quinoa has the highest protein content of any whole grain, so it's perfect for vegetarians and vegans. Quinoa provides all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Quinoa is a gluten-free and cholesterol-free whole grain and is almost always organic.
Quinoa with Garlic and Pine Nuts
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tsp The Delicious Dietitian Southern All Purpose Spice Blend
Place the quinoa in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until toasted, about 2 minutes. Add 1 3/4 cups water (or use no sodium added chicken broth) and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until the liquid is absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, about 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, toast the pine nuts in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes; transfer to a plate. Add the olive oil and garlic to the skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring, until golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer the garlic to the plate, reserving the oil.
Fluff the quinoa with a fork. Add the pine nuts, garlic, reserved oil, parsley, dried cranberries, spice blend and lemon juice. Toss and serve!
at 9:57 AM
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
We all get in a veggie rut from time to time, but new recipes for old favorites can breathe new life into dinner time. Spring is a great time to expand your horizons for vegetables. Check out local farm stands and farmer's markets for fresh from the garden picks.
Sweet and Spicy Carrots
2 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp. Splenda brown sugar
1/2 tbsp Thai Spice Blend
In a large skillet, bring carrots, brown sugar, oil, Thai Spice Blend and 1/2 cup of water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered for 6 minutes. Cook uncovered, tossing frequently until tender for 3-4 minutes and serve.
Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
1 lbs asparagus, trimmed
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp Italian Mediterranean Spice Blend
1/4 cup parmesan, grated
Preheat oven to 450. On a baking sheet, toss asparagus with oil and Italian Mediterranean Spice Blend. Spread in an even layer. Sprinkle with cheese and roast for 10-12 minutes until tender and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
“New Southern” Green Beans
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/2 Tbsp Southern All-Purpose Spice Blend
1 Tbsp Apple Wine Vinegar
at 11:38 AM
Friday, March 15, 2013
Sautéed Citrus Tilapia
- Cooking spray
- 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
- 1 TBSP The Delicious Dietitian Seafood Blend
- 1/2 cup white wine*
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
- 4 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
- 1 TBSP White Muscadine Vinegar
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle fish evenly with Seafood Blend. Add 2 fillets to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining fillets.
- Add white wine to pan; cook 30 seconds or until liquid almost evaporates. Combine shallots and remaining ingredients, stirring well with a whisk; stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add shallot mixture to pan; sauté 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Place 1 fillet on each of 4 plates; top each serving with about 3 tablespoons sauce. Serve with brown rice and a fresh veggie.
- *may substitute no sodium added chicken broth for white wine.
at 6:28 AM