Month: March 2012

Good For Your Heart Foods

Good For Your Heart Foods

Check out these heart-healthy foods and maybe you just might try adding one of these foods into your diet!   CARROTS    Rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene. Studies show those who eat one serving a day of carrots or other food rich in beta-carotene […]

Favorite Friday Product–Yummy Chicken Nuggets

Favorite Friday Product–Yummy Chicken Nuggets

  Yes, it is not homemade but this is every answer to a busy mom’s prayers for a healthy (EASY) protein source for your children!   Made with 100% chicken breast and even added omega-3’s!  I feel good about feeding these to my children, plus they […]

Dinner in a Snap!   Chicken Stir-Fry

Dinner in a Snap! Chicken Stir-Fry

The answer to my prayers – dinner in a snap (and healthy too!).  My last post I somewhat cheated with a secret ingredient using a bag of frozen veggies and noodles (Dinner in a Snap!).  Today I have another secret weapon,

Simply Asia’s general tso stir-fry sauce!

Simply Asia

Serving size 2 tbsp; 90 calories; 2 g fat; 710 mg sodium; 17 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 1 g protein.

 

Easy Chicken Stir-Fry

Ingredients

2.5 lb Just Bare chicken tenders (If you can’t find this brand look for chicken with no-salt-added, shoot for 100 milligrams or less)

1 bag (1lb) frozen stir-fry vegetables

1 packet Simply Asia general tso stir-fy sauce.

1 bunch green onions, chopped (optional)

 

Preparation

Spray skillet with non-stick cooking spray or coat with canola oil with a paper towel. Brown chicken tenders.  Once chicken is cooked add frozen vegetables until tender.   Add sauce and heat through.  Dish up entrée and top with chopped onions!

 

 

 

 

This tastes like real take-out food!  Yes, the sauce may be a bit on the higher side in sodium and sugar but if you use low-sodium chicken it will help keep the sodium at a decent level for the entire meal.   As for the sugar content, low carb veggies (broccoli, peppers, etc) help keep the carb count down; plus the added fiber in the veggies will out weigh the benefits!  This packet of sauce serves four and it definitely did that plus more for our family!

 

I thought it was totally worth and a fantastic go-to meal instead of ordering take-out.  This entire meal only cost us $6!  A healthy bargain for the dinner!

Satisfying Steel Cut Oats

Satisfying Steel Cut Oats

So I finally had the chance to do this again, in a smaller batch – making steel cut oats in the crock-pot.  It worked out really well and I have breakfast ready for the next couple of days! I have done this in my large […]