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Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups

Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups

Prep Time: 10 mins                                         Cook Time: 10 mins

 

2     large zucchini, cut lengthwise into strips, ¼-inch thick

1     red bell pepper, seeded, cut into quarters

2     tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided

1     (4-oz.) pkg. herbed goat cheese

1     tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil

2     tsp. balsamic vinegar

 

 

  1. Coat grill with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high (350* to 400*F). Brush both sides of zucchini strips and bell pepper quarters with 1 tbsp. of the oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Place zucchini and bell pepper on grill.   Grill 3 to 5 minutes per side or until soft. Remove from grill; slice bell pepper into ¼-inch strips.
  3. Place 1 tsp. of the goat cheese about ½ inch from one end of each zucchini strip. Top each with 1 bell pepper slice. Gently roll up the strip, and place seam side down on a serving platter. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Sprinkle roll-ups with basil, drizzle with vinegar and remaining 1 tbsp. of oil, and serve.

 

Makes 12 to 16 roll-ups

Per serving:  45 calories, 3g fat, 2g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 2g protein

 

 

Wait until week 7 to try adding in goat cheese.

Basil Lemon Shrimp

Basil Lemon Shrimp

Another tasty dish from Go Figure chef/co-owner David MacDonald

 

1 lb. peeled, thawed raw shrimp             ½ tsp. salt

¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice       ¼ tsp. pepper

¼ cup olive oil                                          1 medium garlic clove, chopped

1 tsp. agave                                                ½ small bunch fresh basil

 

Blend all ingredients in blender, except shrimp (that would be interesting!)  Mix shrimp with blended sauce and marinate for about ½ hour.  Cook on medium heat until done, about 5 minutes.  Enjoy!

 

Please Note:  Shrimp is only 28 calories/ounce, so to get 140 protein calories you would need to eat 5 ounces of shrimp.  It’s important to get enough of it, along with your healthy fats and veggies, or you will go away feeling hungry after eating it.

 

 

Copyright David and Cheryl MacDonald, 2013

Basic Salmon Preparation

Basic Salmon Preparation

Another tasty dish from chef/co-owner David MacDonald

For oven:

Pre-heat oven on Broil for 10 minutes.

Lightly rub salmon with olive oil.  Place top side down on broiler pan, 2nd rack from the top.  Cook 5 minutes, flip, add salt, pepper or other seasonings to taste. Broil another 5 minutes.  Adjust 1-2 minutes more or less per side cooking time for thin or thick cuts.  A simple, healthful, flavorful addition is to just squeeze some fresh lemon on individual pieces as they are served.

For BBQ grill:

Pre-heat grill on high heat for 10-15 minutes with lid closed.  Prep salmon and add seasonings as above.  Place top of salmon down on grill.  Close lid and turn heat to medium.  Cook 5 minutes, flip, cook other side for 5 minutes with lid closed.  Increase by 1-2 minutes cooking time per side for thicker cuts.  Ready to go!

 

*Chef’s tip: set timer for cooking times for best results

 

 

 

 

 

For additional healthful ways to flavor salmon, search the internet

 

 

Copyright David and Cheryl MacDonald, 2012

Amazing Coleslaw

Amazing Coleslaw

Created by Chef David, this is a regular item in the Go Figure owners’ home. The shredded apple and agave add a sweet twist that helps to reduce the standard “cabbage-y” taste that most coleslaws have.

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Whisk together the following ingredients to make dressing:

¼ cup mayonnaise                            2 Tbsp. olive oil

¼ cup apple cider vinegar                  ¼ tsp. pepper

½ tsp. salt                                       1 tsp. agave

Add the following:

¾ apple, grated, Fuji or your choice

½ small cabbage, cut or shredded fine **

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and let sit for 10 minutes for flavors to integrate. Unless you’re serving several people, this makes enough to have easy-grabbing veggies over the next few days. Take some to work to have with your lunch or snack!

Optional: a healthy addition is a couple finely chopped raw kale leaves, not stems. It tastes surprisingly good when mixed with the other ingredients.

 

** If you want to make this process even faster, you can buy pre-shredded cabbage in bags. Always look for the furthest out expiration date to get freshest items.

 

 

Copyright David and Cheryl MacDonald, 2013

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