Daily Archives: March 15, 2011

Spam & Zucchini

Ok all you food PURISTS out there, don’t hate on the Spam

The Ingredients:

4 medium Zucchini Squash (21.4 oz)

4 Slices Bacon, cut into 1/2″ pieces

1 tsp. Bacon Grease

1 can Spam Lite, cubed

What to Do:

Fry bacon in a large skillet until crisp, stirring often, remove bacon with slotted spoon and setting aside for later.

Fry cubed Spam until browned and crispy over medium-high heat in bacon grease stirring occasionally.

While Spam is frying, cut ends of zucchini, slice in half lengthwise, then slice in half lengthwise again, and cut into 1 inch chunks.

Add zucchini to pan with Spam, saute stirring occasionally so zucchini can get some color on it, for about 5 minutes, add reserved bacon to pan and combine well.

Makes 4 servings

Sodium: 1105mg     Fat: 25.15g     Fiber: 1.7g     Net Carbs: 5.05g          VeggieNetCarbs: 3.4g      Protein: 18.38g     Calories: 319

Ratios:  Carbohydrates: 8%      Fat: 71%      Protein: 21%

Gotta say, my daughter LOVES Spam, so I had to make something with veggies that she digs, and this worked, not to mention, I have a weakness for Spam myself. High in sodium, but so good.

Hot Wings

The Ingredients:

2 lbs. Frozen Chicken Party Wings (1st & 2nd sections)

4 Tbsp. Salted Butter

6 Tbsp. Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce

What to Do:

Deep fry chicken wings in 2 batches at 360 degrees for 15-20 minutes each batch and set aside in a large mixing bowl.

Melt butter over med heat until smooth, add Frank’s sauce and stir well.

Pour sauce over wings and toss or stir well to coat wings evenly.

Excellent served with celery and Bleu Cheese Dressing on the side.

Makes 2-4 servings

Nutrition facts for 4 servings:

Sodium: 843mg     Fat: 27.17g      Fiber: 0g      Net Carbs: 0.01g             Protein: 18.08g      Calories: 319

Ratios: Carbohydrate: 0%      Fat: 77%      Protein: 23%

Green Beans with Bacon & Walnuts

The Ingredients:

8 oz. bag of French Green/String Beans, fresh (there was 8.9 oz in my bag)

4 sliced Bacon, cut into 1/2″ pieces

1 oz. chopped Walnuts

What to Do:

Bring 1 c. water to boil in a med pot add pinch of salt.

Cut beans into thirds and add to boiling water, cover and cook 6 minutes, drain well.

Fry bacon until crisp over med to med-high heat, stir in drained beans and walnuts and toss well to coat.

Makes 3 servings

Sodium: 297mg     Fat: 22.01g     Fiber: 3.5g     Net Carbs: 4.02g          VeggieNetCarbs: 3.13g     Protein: 7.03g     Calories: 248

Ratios:  Carbohydrate: 12%     Fat: 80%     Protein: 8%

Curried Yellow Squash with Bacon

The Ingredients:

3 med. Yellow Squash (18.8 oz) halved and slice into 1/2″ pieces

4 slices Bacon, cut into 1/2″ pieces

1 tsp. Bacon Grease

1/2 tsp. Mild Curry Powder

What to Do:

Fry bacon until crisp, add extra bacon grease to pan

Add sliced squash to pan stir well, cover and cook on Medium heat for 3-4 minutes stirring often, add curry powder and mix very well to evenly distribute.

Makes 3 servings

Sodium: 297mg     Fat: 17.65g     Fiber: 3.5g     Net Carbs: 4.10g           VeggieNetCarbs: 3.81g     Protein: 5.77g      Calories: 208

Ratios:  Carbohydrate: 15%     Fat: 76%     Protein: 9%