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updated 1/16/2013 8:22:41 AM ET 2013-01-16T13:22:41

Recipe: Omelet in a mug

Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 egg
  • Broccoli florets, chopped
  • Carrots, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheese
  • Salsa
Preparation

Make this breakfast in minutes by spraying a mug with cooking spray, beating one egg in it, stirring in a handful of chopped broccoli florets and chopped carrots and 2 tablespoons shredded cheese. Microwave mixture in the mug for 1 minute, stir and then microwave for 30 seconds more or until egg is set. Serve with a dollop of salsa and enjoy on the go.

Recipe: Apple-cinnamon breakfast pizza

Ingredients
  • Whole wheat tortilla
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 apple
  • Cinnamon
Preparation

Top a whole-wheat tortilla with 1 tablespoon peanut butter, a thinly sliced apple and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Recipe: Italian-style loaded potato

Ingredients
  • 1 potato
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mozzarella cheese
  • Italian herb blend
Preparation

Poke a few holes in a small potato with a fork. Microwave for 4 minutes. Meanwhile, stir together ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese, 1 cup baby spinach and ¼ cup marinara sauce. Slice the potato open, stuff with cottage cheese mixture, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of mozzarella cheese and a dash of an Italian herb blend. Then microwave 1 minute more until heated through.

Recipe: Salmon and chickpea lettuce wraps

Ingredients
  • 1 can salmon
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • Bib lettuce leaves
  • Dried dill
Preparation

Drain one small can of salmon and toss with ½ cup chickpeas, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon chopped sun-dried tomatoes and a sprinkle of dried dill. Serve in bib lettuce leaves.

Recipe: Mexican-style chicken and rice

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup whole-grain brown rice
  • 1 cup pulled rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • Baby carrots
  • Bell pepper strips
Preparation

Microwave a pouch of whole-grain brown rice. Mix ½ cup rice with 1 cup of pulled rotisserie chicken, ¼ cup black beans, 2 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt and 2 tablespoons salsa. Microwave mixture 30 seconds or until warmed through. Serve with baby carrots and bell pepper strips.

Recipe: Roast beef melt

Ingredients
  • 2 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 3 oz. roast beef
  • 1/3 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 3 slices red onion
  • 1 slice reduced-fat provolone cheese
  • Black pepper
  • Arugula
  • Mustard
Preparation

Top 2 slices of whole-wheat bread with 3 oz. roast beef, 1/3 cup sliced mushrooms, 3 slices of red onion and one slice of reduced-fat provolone cheese. Toast under broiler until cheese melts. Then sprinkle generously with fresh black pepper and finish by topping with arugula and mustard.

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