Eat Heart Healthy
02/23/2012 - Baked Italian Pork Parmesan!
Pork Loin steaks breaded with fresh whole grain bread crumbs with eggplant cubed in the same dish...fresh marinara poured over it all topping it off with fresh parm.
Served over brown rice. Also have fresh green beans in the steamer insert.
Low fat, low salt, low calories!
Fresh Marinara is easy to make! Start with a basic tomato based puree.
Take 4 fresh tomato's quartered, half a bell pepper, about 2 teaspoons of fresh minced garlic, onion, mushrooms and 2 celery stalks and process them in a blender, bullet, ninja or food processor until pureed.
For this particular dish I added some dried Italian blended herbs.
You can use this in spaghetti sauces, other italian dishes. You can also use mexican spices and herbs instead of the italian blend for south of the border dishes or if you make it without seasoning and add in 1 tsp of either lemon juice or lime juice you will have a fresh pureed salsa to use on omelets in the morning or just to eat with chips!
02/22/2012 - El Grande soft tacos!
Low fat ground beef browned and rinsed with fresh sauteed garlic, onion, mushrooms, green pepper. Chili pepper and cumin to season, wrapped in a low fat softwrap with tomato and romaine lettuce.
We have discovered Smart & Delicious ™ Tortillas and Smart & Delicious SoftWraps ™ . Available at the bigger HEB's in the deli section they allow you to have tortillas and sandwich wraps at half or less the calories. They come in a variety of flavors and are very good.
HEB, Mission, other tortillas can be up to 200 calories each just for the tortilla. The Smart and Delicious brand tortillas are just 50 calories each. Their huge wraps are just 100 calories each, much less than 2 slices of bread for your sandwich.
They cost a bit more but they are worth it! Try them out....I think you'll like them....!