Here’s a great recipe for your next Mexican Fiesta night. I am a big fan of the slow cooker; especially on those days when I work from home. Just put everything in a pot and let it simmer for 6-10 hours. Such a fantastic invention. This recipe is really easy and super yummey. One cup of this delicious dish is worth a whooping 3 Weight Watcher points. Add a tortilla on the side and you add another 2 points. That’s 5 points for the entire dish as shown in the above picture. If you feel like treating yourself a litlle more add a small amount of non fat sourcream into the mix. Just a tablespoon or two turns the chicken mixture into a creamy delicious dinner. Enjoy.
14.4 oz can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
15 oz can Black Beans rinsed and drained
8 oz frozen Corn
1/4 cup chopped fresh Cilantro
14.4 oz can fat free chicken broth
3 Green Onions chopped
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Cayenne pepper (to taste)
24 oz skinless chicken thighs
A pinch of Salt and Pepper
Weight Waters Tortilla’s
Combine all ingredients in the crock pot and stir to mix.
Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on the chicken thighs and lay on top of the mixture in the crock pot .
Cook on high for 6 hours.
30 mins before serving remove the chicken and shred.
Here’s a common scenario around the holiday’s. You are at West Edmonton Mall performing an all day marathon of shopping. It’s around 5 pm and your stomach starts growling. You start heading to the food court and examine the dinner choices around you, KFC, McDonald’s, Subway, Asian or Indian food. All high in fat, sodium and TONS of Calories. When I am at West Edmonton Mall and the hunger bug hits me, I head to the food court by the mini golf. There’s a great healthy fast food place here called FRESHII. It has a great selection of healthy food and the best part is you can select what goes into your food. For simplicity sake I always order the Protein Salad (it’s my favourite). It contains almonds, tuna, spinach, tomatoes, and other goodies. Also, make sure you order your dressing on the side. This way you can control the amount of added calories from your dressing.