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July 2, 2013, 12:00AM PT in Fitnovatives Blog  |  0 Comments

Our Favorite Fourth of July Recipe

Chicken Caprese Sliders

With the Fourth of July just days away, you probably have plans to attend a family get-together or a barbecue with friends, and these parties typically feature a lot of (mostly unhealthy) food. But you can still serve delicious, healthy fare that everyone will love. These Chicken Caprese Sliders are a perfect Fourth of July dish that are absolutely delicious, festive and so simple to make. And while they feel like a real splurge, they’re actually very healthy!

Chicken Caprese Sliders

Ingredients (makes 4 sliders):

1/4 whole-wheat baguette
4 chicken breasts (3-ounces each)
1/2 red bell pepper
3 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
1/4 cup basil
4 tablespoons fat-free feta

Directions:

Grill chicken breast on each side for 7 minutes or until grill marks appear.
While the chicken is on the grill, thoroughly wash the red pepper and slice it into 4 large pieces.  Slice the whole-wheat baguette into ¼-inch slices.
Once the chicken is close to being fully cooked, place the red peppers and baguettes on the grill. Grill each side for about 2 minutes or until grill marks appear.
Remove the chicken, peppers and baguettes from the grill and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes.
Place a piece of chicken and a red pepper slice on top of the baguette. Next, place 1 tablespoon of feta cheese on top of the red pepper. Lastly, garnish the slider with 1 tablespoon of chopped basil and drizzle 1 tablespoon of balsamic on top. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (1 Slider):

190 calories, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 18 g carbohydrate, 23 g protein, 5 g sugar, 1 g fiber, 327 mg sodium

By The Nutrition Twins
The Nutrition Twins

Tammy Lakatos Shames and Elysse ("Lyssie") Lakatos, The Nutrition Twins®, share a passion to teach people how to eat healthfully and exercise so they'll have energy to live happy lives. The twins have been featured as nutrition experts on shows such as Good Morning America Health, The Discovery Health channel, Fox News Channel, NBC, Bravo, CBS, The Learning Channel, FitTV, Oxygen Network, and Fox & Friends. The twins co-authored the newly released The Nutrition Twins Veggie Cure: Expert Advice and Tantalizing Recipes for Health, Energy and Beauty and and The Secret to Skinny: How Salt Makes You Fat and the 4-Week Plan to Drop A Size & Get Healthier with Simple Low Sodium Swaps. Tammy and Lyssie are ACE CPTs, members of the American Dietetic Association and active members of the following Dietetic Practice Groups: Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine DPG (DIFM), Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE), Dietitians in Business and

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