Thursday, May 26, 2011

A new discovery!!!! Easy, frozen, ready to cook STUFFED BSCB...!

And you say... "what is BSCB?"  It's boneless skinless chicken breast.  LOL.  Does anyone else call it that...BSCB?  Surely, I am not the only one!  :-)

So, anyway.  I skipped Zumba today to come home and write a paper....which clearly I am not doing..!  Ugh.  Anyway, I digress...

On the way home I stopped at Wal-mart b/c I've been craving some cottage cheese.  While I was there I was looking around for something to go with it.  I was on the hunt for something low carb and I found it! 

After running into a good friend whom I have know for like 12 years and chatting with her for a while (Hi, Theresa, love ya girl~!) I wondered over to the frozen foods section looking for those bacon wrapped turkey medallions I love so much, but they didn't have any of those.  That's okay though, because I made a new discovery!!

Sam's Choice Stuffed Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts-ready to cook!  They had a few varieties...I got the pepper jack & swiss and the spinach & artichoke.  Take a peek...

True, stuffed BSCB can be made at home, but these are pre-stuffed, frozen, and ready to cook!  Perfect for busy-on-the-go-don't-like-to-cook-folks, like myself!  :-)

For dinner tonight I made one of the Spinach & Artichoke BSCB along with a bit of cottage cheese and salad and it's making for one yummy, protein packed dinner!  All I did was unwrap the BSCB and sauteed it with some cooking spray for about 20 minutes or so.  The stats for the BSCB are:  200calories, 4.5g fat, 8g carb, 3g sugar, and a whopping 33 (YES THIRTY THREE) grams of protein!  SCORE!  :-)

So, next time you are in Wal-mart pick you up some and give em a try! 

Till next time...

Lots of love,

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Roasted Garlic Tilapia and veggies....its whats for dinner!

On the way home from Zumba class tonight (which by the way was AWESOME) I stopped at Aldi.  I needed to get some water and there's is my favorite.  I also wanted to get some fruits and veggies, because quite frankly, I have not been good....for a long time.  I have been eating horribly yet again... I never really fully got back on track after my last blog about emotional eating...and I can tell.  I can feel it and I can see it---and I do not like it.  My friend Sarah and I have been talking about how fricken HARD it is to get back on track once you have fallen off.  I just told her that I am convinced that getting back on track with eating right is the single most hardest thing ever in the whole history of the universe to have to do!  And I am so serious.  I have such a bad habit of this on/off, good/bad, up/down stuff.  I'd like to say that I am not ever gonna do it again, but I would be lying to myself and to everyone else.  I know for a fact this is something I am gonna struggle with for the REST OF MY LIFE---whether I like it or not.  But, I am ready to get back to the ON, GOOD, & DOWN (the # on the scale that is)! 

So, I stocked up on fruits and veggies and found some really yummy protein sources while I was at the grocery.  I got fresh pineapple, cantaloupe, apples, cucumbers, carrots, and strawberries.  I have already got my food packed for tomorrow.  I am gonna go back to the eating small "meals" every 3 hours. That is exhausting, but it works. 

I also discovered something super cool for people who are always on the go like myself....

Sea Queen Steamer Entree fish---in different varieties.  It comes as a single serving in a ready to steam bag for $2.49.  True, the price may be a little steep for one serving, but I think it's worth it for the convenience of it, especially for a single gal like myself!  All you have to do is nuke it and Wha-La~!  Yummy steamed and REALLY flavorful fish! 

Tonight I am eating the Roasted Garlic Tilapia with some veggies and Greek yogurt ranch dip as I type this blog.  It's really fricken delish ya'll~!  It has 240 calories, 13g fat (because its in a butter sauce), and 26g protein!  Not to shabby....

Take a peek...

So, here's to getting back on track...

Lots of Love,


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

General Tso's Chicken

So, I was in Kroger one day a week or so ago and I stumbled across this little seasoning packet....

...for General Tso's Chicken.  The back of the envelope calls for the chicken to be breaded in flour, tossed with sugar and fried (in general tso's tradition) however, I don't fry anything, ever...and that whole recipe would definitely NOT help with the weight loss goals!

I do love me some Chinese food though...and general tso's is by far my favorite.  So, as I was reading the ingredients and instructions, I thought to myself...I can totally make this one weight loss friendly!  And so I did...!

Here's what I used...
1 packet general tso's seasoning mix
3/4 cup water
3 tbsp low or reduced sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup splenda (the packet says to use sugar)
1/2 cup atkins baking mix (the packet says to use flour)
1lb chicken tenders, cut into pieces
1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional--I like spicy)

Put the atkins mix into a plastic baggy and shake the chicken until well coated.  Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray and bake the chicken on at 350 for 20 minutes, flipping half way thru.

This is the chicken before being baked! 

In the meantime, mix the water, soy sauce, splenda and cayenne pepper (if you so choose) in a sauce pan.  It'll look a little something like this... 

This picture was actually taken before I added the cayenne pepper
so the color may be a bit different if you add the pepper in on this step...just FYI~!

Mix the sauce mixture well and heat on low to medium heat, stirring occasionally until it boils.  Be sure you keep an eye on it and keep stirring it, or it will stick--it thickens and becomes sticky as it cooks. 

When the sauce is ready, it'll look a little something like this...

This is with the cayenne pepper mixed in...

When the chicken is done, toss it into the sauce pan and stir until all of the chicken is coated well.  The final product will come out looking something like this here...

I made my plate...

...and ate every bite!!!  So the verdict...?  It's good ya'll~!! Spicy (to my liking) and sticky just like it's fresh from a Chinese chef!  Give it a a try! 

Till next time...

Lots of Love,