How is it Wednesday already?! WOW this week has been flying by, probably because it’s been so cold that I’m in my pjs under a blanket and asleep on the couch by 9 every night. Anyway, this week has been an excellent week of eats so far. I have basically been eating the same thing everyday for breakfast, lunch and snacks and focusing all my foodie energy on dinner. It makes packing my lunches very easy and tracking my calories in the My Fitness Pal App simple. I think 5 days is just enough time to appreciate the flavors before getting bored with them. I’m already thinking of what I will make next week. For today, here is a compilation of my eats on this past Monday.
On Sunday I made a batch of turkey chili that I have been having for lunch each day. Nolan and I make chili often and I have tried cooking many different types including beef, white chicken, buffalo chicken, and even chipotle chocolate! However, I think this one may be my favorite so far!
I did some searching and combined a few different recipes I found to best fit my taste buds and utilize the ingredients I had on hand. It was pretty simplistic to make and has around 200 calories per serving. It has been the perfect warm up for this frigid week!
Before I added cornstarch, the recipe was a bit watery and seemed more like a tomato soup with turkey. The cornstarch made it nice and thick and stew like so it could stick to my ribs and keep me warm though out my day. (Yes, I am using a plastic spoon in this picture. I HATE doing dishes……)
For dinner I tried another flavor of homemade hot pockets per Nolan’s request: buffalo chicken. (Here is my first hot pocket recipe, in case you missed it!)
For this batch I ground up 1 large chicken breast in my Ninja Blender, with about 1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I cooked it in the skillet for about 10 minutes and stuffed each biscuit with chicken, shredded cheddar cheese, and a little extra hot sauce. After about 15 minutes in the oven they were piping hot and ready to eat!
This time around my ratios were much more even and I got a lot better at folding these biscuits so they don’t explode. I served them up with a side of asparagus and some ranch for dipping. They are about 140 calories a piece and worth every one, oozing with cheese and buffalo goodness! As good as they are, I will admit I liked my bbq turkey ones better. And my wheels are already turning with flavor combos for my next batch.
Dessert: I cannot say enough about the new Core flavors by Ben and Jerry’s! Bottom line: EVERYONE needs to try these. Each flavor has a core of “topping” so that every bite has an equally distributed topping. Nolan and I bought two flavors: Salted Caramel, and Hazed & Confused.
I don’t want to sound dramatic, but these are the greatest thing I have ever eaten! EVERYONE needs to try these! They are the newest creation from Ben and Jerry, that directly incorporates ice cream toppings into the ice cream. Each container has a “core” filled with toppings like fudge, caramel, and raspberry. Genius, right?!
-What have you been eating this week?
-Do you eat the same things throughout the week or are you always making new meals?