Chinese New Year Recipes – The Skinny Skillet Style

Chinese New Year is today, so Happy New Year to all of our Chinese friends! I’ll be cooking a few of our favorite Chinese dishes for dinner tonight, a lighter version than your typical Chinese restaurant. Here are just a few of the dishes I am considering:

Chinese Beef and Broccoli Shrimp and Egg Flower Soup Asian potstickers with Sesame Soy Dipping Sauce

Asparagus with Asian Dipping Sauce  Asian Baby Bok Choy

The Potstickers are a 16 ounce frozen package of Chicken Potstickers from Trader Joe’s. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil, then coat with cooking spray. Spread potstickers out in a single layer and spray tops with cooking spray. Bake for about 18 minutes until lightly browned and crispy. Dip in a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil and chili oil to taste. Serves 3. Nutrition on potstickers: 7 pieces per serving: about 240 calories, 4 grams fat, 13 grams of protein, 36 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 640 mg. sodium; WW Points + value =6 (info does not include soy dip).
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Edamame w/ Sesame Soy Sauce

Edamame w Sesame Soy Sauce
Comments: Edamame soy beans are rich in protein, packed with nutrients and these are very tasty.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

12 ounces edamame, shelled, frozen
1 tablespoon soy sauce, low sodium
2 green onions , minced
dash pepper, black, ground
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil, dark
dash hot pepper sauce
2 tablespoons parsley, fresh, chopped

Preparation: In a medium saucepan, place one half cup water and the edamame, and soy sauce. Bring to boil while stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until the beans are tender and the liquid has evaporated. If there is any remaining liquid continue to cook until it is gone. Remove pan from heat. Stir in the oil, green onions, pepper and hot sauce (if desired). Garnish with chopped parsley.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 130 calories, 5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 9 g protein, 11 g carbohydrates, 5 g dietary fiber, 135 mg sodium; WW Points Plus value 3

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Asparagus with Parmesan

Asparagus with Parmesan
Comments: This is fast and easy, and very good for you!
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

1 pound asparagus, fresh
1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, shredded
2 teaspoons olive oil

Preparation: Place 3 cups of water in a skillet and bring to a boil over high heat. Trim tough ends from asparagus. Place asparagus in boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes until crisp tender. Drain water from asparagus. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle Parmesan cheese over asparagus and toss before serving. Salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 50 calories, 2.5 g fat, .5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 3 g protein, 4 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 25 mg sodium; WW points plus value 1

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Ham and Mozzarella Zucchini

Ham Mozzarella Zucchini

Ham Mozzarella Zucchini


Serves: 4
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Comments: Fast, easy, great tasting zucchini side dish. This is great with swiss cheese too.

Ingredients:

4 zucchini
4 tablespoon cheese, mozzarella, low moisture and part skim milk, shredded
2 ounces ham, lean, chopped
1/4 teaspoon pepper, black, ground

Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and place cut side up on a foil lined baking sheet or dish. Sprinkle the cheese and ham over the zucchini halves, sprinkle with pepper and bake for about 20 minutes or until the zucchini are tender and the cheese is slightly browned. Serve warm.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 80 calories, 3.5 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 6 g protein, 7 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 220 mg sodium; WW Points Plus value 2

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Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts


Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Comments: Low in Carbs, calories and WW Points, this is a simple and delicious way to serve Brussels sprouts.

Ingredients:

1 pound Brussels sprouts, fresh
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper, black
garlic powder, cumin, or other spices optional

Preparation: Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut tough ends from Brussels sprouts, cut into quarters (lengthwise) and rinse. Place Brussels sprouts in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and toss to coat. Arrange Brussels sprouts on baking sheet with the cut side down and in a single layer. Bake for approximately 20 minutes until lightly browned and soft.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 70 calories, 3.5 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 3 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 4 g dietary fiber, 170 mg sodium; WW Points Plus value 2

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Mock Creamy Garlic Potatoes

Mock Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mock Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 6 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Lower in carbs and calories than real mashed potatoes, this is a great way to get your family to eat cauliflower. You can barely tell they aren’t potatoes. We even serve them with a side of Low Cal gravy, YUM!

Ingredients:

1 head cauliflower
1 tablespoon cream cheese, 1/3 less fat
1/4 cup sour cream, low fat or light
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 tablespoon vegetable broth, reduced sodium
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon pepper, black, ground
1 tablespoon chives, fresh, chopped

Preparation: Set a pot of water to boil over high heat. Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for approx 6 minutes or until tender. Drain cauliflower well. Return cauliflower to original pot. Add cream cheese, sour cream, parmesan cheese, garlic, broth and pepper to cauliflower. Use an immersion blender or potato masher to puree or mash all ingredients until smooth. Garnish with chives if desired and serve.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 90 calories, 3.5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 6 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 3 g dietary fiber, 150 mg sodium; WW Points Plus value 2

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Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash

Spice Roasted Butternut Squash

Spice Roasted Butternut Squash


Serves: 5
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Comments: The seasonings add so much flavor to the squash.
Ingredients:

2 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1 teaspoon cumin, ground
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
cooking spray, gluten-free, not baking type

Preparation: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place foil over a large rimmed baking baking sheet and coat with cooking spray. Place cubed squash over baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle spices and seasonings over squash. Spray tops with cooking spray and roast for about 25 minutes until tender.

Nutrition: Per Serving Piece About: 70 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat , 2 g protein, 18 g carbohydrates, 3 g dietary fiber, 200 mg sodium; WW Points Plus value 2

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Cauliflower Gratin

Cauliflower Gratin

Comments: Cauliflower is delicious prepared this way. Serve with a salad for a full meal.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

1 head cauliflower
1 cup cheese, cheddar, shredded
1 cup milk, 1% fat
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour, all purpose
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper, black, ground

Preparation: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and cut cauliflower into small florets. Place in a pan with enough water to just cover the cauliflower. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes until just tender. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small sauce pan. Add flour and whisk. Cook for about 30 seconds. Slowly pour in milk and whisk together. Add salt and pepper and cook over medium low heat for about 4 or 5 minutes. Add cheese and stir. Drain water from cauliflower and place in 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Pour cheese mixture over cauliflower. Bake for about 5 minutes until cheese is lightly browned.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 140 calories, 8 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 8 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 570 mg sodium; WW Points plus value 4

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Baked Fontina Zucchini

Baked Fontina Zucchini

Baked Fontina Zucchini


Recipe and Photography courtesy of Betsey Reid
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Comments:This is a fast, easy, great tasting zucchini side dish. Try gorgonzola, sharp cheddar or mozzarella instead of the Fontina if you like.

Ingredients:

4 zucchini(s)
4 tablespoons cheese, Fontina, shredded
1/4 teaspoon pepper, black, ground

Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and place cut side up on a foil lined baking sheet or dish. Sprinkle the cheese over the zucchini halves, sprinkle with pepper and bake for about 20 minutes or until the zucchini are tender and the cheese is slightly browned. Serve warm.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 60 calories, 2.5 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 4 g protein, 6 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 70 mg sodium; WW points plus value 2

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Cauliflower w/ Melted Cheese

Cauliflower with Cheese
Serves: 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 8 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Comments: The cheese will get your kids to eat more cauliflower!
Ingredients

3 cups cauliflower
3/4 cup cheese, cheddar, light, shredded

Preparation: Remove core and hard stem part from cauliflower and cut into medium florets. Place in a large sauce pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium low and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until soft. Drain water. Sprinkle with cheese and place cover over pan for about 2 minutes until cheese is melted.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 80 calories, 3.5 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 8 g protein, 6 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 160 mg sodium; WW Points plus value 2

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