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Tomato-Lime Salsa Dip

Ingredients:

1 cup diced tomatoes

1/2 cup diced red onions

1/2 cup chopped cilantro 

1 small chopped green bell pepper

1 med chopped jalapeño or chili

Juice of one med lime

1 tsp oregano

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

1- In a food processor or by hands, mix together all chopped ingredients  

2- Mix together all ingredients and transfer into a bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator or serve at room temperature

Can be served with eggs, vegetables, whole grain chips or as a side dish

Recipe Credit: Chef Michelle from La Talaye, Nyack, NY

Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Servings 4

Nutrition Per Serving

Serving size: 1 mushroom; Calories: 153; Fat: 9g; Carbohydrates: 13.5g; Sugar: 2g; Sodium: 441mg; Fiber: 4.2g; Protein: 7.8g

Ingredients:

·      4 Portobello mushroom caps, stems removed, wiped clean

·      Olive oil cooking spray

·      1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

·      ¼ teaspoon black pepper, divided

·      10oz frozen chopped spinach

·      2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

·      1 small onion, finely chopped (6oz)

·      1 tablespoon minced garlic

·      ¼ cup grated Parmesan

Directions:

1.     Preheat broiler, setting temperature to high. Set oven rack in the middle of the oven. Line a baking sheet with foil.

2.     Spray the mushroom caps with olive oil cooking spray on both sides. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon kosher salt and ⅛ teaspoon black pepper. Broil 5 minutes on each side, or until just tender.

3.     Meanwhile, defrost spinach in the microwave according to the directions on the package (my package said to cut a small slit in the wrapper, place on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 4-6 minutes). Place in a colander to drain. When cool enough to handle, press on the cooked spinach with your hands and extract as much water as possible out of it. Repeat this until you're sure you can no longer extract more water.

4.     Remove mushrooms from oven. Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, about 3 minutes. Add the onion and cook 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden. Add the garlic, spinach, ½ teaspoon kosher salt and ⅛ teaspoon black pepper and cook, stirring to combine everything, 1-2 more minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool a few minutes, then mix in the Parmesan.

5.     Evenly distribute the spinach mixture among the mushrooms. Don't press down on the filling - it's prettier when it's piled high on top of the mushrooms.

6.     Place back under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until filling is golden.

Recipe credit: Healthy Recipes Blog

Asian Cucumber Salad

Servings 6-8

Ingredients:

·      4 cups of very thinly sliced seedless cucumbers (i used mini cucumbers)

·      ¼ cup of finely sliced red onion

·      ¼ cup of fined diced red pepper

·      ¼ cup of rice wine vinegar

·      1 teaspoon of honey

·      1 teaspoon of sesame seeds

·      ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil

·      ¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes

·      ½ teaspoon of sea salt

Directions:

Add VERY thinly sliced cucumber, sliced red onion, diced red pepper, and sesame seeds to a medium size bowl. Set aside.

In a small bowl mix together rice wine vinegar, honey, toasted sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and sea salt.

Serve immediately or cover and let sit in the refrigerator for an hour or two to let all the flavors meld.

Recipe credit: Joyful Healthy Eats