Sirloin w/ Parmesan Cream Sauce

Sirloin w/ Parmesan Cream Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs top sirloin
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup fat free cream cheese
  • 1 cup fat free half & half
  • 1 cup low-fat Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tbs chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

  1. Season steaks with salt, pepper, and any other desired steak seasoning.
  2. Grill for 2-4 per side or 4-7 in George Foreman Grill depending on how well you like your steak.
  3. Heat a medium pan with 2 seconds of cooking spray on medium heat.
  4. Add garlic and onions and saute for about 1 minute.
  5. Add cream cheese, half & half, and parmesan cheese. Stir over heat until cheese is melted and smooth.
  6. Add salt & pepper to taste and finish with parsley and remove from heat.

(source: http://kitchengirljo.blogspot.com/2009/03/giveaway-steak-with-shrimp-and-creamy.html)

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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/)

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.

 

Parmesan Crusted Drumsticks

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Drumsticks

These Parmesan Crusted Drumsticks are fabulously delicious! Whoever said to just keep it simple was right!

Ingredients:

  • 6 drumsticks, skin removed
  • 1 cup reduced parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tbs corn starch
  • 1/2 ts garlic salt
  • 1/2 ts pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk egg in a separate bowl.
  4. Dip drumsticks in egg mixture and roll in cheese mix.
  5. Then, place drumsticks on baking sheet and lightly spray cooking spray over them.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes.

(source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/parmesan-chicken-ii/)

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

First, make the Oat Bran Bread Crumbs. You can find the recipe here.

Then, follow the recipe below —

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts, use a mallet to flatten
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cans italian diced tomatoes, 15 oz
  • reduced fat parmesan cheese
  • oat bran bread crumbs

Directions:

  1. Beat eggs in a shallow bowl.
  2. Place bread crumbs in a separate bowl.
  3. Dip chicken breasts in egg mixture and coat with bread crumbs.
  4. Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  5. Heat skillet on medium-high with cooking spray.
  6. Brown both sides of chicken breasts.
  7. Place chicken on greased baking sheet and lightly top with cooking spray.
  8. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes to finish cooking.
  9. Meanwhile, heat diced tomatoes in a sauce pan.
  10. Remove chicken from oven, top with tomatoes and parmesan cheese.