Sunday, June 28, 2009

Petite Sirloin Steak & Green Beans

Prep time: 15 - 30 minutes
Serves: 2

  • 2- 4oz Sirloin Steaks (Lean)- 212 calories each
  • 1 Bottle of marinade of your choice (optional)- 20 calories (not for the whole bottle but for the amount likely left on steak at grilling time.)
  • 4 oz Fresh Green Beans- 35 Calories
  • 1/2 C (Prepared) Idahoan Mashed Potatoes- 110 Calories

Total: 377 Calories


Place steaks in a Tupperware container and let sit for as long as you like (even overnight). We like to use Lawry's marinade or our local store brand. Lawry's is about 5 calories per Tbsp. Since you are just using it as a marinade I figure only a couple Tbsp are left on the meat when you grill so I added 20 calories to the recipe. When you are ready to cook, fire up your George Foreman grill. The steaks usually take about 15 minutes on the grill depending on how done you like it. Wash and cut the green beans and place them in a glass container, adding just a little bit of water to create steam and cover with a lid. Cook on high in the microwave for about 3 -5 minutes (you can also cook in a pot and boil about the same amount of time.). Follow instructions for prepackaged mashed potatoes or cook you potatoes how you like. Enjoy!


Great Sunday dinner. This meal will obviously vary depending on the steaks you buy (check your nutritional labels) and whether or not you want to do mash potatoes or a baked potato (use CalorieKing to check out your options). I personally love mashed potatoes but it is often hard to make homemade if you are only cooking for 2, it takes longer and it is harder to judge the calories since you add butter, milk, etc. The packaged flakes are SO quick and easy! Just add water, stir and let it sit and yum! Plus you know exactly the amount of calories you are taking in. Because this meal is low in calories you could choose to eat more potatoes, green beans or add a salad too if you'd like.