(*That was  a MegaMind refernce BTW)

I’ve done quite a bit of cooking the last few days and seeing as this is a food/fitness type blog – I thought I’d share!  Isn’t that nice of me?  Yeah, I thought so too…

The in-laws came over last night for a low-key suppa.  On the menu:

White Bean Chicken Chili

Cornbread (recipe below)

Mayo CupCakes with a Low Sugar Frosting (recipe below)

Tonite for dinner I tried a new way to cook rice.  Usually I just use the boil in a bag kind for convenience.  I don’t have a rice cooker – and I doubt I would use it anyway.  So…..

Savory Oven Rice (recipe below)

I don’t think I will EVER use the boil-in-a-bag kind ever again.  This was soooooo creamy and flavorful!

The main attraction tonite was Teriyaki Pork.  I like to make my own marinade so I know what’s in it.

Did up some pineapple and red bell pepper with it….


Cornbread recipe:

  • Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, 1/2 c 
  • baking powder, 4.50 tsp 
  • Bobs Red Mill Whole Wheat Flour, 2.25 cup 
  • Cornmeal – Indian Head, 1.25 cup 
  • Applesauce – Unsweetened, 0.25 cup 
  • Butter, Smart Balance Light w/ Flax oil, .33 cup softened 
  • Carnation Evaporated Fat Free Milk, 1.50 cup 
  • creamed corn, mini can about 0.50 cup 
  • 3 egg whites

Pre-heat your oven to 400.  Cream together the butter, applesauce and sugar.  Mix in the egg whites and milk.  In a separate bowl mix the flour, cornmeal and baking powder together.  Combine the wet ingredients with the dry and fold in the creamed corn.  Pour into a prepared 9×13 dish and bake 22-25 minutes.

  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 92.6
  • Total Fat: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 58.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g

Low Sugar Chocolate Frosting:

  • Whipped Cream, Cool Whip, Sugar Free 1/2 c 
  • Jello Sugar Free Fat Free Instant Chocolate Fudge Pudding Mix, 1/2 box 
  • Naufchatel Cheese/ 1/3 Less than cream cheese, 4 oz
  • Carnation Evaporated Fat Free Milk, 1/4 -1/3 c 

Mix everything until super thick.  An immersion blender or magic bullet would work best here.  Add more milk as needed. 

  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 51.7
  • Total Fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.7 mg
  • Sodium: 108.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g


Savory Oven Rice (adapted from allrecipes.com)

  • Butter – Smart Balance Light, 3 tbsp
  • Lawry’s Seasoning Salt, 1 tsp
  • Wylers Chicken Instant Boullion – Sodium Free, 1 tsp (add this to the water)
  • 1 cup warm water, 1.75 serving
  • Garlic Powder, 1 tsp
  • Carolina Brown Rice Whole Grain, 1 cup 
  • College Inn Light & Fat Free Chicken Broth, 1 cup
  • Preheat your oven to 350.  Melt the butter.  In a 2 quart casserole dish mix the dry rice, salt, butter and garlic powder.  Add in the broth and water/ boullion.  Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.  Cover and bake another 30-40 minutes until creamy. 

    Next time I’ll add in some veggies!  Peppers and onion would rock this dish!

    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 129.0
    • Total Fat: 3.2 g
    • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
    • Sodium: 373.6 mg
    • Total Carbs: 22.0 g
    • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
    • Protein: 2.3 g

    Teriyaki Marinade:

    1 can Pineapple slices in JUICE – not syrup!  Separate the liquid and pineapple.  You should have 1 cup of juice.

    1/2 c Dark Brown Sugar

    1/4 c Light Soy Sauce (Kikkoman)

    1 tbsp spicy brown mustard

    Put all ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a quick boil (watch it carefully!), reduce to a simmer until slightly syrupy, 5-ish minutes.  Pour over chicken, pork, fish and toss in the pineapple slices for good measure.  This recipe is best when you grill the meat.

    • Servings Per Recipe: 18
    • Amount Per Serving (2tbsp)
    • Calories: 30.7
    • Total Fat: 0.0 g
    • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
    • Sodium: 139.0 mg
    • Total Carbs: 7.5 g
    • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
    • Protein: 0.3 g

    Well there you have it.  Hope you like it.  If you don’t – then just lie to me.  Thanks!


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