Back in my troubled eating days, I just loved to eat at Corner Bakery. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this chain bakery, it’s a casual place where you can grab a sandwich or pasta while enjoying some free wifi. It’s reasonably priced and never really packed so you can relax and stay as long as you want .. while carb-loading of course! One of my absolute favorite things to eat at Corner Bakery was their Green Chile & Chicken Panini. Crispy bread, tender chicken, flavorful green chiles, melty cheese — it was a whole lot of wonderful! So, like many other things on the Dukan Diet, if I wanted it enough, I knew I could make it happen. And, well, I wanted it pretty darn bad so here we are..
First, make the Savory Dukan Bread recipe found here. (note: cut bread into two slices)
2 slices Savory Dukan Bread
1 chicken breast
1/2 can whole green chiles
2 tbs low fat mayo
low fat mozzarella/parmesan mix
salt & pepper
Preheat grill on medium-high heat
Filet chicken through the center to create two thin slices of chicken.
Season chicken with salt and pepper and grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side or 4 minutes in the George Foreman Grill.
Spread low fat mayo on Dukan bread slices. Spray opposing sides of bread with cooking spray.
Pat green chiles down with a paper towel to dry.
Stack on chicken breasts, 2 whole green chiles, and cheese between bread slices.
Place sandwich in a panini press or George Foreman Grill for 1 minute.
“It took more than a day to put it on. It will take more than a day to take it off. Don’t give up.”
The bad news for the day is that I gained .8 lbs. However, ironically enough, I lost 1/2 an inch off my waist. So, what gives, Dr. Dukan?
Dr. Dukan actually discussed the answer to this question on the official Dukan website. He mentioned that if you’re losing inches but gaining weight, it may be due to water retention. After all, you wouldn’t be losing inches if you weren’t slimming down so the scale may just be reflecting some extra water weight. This makes sense to me because although Bob ate the same foods as I did yesterday, he lost one lb today. His weight loss is also a lot more inconsistent than mine. Sometimes, he’ll gain one lb over a two-day period and then drop two lbs the very next day. Overall, he is losing weight so that is the important thing to keep in mind. I hope this comes as some encouraging news for those who are going through the same thing!
First, make a 1/2 portion of the savory Dukan Bread. The recipe can be found here. Make sure to toast the bread until it’s extra crispy.
Then, follow the recipe below for the tuna salad.
1 can 5 oz tuna in water
3 tbs low fat mayo (or light miracle whip)
1 tbs parmesan cheese
1 tbs minced cucumbers (or relish)
1 tbs minced red bell peppers
1/8 ts dried minced onions
1/4 ts parsley
1/4 ts dill weed
1 dab of mustard
1 pinch garlic powder
Strain as much water as you can out of the tuna and flake the tuna.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve with Dukan Toast.