i've been home, all week, sidelined with a torn ligament in my ankle.
i've taken this time to make up some low cal, high taste dishes from my 'taste of home comfort food diet' cook book. and one that i saw on the can of salsa :P
the first one i made, was the salsa dish. it's cubed chicken breast meat cooked with a jar of raspberry chipotle salsa. (brown the chicken, add in salsa, serve with rice) it was sweet and spicy and i served it over whole grain brown rice, with no salt added whole kernel corn.
whole plate: 430 calories
the next night, at my husband's request, i made a pasta dish. this one, if looked up on the taste of home website is called 'sausage spaghetti pie
'... i substituted turkey kielbasa with 93/7 lean ground beef (same calories, much lower sodium) and used egg substitute instead of egg whites (hubby grabbed the wrong thing at the store!), as well as using more cheese. my calories were a little more than the original recipe, but not by much.
1/4 pie: 400 calories
last night i made a pork dish. honey lemon schnitzel
. served with garlic mashed potatoes, and the rest of the corn. but i forgot to take a picture
the whole dish was around 400 calories. and it was really really good.
tonight, i made a honey chicken stir fry
... it was so easy! (all of these dishes were easy, none of them took more than 30-45 minutes to make, start to serve). it's amazing. it sorta reminds me of sweet and sour chicken, minus the fried batter and uber high salt content (reduced sodium soy sauce is the sodium culprit in this dish). i served it with more of the whole grain brown rice.
whole plate: 350 calories
and for a sweet treat to go after all of those delicious dishes, i made a set of tiramisu parfaits
. mine ended up being around 200 calories apiece due to substitutions i had to make (angel food cake instead of lady fingers, light whipped topping instead of fat free), but still.. really really good!
anybody else a foodie like me and have pics of your dinner foods like other people have pics of their children?