Easy Breezy Summer Recipes

By Susan Klick, MSN, RN, CNL

This blog finds us in the middle of summer – and ready for some new recipes!

Lemon-Cilantro Slaw                        Makes 2 Servings (1 cup each)

1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 ½ teaspoons olive oillemon-cilantro slaw
¼ teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
Dash ground black pepper
2 cups packaged coleslaw mix
¼ cup coarsely shredded carrot
1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped green onion

In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice, oil, sugar, mustard, and pepper.  Add coleslaw mix, carrot, cilantro, and green onion; toss gently to coat.  Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.

Nutritional Facts per Serving: Calories: 59, Total Fat: 3gm, Sodium 43 gm, Carbohydrates 6 gm,
Protein 1 gm, Fiber 2 gm

 

Grilled Turkey Burgers                                 Makes 4 Burgers

grilled turkey burger½ cup finely shredded carrot
¼ cup thinly sliced green onion
2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
¼ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
12 oz. uncooked ground turkey
¼ cup Dijon-style mustard
½ teaspoon curry powder
4 whole wheat hamburger buns (toasted)
Lettuce leaves (optional)
Sliced tomato (optional)
1.  In a medium bowl stir together the carrot, green onion, bread crumbs, milk, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, and pepper.  Add ground turkey; mix well.  Form mixture into four 1/2-inch thich patties.

2.  Place patties on a greased rack of an uncovered grill, directly over medium coals.  Grill for 11 to 13 minutes or until patties are done (165 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling time.

3.  Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together mustard and curry powder.  Spread buns with mustard      mixture.  Top with burgers and if desired, lettuce and tomato.
Nutritional Facts Per Serving: Calories: 287, Total Fat: 11 gm (3 gm sat. fat), Cholesterol: 68 gm, Sodium: 470 gm, Carbohydrates: 26 gm, Fiber: 3 gm, Protein 21 gm

 

Sourrce: Diabetic Living Magazine

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