Supercharge Your Slim-Down
Ace your evening meal with these 500-calorie recipes.Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken
Whisk together 2 tablespoons 2 percent plain Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic, 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard, and 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce. Toss together 3 cups thinly sliced kale leaves, 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan, 3 ounces sliced grilled chicken breast, and yogurt dressing. Top with 1 toasted whole-grain pita torn into small pieces.Peanutty Soba Noodles with Edamame
Cook 2 ounces soba noodles according to package directions. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup red bell pepper strips, 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot, 1/2 cup broccoli florets, and 1/4 cup shelled frozen edamame and cook for 6 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Whisk together 1 1/2 tablespoons smooth natural peanut butter, 1 1/2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Toss together noodles, vegetables, and peanut butter mixture. Garnish with 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds.Turkey Chili Fries
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mist a baking sheet with cooking spray. Cut 1 medium potato into 1/2-inch-thick strips, arrange in a single layer on baking sheet, mist with cooking spray and bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through. In a skillet over medium heat, cook 4 ounces 99 percent fat-free ground turkey, 1 tablespoon taco seasoning, and 2 tablespoons water for 4 minutes, or until turkey is cooked through, breaking up chunks with a wooden spoon. Add 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper and 1/4 cup rinsed and drained canned kidney beans and saute for 4 minutes more. Top potatoes with turkey mixture; 1/4 cup shredded cheddar; 1/2 cup diced tomato; 1/2 green onion, thinly sliced; and 2 tablespoons 2 percent plain Greek yogurt.Walnut-Crusted Tilapia with Cranberry Barley and Garlic Green Beans
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place 5 ounces tilapia on a foil-lined baking sheet. Spread 2 teaspoons honey Dijon mustard over fish and press 1 tablespoon finely chopped walnuts into mustard. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Meanwhile, toss 3/4 cup warm cooked barley with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon dried cranberries, and 1/2 green onion, thinly sliced. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil and 1 teaspoon minced garlic in a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 cup green beans and saute for 6 minutes, or until crisp-tender; season with salt and pepper.Apricot-and-Cinnamon-Glazed Pork with Roasted Vegetables
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mist a baking sheet with cooking spray; arrange 1 cup quartered brussels sprouts and 1 cup quartered fingerling potatoes in a single layer on sheet. Mist with cooking spray, season with salt and pepper, and bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 ounces lean pork tenderloin and cook for 3 to 4 minutes a side, or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Whisk together 2 tablespoons 100 percent fruit apricot preserves, 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Coat pork with apricot mixture and cook for 2 minutes more.
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