3 Gone and 3 New Recipes

OMG! I am losing it. LOL. I am down 3 lbs this week! Go Me!  I am so excited as it has been about two months since I have lost any, and I mean any, weight at all.  I had not gained either, but I was starting to get so frustrated, and was almost ready to just give up.  But those words will not be in my vocabulary any more.  I really paid attention to my eating this week.  I made sure to eat breakfast everyday even if I slept late.  I ate either apples with a tablespoon of peanut butter or veggies with my homemade ranch dip / dressing  for snacks, and I made delicious banana frozen yogurt for dessert.  Yummy!  I also made my own version of lemongrass chicken for dinner last night.  So, since I made so many new and delicious recipes this week, I thought I would share them with you!

RANCH DIP / DRESSING: 

1 3/4 Cup Chobani 0% Greek Yogurt

1/4 Cup Fat Free Milk

1 – 1 oz. Packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dip / Dressing Dry Mix

Put all ingredients in a Mason jar and shake until well blended.  Chill for at least 30 minutes, then enjoy! Makes 16 (2 Tbsp) Servings.

Mine 2 Tbsp :
21.7 Calories
0 g Fat
149 mg Sodium
2 g Carbs
3 g Protein

Theirs (HVR Original Ranch Dressing) 2 Tbsp:
140 Calories
14 g Fat
260 mg Sodium
2 g Carbs
1 g Protein

 

BANANA FROZEN YOGURT:

2 Frozen Bananas (I keep these sliced in baggies in the freezer at ALL TIMES)

6 oz Chobani 0% Greek Yogurt

1/4 Cup of Fat Free Milk

Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.  I have a Ninja blender, so this takes about 30 seconds.  Eat up or put in containers and store in the freezer.  If frozen, thaw for a few minutes and stir before eating.  This is so creamy and YUMMY! Makes  4 (4 oz ) servings.

80.4 Calories
0 g Fat
68 mg Sodium
6 g Carbs
14 g Protein

Isn’t that so much better than ice cream? And it’s very satisfying.

Last but not least, PEACH LEMONGRASS CHICKEN:

1.5 lbs cubed chicken breast

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1/4 Cup (or more if you like) Terra Verde Peach Balsamic Vinegar (BEST STUFF ON EARTH, I SWEAR)

2.5 Tbsp Gourmet Garden Lemongrass

1 Tbsp Gourmet Garden Ginger

2 Tbsp Gourmet Garden Garlic

1 Cup Coconut Milk (I use So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage, it has way less fat and calories)

1 Tbsp Soy Sauce

A squirt or two or three of Sriracha sauce (This stuff is hot so use good judgement on amount)

 

In a hot wok cook chicken breast in olive oil.  When done, drain chicken.

In a bowl mix the remaining ingredients.  Return the chicken to the wok and add the sauce mixture.  Cook for about 5 minutes.  Serve over jasmine rice and enjoy.  That was so easy! The following nutritional breakdown in an estimate due to the Peach Balsamic Vinegar not having any nutritional information on the label.  I would have to say the carbohydrates would be slightly higher, I substituted balsamic vinegar in the recipe calculation.  Makes 4 servings.

291.8 Calories
9.8 g Fat
658.6 mg Sodium
9.2 g Carbs
41.2 g Protein

Jasmine Rice 1/2 Cup Cooked:

150 Calories
0 g Fat
0 mg Sodium
35 g Carbs
3 g Protein

That’s less than 450 Calories for a yummy delicious satisfying meal!

Until we meet again, here’s to getting healthy and eating well while doing it!