I really like Eating Well Magazine. I no long subscribe to their magazine, because I can get the recipes online. I also get a weekly email from them, and last week I saw a recipe for Green Chile smothered Breakfast Burritos, which I immediately printed out and put in my recipe binder to try.
I got 4 poblano peppers – check out how cheap they are!
Green Chile Sauce (For Breakfast Burritos)
Makes 15 servings approx. 2 tablespoons: 21 calories, .7 fat, 2.5 carbs, .2 fiber and 1.5 protein)
A spicy topping that will rock any breakfast burrito.
|1||teaspoon canola oil|
|2||cloves garlic, minced|
|2||cups chicken broth|
- Heat grill. Cook peppers until charred, about 15 to 20 minutes. Don’t pull off the charred parts.
- Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Add garlic, cook for a couple minutes. Add flour and stir for one minute. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
- Cool, using a stick blender, puree. Spoon over breakfast burritos.
I adapted it a bit, because my peppers were fricken too spicy! I never thought poblano peppers were supposed to be that hot! When I added the buttermilk, it gave the sauce a nice tang and brought the heat down to a flavorful level.
A co-worker and I had an impromptu project yesterday – the firm picked up our lunch yesterday, so we ordered Jimmy John’s. I thought I was making a good decision by getting my sandwich on 7-grain bread. After finishing this project and walking for 45 minutes, I was hangry! I ate the whole thing! 😀
They have their nutritional information online – you basically can build your sandwich and it will tell you how many calories it is – guess what this one comes in at? This sandwich, with no chips or a cookie? 683 calories, 66 carbs, 33 protein, 33 fat and 5.5 fiber – and 1500 mg of sodium! I would have guessed around 450 calories. The bread alone was 300 calories!
But I knew I’d still be okay for the day based on my breakfast and dinner, but I was still shocked! I calmed myself down with a sugar free vanilla cappacino 😀
I had a cauliflower I bought last week that needed to be used up, so I decided to have that as our side dish to our pork chops. I overcooked the pork chops so to me, this side dish was the star of the plate!
Cauliflower Gratin with Blue Cheese (printer friendly version here)
Makes 4 servings (166 calories, 9.4 fat, 10.3 carbs, 1.8 fiber and 10.9 protein)
|1||cup skim milk|
|3||ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded|
|1||ounce blue cheese|
|1||tablespoon Italian bread crumbs|
- Cut cauliflower into bite sized pieces. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Right before adding the cauliflower add a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of white vinegar – the vinegar helps the cauliflower stay white.
- Cook for 7 minutes, or until tender. Drain.
- Meanwhile melt butter. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add the milk, making a white sauce, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and mix in cheeses and stir until cheese melts. Add in cooked cauliflower and mix well. Put in a baking dish. Top with bread crumbs and bake at 425 for 15 to 20 minutes, until bubbly.
Tony picked up a new fruit for me at Sam’s Club:
Stats for Monday:
- 1474 calories, 133 carbs, 100 protein, 64 fat and 23 fiber
- 38% of calories from fat
- 45 minute walk (no weights after moving boxes for 2 hours!)
BSI ANNOUNCEMENT! Dave at My Year on the Grill is hosting this week – I think his secret ingredient is genius . . . .leftovers! Using leftovers to create a completely different dish – this should be a great one! You have until Sunday, October 24 to get your leftover recipe ideas to him. Thanks for hosting this week Dave! 😀