Saturday, March 15, 2008

Weight Loss Salad

Aloha Salad
2 Tbsp. mustard
2/3 cup pineapple juice
3 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. honey
1-1/2 lb. chicken tenders
2 bags mesclun or spring greens
3 mandarin oranges, sliced
2 tomatoes, sliced
3 fresh Anaheim peppers, sliced in rings
1 small onion, sliced in rings
1/2 cup almond slices, toasted
1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted

Doing the hula is a great way to work your body and have fun at the same time. When you're done, throw on a lei and try this high-protein, fiber-rich salad. You'll feel the ocean breeze on you in no time, and it will help you continue to shed the pounds in your weight loss routine and P90x routine.

In saucepan, stir mustard and pineapple juice until blended. Add soy sauce, vinegar, and honey; place over high heat and bring to a boil. Place chicken in a bowl and pour warm sauce over it; cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Remove chicken from marinade. Place marinade in small saucepan and boil 3 minutes. Place chicken on prepared grill (or broiler rack) about 6 inches from heat. Cook, turning and basting with boiled marinade, about 6 minutes or until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease.

To assemble the salad, arrange lettuce on a plate; then add oranges, tomatoes, pepper rings and onion. Sprinkle with almonds and sesame seeds. Top with chicken tenders and spoon remaining marinade over all. Makes 6 servings.

Preparation Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Nutritional Information: (per serving)
Calories: 292 Protein: 32 g Fiber: 4 g Carbs: 22 g Fat Total: 9 g Saturated Fat: 1 g

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