Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Who says eating healthy can't taste good?

I have been venturing out, cooking some lowfat, lower calorie foods. And I have been having a lot of fun finding foods that fill me up and taste good! Even my husband and mother are enjoying the fruits of my labor!
I have decided to share a couple of recipes with you. The first one is called Caramel Apple Pork Chops and they are SOOOOOOO good!
Here is the recipe:
2 Tablespoons Splenda brown sugar blend (half brown sugar and half Splenda)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon lower calorie margarine spread
2 cups peeled and chopped apples (I used two regular sized Galas)
4 (4 oz. each) pork loin center loin chops
Salt & pepper

In a small bowl mix brown sugar blend, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray. Melt margarine and add sugar mixture and apples. Cook on medium heat until apples are tender and sauce is thickened.
Remove apples and sauce. Season chops with salt and pepper. Place in same pan (don't clean it out beforehand). Cook about 5-6 minutes on medium high on each side or until no longer pink inside. Remove to a platter and pour apples and sauce over.
Serving size is 1 chop and 1/4 apples and sauce
Calories 246; 12 g fat; 1 g fiber; 6 Weight Watchers points
Pair this with steamed veggies and a salad and you have a wonderful meal!

Sweet Potato Frittata

2 medium sweet potatoes, diced medium size
2 teaspoons olive oil

Toss together and roast in oven 450 degrees for about 30 minutes or until browned and soft

Saute 1 onion, diced, in 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add 1 clove minced garlic. Add 1 bag of baby spinach. Allow spinach to wilt.
Add potatoes, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon thyme, 1 teaspoon (to taste) salt, and pepper to taste.
Whisk 2 whole eggs and 6 egg whites together and pour over vegetable mixture.
Place in a 350 degree oven and cook until set (about 10 minutes). Cut into 1/4's.
About 4 Weight Watchers points for 1/4 frittata.

This is great to reheat the next day.

Tomorrow I am making baked Coconut Shrimp. If it turns out well I will post the recipe then.
Happy eating!


Debbie said...

Those recipes sound great!

Kathy said...

Both sound yummy.

I have been a way from the computer for a bit and haven't been able to congratulate you on the 6 plus pound loss. CONGRATULATIONS! Keep up the fabulous loss!

Meari said...

Both sound yummy!