Friday, 22 March 2013

Healthy Spring Recipes

Warm Snow Pea and Chicken Salad


Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed
  • 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons tahini, or cashew butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound snow peas, trimmed and thinly slivered lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cashews







PREPARATION

  1. Place chicken in a medium skillet or saucepan and add broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer gently until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board to cool. Shred into bite-size pieces. (Cool and refrigerate the broth, reserving it for another use.)
  2. Meanwhile, whisk vinegar, soy sauce, 2 teaspoons sesame oil and tahini (or cashew butter) in a large bowl until smooth.
  3. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ginger and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in slivered peas and cook, stirring, until bright green, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to the bowl with the dressing.
  4. Add the chicken to the bowl with the peas; toss to combine. Serve sprinkled with cashews.


Baked Chicken with Onions and Leeks


INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1 cup thinly sliced and washed leek, white and light green part only
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2-3 pounds bone-in chicken pieces (thighs, drumsticks and/or breasts), skin removed, trimmed (see Tip)
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced shallot
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Toss onions, leek, garlic, 2 tablespoons oil, thyme and salt in a large bowl until the vegetables are well coated. Spread the mixture in a nonreactive 9-by-13-inch baking dish (see Tip). Place the chicken pieces on the vegetables. Bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Whisk mustard, shallot, rosemary, soy sauce and pepper in a small bowl; gradually whisk in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil.
  4. After 10 minutes, brush the chicken with the mustard glaze. Continue baking until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a leg or breast (without touching bone) registers 165°F, 30 to 45 minutes more. Serve the chicken with the vegetables.

Strawberry Sherbet 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups chopped fresh or frozen (not thawed) strawberries , (about 10 ounces), divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups nonfat or low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • PREPARATION
  1. Combine 1 cup berries and sugar in a small bowl and let sit, stirring occasionally until the sugar has begun to dissolve, about 10 minutes. Transfer the berry mixture to a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
  2. Meanwhile, combine buttermilk, half-and-half, lemon juice, vanilla and salt in a medium bowl. Press the strawberry mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into the bowl. Stir, cover and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 1 day.
  3. Whisk the sherbet mixture and pour into the canister of an ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. During the last 5 minutes of freezing, add the remaining 1 cup chopped berries. If necessary, place the sherbet in the freezer to firm up before serving. (If the sherbet becomes very hard in the freezer, soften it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before scooping.)

For more great Spring Recipes, go to Eating Well's Webpage

30 comments:

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