Saturday, April 30, 2011

.Berry Trifle.


1 large prepared angel food cake
2 - 16 oz pkg frozen mixed berries or 4 cups fresh fruit (I like to add bananas)
3 cups skim milk
2 large boxes instant sugar free pudding (french vanilla or cream cheese)
1 - 12 oz container of fat free/sugar free Cool Whip

Cut angel food cake up into bite sized pieces and place 1/2 of them into the bottom of a glass bowl, then pour 1/2 of the fruit over cake. Mix milk & pudding mix with beater, fold in 2/3 of cool whip. Pour half of pudding mixture over fruit & then repeat the layers again. Top with the remaining Cool Whip. Cover & refrigerate for at least a few hours.

Makes 24 servings
142 Calories 2 g of Fat

.Dill Chicken w. Wild Rice & Asparagus.


4 lb chicken
8 oz. fat free sour cream
8 oz. greek yogurt
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp dill weed
2 - 10.75 oz cans heart healthy cream of mushroom soup
pepper to taste

Put chicken into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients & then pour over chicken & sprinkle with pepper. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until chicken is white in the center (I found that it took longer than 30 min).

Serve with wild rice and asparagus! YUM!

Serves 10-14 people

.French Toast w. Eggs.


4 egg whites
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 slices whole wheat bread

Wisk egg whites, milk, vanilla, nutmeg & cinnamon together. Dip both sides of bread into mixture and brown each side on a nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray. Enjoy with sugar free syrup & a side of scrambled eggs (1 whole & 2 whites) or turkey bacon/sausage!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ooey Gooey CHEESEburger!


YES, YOU READ IT RIGHT, CHEESEBURGER! One of my goals with this blog is to open people's minds into thinking that there is a way to enjoy healthy meals & to feel satisfied when doing so.

What you need:
1 lb extra lean ground beef (96% preferably but definitely above 90%!)
4 slices - Reduced fat cheese (should be around 50-60 calories per slice)
4 - Whole wheat hamburger buns or 2 slices granny delight wheat & fiber bread
1 - Tomato
1 - small red onion
Condiments of choice: yellow mustard, low sugar ketchup & 1/2 tbsp olive oil mayo

You all know how to construct a cheeseburger I am sure so I won't go into detail. But through experience I have learned - Make sure you mush up the hamburger well with your hands before separating to make into patties. This will help keep the hamburger in one piece while cooking!

This makes 4 servings & when I calculated how many calories the cheeseburger pictured above had it came out to be about 400 calories! Serve with a side salad with low calorie/low sugar dressing & you've got yourself one heck of a meal!


Apple Slices w. caramel & almonds


a yummy healthy way to enjoy a caramel apple.
Walden Farms makes a line of calorie free, fat free, sugar free, carb free (everything free) foods like salad dressings, syrups, ketchup, chocolate sauce & caramel sauce. I'm not a huge fan of the salad dressings but when I saw the caramel sauce at Vitality Nutrition, I had to give it a try.

I warmed up only about a tablespoon and then added 10 chopped raw almonds into it.
Sliced an apple & enjoyed! Way quick and easy & it was good! I think the almonds are a must - you can even try peanuts or any other nuts as well.

I paired this meal with just a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese for my protein (just make sure you're remembering to eat the protein portion of the meal whatever it may be!)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chicken & Black Bean Burrito


This can be such a simple, quick, small meal & yet it is super healthy for ya.
Grab a whole wheat tortilla (I prefer La Tortilla from Costco - 80 cal 12g fiber) Put about 1/4 cup low fat black beans or refried black beans in a microwaveable safe dish and cook until warm - put onto tortilla.
I love to use rotisserie chicken or you can get chicken already cooked & sliced (I found mine at Costco) Heat about 4 0z of chicken with a tiny bit of taco seasoning and add it onto the tortilla.
Sometimes I'll sprinkle a little cheese on top, most the time I don't just because I think it tastes great already.
Add spinach, & wrap it all up!

Approximately only 250 calories w/o cheese

Friday, April 1, 2011

Chicken Poppyseed Salad w. Strawberries

so quick & easy.

I don't measure anything with this dish so just grab a plate load it with spinach, slice a handful of strawberries, shred some chicken (I get mine off a rotisserie chicken from Costco), add 1 tbsp poppyseed dressing... YUM!

This is a perfect lunch. You've got your protein from the chicken & your healthy carbs from the spinach and strawberries. I love to put a poppyseed dressing on this salad but you can choose whatever you like. Just make sure it's not high in fat, calories or sugar! Read the ingredients and avoid any dressing with high fructose corn syrup.