Friday, November 22, 2013

7 Ingredient Chili!

Here at A Healthy Makeover, I love bringing you yummy recipes...I also love when I have quick recipes to share with you.  This is one of the quickest and yummiest recipes are going to LOVE this!

Best part:  only 7 ingredients!

I cannot believe how quickly this came together - the cook time was literally 10 minutes!  All you're doing is warming everything up!  It tastes like you've been cooking it all day!

Perfect for the chilly days ahead!

8 oz of rotisserie chicken, diced
1 14.5 oz can of Great Northern Beans
1 16 oz jar of salsa verde
6 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/3 cup light sour cream


Are you ready for this???

In a soup pot, add all of the ingredients except sour cream, and bring to a boil.

Lower heat to med/high and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the sour cream and stir.

Remove from heat and serve.

BAM!  That's it.  Eat. It. Up.

What I loved the most about this recipe is that the salsa verde really gives it a super yummy kick and it tasted like I had been standing over a hot stove all day.

Serves 4
Calories 357 / Carbs 25g / Fat 10g / Protein 23g / Fiber 12g / Sodium 2,277mg

Adapted from Damn Delicious

Monday, November 18, 2013

What's for Dinner - Week of 11/18/13

Hi!!  We're back from a wonderful vacation and here's what we're having for dinner this week!

Week of 11/18/2013
Grilled Salmon with sugar snap peas
Strength training tonight so it’ll be a quick dinner.  I’ve been getting my fish from the fish counter and it seems to be better than buying it frozen.
Chicken Sausage, Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms
Tonight I’ve got Body Combat right after work so again, this will be quick.  I love the Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Chicken Sausage – SO yummy and Hubs likes them, too!
Pork Scallopini
Strength training after work / Trying this new recipe out – as always, I’ll let you know if it’s good enough to share!
Quick Chili
Body Pump tonight / For dinner, I’ve got some leftover beans, tomatoes and corn in the freezer so I’ll be just throwing this together with ground turkey.
Dinner Out
Rest Day!

For breakfast this week, I’m having egg casserole, Ezekial English muffins and whole grain waffles with peanut butter and fruit.  For lunch, I’m having the whole wheat pizza that I froze before vacation, tuna with cottage cheese and veggies, and an organic frozen meal that I picked up at Aldi’s.

Hope you have a great week!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Whole Wheat Pizza

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You guys know my obsession with Trader Joes, right?

The last time I was there I picked up this great whole wheat pizza crust and I've finally been able to use it.  By the way, it's just been sitting in my freezer waiting for me.  It thawed really great; just left it overnight in the fridge and then pulled it out about 20 minutes before I wanted to cover it in deliciousness and bake it.

I decided that I wanted to make some pizza and freeze individual pieces for lunch during the week, so that's what I did.  AND, I was pleasantly surprised at the calorie count on the FOUR slices I got out of this baby.  I'm talking 4 HUGE pieces.  I'm super excited because if I'm going to eat a piece of pizza, it better be substantial.

So here we go!

1 whole wheat unprepared pizza dough - about can sub an already prepared crust, too - just recheck the math on your calories
1/4 cup Contadina pizza sauce or sauce of your choice
3/4 cup shredded whole milk mozzarella
4oz sliced baby bella mushrooms (this is about 1/2 of a container from the produce section)
1/2 cup frozen spinach or fresh baby spinach - about 1 1/2 cup
1/2 cup chopped fresh broccoli
1/2 medium red bell pepper, sliced
25 slices turkey pepperoni
2 spicy chicken sausage links (I buy the Al Fresca jalapeno version), sliced
garlic powder and red pepper flakes, to taste

Preheat your oven to 425

Let's build this!

Okay, fun fact, I used to make pizzas at a well known pizza delivery chain so I can slap some dough out like no one's biz...but if you don't possess mad pizza dough slapping skills like me, just throw down some flour and spread the dough out as best you can onto a baking sheet or pizza stone or whatever you have...doesn't have to be super pretty.  I decided I'd make a rectangular pizza this time.

Once your dough is ready, spread the sauce out.

Add 1/4 cup of cheese to sort of adhere the first layer of ingredients to your dough.

I built in this order, but this is YOUR pizza so you do it YOUR way:

Sauce, 1/4 cup cheese, mushrooms, spinach, peppers, 1/4 cup cheese, pepperoni, broccoli, sausage and the rest of the cheese.

I finished it with sprinkles of garlic powder and red pepper flakes.

Toss it in the oven and bake until browned - about 20 minutes or so.

Remove from the oven and if you are eating it right away, dig in!

Otherwise, I let mine cool down a bit, cut it into 4 slices and bagged each and threw them in the freezer.

That's it!!  When I'm ready to eat it, I'll take it along to work and zap it in the microwave for about 1:30.

Each Slice:
Calories 428 / Carbs 54g / Fat 15g / Protein 26g / Fiber 5g / Sodium 1104mg

You can certainly cut this into smaller pieces if you so desire...I, do not...

Monday, November 4, 2013

What's For Dinner? Week of November 4, 2013

Week of 11/4/2013
White Bean Chicken Chili
I am trying a quick recipe for this so I’ll let you know how it goes…Apparently only 7 ingredients and quick!  Workout tonight after work so it needs to be!

Shredded Beef with onions and mushrooms, broccoli and sweet potatoes
I’ve got TWO gym classes after work today so I’m gonna be HONGRAY by the time I get home!  Will have to load up on some pre-workout protein to hold me over!
Baked pork chops with pepper brown sugar smashed carrots
Totally made this carrot recipe up as I was typing this…workout tonight!
Turkey burgers with (real) bacon bits and shredded cheese on whole grain sandwich rounds with green beans
I used to buy the Kraft Fresh Takes to add to my burgers, but now I just add the bacon bits and cheese and whatever I have on hand at home, and it saves some unnecessary calories.  Mix in anything you’d like:  spinach, feta, seasonings, bbq sauce…possibilities are endless!

Timesaver tip:
I buy the 20oz package of lean ground turkey and this makes about 5 good-sized burgers, they freeze beautifully and I eat them for lunch all the time!
Dinner out
Vacation starts at 4:30pm – WHOOP!!

For breakfast this week, I’m planning my usual veggie egg scrambles, Ezekial English muffins and probably some whole grain waffles with peanut butter and fruit.  For lunch, I made a yummy whole wheat pizza that I’m sharing on the blog tomorrow, so pop back over for that recipe!  Also, will probably be having leftovers since we’ll need to clean out the fridge for vaycay!

Have a great week!