Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mango Chili

I'll admit that I stole this recipe from my mom. But I will also admit that my sriracha and green chilies twist has made it way better.

Thanks for leaving room for improvement, mom.

1 lb ground lean turkey
1 1/2 cup cubed mango
2 oz low fat goat cheese
1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies
1 can (14.5 ounces) stewed tomatoes
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup chickpeas
chili powder
red pepper

Brown turkey with green chilies.
In large pot, add turkey mix to broth, stewed tomatoes and chickpeas
Add all seasonings (to taste). The more sriracha, the more sting.
Put over medium/low heat for 30 to thicken.
Add mango and 1.5 ounces of the goat cheese
Let cook for another 15 minutes
When serving, top with remaining goat cheese.
Great when served with tortillas.

Makes 4 servings.
352 calories per serving

Anti- Antipasto

Who doesn't love meat and cheese? Even if you dont eat it, you know you love it. And if you throw it on a bed of lettuce, you can pretend its healthy. Most antipasto salads are the antithesis of healthy, rich, green salads. But the Anti-Antipasto Salad can help you reach a happy medium.

2 cups shredded lettuce
5 black olives
3 slices of low fat ham
8 slices turkey pepperoni
2 tbsp chickpeas
1 oz low fat mozzarella cheese
3 large mushrooms

Pile on.

Antipasto salad: upwards towards 400 cals
Anti-Antipasto Salad: 165 calories

Italian Stallion

Pizza reminds me of college. Which reminds me of drunken late night pizza binges. Which reminds me why I try and cook my own pizza rather than wasting a day's worth of calories on a few slices (though sometimes, it's totally worth it).

Whole Wheat Tortilla
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter - Spray
2 tbsp marinara sauce
1 oz low fat mozzerella
17 Slices of Turkey Pepperoni

Tortillas are the easiest and healthiest way to recreate thin crust pizza. The best way to maintain the crispness is to broil the tortilla first with a few sprays of 0 calorie butter spray. Be sure to watch the crust, as it will begin browning within a few minutes.
Once tortilla is crisp, add all toppings.
Put pizza back in oven, and broil until cheese melts (about4 minutes)

2 slices of Dominos Pepperoni Pizza: 486 calories
Thin crust recreation: 225 calories (for full pizza)

(I just wanted to add...I was about to post this, I got a email from Dominos sending me coupons. Yes, my past still haunts me)