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Dash Diet Chicken Quesadillas

Dash Diet Chicken Quesadillas

Ingredients:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, each 4 ounces
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup smoky or hot salsa
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
6 whole-wheat 8″ tortillas
1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Directions:

Heat oven to 425 F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Cut each chicken breast into cubes. In a large, nonstick frying pan, add the chicken and onions and saute until the onions are tender and the chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the salsa, tomatoes and cilantro.

To assemble, lay a tortilla flat and rub the outside edge with water. Spread about 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture onto the tortilla, leaving about 1/2 inch free around the outer rim. Sprinkle with a spoonful of shredded cheese. Fold tortilla in half and seal. Place on a cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

Lightly coat the top of the tortillas with cooking spray. Bake until the quesadillas are lightly browned and crispy, about 5 to 7 minutes. Cut in half and serve immediately.

Makes 6 Servings (2 Halves Per Serving)

Nutritional Info Per Serving: Calories 298; Cholesteral 70mg; Sodium 524mg; Carbs 25g; Sat. Fat 5g; Protein 27g

DASH Tomato Basil Bruschetta

DASH Diet Tomato Basil Bruschetta That Is A Great Appetizer And Great Party Food.

Ingredients:Tomato Basil Bruschetta

1/2 whole-grain baguette, cut into six 1/2-inch-thick diagonal slices
2 tablespoons chopped basil
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup diced fennel
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon black pepper

DASH Spinach Artichoke Dip

This Is A Great DASH Diet Friendly Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe That Is Great For A Party Appetizer For Family And Friends.

Ingredients:

2 cups artichoke hearts
1 tablespoon black pepperDASH Spinach Artichoke Dip
4 cups chopped spinach
1 teaspoon minced thyme
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced parsley
1 cup white beans, prepared
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream