Recipes: Busy Lifestyles

Ginger Chicken Stir Fry1 lb. boneless chicken, cut into 3/4-inch cubes

woman in the kitchen on a laptop PC cooking making food using computer for recipes 1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp soy sauce
1 clove garlic minced
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbls water
1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen stir-fry vegetables

  • Blend soy sauce, vinegar, oil, ginger and garlic in a shallow dish.
  • Add chicken; marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Spray large, non stick skillet with vegetable spray.
  • Heat skillet over medium to high heat until hot.
  • Add chicken; stir-fry for 3 minutes.
  • Stir water and vegetables into mixture.
  • Cover and cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp tender. Serves 4. (Calories 228, Fat 8 g., Sodium 349 mg)

Linguine & Clams
1 tbls olive oil
2 cans chopped claims & juice
1/2 tsp parsley, basil, oregano
1/3 cup light sour cream
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 lb. linguini
1 tbls parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Heat a nonstick skillet over medium to high heat until hot.
  • Add 1 Tb. olive oil to coat skillet and saute garlic 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Add reserved clam juice, herbs, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer 3 minutes.
  • Add 1/3 cup light sour cream, stir to combine over low heat for 2 minutes.
  • Drain cooked pasta and toss with 1 Tb. olive oil and parmesan cheese.
  • Add clams to sauce and cook for 1 minute. Pour over pasta, toss & serve. Serves 6 to 8. (Calories 300, Fat 5 g, Sodium 300 mg)

Easy Shrimp Saute
1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
1/2 onion, chopped
6 roma tomatoes, chopped
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2 cup white wine
1 tbls olive oil

  • Heat non-stick skillet until hot.
  • Add olive oil to coat.
  • Saute onions & garlic for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in tomatoes, pepper, spices & wine and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Toss in shrimp.
  • Simmer for 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
  • Serve over rice or pasta. Serves 4. (Calories 150, Fat 6 g, Sodium 260 mg)

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Updated on: 03/04/16
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