Open-face Philly Cheesesteak

 

 

Philly Cheesesteak

First, make the Savory Dukan Bread. (note: cut into 2 pieces)

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of Savory Dukan Bread
  • 7 oz lean roast beef, sliced into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fat free cheese (I used cheddar & mozzarella)

Directions:

  1. Heat large pan on medium heat with cooking spray.
  2. Saute garlic, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms until just tender(do not overcook). Set Aside.
  3. Cook roast beef on medium heat until water is rendered. Strain and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, heat cooking spray over medium-high heat.
  5. Re-add roast beef and vegetables. Cook until both are browned.
  6. Mix in cheese and remove from heat immediately (cheese will melt fast).
  7. Top each slice of Dukan bread with cheesy beef & vegetables and serve.
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Baked Southwest Chicken

Baked Southwest Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breast halves
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
  2. Lay chicken breasts in a greased baking dish, top with salsa, and sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Cover dish and bake for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

 

(source: http://www.3fatchicks.com/diet-recipes/salsa-chicken/)

Prosciutto Chicken Rolls

Prosciutto Chicken Rolls
Ingredients:
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 8 slices prosciutto
  • 3 wedges low-fat laughing cow cheese (any flavor)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees F.
  2. Filet each breast through the center to create two thin breasts. Then, cut eat of those breasts in half.
  3. Spread cheese on top of each breast and roll.
  4. Then, wrap one slice of prosciutto around each chicken roll and hold with 1-2 toothpicks.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.

 

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Boy, am I on a Mexican food roll or what?!

I’ve made this recipe a few times before but with wheat tortillas. Obviously on the Dukan Diet, whether it’s wheat or it’s white, it ain’t right! Fortunately, now that I’ve found a Dukan-friendly tortilla recipe, I can prepare this recipe Dukan-style!

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

First, make the Homemade Dukan Tortillas recipe found here. (note: do not overcook tortillas as you want them to be on the softer side, not crispy)

Ingredients:

  • 4 Homemade Dukan Tortillas
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup fat free shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup picante sauce
  • 3/4 cup green chile sauce
  • 3 tbs fat free cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly season chicken breast with salt and pepper and cook through in a skillet with cooking spray.
  3. Remove and shred chicken. Set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, brown chopped onions with cooking spray on medium heat until tender.
  5. Add chicken back into the skillet along with cream cheese, chili powder, 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, and picante sauce.
  6. Cook for about 3 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  7. Place the tortillas in the microwave for about 1 minute.
  8. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  9. Stuff tortillas with chicken mixture, roll and place in the baking dish.
  10. Pour green chile sauce over enchiladas and top with remaining cheddar cheese.
  11. Bake for 15 minutes.

 

(source: http://www.3fatchicks.com/diet-recipes/cheesy-chicken-enchiladas/)

Breakfast Quesadillas

It’s only been one day since I’ve discovered Dukan-friendly tortillas and I’ve already taken it to another level: Breakfast Quesadillas! These quesadillas can be stuffed with your breakfast favorites including sausage, bacon, eggs, steak, cheese, etc. I had my quesadillas oozing with a 4-cheese blend and stuffed with bacon and egg whites. What a perfect way to start off your day!

Breakfast Quesadillas

First, make the Homemade Dukan Tortillas recipe found here. Note: use a large pan to create 2 large tortillas instead of 4 smaller ones as the original recipe makes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large Homemade Dukan Tortillas
  • 4 egg-whites
  • 5 strips lean, center-cut bacon (6% fat or less)
  • 1 slice fat free american cheese, cut into small squares
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat cheese blend of your choice (I recommend parmesan & mozzarella)
  • Salsa (to be used as a condiment)

Directions:

  1. In a skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Allow it to cool, and cut into 1 inch pieces.
  2. In a small pan, heat cooking spray on medium heat and pour 1/2 of the egg-white mixture at a time and tilt to form a round shape.
  3. Cook for 2-3 minutes, flip, and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Repeat steps to create a second egg-white round.
  4. Top one tortilla with a layer of cheese, bacon, another layer of cheese, egg-whites, and more cheese.
  5. Place second tortilla over the top and push down slightly. Microwave for 30 seconds or until cheese is melted.
  6. Cut quesadilla into 4 pieces and serve with salsa.

Green Chile & Chicken Panini

Back in my troubled eating days, I just loved to eat at Corner Bakery. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this chain bakery, it’s a casual place where you can grab a sandwich or pasta while enjoying some free wifi. It’s reasonably priced and never really packed so you can relax and stay as long as you want .. while carb-loading of course! One of my absolute favorite things to eat at Corner Bakery was their Green Chile & Chicken Panini. Crispy bread, tender chicken, flavorful green chiles, melty cheese — it was a whole lot of wonderful! So, like many other things on the Dukan Diet, if I wanted it enough, I knew I could make it happen. And, well, I wanted it pretty darn bad so here we are..

Green Chile & Chicken Panini

First, make the Savory Dukan Bread recipe found here. (note: cut bread into two slices)

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices Savory Dukan Bread
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1/2 can whole green chiles
  • 2 tbs low fat mayo
  • low fat mozzarella/parmesan mix
  • salt & pepper
  • cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill on medium-high heat
  2. Filet chicken through the center to create two thin slices of chicken.
  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper and grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side or 4 minutes in the George Foreman Grill.
  4. Spread low fat mayo on Dukan bread slices. Spray opposing sides of bread with cooking spray.
  5. Pat green chiles down with a paper towel to dry.
  6. Stack on chicken breasts, 2 whole green chiles, and cheese between bread slices.
  7. Place sandwich in a panini press or George Foreman Grill for 1 minute.

Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms

I am in such an appetizer mood! It must be because the Fourth of July is tomorrow and that means BBQs and lots of finger food. Note to self: BE GOOD!! And on that note, one great way for all of us to be good while eating yummy holiday food is to make these overstuffed cheesy mushrooms. They are awesome!

Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms

First, make the 1/3 of the Oat Bran Breadcrumbs recipe found here.

Then, follow the recipe below.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbs Oat Bran Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbs reduced fat parmesan/mozzarella cheese mix (+extra for topping)
  • 1 tbs cream cheese
  • dash of italian seasoning
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 6 whole mushrooms

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  2. Remove stems from mushrooms and place in food processor along with the first 5 ingredients and blend together.
  3. Generously stuff mushrooms with cheese mixture and place mushrooms on greased baking sheet.
  4. Top each mushroom with a pinch of parmesan/mozzarella cheese.
  5. Spray tops of mushrooms with cooking spray and bake for 25 minutes.

Garlic Parmesan Tofu Fries

You can do so much with these tofu fries. Toss them in dry seasoning, cover them with cheese, dip them, or eat them plain! I did a little bit of everything!

Garlic Parmesan Tofu Fries

Ingredients:

  • 1 package extra firm tofu
  • cooking spray
  • garlic salt
  • 2 tbs reduced fat parmesan

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  2. Strain tofu and pat down with a paper towel.
  3. Cut into 1/2 inch thick slices. Use paper towels to remove as much moisture as possible from each slice.
  4. Cut slices in three to form fry shape.
  5. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray and place tofu on sheet. Top with more cooking spray.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with garlic salt and parmesan.
  8. Serve immediately.

To make a low-fat ranch sauce for dipping, buy a packet of dry Hidden Valley Ranch mix. Prepare according to package directions with low-fat mayo and skim milk.

 

Open-Face Sunrise Bacon Burger

This ultimate burger is made up of a slice of Savory Dukan Bread, a lean ground beef patty, fat free cheese, brown sugar bacon, and a sunny-side up egg. Lots of good stuff for such a low-fat burger!

Sunrise Bacon Burger

First, make the Savory Dukan Bread. You can find the recipe here. (note: only slice the bread in two pieces)

Then, follow the recipe below.

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of Savory Dukan Bread
  • 1/4 cup splenda brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbs dijon mustard
  • 6 oz lean center-cut bacon (6% fat or less)
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 tbs worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 ts salt
  • 1/8 ts pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices fat free american cheese
  • ketchup, mustard, and/or low-fat mayo for condiments

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top.
  3. In a large zip-lock bag, combine brown sugar, dijon mustard, and bacon. Shake well.
  4. Remove bacon slices and place on rack.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the bacon is nice and brown. Allow bacon to cool on rack once removed from oven.
  6. While bacon is roasting, preheat grill or George Foreman to medium-high heat.
  7. In a bowl, combine ground beef, worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  8. Form two patties and grill for 5 minutes per side or 1-1.5 minutes in a George Foreman.
  9. Meanwhile, cook eggs sunny-side up in a skillet with cooking spray.
  10. Spread desired condiments on each slice of Dukan Bread and top with patty, cheese, bacon, and egg.

 

(source: http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/RecipePage.aspx?recipeId=115221http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/brown-sugar-bacon-recipe/index.html)

Garlic Cheese Bread

Yet another play on the Savory Dukan Bread that makes a sinLESSly scrumptious Garlic Cheese Bread.

Garlic Cheese Bread

First, make the Savory Dukan Bread. You can find the recipe here. (note: toast the bread lightly)

Ingredients:

  • Savory Dukan Bread
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1.5 tbs reduced parmesan
  • 1.5 tbs reduced mozzarella
  • 1/2 ts italian seasoning

Directions:

  1. Preheat broiler
  2. In a food processor, combine and finely chop garlic, parmesan, mozzarella, and italian seasoning.
  3. Place toasted dukan bread slices on a baking sheet and top with cheese mixture.
  4. Spray top of garlic bread with cooking spray & bake in broiler for 3 minutes. (optional: serve with tomato dipping sauce on PV days)