Thursday, April 19, 2012

Broccoli and Cheese Crepe (with ham!)

I am a HUGE fan (and I mean obsessively huge) of anything broccoli and cheese! I can't believe I ever hated that beautiful vegetable!

Broccoli is full of vitamins A, C, folic acid, calcium and fiber (just to name a few!). Research shows it can help control high blood pressure, prevent colon cancer, cataracts, heart disease... what am I doing? You all probably know all this and more-so I'll just get straight to the recipe!

This dish makes a great light dinner (or even a fancy brunch item!). It is full of protein to ward off hunger pangs for at least a few hours, and contains a wide varieties of colors (which is a clue to its wide variety of nutrients!)

Ingredients (serves 2) :
-1 batch of crepes
-4 ounces chopped (fully cooked) ham
-1 cup broccoli
-2 ounces Velveeta cheese (for a lower calorie and fat version make sure to use the Velveeta that is made with 2% milk)

1. Chop and steam broccoli until it is tender-crisp
2. Chop ham into bite sized pieces
3. Drain broccoli and add your cheese
4. Melt in microwave, add ham
5. Make crepes according to recipe
6. Warm your cheese, broccoli and ham mixture again
7. Assemble crepe! You should have 4 crepes (if you followed my recipe for crepes), fill each crepe with 1/4 of mixture and fold over.
Optional: Reserve some of the cheese sauce to pour over crepes for a fancy touch :)

Nutritional Info: (1/2 of recipe)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spicy Cabbage Salad

Did you just make my Runza's and now have an obnoxious abundance of cabbage that you don't know what to do with? No? Hmm-maybe that's just me...but it doesn't can still make this salad, even if you have to go out and buy cabbage.

It's extremely simple and the results are a creative and new flavorful way to enjoy cabbage. It's a nice remix on the traditional taco salad or cabbage slaw.

Did you know that cabbage contains fiber and helps lower cholesterol? Also-it is full of sinigrin (a cancer fighting chemical! ...who doesn't want more of those?! ) Salsa can help speed your metabolism and both tomatoes and peppers are chalk full of antioxidants!

-1 head of cabbage
-1 jar salsa
-2 tomatoes
-1 onion
-2 peppers (if you use two different colors it makes it all the more fun!)
-any additional 'taco' like toppings; i.e. beans,

Warning! This salad makes a LARGE amount-like enough to feed a hungry group of BBQ go-ers in the middle of June after a long day in the fields! So...if you are enjoying alone feel free to size it down :)

1. Chop all ingredients (except salsa because, doesn't need chopped!)
2. Mix with salsa and let sit 2 hours at least! ...this helps bring out all the flavors

Nutritional Info:

...alright so I don't exactly have the nutritional stats-but don't get upset! I have a very good reason! It will all depend on how big your head of cabbage is, what your salsa is made out of and how much you eat! Please forgive me :)