My Food Diary, Just Saying

April 15, 2012

Baked Chicken, Macaroni, and Mixed Veggies

I have to watch what I eat for medical reasons. Some of the things good for one thing is not good for another and I have to try to balance between the choices so that I try to do best for both things I have to watch out for. I try to cook healthy and have for a long time though I do this blog to keep track of what I DO eat but if I can help someone else by publishing this food diary, that’s great.

4 chicken breast (mine were frozen)
black pepper and Italian seasoning

1. Place the frozen chicken breast on drip pan that comes with Nuwave Oven, I place this on a cake pan, with water added. Drip pan fits this cake pan so that the food is not exposed to the water/drippings.(You can cook this in a conventional oven but would likely need to defrost chicken first)
2. Place these pans on 1 in. rack in Nuwave.
3. Sprinkle with black pepper and Italian Seasoning (or seasonings of your choice)
4. Bake for 15 minutes, turn chicken breasts over after that. Continue to bake for 15 minutes more, or until done.

Place in slow cooker, on high
1 cup dry macaroni
2 cups water
Cook in slow cooker, on high, until done. Mine was done in about 20 minutes.

1 can mixed veggies ( this time I used okra, tomatos, and corn mixture)
Place portion for your plate on microwave safe plate, heat about 1-1 1/2 minutes.

Add to plate with the veggie mixture: Serving of macaroni and baked chicken breast. Enjoy.

Later that evening, I mixed pineapple chunks, sliced peaches, and canned apricots to make a salad (dessert). I love honey mustard salad dressing—so—I added a little of that to the top of the individual salad of fruit. ** last photo is of salad.

I’m trying to use down things in my freezer. I think every package I take out reproduces! LOL You know how that goes. LOL I usually place one or two chicken breast to a small bag and add those filled bags to a large freezer bag. I was in a hurry, I suppose, when I brought these home and did not do this. So, I had to cook all four chicken at once this time. Guess we know what I’ll be having for a couple of days. LOL

*Any of these recipes can be done the conventional way, using stove top and oven. I simply prefer the Nuwave, slow cooker, and microwave to save time, it’s easier for me, and I simply like doing it that way. Please note third-to-last I’ve added 2 more photos since I posted this, of smoothie. Please take that into account) photo of the grease/chicken fat that collected in the water underneath the drip pan.This was skinless chicken breast, too. I was certainly surprised.

Mid-afternoon: 1 strawberry, cantaloupe, and strawberry yogurt smoothie.

I added frozen fruit, strawberry yogurt, and a little apple juice (can use water or milk) to blender container. Blended until smooth. (I had no recipe so I just added fruit, yogurt, and liquid until it seemed correct consistency to drink. LOL It was good.