Saturday, January 9, 2010

Vegetable Stuffed Chicken Breast

Try this Quick and Easy Dinner Recipe

Vegetable Stuffed Chicken Breast

1 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 Tbsp capers
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup shredded carrots (and/or green or red peppers)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 cup chopped spinach
2 Tbsp crumbled feta cheese

Using a chef's knife, split the chicken breast open by slicing three-quarters of the way through the meat, so that it opens like a book. Place the chicken breast in between two sheets of wax paper and pound with a mallet until it is approximately one-quarter-inch thick.

In a large skillet, heat oil and lemon juice over medium-high heat. Season both sides of the chicken breast with garlic powder and pepper and place in the skillet. Cook two minutes and then flip the chicken over to cook the other side for two minutes. Move to one side of skillet. Combine chopped onions, carrots and other vegetables (if you like) and capers in skillet. Continue to flip the chicken every two minutes until thoroughly cooked.

Spoon the vegetables onto the chicken breast and fold in half. Remove stuffed chicken from skillet and serve on chopped spinach. Sprinkle with feta cheese.

Nutritional info per serving: 324 calories; 21 g fat (6 g saturated fat); 13 g carbohydrates (3 g fiber; 5 g sugar); 23 g protein


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Holiday Shakes

I know the Holiday’s are technically over, but you can still enjoy these delicious Holiday Shakes!

Gingerbread Man Shake

2 scoops of Vanilla Shake
1 graham cracker
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 capful vanilla extract
12 oz. of water
4 ice cubes
Blend 45 seconds.

Egg Nog Shake

2 scoops of Vanilla Shake
10 oz. of Low Fat Egg Nog
1 tablespoon fat free/sugar free Vanilla Pudding Powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
4 ice cubes
Blend until smooth.

Chocolate Peppermint Shake

2 scoops of Chocolate Shake
8 oz skim milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
3 ice cubes
Blend without ice cubes on high for 20 seconds
Add ice cubes and blend until thick and frosty

My favorite! So yummy!

Pumpkin Pie Shake

2 scoops Vanilla Shake
8 oz. skim milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
pumpkin pie spice
4-5 ice cubes
Blend without ice cubes on high for 30 seconds
Add ice cubes and blend for another 1-2 minutes

Try them out and let me know which one is your favorite!