Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Yum, Yum, Yum!!!

A few weeks ago, Gordon and I started changing our eating habits and trying to eat healthy and right. We have been trying recipes out of the book, "Eating for Life". Gordon has already lost 29 lbs. and I have lost 12 lbs. Gordon tends to lose weight easier because 1. he is a guy, 2. he is working out and I am not, 3. did I mention that I am not working out?

Anyways, last night Gordon followed a recipe out of the book and it was by far the best meal we have had in a long time. So far, all of the recipes are good, but this one is GREAT!! So, I would like to share it with all of you. It is worth it!

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Servings:2 Prep time: 40 minutes

2 egg whites
1/3 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
4 Tbsp reduced-fat Parmesan cheese, grated, divided
2 portions chicken breast (about 1/2 lb)
1 cup low-fat pasta sauce
2 cups baby spinach leaves

*Preheat oven to 400 F
*In a medium mixing bowl, beat egg whites with fork until slightly frothy. Then, mix breadcrumbs and 2 tablespoons of reduced-fat Parmesan cheese in a pie plate.
*Dip chicken breasts in egg whites and then into the breadcrumb mixture, coating both sides.
*Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts on the baking sheet; bake for approximately 12 minutes, turn over and bake approximately 12 more minutes, until chicken is no longer pink in the center and coating is golden brown.
*While the chicken is baking, prepare spinach pasta according to its package directions.
*In a small saucepan, warm pasta sauce over medium heat.
*Divide spinach leaves between two separate plates. Layer portions of warm spinach pasta and baked chicken breasts over spinach leaves. Top with pasta sauce and remaining Parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy.

I encourage you to all try it. It is easy and wonderful!!! Let me know what you think.


Uncle Brad said...

I was hoping to read something more like; Pull back cover slightly on 1 corner, heat in microwave for 5 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute. Serve.


Uncle B

Tracie said...

ROFLOL @ Brad!!! :-)

Jeez, Cripes man.....don't you know, that's exactly how a guy goes about breaking into the 300+ pound club!!! ;-)

Seriously, you need to try this is so easy to make, and it is wonderful, and filling!!!


Uncle Brad said...

It sounds yummy. One of these days I will try it. Pretty easy to buy a 4 or 8 pack of chxn breast.