Thursday, February 3, 2011

Leftover Do-Overs

While I don't have photos to share today, I will let you know that today was a leftover do-over day for us. I had two pieces of cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, some leftover brown rice, cooked carrots, and a few cups of chicken broth.

I turned one of the leftover breasts into a chicken salad by shredding it and mixing it with a little olive oil mayo (love that stuff!), pickle relish, chopped celery, and shredded 2% cheese. I wrapped some of the chicken salad in Flat Out Healthy Grains Wraps along with some salad greens. We love these Flat Out Wraps! Served these chicken salad wraps along with some baby carrots, grape tomatoes and green grapes.

I chopped up the other chicken breast and combined it with the leftover brown rice (about a cup), the carrots (chopped up) and the broth to put together a quick chicken and rice soup. For a cold day like today, the warm chicken soup hit the spot!

Each member of the family picked what they wanted for lunch and everyone was happy :)

I didn't do the calorie counts on these meals, but I'm certain it was well within a healthy range. It was also an economical meal when you consider that I used 2 chicken breasts to feed five people!

Kid Rating: 6 Thumbs Up!

1 comment:

  1. I am a big fan of those wraps, too. You can scramble up some Egg beaters with some low fat cheese (we have used Borden's Sharp Fat Free cheese slices) and put it in the wrap, roll up, cut in half. Bon Appetit!

    I have also used another brand of wrap that is bigger than the Flatout wraps. It is called Joseph's Lavash Bread. It has 50 calories for 1/2 of the wrap....the whole piece is about 9 X 12 or so. (A big slice!) So even if you used the whole piece, it is still less than a slice of bread. It is made with Flax, Oat Bran and Whole Wheat. I found them in the deli section at Wal-Mart. You could make wraps or "pizza" with this product and feel no guilt....provided you select the right kind of toppings. :-)


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