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Rocco DiSpirito's Healthy Bacon Wrapped Chicken & Pumpkin Smoothie

Rocco DiSpirito's Healthy Bacon Wrapped Chicken & Pumpkin Smoothie

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken With Sweet Rutabaga Mash

Yield:
4 servings
Prep time: about 2 minute
Processing time: about 5 minute

Ingredients:
• 4 boneless, skinless chicken cutlets (4 ounces each)
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 8 slices lean turkey bacon (such as Butterball Everyday Thin & Crispy) • 4 cups peeled and roughly grated rutabaga • 1 tablespoon raw agave nectar • 3 packets monk fruit extract (such as Monk Fruit In The Raw)
Recipe:

  1. Place a rack 10 inches under the broiler and preheat.
  2. Season each side of the chicken cutlets with salt and pepper.
  3. Wrap each cutlet with two strips of bacon lengthwise, folding any excess bacon under the cutlet.
  4. Place the wrapped cutlets bacon side up on a sheet tray fitted with a wire rack and place under the broiler to brown the bacon and cook the chicken through, about 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, mix the agave nectar and monk fruit extract in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  6. Place the rutabaga in a microwave-safe bowl with the agave and monk fruit mixture, cover with wax or parchment paper, and microwave on high until very tender, about 5 minutes.
  7. Remove the paper and season with salt.
  8. Evenly divide the rutabaga among four plates, place a chicken breast next to each dollop of rutabaga, and serve.

Tips:
Try adding a pinch of curry powder to the rutabaga while it cooks; it’s very good with the sweetness of the vegetable, and the turmeric in the curry is extremely good for you.
Per Serving:
232 calories | 4g fat (.925g sat) | 80.5mg cholesterol | 288.5mg sodium | 18g carbohydrate | 4.5g fiber | 31g protein
Pumpkin Pie Smootie

Yield:
4 16-ounce serving
Prep time: 1 minute
Processing time: about 4 minutes

Ingredients:
• 1 cup cold water
• 2 cups no sugar added pumpkin puree (such as Libby's) • 24 packets monk fruit extract (such as Monk Fruit in the Raw) • 1 teaspoon cinnamon • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar free instant butterscotch pudding (such as Jell-O) • ¼ teaspoon salt • ¼ cup liquid sugar free vanilla creamer (such as Coffee-Mate) • 5 cups of ice
Recipe:

  1. Pour everything in the blender except for the ice and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add half the ice, blend until smooth then add the remaining ice and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds for each addition
  3. Pour the mixture into 4 pint glasses and serve.

Per Serving:
70 calories, 1.5g fat (0g sat) | 166mg cholesterol | 146mg sodium | 14.65g carbo.hydrate | 5.3g fiber | 2g protein
Recommended Ready Made Version
Vanilla Cream Shake Pure Protein
Fat: 0.5 | Calories: 170

Rocco DiSpirito's Low Calorie Comfort Foods

Chef Rocco DiSpirito cooks two calorie-cutting recipes for traditional comfort food.

Catch Rocco on " Restaurant Divided," Thursday at 10p on Food Network. And you can catch up with Rocco by visiting him at www.roccodispirito.com.