It is nice to see Chef Ramsey and Rachel Ray prepare gourmet meals that are savory and pleasing to the eye, but let's be realistic... how many of us really have that kind of time? In learning to prepare my meals I found that I am all about making them lean, quick, and tasty. Here are some recipes that can be used when time is not on your side...
Note: All recipes are simple. They require you to dump everything in one pan; mix, cook, and serve. (I only measure certain ingredients as most are according to taste.)
1) Breakfast Quiche: Ingredients – 32 oz flavored Egg Beaters, 8 oz rinsed extra lean deli turkey or chicken, diced tomato, sliced mushrooms, chopped cilantro, pepper, dash of turmeric, garlic powder.... or whatever other seasonings you enjoy. Directions - Dump in cooking spray covered 10 x 17 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
This makes 6 servings for ladies and 4 for men. Options - You can add brown rice or potatoes to the mix for added carbohydrates.
2) Tuna & Potato Salad: Ingredients – 5 lb can tuna, onions, cilantro, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic & herb flavored Mrs. Dash, fat free mayo. Directions - Dump into dish, then mix, chill, and serve.
Measure out 6 oz servings for women and 8-10 oz for men. Add 5 oz potatoes to individual mix for added carbohydrates. Options - try adding lemon pepper seasoning, fat-free ranch, or fat- free Italian dressing.
3) Chicken & Potato Salad: Same as above, but use various types of seasoned chicken.
4) Crab & Potato Salad: Ingredients - 4-16 oz rinsed imitation crab, onions, cilantro, four packets Splenda, lemon juice, pepper, fat free mayo. Directions – Dump in to bowl, then mix, chill, and serve.
Measure out 5 oz servings for women and 8-10 oz for men. Options - add 5 oz potato to individual mix for added carbohydrates.