Wednesday, April 25, 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:

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Prep: 15 Minutes          Cook: 25 Minutes          Makes: 6 Servings

  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp white-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 (3-lb) rotisserie chicken, diced
  • 1/2 cup orzo
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 (6-oz) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pitted kalamata olives

  1. Combine oil, vinegar, tarragon, lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk to blend.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss chicken with 1/4 cup dressing.
  3. Boil orzo in a large pot of salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain. Rinse under cold water to cool and drain well.
  4. Transfer orzo to a large bowl. Stir in remaining dressing and toss to coat. Add chicken, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and olives. Spoon each serving into a portable insulated container; keep chilled until lunchtime/dinnertime.

Per serving: 460 cal, 19 g carbs, 39 g protein, 26 g fat, 140 mg chol, 1,000 mg sodium, 1 g fiber

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