Ellipse DEE-LISH Rosemary Pork Chops

Ellipse DEE-LISH Rosemary Pork Chops

Ingredients
 4 lean pork chops
 8 Springs of fresh rosemary
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 Salt and pepper to taste
Directions
1. Rinse pork chops in water and pat dry with paper towels.
2. Prep your rosemary—simply run your fingers back-wards over the rosemary stems to remove the leaves from the twigs.
3. Place pork chops, rosemary and olive oil in a zip-lock bag , massage ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour or even over night.
4. Grill or broil until done— internal temp 170 degrees.

Nutrition Information (per pork chop)
Calories – 245; Total fat – 13g; Sat. fat—3g;
Cholesterol—76mg; Sodium—359 mg; Carbs—2gm; Fiber 1gm; Sugars—0gm; Protein— 34 gm.

Ellipse Fitness Asparagus and Radish Spring Salad

Ingredients
 1 bunch asparagus, (about 1 pound), trimmed
 2 tablespoons white vinegar
 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
 2 teaspoons canola oil
 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
 2-3 dashes Asian red chile sauce, such as sriracha (optional)
 1 bunch radishes, trimmed and cut into wedges
 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallion
Directions
1. Fill a medium bowl with ice water and place by the stove. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket.
2. Thinly slice asparagus stalks on the diagonal, leaving the tips whole. Place in the steamer basket and steam until ten-der-crisp, about 1 minute. Transfer the asparagus to the ice water. Drain.
3. Combine vinegar, soy sauce, canola oil, sesame oil, ginger and chile sauce (if using) in a large bowl. Add the asparagus, radishes and scallion; toss to combine. Serve warm or room temperature.
Makes 4 one cup servings Nutritional Info Per serving: 66 calories; 4 g fat (0 g sat, 2 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 3 g protein; 3 g fiber; 181 mg sodium; 359 mg potassium.

Ellipse Fitness Spring Egg Casserole

Ingredients
 4 large eggs
 4 large egg whites
 1 cup nonfat milk
 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
 5 cups chopped spinach, wilted (see Tip)
 4 cups whole-grain bread, crusts removed if desired, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 1/2 pound, 4-6 slices)
 1 cup diced ham steak, (5 ounces)
 1/2 cup chopped jarred roasted red peppers
 3/4 cup shredded Gruyère, or Swiss cheese

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 7-by-11-inch glass baking dish or a 2-quart casserole with cooking spray.
2. Whisk eggs, egg whites and milk in a medium bowl. Add mustard, rosemary and pepper; whisk to combine. Toss spinach, bread, ham and roasted red peppers in a large bowl. Add the egg mixture and toss well to coat. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and push down to compact. Cover with foil.
3. Bake until the custard has set, 40 to 45 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and continue baking until the pudding is puffed and golden on top, 15 to 20 minutes more. Transfer to a wire rack and cool for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition: Per serving: 286 calories; 10 g fat (4 g sat, 3 g mono); 167 mg cholesterol; 23 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 4 g fiber; 813 mg sodium; 509 mg potassium.

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare casserole through Step 2;refrigerate overnight. Let stand at room temperature while the oven preheats. Bake as directed in Step 3.