Recipes Your favorite healthy recipes

Thread Tools
Old 07-14-2011, 01:13 PM   #1  
Thread Starter
lili8184's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 90

Default Had to share our great dinner recipe!

I've been really enjoying experimenting with foods and cooking over the time I have been losing weight! Last night's dinner was what we like to call a "keeper".

"grilled" garlic and onion green beans:(2) lbs. fresh green beans, snapped and washed
2-3 cloves fresh garlic
1 tsp. onion powder
A couple sprays of EVOO, roughly 1/2 tsp. just to coat the veggies
salt and pepper to taste

toss green beans in olive oil, onion powder, salt and pepper.
Smash the garlic cloves- do not chop- just use the side of your chef's knife and pound it with your palm.
Heat your pan VERY hot, then toss in the beans. Let them cook, turning them as needed- until they are getting browned on the side and they are cooked through.
I added a small amount of chicken broth and put the lid on to finish cooking, just because we like our green beans a little softer- but this is optional.

Sun dried tomato & basil pasta with seared chicken:One 15 oz. container fat free or part skim ricotta cheese
3-4 sun dried tomatos- without oil if you can find them- or get the kind in 100% olive oil and just use paper towels and a rolling pin to push as much of the oil out as you can!
4-5 fresh basil leaves, chopped
whole wheat pasta
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
italian seasoning, salt and pepper

For Chicken:Butterfly the chicken breasts to speed cooking time. Coat the chicken in a small amount of EVOO and season with italian seasoning, salt and pepper. To sear, make your pan very hot before placing the chicken in- turn over when a nice brown color develops. Continue cooking on medium until done.

For sauce:chop the basil and sun dried tomatos finely and combine with the ricotta.
cook on low until flavors are combined- about 20 minutes.
If the mixture becomes too thick, add a little fat free chicken broth to thin it out.
portion your pasta and toss with about 1/4 cup of the sauce. Serve with your grilled green beans. YUM!
lili8184 is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Supporting Each Other on our Weight Loss Journey! derrydaughter Weight Watchers 147 10-22-2009 07:09 AM
Supporting Each Other on our Weight Loss Journey! derrydaughter Weight Watchers 160 06-26-2009 08:21 AM
5-10 Pounds to lose by Turkey Day Challenge! Jasmine31 Chicks up for a Challenge 348 11-28-2006 07:47 PM
300+ and Ready To Try Again... #151 2cute2Bfat Weight Loss Support 27 04-06-2002 04:45 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:59 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.