Saturday, September 13, 2008

Protein Pancakes, Black Bean soup,Ranch chicken salad,chicken quesadilla, chicken roll up,chicken enchiladas,vanilla pudding , and banana pudding

I am trying to start the Body For Life program so these recipes are approved for that program. It is not low carb but eating better foods.

Protein Pancakes (2 servings)
3/4 cup of uncooked oats
1 scoop of whey protein (any flavor)
1 cup of skim milk
1 Tbsp of brown sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract

Mix these items together in a mixing bowl, then add 1 cup of whole wheat (or buckwheat) flour and 2 Tsbp of egg substitute (such as Egg Beaters). Mix well and cook on a pre-heated griddle at 350 degrees.

I love the TGIFridays Soup so this is their recipe here.

Ranch chicken salad with beans and corn
9 ounces romaine lettuce
8 ounces corn, chilled and drained
8 ounces black beans, chilled, rinsed and drained
1 deseeded tomato, diced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1-2 tablespoon salsa
1In a large serving bowl put the lettuce, canned corn, canned beans, tomato, green onion and cheese. Lightly toss.
2Right before serving mix together the ranch dressing and salsa and pour over the salad. Mix well.
3Serve at once.
4You may top the salad with roasted chicken pieces that you have diced, but that is optional

chicken quesadilla
Use leftover chicken and anything you want to add to your quesadillas. Butter two flour tortillas and add mozarella cheese, onions, green peppers, chicken, mushrooms, tomato or whatever you like. Cut into 4 pieces and add lettuce and a dollop of sour cream.

chicken roll up
I use grilled chicken that I sprinkled with Greek seasoning. Shred into small pieces and roll into a flour tortilla with cheddar, sauteed onions and green peppers and lettuce, tomato and sour cream.

Body For Lifes chicken enchiladas
4 portions chicken breast
4 green onions chopped
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
3 (10oz) cans green enchilada sauce
8 corn tortillas
1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups lettuce, shredded
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup light sour cream
1 tomato, diced
1 (2oz) can ripe olives, sliced

1. Preheat oven to 350. Lighty coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Place chicken breasts in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until no longer pink in the center; about 15 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly. Shred cooked chicken by pulling apart with 2 forks; set aside.

3. Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Add green onion, cilantro, and jalapeno; saute for 2 minutes. Add shredded chicken and 1 can of inchilada sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally; until heated through, about 5 minutes.

4. Pour remaining 2 cans of enchilada sauce in a medium bowl and microwave until warm, about 2 minutes. Dip each torilla in the heated sauce and fill with about 1/8 of the chicken mixture. Roll up and place, seam-side down, in the prepared baking dish.

5. Pour remaining heated sauce over enchiladas and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until enchiladas are heated through and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

6. Divide letuuce onto four plates and place a portion of enchiladas on top. top with a spoonful of salsa, a dollop of sour cream, tomatoes, and olives. Serve and enjoy.

vanilla peach pudding
This is just no sugar vanilla pudding (Jello) with peaches and vanilla protein powder added.

banana pudding
THIS IS NOT MY BANANA PUDDING RECIPE- Real banana pudding is the best and so bad for you and I am trying to start the Body for Life program so this is an attempt to get a treat that is better for you.
Jello vanilla pudding with vanilla protein powder added, slice up half a banana, and crush one vanilla wafer on top for some crunch.
Again, nothing like the real thing don't even try to compare. Eat this not expecting real banana pudding, more expecting vanilla pudding with a little add in.


blessedwith5 said...

I don't think I have ever heard of that diet.

Good luck on it!

blessedwith5 said...

We should both pack up a bag and head to my favorite spot - Sanibel Island Florida!!!

Hugs Dear Friend! Take one thing at a time - that is how I am surviving! There will be an end to the madness - someday!

blessedwith5 said...

Oh Dear, what would make you as mean as a gator?

chelle said...

Body for life is a good one...Good Luck...

Per your comment about the beach...Hurricane Ike wasnt even close to us and Hanna was already gone...otherwise we wouldnt have gone and esp. been in the water:)

and yes we take football seriously and so far I havent been impressed...we have a very young off. line so it looks like it will be a long learning season...

blessedwith5 said...

I just read your comments on my post from yesterday.

I don't think you over reacted at all! I would have been angry! How irritating to do all of that work, expect a lot of help only to get half of it and then stand in the rain, in a long line by a woman that reeked of smoke! I wouldn't have wanted to talk either.

I hope today goes better for you. Has the rain stopped?

Hugs Dear Friend!