May 27 2011

Healthy BBQ with Christine Avanti

Christine Avanti’s Skinny BBQ recipes just in time for Memorial Day Weekend!!

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Cranberry Walnut Salad with Wild Rice   

*serve with grilled chicken for extra protein

224 calories,  12 grams fat, 3.7 grams protein,  27 grams carbohydrates, 2.2 grams fiber


Quinoa and Parsley Salad

238 calories, 8.6 grams fat, 6 grams protein, 35 grams carb, 4 grams fiber


Chimichurri Sauce

Excellent with grilled steak

85 calories, 7 grams fat, 1 gram protein, 4 grams carb, 1 gram fiber


Nutrition facts for Chimichurri with 4 ounces of grilled top sirloin steak:

240 calories, 15 grams fat, 21 grams protein,  5 grams carb, 1 grams fiber

Sweet and Spicy Honey Jalapeno Skinny BBQ Chicken

 This is the BBQ Sauce Christine made on Food Network’s Extreme Chef airing June 30, 2011 at 10PM on Food Network!!

Nutrition Facts for 2 pieces of chicken and 2 tablespoons of sauce:

227 calories, 19 grams protein, 14 grams carbs, 10 grams fat


Grilled Endive

80 calories, 7 grams fat, 3 grams carb, 0 grams protein, 1 gram fiber


Watermelon Coconut Granita

71 Calories, 0 protein, 17 carbs, 1.5 grams fat, 1 gram fiber


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