Recipe: Sherry-Braised Chicken and Mushrooms

Nutritious seared chicken.

This protein-packed, sherry-braised chicken and mushroom recipe is nutritious and ready in less than 30 minutes.

Between family obligations, kids’ homework, errands and appointments, today is harder than ever to find time to cook. This recipe combines seared chicken with mushrooms for a healthy and quick meal that will satisfy your hunger, and it will provide all the protein you need in less than 30 minutes.

The combination of dry sherry and mushrooms will create the perfect flavor to make your mouth water. Pair it with a spinach salad and brown rice and have a healthy, complete meal for any night of the week.

25 g protein/400-calorie meal
(Divide into 4 servings.)
40 g protein/600-calorie meal
(Divide into 3 servings.)
1 lb. Chicken breast tenders
Salt and pepper to taste
Small amount of flour for dredging
2 TBSP Olive oil
½ lb. Fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
½ Small onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 Celery stalks, thinly sliced on a diagonal
 ¼ cup  Chicken broth
 ¼ cup Dry sherry or white wine
 ¼ cup Dried tarragon

Spread flour on a flat work surface. Dip chicken in flour on both sides, set aside, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, then add oil. When hot, add chicken in a single layer and brown on one side. Turn chicken over, continue cooking until cooked through, about 6-7 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate, cover to keep warm, and set aside.

Add mushrooms, onion and celery to skillet. Cook, stirring, until vegetables are tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add broth, sherry and tarragon, and raise heat to high. Cook and stir until sauce is reduced and thickened to a few tablespoons, about 2 minutes. Return chicken to the pan and stir gently to coat with the sherry glaze.

Suggestion: Complete your meal with a spinach salad and brown rice. See Meal Builder for amounts for your Plan.

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Recipe: Mustard-Baked Salmon

Salmon is a good source of protein.

Mustard and lime are the perfect ingredients to prepare this mouthwatering salmon in less than 20 minutes, from start to finish.

The preparation couldn’t be easier. It’s a healthy and easy 400-calorie recipe for a casual family dinner or a special occasion. Cook to impress. Pair it with a green salad and baked sweet potato and make this dish part of your healthy dinner.

25 g protein/400-calorie meal
(Divide into 4 servings.)
40 g protein/600-calorie meal
(Divide into 3 servings.)
2 tsp Olive oil
1 ¼ lb. (about 600 g) Center-cut wild salmon filet
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup (75 g) Plain Greek-style yogurt
2 TBSP Stone-ground mustard
2 tsp Fresh lemon juice
½ tsp Dried tarragon

Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil, and coat lightly with 2 teaspoons olive oil. Place salmon, skin side down, on the baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, mustard, lemon juice and tarragon. Spread evenly on top of the salmon. Place salmon under the broiler, about 5 inches (about 15 centimeters) away from the heat, and broil until cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.

Suggestion: Complete your meal with green beans, baked sweet potato and tossed green salad. See Meal Builder for amounts for your Plan.

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Recipe: Juicy Pork Tenderloin

Healthy, protein-packed pork.

 This protein-packed, grilled pork tenderloin recipe, full of flavor and with only 400 calories, will melt in your mouth.

This amazing grilled pork tenderloin recipe is moist, full of flavor and only 400 calories. There is no major preparation – just a quick dry rub.  Pork tenderloin is one of the easiest meats to cook and one of the leanest, but you must be careful not to overcook it, or it will be dry. This recipe will seal in the juices, and the meat will melt in your mouth. It’s the perfect protein to pair with some veggies and pasta.

25 g protein/400-calorie meal
(Divide into 4 servings.)
40 g protein/600-calorie meal
(Divide into 3 servings.)
1 (about 1 ¼ lb.) Pork tenderloin
2 TBSP Olive oil, divided
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp Freshly ground pepper
1 tsp Brown sugar
½ tsp Ground cumin
½ tsp Dry mustard
¼ tsp Garlic powder

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Trim tenderloin of any fat and silver “skin,” and pat dry with paper towels. Pierce in a few places with a fork and coat with 1 tablespoon olive oil. In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper, brown sugar, cumin, mustard and garlic powder. Coat pork tenderloin with the seasoning mixture.

Heat large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and sear pork on all sides until nicely browned, about 7-8 minutes. Place skillet in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until meat reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Transfer pork to a cutting board and let rest for 5-10 minutes, then slice into small medallions across the grain.

Suggestion: Complete your meal with steamed broccoli and whole grain pasta.

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Recipe: Tuna Patties

Tuna patties are healthy and budget-friendly.

 Tuna patties, tuna cakes and tuna croquets are budget-friendly, and a healthy way to get your protein.

A few cans of tuna, some vegetables, lemon juice, mustard, Greek yogurt and bread crumbs are all the ingredients you need to prepare this budget-friendly recipe. You probably heard of tuna patties, tuna cakes or tuna croquets. Whatever you want to call them, they are done in less than 30 minutes; easy to make, full of flavor and LOTS of protein.

The lemon in this recipe is the secret ingredient to make it go from yum to yummy and the go-to-dish for those lazy days or a quick weeknight meal.

25 g protein/400-calorie meal
(Divide into 4 servings.)
40 g protein/600-calorie meal
(Divide into 3 servings.)
3 cans (5 oz. each) Chunk light or albacore tuna
½ cup (75 g) Diced mixed vegetables
(i.e., red bell pepper, spring onions, cucumber)
2 TBSP Lemon juice
¼ cup Plain Greek-style yogurt
2 TBSP Dijon-style mustard
¼ cup Dry whole wheat bread crumbs
2 tsp Olive oil or canola oil for cooking

Drain liquid from canned tuna, put into a bowl, then flake with a fork.

Set aside. In another bowl, mix together the diced vegetables, lemon juice, yogurt, mustard and bread crumbs until well blended, then add tuna and mix well. Shape into 4 large or 6 small patties.

Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and add olive or canola oil. Gently place the patties in the pan and cook until nicely browned on one side, then turn and cook the other side until the patties are browned on both sides and heated through.

Suggestion: Complete your meal with a whole grain bun, raw vegetables and hummus dip.

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Carrot-Cumin Salad

Carrots… a versatile vegetable.

Carrots are healthy and delicious. This 400-calorie carrot-cumin salad will change the way you feel about carrots.

Carrots are the main ingredient for this salad, but cumin, parsley, garlic and lemon add a burst of flavor. It features the citric flavor of lemons, offset by the zest of cumin, garlic and crisp-tender carrots boiled to perfection.

This 400-calorie side is perfect to be served with roasted turkey and wild rice. So don’t let it fool you. Carrots can be healthy, delicious and the perfect complement for many meals.

25 g protein/400-calorie meal                                                     40 g protein/600-calorie meal
(Divide into 4 servings.)                                                                 (Divide into 3 servings.)

6 Large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced on a diagonal
¼ cup Fresh lemon juice
1 Garlic clove, finely minced
½ tsp Ground cumin
½ tsp Paprika
¼ tsp Ground cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste
2 TBSP Extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup Fresh cilantro or parsley leaves

In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook carrots until crisp-tender, 1-2 minutes. Drain in a colander, rinse under cold water until cool, and drain well. In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice, garlic, cumin, paprika and cinnamon, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Whisking constantly, slowly add olive oil. Add carrots and cilantro or parsley to dressing, toss to combine.

Suggestion: Complete your meal with roasted turkey and wild rice.
See Meal Builder for amounts for your Plan.

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Spicy Citrus Shrimp

Protein and vegetables in one dish.

Shrimp and sautéed onions with citrus and spice will make this entrée a favorite; 25 grams of protein and only 400 calories.

Orange and red peppers are the perfect ingredients to prepare this delicious and colorful dish. The contrasting flavors of citrus and spicy combined with shrimp and sautéed onions will make this entrée a favorite for the whole family, even for a weeknight meal. Complement with a green salad or steamed quinoa and have a balanced meal in 30 minutes or less.

25 g protein/400-calorie meal                                           40 g protein/600-calorie meal
(Divide into 4 servings.)                                                       (Divide into 3 servings.)

3 Oranges
1 TBSP Olive oil
1 Red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
1 1/2 lb. (675 g) Large shrimp, shelled and deveined
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes
3 Green onions, chopped

Grate 1 teaspoon orange peel from one orange, then squeeze out ¼ cup orange juice and set aside. Peel remaining oranges, slice, cut slices in half and set aside. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, then add oil. When hot, add bell pepper and sauté for a few minutes until they begin to soften. Add shrimp, salt, red pepper flakes and orange juice, and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring, until shrimp is opaque and fully cooked. Remove from heat, stir in reserved orange slices, and scatter green onions on top.

Suggestion: Complete your meal with a green salad and steamed quinoa.
See Meal Builder for amounts for your Plan.

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