Healthy Recipes for your 2011 Resolutions

For everyone who made the resolution to lose weight in 2011, here are some great tasting, healthy recipes to help you reach your weight loss goals!

Southwestern Beef over Fettuccine
**290 calories per serving (minus fettuccine)

1 1/2 lbs. top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
1 medium onion, sliced
1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 package taco seasoning
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp. canola oil
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup picante sauce
4 tsp. chopped cilantro
Hot cooked fettuccine, optional

In a large skillet, stir-fry beef, onion, red pepper, garlic, taco seasoning, cumin, salt and pepper in oil until meat is no longer pink. Stir in the beans, corn, picante sauce and cilantro; heat through. Serve with fettuccine if desired. Serves 6.

Szechwan Shrimp
**142 calories, 4.4g fat, 164mg cholesterol per serving

6 Tbsp. water
2 Tbsp. ketchup
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 cup chopped green onions
4 cloves garlic, minced
12 oz. cooked shrimp, tails removed

In a bowl, stir together water, ketchup, soy sauce, cornstarch, honey, crushed red pepper flakes and ginger; set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in green onions and garlic; cook 30 seconds. Stir in shrimp and toss to coat with oil. Stir in sauce. Cook and stir until sauce is bubbly and thickened. Serve over steamed rice.


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