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Healthy Recipe: Crispy Ranch Chicken

14 Feb

I love fried chicken. Seriously, one of the best foods ever. But, it’s definitely not the best thing for you and it’s a pain in the butt to make. I’ve always been skeptical of baked chicken recipes that promise fried chicken crunch. I’ve tried a few, and they always ended up mushy and definitely crunch-less.

However, I found a recipe on SparkRecipes.com yesterday that definitely has crunch! It uses Rice Krispies for the coating and you bake it on a cookie sheet. It’s an extremely simple recipe that is delicious, has a serious crunch factor and is only 245 calories a serving. I served it with a little bit of pasta and some corn for a tasty and easy dinner.

Spark Recipes: Crispy Ranch Chicken

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Healthy Recipe: Cornbread Hamburger Pie

15 Nov

I apologize for not posting much lately, but I’ve been working 10 hours a day at work plus freelancing at home. It has been crazy. I can barely keep my eyes open by the time I get home. So I warn you in advance that my posts over the next few days are going to be short and sweet!

Spark Recipes: Cornbread Hamburger Pie

I made this recipe last night and it was pretty decent. Definitely not the best thing ever, but it was good, fast and simple so it’s worth mentioning. I left out the salsa as my tummy can’t take spicy food, but I put in diced tomatoes, fresh green peppers and frozen corn. Adding the veggies really enhanced the flavors and made it healthier. I also added garlic powder and onion powder. It makes 6 servings, and is only 359 calories per serving. It’s a good comfort food when it’s cold outside and warms up well for leftovers.

Healthy Recipe: Hungarian Goulash

29 Oct

Spark Recipes: Hungarian Goulash

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and now is the time we crave comfort food to keep us warm on crispy fall nights. I found a great recipe on SparkRecipes.com for Hungarian goulash. It was really easy to follow, low in calories and made great leftovers.

I can’t eat really spicy food, so to me, it needed half the paprika it called for, but if you’re into things with a zip, put in the full amount. I also added a little shallot salt and garlic powder to it. The sodium count on the recipe is high (1330 mg), but you can buy low sodium ketchup, which will cut it way down.

All in all, a good and simple recipe that clocks in at 278 calories and 6 grams of fat.