i guess I’m on a roll!
My mom got me this really awesome book, it’s called Hungry Girl and it’s full of recipes that are easy and extremely healthy. One of my favorites is called “Meat Lovers” Cheesy Pasta because I love spaghetti and who doesn’t a healthy pasta dish? I like to change the recipe around, sometimes adding different cheeses and subsisting lean turkey meat.
recipe from www.hungry-girl.com
image from google.com
1 package House Foods Tofu Shirataki noodles; original shape
1/2 pouch (1/2 cup) Boca Ground Burger
3 1/2 oz. of lean, skinless chicken OR 1 Gardenburger Chik’n Grill patty
1/3 cup fat-free cheddar cheese
1/2 cup fat-free tomato sauce
Drain and rinse noodles; pat dry. Microwave for 1 minute, then pat dry again (the more water you soak up, the better the end result). Set noodles aside. Prepare chicken or Gardenburger patty stovetop with nonstick spray and set aside. In skillet, heat Boca Ground Burger for approximately 3 minutes. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Combine chicken, Boca meat, noodles, sauce and cheese, and mix well. Microwave entire dish for one additional minute. Enjoy your feast!
I have to admit, at first the noodles tasted kind of strange to me but with the sauce, cheese, and meat and the fact that it’s not that many calories, over time I started enjoying the flavor of the noodles.
I have decided to start a food blog where I blog about the foods that I create. Noticing the title, normally I will be baking things that are sweet because I have the biggest sweet tooth ever but occasionally there will be non-sweet things. However today I decided to create banana bread from a recipe from hungry-girl.com
Normally I’d make my chocolate banana muffins that I have perfected but I thought I’d be healthy today. Here’s the recipe and the changes I made to it.
1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour (I didn’t have any whole-wheat flour so I just used 1 1/2 all purpose flour)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated) (i
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 bananas)
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters)
1/2 cup no-sugar-added applesauce
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
Optional Toppings: no-calorie spray butter, Cool Whip Free
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine both types of flour, Splenda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon (in other words, all dry ingredients). In a separate bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, egg substitute, applesauce, and vanilla extract (all the wet ingredients). Add this mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients, and stir until just blended. Spoon batter into a large loaf pan (about 9″ X 5″) sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly, and then cut into 8 slices. If you like, spritz with some spray butter or spread on some Cool Whip Free. MAKES 8 SERVINGS
It was ok, not as good as my normal banana chocolate chip muffins. I think this was because this was a “healthy” recipe and also I tried to use up all our overripped bananas so I may have put more than needed for in this recipe. But hey that’s what you get when you go healthy! 🙂
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