Roasted Chicken Thighs with Asparagus and Mushrooms

roastedchickenSo me and my sister went in on a $100 deal for 60 lbs of meat (with six people to feed in this house that was an amazing deal!) and I have come into contact with something other then boneless skinless chicken breast. That had been my staple for chicken since I have started weight watchers but now I am a little more comfortable cooking with other parts. I also realized that they were not boneless or skinless when I thawed them out but that’s okay just a little extra work never hurt anyone!

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Barbeque Pepperjack Chicken

bbqpepperjackchickenIt was so nice today and we all know what that means! Nice weather and longer days means its time to brush the dust off the grills. Now normally the grill is only a man’s territory, but my daughter ended up with four girls so we all got to watch him make magic and even get some ideas too. Get ready for summer with this awesome chicken!

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Mexican Tostadas

mexicantostadasWho doesn’t love Mexican food? Everyone has a favorite restaurant or meal that they hang on too. However many are afraid to try Mexican at home, but with this recipe, you can make all different kinds of tostadas. Try spicy beef with a hot salsa and black bean sauce underneath or ground turkey with salsa and kidney beans. This are fun to put together and make awesome leftovers. Try all different kinds of beans and vegetables every time your make these. The original recipe on ww calls for a fresh avocado and tomato topping, but the mix of avocado and sour cream gives a tangy taste to a delicious meal.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

buffalochickendipIts SUPERBOWL SUNDAY and while my beloved Steelers are not playing today, I will enjoy the day as I always do! Who doesn’t love all awesome chips, dips, pizza, wings, and desserts that come with today? There is no reason you can not enjoy all of these wonderful things and still try and lose weight. I am a huge fan of allowing yourself to be human and not a diet machine. Enjoy what you love, but in a healthier way. Eat out, but be responsible about it. Understand that everything you put into your body will do something. I absolutely love hot wings. Duh its spicy and it is chicken. Then one day at a party I stumbled across buffalo chicken dip. This became the thing I would almost demand people make. Then I thought to myself that it could not be that hard! I decided to make a healthier version of this delicious dip.

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Tikka Masala

tikkamasalaSo I got to spend last weekend with my wonderful sister in laws and got to experience tons of different foods! (So be prepared I have tons of ideas I am working on!) One of my favorite places over the weekend that we ate at was an Afghan restaurant. I tried their tikka masala and let me tell you! I was so impressed with the flavors and the right amount of spices! I knew my mom had made it before for us, but I didn’t really try it and kind of ignored it really. So when I got home I found a contained of Tikka Masala curry in the cabinet and I knew I had to make it for dinner!

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Quesadillas and Spanish Rice

quesadillasQuesadillas are one of my favorite Mexican dishes. I even love to get them at places like Friendly’s or Fridays. However on ww they are a huge no! Even the appetizer ones carry a large point load. There really isn’t much that goes into these yummy cheesy tortilla filled dinners, but still I was worried I would lose what I loved the most while trying to kick the points down. However I surprised myself again! This recipe is one of my favorite kinds and you can add veggies and take out to get exactly what you want. I threw together a nice little homemade Spanish rice to add as my side to this yummy Mexican inspired dish. There is nothing like homemade rice to add a healthy kick to any meal.

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Chicken Pot Pie

chickenpotpieI am sitting here in a half food coma staring outside at the last of the snow left from yesterdays sudden surprise. I knew this morning I wanted to make something warm and filling for dinner and immediately I thought of making Greg go all the way out to Boston Market for chicken pot pies. However I knew he would complain about how it would shrink his wallet to much and I knew it would over extend my waist line! So this morning I asked for some feedback on my facebook about what everyone loved in their chicken pot pie. I got tons of different answers and decided to try and incorporate what I thought would make an awesome one!

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