welcome, new followers! especially if one of you is my ATT friend I met on the phone the other day while buying up all of the ground chicken breast in town while explaining to the checker at sprouts why I love the ground chicken breast so much more than ground beef Right now and all of the yummy things that you can cook with it,… if you’re reading, thank you for asking for my recipe book, and here goes…… this one’s for you!
oh, and everyone else, the ground chicken breast that is still left in town is on sale at sprouts and right now it is way cheaper than ground beef. And you know I love all things good, but all things good that are on sale are even BETTER!
A year ago, when I very first started following the RIPPED2fit nutrition program, I created & shared my first ever balanced recipe, which Terry Shorter, creator of RIPPED, and several other RIPPED friends enjoyed: chicken stuffed bell pepper recipe!!!. To read those recipes, use the ingredients from the MyFitnessPal captures, and combine. It thrilled me. In fact, in that recipe, I even had to add an orange for carbs.
It didn’t occur to me until afterward, exactly how similar tonight’s recipe was to that very first one. Similar and yet very different. One thing that I should’ve added to my goals post yesterday, was that in addition to maintaining my D for diet, I would also like to add constant variety, new ingredients, new recipes, and diversity to that D for diet.
Here’s a flashback:
So, for today’s recipe, I blended some 99% lean ground chicken breast with some spinach, onion, some fat free cottage & fat-free feta cheese, a hint of Parmesan, some spices that I chose (choose your own at will ) and stuffed them inside the bell pepper. I baked mine on 350° for about 45 minutes with the premade ones from sprouts that I got for the fam.
Those were supposedly made with extra lean ground beef, although, if you look a little bit closely in some of the pics, I think they were a little bit fattier than that. But, that’s okay because a lot the fat drained out. And, also because different people have different nutritional needs and goals from mine.
So, for my balance, I added: for carbs a tablespoon of mashed potatoes because that is something I almost never eat; just potatoes, no salt or butter or milk or cream or any of that crap. Where’s the fun in that, you ask? Well…. Not around my waist line, and right now that is a part of my personal goal.
And for fats, a small slice of the ground beef stuffed pepper from sprouts. Yum, Yum, although the sprouts stuffed pepper was good I do have to say it was just a little bit too rich for me. But, that’s just me.
And, from the fam, on the stuffed bell pepper the comments that I got word that the chicken, MINE, was a much more full and layered and robust taste. YAY!!!! Love healthy eating with my kiddos!! NEXT GEN!!!!!!
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