Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
My all time favorite boxed cake mix ( p.s also a food memory) is the rainbow chip! Especially the frosting! And look at this spring chip ! I had to get it for the nostalgia. In high school this was THE cake mix. For softball be would have weekly dinners at each of the girls houses and this was always a staple dessert between my friends and I. For a double whammy of nostalgia when we had one of those softball dinners at my house, I made my mom make rainbow chip cupcakes in ice cream cones! She would make those for us when we were little and they were so cool-way ahead of the baking craze time ( I think they were my inspiration to become a baker lol).
and 2. They are great for portion control.
The picture is not the best, but trust me it was really good. Two of these mini muffins is only 102 calories and 301 calories for the chicken.
Directions for chicken : (The recipe called for 2 chicken thighs per serving, but I used chicken breasts) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange chicken in a baking dish. Squeeze lime juice of a lime on chicken. Sprinkle taco seasoning over chicken. (Can of whole green chile's-drained) rinse and cut length-wise, but not through the other side and place 1 Chile over the chicken (I put two over each breast). Cover dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then sprinkle 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese over chile's on chicken and bake an additional 5 min uncovered until cheese melts.
Directions for mini- muffins: I halved the recipe to only make 12 muffins (but here is the recipe for 24). Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine 1 (6.5 oz) package corn muffin mix, 1/3 cup fat free milk, 2tbs. canola oil, 2 egg whites, 1 cup frozen shoe peg white corn...I also added a squeeze of honey. Stir until combined and coat mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Bake for around 11 minutes or until golden brown.
I will definitely make this recipe again, it only takes like 10 min. to prep, really easy.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
A really cool thing about the site too is that for example I made two recipes from a cooking light magazine for dinner this week and I thought that I would have to enter in all the ingredients. I just thought hey I'll try typing in Cooking light and the name of the recipe (provolone mushroom patty melt/pasta with lemon cheese and spinach). And it totally popped up and the calories it said per serving matched what the magazine says!! It also saves what you have entered before so you don't have to constantly type in a turkey sandwich for lunch you can just click it again if you have entered it before.
Now again it's only been a week so we will see if I stick with it lol...
Here is the pasta with lemon, spinach and cheese recipe-it was really good and I made sure I portioned it to the serving suggestions for dinner and then packed them for lunch for Greg and I also using the serving size. Normally it would be a free for all and we would go back for seconds and pick at it, but were both trying to be good. For the patty melts (which were yummy too) I wrapped up the extra meat and bread for lunches before we even sat down for dinner so it was out of sight out of mind.