Friday, September 2, 2011

Fitness Friday is Here!

It’s Fitness Friday and a holiday weekend, what better time to post recipes for Sides that won’t bust you “sides”!

The first recipe comes from the host of our Fitness Friday Hop, if you haven’t visited her page yet, make sure you do – it is full of wonderful tips, recipes, stories and other links!

Southwest Salad
Source: Life As I See It (Download Recipe Link) 

2 c. brown rice
1-15 oz. can black beans, reduced sodium, drained and rinsed
2 c. frozen corn, thawed
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 small white onion, chopped
1/4 c. white wine vinegar
1/4 c. cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped 
1 tsp. chili powder

Combine all ingredients and refrigerate. Enjoy!

Try the recipe without the rice and add a second can of black beans.
Serve warm as a side dish or chilled as an appetizer with chips.
Add diced grilled chicken for a quick entree.
Add an extra jalapeno for a little more kick.

Life As I See It [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

Creamy Buttermilk-Herb Potato Salad
Source: Cookinglight


3 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
1/2 cup crème fraîche or greek yogurt
1/3 cup fat-free buttermilk
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 large garlic clove, minced


1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven, and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until just tender; drain. Cool for 30 minutes.

2. Combine crème fraîche and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add warm potatoes; toss gently to coat. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Amount per serving
Calories: 176; Fat: 5.5g; Saturated fat: 3.3g; Monounsaturated fat: 1.5g; Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g; Protein: 4.1g; Carbohydrate: 28g; Fiber: 3g; Cholesterol: 14.1mg; Sodium: 326mg
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Courtney said...

yum southwest salad sounds great!!

Anna said...

Oooh love these recipes! And your blog! Becoming a follower right now! Love that you give the nutritional info!

Anna said...

Looks awesome!

Amy said...

Both sound super yummy - and since there is a long weekend I have some time to try out some new things! Yay!

jillconyers said...

Thanks for the kind words and link back. Have you tried the recipe yet? It's delicious and makes great leftovers.

Dina @ DinaRuns said...

I am so into putting salsa on everything lately (salad, sandwiches, eggs) that the Southwest Salad is right up my alley.

Shannon said...

Yumm!! Sounds great!

Linking up from the Blog hop! Have a great day!

Healthy, Happy, Whole said...

Ohhh the southwest salad sounds awesome!!! I love a good mexican inspired dish!!!

LoveFitnessLaugh said...

the soup looks delicious!