Monday, April 16, 2012

Menu Mondays


Another week, another Monday.

Today was not especially fun but it wasn’t all together terrible.

You want to know what made it even better?

Having my meals planned out for me already and coming home to a meal that practically prepared itself.

Sunday afternoon I made dinner for Sunday and Monday.

The rest of the week might take a little more work.

Sunday – Shredded Lime Chicken Tacos with guacamole

Monday – Leftovers

Tuesday – Taco Stuffed Shells

Wednesday – Leftovers

Thursday – Grilled Chicken Bruschetta and Ranch potatoes (that I forgot to make last week)

Friday – Island Beach Chicken with Fiesta Lime rice or cucumber/tomato salad

Saturday – Either Skinny Buffalo Wings or Shrimp Po’Boy Sandwiches (I’m playing it by ear)

Hopefully as I cook I will get good pictures and can add the recipes as I make them because all of these are newbies for me!

Have a great week gang!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Grilled Chipotle Lime Chicken Sandwiches

chipotle lime chicken

This is my favorite go to grilled chicken sandwich.

One night I was looking for a change and came across this little piece of heaven.

It is so easy to prepare and who doesn’t love to start up the grill!

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You will need:

  • 4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 1 tps chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tps cumin
  • Juice from one lime
  • pinch of salt
  • Guacamole (if you have it)
  • Hamburger buns or your favorite bread rolls


  1. Add olive oil, honey, chipotle chili powder, cumin, lime juice and salt to a bowl and mix well.
  2. In a large Ziploc bag, add the marinade mixture and the chicken breasts.
  3. Mix well until all chicken breasts are covered in the marinade.
  4. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  5. Prepare your grill and cook meat until it is done. 
  6. Toast your buns in the oven =)
  7. Top with cheddar or preferred cheese, tomatoes, onions, guacamole, mayo or anything else you wanna throw on there!

I made them along with my favorite oven onion potatoes! Have an awesome day!

Original recipe found here.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Menu Plan Mondays


If I could share one valuable secret to loosing weight, staying healthy and staying on a budget, it would be meal planning.

It is so easy to do and keeps you right on track.

When you meal plan, all is right with the world.

You really achieve two things at once.

You know what you are cooking for the week and it makes it easy to grocery shop!

I meal plan for two weeks at a time so that makes my grocery shopping even easier.

I mostly stock pile now which means I have extra money for meats and fresh produce!

Some weeks I stick to the plan and some weeks I change things around.

  • Monday – Malibu Chicken with skinny potato salad and macaroni salad
  • Tuesday – Frito Pie
  • Wednesday – Leftovers
  • Thursday – Shredded Lime Chicken Tacos
  • Friday – Leftovers
  • Saturday – Chipotle Lime Chicken Sandwiches with Ranch potatoes

I also try to not cook everyday because it saves me time in the evening and gives me a few nights with extra time.

Have a great week!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Skinny Taco Salad

Taco Salad

What do you do when your half bag of corn tortilla shells are broken and your half way done with the taco meat?

Taco salad is what you do!

I always have baked tortilla chips on hand so……

I crumbled up 15 or so chips on a plate, added the ground beef and topped it off with my famous guacamole, fat free sour cream, salsa and cheese!

I know I know, Taco salad – really. But oh yes even taco salad is healthy.

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You will need:

  • 1lb Lean ground beef
  • 1/2 Taco seasoning packet (or just use your own seasonings if you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite salsa (mine is Tostitos Resturant style Salsa!)
  • 1 bag Baked Tostitos Tortilla chips (15 chips per person)


  • A batch of guacamole already prepared – serving sizes added to your taste buds
  • Fat Free Sour cream
  • Shredded cheese


  1. Brown the ground beef.
  2. Add in the half packet of taco seasonings
  3. Crumble up the tortilla chips on a plate.
  4. Top with guacamole, sour cream , salsa, and cheese. Or whatever your taste buds are craving for!

Get a fork and dig in!