What Chef Meg's Cooking! 6 NEW Recipes

By , SparkPeople Blogger
What was cooking in Chef Meg's kitchen last month?

After last month's asparagus feast and Derby Day party, our healthy cooking expert started looking ahead to summer. She served up 6 sweet and savory brunch recipes, then fired up the grill for a super-simple side dish for all you potato lovers out there. Chef Meg made scones for weekend guests and devised a way to get us to actually like anchovies!

Keep reading to see photos of her creations--and get the recipes!

Garlic-Herb Potato Packs: Whether you make these on the grill or in the oven, these quick-fix potato packs are mom's best friend. No mess, no clean-up, and only 5 minutes to prep! This recipe is part of our new e-book, "SparkPeople's Ultimate Grilling Guide: 75 Hearty, Healthy Recipes You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into," available now on Barnes and Noble and Amazon for $3.99.
CALORIES: 198.8  |  FAT: 2.6g  |  PROTEIN: 4.1g  |  CARBS: 41.4g  |  FIBER: 2.9g

Chef Meg's Raspberry-Lemon Scones
: Scones are perfect for weekend house guests, hostess gifts, or picnics. Traditionally made with loads of butter and cream, mine use far less butter--and whole-grain flour.
CALORIES: 174.2  |  FAT: 5.2g  |  PROTEIN: 5.2g  |  CARBS: 29g  |  FIBER: 4.9g

Chef Meg's Baked Anchovy Grape Crostini: Don't pass up this recipe just because it's a little fishy. As the sweet grapes, creamy cheese, and hint of salty fish hit your mouth you will fall in love with this quick and easy appetizer.
CALORIES: 47.9  |  FAT: 1.9g  |  PROTEIN: 2.3g  |  CARBS: 0.6g  |  FIBER: 0.4g

Chef Meg's Orange-Miso Grilled Salmon: Sweet and tangy oranges pair perfectly with rich, salty miso. A little goes a long way, and this salmon dish is decadent yet healthy! Pair it with grilled veggies and a slice of grilled whole-wheat bread rubbed with garlic.
CALORIES: 236  |  FAT: 9.3g  |  PROTEIN: 29.3g  |  CARBS: 7.9g  |  FIBER: 1.1g

Chef Meg's Eggs Nested in Spicy Tomato Sauce: Nestle eggs into a spicy tomato sauce and bake them for a light and easy supper. Serve over pasta or with crusty whole-wheat bread for dipping.
CALORIES: 277.6  |  FAT: 10.7g  |  PROTEIN: 14.9g  |  CARBS: 36.3g  |  FIBER: 7.7g

Chef Meg's Seared Scallops with Mint Pea Puree: Not only is this dish pretty on the plate, it's quick and easy at the stove top.
CALORIES: 172.2  |  FAT: 1.4g  |  PROTEIN: 21.8g  |  CARBS: 16.2g  |  FIBER: 4g

June Sneak Peek: flavored teas and lemonade, deconstructed fajitas with a no-salt rub, and a creamy pasta that's as light as it is flavorful!

What's cooking you your kitchen this month?

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Does anyone have a good recipe for low carb bread. Low Carb seems to work for me but I love my bread!! Report
I love this site! Thanks for the excellent content and many helpful tips and recipes!

Lovely recipes chef Meg!

In the winter time, we love to prepare Polenta, top with a rich and flavorful tomato sauce full of garlic and herbs, and place two poached eggs on top of that. Grate a couple of teaspoons of Parmesan cheese on the eggs if you like the taste of it and/or sprinkle with basil chiffonade. It's easy to control your portion size too since this is so tasty and filling. Report
I hate to cook after raising five children. LOL Report
We bake eggs on top of salsa all the time. It's so good! Report
I remember the eggs in tomato sauce as a kid. Yummy! Report
I think I want to try all of them. DH is a salmon lover so that will be the first to try.

Awesome, Chef Meg. Thanks! Report
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