Fit Cuisine Party

By on October 10, 2011

By Francesca Pucher –

This is a great and simple fall show stopping meal for a Fit Cuisine Party. There are lots of other healthy options but the following recipes are easy and sure to be a hit.

Presentation Salad

Ingredients:

1 small can Mandarin Oranges (drained)

1 English Cucumber sliced

1 package Mixed Greens

1 Endive sliced

2 TBSP dried Craisins

1 Small Fennel bulb chopped

1 TBSP toasted Pine Nuts

This is a ‘toss in one bowl’ dish. Add your mixed greens, endive and fennel. Then toss in your cucumbers, pine nuts and craisins. Toss that all together and finally layer the mandarin oranges around the bowl for presentation. Serve with your favorite light vinegar or squeezed lemon

Whole Wheat Orecchiette Pasta with Garlic Oil and Pine Nuts

Ingredients:

1 Box Whole Wheat Pasta

1 TBSP Toasted Pine Nuts

1 Garlic Bulb

2 TBSP Olive Oil

2 TBSP Grated Parmesan Cheese

Cook pasta according to package. Take your pine nuts and toast them on low-heat in a small pot for about 4 minutes. In a saute pan, heat your olive oil and garlic bulb. You are not going to mash the garlic; it is going to be infused into the oil. (approximately 5 minutes). Drain your pasta and place into your bowl; pour the oil and garlic mixture on top and toss together. Add your pine nuts and grated parmesan cheese. Toss again and serve.

Chicken with Tomato, Basil and Goat Cheese

Ingredients:

1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

4 (6oz) Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breast halves

1 cup Grape Tomatoes sliced

16-20 pitted Kalamata or Black Olives halved

½ can Artichokes in water drained and sliced

2 TBSP Sun dried Tomatoes chopped in oil

3-4 TBSP Light Balsamic Vinaigrette

3 TBSP crumbled Goat or Mozzarella Cheese

2 TBSP fresh Basil leaves chopped

Preparation:

1. Sprinkle pepper over chicken.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes or so on each side until it is done. Transfer chicken to a platter and keep it warm.

3. Combine tomatoes, artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, olives, and vinaigrette in a medium bowl.

4. Add tomato mixture to pan; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until tomatoes are soft. Spoon over chicken. Top evenly with cheese and basil.

 

Fresh Fruit with Yogurt Dressing and Angel Food Cake

Ingredients:

1 Cup Fat Free Greek Yogurt

1 tsp Honey

½ tsp Cinnamon

1 Banana sliced in circles

4 Strawberries sliced in half

2 TBSP of Raspberries

2 TBSP Blueberries

1 Store bought Angel Food Cake sliced

In a small bowl: combine yogurt, honey, and cinnamon. (Making sure all ingredients are well stirred). Place your Angel Food Cake on a dish and place your fruit on top. Drizzle with the yogurt sauce and serve.

Francesca has a BS in Exercise Science from Montclair State University. She is an (AFAA) Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, (PHI) Mat and Reformer Pilates Instructor, TRX Suspension Certified, and a NESTA Lifestyle Weight Management Coach. She owns NJ’s “Best Exercise Studio” Fitness 1-2-1 Personal Training with her husband and manages a team of 9 fitness professionals. Other interests are healthy cooking, and meal preparations for her clients, running, hot yoga and time with her family. Website: http://www.francescapucher.com/.

Francesca Pucher

About Francesca Pucher

Francesca has a BS in Exercise Science from Montclair State University. She is an (AFAA) Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, (PHI) Mat and Reformer Pilates Instructor, TRX Suspension Certified, and a NESTA Lifestyle Weight Management Coach. She owns NJ's "Best Exercise Studio" Fitness 1-2-1 Personal Training with her husband and manages a team of 9 fitness professionals. Other interests are healthy cooking, and meal preparations for her clients, running, hot yoga and time with her family. Website: www.francescapucher.com.

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