My husband loves clams, and since he was so kind as to put up the Christmas lights (a chore he hates, by the way), I decided to make him a clam stew. This meant that I was off on the recipe hunt again, since I have no idea how to make a clam stew without one.
As luck would have it, I found the perfect recipe in Real Simple Magazine, although the original recipe called for oysters, instead of clams.
I find the best recipes in this magazine. I admit that sometimes I have to skinny them up, but the recipes in Real Simple truly are easy and tasty.
Don’t forget I’m still working on my challenge to get through the holiday season without gaining weight. I have to admit this last weekend was truly a challenge – company parties and a dinner party. Still I only gained a pound. Back on track today sticking to my resolve to keep weekday meals under 400 calories. I hope you’re sticking with it too!
- 2 tbs unsalted butter
- 1 tbs safflower oil
- 1 tbs minced fresh ginger
- 1 leek cut in 1/4” diced, washed
- 1 medium sweet potato (6 oz), peeled and diced 1/4” thick
- 2 tbs all-purpose flour
- 3 cups fat-free milk
- 1 can minced clams with liquor
- 1. Melt butter and oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add ginger, leeks, and potato. Cook for 10 minutes until just tender. Stir in flour and cook for one minute.
- 2. Raise heat to medium high and pour in milk, clams with liquor. As soon as it bubbles and thickens remove from heat.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Clams are very low in saturated fat. They are a good source of Magnesium and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Selenium.
Sweet potatoes are high in vitamins A, and C, as well as manganese and copper. They are antioxidant rich, and a powerful anti-inflammatory helpful for reducing symptoms of asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
4g saturated fat
5g unsaturated fat
213 mg sodium
Weight Watchers Points 5
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com I am not a licensed nutritionist, nor a medical professional, and do not mean this information as medical or nutrition advice. See your medical professional if you have questions regarding your nutritional needs.