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This is a easy, great salad to make during the week for dinner. Here are the deets:
For the chicken:
1 chicken breast, cut into pieces
1 tb. of oregano
3 tb. of fresh lemon juice
1 tb. of pepper
1 tsp. of EVOO
salt to taste
Mix all of the ingredients, except for the chicken in a bowl. Add the chicken and allow to marinate for atleast half an hour.
For the salad:
1/2 bag of mixed greens
1/4c. of chickpeas, drained and washed
7-10 cherry tomatos, halved
1/4c. of red bell pepper, thinly sliced
For the dressing:
Mix 2 tb. of balsamic vinegar with 1 tb. of EVOO. Add one tsp. of salt and pepper and whisk to combine. This dressing makes for two servings.
Grill the chicken breast on your grill (George Foreman grill is great for this)
Mix all of the ingredients of the salad in a bowl.
Pour half of the dressing on top and toss salad.
Add the chicken on top.
This huge salad is 5 WW pts. and totally filling!
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- Instead of using bread crumbs, I use a whole grain cereal and pulse this in my blender to make 'bread crumbs'. Use this to coat chicken or fish, or in place of where ever you would use bread crumbs
- When baking, instead of oil, I use unsweetened apple sauce. This drastically cuts the calories and fat in recipes
- If a recipe calls for sour cream, I use 1/2 low fat sour cream, mixed with non fat Greek yogurt. It has to be Greek because you want the thick consistency, without too much tartness
- When a recipe calls for flour, I use 3/4 of whole wheat flour and 1/4 all purpose flour
- When a recipe calls for heavy cream -try using 1% evaporated milk instead -you will still get the creaminess of the milk with less calories and fat
- Sneak in pureed veggies wherever you can. Making mac n cheese...add some pureed butternut squash. Seriously, no one will know it's there
These are just a few tips that I have. I'll post some more soon!!
- If you are having pizza, go for the thin crust, you'll save yourself a ton of calories
- Avoid meats on your pizza, go for the high fiber veggies which you know are 0 points
- DO NOT, I repeat...DO NOT eat the breadsticks, ppls, its just BREAD..let it go for Italian meals
- Get your dressing on the side -dip the tip of your fork in the dressing and then eat your salad. You'll get all the flavor with minimal calories.
- When eating out, immediately ask your server to pack half of your meal to go
- If there is an option for whole wheat or multigrain pasta, get this
- Start your meal off with a broth based soup and a salad. This will help fill you up and ensure you do not consume too many calories
- When at a Chinese Buffet, pick food from the top. The sauce and oils tend to fall down on the bottom of the pile of food. If you pick food from the top of the pile, you will atleast get the least amount of oil and sauce
- WATCH FOR PORTION DISTORTION. People, I cannot say this enough, if you are going to eat all that food, atleast watch for your portion sizes. Remember, you just want to taste the food, not overload and gorge on it!
- Mix your food with steamed veggies or chicken. This way you will get all the flavor for half the calories
- Go for the steamed dumplings vs. the fried dumplings. You'll be saving yourself a whole lot of saturated fat
- Try to stay away from anything deep fried, such as egg rolls or fried dumplings
- If there is brown rice, go for this over white rice, again watch for portion distortion
- Go ahead and have your fortune cookie. These satisfying, sweet treats are about 25 calories
- Try to stick with the vegetable based dishes, such as channa masala and aloo ghobi
- Stay away from cream and butter laden sauces -such as chicken makhani
- Have roti instead of naan. Roti's are usually made with whole wheat flour, and cooked on a flat, cast iron pan, with minimal oil
- Stay away from the mango lassis, or any other FLAVORED lassis
- Portion control your rice, keep your intake to rice no more than one cup
I hope this has helped you guys out. Are there any other types of cuisines you'd like some tips on eating out?