A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Petite Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Recipe

Lots of people asked for the recipe for the mini lasagna, so here's some step by step pics. 


Here's the ingredients:
wonton wrappers
boiled chicken breasts, shredded, mixed with Texas Pete
2% mozzarella cheese
part skim ricotta cheese, mixed with Italian seasonings
Classico Light Alfredo sauce
Barilla marinara sauce
Blue cheese crumbles



Spray pan with cooking spray and press one wonton wrapper inside each hole.  Add 1 Tbsp of ricotta cheese mixed with Italian seasonings.



Next, add 1 Tbsp of lite Alfredo sauce, then top with one ounce of shredden buffalo chicken and sprinkle blue cheese crumbles on top...I didn't measure the cheese exactly but tried to keep it around 1 Tbsp.



Place second wontop wrapper on top and smoosh down.



Add about 1/2 an ounce of chicken on second layer.



Top chicken with 1 Tbsp. of marinara, followed by 1/8 c. of 2% mozzarella cheese.



Bake at 375 degrees for 10 mins.

Calorie Breakdown:

1.5 oz. chicken w/ buffalo sauce - 60 cals
2 wonton wrappers - 40 cals
1/8 c. 2% mozzarella - 35 cals
1 Tbsp marinara (guesstimate) - 15 cals
1 Tbsp. lite alfredo - 15 cals
(I think the jar of Alfredo said 60 cals for 1/4 c)
1 Tbsp. blue cheese crumbles - 30 cals

Total cals for 1 mini - 195

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First day of the challenge was pretty easy....I say pretty easy, because as I sit here writing this post right now, I'm thinking about the leftover rotisserie chicken in the frig, lol.  But I'm at 1863 cals for the day..and not supposed to go over 1870, so it's time to quit eating for the night.  I've had 126 oz. of water today and I am DONE with the bladder torture until tomorrow....which will be interesting, beings that I'll be making a 1 1/2 hr commute each way to the funeral...then sitting through the funeral and graveside service....who wants to get up 5x and pee during a funeral???/  Tomorrow should be....interesting.



2 boiled eggs for breakfast - 150 cals



Honeycrisp apple (don't you love the fluorescent lighting at work??)
80 cals



Tuna salad is 285 cals, made with Star Kist chunk light tuna, one boiled egg, 2 Tbsp of Kraft Lite mayo, a little chopped dill pickles and onion.

Low-carb wheat wraps are La Tortilla Factory and 50 cals each, so 100 cals total for those.



I had to run to Publix to pick up some stuff for the dinner I was giving my sister for her birthday tonight.  I grabbed a pre-made Cuban sandwich out of their deli....I'm ballparking this at 600 cals.

Here's what all I made/had for dinner:



A simple salad made with romaine hearts, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions.



I bought a rotisserie chicken...didn't think the kids would like the buffalo chicken in the lasagna.  I was right, lol.



Buffalo Chicken Lasagna that I made last night and re-heated in the oven tonight.  My sister loved these.  I sent 4 home with her, and kept 2 in the frig for myself...will probably eat them some time tomorrow.



Sauteed baby portabello mushrooms in 2 Tbsp of olive oil.



Zucchini and fresh salsa roasted together in the oven.  Amy really loved this, too.



Garlic/cheese bread that I bought at the Publix bakery and heated in the oven.



Publix makes the BEST birthday cakes, but I couldn't afford to buy one for Amy.  I had to settle for making her a box of walnut brownies that I've had in the pantry for about 6 months, lol.  Duncan Hines saved the day. :)

Now....for a picture of my dinner plate, and the last meal of the day.



Huge salad w/ 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil vinaigrette dressing, 1 c. of zucchini/salsa, about a cup of mushrooms, and a rotisserie chicken breast.

Note:
no lasagna
no garlic/cheese bread
NO BROWNIE

I estimated this plate to be around 400 cals, which is just about how much I had left for the day.

 I had 126 oz. of water and (3) 5 oz. cups of coffee w/ creamer...and yes, I counted the creamer.  1 Tbsp in each cup, for 35 cals per Tbsp, so 105 cals on creamer this morning.

I'll leave you with some pics of my sister, niece and nephew.  :)





Amy's wearing the hat and scarf I bought her for her birthday



Carla was jealous, so she stole the gifts from her mom, lol.  She BEGGED me to go to the store TOMORROW and PLEASE, PLEASE buy her one JUST LIKE IT for her for Christmas.  And it MUST be blue.  NOT PINK.  BLUE...like her Mom's.  :)



Carla says that she's Scarlette's best friend.  Too precious.  :)



My cutie patootie nephew, Cyress



Can you see the brownie evidence left on his face?  :)

Have a good night friends.  :)

9 comments:

  1. OMG those are so awesome ... I love little food like that! I am going to make something like that asap!!

    :)

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  2. THANKS FOR THE WEALTH OF FOOD IDEAS! I AM TOTALLY TRYING THE MINI LASAGNAS...ZUCCHINI AND SALSA TOO!

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  3. Thanks for the recipe! They look really good and I'll be making 'em soon!

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  4. Thanks for the recipe...can't wait to try these out (with a few mods for my tastes). And super kudos to you for no lasagna, no bread, and no brownie...NICE!!!! Way to go, my friend!!!

    Loved seeing the photos of your sister and niece and nephew...Too presh!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Great pics Tammy! I'm trying that this weekend!!! Hope you're doing well. Let's schedule another trip to the Farmers Market one of these days!

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  6. Wow! Love your site! My girlfriends told me about you and I think this could really help. By watching my weight and using my elliptical trainer and following a strict diet, I have lost 30 pounds, but I would love to lose more!! this could help thank you

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  7. Thank you ma'am for that recipe! I WILL make them this weekend. I am loving the little meals in muffin pans. Makes me feel like I am really eating. Who would have thought that muffin pans would be a diet aid! LOL I love all your food pics. I am a food pic taker too!

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