Thursday, May 17, 2012

2 New Recipes!


I have 2 recipes for you! One is an Italian favorite and the other is one I came up with at the spur of the moment (those can be the best). Take a look and enjoy :)

I made dinner for our friends last week. We are all Italian cuisine lovers and usually have some sort of red sauce with our dinners. I love it. I made stuffed cheese shells (like cheese ravioli), salad, and Italian Parmesan bread. The Flanigan's brought dairy queen ice-cream cupcakes for dessert! We were going all out! Ha. 

The shells are covered in sauce so I didn't get the best pictures. But I promise, they are good! 

Stuffed Cheese Shells
16 oz container low fat cottage cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 egg white (or whole egg)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
24-26 large pasta noodle shells

Cook shells in boiling water according to box directions. Mix all ingredients together. Put in plastic baggie and cut a whole at one tip. Squeeze out cheese mixture into each shell. 

Pasta Sauce
16 oz can tomato sauce
16 oz can diced tomatoes
8 oz can tomato paste
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic salt
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
1-2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp basil
1 packet stevia or truvia
several shakes pepper

Simmer all ingredients on low for 30 minutes. If you're short on time then just combine in a bowl first and pour over pasta shells in 9x13 pan. 

Santa Fe Chicken Salad

I had a few ingredients on hand and started to devise a plan of what could taste good. I wanted a chicken salad but didn't want something too fatty. This is excellent, really. Kyle even liked it!

3 chicken breasts
1 cup diced lettuce
1/2 can corn (or frozen)
1/3 container of santa fe Philadelphia cooking creme

It's very simple. Just a few ingredients. Cook chicken in skillet with a little chili powder and garlic powder in a small amount of OO (Olive Oil). About 1-2 tsp really

I used leftover lettuce from a salad and chopped it small. 

Shred the chicken with a couple forks. 

Combine each ingredient. I did not cook the corn.

Add cooking creme.  That simple! 

This is great chilled in the fridge or warm. Use it as a dip with tortilla chips or put it in a wrap! Next time I'm going to add black beans, onion, and maybe some green pepper.

Hope you enjoy these meals! They're both low fat and yummy!!

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