April 24, 2009

Fast Food Friday

Posted in Fast Food Friday at 5:34 pm by lesliegirl

Beef-Broccoli Lo Mein from Cooking Light

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6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)

Ingredients

  • 4  cups  hot cooked spaghetti (about 8 ounces uncooked pasta)
  • 1  teaspoon  dark sesame oil
  • 1  tablespoon  peanut oil
  • 1  tablespoon  minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 4  garlic cloves, minced
  • 3  cups  chopped broccoli
  • 1 1/2  cups  vertically sliced onion
  • 1  (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed and cut across the grain into long, thin strips
  • 3  tablespoons  low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2  tablespoons  brown sugar
  • 1  tablespoon  oyster sauce
  • 1  tablespoon  chile paste with garlic

Preparation

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Combine pasta and sesame oil, tossing well to coat.

While pasta cooks, heat peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ginger and garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add broccoli and onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add steak, and sauté 5 minutes or until done. Add pasta mixture, soy sauce, and remaining ingredients; cook 1 minute or until lo mein is thoroughly heated, stirring constantly.

Nutritional Information

Calories:
327 (26% from fat)
Fat:
9.3g (sat 3g,mono 3.6g,poly 1.6g)
Protein:
21.7g
Carbohydrate:
39.1g
Fiber:
2.9g
Cholesterol:
36mg
Iron:
3.6mg
Sodium:
382mg
Calcium:
47mg

I got this recipe from Cooking Light.  I have made this several times.  It is so good.  You can even substitute the regular pasta for wheat pasta.  I guarantee if you make this, it will be a hit.  It is also so easy to make.

March 27, 2009

Fast Food Friday

Posted in Fast Food Friday at 2:59 pm by lesliegirl

Want a fat-fighting, Muscle-building, power of Protein Meal.  I was reading Womens Health Magazine and found this recipe. 

Grilled Chicken With Pesto Sauce

Pesto:

In a food blender or food processor puree 2 cups fresh basil, 1 garlic clove, a pinch of salt, 2 Tbsp pine nuts, 1/2 sup parmesan, and 1/2 extra virgin olive oil.

Chicken:

Season 1 pound of thin chicken cutlets with salt and pepper. Grill for about 4 minutes on each side.

When chicken is done paint with the pesto and serve.

This would be great with some steamed veggies. 

Enjoy