Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Two new recipes

With my 2011 goals in full effect, i wanted to share the two recipes i cooked last week! The first meal I made was spaghetti squash, which I didn't make from a recipe, but it was a "new" thing I haven't made in forever! I baked the spaghetti squash, and made a sauce with a can of diced tomatoes and ground turkey for protein. I made sauteed mushrooms and onions on the side, which I ended up mixing right in when I had this as leftovers! I ate half the squash, and froze the other half for a quick meal later. (The picture stinks!)
For my next meal, I made  crockpot dish from the book Walter got me for Christmas. It is called Chicken Provencal, and in the mix is boneless skinless chicken thighs, red and yellow peppers, red onion, crushed tomatoes, orange peel, and spices. I know you are probably thinking dark meat chicken?! She is supposed to be in a diet! But i compared the nutrition lables, and the dark meat had about 40 more calories, and about 5 more grams of fat. When i took the chicken out of the package, i cut all of the excess fat off that i could, which ended up being a lot! To me, the extra fat and calories are worth it because chicken breast is usually too dry for me, and i don't enjoy eating it. The chicken in this meal ended up staying moist the whole week I ate it! Here it is all in the crock pot before cooking...
Here it is finished! With a salad on the side...

And here it is over a salad for lunch! I did this twice and loved it! I ended up having this for 3 dinners and 2 lunches. I loved it and would make it a million times! It took 3-4 hours on high, or i think 7-9 hours on low. If anyone is interested, i can post the recipe.
Some other notable meals I made this week were yogurt with granola and pears:
and a breakfast sandwich on a ciabatta roll with egg, provolone, tomato, basil, and balsamic vinegar.
I am about to make my first recipe for this week, which is grilled shrimp with avacado and orange salad. Wish me luck!


  1. yummmm!!!! post the recipe! duhhhh! xoxo

  2. oh man. that all looks so yummy. especially the breakfast sandwich :)