Friday, January 27, 2012

Lean Cuisine - Garlic Chicken Spring Rolls

Holy yum. These things are addictive so be careful! I eat 1 serving, (3 rolls - each box comes with 2 servings) along with a salad and some fruit - it makes for a great lunch! They even smell good when they're cooking! I would suggest these for when you're craving some good Chinese food, but don't want to spend the calories on them.

Nutrition Facts (for 1 serving - 3 rolls)

Calories - 200
Carbs - 24
Fat - 8
Protein - 10
Sodium - 420
Fiber - 2

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Easy Pumpkin Muffins - 74 Calories Each!

This recipe is a great treat for a snack, dessert, or even breakfast! They come out really moist and stay fresh for at least 5 days. I made a huge batch, so i froze some (I wasn't able to eat 24 muffins in 5 days!) They taste just as good reheated from the freezer.


1 can of canned pumpkin (15 oz)
3/4 cup of water
1 box of moist carrot cake mix
24 cupcake tins
PAM spray


Preheat the oven to 350. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Mix well for about 2 minutes. Place the cupcake tins into a muffin baking dish. Spray the insides of them lightly with PAM or any other baking spray. Once they are all sprayed, fill each cupcake liner about half way with the mix. Once the oven is preheated, place inside. Cook for about 20-25 minutes. Serve! :)

Nutrition Facts - (For 1 muffin - this recipe makes 24 servings)

Calories - 74
Carbs - 16
Fat - 1
Protein - 1
Sodium - 131
Fiber - 1

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Parmesan Dill French Fries

I've got to admit - they're as good as they sound! Easy too! I was in the mood for something different as a side to my grilled chicken sandwich for tonight, and let's be honest...what is better than french fries? They're a little heavy in the carb range, so I decided to have my chicken sandwich without the bread tonight. 


Red Potatoes (1 serving = 1 potato)
Pinch of sea salt
Dill weed
1/2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
Parmesan Herb seasoning by McCormick (pictured below)


Heat a medium sized frying pan to medium on the stove top and add half of a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Wash the potato(es) and slice width wise. The thinner you slice, the crispier the fries will get. Make sure you slice them all the same with. Slice them again length wise to get a "french fry shape." Place the potato slices in the hot frying pan. Sprinkle dill weed and sea salt and mix well. With the dill weed, use to your discretion. I love the taste of dill, so I used a lot. Flip the french fries so that they brown on both sides. Cook until the french fries are brown on both sides. Once they are finished, (go ahead, try one first :0P ) sprinkle on a few pinches of the parmesan and herb spice. Serve with which ever dipping sauce your prefer... or just plain!

Nutrition Facts (for 1 serving = 1 potato)

Calories - 120
Carbs - 14
Fat - 7
Protein - 2
Sodium - 466
Fiber - 2