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ANIKAJAC SparkPoints: (34,746)
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6/21/11 12:59 P

make a tomato basil salad with finely chopped red onion little olive oil, parsley, basil and salt and pepper

yummy fruit salad with fresh mint little sweetner if you like

make a grilled shrimp or chicken salad
for shrimp i would do two bags of shrimp and for chicken 8 breasts of chicken
season either shrimp or chicken with salt, black pepper, paprika, olive oil, fresh garlic
grill or bake until done
let cool completely and for the chicken dice up (shrimp take all shells off)

put in a large bowl
add olive oil one two tablespoons depending on the mositure you like
salt and pepper
fresh herbs (thyme for chicken one or two stems) shrimp cilantro
cut up tomato (or or two large ones)
red or other color pepper (one large de seeded)
add two tbls of brown mustard
toss and garnish with little fresh parsley

put in a pita pocket or on crisps

good luck and have fun

WINE4GIRL Posts: 2,706
6/21/11 10:41 A

I make Caponata a couple of days before we want to eat it, then spread on bread for a yummy lunch. It's packed full of veggies and tastes great hot, warm or cold. Travels well!

HEALTHYJ29 SparkPoints: (3,246)
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6/21/11 5:28 A

I make a grilled chicken or grilled salmon which can be made in the oven. This would be added to salad that has fresh strawberries,walnuts,gorgonzola. A lf dressing on side. You can also add other fruit to the salad like mandarin oranges,blueberries,etc. I get some whole grain bread to serve with it.

SNOOPY1960 Posts: 1,681
6/20/11 8:05 P

How about spinach quiche , pasta salad and fruit kabobs for dessert ??? Mmmmm sounds good to me, what time shall I be ready to go???



SPINACH QUICHE -- can be eaten warm or cold !!

3 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup skim milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
16 ounces shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach
1 tablespoon minced onion
1 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Spray 9x13 inch baking dish with butter Pam

In large mixing bowl, beat eggs well. Mix in flour, milk, mustard and baking powder. When the dough is well combined, mix in cheese, spinach, and onion.

Spoon mixture into the baking dish and spread out.

Bake for 35 minutes, should be a bit golden on top

Let cool completely, at least an hour or you will have a huge melted cheese mess !!
Once cooled cut into squares.



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LIGHT PASTA SALAD

8 ounces ( 1/2 box ) seashell pasta
1 cup fresh broccoli florets
1 large carrot, thinly sliced
1 large chopped cucumber
3 stalks diced celery
2 hard-cooked egg, peeled and chopped

3/4 cup fat free or low fat Ranch dressing

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine everything but the dressing. Mix gently. Slowly add the dresing, you might not need the entire 3/4 cup, depends on how you like your pasta salad.

Cool for a few hours.

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FAT FREE FRUIT DIP

1 8 ounce container fat free vanilla yogurt
1 8 ounce container fat free cool whip - defrosted

Mix together and chill for a few hours. Use fancy toothpicks or small wooden skewers for kabobs of strawberries, grapes, melon, etc etc



Edited by: SNOOPY1960 at: 6/21/2011 (14:44)
RICCILYNN Posts: 2,452
6/20/11 2:39 P

There are some awesome quinoa salads that are nice and fresh and light... and no mayo so they don't have that spoilage factor. In the SP recipes there is one with black beans, corn and a lime-cilantro vinegrette... YUMMY!!

CHOOWY Posts: 4,240
6/19/11 12:01 P

shrimp cocktail for an appetizer is really easy. or a Tuscan white bean dip with breads or crackers.

Baked herbed Parmesan chicken breasts are good hot or cold. They have a crispy coating. Message me if you'd like the recipe and there are many versions on the web too.

Cold pasta salad.

Watermelon slices.
Brownies or lemon squares.

Lemonade, beer or white wine.



LOVEMY2LOVES SparkPoints: (2,541)
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6/18/11 7:34 P

It's also for about 8 people!

LOVEMY2LOVES SparkPoints: (2,541)
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6/18/11 7:31 P

I'm looking for ideas on what to make for a 4th of July picnic, that does not require a grill or a microwave. Any ideas? Was kind of looking for something other than sandwiches!

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