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Chicken Tortellini and Spinach Salad

10 Jul


3 Cups Chicken Tortellini
8 Cups Spinach, fresh
1 Tomatoes, chopped
1/4 Cup Onions, chopped
6 Tbsp Skinny Creamy Italian Dressing (recipe below)

* 1 tsp olive oil to coat tortellini so they don’t stick together.


Cook the tortellini per package instructions. Once drained coat with olive oil. Set in refrigerator to cool.

Once tortellini is cooled toss all ingredients together with dressing until well coated.

Serving Size: 4

Nutrition Info
  • Calories: 321.4
  • Fat: 10.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.1g
  • Protein: 13.2g

Skinny Creamy Italian Dressing


1/4 Cups Yogurt, plain, low fat
2 Tbsp Light Mayonnaise
1 Tsp Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese, shredded
1/8 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/8 Tsp Onion Powder
1/8 Tsp Salt
1/8 Tsp Black Pepper
1/8 Tsp Salad Herbs


Whisk all ingredients together.

Serving Size: 6 – 1 tbsp serving

Nutrition Info
  • Calories: 23.2
  • Fat: 1.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.1g
  • Protein: 0.9g

Cucumber Tomato Salad with Pita Croutons

8 Jul


1 Cucumber, chopped
3 Tomatoes, chopped
2 green onion, chopped

2 Tbsp Light Ranch Dressing
2 Tbsp low-fat Plain Yogurt

1 pita, whole-wheat, cut into small bite size pieces
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, shredded


Pre-heat oven to 275. In a bowl add pita pieces, olive oil, and parmesan cheese. Coat pita pieces well. Transfer to a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Turning halfway through.

Meanwhile Toss Salad with Dressing and set in refrigerator to marinate.

Serving Size: 4

Nutrition Info
  • Calories: 103.0
  • Fat: 6.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.4g
  • Protein: 2.9g

Skinny Corn Chili

7 Jul


1/2 pound Lean Ground Beef
1/2 Onions, chopped
1 – 15 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 – 15 oz can Corn
1 – 15 oz can Kidney Beans
1 tsp Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute
1/8 tsp Paprika
1/8 tsp Chili Powder
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/8 tsp Garlic powder
1/8 tsp Onion powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Ground Pepper


Brown ground beef in a large pan over medium high heat. Because you are using lean ground beef you will not need to drain the oil from the pan. If you don’t use lean ground beef drain the oil.

Add the chopped onions to the pan. Cook until onions are soft. Add remaining ingredients and cook over low heat for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.

Serving Size: 9

Nutrition Info
  • Calories: 132.2
  • Fat: 2.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.9g
  • Protein: 9.7g

Try topping a baked potato with Skinny Corn Chili. Delish!!

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