Saturday, January 13, 2007

A few cold weather recipes for you...

Did you know that Miss PamperingBeki loves to cook? I do! Especially in cold weather. I don't enjoy gourmet type cooking, but sort of All-American comfort style foods. Here is a recipe for White Chicken Chili.

4 cups Low sodium chicken broth

1 lb chicken breast cut into 1 inch pieces, cooked

2 (15 oz.) cans Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained

2 small zucchini, diced (I skip this)

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup corn, frozen or canned

1 tablespoon chili powder (I eyeball it)

1 tablespoon cumin (I eyeball it)

1/2 cup fat free sour cream

1. Mix the broth, chicken, beans, zucchini, onions, cumin, garlic, and chili powder in a large pot and simmer till veggies are soft, about 10-15 minutes.

2. Stir in the corn and sour cream; cook till heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve!

This has about 193 calories per serving (1 cup) and 3 Weight Watchers (WW) points.

Now for breakfast or a snack, how about some Healthy Banana Muffins.

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

dash salt

2 egg whites

1 cup mashed bananas

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup applesauce

chocolate chips, optional

Mix all ingredients together and bake in a muffin tin at 350 for 15-18 minutes, or 11-12 minutes if you're doing mini muffins. Yummm-o!

1 comment:

LisaZ said...

The chili looks really good. I love chili and soup this time of year... especially with a slice (or 2) of homemade bread.