Wilted Chard with Bacon and Date Basalmic Vinegar

One Bunch of Swiss Chard (pictured is RED, but any color will do!)Pinch of SaltREAL Crumbled BaconBasalmic Vinegar (I used Date Basalmic from Oil and Vinegar)

*Wilt the cleaned and de-stemmed chard in a pan with EVOO. Add salt, and crumbled bacon.*Plate it and drizzle with Basalmic Vinegar. If you don't have an Oil and Vinegar store near you - you can go to the site (linked in the ingredients) and order - or get a flavored Basalmic at your local grocer. I believe I have seen Pomegranite there!:) Might be a good idea to make a reduction though to bring out the sweetness and thicken.

Swiss Chard Quesdillas


2 Low Carb Tortillas1/2 c 2% Shredded Cheese3 slices of Roasted Turkey Deli Meat1/4 c Wilted ChardFAGE 0% Greek Yogurt (optional, can sub Sour Cream)Pickled Onion (optional)


*Heat pan to Medium-High after spraying with PAM.
*Place bottom tortilla down, top with half shredded cheese, turkey, chard and then top all of that again with the rest of the cheese.
*Cover with 2nd tortilla, and then flip. Toast both sides so cheese melts, then plate it.
*As a garnish - use the greek yogurt in place of Sour Cream. It's low fat and HIGH protein alternative. But if you don't have FAGE on hand (shame on you!) then use plain Sour Cream.
Also you can top with your pickled onions (find recipe on my blog).
*If you are super adventurous - you can also top this with Basalmic Vinegar!:)



1lb Medium Cooked Shrimp (deveined with tails off)2 Large Avocados1/2 large yellow onion2 cloves garlic, mincedV8 Low Sodium (I use Spicy!)2 large limes1 dash of Liquid Smoke (I use Calgon brand for 0 sodium)1 dash of Worcheschire SauceSalt and Pepper to Taste

Put thawed shrimp into large bowl. Peel and chop into 1/2-1 inch cubes, the Avocado. Chop the onion about the same size. Add garlic, and juice the limes into the bowl. Add your dashes (1-2tsp each) of the Liquid Smoke and Worcheschire Sauce. Then fill with V8 until everything is just covered in the bowl. Stir and serve cold!
I personally like my food super spicy and since my kidlet will not eat this meal - I add Tabasco to my already "spicy" V8, and sometimes some Mrs. Dash "Extra Spicy" blend (I think it's mostly cayenne and crushed red pepper.)
And of course - I serve it in my festive Cactus Margarita Glass!:)

This is not only full of LEAN protein, but also has healthy fats in the Avocado, it's all low sodium, and the V8 is veggie juice! The onions are even good, for they are believed to have antibacterial and antiviral properties!I kid you not - I ate this all day for 3 days last week and lost 4lbs. By all day I mean - I ate 6 times a day probably....I was NOT hungry at all - and wasn't intentionally trying to lose, but it'ssoooooo yummy!