Sunday, November 28, 2010

Scallops & Cheese Grits

Cheesy and protein packed!


For Grits
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (I use Promise Heart Smart 5 cals/serving spread)

For Scallops
  • 8 oz. frozen scallops
  • 1 TBSP minced onions
  • 2 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Optional: Tabasco sauce

Directions:
  1. In a medium pot, bring 2 cups water to a boil on the stove. Add grits and salt and stir well. Reduce heat to lowest setting. Stirring occasionally, cook until water has been absorbed, about 6 - 7 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheese, cheese wedge, and butter. Cover and set aside until ready to serve.
  3. Bring a large pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. Add scallops, onions, parsley, lemon juice, tobasco and garlic. Cook 5-7 minutes, but do not over cook. Remove from heat
  4. Spoon the grits into a bowl, top with scallops and bacon.
Makes 2 servings

Nutrition
Calories 290
Fat 3.5g
Sat Fat .5g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 956mg
Potassium 45mg
Carbs 35g
Fiber 2g
Protein 38g

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