Now that the holidays are over, you may be tired of eating turkey, ham, roast beef, or whatever else. You might also need to watch what you eat after you indulge. Here are some easy and quick food options that don’t compromise on calories but still taste great and offer a refreshing change of pace. You can reduce your intake of wine by drinking one glass per day. Avoid alcohol at night. This is because wine has an alcohol content that slows down your body’s ability burn calories. You can always forget about the wine, but it is possible to not enjoy your meal as much.
These recipes are sure to be a refreshing change from your usual meal plans and a pleasant change of pace. You can add wine to any meal. It can make your dining experience more enjoyable if you choose the right wine and food pairings.
Tuna Salad Sandwich Recipe
A can of tuna fish typically contains water or oil.
1/3 cup cottage cheese
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
14 of a purple onion, finely chopped
1 stalk of celery, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon capers
Juice half of a lemon
A pinch or two of dill
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Combine all ingredients. Make sure to not drain the oil or water from the tuna can. It can be used in the tuna salad mix instead. It’s great on toast with tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, or open-faced. Sliced lettuce is a low-carb option. This can be served with cottage cheese or vegetables. You can also choose wine Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, or any other wine you like.
Avocado Salad with Shrimp
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup grapeseed oil
3 minced garlic cloves
1/2 lb medium shrimp cooked, peeled and de-veined
2 ripe avocados
Lettuce: preferably butter lettuce, or red leaf lettuce
Garnish with lemon slices
As an option – 2 Tbsp chopped roast walnuts or piscachios
1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
In a bowl, combine oil, vinegar, garlic, and salt. Cut shrimp into pieces of 1/2 inch and mix with oil mixture. Place leaves of lettuce on individual plates. Cut avocados in half, and remove pits. Mix the shrimp with some avocado left over from the pit. Use a spoon to gently remove the avocado halves from their skins. Spread avocado on a plate. Add shrimp mixture to avocado. Optional: Sprinkle with cilantro and walnuts. For garnish, serve with lemon slices. This can be served with cottage cheese or vegetables. You can also use wine Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, or your choice of wine.
Spanish rice with Chicken
2 tablespoons olive oils (can be used up to 1/4 cup).
1 onion chopped fine
1 clove minced garlic
2 cups medium- or long-grain white Rice
If you are a vegetarian, 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 heaping tablespoon tomato paste, or 1 cup diced fresh or prepared tomatoes, strained
A pinch of oregano
1 teaspoon salt
2 pounds of chicken can be grilled, fried, and then cut into slices or chucks. You can add the pieces to your rice or mix it with rice while it simmers. This can be added to the rice after it has been cooked.
In a large skillet, brown the rice in olive oil. Next, add the onion and garlic to the skillet. Stirring often, cook onion rice mixture for 5 minutes or until softened.
Bring stock to a boil in a separate saucepan. Salt, tomato sauce, and oregano should be added. Add rice to the broth. Bring to a boil. Cover. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 15-20 minutes depending on type of rice. Let cool and then let it rest for five minutes. You can use wine Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer or another variety depending on what you like.
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