Yes, it is a contest but before you get excited, please know
that the prize will be pride and appreciation!
Hey those are good things!
I made a new recipe last night. It was from Taste of Home
magazine. I have talked
about this group of magazines before. I used to have a subscription to Taste of Home Healthy Cooking
but I don't
think that magazine is around anymore.
1 pkg (16oz.) cellentani or spiral pasta
2 cups cubed rotisserie chicken
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 container (7 oz.) prepared pesto
In a Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package direction;
drain and return to the pan. Stir in
chicken, tomatoes and pesto; heat through and toss to combine. Sprinkle with
Per serving: 433 calories
18g. fat (5 g.
sat. fat) 40 mg cholesterol, 239 mg. sodium, 45 carb, 3 g. fiber, 24 g protein.
So, if you have been reading this blog for any period of
time, you know that I always adjust the recipe. Here are the adjustments that I
½ package of (about 7 oz.) whole grain spiral
4 Market Day chicken steaks
1 medium tomato chopped (okay, that was a mistake –
I thought it only called for one)
1 container of prepared pesto
I cooked the chicken steaks on the stove top in a frying pan sprayed with Pam. At the same time, I cooked the pasta; drained the pasta
and put it back in the pot. I then added the cut up chicken, the chopped tomato, the
pesto and the spinach to the pot and stirred while it heated.
It was DELICIOUS! I mean really good.
The first mistake I made was that I thought that the recipe
served 6. At this point you might be wondering if I need new glasses. I don’t
think I was paying enough attention. So, when I halved the pasta, I was
thinking that we were down to a recipe for three. Of course it would have made
sense to cut the pesto in half but I didn’t.
(No wonder it was so good.)
Where does the lame contest come in
to play here?
Here it is – how do you make a pesto that is really
delicious but not all the calories that are in most pesto recipes?
I want to make this recipe again but I just can’t afford the
calories in the pesto. (Yea, it will be so many less when I cut the pesto in
So load me up with your proven ideas for a lower calorie
|It isn't really this exciting...|
The winner will get his or her name and recipe in a post and
will have my gratitude for finding a way to make this recipe one that won’t
make me feel guilty.