Crush some corn flakes, add garlic or seasoned pepper or whatever you like. Take some chicken breasts or lean pork chops, dip the meat in flour, then egg (one scrambled), then the seasoned corn flakes. Place on a cookie sheet generously sprayed with cooking spray, and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Comes out nice and crispy.
If I keep starting over, eventually it will stick, right?
Current weight: 140
Goal weight: 135
I've heard that Rachel Ray has a new low-cal cookbook that's getting rave reviews. I don't have it yet, but I love my copy of "365 No Repeats" and a lot of the recipes can be made lower cal by using reduced fat cheese or fat free sour cream, sweet potatoes instead of potatoes etc. etc. I love bread too, so to keep on track I allow 2 servings of whole grain, low-cal grained based carbs per day (to abstain completely would be to set myself up for a hard binge later). So I get 35 calorie/slice whole wheat toast at breakfast and a 100 calorie whole grain slim bun with either lunch or dinner. Another good bread-like option is a quesadilla made with low-cal whole wheat tortillas and reduced fat cheese, just the perfect thing to dip in turkey chili, believe me. The fake fried chicken (or pork chops) in lizzycritters post is very similar to an RR recipe called "Honey Nut Chicken Sticks", these are great hot or cold and almost the perfect thing leftover and diced up on salad.
I think a fun way to break it up is by stuffing things...peppers, cabbage, mushrooms, etc. One easy one that can be made a hundred ways is stuffed zuchini boats. You can make mexican flavor by stuffing with taco meat, or greek by adding some ground olives and red onions to lamb or beef, italian with ground beef and marinara sauce, etc.
Cut the zuchini in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh to make the boat. Chop and sautee the flesh with garlic, meat, and other seasonings. Stuff back into the boats and bake. Maybe sprinkle a little grated cheese on top!
Start weight 152
Goal weight 122
Current weight 148
Stir fry is one of my favorite go to meals. Just buy one of those stir fried vegetable bags found in the frozen food isle, get yourself chicken, pork or steak and slice into bite size cubes. Spray a non stick pan with Pam, or use a tablespoon of olive oil, throw in some chopped onions, mushrooms, garlic (Whatever you have on hand works!), and low sodium soy sauce to the pan, then cook the meat to your liking and toss with the bagged veggies. Some people put rice in with it when they make it, but because of measuring carbs, I usually cook brown rice on the side.
A yummy and healthy dessert for after your meal....
Peel and core an apple per person you need to serve. Spray the apple with I can't believe its not butter inside and out. In a small dish measure out 2-3 tablespoons of low fat granola per serving, add some sugar free vanilla flavoring and toss, then stuff the apples with the granola. Place the apples on a backing dish and sprinkle with splenda and cinnamon. Bake in the oven at 375 until the apples are tender. I usually serve mine with nonfat plain yogurt and then drizzled with sugar free maple syrup! It's devine and good for you too!
Getting my priorities straight!
In a pan with some olive oil, add diced garlic & jalapeno pepper. Cook until garlic pieces brown & take off the stove eye to cool a bit. Take a can of whole tomatoes, drain the juice out, and crush the tomatoes with your hand into the pan with the garlic & jalapenos. Turn the stove eye back on & simmer. Top some cooked penne pasta with this, garnish with some fresh parsley and shredded parmesan & enjoy! Lowfat, healthy & delicious! WARNING: this recipe is spicy!