Sunday, March 11, 2012
Rated : 12345 by 7 people
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Makes: 4 servings View Nutrition Facts
18 jumbo pasta shells (about 6 ounces)
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 medium onion, finely chopped
4 ounces fresh chorizo, crumbled
1 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes
3/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt plus additional for seasoning
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper plus additional for seasoning
Olive oil cooking spray
2 cups (about 2 ounces) baby spinach, finely chopped
1 cup low-fat ricotta
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1. Cook shells according to package directions; rinse under cold water, drain and pat dry.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and chorizo and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain all but 1 1/2 teaspoons drippings and return pan to stove. Add tomatoes and sugar and season with salt and pepper to taste; simmer until sauce is slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Set aside.
3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and coat a 9-by-9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
4. Combine spinach, cheeses, egg white and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spoon half the tomato sauce into prepared dish. Stuff each shell with 1 heaping tablespoon filling and arrange stuffed shells in baking dish. Spoon remaining sauce over shells and cover with aluminum foil. Bake until pasta is cooked through and sauce begins to bubble, about 30 minutes. Let rest 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Check this one out...It looks so yummy and incredibly easy!!!
(also posted on Facebook)
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs)
8 oz. package cream cheese (I use light or neufchatel cheese)
small can diced green chilis (I use Ortega fire roasted green chilis)
1 package dry ranch dressing mix (I use Hidden Valley spicy ranch)
Cut the chicken into large pieces, and place the chicken into the bottom of a crock pot.
Sprinkle the dry ranch dressing over the chicken, add the green chilis, and top with the cubed cream cheese.
Cook at least 4 hours on low. I usually cook it 6 hours.
Serve over brown rice.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
1 tablespoon of EVOO (or spray pan with cooking spray)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, chopped
3/4 pound of lean ground beef
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
3/4 teaspoon of salt (or to taste)
1 can of Rotel tomatoes, undrained
8 small corn tortillas, lightly toasted just before serving
Coat a large skillet with EVOO or cooking spray. Over medium heat, brown beef, breaking up meat and adding garlic as it cooks, about 5-6 mins. Add cumin. coriander, salt, tomatoes; cook, stirring occasionally, until most liquid is absorbed. To toast tortillas, place directly on the oven rack (350 degrees) for a couple of minutes; flip over and leave in oven for another couple minutes, or until desired crispness.
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes
1/2 small onion, roughly chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded or not
1 teaspoon of honey
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1-2 tablespoons of fresh chopped cilantro
juice of 1 lime
Put ingredients in food processor or blender; pulse a few times. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
One Recipe, Two Meals: 2-in-1 Dinner Recipes
Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
I am making progress though. 7:00 - yogurt and toasted whole wheat bread with cheese (250), coffee(50). Another coffee(50) and then at 10:30 chips and salsa (150) ?? 11:30- strawberries and blackberries (60) turkey rolled up with cheese(200) sometime later dark chocolate square(50) wine (130) Dinner was supposed to be stir fry but it was pouring rain and I opted out of the grocery store visit. Had pork loin, salad, peas and a couple of bites of potatoes (500-600) Maybe having another glass of wine(130). Alot of calories today but my house is clean...well cleaner.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Today 7am Starbuck's breakfast sandwich (300) All this week they are $2. 10 am Coffee(130). Lunch was Paula's left over lentil soup and a half an apple (230) 3pm almonds and a dark chocolate square (150) I am making a salad for dinner and hubby made chili (not the low-fat one) but must have a little or he will not cook for me anymore. Rationalization#????
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
7:00 - oatmeal (200) water - water- 10:30 coffee (120) 11:00 grilled chicken on salad greens with fruit and avocado(400) water 3:30 trail mix (175) 6:00 scrambled eggs with a little cheese and spinach (350)
Thursday, January 26, 2012
430am ANOTHER Bar...fruit flavored this time (110cal)
715am Banana (100) and coffee (140)
I went to BSC today for JUNA and was NOT PREPARED...I was running late trying to get showered and out the door with my little Somalian girl by 715 so I forgot to take a snack. Ugghhhh broke a bootcamp rule and did not eat anything around 1015 (hungry hungry hungry). I went by Zoe's and got the grilled chicken pita with fruit on the side (and a diet coke-will catch up on my water though). I went online to check it out and YAY!!! - Zoes's list their calories. My lunch was 390 calories.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
One bunch of kale (removes stems and tear into bite size pieces)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of sea salt or seasoned salt
Spread kale on top of parchment paper on a cookie tray,drizzle with olive oil. Spin your kale in a salad spinner so it is dry going in the oven. Bake at 350 for 12-15 min. Kale should be as crisp as chips. Sprinkle with salt!! My new favorite veggie. So dinner was 4 oz grilled chicken breast and crispy kale chips. (300)
Feeling spectacularly nutritious!!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Dinner was pork loin roasted (200), cucumber, tomato and feta salad (150), wine (130), and one spoonful of the family's mashed potatoes (50??). Also had one more glass on wine(140) and about 10 pistachio nuts(40). Did ya notice my second glass of wine had more calories? I topped it off knowing it was going to be my last one til next weekend.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Coffee (the inexpensive kind odd people make at home) (40-50) 1 square of dark chocolate (50) just cause. More water but maybe not enough so drinking some now. Dinner will be asparagus (really) smoked salmon (160) (family is having pasta can't blog that now can I) greek salad (a few feta and olive oil cals).
So I love smoked salmon low low carb, high protein and a little healthy fat. And because I know you will call me out on this - Yes, I am ignoring the sodium in the smoked salmon. Kinda like some people ignore the carbs in their wine. Love Ya, Leigh
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
After my massage, oh wait that wasn't me, I did laundry for the rest of the day. There is something about cleaning, laundry, etc that makes me want to snack. Anybody? 4 oreos and a glass of milk later...the milk was not for dunking but to make me feel better about the cookies. There are 55 cals in 1 oreo. Uggghhh. I tried to get back on track with the water intake but was distracted by thinking of ways to get out of blog. My husband made a roast for dinner (thank you John-if only I could have eaten those potatoes and carrots). I had the meat and salad instead. I am drinking water now and planning to get right back on track tomorrow. Still mad about serving size on pasta-2 oz??
Friday, January 13, 2012
1 egg 2 egg whites omelet with spinach & a little salsa on top-it's good & lots of flavor - 1 piece whole wheat sandwich thin with a little honey (good carbs & fat) - 2 cups coffee with low fat milk
**already drank 24 oz water at and after boot camp
*10:00 snack-goldbar and ff milk
**24 oz water
**wasa crisp bread, hummus, boars head turkey, small baby bel cheese and a pickle-craving salt! (was with my mom all afternoon so had to do a quick & easy lunch-would usually try to have veggies too!)
* 20 oz water
*snacked on a few pita chips and cottage cheese - too soon after lunch because I let myself get too hungry! Always be prepared & don't skip meals.
* dinner will be baked chicken breasts and steamed broccoli - maybe half a sweet potatoe for extra energy in morning workout.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
OK so NOT trying to butt in on Leigh's day to blog but wanted to share this smoothie recipe with you from one of our campers...the calories are approximately 550. That sounds like a lot so you could use it as a meal replacement or get creative and figure out ways to lower the calories (ie skim milk or almond milk, omit or reduce the walnuts, use 1/2 banana instead of a whole, drink half and save half for later, etc). Get creative...you gals are smart! Let us know what you come up with!
Put in the blender in this order:
¼ cup walnuts
¼-1/2 cup greek yogurt
1 T. honey or to tast
Dash of salt
Shake or two of cinnamon (optional)
Capful of vanilla extract (optional)
½ cup frozen fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc)
¼ cup milk
Splash OJ (optional)
Blend for a few minutes until smooth. You may have to stop the blender and push the fruit down and continue blending.
Make it your own:
Add a handful of spinach leaves or carrots.
Use Unsweetened Almond Milk (50% more calcium and fewer calories)
Try some other frozen fruit: peaches, blackberries, cherries