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Healthy In A Hurry CookBook

by Chris Sadler -

It is generally easy enough to whip up a filling meal in a hurry,
there are tons of recipes available. The 20-Minute Cookbook, 20
Minutes to Dinner, Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Get Real Meals and
many others are available for the time challenged cook. The only
problem is that these recipes often use prepared or highly
processed foods which aren't necessarily all that good for you.

With the EatingWell Magazine's Healthy In A Hurry CookBook cookbook
you have the best of both world's, quick food that is healthy too.
You don't have to worry about having to search high and low for
exotic ingredients you have never heard of before either. The
EatingWell staff use foods found in most large supermarkets and
only use prepared foods after they have thoroughly been tested by
the Test Kitchen.

According to Editor Jim Romanoff the key is being organized which
is why the first category is "Getting Started, Getting
Organized". Help on Planning Ahead, Shopping, what to stock in
your pantry and so much more. Recipe categories include "Dinner
Salads", "Soups & Stews", "Vegetarian", "Chicken, Duck & Turkey",
"Fish & Seafood", "Beef, Pork & Lamb", "Sauces in a Hurry",
"Sides in a Hurry" and "Desserts in a Hurry". "Cooking Tips &
Ingredient Notes", "Special Indexes" and the "Comprehensive
Recipe Index" round out the cookbook.

Each of the recipes includes both the Active and Total cooking
minutes, Make Ahead tips (where appropriate), the Nutritional
Values and Bonuses as well as Icons which highlight Healthy
Weight, Lower Carbs and High Fiber recipes. With the full colour
photos sprinkled throughout the book, this cookbook is one you
will keep close.

Turkey & Balsamic Onion Quesadillas

Soaking onions in balsamic vinegar brings out their sweetness.
Just don't use an expensive aged balsamic for this quick treat.
To make these easy tortilla sandwiches into a meal, serve them
with simple sautéed vegetables or a tossed green salad.

1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
4 10-inch whole-wheat tortillas
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
8 slices deli turkey, preferably smoked (8 ounces)

Combine onion and vinegar in a bowl; let marinate for 5 minutes.
Drain, reserving the vinegar for another use, such as salad

Place 2 tortillas in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high
heat (they will overlap); warm for about 45 seconds, then flip.
Pull the tortillas up the edges of the pan so they are no longer
overlapping. Working on one half of each tortilla, sprinkle
one-fourth of the cheese, cover with 2 slices of turkey and top
with one-fourth of the onion.

Fold the tortillas in half, press gently with a spatula to
flatten and cook until the cheese starts to melt, about 2
minutes. Flip and continue cooking until the second side is
golden, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate and cover with
foil to keep warm. Make two more quesadillas with the remaining

Serve warm.

Makes 4 Servings

Active Minutes: 15 - Total: 20 minutes

Per Serving: 261 calories; 10 g fat (5 g sat, 0 g mono); 56 mg
     cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrate; 23 g protein; 2 g fiber;
     702 mg sodium.

Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (22% daily value), Magnesium (12% dv).

Healthy Weight

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