Thursday, April 23, 2015

One Pan Bake Pizza

original recipe:

1.25# ground turkey
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tstp dried basil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 15 oz can tomato sauce, no sodium added
2 cups water
12 turkey pepperoni (1/4 cut)
2 cup eggless noodles
3/4 cup low fat, Mozzarella cheese
1/8 c Parmesan cheese

  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Spray oven-proof skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium high heat. Add ground meat and seasonings, stirring and breaking up the meat as it cooks.
  3. Cook ~3-5 minutes, or until meat is brown. Cut up 8 pepperoni and stir into meat mixture until heated through.
  4. Add the tomato sauce, water, and pasta to the pan with meat, and stir to combine.
  5. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat & simmer over medium low heat until pasta is cooked through and sauce thickens -- about 8-10 minutes.
  6. Turn off heat and stir in Parmesan cheese.
  7. Top with Mozzarella and add the remaining turkey pepperoni.
  8. Place under ovens broiler for about 8-12 minutes or until cheese starts to melt.
Nutritional Information
4 servings
398 calories per serving
9 g fat
35 g CHO
5 g fiber
47 g protein

Taco Chicken Quinoa Bowl

As requested by my challenge group, here is my spin off of the Taco Chicken Quinoa Bowl!!
1 Cup uncooked quinoa
1 Cup corn
1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 16 oz salsa
1 1/2 Cup chicken broth, low sodium
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1.25# boneless chicken breast
1 cup low fat cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray 9X13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl mix quinoa, 1/4 jar salsa, chicken broth, corn, beans, and seasonings together.
  4. Pour into baking dish.
  5. top with chicken breasts and the rest of the salsa over the chicken.
  6. Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes, then remove the foil and sprinkle cheese over the top, baking for an additional 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutritional Information
8 servings
200 calories per serving
5 g fat
8 g fiber
14 g protein