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“High Protein – Low Carbohydrate” Menu

February 8th, 2015 by Chef Bill

Below is a Healthy menu that I will be preparing this week. The meals are all geared towards a high protein – low carbohydrate diet.

Swordfish a with Balsamic Glaze
Rubbed with a blend of sea salt and lemon pepper. Drizzled with a balsamic glaze
Served with Bulgur Wheat tossed with Vegetables
(L=293, D= 485 calories)

Turkey Piccata
Turkey, seasoned whole wheat flour, extra virgin olive oil, dash of butter, garlic, shallot, white wine & capers.
Served with Roasted Vegetables
(L=294, D= 480 calories)

Apricot Chili Glazed Salmon
Salmon glazed with salt, red chili powder and apricot.
Served with Spicy Grilled Zucchini
(L=300, D=500 calories)

Herb Stuffed Chicken Breast
Chicken breast, herb goat cheese, Canadian bacon and hint of chipotle
Served with Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
(L=289, D=498 calories)

Barbeque Roasted Salmon
Salmon marinated with pineapple and lemon juice. Rubbed with low carb sugar, chili powder, cumin, sea salt and cinnamon
Served with Snap Pea, Bell Pepper Sauté
(L=282, D=487 calories)

Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis
Personal sized loafs made of onion, garlic, low carb ketchup parsley, Parmesan, horseradish, Dijon, oregano, pepper, salt, reduced calorie cheddar cheese, lean ground sirloin and egg.
Served with Seasoned Broccoli
(L= 300, D=500 calories)

Grilled Lemon Chicken
Chicken marinated with lemon, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, thyme and rosemary seasoned with lemon pepper.
Served with Grilled asparagus
(L=290, D=480 calories)

Snap Pea & Red Bell Pepper Frittata
Red bell pepper, garlic, crushed red pepper, eggs, snap peas, Parmesan cheese, oregano, salt n pepper
(305 calories)

Canadian bacon Frittata
Eggs, herbs salt n pepper, olive oil, Canadian bacon, Swiss cheese and Broccoli
(326 calories)

Roasted Vegetables with Cheddar Cheese Frittata
Eggs, salt n pepper, cheddar cheese and roasted vegetables
(315 calories)

Happy Eating,
Chef Bill

High Protein – Low Carb Meals

March 6th, 2011 by Chef Bill

Below is a High Protein – Low Carb menu I will be preparing for one of my valued clients this week. The vegetable we will highlight this week is Broccoli Rabe.*

Asian Glazed Roasted Pork
Pork tenderloin, carefully marinated with garlic, scallion, ginger, Chile pepper, sesame oil, freshly squeezed lemon and orange juice. Served with Asian vegetables.
(pork: 6 grams of carbs + vegetables: 13.5 grams of carbs = 19.5 grams of total carbs )

Chicken & Shitake Marsala
Organic chicken breast, shitake mushrooms, Marsala wine, green onions and hint of butter.
Served with Garlic cauliflower.
(chicken: 8.32 grams of carbs + cauliflower: 12 grams of carbs = 20.32 grams of total carbs )

Halibut with Miso Glaze
Halibut glazed with sweet white miso, sake, mirin and sesame.
Served with Asparagus with ginger and lemon.
(halibut: 7.56 grams of carbs + asparagus: 12 grams of carbs = 19.56 grams of total carbs )

Veal Pizzaiola
Tender cutlets of veal, tomato, white wine, fresh Italian herbs, garlic, salt n pepper.
Served with Spicy garlic broccoli rabe*.
(veal: 10.5 grams of carbs + broccoli rabe: 8.6 grams of carbs = 19.10 grams of total carbs )

5 each – Side Salad with assorted vegetables
(Salad with trimmings = 13 grams of carbs)

Low Carb, low fat Salad Dressing
Celery Sticks & Baby Carrots

“Power Foods: Broccoli rabe”*.
With its deeply ruffled leaves and demure green florets, broccoli rabe (pronounced “rahb”) looks like a kinder, gentler broccoli. But it’s far from mild-mannered. This bold member of the Brassica, or cabbage, genus has a bitter edge similar to that of its cousin, mustard greens. A staple in the Italian kitchen, broccoli rabe shines as a counterpoint to starchy, sweet, and spicy foods (think: pasta and garlic), and it makes as much of an impact on your health as it does on your taste buds.

Health Benefits
The big news with broccoli rabe is its cancer-preventing potential. Like all Brassicas, it’s a rich source of glucosinolates, which your body converts to cancer-fighting sulforophanes and indoles. Studies show that these compounds are particularly effective against stomach, lung, and colon cancers, and promising research hints at protective effects against breast and prostate cancers as well.

A 3 1/2-ounce serving of broccoli rabe provides more than half your daily requirement of antioxidant-rich vitamins A and C, both of which fight off dangerous free radicals that can cause damage to your body’s cells.The bitter green is also a good source of folate (a B vitamin that protects against birth defects and heart disease), not to mention potassium, fiber, and calcium.

How to Buy
Broccoli rabe is available year-round, but cool weather brings out the best in this vegetable, mellowing its harsh edge slightly. Depending on where you shop, you may see it labeled as broccoli raab, rapini, broccoletti, or cima di rapa. Look for vibrant green leaves and plump stems; avoid bunches with yellowed leaves, flowering buds, or dry-ended stalks. Smaller-leaved plants are younger and therefore milder and tenderer than larger-leaved specimens. And take a sniff; a “cabbage-y” smell is a clue they’re past their prime.

Cooking Tip
Reduce the broccoli rabe bite by blanching and shocking it (giving it a brief dunk in salted boiling water followed by a dip in ice water). To maximize freshness, remove the twist tie and store the greens, wrapped in a damp paper towel inside a plastic bag, in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Healthy Eating!