First things first- thanks everyone for their awesome comments on the 2 years later post! I have been meaning to do that post for a long time- just never did it. Anyways, seriously though, yal are rock stars and I really appreciate the support!
Okay, I know it's Friday and Friday is another favorite day of mine... but I am talking about Thursday today :-) Jon has been traveling a lot for work recently. His schedule goes like this... gets up early Monday morning and goes to the airport and doesn't get home until late Thursday night. So, Thursdays I wake up totally excited! Sounds a little school-girl-ish but whatever. I don't care.
The fact that he is coming home makes everything better. Even my workouts. I know... weird. I spent about 50 minutes on the elliptical yesterday. I did an IFitLive workout by Jillian Michaels. Holy crud... talk about a sweat fest! Thank goodness that I do this in my own home... I don't want anyone to have to witness the ridiculousness! Haha... I thought about taking my picture, but I decided against it. You already got an elliptical picture from me earlier this week :-).
Then came dinner. Since I am home alone most nights, dinner has become my time to try new things or branch out and learning on how to cook a dinner in smaller portions. So today, I am sharing with you one of my absolute favorites. It's a recipe I took out of a book and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
I give unto you....
SKINNY-DOWN ENCHILADAS! (okay... so that's not what the book calls it... but I figured by adding the word 'skinny' to it... you might trust me? haha.. or you'd run away going "ew! it must be gross!)
I also added my favorite staple. Broccoli. I could eat broccoli all.day.long. Seriously. I probably eat like 2lbs of it per day! Or more.... haha... ;-) My other fav: tomatoes!! Yum!!
Recipe (single serving):
1 lg whole-grain tortilla (I use La Tortilla Factory Whole wheat low carb- only 80cal! Or you can use 2 small whole grain tortillas)
2oz grilled chicken
2 TB light cream cheese
2 TB green chilies
4 TB green enchilada sauce
2 TB mozzarella cheese
my addition: 2C steamed broccoli and 1/2 tomato hehe
Dice chicken. In a bowl, mix cream cheese and green chilies together. Spread cream cheese mixture onto tortilla and add 2TB green enchilada sauce, diced chicken and 1TB mozzarella cheese; roll tortilla up tightly. In small pan cover with tin foil sprayed with cooking spray, place tortilla in pan and top with remaining 2 TB enchilada sauce and remaining 1TB cheese. Cover with tinfoil to keep moist. Bake in oven at 375 for 20 mins or until edges are crispy. *mine usually only takes 15 mins*
I can't tell you how delicious this is- and healthy!! Oh- and for steaming broccoli. I will share with you a tip I learned. See, when I am cooking for a bunch of people I will get my steamer out and steam the veggies. However, when it's just me... that's a lot of cleaning up to do for just one person. So, cut up your broccoli and put them in ziplock bags! Seal them except for like 3/4" and put it in the microwave for 2mins and voila. Steamed veggies for cheap. You don't need to add water or anything. I sometimes add seasonings.. but I usually wait to add those when they're done. Then *gasp* I throw out the ziplock. Easy peasy. I was washing out my ziplocks until it got ridiculous. You don't need name brands for this... even the cheap stuff works great! So, save yourself some dishes and save some $ if you buy the frozen veggie steamer bags.
Then last night was the BYU vs. Florida game. I had to record it so we could watch it together when Jon got home (it was over by the time he got home and I had to stay away from FB so I wouldn't see scores!!) We are die hard BYU fans (it is our alma mater after all!) So I decided to make some festive treats! S'mores on a stick :-) Took marshmallows and dipped them into melted dark chocolate and rolled them into crushed graham crackers. Divine. Oh, and I of course had to get blue and white jelly beans!!
Then after eating this... I hoped on the bike and cycled about 10miles while watching the game :-) Great game. Sad we lost... but it was fun to watch it with the husband and be able to have an excuse to make some fun treats!!