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Roasted Pineapple Variations

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To this you could add

1/4 cup of red or orange bell peppers
1/4 cup of green bell peppers

(saute these with the onion and garlic)

Or

2 cups of sauteed spinach
– saute fresh spinach with garlic and add toward the end of the cooking process
– or just add thawed and drained frozen chopped spinach towards the end of the cooking process, cooking long enough to heat through

Or

3-4 stalks of asparagus per person, cut into 3/4 inch segments, also sauteed with the onion and garlic

Or

I LOVE sugar snap peas with it, but since I like my sugar snap peas to have quite the crunch to them I usually saute them separately with a little butter and minced garlic until heated through and fold them into the sauce when done.

And last but not least

You can take just about any frozen veggies you want (preferably ones without a sauce) cook them in the microwave or in a separate pan and stir them in at the end. The very first time I made this, that is exactly what I did!

All of these options add more nutrition to this dish without adding a whole lot of extra calories! Have fun with it!

And remember you can switch up the protein with tons of different options!

-ground turkey or chicken (cook separately and fold in at the end or made into meatballs)
-turkey tenderloins
-chicken tenderloins
-light fish (cod, haddock, talapia, etc)
-shrimp
-scallops
-ham (preferably a lean thick cut)
-pork tenderloin (or any lean cut of pork)

Remember these will change the calorie count a little, but definitely give you many many options on how to change this dish up whenever you’re craving something a little different! Just season them up with you favorite Cajun seasoning, and play around with the amount of the Cajun seasoning! The more you put the spicier it will be come and that’s what really makes this sweet and spicy contrast work so well together!

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