Sunday, January 30, 2011

A new me

Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I have been working on the new and improved me. And can I just say that it is kicking my ass. All this exercise and calculating fat - calories. Man no wonder I'm overweight. Don't get me started on portion control.... LOL! But in all seriousness, I have been doing really good. The 400 calorie meals are a big help and so is SparkPeople. I am keeping track of my eating and exercise habits. So at the end of the week I see that it is working. I will do an official weigh in on Tuesday. Then I can change the little wiget on the sidebar.

Even though I'm not posting a great deal, rest assured I am still reading your blogs.

I have been tring to get the family on board with this whole deal as well. Last night I made the first of many new recipes.

Chicken and Corn Chili

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 green bell pepper, cored and chopped

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1 can (14.5 ounces) low-sodium chicken broth

1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained

1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

1 box (10 ounces) frozen corn, thawed

2 cans (15 ounces each) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

3/4 teaspoon salt

Shredded cheddar cheese


1. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add onion and green pepper. Cook, stirring, 5 minutes. Stir in cumin, coriander and chili powder; cook 1 minute.

2. Stir in chicken broth and tomatoes. Bring to a simmer. Add chicken. Cover and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
3. Stir corn, beans and salt into pot. Heat through. Spoon into bowls and top with shredded cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Amount Per Serving

Calories 276

Total Fat (g) 8

Saturated Fat (g) 2

Cholesterol (mg) 48

Sodium (mg) 706

Carbohydrate (g) 28

Fiber (g) 6

Protein (g) 25

Ratings*- Family thought it smelled really good. They didn't like the way it looked so we ate in the dark..... Really it was almost dusk and the kitchen light was on so it illuminated the dining room just a bit. It really helped. Taste was very good. Not beef chili, so don't have that expectation. But it was very good and it will be going in to my main stay recipes for the winter. Plus, it was so filling. One serving did it for me with a plain piece of bread!

I will be trying out another new recipe tonight so I will try and get it posted for you!

Gotta Run....... No really I think Jillian Michaels from biggest loser is stalking me.... LOL! To many workout videos with her... To funny!



SkippyMom said...

So funny! I had a poll on my blog today for you all [Tadpoles] to vote for what we were having for dinner. Chicken Chili won. I like your addition of corn. Yummy.

Sounds like you are doing awesome - watch and you will see that the portion control thing gets easier to do, it becomes habit.

One thing I found after I got sick was that I would eat off a salad plate instead of a dinner plate - I didn't have to measure anything because it won't hold more than a serving of each course [protein, veggies, fruit or starch]

Hope that helps. :)