Low Calorie Marinades Make Meals a Breeze!

One of my favorite tips is to use low calorie or fat free bottled salad dressings to

Asian Dressing Marinated Beef

Asian Dressing Marinated Beef

marinade meats and vegetables prior to cooking. Since they are being used as a marinade, I can buy the cheaper brands and not sacrifice flavor.

I love to use Asian and Italian dressings with chicken, pork and beef. I put the meat in a zip lock bag before I leave for work. When it’s time to make dinner I have tenderized, seasoned meat to grill, roast or fry.

Grilled vegetables benefit from these dressings as well. I’ll toss veggies with Italian dressing, and add chopped garlic and a pinch of red pepper for kick. Top with a little Parmesan cheese. Toss with some whole wheat noodles and you have a meat free meal. Yum.

How about a quick stir-fry using your favorite Asian dressing with a bit of cornstarch to thicken? Add the chicken or pork you’ve been marinading, and you have a wonderful, easy stir-fry.

Talk about simple suppers!

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