Mexican Black Beans with Pork

This made a tasty lunch!

Mexican Black Beans with Pork
1 15oz. can black beans, drained
1 cup roasted corn
2 TB diced onion
14.5 oz. can fire roasted tomatoes, undrained
1 c. water
1 lb boneless lean pork loin, trimmed of fat, cut into 1″ cubes
1tsp. chili powder
½ tsp cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
1tsp. ground coriander

This makes a thick stew. Place beans, corn, onions and tomatoes in 3 quart slow cooker. Place diced pork in slow cooker and add water. Sprinkle with spices. Cook on low for 8 – 9 hours.
Yield: 4 servings. Per serving (about 1 ½ cups)= 284 Calories; 7g Fat (20.7% calories from fat); 29g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 8g Dietary Fiber; 51mg Cholesterol; 536mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fat.

cajun shrimp

Tasty! I skipped the salt and used cooking spray instead of oil.

Cajun Shrimp
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Preparation
Combine first 8 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal bag and shake to coat. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add shrimp; sauté 4 minutes or until shrimp are done.
Yield4 servings (serving size: 5 ounces) Nutritional Information
CALORIES 185(29% from fat); FAT 6g (sat 1.1g,mono 1.4g,poly 2.7g); PROTEIN 29g; CHOLESTEROL 215mg; CALCIUM 85mg; SODIUM 357mg; FIBER 0.3g; IRON 4.1mg; CARBOHYDRATE 2.2g

Asparagus w/ Honey Mustard

This was delicious!

Asparagus w/ Honey Mustard
2 lbs asparagus, trimmed
1/4 c. honey
3 TB dijon mustard
3 TB lemon juice
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Heat 1 inch of water in skillet or shallow casserole dish. Add asparagus and bring to a boil. After tender remove from heat. Combine honey, mustard, lemon juice and oil and pour over asaparagus.
yield: 4 servings. per serving= 113 Calories; 2g Fat (12.9% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 25g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 144mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

Peach Glazed Chicken

This was very good and moist!

Peach Glazed Chicken
Serving Size : 4

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup sugar free all fruit peach jam
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat oven to 375°. Arrange chicken on a foil-lined baking tray (be sure to use foil if you ever want to use that pan again!) Stir remaining ingredients together well in a bowl.Spoon sauce over chicken, being sure to get some on every piece. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until tender. Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 255 Calories; 2g Fat (6.0% calories from fat); 28g Protein; 31g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 68mg Cholesterol; 1095mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 4 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fat; 2 Other Carbohydrates.

Raspberry Chicken

This was good but I really wanted the chicken to have more raspberry flavor.

Raspberry Chicken
2 tsp. vegetable oil
4 (4§ oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
¼ cup raspberry jam (seedless)
2 Tbsp. orange juice

Heat oil in a large§ nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. If desired, season chicken with salt and ground black pepper; add to skillet. Cook 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is fork tender and juices run clear, turning once. Add raspberry jam and orange juice; stir until melted. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve sauce over chicken. Yield: 4 servings @ 4 points per serving

coconut macaroons

This makes a delicious chewy cookies.

Coconut Macaroons
18.5 oz coconut cake mix
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
2 egg whites
1 1/2 c. coconut flakes

Preheat oven to 350^. Combine all ingredients. Drop spoonfuls onto cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
Yield: 36 cookies. Per cookie= 79 Calories; 3g Fat (29.0% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 108mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.