Thursday, February 9, 2012

Yummy twist on stir-fry

Say "yes!" to apples in stir-fry! This recipe is adapted from a recipe that I saw on I just added some tasty and super healthy additions.

-1 lb diced chicken breast
-1 tsp sesame seed oil
-cooking spray
-12 oz frozen pea pods
-2 cups thinly sliced carrots
-1 cup sliced onion
- 1 tart apple thinly sliced
-1 can water chestnuts
-2 cups cooked brown rice (cooked in half chicken broth and half water)

What to do:
-sauté chicken in oil and cooking spray until browned and cooked through--remove from pan
-in same pan, cook onions, basil and carrots until tender
-add pea pods and water chestnuts--sauté for 2 minutes or until hot
-add back in chicken and thinly slice apple
-serve 1.5 cups stir fry over 1/2 cup rice

Enjoy! (all that for under 300 calories!)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The salad I can't get enough of...

It's Tuesday and I've already made this salad three times since's so good! Packing less than 250 calories and loaded with heart healthy walnuts, flavorful cranberries and muscle building chicken, you can eat it with soup or on it's own.

(serves one)
Tons of mixed greens
2 oz grilled chicken breast-chopped
1/8 cup walnut pieces
1/8 cup dried cranberries
1 tbsp light raspberry vinaigrette (I love Trader Joe's brand)

Time saving tip: next time you grill chicken, make extra for salads like this!