Friday, January 14, 2011

Tuna Salad

I think everybody is wondering how can you make tuna salad without mayo. What will hold this salad together? Well a slice of bell pepper, a salad leaf or the fork :-)
If you have a better tuna salad idea please share it with me. Thanks.


1 can of tuna, drained
1 tomato, cut in small pieces
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
parsley, chopped

black pepper
lemon juice or vinegar dressing


Hungarian Cheese Spread - low fat version


1/2 pound Liptauer or farmers cheese at room temperature
1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
1 teaspoon sweet Hungarian paprika
1/2 teaspoon pounded caraway seeds
1 small grated onion or 3 green onions, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon mustard
Black pepper

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bell Pepper Eggs in a Hole

Servings: 2

4 eggs
4 slices of bread, toasted
4 rings of bell pepper - 1/2 inch thick (any color)
black pepper
Pam spray


Friday, January 7, 2011

Feta Cheese Dill Truffles

4 oz cream cheese, softened
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled
Cottage cheese or greek yogurt (optional)
2  teaspoons green onion, chopped
1/4  teaspoon  black pepper
1/2  cup  chopped fresh dill

or other fresh vegetables

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Lunch Substitute

You can substitute lunch any day with:
1/2 cup low-fat pot cheese or cottage cheese, mixed with 1 tablespoon of low-fat sour cream; sliced fruit, all you want; 6 halves walnuts or pecans, whole or chopped and mixed with with the above or sprinkled over the fruit; coffee/ tea/ no-sugar diet soda of diet soda of any flavor.

Either low-fat pot cheese or low-fat cottage cheese may be used; both are excellent.

I like to mix fat free farmers cheese (pot cheese, white unsalted cheese) with a little fat free greek yogurt with raisins and sweetener (instead of cottage cheese).

Cheese Mushroom Frittata


1/2 lb. button mushrooms
oil spray
2 teaspoon dry thyme
4 eggs
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup grated Gruyere cheese


Preheat oven (broiler).
Wipe mushrooms clean; then slice.
Spray nonstick skillet with oil.
Sauté mushrooms for about 5 minutes. Don’t overcrowd.
In a medium size bowl beat eggs, Parmesan cheese, thyme, salt and black pepper.
Pour over mushrooms in skillet and cook until almost set, but still runny on top, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with gruyere cheese.
Broil until cheese is melted and browned, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove from oven with oven mitts and slide frittata onto a serving plate.
Cut into wedges.
I had some Prosciutto di Parma slices and I served it with Prosciutto and spinach leaves with balsamic vinaigrette.

Tags: Cheese Mushroom Frittata recipe, egg recipe, Mushroom Frittata recipe, keep trim day 4 lunch

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Yogurt Salmon Salad

1 can of salmon (tuna), drained
¼ cup celery, chopped
¼ cup parsley, chopped
3 tbsp onion, chopped
1 dill pickle, chopped
2-3 tbsp plain lowfat yogurt
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix the all ingredients together in a bowl.
Season with salt and pepper.
Serve on a bed of greens, green pepper or make salad wraps.

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Cubed pork meat with sauerkraut

1 lb lean pork meat cubed
1 1/2 lbs. sauerkraut, rinse and drained
1 white onion, chopped
oil spray to brown the meat
2 Bay leaves
1-2 cups of water
salt and pepper to taste

Baked Chicken Spinach Rolls


2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
Frozen chopped spinach
2 cloves garlic - crushed
shredded cheese
feta cheese
1 egg
black pepper

Monday, January 3, 2011

Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast

Recipe coming soon

Greek Yogurt with Fruits and Honey

I wish I was one of those people who didn't crave sweets. It's so hard sometimes.
So I decided to make a healthy dessert with fat free yogurt, fruits and honey. Deeeeeelicious.

8 oz. greek yogurt (I used Fage fat free yogurt)
fresh fruit - handful fruit of your choice
2 tablespoon honey
roasted almonds or walnuts

In a glass, put half of the yogurt, top with fruits, another layer of yogurt and than more fruit on top.
Drizzle with honey, sprinkle with slivered almond or walnut pieces.

You can sprinkle it with cinnamon; top it with cereals, granola for a nice and healthy breakfast; try it with vanilla yogurt - use your creativity.

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Baked Turkey Thigh

Saturday is Roast turkey or chicken with salad of tomatoes and lettuce; grapefruit or fruit in season; coffee/tea.

I had some turkey thigh today. Here is how I cooked it.

Combine minced garlic and fresh rosemary - make a paste.
Separate turkey thigh skin from flesh and smear mixture on meat after applying salt and pepper.

Grilled Chicken Breast with Green Beans

How about Grilled chicken breast with roasted green beans today?

We sould skip the almonds (but it gives an extra crunch to this dish and they are soooo good).

Tags: scarsdale diet day 4 dinner, smd day 4 dinner, chicken breast with green beens smd dinner

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

I like this side dish with any meat, grilled, broiled, name it. This is very easy to make and it takes just a few minutes.

Cook the green beans in a large pot of boiling water until just crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water. Drain well; set aside.
Melt a teaspoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for about 1 minute, but not until it's browned. Add the green beans and cherry tomatoes and cook, stirring frequently, until tomatoes begin to burst.
Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Transfer to a serving bowl, and serve.

Note: To save time you can use drained canned green beans instead of fresh green beans.