Chili-Lime Chicken

Chili-Lime Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 16 drumsticks, skin removed
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 3 tbs chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 packet splenda

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees F.
  2. Pat drumsticks dry and season with salt & pepper.
  3. Place drumsticks in a large baking dish.
  4. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl and pour over chicken.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove foil and bake for another 35 minutes, basting drumsticks with juices often.
  7. Remove from oven and plate drumsticks. Top with rendered sauce and garnish with lime wedges.

(source: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chili-lime-drumsticks-10000001909045/)

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Gingerbread Biscotti w/ a Chocolate Chip Dip

There are three separate parts to this recipe: 1) Dark Chocolate Chips 2) Cream Cheese Dip 3) Gingerbread Biscotti. The Dark Chocolate Chips recipe is from a recent post I made for Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies. These chocolate chips are completely fat free and sugar free. The Cream Cheese Dip is a high-protein, low-fat dip made from tofu and, of course, cream cheese. Finally, there is the Gingerbread Biscotti made from oat bran, brown sugar, a touch of cinnamon and ginger. The biscotti and dip can be eaten together or separately; it’s your choice! 🙂

Gingerbread Biscotti w/ a Chocolate Chip Dip

Dark Chocolate Chips recipe

Ingredients:

  • 7 packets of splenda
  • 1.5 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tbs egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp skim milk
  • pinch of salt
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Use an electric mixer to combine all ingredients.
  3. Spoon chocolate mixture into 2 inch rounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove and place in freezer to cool and harden for 5 minutes.
  5. Cut chocolate into small squared chips.
 

Cream Cheese Dip recipe

Combine the following ingredients in a blender:

  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup fat free cream cheese
  • 3 packets of splenda
  • 1 tbs splenda brown sugar

Use a spoon to mix in chocolate chips to create the dip.

Gingerbread Biscotti recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 ts baking soda
  • 1/8 ts salt
  • 2 tbs splenda brown sugar
  • 2 packets splenda
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs skim milk
  • cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven at 375 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, blend together oat bran, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, ginger, and splenda.
  3. Pour mixture into a bowl and add milk and vanilla extract. Spray cooking spray into mix for 1 second. Mix ingredients together well.
  4. Form 6 biscotti-shaped cookies and place on parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 9-10 minutes.

(source: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/01/11/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-dip/)

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

First, make the Oat Bran Bread Crumbs. You can find the recipe here.

Then, follow the recipe below —

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts, use a mallet to flatten
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cans italian diced tomatoes, 15 oz
  • reduced fat parmesan cheese
  • oat bran bread crumbs

Directions:

  1. Beat eggs in a shallow bowl.
  2. Place bread crumbs in a separate bowl.
  3. Dip chicken breasts in egg mixture and coat with bread crumbs.
  4. Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  5. Heat skillet on medium-high with cooking spray.
  6. Brown both sides of chicken breasts.
  7. Place chicken on greased baking sheet and lightly top with cooking spray.
  8. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes to finish cooking.
  9. Meanwhile, heat diced tomatoes in a sauce pan.
  10. Remove chicken from oven, top with tomatoes and parmesan cheese.

Egg-white Bake

Egg-white Bake

Ingredients:

  • 5 egg-whites
  • 3 slices of turkey, cut into small squares
  • 1 tbs chopped green onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 slice fat free american cheese, cut into small squares
  • 1 ts dried chopped onions
  • dash of garlic salt & pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl & mix together.
  3. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray.
  4. Divide & pour egg-white mix into four muffin cups.
  5. Bake for 16-20 minutes.
  6. Remove egg-white bakes onto a plate to cool.

Stuffed Tomatoes w/ Oat Bran Breadcrumbs

Stuffed Tomatoes w/ Oat Bran Breadcrumbs

Prepare the Breadcrumbs first

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbs Oat Bran
  • 3 tbs fat free cream cheese or 3 wedges of low-fat laughing cow cheese (any flavor)
  • 3 eggs or 3/4 cup egg whites
  • 1 ts dried basil
  • 1/2 dried oregano
  • 1 tbs dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3-4 tbs water
  • 3 tbs shredded parmesan

Directions:

  1. Combine & whisk all ingredients together, except for the last two.
  2. Add one tablespoon of water at a time until the batter gets to a crepe-like batter consistency. (No more than 4 tbs)
  3. Heat a skillet on medium with cooking spray.
  4. Pour about 1/4 of batter into skillet and tilt to form a round, thin crepe-like circle.
  5. Brown both sides of the crepes and set aside. Continue the process until all of the batter is used.
  6. Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  7. Place crepes on a cooking sheet with cooking spray and toast until crispy.
  8. Once out of the oven, allow crepes to cool.
  9. Roughly shred the crepes to fit into a food processor or blender.
  10. Process to a breadcrumb consistency.
  11. Add parmesan cheese to the breadcrumb mixture.

Tomatoes & Stuffing

Try it with bell peppers!

Ingredients:

  • 8 tomatoes
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 brown onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tbs seasoning salt
  • 1 ts pepper
  • 2 ts italian-herb seasoning

Directions:

  • Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  • Cut off tops of tomatoes and use spoon to clean out the insides.
  • Heat skillet on medium with cooking spray.
  • Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add diced bell peppers and onions & saute until slightly tender.
  • Set vegetable mixture aside & brown the ground beef.
  • Add salt, pepper, & italian-herb seasoning.
  • Combine vegetables, ground beef, & 1-2 hand full of breadcrumbs.
  • Lightly spray baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Stuff tomatoes with ground beef mix and top with breadcrumbs.
  • Place tomatoes in baking dish and lightly spray tops with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

(breadcrumbs source: http://dukanitout.com/holiday-parties-recipes-and-ideas/)