Sunday May 19, 2013
This asparagus, beet and tomato couscous
is one of my favorite picnic salads, and one that I make as often as I can while asparagus is still in season. This colorful, multi-textured, nutritious salad is as delicious as looks. You can find whole wheat couscous at Trader Joe's. It's worth seeking out as it adds a nice dose of healthy, filling fiber. If you need to make this salad gluten free, use quinoa
instead. You can enjoy this salad by itself for lunch, or top it with some salmon or a grilled skinless chicken breast.
Asparagus, Beet and Tomato Couscous © Fiona Haynes, licensed to About.com
Monday May 13, 2013
Pork tenderloin makes a nice change from chicken breast. It is also quick to cook, especially if you have a grill and quicker still if you have a contact grill
. The end result is a delicious, succulent lean piece of meat the whole family will enjoy. If you have time, marinate this lemon-lime pork tenderloin
for a few hours for maximum flavor.
Lemon-Lime Pork Tenderloin Photo © Fiona Haynes, licensed to About.com
Wednesday May 8, 2013
For me, there are two Mother's Days: the U.K. one, known as Mothering Sunday, which is in March, where I remember my own mother, and the U.S. one, which is on May 12th this year, when my two girls will no doubt put together a yummy breakfast feast for me (girls, are you reading this?).
If it's your turn to treat mom this year, I have 10 low-fat Mother's Day recipes that should fit the bill, ranging from delicious breakfast or brunch options to dinner and dessert.
Crepes Photo © Fiona Haynes, licensed to About.com
Saturday May 4, 2013
My wished-for breakfast on Mother's Day is blueberry pancakes
, made with plump, fresh blueberries. While pancakes may not be the healthiest of breakfasts, using lower-fat ingredients, limiting the number of pancakes you eat, and not going crazy with the toppings and sides, will all help to save fat calories, and indeed total calories. Personally, I'm content with a drizzle of warm maple syrup or a fresh fruit compote made from lightly sweetened warmed berries.
Blueberry Pancakes Photo © Fiona Haynes, licensed to About.com