March is national nutrition Month. The theme for 2014 is “Enjoy the taste of eating right.” The key to eating right is to combine both taste and nutrition to create healthy meals. Learn more by visiting with your Hy-Vee dietitian.
Dietitian Weeknight Meals....that combine great taste and nutrition, along with convenience for busy families.
Buffalo-Style Beef Tacos - Combine cooked ground beef crumbles with buffalo wing hot sauce, as desired. Cook until heated through; spoon into hard or soft corn tortillas. Top with shredded lettuce, chopped carrots and celery. Drizzle with low-fat ranch or blue cheese dressing. Serve with Healthy Choice frozen yogurt and fresh or frozen berries.
Southwest Chicken Rice - Stir 1 packet Hy-Vee 30% less sodium taco seasoning, 2 cups Birds Eye frozen pepper stir-fry vegetables, 3 cups Hy-Vee instant brown rice and 2 3⁄4 cups water in a large microwavable bowl; microwave on high for 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in shredded Hy-Vee rotisserie chicken breast and 1 can drained Hy-Vee black beans, cook until heated through. Optional toppings: plain greek yogurt, chopped cilantro, sliced avocado and salsa.
Chipotle Pork - Pork loin chop, Dole chopped cheddar chipotle cabbage salad kit, fresh or canned pineapple.
Fish & Chips - Dill pickle chip tilapia (see recipe below), frozen steam-in-bag vegetables, clementines.
Chicken Cranberry Leafy Salad - Dark leafy green salad blend, topped with shredded rotisserie chicken breast, reduced-fat feta cheese, toasted pecans, dried cranberries, sliced red onion and Bolthouse farms vinaigrette dressing.
Dill Pickle Chips ‘n’ Tilapia
All you need:
- 1 cup crushed Hy-Vee dill pickle potato chips
- 4 (3- to 4-oz each) fresh tilapia fillets
- 1 cup buttermilk
All you do:
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Place crushed chips in a medium bowl.
- Dip tilapia fillets into buttermilk; drain off excess buttermilk, then roll fillet in crushed chips. Place fillets on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Nutrition Facts per serving: 180 calories, 6g fat, 2g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 45mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 9g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 1g sugar, 22g protein.
Daily Values: 0% vitamin A, 10% vitamin C, 2% calcium, 2% iron.
Source: Hy-Vee dietitians
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