Happy Hump Day Recipes

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I am on a mission to cook, edit, and consume low calorie recipes at least two to three times a week. 

Thai Salad
 
 

Ingredients

½ cup fresh lime juice

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
2 tablespoons chile paste with garlic
2 Garlic cloves, minced
Cooking Spray
1½ cups vertically sliced red onion
4 plum tomatoes, each cute into 6 wedges
6 cups torn romaine lettuce
1¼ cups thinly sliced English cucumber
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Preparation
  1. Combine first 6 ingredients, stirring until sugar dissolves
  2. Heat a large non stick skillet over medium-high heat, coat with cooking spray
  3. Add onion, sauté for 3 minutes
  4. Add tomato, sauté for 2 minutes
  5. Place onion mixture, lettuce, cucumber, and mint into a large bowl, toss gently to combine
Calories 219 (35% from fat) Fat 8.6g, (sat 3.6g, mono 3.3g, poly 0.5g) Protein 24.1; Carb 12.3g, Fiber 2.2g, Chol 54mg; iron 3.1mg, sodium 456mg, calc 44mg
I love thai food, so much that I plan on visiting Thailand sometime this year. This salad is flavorful, filling, and exciting. I eat a lot of salads, and its very easy to get bored with lettuce in a bowl with a few different ingredients, that why I love this salad. It’s simple but very interesting with a spicy sweet dressing. I loved this salad, I hope you do too.
 I am on a mission to cook, edit, and consume low calorie recipes at least two to three times a week. 

Farfalle with Sausage, Cannellini Beans, and Kale
 
 

Ingredients

8oz uncooked farfalle (bow tie pasta)

¼ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1 ½ cups chopped onion
8oz hot Italian turkey sausage, casing removed
6 garlic coves, minced
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 (14oz) can fat-free, less sodium chicken broth
1 (16oz) package fresh kale
1 (15oz) can cannelloni beans, rinsed and drained
1 oz shaved fresh Parmesan cheese (about ¼ cup)

Preparation
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions omitting salt and fat
  2. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid; keep warm
  3. Drain tomatoes in small sieve over a bowl, reserving 2 teaspoons oil, slice tomatoes
  4. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat
  5. Add sliced tomatoes, reserved 2 teaspoons tomato oil, onion, and sausage to pan;
  6. Cook 10 minutes or until sausage is browned, stirring to crumble
  7. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute
  8. Add seasoning pepper, and broth to pan
  9. Stir in kale;
  10. Cover and simmer 5 minutes or until kale is tender
  11. Stir in pasta, reserved 1 cup cooking liquid and beans
  12. Sprinkle with cheese
Calories 329 (25% from fat) Fat 9g, (sat 2.2g, mono 3g, poly 2.3g) Protein 18.7; Carb 45.7, Fiber 5g, Chol 26mg; Iron 4mg, sodium 669mg, calc 204mg
 
I don’t consume meat, but my boyfriend does, to make this recipe friendly for both of us, I used vegetable stock instead of chicken stock, and I didn’t add the sausage, I kept it in link form, and grilled them on the our foreman grill. My boyfriend loved the flavor of the sausage with the pasta, and I loved the flavor of the pasta without the sausage. Sausage or no sausage I know you are in for a treat. 

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