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Penne pasta and chicken

Peter Ardito

1 cup cooked whole-wheat penne mixed with 3 oz. grilled chicken breast, 1/2 cup tomato sauce (made with canned no-sodium-added diced tomatoes heated in 1 tsp. olive oil), 1 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese cut into cubes, and 2 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese

Cheese and bean quesadilla made with two 6" whole-wheat tortillas brushed with 1/2 tsp. olive oil, 1/2 cup canned black beans, and 1/4 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese; 1 cup broccoli broiled or sautéed with 1 tsp. olive oil and a little garlic powder

6 oz. broiled tilapia; 1 cup green beans sautéed in 1 tsp. olive oil; 1 cup cooked wild rice

Flank Steak
3 oz. broiled flank steak; 1 cup cooked brown rice; 1 tightly packed cup spinach, lightly sautéed in 1 tsp. olive oil and sprinkled with onion powder and garlic powder to taste

4 oz. broiled salmon; 1 sweet potato (2" diameter) cut into strips, brushed with 1 tsp. olive oil, and baked with nonstick cooking spray; 1 cup steamed Brussels sprouts with 1 tsp. trans-fat-free soft margarine

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