Awesome Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Tapas/Appetizer: Steak Tomato Crostini

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I had a busy week with my friends from Laura’s Lean Beef in town on their media tour stop at Health, Cooking Light and Southern Living magazines. I treated some of the food editors to some appetizers featuring Laura’s Lean Beef, and this was one of my favorites. They are only 200 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving, and Steak Tomato Crostini are fabulous. Start by combining fresh rosemary, basil, sun-dried tomatoes in the food processor and then stir in fresh roma tomatoes. Then, top the French bread with the tomato mixture, steak and blue cheese. I developed this recipe a while back, but it is a wonderful classic, especially for steak lovers.

Low-Fat Sandwich Night: Dijon Peppercorn Wraps

If you’re like me, and you like to serve sandwiches for dinner, you’ll love these Dijon Peppercorn Wraps. I developed this recipe for Laura’s Lean Beef and with 223 calories, 7.3 grams of fat and 19 grams of protein, you can feel great eating these for dinner. Feel free to substitute chicken, but steak is great with the homemade Dijon sauce. This recipe is perfect if you have a hectic afternoon schedule (that’s me everyday with 3 kids).

Under 30 Minutes: California Sliders

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I absolutely love sliders which are mini bite-size hamburgers. They are perfect for appetizers, main dishes and especially the kids. I developed these California Sliders for Laura’s Lean Beef. They are a cinch to prepare and are so delicious topped with this homemade guacamole.