Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Healthy Delights

Hello Beautiful Ones,

Who said eating healthy has to be boring? You do not have to eat the same foods every week. Switch it up. Tap into your creative side and slim down by cooking delicious, healthy meals.

Recipe Of the Week

Thai Flank Steak with Rice Pilaf

Prep: 10 Minutes          Cook: 30 minutes          Makes: 4 Servings

  • (6.6-oz) box toasted almond rice pilaf mix (such as Near East)
  • 3 limes
  • 1 1/4 lb flank steak (1 1/2 to 2 inches thick)
  • 1 Tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 3 scallions (green onions), sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas, cooked
  • Salt, Pepper, Cooking Spray, Olive Oil, and Lite Butter

  1. Preheat broiler. Coat broiler pan with cooking spray
  2. Prepare rice pilaf according to package instructions
  3. Meanwhile, cut 1 lime into wedges. Grate other limes and squeeze out juice. In a medium bowl, combine 3 Tbsp lime juice, 3 Tbsp olive oil, and 1/2 tsp salt. Add steak. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove steak from marinade. Broil steak for 3 minutes, then turn and broil for 3 minutes more or until done. Remove to platter.
  5. In a small saucepan, combine fish sauce, 2 Tbsp water, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and 1 tsp lime zest. Bring to simmer over low heat. Stir in 2 Tbsp lime juice.
  6. Cut steak into slices; top with sauce and sprinkle with scallions. Stir peas into rice; fluff rice with fork. Serve steak with rice, garnished with lime wedges.

Per serving: 440 cal, 44 g carbs, 37g protein, 12g fat, 90 mg chol, 1,400 mg sodium, 3 g fiber

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