and kashi pilaf..
This was just so easy and I never follow recipes nor could I tell you the inspiration for this only that hormone free chicken breasts were bogo at $2.99 a pound so for three huge breasts it cost about $3- you can’t beat that! I used to make this before I started blogging but haven’t made it on here yet I believe.
I put a spoonfull of pesto on the bottom of my 7 x 11 and swished it around to coat the bottom ( so that the chicken would get coated as well). I took the chicken breasts and trimmed them a little, placed each breast in saran wrap and whacked it to flatten it out. After each one, I placed it in the pan so there are 6 in there on top of a little pesto.
For the stuffing, I heated up 2 cups of frozen spinach- drained out excess water. I mixed in 1/4 cup nonfat cottage cheese, 1/4 cup reduced fat colby jack shredded, 2 tablespoons tomato basil feta and salt and pepper . I mixed all of that really well then divided it into six even portions inside the bowl. Scooped out and laid it in each breast then folded the breast. Voila- Baked at 350 for about 37 minutes.
Healthy Fried Okra
I know I know, how can something fried be healthy? Well, here is what I did: I took frozen okra and thawed it out in the microwave. I put a tablespoon of Smart Balance Oil into my straight edged skillet and put together my batter.
For the breading I used equal parts whole wheat pastry flour and cornmeal with a little salt and pepper. For the binder I poured a splash of egg white and milk over the thawed okra. I liked this way because I could estimate just how much I needed for three good servings of fried okra. I hate having to measure, and I hate having to use a recipe that leaves me with 2 cups of wasted batter!
So I tossed the okra to coat it well in the egg white- then dropped it in my tupperware of breading mix. I closed it up- and shoook it- then spooned it into the hot pan. I did it in two quick sections and let them cook on their side for about 1-2 minutes before tossing around.
You got whole grain breading, egg white batter, healthy oil, and a lovely veggie.
The kashi whole grain pilaf was an instant pack- which is not super high in sodium but is higher in sodium than if you make it on your own- but it is very easy and saves time!
Let’s CELEBRATION !