Whip Crackin’ Recipes

Whip cracking alone is amazing exercise, but it can only be really effective if it’s coupled with really good and healthy food.  Here is where I will post some great low-calorie and easy recipes that I make for myself.  I log calories, so I will try to include calorie counts for you as well.  When I list an ingredient with the calories, that is for the whole thing, i.e. 2 chicken breasts = 643 calories.  Obviously, only 1 breast would be 321 calories.  Also, I have a lot of customers that use metrics.  I have figured out measurements accordingly.

My recipes aren’t fancy or filled with things that you have to hunt for.  They are just good, low calorie, and filling.  Please check out my blog for tips and hints and more inspiration.

PARMESAN ZOODLES WITH CHICKEN BREAST

*If you don’t have a veggie noodle maker, GET ONE!  It will change your life.  I love mine so much.

2 large cloves Garlic = 9 calories OR (because I’m incredibly kitchen lazy) 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of chopped canned garlic (unless it’s in oil, the calories should be the same).

2 medium sized Zucchini  = 63 calories

Salt & pepper

 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter = 204 calories OR 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil = 239 calories (either one will do.  I believe olive oil is a more beneficial fat, so I usually will choose the oil over butter.  Also, I have learned that fat is necessary to balance insulin.  Don’t be afraid of a bit of fat).
1/3 cup (79 mL) Parmesan cheese, grated = 142 calories
2 chicken breasts = 643 calories
1 tablespoon (15 mL)  powdered chicken bullion (5 calories)
Put the 2 chicken breasts in a covered baking dish (I have a bean crock that I do this with) with a little water and the bullion and put it in the oven at 325 F  (162.8 C).  I start with 15 minutes and keep checking it.
While your chicken is cooking, spiral your zucchini into noodles and place them on a baking sheet covered with 2 layers of paper towel, then sprinkle with salt.  It will cause your zoodles to wick off extra moisture.  They won’t be salty, the salt will wick away with the water.
When you think your chicken is about done, add the oil to a big fry pan or wok and allow it to get hot over medium heat.  Then, add your zoodles and garlic and toss them until the zoodles are hot.  At that point, take the zoodles out of the pan and put them on a plate, sprinkle with parmesan and lay a chicken breast on top.  Salt and pepper to taste.
Makes 2 servings.   Each serving is 595 calories.
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