Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Foodday

Happy Friday! Here are my favorite recipes this week!

Light Buttermilk Biscuits
1 cup all purpose flour
1.5 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1/2 cup lowfat buttermilk
Cooking spray

1- Preheat the oven to 450.
2- Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Stir well.
3- Using a pastry cutter, or two knives, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles course crumbs. (I also used my hands to really work the butter in.)
4- Knead the dough 4-5 times.
5- Using a large spoon, drop the biscuit dough onto cookie sheets covered with cooking spray (or a silpat). Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.

Three Cheese Chicken and Artichoke Bake
2 large chicken breasts, cubed or sliced
salt & pepper
6 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise or sour cream
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese + more for topping
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese + more for topping
1 1/3 cups drained and chopped marinated artichoke hearts
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped {optional}
salt and pepper, to taste
chopped cilantro, as garnish {optional}

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 4 heavy duty squares of foil with nonstick cooking spray. Divide chicken between the foil squares. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Divide into 4 and spoon over chicken. Top with remaining cheese if desired. Close packets to seal and bake 30 minutes until chicken is cooked thoroughly.
Serve hot over rice, quinoa or anything else you like.

Skinny Taco Dip
  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 8 oz reduced fat sour cream
  • 16 oz jar mild salsa
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2.25 oz black olives
In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning andmix well with an electric mixer. Spread on the bottom of a large shallow glass dish.Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese and black olives. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

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