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Shrimp and Grits

  • 11:31 am Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by Heather

This week’s Skinny Dawg recipe is from SkinnyMom.com and features a southern favorite, Shrimp and Grits. The prep for this meal is ridiculously easy and the outcome is absolutely delicious! The shrimp are full of flavor and are the perfect compliment for the creamy southern grits.

TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes SERVINGS: 4  SERVING SIZE: 1 cup of grits and 10 shrimp CALORIES PER SERVING: 425

Ingredients: 

2¼ cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1½ cups skim milk
1¼ cup Quick 5-Minute Grits, dry
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup Sharp White Cheddar Blend Shredded Cheese
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 pound raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon Old Bay® seasoning
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons minced [More]

KOREAN GRILLED CHICKEN BREASTS

  • 10:52 am Thursday, September 8th, 2016 by Staff Writer

This is a fantastic way to grill chicken. The marinade gives it a TON of flavor and it is really fast to put together. I would recommend marinating the chicken for at least an hour- the longer the better! I served my chicken with fried rice and sauteed asparagus, but it could go with pretty much anything!

Ingredients:

1 pound (2) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise
1/4 cup low sodium or gluten-free soy sauce
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tbsp light brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes [More]

15 MINUTE MEATLOAF DINNER

  • 10:51 am Thursday, September 1st, 2016 by Staff Writer

This week’s Skinny Dawg recipe comes to us from the Eat What You Love Everyday cookbook by Marlene Koch and is so simple and fast that you’ll want to have it every week! Did I mention that it’s also delicious, filling, and has minimal cleanup? If you’re a meat and potato lover, this one is right up your ally, and it only has 315 calories per serving!

Ingredients:

6 oz lean ground beef
6 oz lean ground pork
½ cup finely chopped onion
1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
½ cup shredded carrot
1 large egg
1 large egg white
2 tablespoons tomato paste
½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic salt, [More]

ZUCCHINI RANCH PASTA

  • 10:49 am Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Staff Writer

What better way to enjoy zucchini and squash than with a zesty Zucchini Ranch Pasta? It’s a great vegetarian dish that can be enjoyed on your “Meatless Monday,” or you can throw in some grilled chicken to add a protein punch.

Ingredients:

8 ounces whole wheat linguine
½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 medium zucchini, sliced into thin rounds
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 packet of Hidden Valley buttermilk ranch dressing powdered mix

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside
In a large bowl, stir together yogurt, Parmesan cheese, and ranch packet
In a large skillet, heat olive [More]

TURKEY TACO LETTUCE WRAPS

  • 10:46 am Thursday, August 4th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Does your family have a weekly taco night? “Healthify” Taco Tuesday a bit with these Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps. Not only is this a low calorie meal at only 255 calories per two tacos, you’re also cutting a significant amount of carbs by using lettuce instead of tortillas.

Ingredients

1 pound lean ground turkey
1 tsb garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp oregano
½ small onion, minced
¾ cup water
4 oz can tomato sauce
8 large lettuce leaves from Iceberg lettuce

Click here for recipe instructions. 

Heather Taylor is the Digital Brand Manager for Cox Media Group Athens and is [More]

SKINNY GARLIC PARMESAN FRIES

  • 10:44 am Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by Staff Writer

This week’s Skinny Dawg recipe is a great substitute for French fries which are typically fried in a ton of oil. These Skinny Garlic Parmesan Fries are oven baked and use a small bit of olive oil and are a great side for any meal. They’re also pretty quick to whip up and have a much lower calorie count than traditional fries.

Ingredients:

1 Tsp olive oil
1 Clove garlic, crushed well
Canola cooking spray
1 Medium (6 oz) potato, russet or yukon gold, washed and dried
Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
2 Teaspoons fresh grated Parmesan cheese
Fresh parsley, minced

Click here for instructions.

Heather Taylor [More]

RAVIOLI SKILLET

  • 10:41 am Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Believe it or not, this stuffed pasta is low in calories and high in fiber and protein. The generous serving size will leave you feeling satisfied, and the one pot meal makes for easy clean up.

Ingredients:

1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ cup water
2 medium zucchini and/or yellow summer squashes, halved length wise and cut into ½ inch-thick slices
1 package (9 oz) refrigerated light four-cheese ravioli
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or parsley
2 tablespoons finely shredded or grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

In a very large skillet, combine undrained tomatoes, Italian [More]

CROCKPOT HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN

  • 10:39 am Friday, July 15th, 2016 by Staff Writer

You’ve got to love a slow cooker meal that is ridiculously easy AND healthy, right? With this Crockpot Honey Garlic Chicken, you literally throw all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and in 4 hours, you have a delicious, restaurant quality meal.

Ingredients:

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into chunks
¼ cup honey
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup soy sauce
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 ½ tablespoons Sriracha
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
¼ cup chopped green onions

Directions:

Stir together garlic, soy sauce, ketchup, honey, Italian seasoning, and Sriracha
Add chicken to crockpot and pour sauce over, mixing ingredients
Cook on low for 4 hours
Serve over rice or lo-mein noodles
Once [More]

CHEESY JALAPENO POPPER BAKED STUFFED CHICKEN

  • 10:36 am Thursday, July 7th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Looking to spice up your weekly menu? This recipe for Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken from SkinnyTaste.com will definitely put a little kick in your typical weeknight dinner, but won’t break your calorie budget. Stuffed with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, and jalapenos, the chicken is breaded and then baked in the oven.

TOTAL TIME: 45 Minutes SERVINGS: 4  SERVING SIZE: 2 Stuffed Breasts

Ingredients:

2 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 jalapeños, chopped (remove seeds for milder)
3 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
4 oz reduced fat shredded cheddar jack (Sargento)
2 tbsp chopped scallions
8 thin sliced skinless chicken breast cutlets, 3 oz each
1/2 cup Italian [More]

MEATLOAF WITH CAULIFLOWER “MASHED POTATOES”

  • 10:34 am Thursday, June 30th, 2016 by Staff Writer

If you love home cooked meatloaf and mashed potatoes, but stay away from cooking it because it’s loaded with carbs and calories, this week’s Skinny Dawg meal is for you. By using ground turkey instead of ground beef, you’re reducing calories and fat, and it still tastes great. Also, this meatloaf is extremely quick to prepare and is great the next day as left overs.

What goes better with meatloaf than mashed potatoes? Unfortunately, regular mashed potatoes are loaded with carbs and calories. By substituting cauliflower for the potatoes, you significantly cut the carbs and calories and get the added fiber. [More]

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