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Red Cabbage and Kale Stir Fry

14 Apr

white bowl with kale and red cabbage stir fry

Red Cabbage and Kale Stir Fried Salad

*Vegan *Gluten-free

Prep. Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves 4
Approximate calories per serving: 375

Ingredients
2 TB olive oil

1 yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 ts grated ginger (about 1 inch)

1 large bunch kale, washed and chopped

½ head red cabbage, sliced and rinsed

1 can kidney beans, drained

1 can garbanzo beans, drained

Salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste

Directions

1. Heat oil over medium to high heat in a wok or large saute pan.

2. Add chopped onion and let cook 5 minutes.

3. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds.

4. Add kale, stir and cook for 5 minutes.

5. Add cabbage, stir, cover and cook 10 minutes.

6. Uncover, add kidney beans and garbanzo beans, cook for 5 minutes or until beans are hot.

7. Add salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to your desire.

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Asparagus and Bell Pepper Tacos

15 Feb image of asparagus and bell pepper tacos

image of asparagus and bell pepper tacos

Asparagus and Bell Pepper Tacos
Prep. Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serves 4
Approximate calories per serving: 375


Ingredients

16 stalks of asparagus
2 bell peppers
1 TB minced garlic
1 TB oil (I use canola)
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
1 can black beans
8 corn tortillas
1 cup shredded cheese
hot sauce!

Directions
1. Turn on then oven and set to 400 F.
2. Wash your veggies.
3. Cut 1″ off the bottom of each piece of asparagus, then cut in half.
4. Slice the bell pepper into 1″ thick pieces.
5. Place veggies in a bowl, add garlic, oil, salt, and pepper. Mix together
6. Place a sheet of aluminum foil of a baking sheet. Put mixed veggies on the aluminum foil.
7. Bake for 10 minutes.
8. When 5 minutes are left on your baking time, start heating your black beans in a sauce pot.
9. Wrap the corn tortillas in a wet paper towel and heat in the microwave 30 seconds per side.
10. Assemble your tacos! Corn tortilla, then cheese, black beans, 4 pieces of asparagus, 2 pieces of bell pepper, hot sauce!

These suckers are messy, have fun!

Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken

23 Mar

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

4 Servings
30 Minutes start to finish

Calories per serving = 320
Fat per serving = 18 grams
Carbohydrates = 32 grams
Cholesterol per serving = 70 mg
Sodium per serving = 700 mg

Ingredients

1/2 pound short cut pasta
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 ts tabasco
3 TB Worcestershire Sauce
5 TB red wine vinegar
2 chicken breasts, sliced thinly
2 TB dijon mustard
black pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 bunches agrugula, washed, chopped
1 small head radicchio, chopped
2 cups fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, handful, chopped
3 celery ribs, thinly sliced
1 ball fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into bite sized pieces
1 pint grape tomatoes, whole

Directions:

1. Cook pasta according to boxes directions.

2. Combine hot sauce, worcestshire sauce, and 2 TB vingar in a medium bowl. Add 1/4 cup of olive oil and mix until well combined. Add chicken to bowl and coat the chicken. Let sit.

3. In a small bowl, combine mustard and remaining 3 TB vinagar with salt and pepper. Whisk in 1/4 olive oil and Parmesan Cheese.

4. When the pasta is done cooking, drain it and add it to the small bowl of dressing.

5. Heat up a saute pan, add a small amount of olive oil. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add garlic, cook for 30 seconds, then add chicken slices. Add cooked chicken to bowl of pasta.

6. Add arugula, raddicchio, tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Mix and serve.

Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

19 Mar

Slow Cooker Vegetable Minestrone Soup

6 Servings

Calories per serving = 100
Fat per serving = 2 grams
Carbohydrates = 17 grams
Cholesterol per serving = 17 mg
Sodium per serving = 400 mg

Ingredients:
6 cups Vegetable Broth
4 carrots, chopped
2 large onions, chopped
6 ribs celery, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 small zucchinis, cubed
2 bunches of fresh kale, chopped
2 cans chickpeas, drained
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 TB parsley
1/2 ts dried thyme
1 ts dried oregano
1 ts salt
1/4 ts pepper

1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
2. Cover. Cook on Low 6-8 hours, or until vegetables are tender.

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Carrot Curry Soup

18 Mar

This soup tastes gourmet, but is really simple to make.  I always make it when I don’t know what to do with my carrots or when I just want something warm and simple for dinner.

Carrot Curry Soup

**Vegetarian**

4 servings
Calories per serving = 140
Fat per serving = 7 grams
Carbohydrates = 45 grams
Cholesterol per serving = 15 mg
Sodium per serving = 586 mg

45 minutes to make from start to finish

Ingredients:
2 TB butter
1 onion, chopped
8 carrots, peeled and sliced
4 cups chicken stock (up to 6 cups)
1 1/2 TB curry powder
1/2 ts ground cayenne pepper
1/8 ts salt

Directions:
1.  Preheat medium pot over medium high heat.
2.  Melt butter in pot; when butter is melted add onions and saute for 3 minutes.  Then add carrots and saute 5 minutes.
3.  Add 4 cups chicken stock, curry and cayenne, and about 1 teaspoon salt to the pot.
4.  Bring to a boil, cover and cook until carrots are very tender, about 20 minutes.

Easiest option for blending:
After turning stove off carefully place hand blender into medium soup pot.   Pulse until soup is smooth and creamy.  (Should be pretty thick).

Another option for blending:
Place pot on a trivet next to food processor.
Process soup in the food processor 2 or 3 small batches until soup is smooth and carrots are fully pureed.
Transfer processed soup into a large bowl as you work to make room for more soup in the food processor.

If the soup is too thick, add remaining stock, up to 2 cups, to achieve desired consistency.
Adjust seasonings.

Enjoy!