Friday, November 14, 2008

A new recipe

General Tso Chicken is a big favorite of mine. Unfortunately, it is full of fat and carbs. I have no idea how many calories in a dinner, but probably a lot.

So, at the store, the Mrs. found a bottle of General Tso's sauce. She stir fried some chicken breast, limiting both the carbs and fat normally found in the dish. She mixed in a bit of the sauce, and served it over brown rice to make a dinner healthy with low fat, high fiber, and loads of flavor. And it was much cheaper than picking it up at the Chinese restaurant. It probably took her as much time, too.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Top Chef New Season Started

This year they are in New York. First episode was pretty exciting.
Pretty interesting that first episode had a reunion of sorts, two of the chefs knew each other from culinary school. In the very first challenge, one got eliminated, and then in the next competition, the other was on the block, and then he was cut.

This is an ok reality show. It may be a bit less scripted than Hell's Kitchen.
Update on muffin tops.

I just ordered the chocolate ones as my local store just is so limited in variety. Even direct from the company, they are pretty expensive, but I can justify them as they are healthy, and taste like a treat. They are comparable to bars that taste like crap, and price wise about the same as an unhealthy treat like a TastyKake.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Muffins A Health Food?

These could be. Vitalicious muffins are a healthy choice (not Healthy Choice) for everyone, and may even be a good choice for diabetics.
I had the chocolate muffins. They are 100 cal, with 6 gr of fiber, and 3 gr of protein. The taste was very good, but because they are so low fat, they tended to be a bit on the dry side. They wound up falling apart. Definately not my favorite because of that. While they are very chocolatey, I was pretty unhappy with the consistency.
I also tried a muffin top. Fans of Seinfeld are already excited, I'll bet. I had the cran bran one, and it did not have the same dryness of the chocolate muffin. I highly recommend the muffin tops.
I have a link below, but they are available in the freezer section of many stores. I bought mine at Stop and Shop.

They were very pricy, though. The online price was surprisingly cheap. To get free shipping, one needs to spend 175 bucks, which is a lot. What would be smart, would to get together with a few friends and put a nice order together. According to the website, they are 1.03 per box, while Stop and Shop charged $4+. That is significant. I'm guessing other stores charge much less, so it may be a good idea to shop around.