Thursday, May 27, 2010

Two Recipes for Hot Days

I have a couple of posts that I keep meaning to write, but I really need to work on how they are presented because they could be considered offensive. In case you're wondering, one post is about wieners (the male kind, not the kind you eat with ketchup & mustard) and the other post is about. . .you know, I just don't know how to put it other than lezzing out at a sex party. And, no, I have not.

Instead of working on difficult to finish posts, I thought I'd offer up a couple more recipes that are weight loss friendly. Both of these recipes are fast, easy, and won't heat up your kitchen. Perfect for the upcoming hot days of Summer!

Tuna Wraps
5 La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Tortillas
2 cans water-packed albacore tuna
2 Tablespoons low-fat mayo (I used the Best Foods brand, but I also like Smart Balance)
1 Tablespoon cilantro, chopped
3 cups fresh spinach, chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
4 tomatoes, diced
1 cup baby carrots, minced (I used the food processor)
Seasonings (for tuna): cumin (don't be shy with it), salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes

Thoroughly drain water from tuna. Flake tuna in bowl and mix in the mayo, cilantro, and seasonings to taste. In a separate bowl, mix spinach, onions, tomatoes, and carrots. Heat tortillas until they are pliable. Equally spread the veggie mixture and the tuna mixture on the five tortillas. Tightly roll tortilla and cut in two. Serves 5. Each wrap is 4 very filling WW points.


This next one isn't really a recipe, more like guidelines.

My Favorite Salad
Vegetable Ingredients: Lettuce (I use any except iceberg), fresh spinach, green onions, celery, carrots, mushrooms, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, hearts of palm.

Use as many raw vegetable ingredients as you'd like. They are all 0 WW points for 1 cup.

Additional Ingredients: The WW points are listed behind the item - Grilled boneless/skinless chicken breasts (1 WW point per ounce), black beans (2 WW points per 1/2 cup), garbanzo beans (2 WW points per 1/2 cup), kidney beans (1 WW point per 1/2 cup), pinto beans (2 WW points per 1/2 cup), regular shredded {cheddar, mozzarella, jack, Parmesan} cheese (3 WW points per ounce), crumbled feta cheese (3 WW points for 1 1/3 oz.), pickled beets (1 WW point per 1/2 cup), hard cooked egg (2 WW points per egg), canned tuna fish (WW points vary by brand).

I usually only use one or two of the additional ingredients.

Dressing: I do a few different things for dressing, depending on the salad I've mixed up. I make a low-fat ranch dressing using 1 cup nonfat milk, 1 cup mayo (1/2 regular & 1/2 low fat), and 3 Tablespoons Hidden Valley Ranch powder. I sometimes make dressing using salt, pepper, garlic, oil (olive or flax), and vinegar (balsamic is what I currently prefer). Sometimes I use salsa as a salad dressing. If I've recently made a batch of low-point chili, I'll just toss the chili in with lettuce, onion, carrots, tomatoes.


What do you like to prepare on hot days?

No comments:

Post a Comment