Spinach and Feta Stuffed Pork Chops

Apparently I’m on a kick of stuffing pork with spinach.  I mean, it’s delicious so it’s hard to argue.  It’s also easy to make it pretty healthy and low cal.  I got this recipe from Cooking Light, but ditched the sun dried tomatoes as I’m not a huge fan.  I intended to sub roasted red peppers but I was out of them.  Still good with just the spinach and feta as the filling.  We served this with mashed cauliflower and garlicky roasted asparagus.




Miso-Marinated Steak

This was an unusual enough marinade that it caught my eye.  I had only yellow miso on hand, but it turned out really well – we loved it.  I only marinated for 45 minutes or so and it was fine…I imagine it’d be awesome for a few hours.  Roasting it made the flank steak nice and tender.  Served this with some bok choy sauteed in a little soy sauce and Sriracha.



Fish Tacos

I had the pleasure of visiting San Diego for a convention last June, and one of the first things I sought out was a fish taco from what I was told was a “must have” source.  I love them.  Delicious and filling and awesomeness all in one.  And very easily done low cal/WW-friendly.  We really enjoyed this version, which I got from Chow, and it had a delicious cabbage slaw.  I got the idea to try them for low cal from my friend Missy, and it was definitely a good call!  I made almost no changes to this recipe.



Turkey Meatloaf

I’m a sucker for meatloaf, and Shawn’s super healthy turkey version is awesome and filling.  It makes a ton, so plenty leftover for meatloaf sandwiches for lunch.  Which I like even more than meatloaf by itself.  This is very low cal and WW Compatible, and Shawn served it with roasted brussel sprouts and shirataki “butter” noodles.  Definitely a favorite!



Hoppin’ John

There have been very few New Years Days in my adult life that I have not eaten black-eyed peas in some form.  I’m not a superstitious person, but I happen to love black-eyed peas, so why tempt fate?  Can always use a little extra luck to start the year, right?  This is the rendition of Hoppin’ John I’ve been using over the years.  It’s been a lot of recipes mish-mashed into one.  This year I admit I lightened it up a little bit with less oil, turkey bacon instead of regular bacon, etc, but it was still excellent.  It may have to make an appearance more than just New Years Day!



Apple, Banana and Grape Green Smoothie

Here’s another green smoothie recipe that I like a lot.  Tastes great, and these are also awesome for using up fruit that may be on its last legs.   This one is my favorite so far.

  • 1 apple, coursely chopped
  • 1 banana
  • Handful of seedless red grapes
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • A couple of handfuls of fresh spinach

Throw it all in the blender and liquify it. 🙂  Makes a great breakfast!