Juicy Baked Chicken

Hi Guys!  Today I’m linking up for another What I Ate Wednesday post. I have a recipe that I want to share with you.  Last week I made some epic juicy baked chicken! EPIC! It was tender, juicy, full of flavor, and delicious. Which is not usually what you get with baked chicken. I can’t take all the credit though. After all I just followed some instructions and threw it in the oven. It’s not that hard! This was definitely an easy thirty minute meal, and would be great for busy nights!  All you need is chicken and the breading kit that I found!  more “Juicy Baked Chicken”

Best 3 Ingredient Healthy Cookies

I have been in a baking mood lately, and I have really been craving chocolate chip cookies.  Instead of making high calorie, bad for me cookies, I whipped up a much healthier choice.  I made my quick and easy 3 ingredient banana oat chocolate chip cookies.  Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies 6

These cookies are so delicious, and they are super low calorie!  There is only 27 calories per cookie!  One batch makes 12, so you can eat a bunch of them.  🙂

3 Ingredient Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nutritional Values per My Fitness Pal App

All you need is 1 cup of oats* , 1 brownish banana, and 1 tablespoon of mini chocolate chips.

*I use Quaker 1 minute oats

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Put the oats and the banana in a bowl and mash together with a fork.  Make sure to get all of the oats combined.

 

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Then gently fold in the chocolate chips.

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I dip the cookies onto the cookie sheet with a tablespoon measuring spoon.

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Cook in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

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You can make these cookies with lots of different ingredients.  I have made them with dried cranberries or cherries.  I’ve added in chia seeds and flax seed.  (If you add in flax seed, you may need a little extra banana to keep them from being too dry.)  I’ve tried them with coconut or raisins.  You really can’t go wrong with these!  They are so quick, and super easy!  They satisfy my sweet tooth, and I don’t feel guilty eating them all.

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Healthy Low Calorie Strawberry Muffins

I was in a baking mood today.  I searched through the pantry deciding what to bake.  But, after looking at ingredients for cookies and cakes, I decided that I didn’t want to make something bad for me because I would probably just eat all of it!  So, I whipped up a batch of my favorite healthy strawberry muffins.  These muffins are only 67 calories each!

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They are perfect for breakfast, dessert, or just a snack.  I love these muffins because they are so quick and easy to make, and don’t require a lot of ingredients.  They are also very versatile because you can pretty much add any fruit that you want.

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What you need: 1 ¼ cups of oat flour, ¼ cup light brown sugar, 6 packets of stevia, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 egg white, ½ cup unsweetened applesauce, 1 cup of frozen or fresh strawberries.

I started with the brown sugar and then I added the of oat flour.  I made my own by taking Quaker Oats and putting them in a food processor.

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Then I added the Stevia and Chia seeds.

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After combining all of the dry ingredients, I added the egg white and the unsweetened applesauce.

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Lastly, I gently stirred in the strawberries.  I used frozen today because that’s what I had, but you can use fresh if you want.  If you use frozen, make sure to drain all of the juice off before adding them.

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Then I sprayed a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray and filled each cup about half way full.  This recipe makes 10 muffins.

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I baked them in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

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I have made these before with blueberries and peaches and they were just as good!

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This is the nutrition information from the recipe that I created in My Fitness Pal.

Healthy Low Calorie Strawberry Muffins

I was in a baking mood today.  I searched through the pantry deciding what to bake.  But, after looking at ingredients for cookies and cakes, I decided that I didn’t want to make something bad for me because I would probably just eat all of it!  So, I whipped up a batch of my favorite healthy strawberry muffins.  These muffins are only 67 calories each!

Healthy Strawberry Oat Muffins


They are perfect for breakfast, dessert, or just a snack.  I love these muffins because they are so quick and easy to make, and don’t require a lot of ingredients.  They are also very versatile because you can pretty much add any fruit that you want.

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What you need: 1 ¼ cups of oat flour, ¼ cup light brown sugar, 6 packets of stevia, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 egg white, ½ cup unsweetened applesauce, 1 cup of frozen or fresh strawberries.

I started with the brown sugar and then I added the of oat flour.  I made my own by taking Quaker Oats and putting them in a food processor.

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Then I added the Stevia and Chia seeds.

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After combining all of the dry ingredients, I added the egg white and the unsweetened applesauce.

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Lastly, I gently stirred in the strawberries.  I used frozen today because that’s what I had, but you can use fresh if you want.  If you use frozen, make sure to drain all of the juice off before adding them.

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Then I sprayed a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray and filled each cup about half way full.  This recipe makes 10 muffins.

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I baked them in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

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I have made these before with blueberries and peaches and they were just as good!

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This is the nutrition information from the recipe that I created in My Fitness Pal.

Sunday Dinner – Grilled Pork Chops

I was going share what I did this weekend, but then I realized that I didn’t do anything!  It was a pretty relaxing weekend!  On Saturday, I caught up on some much needed sleep.  When I got up I was getting changed to go for a run, and it started thundering and came a downpour, which was so random because there was no chance of rain at all!  Got to love Oklahoma weather! So, I forgot about the run and went to visit my sister in the hospital instead.  I also went to see my grandparents and my aunt.  She is here visiting from Houston.   After that, the hubby took me out to dinner to one of my favorite Mexican restaurants.  We shared some enchiladas and a taco.  I always get so full eating the chips and salsa!

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On Sunday, we went grocery shopping.  I was so excited to see how fresh the produce was!

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I bought some to eat this week!
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We have been on the go so much the last couple of weeks and have not had a good home cooked meal.  The hubby’s work schedule has been a little crazy, so he hasn’t gotten home until after 9 just about every night.  So he has been eating at work, or just something small late at night.  I’ve been eating scrambled eggs just about every night, which I love!  So, last night we decided to cook dinner together.  I love cooking together!  We decided to grill pork chops.  I used a center cut thin chop.

IMG_4693 I brushed a little bit of extra virgin olive oil on them, and then sprinkled some Lawry’s seasoning salt, Cavenders, garlic powder, paprika, and pepper on them.  Once I got the seasonings on there, I brushed the pork chops again to combine it all.  I flipped them over and did the same thing.

IMG_4695 I let them sit covered in the fridge for about 5 hours, they smelled divine!!  We grilled them for about 7 minutes on each side and then pulled them off and let them rest under some foil.

IMG_4709They were perfect!  They were juicy and tender, and seasoned just right!

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The hubby wanted some roasted ranch potatoes.  But, he also wanted cheese and bacon on them.  I had to combine a few recipes to make these, but they turned out great!  I will post my recipe separately.  I try not to eat potatoes, but I had to have a few of these.  They were so crispy and flavorful!  Plus, everything is better with cheese and bacon….and ranch!

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While shopping, I had picked up some fresh zucchini and squash, so I decided to grill it.  All I did was cut up the veggies into bite size pieces.

IMG_4703 I put them on a square of foil and sprinkled salt and pepper on them.  (I use low sodium salt) IMG_4706Then I put a tablespoon of butter on the top and closed up the packet.

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These sat on the grill for about 20 minutes.  They probably could have cooked a little longer, but the meat was done, so we pulled them off too.  I have tried to make these with spray butter or olive oil, but they never turn out the same.  The olive oil leaves a bad taste, and the spray butter doesn’t help them cook enough.

We had so much food left over, the hubby got a good dinner again last night!

Did you do anything exciting this weekend?