This week was an eclectic mix of food. From Asian to Mexican – they are some of my favorite flavors. I make them quite often (as I am sure you will learn quickly). Here is my menu and commentary…
This is really yummy!! I serve it on spinach, which is different than the recipe. Sometimes I add a little bit of shredded cheese. While the chicken is great, the dressing is what makes this amazing!! The calories include two tenderloins and two tablespoons of dressing. I have used this for lunch throughout the week, and it does not disappoint.
Cal: 293 Carbs: 20 Fat: 10 Protein: 27 Sodium: 468 Sugar: 12
Oh. My. Goodness. These were amazing. I have to admit, I love Asian flavors, and these drumsticks did not disappoint. They were SOOOO GOOD!! I even put some of the sauce on our green beans. I did leave the skin on the drumsticks, and my package had 6 drums instead of 8 (like in the recipe). So, the calories is listed per drumstick. I also calculated my drumsticks by weight (instead of by number), so I know my calories are accurate. Bottom line, you have to try these!! They are worth the calories.
Cal: 229 Carbs: 5 Fat: 9 Protein: 29 Sodium: 638 Sugar: 5
Here are the changes I made to the recipe. First, I set my serving size for 6. I thought 9 was too small. I try to set it for something I know is going to be realistic for me. Second, I used 100% whole wheat rigatoni pasta instead of rotini. This is only because I couldn’t find the rotini in a whole wheat version.
Cal: 376 Carbs: 26 Fat: 15 Protein: 30 Sodium: 466 Sugar: 7
Here are the changes I made: First, I used whole wheat tortillas. Second, I used broccoli slaw instead of the slaw mix, only because this is what I have on hand. The calories are calculated per taco: shell, pork, and salsa are included.
Cal: 248 Carbs: 23 Fat: 9 Protein: 19 Sodium: 492 Sugar: 2