Thursday, June 24, 2010

Chili Cheese Dogs

This was dinner last night...

Made with these...

Smart dogs are a great source of protein! For one dog, there is 45 calories, 0 fat, and 8 grams of protein. They are made with soy protein. As far as taste goes, not bad. The texture is like a hot dog. There is a little after taste, but when topped a little chili and cheese it was hard to tell. My husband really liked them.

A Classic Chicken and Pork hot dog runs about 150 calories and only 4 grams of protein.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Baked Custard

Baked Custard

1 egg
1 cup of milk
2 Tbsp Splenda

Mix everything together until smooth. Pour mixture into your ramekins and dust with nutmeg or cinnamon. Place ramekins into a glass baking dish and then fill half way with water. Bake around 1 hour and 15 minutes at 300 degrees. Test with knife to make sure it runs clean.


Makes 2- 1/2 cup servings or 2 4oz ramekins at 94 calories and 6.5 grams of protein.

If served with a 1/4 cup of halved strawberries , it becomes 105 calories and 7 grams protein.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Quick and Easy

I made this...

Using this...

The turkey sausage was 90 calories and 9 grams of protein for 2 oz.

The beans were 110 calories and 5 grams for 1/2 cup serving.

I ate 4 oz of sausage and 1/2 cup of beans for 290 calories and 23 grams of protein.

And it only took 5 mins to cook...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cherries


The cherries on my tree are starting to turn red!
I love cherry season, especially here in the Northwest.
Did you know...there are only 54 calories in a cup of cherries including the pits and stems?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Last Night's Dinner

Last night's dinner was Fabulous and it only took 5 minutes to cook. I microwaved a bag of seasoned Steamable Vegetables (40 calories for 1 cup). Then I pan fried with cooking spray some precooked ham steaks (70 calories, 11g protein for 1 slice). I whipped up some instant mashed potatoes for the rest of the family. And it was perfect. It was fast, easy, band-friendly, low calorie and it tasted really good. My kids ate so much! I think it was the mashed potatoes.... they don't get those very often.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Garlic Green Beans


1 lb fresh green beans

1 tsp garlic salt

1 Tbsp butter

1 clove garlic, minced


Wash and trim green beans. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter and add minced garlic. Cook garlic until brown and add green beans. Increase heat slightly. Add garlic salt. Saute, frequently turning green beans until tender.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Poppy Seed Chicken


Poppy Seed Chicken Salad

2 cups cooked chicken

¼ cup chopped green onion

½ cup dried cranberries

3 oz slivered almonds (optional)

½ cup finely chopped celery

½ cup poppy seed dressing

Salt and pepper

Mix everything together and serve chilled.

The calories will vary depending on the dressing you use. I had a really hard time finding a low calorie poppy seed dressing.

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