This week I am reporting a total weight loss of 30 pounds.
Colleen at Leen Cuisine came up with another recipe I wanted to try, a turkey kielbasa and gnocchi casserole. I got 6 430-calorie servings. It tasted great and was very filling and satisfying. Thanks, again, Colleen.
Mashed potatoes are high up on my list of comfort foods. Add ground beef in a rich garlicky sauce (I used Progresso Garlic Recipe Starter instead of soup) and throw in frozen mixed veggies for nutrition, top with a bit of cheddar cheese for richness and it makes for a quick, simple, rib-sticking meal. Divided into 6 450-calorie portions!
One of the recipes I’ve chased is one for baguettes. I have never had them come out with the crisp crust and soft interior, so I used the ice cube trick that worked for brotchen. And the recipe linked below couldn’t have been easier, though time consuming; but making this perfect bread was so satisfying! I used frozen meatballs, heated up in a jar of spaghetti sauce for the filling and topped it with low-fat mozzarella.
I have so many cookbooks, it’s time to scour them to find new meals. They might be good, they might be bad, but until I know, I will be excited to try a good-looking recipe. So from Mabel Hoffman’s Crepe Cookery, I decided to try Chicken Divan Crepes. My crepe batter made 16 crepes, so I made 16 to serve 8. They completely filled my lasagna pan! The serving is around 450 calories. The sauce was excellent.
My mother-in-law used to make Family Casserole with only the tomato soup, no chili powder, but everything else the same as the linked recipe. I had a can of “ground pork” that I bought but never used for the camping trip last summer. It was more like a canned pork roast, or even pulled pork. But I thought it would go well in this recipe. And I used whole wheat penne. It was satisfying and tasted fine, but nothing really special. It did make 8 decent portions.
|14 Jan 2018||Protein Bar||Napa Valley Chicken Salad Pie||White Bean Sausage Gnocchi Bake|
|13 Jan 2018||Protein Bar||Apple Sausage Sweet Potato Casserole||Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Beef Casserole|
|12 Jan 2018||Protein Bar||Salmon Sandwich||Meatball Sub Baguettes|
|11 Jan 2018||Protein Bar||Chicken Marsala||Chicken Divan Crepes|
|10 Jan 2018||Protein Bar||Chili Size||Chicken Schnitzel with mixed veg|
|9 Jan 2018||Protein Bar||Beef Burgundy||Family Casserole|
|8 Jan 2018||Protein Bar||Tuna Noodle Casserole||Eggplant Parmesan|
Check out all the recipes HERE.