Weight Loss Recipes—A Little Healthier Flavor

Weight Loss Recipes—A Little Healthier FlavorThere’s a whole world of advice when it comes to your take on leading a healthier lifestyle. And it’s a conscious decision to take your meals in a healthier direction. While we aren’t ones to offer diet and health advice, we can say that if you’re confident about going sugar free, this is a safe place to test your flavor palette.

With over 70 sugar-free flavors and tons of low-sugar recipes, we’re sure you’ll hone your healthier appetite with the fullest of flavor.

Amaretto Chicken

Try a lean meat recipe with sugar-free syrup.

Ingredients:

1 cup DaVinci Gourmet Amaretto Sugar Free Syrup

5 boneless chicken breasts, halved

3 tbsp flour

1½ tsp pepper

2 tsp paprika

1½ tsp garlic powder

2 tbsp olive oil

1½ tbsp Dijon mustard

1 6¼-oz can frozen orange juice, thawed and mixed with ½ can water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, pepper, paprika and garlic powder.
  3. Coat chicken with this mixture. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet and sauté chicken until brown, about 3–4 minutes per side.
  4. Remove and place in a casserole dish.
  5. To the skillet, add mustard, orange juice and DaVinci Gourmet Amaretto Sugar Free Syrup (also any leftover flour mixture).
  6. Increase the heat and boil, stirring constantly, until slightly thick, about 3 minutes.
  7. Pour sauce over the chicken and bake, covered for 20 minutes.

Yield:

8–10 servings

Avocado Salad with Orange-Cumin Vinaigrette

Instead of eating the Amaretto Chicken with pasta, try it with this salad.

Ingredients:

1½ tsp DaVinci Gourmet Orange Sugar Free Syrup

½ tsp ground cumin

cayenne pepper to taste

1 small head romaine lettuce, leaves separated and cleaned

1 ear corn, shucked and removed from cob (or substitute frozen corn kernels)

1 avocado, diced

2/3 cup diced red pepper

1/3 cup diced red onion

2 tbsp chopped cilantro

2 tbsp olive oil

3½ tsp red wine vinegar

Directions:

  1. Bring a small pot of salted water to boil and fill a small bowl with ice water.
  2. Add the corn to boiling water and cook until done, about 2 minutes.
  3. Strain corn and shock in ice water. Strain again.
  4. In a small bowl, combine blanched corn, avocado, pepper, onion, cilantro, oil, vinegar, DaVinci Gourmet Orange Sugar Free Syrup, cumin and cayenne. Toss gently to combine.
  5. On each of 4 plates, arrange a few romaine leaves. Mound avocado and corn salad on top.

Yield:

4 servings

Veggies are low in calories but packed with nutrients and fiber, keeping you fuller longer. Try this side dish, featuring high-fiber and calcium-rich broccoli, to complete your meal.

Broccoli with Almond Butter

We’ve been told to eat our vegetables at some point. Try a healthier take that’s full of flavor to complete your meal.

Ingredients:

2 tsp DaVinci Gourmet Almond Sugar Free Syrup

2 tsp fresh lemon juice

2 lbs cut broccoli

1 cup almonds, toasted

6 tbsp butter

Directions:

  1. Melt butter, DaVinci Gourmet Almond Sugar Free Syrup and lemon juice together.
  2. Steam broccoli stems in large pot set over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  3. Add broccoli florets and steam until stems and florets are tender, about 5 minutes longer.
  4. Drain broccoli and pour melted butter mixture over them.
  5. Top with toasted almonds.

Yield:

6 servings

Remember to keep in mind the serving size of each dish. Instead of using large dishes and side platters, fill a small plate with your entrée and sides. The loaded plate will deceive your brain into thinking you’re eating more than you actually are. Leftovers are good! You’ll have a healthy meal already made to keep you on track when you’re in a rush.