Jun 142015
 

A Summertime Smoothie – Perfect for the kids, great for breakfast or a tasty afternoon snack!

 

18 oz Single Serving Size
Makes approximately 2 servings
170 calories per summertime smoothie serving

Ingredients
2 cups of seedless watermelon
1 cup of sliced cantaloupe
1/2 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 orange pealed and cut into pieces
1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup crushed ice

Directions
Place your ingredients in the blender and blend well for 1 to 2 minutes. For added nutritional benefit and to make this summertime smoothie the perfect post workout snack add a 1 tbsp of ground flax seeds or protein powder.

Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy!


Jul 052012
 

I love fresh fruit especially in the summer!  We are always encouraged to eat a variety of colors – red & blue – Strawberries &  Blueberries are perfect; plus they make what I like to call ‘patriotic treats’ for the 4th of July.  They are delicious all by themselves, try serving them with a spoonful of cool whip or yogurt or on top your favorite cake, pie or frozen treat, you can whip them up in a smoothie, make a berry parfait, or they even go great in a salad!  They taste great and they are good for you too!

Here’s how they stack up based on a one cup serving size:
Strawberries:
  50 calories, 1g of protein, .5g of fat, 11 carbs and 4g of fiber
Blueberries: 
85 calories, 1g of protein, .5g of fat, 21 carbs and 4g of fiber

Keep Fresh Tips:
Keep in the frig until you’re are ready to use
Don’t wash until you’re ready to eat it
Wash under cool water
For best flavor serve at room temperature

Happy 4th and enjoy your strawberries and blueberries!

Be Fit! Be Healthy! Be Happy!   ~ Tanya


Jun 292012
 

This pie is absolutely delicious – you just have to try it! This recipe comes from our good friend and TSTS member, Julie! You may have even tried Julies ‘Gluten Free Brownie’ recipe that she was kind enough to share as well!

Strawberry Filling

Ingredients:
2 to 2 ½ quarts of fresh strawberries
5 oz of cream cheese
Milk
1 cup sugar
2 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
Juice from ½ lemon

Directions:
Spread Cream Cheese softened with milk on cool pie shell. Wash, clean and drain strawberries. Place a few whole berries on cream cheese to form a base. Mash remainder of strawberries, add sugar and corn starch. Cook mixture in a sauce pan until thickened (this takes a while.) Add lemon juice. Cool, and then pour over whole berry base in pie shell.

Pie Crust

Ingredients:
½ cup butter
¼ cup powdered sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 egg yolk
1 cup sifted flour

Directions:
Cream butter, blend in sugar, salt and egg yolk. Add flour and blend well. Spread on bottom and sides of a 9” pie plate using a metal spatula. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Cool and chill in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes before adding pie filling.

You can always substitute low fat or fat free cream cheese and as a time saver use a pre-made pie crust!

Thanks so much Julie!

Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy!  ~ Tanya


May 232012
 

This recipe was sent in from my friend Matti.  This is one of his favorites. It is a great alternative to your standard salad. Halloumi Cheese – which I just learned about, is amazingly versatile, you can grill it, sauté it, fry it, grate it or serve it fresh! In Matti’s recipe you sauté it! It’s delicious!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Salad Ingredients:
1 cup of fresh sliced strawberries
2 small spring onions chopped
1 cucumber cubed
4 cups of mixed salad greens
1 cup Halloumi Cheese
¼ cup sliced black olives

Salad Dressing Ingredients:
1 teaspoon strong mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1 table spoon orange juice
2 table spoons lemon juice
2 table spoons virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon crunched black pepper

Directions:
Combine strawberries, onions, cucumber and salad greens in a bowl. Set aside. Mix all the salad dressing ingredients together and pour over greens. Refrigerate.

Cut Halloumi Cheese into ½” slices place in a skillet & sauté over medium heat for approximately 2 minutes on each side. Cheese will turn golden brown instead of melting.

Garnish Salad with sautéed cheese slices and olives

Thanks so much Matti, I’m making the “Strawberry- Halloumi Salad” for a picnic this week end!

Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy! ~ Tanya

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