Sunday, January 2, 2011

Healthy Start

I bought this cookbook about a year ago and I love it! I kind of forgot about it and pulled it out last week and made a meal plan with Andi. It's great for students/single people. I love how the majority of the recipes are single servings-which is great for people like us. Most of the ingredients are what you eat on a daily basis. Just start buying the fat-free version of things instead. It's all about portions as well.

Yum Yum Brownie Muffins: (I make them into cookies instead)

About 45 calories per cookie. Not too shabby.

1 box devil's food cake mix (about 18 oz)
One 15-ounce can pure pumpkin

Preheat oven to 400
Mix the 2 ingredients together. Don't add anything else that may be mentioned on the box, like eggs, oil, or water. The mixture will be very thick, so you might be tempted to add in other things to make the batter smoother. Do NOT do this!

Spray cookie sheet. Use a small cookie scoop (I use my small Pampered Chef cookie scoop) and place about 15 scoops evenly on pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

In my picture I used a white cake mix because I did not have a chocolate one and it turned out yummy as well! I know the chocolate tastes just as great too. Enjoy!

I'm going to call this the Chicken Spinach Flatbread Pizza. I don't know the name. My friend told me about this one time and then I started throwing stuff on it. I promise it's still just as healthy. WARNING: this has lots of flavor.

1 Flat Out multi-grain flat bread.
1 can stewed tomatoes
a few shakes of Italian seasoning
1 tsp minced garlic
3 oz grilled chicken
handful of spinach
a few shakes of garlic salt
a small handful of mozz. cheese

Preheat oven to 375

Drain the can of stewed tomatoes. Add Italian Seasoning and minced garlic to tomatoes. Chop up so mixture is still chunky.
When the oven is preheated, put flat bread on cookie sheet and place in oven until toasted flipping occasionally. Not too toasted that it's hard. (you will finish cooking it with everything else on it.)
Take flat bread out of the oven and spread some pizza sauce on it. Then place chicken and spinach. Sprinkle garlic salt on top then add mozz. cheese on top for a finishing touch.
Place back in oven for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Cut in fourths and eat up! So good and healthy you'll want another one the next day and the next.

Let me know what you think. I just might keep posting new recipes on here that I think are worth trying. They are super easy and quick-just the way I like them.


Donna said...

I want to eat healthier too. We seem to get in a rut with whatever we have in the house, which is usually a lot of carbs!!! Thank you for the recipes, they look delicious! I love your pictures not only of the food but of course the kids! Hope you had a great birthday, I heard it was fun!