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Sundays are cooking days for me. If I don’t have anything else planned, I take the day to food shop and meal plan for the rest of the week. This is essential for healthy living because it eliminates any opportunities for weak moments. If I get home absolutely ravenous, there is always something available in the fridge. It’s always healthy, it’s already prepared, and it is delicious!

This Sunday was no exceptions. On average, I make about 7 dishes. Some turn out better than others and I wanted to share them with you.

Among what I made this week was

  • couscous crab cakes with a lite Cole Slaw,
  • turkey ham stuffed chicken roulettes with sauteed mushrooms and onions
  • succotash, and
  • RPM fruit punch.

Couscous Crab Cakes

Ingredients:

Non-stick cooking spray
1 cup (cooked) medium couscous
1 1/4 lb crab meat
3 eggs
salt & pepper (to taste)
Sweet Hungarian paprika

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  2. Spray a cooking sheet (or foil) with non-stick spray
  3. Shred the crab meat into the couscous and mix carefully.
  4. Fold the eggs into the mixture
  5. Add salt, pepper, and paprika.
  6. Roll the mixture into balls and place on the greased foil sheet.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes
  8. Wait for them to cool and Enjoy!

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Lite Slaw

Ingredients:

1 cup shredded red cabbage
2 large shredded carrot (mine is spiralized)
1 large shredded Persian (or regular) cucumber
1/4 cup low fat yogurt
*Altius Spice House Tzatziki seasoning (to taste)
Directions:

  1. Combine cabbage and carrots into a large bowl
  2. Gently squeeze until softened**
  3. Add Persian cucumbers
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the yogurt, pepper, and the Tzatziki Seasoning
  5. Dress the vegetables with the yogurt mixture
  6. Enjoy!

*I discovered this seasoning hoping to make my own Tzatziki sauce, controlling the base thereby making it a bit healthier. Once I tasted it, I realized the tart and savory flavor worked on not just the sauce, but vegetables and even soups.
Please note: salt is an ingredient in this seasoning mix, which is why it’s not listed as an additional ingredient.

**I find this is a crucial step for enjoyable Cole Slaw. Without doing this, the slaw will remain taut and won’t be as soft. This is a personal preference, so feel free to skip this step.

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