Budget-Friendly Recipes from 'The Lose Your Belly Diet'

Playing Budget-Friendly Dinners from ‘The Lose Your Belly Diet’
One Pan Tuscan Dinner
One Pan Tuscan Dinner

One Pan Tuscan Garlic Chicken with White Beans 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast tenderloins
  • 3 teaspoons salt free Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
  • ½ cup red onion 
  • 4 garlic cloves 
  • 1 9oz pkg frozen spinach 
  • 1 5oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups of canned white beans

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle both sides of each tenderloin with 2 tsp. of Italian seasoning. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the chicken tenderloins for 2-3 minutes on each side until lightly golden and cooked through. Remove the cooked chicken tenderloins to a plate.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tbsp. of olive oil to the skillet and sauté the onion and garlic until they start to soften. Stir in remain 1 tsp. of Italian seasoning and the spinach, and sauté the spinach until cooked through, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, and white beans; simmer for 4-5 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  4. Add chicken back into pan and spoon the beans and tomatoes over the chicken. 

 

Frittata
Frittata

Broccoli Cheddar Main Dish Frittata 

Ingredients 

  • 12 ounce bag of fresh broccoli florets, 8 medium eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk, ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 ¼ cup of shredded cheddar cheese & ½ cup scallions

Instructions 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a two quart baking dish or pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. Place broccoli florets in a deep microwave-safe bowl with 2 tbsp. of water. Cover with a microwave safe lid. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, until broccoli is crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl whisk eggs, milk, red pepper flakes, and freshly ground black pepper. 
  4. Stir in cheese, scallions, and broccoli. Pour eggs mixture into dish.
  5. Bake 30-40 minutes, or until a knife interested into the center of  the frittata comes out clean. If desired, put frittata under the broiler for minutes or two to brown the top.