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Recipes of the Month: July

Posted on 07/12/2017 at 08:30 AM by Iowa Weight Loss Specialists

 

Try these blueberry and summer-inspired healthy recipes.

 

Blueberry Cucumber Salad

Ingredients

  • Blueberry cucumber salad1 cucumber
  • 2 cups (1 pint) fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro or parsley leaves, loosely packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese, optional

 

Directions

1. With a sharp knife, cut the cucumber in half lengthwise.

2. With the tip of a spoon scrape out the seeds.

3. Cut into thin slices.

4. In a large bowl, toss cucumber, blueberries, scallions and cilantro.

5. In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper.

6. Pour over the cucumber mixture and toss to combine.

7. Sprinkle with feta cheese, if desired.

 

Blueberry Almond Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps 

Ingredients

  • Blueberry almond chicken wraps1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, sliced and toasted

 

Directions

1. In a bowl, combine yogurt, basil, salt and pepper until blended.

2. Add chicken, blueberries, celery and scallions and toss until evenly coated.

3. Arrange lettuce leaves on serving platter and top with chicken mixture, dividing evenly between lettuce leaves.

4. Top with almonds.                 

 

BLT Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients

  • Lettuce and Tomatoes on kitchen counter4 slices bacon, cooked
  • 1 large tomato sliced thin
  • 2 whole romaine leaves
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions

1. Spread mayo onto the lettuce leaves.

2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3. Top with two strips of bacon each and a layer of tomatoes.

 

Caprese Salad

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces cherry tomatoes, chopped in half
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1. Toss all of the ingredients in a large bowl and enjoy!

 

 

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