Chicken, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Spaghetti Squash……

September 19, 2013

In my quest for Healthy Chicken recipes, I keep finding more recipes on Pinterest that look yummy, and fit my criteria fairly well.

I also have been receiving recipes from several of you, so Thank You!!!

The dish I made last night was even BETTER than the new recipe that I tried the night before, and I realllly liked that one!!

I have been looking for recipes that included spaghetti squash. I have become a fan of it, and for some reason, I think it’s just a really cool vegetable. I started to wonder…..How long do you think Spaghetti Squash has been called Spaghetti Squash? I mean, do you think initially, all squashes were just called “squash”? Was spaghetti, the pasta, invented first? Maybe several varieties of pasta had been around forever, and then, someone ate spaghetti squash and decided there should be a pasta noodle this size, and THAT’S how spaghetti was invented? ORRRRRR…….did someone who really enjoy spaghetti (the pasta) and really enjoy squash (the spaghetti version) decide that the awesome little squash that cooked and became these great little noodle strands, should be called SPAGHETTI SQUASH????? You were thinking the exact same thing, weren’t you?

Click HERE to go to The Tasty Kitchen for the original recipe that I found where???? Pinterest!

 

Spaghetti Squash with Chicken and Sun-dried Tomatoes

I divided this recipe into 4 Servings. I used 10 oz of shredded chicken for the entire recipe.

1 Serving = 6 PPV

 

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The original recipe calls for (2) Grilled Chicken Breast, broccoli AND peas. I had previously cooked up some chicken breast, shredded them, and put them in the freezer, so I used those and it worked out perfectly. I wasn’t crazy about broccoli and peas in the same dish, but I love them both. I decided to go with the broccoli, but this was so darned good, I’ll make it again soon for sure. Next time I’ll use the peas. I absolutely LOVE peas. The canned ones. I could eat them all day long. They could be my last meal. Just canned peas. That’s how much I like them. But they are a little starchy and cost me some WW Points, where the broccoli does not, so I’ve stayed away from peas for a while. Okay, enough about me and my love of peas, which I didn’t even use in this recipe! I think I’ve had too much coffee this morning!!

My shredded chicken seemed to soak up the juice in the dish as it simmered. So I increased the chicken broth in the original recipe from 1 Cup to 2 Cups. Keep that in mind if you decide to make this dish and use shredded chicken!

 

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Breakfast

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Lunch – Leftovers from the previous night’s dinner!

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Seriously…..just as good leftover.

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Snack

(Tucker could smell the chicken, and would NOT leave the kitchen!)

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Dinner

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Have I told you about the snake in our house? I mean, I haven’t actually seen it yet, but I’ve heard it “hissing”. It all started one evening, a few days ago, while I was in the kitchen. I heard the strangest noise in the vent over the cooktop that goes outside. Occasionally I hear noises in that vent that I believe to be birds? But this was a real “hissing” noise, with a possible rattle included. Mike had gone to bed, and I was freaking out that a snake was coming into the house, so I put on my slippers and went outside to the side of the house to see if a snake was dangling out of the vent on the side of the house. Nope. That S.O.B. was probably all curled up INSIDE!! I told Mike about it the next day, he humored me by looking in the vent, and assured me that there was no snake in our house. Fine.

The next day, I heard the exact same noise in the garage when I took a bag of trash out! I was certain the snake was under the steps that lead into the house from the garage, so now, I was really freaked out! I knew that soon, the snake would be on the interior of the house!

That very same night, right after Mike went upstairs to go to bed, I was doing my “before bedtime checklist”…. letting the dogs out, filling the coffee pot with water and plugging in electronic devices to charge. I went outside to see what the dogs were up to and they were both sitting on the steps, pondering if to go into the yard or not. Then I realize, at the bottom of the steps, is a dead bunny, which Tucker now realizes too, and wants to investigate, which has me freaked out! I yell and scream at the thought of Tucker picking up the bunny and running inside before I can stop him, but my yelling and screaming simply scared him into running inside. Here is the note I put on Mike’s desk so he would see it in the morning before he left for work.

 

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P.S. Mike said the noises I am hearing are locust, but I still think we have a snake. Maybe even TWO!

 

Refresh…I can eat 26 points a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into if I chose.

I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

 

The food I ate and it’s PPV

 

Breakfast = 5 Egg Whites, ! Slice Cheese, Strawberries, Coffee with 1/2 C Steamed Skim Milk (4)

Snack = Pulled Pork from the Food truck (un-pictured) (5)

Lunch = Leftover Italian Chicken (8)

Snack = almonds (3)

Dinner = Spaghetti Squash Chicken Dish (6)

 

Total = 26

 

Today’s Exercise = Worked in the yard for 2 1/2 hours. Trimmed with the weed eater, Mowed and bagged, Pulled weeds, trimmed bushes.

 

How many glasses of water I drank today = 15+ (I stopped counting)

Activity Points Earned Today = 4

Activity Points Earned This Week =

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0

 

I don’t have any reason to cry, I just liked this when I saw it!

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“love the life you live, live the life you love”

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