Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Black Bean Pizza

Serves 4
Calories: 499
Fat: 16

Okay, so I found this recipe in my fitness magazine(March2011) and I am going out tonite to get the stuff to make it. Looks great.

1      15oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
1      cup thawed frozen corn kernals
4       plum tomatoes, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces
1/2    cup chopped scallions
1       tsp. ground cumin
1       tsp. chili powder
/1       avocado, diced into 1/4 pieces
1/2    tsp salt
1/4    tsp black pepper
16    oz pizza dough, regular or whole wheat
1      cup finely shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese

1.  Preheat oven to 450 and place an empty baking sheet on the middle rack

2. In a medium bowl , combine the black beans, corn, tomatoes, scallions, avacado, salt and black pepper,

3. Working on a lightly floured surface, roll the pizza dough into 13inch circle. Transfer to warmed baking sheet and crimp the edges slightly to form a lip at the edge of the crust.  Top with black bean mixture, sprinkle with the cheese and bake 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cut into 8 slices and serve.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tuna Fish Pita

Okay, so I really don't have all the ugly nutrition information for this but I have to tell you that tuna fish sandwiches have been my fall back meal lately. I thought I would share how I make it.

can a tuna fish
fat free miracle whip
diced up onion
diced up apple 
diced up sundried tomato (just cuz I had them in the frig forever for another recipe that I never made  lol)
sliced fresh tomato
 I used whole wheat pita bread (MY NEW FAV!!!) after opening pita pocket  up I laid inside two to three slices of tomato and then scooped some tuna fish inside... OMG!! I love the simplicity of it. Light, refreshing and filling.

Til next time..

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Kickn Creamy Chicken Stew in a slow cooker with frozen chicken breast

Calories: 293
Fat: 5.0

5   chicken breast  frozen
1   16oz. jar Salsa Verde
2   cans Black Beans
1   can Sweet Corn
1   can Diced Tomatoes with no salt
1   tsp  Ground Cumin
1  3oz packge of Cream Cheese

Place chicken breasts in bottom of slow cooker. Add remaining ingrediants except cream cheese.
Cook for 6-8 hours. (depending on your cooker) At this point I removed about 1/2 of the liquid because I like my sauce thick, like a stew. You can leave the liquid if you want a soup. Add cream cheese, cook on warm for 30 mins, then stir.
****Recipe found at Spark Recipes by APRILDAWN678 member
This can be placed over rice or wrapped in flour tortillas( not included in nutritional info)
***my changes was I used thawed chicken breast because they were already in frig and they cooked and i shredded them into the stew. I also couldn't find my cumin so I used a part envelope of taco seasoning. I also added more than 3 oz of cream cheese but I did use the fat free cream cheese. ***  It was very good.
I had made a zesty black bean soup that was very similar to this. The biggest difference was this added chicken and the other had no meat.

This is a quick picture before I shredded up the chicken and added cream cheese. Looks good, doesn't it?!


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Serves 4
Calories 156
Fat 6

 4 teaspon brown sugar
1 lb. chicken breast, boneless skinless
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons salted butter
salt and pepper to taste


1. Melt butter in a frying pan
2. Brown the garlic in the butter
3. Add chicken breasts to garlic and butter and cook thoroughly, adding salt and pepper as you like.
4. When chicken is fully cooked add brown sugar on top of each breast.
5. Allow the brown sugar to melt into the chicken (about 5 minutes)

We loved this chicken. It was super easy to make and was yummy. I served it with brown rice and steamed broccoli.

This was a recipe from spark recipe and member: alecsandra

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Serves 4
Calories 272.5
Fat 6.4

1lb. chicken breast  boneless, skinless
1 package frozen broccoli, broken apart
1 can reduced fat cream of mushroom soup
3T fat free mayo
1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese

Boil chicken breast until done and drain. When cool enough to handle, cut into 1 inch pieces. In a casserole dish mix mayo and soup. Add broccoli and chicken and mix well. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.

This recipe came from Spark Recipes site and by member LYZ219.

The next time I make it, I would add something to spice it up. Our individual bowls we put hot sauce, red pepper flakes or just regular ground pepper and maybe a dash of salt. It did also take a few more minutes to bake than what it said.

The whole family did however, enjoy this recipe just as it was.