Appetizers & Snacks

Gorgonzola Portobello Rounds

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Prep time: 20 minutesServes: 4 Ingredients: 4 Portobello mushroom caps (about 5 inches in diameter), stems removed 2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil 2 Red bell pepper, chopped (about 2 cups) 1 Red onion, chopped (about 3⁄4 cup) 2 Garlic cloves or 1 tsp minced garlic 1⁄2 tsp Crushed red pepper flakes 1⁄2 cup Italian plum tomatoes, chopped 1 tbsp Fresh basil, chopped or 1 tsp Dried basil 1 oz. Fresh spinach leaves, stems removed (about 3⁄4 cup) 1⁄3 cup Blue cheese, crumbled (Gorgonzola recommended) Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 2. Spray both sides of mushrooms with non-stick cooking...

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Squash Puff

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Servings: 4Prep Time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 2 cup Butternut squash, cooked and mashed 1⁄2 cup Low fat cream cheese 3⁄4 cup Bread crumbs 2 tbsp Brown sugar 1 Egg 1⁄4 tsp Ground ginger 1⁄4 tsp Black pepper 1⁄4 tsp Salt Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350° F. 2. Lightly spray a shallow baking dish (1L) with non-stick cooking spray. 3. Peel and chop butternut squash. Cook for 5 minutes at high in the micro wave in a covered bowl. Mash with a fork. 4. Combine 2 cups mashed butternut squash with low fat cream cheese, brown sugar, egg, ground ginger,...

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Seafood Salad

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Prep time: 20 minutes (plus 2 hours for marinade)Serves: 12+ Ingredients: 2 cup Cooked shrimp 2 cloves Garlic, minced 1 cup Squid 2 cup Imitation crab 2 tsp Pepper 1 tsp Oregano 1 cup Carrot, shredded 1 tbsp Hot pepper rings, diced 1 cup Celery, finely chopped 1 tsp Salt 1⁄2 cup Sliced olives 1 tsp Basil 3⁄4 cup Canola oil 1 Lemon Directions: 1.Thinly slice squid (see back of fish section divider), rinse shrimp and cut or shred imitation crab. 2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil and add squid, shrimp and cook until opaque. Add imitation crab and warm through. 3....

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Hummus

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Prep time: 10 minutesServes: 4 Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic 1 14-oz (398-ml) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 11/2 tbsp (22.5ml) raw tahini juice of 1 lemon 3-4 tbsp (45-60ml) extra virgin olive oil Salt to taste 4 tbsp (60ml) water, or more, depending on desired consistency Directions: 1. Place the garlic in a food processor and process until very finely chopped. 2. Add the chickpeas and continue to process until well broken down. 3. Add the tahini and process further. 4. Add the lemon juice, oil and salt. Continue to process, adding just a little water at a time, until a thick...

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Sweet Potato Fries

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Prep time: 30 minutesServes: 2 Ingredients: 1 lb Sweet potatoes, each cut lengthwise into 6 wedges 2 tsp Canola oil 1⁄4 tsp Paprika 1/8 tsp Garlic powder Black pepper Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. 2. Place potato wedges in a bowl. Add oil, paprika and garlic powder. 3. Season with pepper and toss to coat. 4. Transfer to a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until tender and golden, turning once. Notes:Nutritional information per serving: Protein 1.4g Fat 2.4g Carbohydrates 20g Calories 60 Sodium 8mg Cholesterol 0mg

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