Yellow Daisy Chick Chat


March 2015

Salmon with Hoisin Glaze — I <3 #CookingLightDiet!

Salmon with Hoisin Glaze and Garlicky Spicy Snow Peas. Trying to incorporate fish once a week. It’s high, though, so I try to find it on sale, which this wild Sockeye Salmon happened to be at Publix this weekend. To round it out, brown rice flavored with chicken broth, a splash of soy sauce and a smidge of sesame oil. So flavorful and surprisingly filling! #CookingLightDiet

Snacktime — I <3 #CookingLightDiet!

Snacktime! Honey-Cinnamon Greek Yogurt. Eat half now (71 calories) and half for dessert. Seriously, skip that bag of M&Ms. This is much more satisfying for the sweet tooth!

BLT with Avocado — I <3 #CookingLightDiet!

I can’t believe I can even eat my favorite sandwich on this diet! Canola mayo apparently is a thing, Campari tomatoes are delicious even in March (thanks Ronnie and Carol for the rec), and just look at how perfect my avocado was…it’s the most wonderful surprise when they’re just right. Love. It.

Lettuce Wraps with Hoisin-Peanut Sauce – I <3 #CookingLightDiet!

Oh my! My new favorite! Sooooo good. Don’t recommend using romaine for the wraps, but it’s what I had. I used leftover pork tenderloin instead of tofu. Kids lapped it up! Definitely a do-over.

Chicken-Orzo Salad with Goat Cheese (minus the chicken, goat cheese plus feta)- I <3 #CookingLightDiet!

The perfect light, late lunch for a sunny, 73 degree day. Delish & nutrish! And lots of green keeping’ it real for St. Patty’s Day.

Pilaf with Chicken, Spinach, & Walnuts, Part 2 — I <3 #CookingLightDiet!

Leftovers = Chicken, Rice, and Bean Tacos! Added a lil’ salsa, beans, and spices (chili powder, cumin, garlic powder) to the chicken and rice mixture. Heated up some corn tortillas and added some fresh spinach and a lil’ more salsa…done! Skipped the cheese. So filling, I couldn’t finish the 2nd one. Let’s now take a moment of silence and be thankful for #leftovers…

Browned Butter-Pecan Chewy Crispy Bars — I <3 #CookingLightDiet!

These grown-up Rice Krispie treats were too delicious. No, really. I will not make them again because I want to eat the whole pan.. #bestworstsnackyet
These grown-up Rice Krispie treats were tooooooo delicious. No, really. I can’t make them again because I want to eat the whole pan. Best and worst snack yet. Only 105 calories a bar, 2100 calories a pan. Damn you, you buttery, crunchy goodness.

Rosemary Chicken Salad — I <3 #CookingLightDiet!

Rosemary Chicken Salad. Yes, that is a bite taken was taking too long to get a good pic! Yum.
Rosemary Chicken Salad. Yes, that is a bite or two taken out…it was taking too long to get a good pic! Yum.

How Is This Diet Food?! I <3 #CookingLightDiet

Pilaf with Chicken, Spinach, and Walnuts
This tastes too good to be diet food!

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