Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Eating it up!


Yesterday when I left the doctor I was not feeling good. The one thing I always crave when I don't feel good is noodle soup! I made my own homemade because canned soups can be high in sodium. 

I used one carton of low sodium 99% fat free Swanson chicken broth 
Carrots, Celery, onion, turkey breast, and whole wheat heart healthy egg noodles 


It made a TON so I will be eating on that all week!


Later I was hungry for a sweet snack so I consulted a favorite recipe blog Undressed Skeleton and made flax seed banan crackers. TWO ingredients. 1/2 cup whole flax seeds and one mashed banana. 


Spoon a small amount into the bottom of a muffin tin and bake at 350 until firm 





 Yes they were SOOO good. It made 12 crackers but I only could eat four - they are filling so they will be snacks for several days. 



That is one of the things I love about healthy food it really makes you full. When I was eating those stacys pita chips I was HUNGRY and I kept eating and eating when normally I am not that hungry. I assume it could have been due to the combo of alcohol and the un-filling low fiber white flour and the sodium? Who knows but I hate eating and never getting full even if the food does taste good. 


I made one of my favorite meals ever last night. Asian inspired Turkey burgers. 

OH MAN YUMMY 



Burgers

  • Ground Turkey 
  • Green Onions 
  • chopped ginger OR ginger puree in a tube (i like this best) 
  • lite soy sauce 
  • sriracha
  • honey 
  • chopped garlic
  • seasonings of choice 
  • Sandwich thins 
Sriracha Mayo  
  • fat free mayo 
  • sriracha
Slaw 
  • rice vinegar
  • cole slaw mix
  • sesame oil 
  • toasted seasame seeds



Super easy just mix all ingredients and form into patties then grill! 





For slaw mix all ingredients together to taste. I would say its mostly vinegar you do not need A LOT of sauce its just a very light coating. 

Toast your sandwich thin, put sriracha mayo on the bottom bun, top with grilled turkey burger, top with slaw!!! SERIOUSLY AWESOME 




Later I made a healthy dessert inspired by Hungry Girl. 


  • 1 tub of fat free cool whip 
  • 1 can of pumpin 
  • 4 cups of sugar free vanilla pudding 
  • cinnamon 
  • nutmeg 
  • vanilla 
  • Fiber One cereal (you could use any crunchy healthy cereal or even sugar free cookies) 


Blend first six ingredients together for the pumpkin mousse. Then layer with cereal to make delicious and healthy pumpkin parfaits. This made a TON you can freeze this mixture and thaw OR even eat frozen like pumpkin ice cream. This would also be great in a pie crust as a frozen pumpkin pie. This mixture is very versatile and so yummy.






Do you love those no bake oatmeal chocolate peanut butter cookies? 

OH they are for sure one of my favorite cookies but obviously with a stick of butter and a cup of sugar GOO thats a lot of calories. According to nutrition facts posted on the internet for one cookie its almost 200 calories! OUCH

This is much healthier and tastes EXACTLY he same but you eat it with a spoon. 

Mix oats, cocoa powder, splenda (or a natural no calorie sweetener if you want), vanilla, pinch of salt, and milk and microwave for two minutes. Stir in a small amount of peanut butter once it is cooked and warm. MMM eat hot for breakfast or a snack. 


Ok one last tasty recipe for you. This was inspired and adapted from Texas Fit Chicks. There recipe called for salsa but I opted to use fire roasted tomatoes and crushed tomato. 


  • 4 chicken breasts 
  • 2 cans of pinto beans with jalapeno
  • 1 can of mexi-corn
  • 1 can of diced fire roasted tomatoes 
  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes
  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • Chicken broth 

Put all ingredients in the crock pot on low for 6-8 hours. Take out chicken breast and shred it then add chicken back and keep warm until ready to serve. 

OPTIONAL- top with avocado, whole wheat tortilla chips, cilantro, and green yogurt. 




For the tortillas I sprayed two whole wheat low carb tortillas (80 calories each) with olive oil spray and then put seasoning on them. I baked them at 350 until crispy then I broke them into chips. 
You could cut chips FIRST if you wanted to but I did it this way because it was faster and sometimes I am lazy haha. 







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