Thursday, January 31, 2008

Crouching Chicken, Hidden Spinach

I added a little punch to a Kraft Bruschetta recipe I found.

Crouching Chicken, Hidden Spinach

2 1/2 c. Chunky Spaghetti Sauce
1 pkg. Whole Wheat Stove Top Stuffing
4 cloves Garlic, minced (or more!)
1 1/2 lbs. Chicken, cut into small pieces
3 c. Spinach, torn or cut small
3/4 c. Shredded Carrots

Preheat oven to 400. Mix Sauce, Stuffing, and Garlic in bowl. Put Chicken in 9 X 13. Layer with Spinach, Carrots, then Stuffing. Bake 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
1/6 recipe. 300 calories, 1.7g fat, 3g fiber, 26g protein, 74% VA, 24% VC, 10% calcium, 19% iron.

To make small cubes of Chicken, partially freeze before cutting (or partially defrost if frozen). I used Stove Top tonight (yes, I am human), but in the future I'll use cubed WW bread and some seasonings. In part because it's better for you (WAY less sodium), but also because I rarely have Stove Top (too much sodium, not enough of anything else).

The original recipe used a can of diced tomatoes (undrained) but I didn't have any so I improvised. Besides, Brady likes things juicy, not dry. The recipe also called for 1 cup of Mozzarella Cheese, but I put it all on the family's side because I prefer to use my calories elsewhere. I didn't notice much difference.

Genevieve is the only one who didn't eat it. She doesn't like any tomato products so I knew it was coming. She took one for the team tonight, but we're taking her out tomorrow (she says she wants Mac & Cheese:). Kelsey got invited to go see the new Hannah Montana movie with a friend, so we're taking the little girls on our Date Night.

Really we're taking them out before our Date Night, but they don't know that. It's my turn to pick our activity, so we're going to see a movie. I don't watch much TV, so I haven't seen all the new ads. Any suggestions?


julie said...

I've made that Stove Top Bruschetta at Trevor's request--he always likes to flip through that free Kraft food magazine that they put out. Sounds like your version is better. Trevor likes just about everything except cooked spinach. I tried to put it in lasagne years ago and he complained, so we don't do that anymore. I did put shredded zucchini and carrots in the spaghetti sauce last night and it was gobbled by everyone without complaint. I also add stealth veggies to things like meatloaf and meatballs, but eggs are a different story. I'm impressed you got an afternoon run in yesterday. I got snow shoveling in (last night AND this morning). The snow just keeps coming!

As far as movies go, I know nothing. I only watch my DVRed shows and skip all the commercials. Other than that, my media exposure is limited to talk radio. Let us know what you end up seeing!

No Where to Run ... said...

you're turning into a real "foodie" read. i love it!! thanks for the recipes, they sound awesome! and congrats on your continual butt kicking weight loss! you seriously ROCK the scale!!