Archive | July, 2012

Orzo Salad with Summer Vegetables

An elegant looking pasta salad that you can whip up in no-time.  This pasta salad is super Quick and Easy…..A light & Healthy family-friendly meal perfect for lunch or  a side dish.  Although Orzo is a pasta it is never heavy, my family loves this light little pasta salad.  This dish can be served at room temperature or can be eaten cold, making it  perfect for all those Summer BBQ’s.  The perfect way to use all those extra veggies that we have laying around.  Substitute any veggies that you have.  ENJOY!!  Read More…

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Chicken Soulvaki Pita

Nutrition per Pita Pocket: Weight Watchers Points + 6 ~ Calories 228.1 ~ Fat 2.0 g ~ Carbs 26.4 g ~ Fiber 6.2 g ~ Protein 29.2 g

A Summer Staple that is quick, easy, light, refreshing and very Healthy!  This course consists of Chicken Soulvaki garnished with vegetables of your choice.  I like using sliced cucumber,  tomatoes, red onions, red pepper, green pepper and mixed lettuces topped off with  tzatziki sauce stuffed in a lightly baked pita. If you have leftover veggies, serve it as a small side salad.    For my 1 point Tzatziki sauce recipe click here.   Cut up a lemon and squeeze on top for a refreshing lemony taste.   Leftovers are great for lunch the next day.  If you are prepping this in advance:  Cook the chicken and store in the fridge, cut up the veggies in advance and store in a large ziplock bag with a paper towel in it to absorb any excess water.  The day that you want to serve microwave the chicken and pop the pita in the toaster oven.  You may want to double to Tzatziki sauce if your family likes to dip their veggies in it like mine do. My 3 year old son loves the Tzatziki sauce…if only I can get him to pronounce it correctly 🙂  Read More…

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Tzatziki Sauce Greek Cucumber/Yogurt Sauce

Tzatziki is a Greek & Turkish sauce that is used on soulvaki or gyros. It is a cold refreshing sauce or dip that pairs well with meat, pitas, pita chips and veggies.  There  are so  many variations of how to make Tzatziki…….  I like to add mint, parsley and dill for a fresh &  flavorful sauce.

Try out my Greek Lamb Chops recipe and dunk it into the Tzatziki……yummm!!  OR if you are a chicken lover…My Chicken Soulvaki Pita recipe is coming soon!!

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Chipotle Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa

Are you looking for a refreshing meal?  Your search is over….Chipotle Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa has become a Summertime favorite in my house.  The spicy, smokey and sweet flavors in this dish will dance in your mouth.  This chicken  makes my 3 year-old  son shake his booty.  I always know when he is enjoying his meal when he does his “booty shaking dance.”   Break the monotony of cooking and enjoy this quick, easy & refreshing dish with your friends and family 🙂 Click here for the Mango Avocado Salsa Recipe Read More…

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Mango Avocado Salsa

Makes 6 servings of 1/2 cup each. Nutrition per serving: Weight Watchers Points + 4 ~ Calories 134.3 ~ Fat 9.0 g ~ Saturated Fat 1.3 g ~ Carbs 14.2 g ~ Fiber 4.9 g ~ Protein 1.6 g

Mango Avocado Salsa………doesn’t it just sound like Summer?  This is my new favorite dip, snack, topper….etc.   It is a truly refreshing dip and taste great on top of my Chipotle Baked Chicken (recipe coming in a few days)

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