White Grape & Raspberry Spritzer
- 1 11 ½ oz white grape juice concentrate
- 1 ½ cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- 3 cups cold water
- ¼ cup lime juice
- ¼ cup mint leaves, fresh torn & bruised
- 3 cups club soda
- Lime wedges
- Fresh mint sprigs
In a large container combine concentrate and cold water stirring until completely dissolved.
Add Lime juice, mint leaves & club soda. Chill well. Strain spritzer to remove mint leaves.
Serve over ice with fresh mint springs & fresh lime wedges.
Serves 9 ~ Prep Time 5 minutes – 1Hour
TIP to bruise the mint leaves press leaves with the back of a spoon.
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Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cups
- 2 pkg tofu, reduced-fat firm silken (12.3oz each)
- ½ cup sugar
- 6 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
- 2 tbsp. Frangelico (hazelnut flavored liqueur)
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- Dash of salt
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
- 18 chocolate graham crackers, coarsely crushed
- 9 tbsp. whipped topping, fat-free
- 3 tbsp. hazelnuts, chopped & toasted
Place the mousse ingredients in a food processor for about 20 seconds or until smooth.
In a small microwave-safe bowl melt chocolate chips on high for 1 minute & stir until smooth. Add melted chocolate & tofu mixture to your food processor mixing until smooth. Transfer mousse to a small-medium bowl; cover & let chill for at least 2 hours.
Layer individual cups (9 total) with 1/3 cup mousse mixture, graham crackers, top with 1 tbsp. fat-free chipped topping & sprinkle with 1 tsp. hazelnuts.
Serves 9 ~ Prep time 20 Minutes ~ Set time 2 hours
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- 3 tbsp. white wine vinegar
- 4 tsp. honey
- 1 ½ tsp. olive oil
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 4 cups iceberg lettuce, chopped
- 2 navel oranges, peeled & sliced
- ½ cup avocado, sliced
- ¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
Combine vinegar, honey, olive oil, salt & pepper in a small bowl; whisk all dressing ingredients together. Set aside. Combine lettuce oranges, avocado, & onion in large bowl, drizzling dressing over top, & toss gently to coat.
Serves 4 ~ Prep time 6 Minutes
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Cranberry & White Chocolate Scones
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup wheat flour
- ¼ cup plus 1 tbsp. sugar, divided
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
- 6 tbsp. cold butter, cut into ½” cubes
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. whipping cream, divided
- Grate peel of 1 orange
Preheat oven to 425°
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine all dry ingredients (flours, ¼ cup sugar, baking powder, salt, & nutmeg) into a large mixing bowl. Cut butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until butter is completely crumbled. Stir in cranberries & white chocolate.
Beat eggs in a small bowl, whisking in 1/3 cup of whipping cream & orange peel.
Combine wet mixture into dry ingredients mixture; stir with a fork just until the mixture forms a dough consistency. Knead dough 8-10 minutes on a lightly floured surface.
Shape dough into a disk, placing on the prepared baking sheet & press into a 9” circle. Score dough disk into 8 wedges with sharp knife. Brush with the remaining 1 tbsp. whipping cream & sprinkle with the remaining 1 tbsp. sugar.
Bake 20-23 minutes or until edges are lightly browned & toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Remove to cutting board; cut into wedges along score line. Cool completely on wire rack
Serves 8 scones ~ Prep time: 15 Minutes ~ Cook time: 23 Minutes
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Chicken Latin Slaw
- 3 oz of chicken breast grilled, sliced, or chopped
- 1 ½ cups cabbage, shredded
- ½ cup carrots, shredded
- 2 tbsp. cilantro, fresh chopped
- ¼ cup red onion, chopped
- ¼ cup mango, chopped
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 1 tsp. garlic, fresh minced
- ½ tsp. cumin
- ¼ tsp. chili powder
- Tabasco (optional)
- 1 packet Splenda (optional)
- 1 tbsp. canola oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare grill or skillet for chicken breasts. Cook chicken 2-3 minutes each side or until no longer pink inside.
Combine chicken, cabbage, carrots, onions, mango, & cilantro in a bowl with garlic, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, oil, Splenda, & Tabasco & toss into cabbage mixture serves one
Serves 1 ~ Prep Time: 5 Minutes ~ Cook Time: 10 Minutes
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Spinach, Cheese & Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breast
- 4 boneless chicken breast (4 oz each)
- 4 slices ½ oz prosciutto (deli ham, or bacon)
- 4 slices ½ oz each smoked provolone, (Swiss, Gruyère or mozzarella)
- 1 cups spinach leaves, chopped
- 4 Tbsp. all-purpose flour divided (optional)
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 Tbsp. heavy cream
- Salt and Black Pepper, for seasoning
Preheat oven to 350°
Form a “pocket” by butterfly slicing the chicken. Season the surface (inside & out) of the chicken breasts with salt & pepper. Place, 1 slice of prosciutto, 1 slice cheese & ¼ cup spinach into each chicken breast. Fold each chicken breast closed & set aside. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.
Spread 3 Tbsp. of flour on a plate holding chicken breast closed coat with flour (optional). Shake off excess.
Heat oil, & butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken breasts into hot skillet & cook 4 minutes each side or until brown. Set skillet aside for later use.
Transfer browned chicken breasts to shallow baking dish. Place chicken in preheated oven & bake for 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the center & juices run clear (chicken meat temp 180°).
In a small mixing bowl whisk chicken broth, heavy cream, & 1 tbsp. of flour until smooth. Pour this mixture into the same skillet or over medium heat, constantly stirring until sauce thickens approx. 3 minutes.
Spoon sauce onto serving plates top with cooked chicken breast. Serve hot & enjoy.
*prosciutto is an Italian ham; it is season cured & air-dried not smoked.
Makes 4 Servings ~ Cook Time 30 minutes ~ Prep Time 10 minutes
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