Food, Food, and more Food!

Whew! Do I have some catching up to do-

While you guys are busy re-stuffing your face with 7 day old turkey and sides, the Gallegos household has moved on to better (and healthier) things! Posted are a couple of my favorite, yet very easy, dinners I have been cooking this week! As usual, I will repost into the ‘Everyday Nutrition’ category for you to look back on.

Dinner: Marinated Chicken

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Marinated Chicken, pan seared with steamed broccoli, and half an avocado.

Huge thanks to McCormick, Kraft, and off brands of all kinds for making our lives easier! Just pick up your packet flavor of choice and marinate your meat while at work for delicious easy to make chicken!

Dinner: Oregano chicken w/ mushrooms in a garlic white wine reduction sauce

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Heat 2Tbsp of Olive Oil + 1clove garlic in pan. Sear one side of chicken breast, flip, then add 1c mushrooms/ 1tsp oregano/ salt & pepper. Once chicken is cooked, plate. Add 1/2c White Wine and cook until sauce reduced by half. Pour over chicken. Paired with long grain rice and asparagus.

Dinner: Tofu Pasta… if you Dare!

I have to give all credit to Marni Sumbal, Registered Dietician  and Sports Nutritionist for this one. This is an awesome recipe that hides that “tofu” taste! Between you and me, my Husband STILL doesn’t know my pasta shells were stuff with Tofu… not my fault he thinks its Ricotta cheese 🙂

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1/2 block of Silken Tofu, 1 box of Pasta Shells- cooked, 2% mozzarella cheese, pasta sauce. Cook pasta shells and let cool. Mix together tofu, parsley, salt/pepper, and 1/4c Parmesan or mozzarella cheese. Stuff each shell with a spoon full of mixture and pour 1c sauce over shells. Sprinkle with a dash of cheese. Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Dinner: Spaghetti Squash

If you’re looking to restrict your caloric intake, eating spaghetti squash will help fill up your plate without adding lots of calories. Each cup of the cooked squash contains only 42 calories! To cook, pierce the squash’s skin with a fork and cook it in the microwave for 8 minutes, turning half way through the process. SO easy! Once cooled, cut in half length wise and gut the inside with all the seeds. Let stand. Take a fork and scrape the inside of the squash, it creates it’s own noodle form… hint spaghetti!

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Mix leftover sauce- from Tofu Spaghetti- plus browned 99% lean turkey meat. Cooked green beans also paired with spaghetti squash for a nutritious all around filling (and low calorie) meal.

Snack: Homemade Trail Mix

With the Holiday Season in full swing, as well as my Husband studying for his yearly ABSITE exam, snacking is HUGE in our household. I try to leave out easy healthy options for both of us to see in help curb our appetite without rounding out our waistline this Season. Buying a bag of trail mix can not only be high in Sugar but also may have a mixture you may not prefer- why not create your own?!

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Unsalted Peanuts, Unsalted Natural Almonds, Salted Sunflower Seeds, Raisins, and 1/2c of marshmallows.

1 serving= 1/4cup

 

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