by Jody Emer, Professional Chef
Guest author Chef Jody Emer has put together a healthy menu list in which all meals are 350 calories or less. Please note that all ingredients are fresh and that nothing has been frozen. In addition, the menus contain no salt, no butter and no oils.
· Romaine Greens: 10 Calories/8oz.
Plus fresh grape tomatoes, celery & carrot sticks, English cucumbers, red pepper sticks.
· Fresh Iceberg Lettuce & Mixed Greens: 10 Calories/8 oz.
Keep it healthy by adding a balsamic dressing: Add to calorie content.
· Orzo Pasta Salad: 105 Calories/8 oz.
Orzo, dried cranberries, roasted pine nuts.
Warm it up to room temp or eat it as it is!
· Corn Salad: 71 Calories/8 oz.
Corn, green peppers, red peppers, red onion, basil, vinegar, black pepper.
Enjoy it as it is, room temperature or cold!
SOUPS & CHILI:
· Super Light No Bean Chili: 205 Calories/8 oz.
Ground turkey, garlic, yellow onion, green peppers, rustic seasonings.
Re-heat on stove top until hot, or microwave!
· Hamburger Soup: 145 Calories/8 oz.
Ground chicken breast, onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, basil, water, bay leaf.
ENTRÉES & SIDES:
· Stuffed Tomatoes: 156 Calories/per 1 tomato
Beefsteak tomatoes, stuffed with basmati rice, scallions, parsley, pine nuts, raisins.
Can heat in microwave until hot OR 350 degree oven until soft!
· Chicken Breasts w/raspberry sauce & glazed carrots: 176 Calories/8 oz.
Poached chicken, fresh raspberries, fresh baby carrots.
Reheat stove top or microwave in container provided until hot!
· Grilled Filet Mignon with roasted cauliflower: 292 Calories/8 oz.
Grilled, sautéed béarnaise sauce, tarragon, shallots, cauliflower.
Heat in microwavable container or remove and heat in oven until hot! Reheat on stove top or microwave!
· Roasted Chicken Burritos with tomatillo salsa: 280 Calories/8 oz.
Roasted chicken, tomatillo salsa, cilantro, and romaine; build a burrito salad!
Reheat in microwave container or heat on stove top!
· Sweet & Sour Pork with basmati rice: 269 Calories/8 oz.
Home-made sweet/sour, pork, green pepper and pineapple chunks, pea pods and broccoli.
Reheat in microwavable container or on stove-top until heated!
· Fresh Fruit Salad: 150 Calories/8 oz.
Assorted Seasonal Fruits.
· Banana & Oatmeal Muffins: 96 Calories/1 muffin
Oats, bananas, brown sugar, nutmeg, almond.
Enjoy as they are, or heat them up for extra flavor!
All of the above menus are simple and easy to prepare. They are healthy, taste great and best of all, contain 350 calories or less! Stay tuned for detailed recipe plans from Chef Jody for all meals shown here. Who ever said losing weight can’t taste great?!
(published March 23, 2012)
Jody Emer is a celebrated chef in the Chicago area known for her fantastic presentation and superb-tasting food. She is praised for her ability to take food and create healthy, tasty and nutritional meals. “Chef Jody” has had great success helping her many clients with weight loss or weight maintenance issues. Jody is certified in Professional Cookery, Bakery and Pastry, Catering and Dining Room Management. Jody specializes in cooking for restricted diets, such as diabetes, gluten-free, lactose, cancer, low-fat/high-protein diets, hypertension and gastric bypass patients. Her website is www.thyme2shine.com.