Thursday, March 11, 2010

I know, I owe you 3 recipes...

Ok ok ok, I know I haven't blogged at all this week!  SO SORRY!  I got caught up studying hard core for my ornithology exam that I have later today!  I'm ready to rock it!!  But with all of the studying I didn't forget to eat, cept this morning now that I mention it...Hold on I"m going to get some breakfast real quick.  Alrighty! I'm back! Not that you would ever know that I was gone haha!  So I did my tae bo on Monday and whew it wore me out!!  It was a good work out but I was sore on Tuesday!! haha.  Wednesday was suppose to be my second day of doing it, but I didn't because I had to go out and do my barn work which burns more calories than anything haha.  So today is suppose to be another rest day, but I think I"m going to do some ab exercises since I didn't really get that yesterday, then tomorrow is another session of Tae Bo, and I gotta go out and do a little barn work before my spring break!! 
I"m not really doing anything for spring break but going home to my parents and relaxing all week.  So not sure if I"ll be posting next week...we'll see haha.  We may be having a guest posting here soon, I'm so excited!! 
Ok I'll get onto the recipes that I missed, and keep this part short.  So here we go!

Balsamic Chicken and Couscous

1 chicken breast
2 T balsamic vinegar salad dressing
1/2 C cole slaw mix (or just a green salad)
1 serving of couscous (cooked according to package directions)

Marinate chicken breast in dressing for 5 hours.  Cook on med-hot grill, about 8-9 mins on each side.  Mix your salad with some of the dressing (not too much) and slice up chicken and place on top of salad.  Serve with side of couscous

Ok so this one is really easy, but not many people ever think of marinating their chicken in some sort of salad dressing.  You could also do Italian dressing if you want!! ENJOY Calorie count - 290

Chicken and Shrimp stuffed pita

1.5 ounces of already cooked chicken (I used my left over from the balsamic chicken)
1.5 ounces of already cooked shrimp
2 T low fat mayo (I use the olive oil mayo)
2 scallions
1 celery stock
salt and peper
2 small pitas

Finely chop chicken, shrimp, scallions, and celery.  Mix all together with mayo and salt and pepper.  Stuff pitas with mixture.  Enjoy!!

Once again another simple meal!  I wanted to use my left overs that I had in my fridge.  I had the chicken from the night before, and the shrimp was frozen from my shrimp scampi last week!  You can also do the same thing with some tuna and shrimp or what ever you want!  Once my mom had some left over lobster and we did this with lobster and shrimp!  OH so yummy!!  Calorie count - 330

Fajita Pita

3 oz steak
1 T taco seasoning
1/2 C sliced onion
1/2 C sliced bell pepper
2 T butter
splash of soy sauce
2 T sour cream
2 T salsa

Cover steak in taco seasoning and let sit for about 5 minutes.  Grill or pan sear until desired temp.  I like mine med so about 6 mins on each side.  Let sit for about 5 minutes after grilling.  Slice up thinly.
In a separate pan melt butter and add the splash of soy sauce (trust me best way to do this!) Add bell pepper and onion to pan and cover, let simmer for as long as the steak cooks. 
Smear sour cream and salsa on the inside of the pita.  Add sliced steak and veggies.  ENJOY!!

So these can also be done with chicken!  Just so good!  I love fajitas so much!  If you really want you can add some cheese to this as well, just keep in mind that will add calories.  This has 430 calories in it, prob one of my highest calorie dinners but I needed some extra calories for the day!

Whew we made it through all of those!  haha!  I will write tonight on what I'm making for tonight!!  Be ready for another mexican dish!  So until tonight!!