Thursday, November 5, 2009

Parmesan Chicken

1 pkg of Chicken Tenders (approx 1 - 1 1/2 lbs.)
Mix together the next 5 ingredients:
1/2 C. Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. basil
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Place chicken in pan that is sprayed with Pam / non stick spray then sprinkle the ingredients over the chicken. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes (depending on how thick your chicken is) until done.

Use as a main dish and serve with a side of veggies, in a salad, or with pasta or serve on top of green beans with some spaghetti sauce for a lighter chicken parmesan recipe!

Breakfast ideas

Thanks to a new friend I have met whom was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, I am going to be better about updating my food blog to give her and others ideas of healthier things to eat. By no means am I an expert but I enjoy good food and finding alternative ways to make things healthier but still yummy to eat.

These are Morning Star sausage patties.... (they are vegetarian) Don't be afraid, they are good!

per 1 sausage patty:

3 grams fat

3 carbs

80 calories

10 grams protein

*There is also a maple syrup flavor that is available at certain locations. It is yummy but higher in carbs (5 grams per patty I think... but still not bad!).

You can get a big box of the patties at Costco for a price break, but I know you can get a smaller box at Walmart & Frys.

I eat 2 of these sausage patties for breakfast usually along with some type of bread/cracker bread. I like Melba Snacks rounds/roasted garlic flavor .... (can get them at walmart)

*Photos courtesy of Google images

Friday, September 26, 2008

Cheddar Baked Chicken & Potatoes

You know you made a good dinner when your husband licks the plate and then goes back for seconds.

3 potatoes, sliced
1 - 1 1/2 pounds of chicken breasts (bone out)
Butter spray
1 can (10 1/2 oz) chedddar cheese condensed soup
2 tbs chopped pimiento
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp dried parsley flakes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray bottom of pan with Pam (non stick spray). Slice potatoes and arrange at bottom of the pan. Spray potatoes with approximately 15 sprays of butter spray. Bake potatoes in oven for 10 minutes uncovered. Arrange chicken in the pan. In a small bowl, combine cheese soup, pimiento, and chili powder. Pour mixture over chicken then sprinkle with parsley. Bake at 365 degrees for approx. 25 minutes. You might have to cover it with foil for the last 10 minutes +/-.

Serve with broccoli or your favorite green veggie.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Quick egg-wich

This is:
1 slice whole wheat bread = 90 cals
1 1/2 slices of fat free cheese = 45 cals (i normally use just one slice but i wanted to make the picture look pretty with the cheese covering the whole slice of bread)
1 hard boiled egg = 76 calories
butter spray on bread = 0 calories
= 211 calorie breakfast

Its an easy \ healthy \ yummy breakfast. I boil like 4-6 eggs at a time (at night) (so they are ready for salads, breakfast, etc.). So in the morning I toast a piece of bread, spray some butter spray, put cheese on and slice the hard boiled egg in two and put it on.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Incredible Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf

Incredible Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf
We loved it! It's not all greasy and heavy like meatloaf with ground beef. Yummy!

2 pounds ground turkey
1 cup milk
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt (seasoned salt)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 pound Colby cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup ketchup (optional) yes use it!

I added :
about 1/4 cup of diced or grated onions
dash of Tobasco
a little bit of garlic

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
In a bowl, mix the turkey, milk, bread crumbs, and eggs by hand. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the cheese cubes into the mixture. Transfer to a loaf pan, and top with ketchup.
Bake 50 minutes - 1 hour in the preheated oven, to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C). Then top with a little bit of ketchup if desired.

Chicken & Spinach Bake

8 to 12 ounces fresh chopped or baby spinach, cleaned
salt and pepper
1/4 cup chicken broth
4 chicken breast halves, boneless, pounded slightly to even thickness
Creole or Cajun seasoning blend or other blend
salt and pepper
1 large tomato, diced
3 green onions, with green, sliced
1/4 Cup mozzarella cheese

Heat oven to 350°. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish or spray with cooking spray. Put spinach in the baking dish, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add chicken broth. Sprinkle chicken with seasoning blend, salt, and pepper; arrange over the spinach. Sprinkle with the diced tomato and green onion. Cover the baking dish with foil. Bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 to 12 minutes longer, or until chicken is cooked through. Spread mozzarella cheese over the chicken and cook till cheese is melted, approximately 3-4 minutes.
Serves 4.

"Cheese" peanut butter ball

By no means is there anything healthy about this recipe, but it is yummy and gerat for parties. You can use yummy things to dip in this .. apples, graham crackers, chocolate.....

From very best
Peanut Butter "Cheese Ball"

It’s a fact! Peanut butter and cheese top the list of kids’ favorite foods. Try them together in this unique recipe for Peanut Butter "Cheese Ball."

With a shell of swirled morsels, this creamy, peanut-buttery snack is perfect for dipping graham cracker sticks and apple slices -- a tasty addition to your child’s party menu.

Treat the little ones (and you too!) to this ever-so-delicious twist on the traditional cheese ball.

Estimated Times:
Preparation - 15 min | Cooling Time - 3 hrs 30 min freezing | Yields - 20


1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter (not all-natural)
3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® SWIRLED™ Milk Chocolate & Peanut Butter Morsels
Graham cracker sticks and/or apple slices

BEAT cream cheese, powdered sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until blended. Spoon onto a large piece of plastic wrap; bring up all four corners and twist tightly (should form a ball shape).

FREEZE for 1 hour 30 minutes or until firm enough to keep its shape. Place morsels in flat dish. Remove plastic wrap from ball and roll ball into morsels to completely cover (you may find it necessary to press morsels into ball).

PLACE ball on serving dish; cover and freeze for 2 hours or until almost firm. (Can be made ahead. If frozen overnight, thaw at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes before serving.) Serve with graham cracker sticks and apple slices for dipping or spreading.