Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Eat your way to a flat belly!
In the spirit of getting back my pre-baby body, I recently purchased a cookbook called the Flat Belly Diet Cookbook by Liz Vaccariello. I have also been exchanging some recipes with a good friend of mine who is also trying to get her pre-baby body back. I was thinking how nice it would be if someone would test these recipes for me and tell me the ones that actually taste good and do not take too long to make. So that is what I have done, and am going to do, for you.
This first recipe is from the Weight Watcher cookbook. * It’s a bit zesty, so if you don’t like spice don’t cook this one.
Sausage Soup – 20 minutes
Aidells Andouille Sausage – 2 links
One can of 15 ounce fire roasted tomatoes
One can of navy beans
One can of no salt, low sodium chicken broth
Three cups fresh spinach
What to do:
Cut sausage into thin pieces
Bring chicken stock and tomatoes to a boil
Put in navy beans and sausage and cook for ten minutes
Put in spinach and cook it until it wilts.
Chicken Piccata – 15 minutes
2 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons capers
Minced Freshly ground black pepper
What to do:
Flatten chicken with a scaloppini pounder to a fourth inch thick
Dredge chicken through flour
Add oil to medium high skillet and cook chicken two minutes per side
Add the lemon juice, parsley and capers to bring mixture to a boil