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Tag Archives: spinach

Turkey Sliders with Spinach and Feta

Posted on June 12, 2019 by

Serve as a main entrée or an appetizer – they’re a crowd-pleaser!

Ingredients
2 lbs ground turkey or ground turkey sausage
2 eggs
2 cloves garlic, minced
10 oz package of fresh baby spinach, chopped
4 oz feta cheese
Salt & pepper to taste

Tzatziki sauce
6 oz plain Greek yogurt
½ c cucumber, grated
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp white wine or rice vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tso dill
Salt to taste

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients for sliders together in a large bowl.
  2. Form 24 small patties on parchment paper or foil.
  3. Fry patties over medium to medium-high heat in non-stick skillet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. (These take a little heat to brown)
  4. Transfer to cooling rack.
  5. Serve with Tzatziki sauce.

 

Makes 8 servings (3 sliders)

Nutrition Facts (plain & with sauce):       Tzatziki sauce
Calories              230                                      20
Total Fat               13g                                    2.5g
Total Carbohydrates          2.5g                         1g
Dietary Fiber                     1g                             0g
Protein                               27g                         2.2g

Print Recipe: Turkey Sliders with Spinach and Feta

Parmesan & Garlic Protein Orzo

Posted on June 05, 2019 by

A perfect meatless entrée for your busy nights! 

Ingredients
1 tsp olive oil
2 packets of protein orzo
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lg shallot or 3 green onions, sliced
2 cups chicken broth
½ cup milk
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp fresh ground pepper
¾ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 cups fresh baby spinach

Directions

  1. Heat oil in skillet and add orzo (uncooked). Stir until slightly browned.
  2. Add garlic and shallots and cook until softened.
  3. Add ½ cup chicken broth until absorbed, then add another ½ cup of broth. Continue until all the broth is absorbed.
  4. Add ½ cup milk and cook until almost absorbed.
  5. Toss in the spinach, salt & pepper. Stir until wilted.
  6. Add ½ cup Parmesan and allow to start to melt.
  7. Divide into bowls and top with remaining cheese.

Makes 2 servings

Nutrition Facts:
Calories                                 355
Total Fat                                 10g
Total Carbohydrates               13g
Dietary Fiber                           3g
Protein                                   41g

Print Recipe: parmesan garlic protein orzo

Herbed Cheese & Spinach Chicken

Posted on March 03, 2017 by

This main course is a special treat for guests and family alike! spinach and herbed cheese chicken chicken

Ingredients

4 chicken breast halves

3-4 oz herbed goat cheese or cream cheese

10 oz package of frozen chopped spinach

Salt & pepper to taste

2 tsp paprika

½ cup shredded parmesan cheese

 

Directions

Thaw spinach. Press out excess water and put in mixing bowl.

Cut slits across the top of each chicken breast about 1/2” apart and 2/3 of the way through.

Place chicken breasts into glass baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Mix herbed cheese, spinach, salt & pepper and paprika together in bowl until well blended.

Stuff each slit with a spoonful of spinach mixture.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until browned and bubbly.

 

 

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 300

Total Fat 13g

Total Carbohydrates 2.5g

Dietary Fiber 2g

Protein 43g

 

Print Recipe  Spinach and Herbed Cheese Chicken

Build a Better Meatloaf!

Posted on September 06, 2013 by

Heavenly Meatloaf with Blue Cheese, Mushrooms and Spinach

Heavenly Meatloaf with Blue Cheese, Mushrooms and Spinach

Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 cup finely chopped fresh spinach
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 small yellow onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup 2% milk
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pinch dried oregano
1 pinch dried basil
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 1/2 pounds extra-lean ground beef

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a loaf pan.
Mix eggs, spinach, mushrooms, bread crumbs, onion, milk, blue cheese, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, cayenne pepper, oregano, basil, salt, and black pepper together in a large bowl. Add ground beef and mix thoroughly with your hands; pack into prepared loaf pan.
Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 45 to 60 minutes. An instant-read
thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutritional Information: (per serving)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories:                   257
Carbohydrates:             7g
Dietary Fiber:               .6g
Protein:                     23.9g

Adapted from Allrecipes.com    (printable recipe)

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