Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Salmon Kabobs (4th of July Post 4)

Okay so on the 4th of July, you will have people that chose not to eat meat so you need to have an alternate options- these grilled salmon kabobs are sure to please them (and everyone else at the party!) They're healthy, low calories, low in fat and absolutely guilt free!!

Salmon Kabobs
16 oz. (1 lb) of salmon fillet
2 cups of pineapple cut into cubes
2 cups of any getable

Salmon Marinate 
2 tbsp. of fresh parsley
2 cloves of garlic minced
2 tbsp. Heinz no high fructose corn syrup ketchup
2 tbsp. of brown sugar
1 tsp. of salt
1/2 tsp. of cayenne pepper

Pineapple Marinate
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1/4 cup of soy sauce

1. combine all all ingredients together (not the vegetable of your choice, pineapple and salmon)
2. clean the salmon and then add in to the marinate and make sure the marinate covers all the salmon fillets - then place in resealable freezer bag and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes (preferably an hour or two)
3. preheat the oven to 450* and cook salmon for 5 minutes- then take out and allow it to cool
4. while the salmon is cooking, boil some water and steam the vegetable until firm but tender (about 5 minutes)
5.enough to touch (15 minutes) cut the salmon into cubes and
6. while the salmon is cooling - cut the pineapple into chunks and coat them in the pineapple marinate
then carefully place them on the skewers alternating it with the pineapple chunks and the vegetable chunks
6. return to oven (bring the oven temperate down to 325* and cook for 15 additional minutes
7. take out and allow it cool for 5 minutes or 45 minutes- it can be made that much before but it taste best if served sooner.

Place them on a plate and serve up!


All American Turkey Veggie Burgers (4th of July Post 3)

So most people like to eat burgers on the 4th of July and if you don't like to eat burgers well...don't take this the wrong way but you're weird. (Just kidding!) Burgers are a staple and with all the other food you're eating that day you need to try to cut calories where it can be done and what can be made healthy needs to be. So instead of reaching for the ground beef burger that is loaded with fat (not the good kind!) reach for a turkey veggie burger. Yes I know what you're thinking, "that sounds too healthy" well it is healthy but it is also so yummy, you'll never want a regular burger again! I promise!!!

Turkey Veggie Burgers (makes 6)

1 1 /2 pounds of 100% lean white ground turkey
1/2 onion chopped
2 large eggs
1 cup of quick oats
1 1/2 cup of canned mushrooms chopped
handful of fresh chopped spinach
1/2 cup of red pepper chopped 
1/4 tsp. garlic salt

1. chop the onions, mushrooms, spinach and red pepper
2. mash the ground turkey meat
3. then mix the vegetables and turkey together
4. add in the garlic salt, eggs and oats
5. mix well and then form them into round 1 1/4 inch thick burgers
6. place on the grill and grill one each side for 5-6 minutes or until done.
7. serve on whole wheat bun with lettuce, tomato, onion and condiments of your choice!!

Calories: (with the bun, let, tomato and onion) 350 calories! verses 550 calories- that's a 200 calorie saving and a whole lot of nutrition added!!