March 25, 2014

Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms & Red Onion

Late last week I made a huge veggie haul at the grocery store. Vegetables are very low in calories, but also very filling, so it makes sense that they would make up a huge part of my diet. And, contrary to popular belief, they don't have to be boring!

Tonight I paired fresh green beans with mushrooms and red onion. I roasted them in the oven with a dressing of balsamic vinegar, and, let me tell you, the flavor combination did not disappoint! This recipe was extremely simple, and could easily serve 4 if you're serving it as a smaller side dish. But if you're like me and tend to go heavy on the veggies to save some calories, you will probably only get 2 servings out of this recipe. I ate half the pan tonight and plan on finishing it up tomorrow!
Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms & Red Onion 
March 18, 2014

Quick Margarita Chicken Bowl

I'm a sucker for all foods Mexican. You say "cilantro," I say "bring it on!" My undying love for Hispanic herbs inspired me to create this Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing a while back, which is sure to rock your world. Most recently I was inspired by Hungry Girl's makeover of Chili's Margarita Chicken Fresh Mex Bowl. Yes, it's another recipe including lime and cilantro, but I can't ever get enough, y'all!

I think this would make a teriffic lunch, but tonight I made it for myself for dinner. My husband got his tonsils removed this week, so he's been on a steady diet of all things mushy. I passed on the ramen noodles, and I took the opportunity to experiment a little with Hungry Girl's recipe. I used chicken that was already grilled, which saved me a huge step. So instead of marinating the chicken as suggested in the recipe, I just used the marinade as a dressing! I ditched the brown rice and avocado to keep the calories low, and I tweaked the measurements slightly to make it easier to measure out and calculate for all you My Fitness Pal and Weight Watchers gals. 

I really enjoyed this meal. It was filling and satisfying. A word of caution though, the jalapenos give it quite a kick, so adjust those accordingly. I'll definitely be making this again! Click below to get the full recipe.