Get that summer body you've always wanted, without spending a lot of money or going on a dangerous diet.
On Eyewitness News Sunday morning, with one of the plans you can follow were the co- authors of the 28- day mediterranean diet plan, restaurateur Ayhan Hassan and nutritionist Debra Grossano.
Many of the recipes in the 28 Day Mediterranean Diet Plan can be prepared in ten minutes or less, and the foods are easy to access?nothing difficult to buy.
Ayhan's shrimp kebab with basmati rice and steamed vegetables. It is four ounces of shrimp, peeled and de-veined?four thick, one inch onion slices, 1 tsp. of margarine, 4 tbsp of Ayhan's lemon & herb dressing, 2/3 cup cooked basmati rice, four grape tomatoes, four whole mushrooms, one cup of fresh or frozen veggies. This is 629 calories, 32 grams of fat, 56 carbs.
Scallops mediterranean, which is 578 calories, with 22 grams of fat and 74 carbs. You take four ounces of scallops, sea or bay, a quarter cup of sun dried, diced tomatoes, one tsp. of tomato paste, one tsp. of chopped dill, four tsp of water, one clove of diced garlic, three tbsp. of Ayhan's lemon & herb dressing and marinade and one cup of long grain rice, cooked. It is a beautiful baked dish, again, simple and easy to prepare.
Ayhan's traditional greek salad for lunch, which is 496 calories, thirty grams of fat and 34 carbs. It contains, salad greens, shredded carrots, chopped dill, kalamata olives, scallions, red cabbage, low-fat feta cheese, some whole wheat pita and Ayhan's mediterranean vinaigrette dressing & marinade.
Ayhan's chicken kebab sandwich: it is four ounces of chicken breast, some mushrooms, some whole wheat pita, some ayhan's lite mediterranean dressing, a sliced onion, some salt & pepper?it is delicious, satisfying and filling for dinner. It is 420 calories, 16 grams of fat, 29 carbs
Salmon delite dinner, which is 414 calories, with 23 grams of fat, and 20 carbs. it includes one cup of diced tomatoes, one cup of diced cucumbers, a half cup of diced green pepper, a tbsp. of chopped parsely, a quarter cup of low fat crumbled feta cheese, four oz. of canned sockeye salmon, three tbsp. of Ayhan's lite mediterranean vinaigrette.
For dinner, there is oven roasted lamb chop with green beans and couscous, 594 calories, 36 grams of fat, 12 carbs. It includes four ounces of lamb chop, one cup of fresh or frozen green beans, three tsp. of Ayhan's lemon & herb dressing and marinade, 2/3 cup of cooked coucous, no added oil.
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Beating the summer heat with a nice refreshing treat
On Eyewitness News Sunday morning with some popular frosty and shake recipes was Dimitrios Kapelonis, one of the owners of Eva's in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.
Eva's Famous Strawberry/Banana Power Shake
3/4 Cups Fresh Strawberry's
1 Fresh Banana
1/2 Cup Fresh Squeeze Orange Juice
1/2 Cup Crushed Ice
Pour Orange Juice into blender first then add banana & strawberry's blend on medium for 30 seconds then add ice and blend on high for about one minute or until desired consistency. Pour into a tall glass serve with a straw or be creative and pour into martini glass and garnish the glass with a slice of strawberry.
Tip: Add 1 Scoop of any Vanilla Protein or Vanilla Soy Powder (optional)
Mango Peach Breeze
1/4 cup Fresh ripe Mango's
1/4 cup Fresh Peach's
1/2 cup Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
1/2 cup Crushed Ice(makes a lighter drink ) or Non Fat Vanilla Frozen Yogurt( makes it nice & creamy)
Pour Orange Juice into blender first then add the peach & mango,blend on medium for 30 seconds then add ice or non fat vanilla frozen yogurt and blend on high for about one minute or until desired consistency. Pour into a tall glass serve with a straw & garnish the glass with a slice of orange or peach.
Eva's Famous Mixed Fruit Frosty
1/2 cup Mixed Fresh Fruits
1/2 cup Fresh Squeeze Orange Juice or Apple Juice
1/2 cup Crushed Ice or Non Fat Vanilla or Strawberry Frozen Yogurt(about 2 scoops)
Mixed Fresh Fruits contain: Strawberry's, Banana's, Pineapples, Mango, Peaches, Honeydew, Cantaloupe and Blueberry's
Pour Orange/Apple Juice into blender first then add all the mixed fruits a few at a time blending on medium for 10 seconds each,then add ice or non fat vanilla frozen yogurt and blend on high for about one minute or until desired consistency. Pour into a clear tall glass or wine flute serve with a straw.
Eva's is located at 11 West 8th (between 5th & 6th Ave) and has been serving New Yorkers, NYU Students and celebrities (Sarah Jessica Parker, Leo Dicaprio) from the same location for 30 years.
Stretching your dollar at the grocery store. On Eyewitness News Sunday morning with examples of the most nutritious foods you can get for the least about of money was Monica Reinagel, a nutritionist with nutritiondata.com.
Tips on how to stretch your food dollar without sacrificing nutrition: 1. Don't pay premium for convenience