Marissa Winokur's favorite low-cal recipes

Chef Cameron Payne has helped Marissa Winokur eat healthier at the Biggest Loser Ranch. "Extra" has two recipes that Chef Cameron says are easy and good for you!

Israeli CousCous Servings: 2

•1/2 cup Israeli cous cous
•1 cup vegetable stock
•1/8 cup shredded carrots
•1/8 cup chopped green onion
•1/8 cup roasted red & yellow peppers chopped
•1ounce soy cheese mozzarella

In a hot sauté pan add: couscous. On medium heat, slowly stir the couscous dry to mix and toast, about 5 minutes. On constant stirring add half the vegetable stock slowly, let simmer, when vegetable stock is absorbed add more, and constantly stir like risotto. When rest of liquid is absorbed, add in all vegetables and sauté for 30 seconds. Then finish with the soy cheese. Serve hot.


Per serving: 160 calories, 4 grams fat, 5 grams protein, 10 grams carbohydrates, 2grams dietary fiber

Sundried Tomato Basil Hummus Servings: 4

•2 each whole wheat pita bread
•2 cups garbanzo beans
•1 tablespoon tahini
•3 tablespoons lemon juice
•10 cloves roasted garlic
•1/2 cup sun-dried tomato half
•8 ounces fresh basil leaves
•1 teaspoon sea salt
•1/2 teaspoon black pepper
•1/8 cup water

Cut and split pita bread in half. In a food processor, puree the rest of the ingredients.
Puree about 5 minutes to make sure all beans have been pureed thoroughly. Fill the pita with a half cup of the hummus filling, and serve.

Per serving: 237 calories, 4 grams fat, 17 grams protein, 48 grams carbohydrates, 11 grams dietary fiber


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