Saturday, August 16, 2008

Bloggy Book Games and Food

The next leg of Bloggy Book Games 2008 is underway. Skizzer is en route to Tamara's place, Variety is the Spice of Life. I'll post giveaway details when they come available. If you're curious about what's going on with the game, check my sidebar for the latest...

In other news, it was pay day here, so I did some menu planning. Instead of sharing my whole entire list of options, I thought I'd share a few recipes that we'll be eating for dinner some time over the next 2 weeks. I'm even going to include the nutirtional information for each recipe, for those of you that care.

Chicken Salad
7 servings, 1/2 c. each
174 calories, 7 g fat, 1 g fiber per serving

2 2/3 c. shredded boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/2 c. fat free Miracle Whip
1/2 c. pineapple tidbits, drained
1/2 c. grapes, halved
1/3 c. sliced almonds
1/2 c. reduced fat shredded cheese
2 tsp. lemon juice

Combine all ingredients. Chill and serve with your favorite bread as a sandwich or alone with a side of fruit.

Green Chicken Enchiladas
12 enchiladas
222 calories, 9 g fat, 1 g fiber per item

12 Mission corn tortillas
24-36 tbsp shredded, boneless, skinless chicken breast
12 tbsp reduced fat shredded cheese
8 oz. Velveeta Light
2 c. skim milk
4 tbsp flour
4 oz. green chili
4 tbsp light butter

In 1 tortilla, place 2-3 tbsp chicken and 1 tbsp cheese. Roll and place in baking pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and milk until clumps are gone. In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, combine milk/flour mixture, Velveeta, chili, and butter until melted and warm. Pour over enchiladas. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 min or until bubbly.

Chicken Pile On (I've posted this one before, but it's really easy and really good.)
9 servings, 2/3 c. each
157 cal, 2 g fat, 6 g fiber per serving

2 frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can Mexican corn
1 can pinto beans
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 can green chili
2 cans chicken broth (you can use fat free chicken broth, but it doesn't change the WW pts value)

Place frozen chicken breasts in a crock pot. Pour remaining ingriedents over chicken. Add water if desired. Cook on low for 8 - 10 hours. Shred chicken once it's done. Serve as a soup or as a topping for nachos. It tastes wonderful with a few tortilla chips and some cheese sprinkled on top. (Just be sure to add the pts for the chips and cheese if you're a WW girl.)

Have a great weekend!


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Mommy Cracked said...

OMG...the Chicken Pile On sounds amazing. I just may give this a whirl this weekend!

SJ said...

Oooo thanks! I'm always desperate for new (and yummy) recipes. My family is getting tired of frozen pizza and quesadillas.

I read your tooth fairy post at Misty's. Too funny! I'm tellin' ya...when the last of those front 8 teeth are gone, it's heaven. Tooth fairy gets a break!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Oh my gracious, those Green enchiladas sound YUMMY!

It's gearing me up for the Mexican food for this weekend!

Krista said...

Thanks for sharing, Jenni! I've got variations of the top two but not the last one . . . I'm going to make that for the family on Thursday! =) I LOVE crock pot recipes . . . SO easy!! So, did you guys start school today?