Clean Eating Cioppini

March 5, 2008 at 5:55 am Leave a comment

I’m having lunch with a colleague today.  It’s nothing fancy.  We’re just grabbing a bite to eat in my building’s cafeteria… except that I don’t want to eat there.  First of all, I’m saving my pennies ’til pay-day Friday.  Second, there’s never anything there that suits my plan, at least nothing warm.  Oh sure, I can make myself a veggie-filled salad or munch on hard boiled eggs and a nutrition bar.  But, I want something warm and comforting.  So, last night I made myself a healthy, clean eating Cioppini.

“This wonderful American fish stew hails from California, originally made by Italian-American (and some say Portuguese) fisherman along San Francisco’s coast. In any case, Cioppini means “fish stew” in Genoese dialect. As with most fishermen stews, the ingredients aren’t cast in stone — but rather a result of the day’s catch.” 

I’m going to bring my pretty bowl and kicky pink spoon with me to work and enjoy my seafood stew in style,  knowing that I’m treating my body, mind and tastebuds well at the same time.

cioppini.jpg Triple S Cioppini

  • 1 16-ounce bag Trader Joe’s Seafood Blend (includes shrimp, calamari rings & bay scallops)
  • 2 cups Trader Joe’s Organic Tomato & Red Pepper Soup
  • 1 box Green Giant “Healthy Vision” frozen veggies
  • 1/4 cup part-skim Ricotta cheese
  • Mrs. Dash Table Blend to taste

Directions

  • Spray a heavy bottom pan with olive oil spray.
  • Sautee the seafood blend until warm (shrimp should be pink).
  • Stir in soup.
  • Stir in Ricotta cheese.
  • Stir in Mrs. Dash seasoning.
  • Simmer for five to ten minutes, stirring periodically, until warmed through.

Makes approximately 3 servings with approximately 230 calories, 4g fat and 3.5g fiber per serving.

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