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Zucchini Bread Recipe

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Here’s a healthy bread recipe that is low sodium. This zucchini bread is a healthy snack for any time of the day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly coat a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Into a medium bowl, sift flours, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, beat sugar, applesauce, oil, eggs and vanilla. Mix in zucchini. Add dry ingredients and walnuts and stir well.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour 20 minutes. Cool bread in pan on rack for 15 minutes. Cut around bread to loosen. Turn out onto rack and cool completely.

Grilled Chicken with Corn Salsa Recipe

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Grilled chicken stays juicy and tender with a sweet citrus marinade. Topped with a lively corn salsa, this healthy chicken recipe is perfect any night of the week.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 oz each)
  • 2 cups cooked corn
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro

Instructions:

  • Preheat grill to high.
  • In a small bowl, combine shallot, honey, vinegar and orange juice. Whisk in olive oil in a steady stream until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  • In a medium bowl, toss chicken in half of the dressing to coat. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine corn, avocado, tomato, cilantro and remaining half of dressing. Set aside.
  • Grill chicken for 4 to 6 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Slice chicken and arrange on plates. Top with corn salsa.

Beef Chili Recipe

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Warm up a winter night with this easy beef chili recipe. It’s made in one big pot and feeds a gang. It’s low calorie but full of flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs 95% fat free ground chuck
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped, optional
  • 4 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) no-salt-added kidney beans
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 oz each) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (28 oz) tomato purée
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup water

Instructions:

  • In a large stockpot over medium-high heat, cook beef until browned. Drain beef and transfer to a bowl. Set aside.
  • In the same pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, jalapeños and garlic and sauté until onion is softened, about 4 minutes.
  • Add reserved beef and remaining ingredients and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.