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Cooking Light 5 Ingredients, 15 Minutes

Cooking Light 5 Ingredients, 15 Minutes

Cooking Light 5 Ingredients, 15 Minutes

The focus is on simple and fresh with these new Cooking Light recipes. Each recipe requires no more than five ingredients OR can be prepared in 15 minutes or less, and many recipes fit the bill for both. Every recipe is guaranteed to fit into your healthy eating style, and each chapter features recipes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients ideal for summer cooking. Throughout the book you’ll find vital nutrition information as well as tips for easy meal planning.

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1 min.
introduction

We understand that preparing healthy, home-cooked food is only one component of your busy life, so we’ve created recipes that combine fresh ingredients with smart, store-bought items to help you get meals on the table in minutes. Each of the 114 easy recipes requires no more than 5 ingredients (excluding water, salt, pepper, oil, and cooking spray) or takes 15 minutes or less to make. Many deliver on both! When you need to grab breakfast before you dash out the door, Rise & Shine (p. 4) features smoothies, toast toppers, and 5-minute eggs. Turn to Dinner in a Hurry (p. 52) for quick-fix recipes for beef, pork, poultry, and seafood. If you’re not eating as much meat these days, we’ve got a chapter of No-Meat Meals (p. 40) as well as…

9 min.
rise & shine

Berry Green Smoothie HANDS-ON 10 MIN. TOTAL 10 MIN. Smoothies are a quick way to kick-start your day with extra fruits, vegetables, and fiber. Avoid juices and fruit with added sugars; instead choose whole ripe fruit to add a sweet touch naturally. 1 cup frozen mixed berries½ cup baby spinach leaves2 Tbsp. fresh orange juice2 Tbsp. water1 (5.3-oz.) container plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt1 ripe banana, sliced Place all ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. SERVES 1 (serving size: 1¾ cups) CALORIES 297; FAT 4g (sat 2g, unsat 1g); PROTEIN 18g; CARB 54g; FIBER 8g; SUGARS 33g (added sugars 0g); SODIUM 75mg; CALC 23% DV; POTASSIUM 10% DV Kitchen Confidential If you want to make more servings of a smoothie than the recipe indicates, don’t just double the ingredients. You may overfill the blender and have…

4 min.
morning perks

White Chocolate Latte HANDS-ON 10 MIN. TOTAL 10 MIN. This rich beverage feels indulgent and fun, and with the foamed milk, it’s just like a coffee-shop drink. 2 cups fat-free milk3 Tbsp. white chocolate chips¾ cup whole milk2 oz. hot brewed espresso¼ cup thawed frozen whipped topping2 Tbsp. white chocolate shavings (optional) 1. Place fat-free milk in a quart-size glass canning (Mason) jar; attach a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously until frothy, 45 seconds to 1 minute. Remove lid, and pour milk into a 4-cup glass measuring cup, holding back foam with a spoon. Reserve foam. 2. Place chocolate chips into measuring cup with fat-free milk. Add whole milk, and microwave on high until hot and blended, 1 to 1½ minutes, stirring every 30 seconds to melt chocolate. Add espresso to measuring cup; stir to combine.…

2 min.
let’s toast

1 PROSCIUTTO-MELON TOAST HANDS-ON 5 MIN. TOTAL 5 MIN. 1 Tbsp. ⅓-less-fat cream cheese, softened1 (1-oz.) slice whole-grain bread, toasted1½ very thin slices prosciutto (about ½ oz.)2 thin slices cantaloupeDash of freshly ground black pepper Spread cream cheese over bread, and top with prosciutto and cantaloupe. Sprinkle with pepper. SERVES 1 (serving size: 1 slice) CALORIES 143; FAT 6g (sat 3g, unsat 2g); PROTEIN 8g; CARB 15g; FIBER 2g; SUGARS 4g (added sugars 2g); SODIUM 380mg; CALC 4% DV; POTASSIUM 3% DV 2 APPLE-TAHINI TOAST HANDS-ON 5 MIN. TOTAL 5 MIN. 1 Tbsp. tahini (sesame seed paste), stirred well1 (1-oz.) slice whole-grain bread, toasted4 thin slices Granny Smith apple1 tsp. honey⅛ tsp. toasted sesame seeds⅛ tsp. ground cinnamon Spread tahini over bread; top with apple slices. Drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and cinnamon. SERVES 1 (serving size:…

9 min.
nibble & nosh

No-Frills Guacamole Photo p. 17 HANDS-ON 5 MIN. TOTAL 15 MIN. This simple guacamole recipe gets back to basics. Our recipe uses just a few ingredients, so the real star can shine: avocado. We let the onion and jalapeño macerate with the lime juice and salt to tame their flavors slightly. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or crunchy vegetables such as radishes, mini sweet peppers, and jicama slices. 1½ Tbsp. finely chopped white onion1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice1 tsp. finely chopped seeded jalapeño½ tsp. kosher salt2 ripe avocados, peeled and coarsely chopped1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro Combine onion, lime juice, jalapeño, and salt in a medium bowl; let stand 10 minutes. Add avocados; mash to desired consistency. Stir in cilantro. SERVES 6 (serving size: about ¼ cup) CALORIES 109; FAT 10g (sat 1g, unsat 8g);…

11 min.
garden fresh

Crunchy Romaine Salad with Cilantro Ranch HANDS-ON 10 MIN. TOTAL 10 MIN. Try the ranch dressing on top of any combo of greens and crunchy vegetables or as a dip for carrots and cucumbers. ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and stems¼ cup whole buttermilk3 Tbsp. canola mayonnaise1 tsp. apple cider vinegar½ tsp. black pepper¼ tsp. kosher salt1 small garlic clove, grated6 cups torn romaine lettuce½ cup thinly sliced radishes½ cup matchstick-cut carrots 1. Whisk together cilantro, buttermilk, mayonnaise, vinegar, pepper, salt, and garlic in a medium bowl. 2. Combine lettuce, radishes, and carrots. Divide among 4 plates, and drizzle with dressing. SERVES 4 (serving size: 1½ cups salad and 2 Tbsp. dressing) CALORIES 60; FAT 4g (sat 0g, unsat 3g); PROTEIN 2g; CARB 5g; FIBER 2g; SUGARS 3g (added sugars 0g); SODIUM 238mg; CALC…