Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Crockpot Chicken with Corn & Black Beans

I found this recipe on the WeightWatchers Message Boards and decided to give it a try. I used fat-free cream cheese and it was quite noticeable. If you do not mind the obvious taste of the fat-free cream cheese then go right ahead and use it. If you are more concerned with the overall taste than the fat content then use regular cream cheese or compromise with the reduced fat spread. Regardless of my cream cheese decision, this recipe was quite easy and enjoyable. I will be adding it to my meal-planning options.

Crockpot Chicken with Corn & Black Beans

4-5 boneless chicken breasts
1 can black bean
1 can corn
1 jar salsa
1 package cream cheese

Place the frozen chicken breasts in the crockpot. Add 1 can of black beans (drained), 1 jar of salsa, and 1 can of corn (drained). Keep in crockpot on high for about 4-5 hours or until chicken is cooked. Add 1 package of cream cheese (just throw it on top!) and let sit for about 1/2 hour.

4-5 servings

Unfortunately, I do not have the points on this. I plan on calculating the NI one of these days and will update this posting when I do.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Bento Box

My new Bento Box turns a simple lunch of cottage cheese (sprinkled with chives) and apple slices into something hip. The bottom container is smaller and therefore when the food is gone these tiers can be packed inside one another. I also have an adorable little bag that matches this box.

Spring Rolls Lunch

As promised, here is the picture of my fabulous spring rolls lunch. This lunch included sides of sliced pear and one serving of Trader Joe's Cat Cookies. I was freezing cold the day I packed this for lunch. I ended up buying a small broth soup and eating only two of the spring rolls. Everything else was brought back home.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce

My good friend referred me to these Vietnamese Spring Rolls. They make an excellent light meal. I made my spring rolls with the mini-shrimps.

*My own picture of my fabulous Spring Roll lunch is coming soon. Right now, the computer that I upload pics with is having DSL Router issues. :( The recipe suggests four rolls to a serving. I am have packed four rolls, with pear slices (3/4 of pear, drizzled in lemon juice) and one serving of Trader Joe's cat cookies (15 pieces).

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Taco Dip

I transformed last night's tacos into today's taco dip. The bottom layer is ground turkey with taco seasonings. I topped the turkey with a very thin layer of fat-free sour cream. Next comes the shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes. All sprinkled with reduced-fat fancy shredded cheese and green onions.

To my dismay, I could not find baked tortilla chips anywhere this weekend. Instead of the baked chips that I desperately sought, I am having one serving of Trader Joe's bite-sized tortilla rounds. At least there will be no trans-fat, aka hydrogenated oils.

Also, there is red pepper and nectarine slices (drizzled with lemon juice to prevent browning).