Try these yummy (and healthy!) recipes this weekend! Have a great long weekend!
Black Bean and Corn Salad
2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup fresh/frozen or no salt added canned corn, drained.
1 tomato, chopped
1 red or yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
½ small red onion chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine black beans, corn, tomato, pepper, onion and jalapeno in a bowl. Then in a separate small bowl mix together the lime juice, oil, and cumin and pour over the veggie and bean mixture. Salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with cilantro.
Makes about 8 servings (Nutrition facts per serving): 125kcals, 2.5g fat, 20g carbohydrate, 7g dietary fiber, 6g protein
Red, White and Blue Fruit Skewers with Cheesecake Yogurt Dip
This recipe is indulgent yet healthy. A little cake and a little fruit served in a unique way; the kids will love it too! It keeps the fat and “added sugar” in check all while festively celebrating Memorial Day! Another plus, is it is easy and fast to make!
For cheesecake dipping sauce:
4oz of 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup raw sugar
14oz angel food cake, cut into 1 inch cubes
72-84 medium strawberries (about 3.5lbs stems removed)
1 pint of blueberries
Directions: Combine the softened cream cheese, yogurt, vanilla and sugar in a bowl and mix well. Use 3 strawberries and 2 cubes of cake on a skewer. Thread on the skewer alternating the strawberries with the cake cubes, finish each skewer with 3 blueberries. Place on platter and refrigerate until ready to serve!
1 skewer with 1 Tbsp dip: 105kcals, 2.5g fat, 18.5g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 7g sugar
Recipe Source: https://www.skinnytaste.com/red-white-and-blue-fruit-skewers-with/
Cut chicken breast into chunks. Cut up 1 red pepper, green pepper, red onion and a small pineapple (Pineapple cut to use for two recipes, 1) in chunks for kabobs and 2) in slices to grill for chicken sandwiches) String veggies, pineapple and chicken chunks on soaked bamboo skewers. Marinate lightly with a sweet teriyaki sauce and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Grill for 10-12 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Pair with some quinoa or wild rice.