Monday, July 23, 2012

Menu Monday

First, let me tell you that before this meal I had absolutely no idea what Quinoa was. I still really don't. I read about it and found that it's a type of grain. It is found in the rice section and the best place I found to purchase it was at Target. A few twitter friends told me they have purchased it at other stores such as Costco. Overall the meal turned out great! I wish it had a little more flavor but I added some of my minute-salsa on top and it was delicious. J wasn't a fan since it's basically all vegetables (he doesn't like most vegetables), so I cooked him some salsa chicken. P.S. This is only 275 calories per serving!

Oh my gosh. This was delicious!!  J even ate a second serving, which he rarely does especially when I cook. The only thing I changed was when making the sauce I used chicken stalk instead of water {I read it in the comments}. Also next time I would use whole grain noodles. I normally do but was so focused on getting linguine noodles, I didn't even think! Unfortunately this is not the healthiest meal. You can add more veggies and use less sauce but it's just one of those meals that tastes great!

I made this a few months ago, but changed it slightly this time. Instead of making an entire pizza I went for the healthier round. I used low-fat cheese, a little olive oil (instead of butter), and English Muffins instead of pizza crust. This time around, it wasn't great. I don't think it was because of the substitutions, I think it was just that I wasn't in the mood for it and my other meals were much better. It is quick and easy to make but very spicy!! I'm guessing one whole english muffin is about 250 calories.

So, after I baked these they still looked like mush. Thankfully I made J two turkey became his and the other mine. I put the black bean burgers in the fridge so they could harden up. I have not tried them yet but J's friend said they were delicious! Now they are in the freezer so I can warm them up throughout the week.
I will let you know how these taste!

The turkey burgers were amazing! I used ground turkey, plus most of the ingredients in the black bean burgers minus the sweet potato and black beans. I also cooked them on 375 for the same amount of time. The rice was Uncle Ben's Wild Minute Rice...yummy!

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  1. I really want Mexican Stuffed Peppers now!

  2. Yum! I loved stuffed peppers! We've never made them with quinoa....I sort of want to try that now! Thanks for linking up this week :)