Saturday, January 22, 2011

Lunch Box Special

I'm probably going to get made fun of for posting this, but I don't care! I had never thought of putting something other than meat or vegetables on a sandwich. This is super easy, and a nice (less sugary) substitute for jelly on a peanut butter sandwich. I'll definitely be making it again, especially when I forget to buy lunch meat!  From Taste of Home.

Lunch Box Special

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped apples
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dates, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • 8 slices bread
In a bowl, combine the peanut butter and orange juice until blended. Add the apples and dates and walnuts if desired. Spread on four slices of bread; top with remaining bread.

Nutritional Info (from SparkRecipes):
Serves 4
Total Time: Less than 10 minutes
401 calories
18 g fat (4 g saturated fat)
1 mg cholesterol
419 mg sodium
51 g carbohydrates
5 g fiber
13 g protein

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sloppy Chicken Joes

I absolutely LOVE sloppy joes! I was excited to try this new recipe for them, and they turned out great! Next time, I might shred the chicken instead of dicing it, but either way they were awesome! I may have added a tad bit too much red pepper flakes, but that can be fixed next time!  From $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook!

Sloppy Chicken Joes

  • 1 1/2 pound packaged boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4-6 hamburger buns
Dice the chicken breasts into 1/2 inch pieces.

In a large skillet whisk together the tomato sauce, vinegar, mustard, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Add the diced chicken breast, cover, and cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until the chicken pieces are cooked through.

Total Time: 15-20 Minutes
Nutritional Info:
4 servings

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lemon-Dill Butter Chicken and Zucchini

I made this dinner tonight for me and a friend. It was delicious! I don't think I have ever made or eaten zucchini, but I decided to take the risk! So worth it! This is super easy, and quick to do! Highly recommended! This is from Better Homes & Gardens 365 Last-Minute Meals. I've decided to start adding nutritional information to my posts as best I can. This post it was included in the cookbook, in other posts I will be using the recipe calculator from SparkRecipes, which I found from my high school classmate's blog.

Lemon-Dill Butter Chicken and Zucchini

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped cucumber or zucchini
Preheat broiler. Place chicken on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 12 to 15 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once halfway through broiling.

Meanwhile, in a small skillet melt butter over medium heat. Stir in lemon peel, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper. Stir in cucumber. Cook and stir over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or just until cucumber begins to soften. Spoon sauce over chicken.

Total Time: 25 minutes
Nutritional Info:
4 servings
244 calories
11 g total fat (6 grams saturated fat)
107 mg cholesterol
477 mg sodium
2 g carbohydrates
0 g fiber
33 g protein


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