Sunday, September 26, 2010

Slow-cookin BBQ Chicken Take Two

Slow-Cookin BBQ Chicken - (Hungry Girl 1-2-3, Pg. 174-175, 149 calories) I'm not sure what Diana did when she made this recipe but I personally love this one.  I didn't have the same problems that Diana had.  However, the first time I made this, I used low-sodium (no salt added) tomato sauce, red wine vinegar (that was all I had) and I added 2 tbsps of Famous Dave's Rich and Sassy BBQ Sauce.  I cooked it on high for 4 hours and then I ate it on a wheat bun.  I also ate the leftovers with Baked Tostitos. 

I made this recipe again for my parents and they loved it.  My Mom just made it for the first time, on her own, this weekend.  She used the cider vinegar and said it was still a tasty recipe.

I would highly recommend this recipe.

Easy Oven-baked S'mores-stuffed Bananas

Easy Oven-baked S'mores-stuffed Bananas - (Hungry Girl 1-2-3, pg. 166-167, 152 calories, recipe makes 4 servings)  If you love smores and you love bananas, I highly recommend this recipe.  I have made this several times--in my toaster oven and conventional oven.  I do recommend that you take the cooked banana smore out of the oeel, out it into a bowl, and add cool-whip or vanilla ice cream.  It is not the prettiest recipe but it tastes great.

Bursting Burrito Bowl

Bursting Burrito Bowl - (Hungry Girl 1-2-3, Pg. 136-137, 264 calories) We made this on a summer Hungry Girl night (which we forgot to blog).  I can't really speak on the ease of this recipe since Diana made it while I played with Lex.  I do know that she cooked the chicken in the crockpot.  She used the "Slow Cookin Mexican Chicken" recipe, also in this book (pg. 182).  After that, it was a matter of chopping up the ingredients and warming up the beans.  Then you just piled all the ingredients together into a bowl.

In my opinion, this is better than the Chipolte Burrito bowls.  I highly recommend this recipe and I plan on trying this again on my own.

Sweet N' Sassy Boneless Hot Wings

Sweet N' Sassy Boneless Hot Wings - (Hungry Girl 1-2-3. Pg. 126-127, 267 calories per serving) I have experienced this recipe twice.  Diana made it once on a summer hungry girl night that we had--but forgot to blog--and then I made it again for my Mom when I was in Michigan.  This is a really good recipe but it has a kick.  And be careful when you go shopping--make sure you buy the sweet Asian chili sauce, not the regular chili sauce.  Even the sweet Asian chilil sauce had a little too much spice for my Mom.  I would like to try this recipe with a sweet and sour sauce or maybe the Panda Express sauces.

Expresso Cake in a Mug

Expresso Cake in a Mug - (Hungry Girl 1-2-3, pg. 89, 147 calories) If you like chocolate cake with a caffeninated boost, this is the recipe for you.  It is easy to make and ready in a matter of minutes.  I chose to use Taster's Choice instant coffee for this recipe.  I know this is supposed to be a dessert item but I think it would be a great morning or mid-afternoon snack--especially if you are female and enduring a visit from your monthly enemy.

Egg Mug Lorraine

Egg Mug Lorraine - (Hungry Girl 1-2-3, Pg. 75, 128 calories) This is a very easy breakfast to make and it is pretty tasty too.  I discovered that at the grocery store (Ralphs, to be precise), you can buy egg beaters in a half cup serving so you can save yourself a few seconds of time by not having to measure out the liquid-egg substitute.  And if you are anything like me, you like to have something different for breakfast so sometimes you don't use up all of the egg beaters in the 7 days so the individual servings are also a money saver that stops you from wasting food.

If you are short on time in the morning and you are looking for eggs with a subtle flavor, this is the recipe for you.  Also, some claim that eggs are the best protein to eat in the morning.  They will make you feel full longer and some claim that you are more likely to lose weight if you eat eggs for breakfast.

Cake on the Beach

Wow, we haven't updated this site in way too long.  Sorry about that.  Over the summer, I managed to try more recipes.  One of my new favorites is Cake on the Beach.

Cake on the Beach - (Hungry Girl 1-2-3, Pg. 88, makes 3 servings, 136 calories per serving)  This tastes like a pineapple upside down cake.  I could eat this for dessert everyday.  If you like Pineapple Upside Down cake, I highly recommend this recipe.  It is very easy to make and worth the hour wait (you have to refridgerate the cake for an hour before serving).

My only suggestion is to use Prep bowls.  Regular cereal bowls are too big. The second time I made this recipe, I used my Pampered Chef small square bowls.  They were the perfect size.  Just make sure that whatever bowls you choose to use, they are microwave safe.