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Brussels Sprouts with Maple Syrup and Pancetta
Serves 6
The combination of the sweet maple syrup and the salty pancetta make the Brussels sprouts a delicious and savory side dish to any dinner meal or holiday gathering. Brussels sprouts are rich in fiber and vitamins A and C.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 7 cups Shaved Brussels Sprouts (Earth Exotic)
  2. 6 slices Pancetta or center cut bacon
  3. ¼ cup Sherry wine
  4. ¼ cup Maple syrup
  5. 2 Tbsp. Pancetta or bacon fat
  6. Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. 1. Line a baking pan with foil.
  2. 2. Spread pancetta or bacon slices on foiled pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes or until crispy.
  3. 3. In a frying pan lightly sprayed with olive oil cooking spray, cook shaved Brussels sprouts until golden over medium heat. Toss frequently with a spoon.
  4. 4. Mix Sherry, syrup and pancetta or bacon fat in a measuring cup.
  5. 5. Pour Sherry mixture over Brussels sprouts. Toss until mixed thoroughly.
  6. 6. Top with crumbled pancetta or bacon.
  7. 7. Serve with chicken breast or fish and baked sweet potato.
Notes
  1. Serving size: 1 cup
  2. Calories: 207
  3. Grams Carbohydrates: 26
  4. Grams Protein: 6
  5. Grams Fat: 8
  6. Equivalents: 2 Vegetables, 1 ½ Fats, 1 Carbohydrate
Adapted from Gordon Ramsay
Adapted from Gordon Ramsay
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Summer Grilled Vegetables
Serves 12
This medley of beautiful and colorful vegetables makes for a perfect side dish or for a vegetable Panini sandwich.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 zucchini, cut lengthwise
  2. 2 yellow squash (crookneck), cut ½ inch thick on deep diagonal
  3. 1 red pepper, cut into strips
  4. 1 green pepper, cut into strips
  5. 1 yellow pepper, cut into strips
  6. 1 small eggplant cut crosswise into1/2 inch thick rounds.
  7. 2 large carrots, peeled, cut ½ inch thick deep diagonal
  8. 1 red onion, cut into strips
  9. 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  10. 1 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
  11. Salt, pepper and garlic to taste
Instructions
  1. 1. Cut vegetables and place in a large bowl.
  2. 2. Add olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic. Toss to coat vegetables.
  3. 3. Take a sheet of heavy foil and layer vegetables on top of foil.
  4. 4. Top with another sheet of heavy foil and seal tightly
  5. 5. Make small slits in foil on the top and the bottom.
  6. 6. Barbeque vegetables three and a half minutes on each side.
Notes
  1. Serving size: 1/2 cup
  2. Calories: 36
  3. Grams Carbohydrates: 5
  4. Grams Protein: 2
  5. Grams Fat: 1
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CREAMED SPINACH
Serves 4
Nothing could be so rich and tasty and yet so good for you! Spinach is high in a nutrient that prevents cancer!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 pkgs. of pre-washed spinach leaves
  2. 2 Tbsp. lite butter
  3. 2 Tbsp. flour
  4. ½ cup Natural Goodness chicken broth
  5. ½ cup fat free half and half
  6. ½ tsp. pepper
  7. ½ tsp. salt
  8. ½ tsp. nutmeg
  9. ⅓ cup parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. 1. Cook spinach for 4 minutes in 2 Tbsp. water in the microwave, drain.
  2. 2. In saucepan, melt butter, add flour, stirring to make a paste.
  3. 3. Add chicken broth, half and half, and seasoning, stirring until thickened.
  4. 4. Add cheese and spinach, stir well.
Notes
  1. Serving Size: ½ cup
  2. Total Calories: 50
  3. Carbohydrates: 4 g
  4. Protein: 2.5 g
  5. Fat: 3 g
Equivalents
  1. 1 Vegetable
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