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Current Weight----- 287 lbs

5% Goal-----273 lbs
10% Goal----258 lbs

Goal Weight-----145 lbs

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Great summer time meals

I love the spring and summer seasons. Even though I am not a big fan of chicken or beef, I love BBQs. I think it is more the smell than anything. I know going to a bbq can sabotage your weight loss journey but it doesn't have to. Here is a great recipe you can make or even take the ingredients to a bbq, plus I am also going to have a great summery dessert recipe that wont overtake your diet.

Makes 4 servings

What you need:
3 1/2 Tablespoons lime juice
4 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 (6 oz )boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 ears corn
1/4 cup water
1 (8 oz)ripe avacado, peeled and diced

1. Combine 2 TBSP of lime juice, 2 TBSP cilantro, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper in large ziplock bag; add chicken. seal bad and turn the bag to coat chicken let sit in fridge for 20 min.
2. To prepare salsa, combine corn and water in a microwavable dish, cover and microwave on high unitl tender-crisp about 3 min. When cool to touch cut corn off cob. Combine kernels with avacado and remaining 1 1/2 TBSP lime juice, 2 TBSP cilantro, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp cilantro.
3. Grill the chicken about 10 to 12 minutes. Then serve with the salsa

WW pts~~ 6 pts per serving

Cal 295
Fat 11g
Chol 94mg
Sod 378mg
Carb 14g
Fiber 4g
Protein 37g

Makes 2 cups (serving size is about 1/4 cup)

What you need:
4 cups rasperries, divided
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon framboise (raspberry brandy;optional)
1/2 tsp lemon juice

Put 2 cups of raspberries and sugar in a food processor; process until pureed. Press mix through a fine sieve over a med bowl, discard all the solids. stir in remaining 2 cups of raspberries, framboise,if desired, and lemon juice. Cover and chill.

This would be a great sauce to put over some low fat angel food cake or a lower calorie pound cake.

WW pts~~ 1pt. per 1/4 cup serving

Calories 61
Fat .4g
Protein .7g
Carb 14g
Fiber 1g

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