Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Day 295: 7 miles + You Guessed it, ANOTHER new Recipe + a New Product

Today started like every other day – me running a little late! I got to work though (ate yogurt on the way!), and had a yummy breakfast sandwich when I arrived… and 2 little chocolates! Later came a nutrigrain bar (raspberry) and then it was time for 3.5 miles of walking during lunch (alone again – boo- my walking companions were working from home). Then I worked some more, had a banana, lean cuisine and a slice of ‘garlic toast,’ and then it was time for my brownie – yum! Things were going great… until my 4 p.m. meeting that was loaded down with sweets. I HAD to have a piece of cake – but it was very, very small! Work ended and it was back to the gym for another 3 miles – which turned into 3.5 – I was in a good part in the book so yes – I walked 7 miles – woo! Afterwards I did abs then raced home for, you guessed it, another new recipe!! I made Fire-Roasted Chicken Tostadas for two!

For chicken:

8 oz. Chicken

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

½ cup water

For rest of recipe:

½ cup or 128 grams of Rosarita 98% Fat Free Refried Beans

2 tbsp water

2 tsp taco seasoning (from powder packet)

4 Trader Joe’s Corn Tortillas* NEW!

30 grams cheddar cheese

2 tbsp fat-free sour cream

2 tbsp Trader Joe’s Guacamole/Pico

8 cherry tomatoes, diced

1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

Salt to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Get out a baking sheet and lay tortillas on it. Spray both sides of tortillas with nonstick fat-free cooking spray. Add to oven for 12 minutes. While they’re cooking, heat a medium sized pan sprayed with nonstick fat-free cooking spray. Cut defrosted chicken into cubes and add to pan with water and all seasoning. Cooking for 5-6 minutes until no longer pink. Remove from heat and add to food processor. Grind. Also, heat a pot and add beans, water and taco seasoning. Stir for 3 minutes then remove from heat. Remove tortillas from oven. Spoon bean mixture over tortillas, then spoon chicken mixture over that and sprinkle cheese and salt on top. Spoon on sour cream and guac/pico, then add tomatoes and cilantro. Serve hot. Each serving contains two tostadas. Nutritional Information: 429 calories, 50 carbs, 6 fat grams and 41 protein grams.

Yummy, yummy yummy! They were crispy, filling and flavorful – we’ll DEFINITELY be making these little guys again. As far as substitutes you could easily add onion and could just use salsa instead of guac/pico. You could also mix up the beans, chicken, cheese, etc. before piling it on so it sticks together better. Anywho – GREAT! I’m SO GLAD I tried Trader Joe’s corn tortillas – I love that the serving is two tortillas for only 100 calories. Nice.

After dinner I retreated upstairs to watch SYTYCD while Austin played xBox with his friends from college who live in different states. Ahhh technology. I still didn’t get to try the pudding recipe. Sigh. I was out of calories because I CAVED at an afternoon meeting that was swimming with cake. I had a small slice and left it at that. I ended the day at 1,792 calories, 272 carbs, 35 fat grams and 95 protein grams. Now I’m off to (hopefully) finish Karin Slaughter’s A Faint Cold Fear – HAPPY WEDNESDAY! I hope to catch up with all of your bloggies tomorrow!!

9 comments:

april said...

Yum I love tostadas!!

Big Pissy said...

Those tostadas look GOOD!

eatlivelovedream said...

Gotta love tostadas! Their always a quick go to meal! I love the pictures on the top of your blog:)

Mica said...

You are on FIRE with the recipes this week. Keep 'em coming!

Ugh, cake at work. I would have caved for sure!

sweetandfit said...

girl! you are full of new recipes! those tostadas look amazing - I wish I was more creative in the kitchen!

sweetandfit said...

girl! you are full of new recipes! those tostadas look amazing - I wish I was more creative in the kitchen!

Mica said...

You are on FIRE with the recipes this week. Keep 'em coming!

Ugh, cake at work. I would have caved for sure!

eatlivelovedream said...

Gotta love tostadas! Their always a quick go to meal! I love the pictures on the top of your blog:)

april said...

Yum I love tostadas!!