Thursday, January 5, 2012

Two More Recipes

More recipes from The Men's Health Big Book of Food and Nutrition.
Banana-Blueberry Smoothie
3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/4 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 banana
2 tsp vanilla whey powder protein
6 ice cubes
1. combine ricotta, milk, blueberries, banana and protein powder in a blender.
2. Then add, ice and puree until smooth.

I have had this the past two mornings and just love it.  It's nice and smooth and thick but not too sweet. 

Canoodling Turkey Soup
4 oz. whole wheat noodles
1 T. canola oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 tsp. dried sage
1 lb ground turkey breast
32 oz. fat free chicken broth
4 cups water
1 T. balsamic vinegar
salt to taste
6 oz. baby spinach leaves.
pepper to taste

1.  Cook the noodles according to the package directions.  Drain and set aside.
2. Meanwhile in a pot over medium heat, warm the oil.
3.Add the onion, carrot, and the celery along with the sage to the pot.  Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the vegetables start to soften.
4. Add the turkey, cook breaking up the turkey with the back of the spoon, until the turkey is no longer pink.
5.  Add the broth, water, vinegar and salt.  Simmer for about 5 minutes or until hot.  Do not boil. 
6.  Stir in the spinach and noodles.
7. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
Serves 6

I had first used low sodium chicken broth and had to add salt anyways.  I do not like the dish to be bland and with the turkey breast it was.    After the salt was added this had a really nice, and tasty broth.  

I hope you try and like these! [

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