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Recommended by P90X nutritionist Carrie Wiatt

Mediterranean cuisine is considered to be among the healthiest in the world. This Greek chicken dish is not only delicious—it delivers an amazing 33 grams of protein with every serving. So “Greek out” with this easy-to-prepare dish.

  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Glass baking dish
  • Medium bowl
  • Cookie sheet
  • Grill

Marinade:

  • 8 oz. plain nonfat yogurt
  • 4 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1/3 bunch fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1-1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper

Topping:

  • 6 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 Roma tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup canned artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, blanched and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped

In glass baking dish, whisk together marinade ingredients. Set aside 1/3 cup of marinade to use later for basting; place in sealable container and refrigerate until needed. Add chicken to remaining marinade in baking dish, turn to coat, cover with plastic wrap, and marinate in refrigerator at least 1 hour (or as long as overnight).

When chicken is done marinating, preheat grill (gas, charcoal, electric, or tabletop electric) and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Discard used marinade. Grill the chicken, basting with unused marinade set aside for this purpose, for 4 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear and center is no longer pink. While chicken is grilling, in medium bowl, mix together topping ingredients. Lightly coat cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray and arrange chicken on pan. Place 1 rounded tablespoon of topping on each breast half. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until cheese is softened. Makes 8 servings.

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Pizza by the Yard

1 unsliced loaf of French Bread

6 oz canned tomato paste

1/3 cup grated parmesean cheese

¼ cup finely chopped green onion

¼ cup chopped pitted ripe olives

½ tsp dried oregano, crusted

¾ tsp salt

1 pound ground beef

2 tomatos, sliced

1 green pepper, cut in rings

4 oz shredded sharp cheddar

Directions:

Cut loaf in ½ lengthwise.  Combine tomato paste, parmesan cheese, onion, olives, oregano, salt and 1/8 tsp pepper.  Add meat, mix well.  Scoop bread out.  Spread mix into loaf halves.  Place on baking sheet.  Bake 400 for 20 minutes.  Remove, top with tomato slices and green pepper rings.  Sprinkle cheese on top and bake 5 minutes.

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Robin’s Sushi Rice

For rice cooker.

Ingredients:

Rice and water according to individual rice cooker directions for approx 5.5 cups of sushi rice

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1.5 tbs sugar

1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Rinse rice in water before beginning.

Cook rice in rice cooker.

Combine rice vinegar, sugar and salt in a separate bowl.  Lay the cooked rice out on a sheet of foil and spread it out.  Pour 4 tablespoons of the mixture over the top of the rice and make sure it is all mixed in.  Then, add the rest and mix it well.  As the rice is cooling, squeeze the orange (or other citrus fruits) juice over the mixture.

Roll with seaweed, fish and vegetables!

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