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Stuffed Mushrooms with Feta Cheese

This yummy party favorite is going to be a hit at your next one, not only is it flavorful but you’re going to be stuffed by the time you’re done with this. Yes, I did just use a pun because it’s in the title, it worked didn’t it?! Thanks to the Biggest Loser for this one.

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Ingredients
  • Olive oil spray
  • 4 medium button mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons crumbled fat-free feta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
 
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Lightly mist a small baking dish with oil spray.
  3. Pull the stems from the mushrooms by gently twisting the stem until it comes loose and pulls from the mushroom top. Mince the stems and place in a small mixing bowl. Place the caps in the reserved baking dish stem-side up.
  4. Add the parsley, cheese, oil, and cayenne to the bowl. Stir to mix well.
  5. Spoon the mixture evenly onto the reserved mushroom caps.
  6. Divide the remaining mixture evenly among the mushroom caps, mounding the filling on each cap.
  7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until they are tender.
  8. Let the mushrooms stand to cool slightly before serving.

*Side note: This is a single serving size. It is easily adapted for larger portions.*


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Quick, Easy and Healthy: Mediterranean Salad

Need a recipe in a pinch? Try this Mediterranean salad. With only ten minutes of prep time, it’ll have your tastebuds longing for a trip to the coast. The Greek inspired flavors are delectable and reminiscent of days spent listening to waves crash on the shore and toes in the sand. Feel free to experiment a bit and add grilled chicken or light fish for some protein. This quintessential summer dish is light, breezy and fresh; making it an ideal meal. Enjoy and happy cooking!

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Mediterranean Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 cups salad greens
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 medium cucumber, chopped
  • ½ red or purple onion, sliced
  • 8 ounces Feta cheese
  • Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette

For detailed instructions, check out the original recipe on Add a Pinch.


Add a Pinch is a dedicated blog for healthy eats recipes with a Southern flair and realistic prep time. Connect with their site on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter for boundless inspiration for menu creation.


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Irresistible Apple-Feta Salad

Combining sweet and savory ingredients makes for an irresistible dish, especially in the case of this Apple-Feta salad. Perhaps what I truly love about this recipe is that it reminds me of summer and sunny days! With the weather warming up, this Apple-Feta salad may be just what you need to tide you over till Spring’s arrival. For a lower calorie option, you may leave out or lessen the bacon that the recipe calls for. If you’re feeling rather ambitious, this recipe includes instructions for making your own balsamic vinaigrette. Give it a try, and comment below to share how it turned out!

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Chicken Apple Bacon Walnut Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients: (4 Servings)

Salad

  • 1 3/4 lbs cooked chicken breasts, diced into strips* (about 3 chicken breasts)
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and diced
  • 3 medium apples, sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped, toasted or candied walnuts
  • 7 – 9 oz spring mix & spinach lettuce blend
  • 6 oz crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped shallot
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

To get detailed instructions on how to prepare this irresistible Apple Feta Salad visit the blog Cooking Classy.

Jaclyn, of the blog Cooking Classy collects recipes that are reflective of her healthy lifestyle. All of her recipes are simple and delicious–the perfect solution for busy families that want to make healthy meals a priority. To stay updated with all things Cooking Classy, connect on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

 


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Flavorful Greek Tomato Salad

What could be better than eating your veggies and loving it? This classic mediterranean dish adds some pizazz to the regular side-dish lineup. Mid-January is quickly approaching, and dedication to any 2015 resolutions are now being put to the test. Meeting your fitness goals is easy when you supplement your workout with tasty, guilt-free meal option such as these. As an added bonus, this dish is quick and simple to whip up on a whim!

 

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Greek Tomato Salad

Ingredients: (2-3 Servings)

  • 4 medium tomatoes, cut into 8 wedges
  • ½ of a cucumber, peeled, halved and sliced
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • 8 kalamata olives, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. low-fat feta cheese
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder (or 1 clove garlic, minced)
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • ¼ tsp . basil
  • ⅛ tsp. sugar
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
Author: Jen Nikolaus

Directions:

  1. Combine all veggies and feta cheese into a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together oil, vinegar, and spices.
  3. Pour the whisked mixture over the veggies and toss the salad accordingly.
Photo courtesy of Jen Nikoulas. Original recipe published on Yummy Healthy Easy.
Jen, of the blog Yummy Healthy Easy, posts recipes that are taste-tested by her So-Cal family. All of her recipes are simple and delicious–the perfect solution for busy families that want to make healthy meals a priority. For more from Jen, check out amazing blog: Yummy Healthy Easy and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

 


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Quick and Healthy Greek Salad Wrap

I love Greek Salads! It’s my go-to choice when dining out and for any lunch or dinner at home. Some may think that could get boring, but I love the flavors…every time! I usually top off my salads with my mother-in-law’s creamy Greek salad dressing, which I know turns my healthy salad into a not-so-healthy dish. This wrap gives new life to the classic Greek Salad and with the fresh vegetables and creamy cheeses it needs no added dressing.

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Greek Salad Wraps with Roasted Red Peppers

Ingredients: (1 Serving)

  • 1 large tortilla shell (I used Udi’s gluten free)
  • ¼ cup sliced roasted red pepper (about ¼ a pepper)
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • ¼ cup sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • ¼ cup sliced cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons feta
  • 2 tablespoons sliced olives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onions

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Lightly spray skillet. Place wrap in skillet.
  3. Lay the goat cheese, feta, sliced mushrooms, green onions, and roasted red peppers on the wrap. Let wrap cook 30 seconds – 1 minute or until wrap is lightly brown and the cheese has started to melt.
  4. Remove wrap from skillet and add spinach, cucumber, and olives.
  5. Wrap tightly and slice.
  6. This is excellent with a little hummus on the side!

 

Photo courtesy of Annie Holmes. Original recipe published on Maebells.
Annie is the gluten-free blogger behind Maebells that has a passion for revamping classic Southern comfort food into lighter, healthier, gluten-free meals. For more from Annie, head on over to her blog and connect with her on TwitterFacebook, and Pinterest.