Aldi Ingredients Only Spicy Peanut Chicken Recipe

Peanut Chicken Recipe Using all Aldi Ingredients @savedbyloves

Today I am sharing a dish I whipped up for a recent asian themed potluck dinner.  After all the american fare with the Fourth of July celebrations, our bible study went with oriental cuisine.  I took it a step further and challenged myself to use all Aldi ingredients for a budget friendly, tasty and healthy Peanut Chicken Recipe. The only ingredient not from Aldi was the cucumber, which came from the garden, but you can get them there too! This dish was a big hit with my family and with the group. I am guessing it will be with yours too!

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter

1/4 cup Dry Roasted Peanuts

1 lime, juiced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon Hot sauce

3 tablespoons 2% Milk

1 tablespoon Honey

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper

1/2 cup hot water

3 tablespoons Olive Oil

2 Chicken Breasts, sliced into  strips

1 head broccoli, cut into small florets

1 large carrot, chopped

1 red pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips

1 yellow pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips

1 red onion, sliced

1/2 Cup Sweet Peas

1 cucumber, cut into 1/16-inch strips

Rice (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

PEANUT SAUCE:

In a small saucepan, whisk peanut butter, lime juice, 1 clove minced garlic, hot sauce, milk, honey, soy sauce, cinnamon and crushed red pepper. Cook over medium heat until it starts to boil. Slowly add water until desired consistency. Set aside. In a large skillet  heat 2 tablespoons oil, add chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Add remaining oil, 2 cloves garlic, broccoli, carrot, peppers and onion and sauté for 3 minutes. Add peas and cook for a couple of minutes more. Add prepared peanut sauce to the skillet with chicken and vegetables. Add cucumber, toss to coat. Sprinkle with peanuts. Serve over rice or noodles.

Low Carb Chicken Parmesan With Spaghetti Squash

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Low Carb Recipes Chicken Parmesan With Spaghetti Squash @savedbyloves

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I am so excited to share with you my version of Low Carb Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti Squash.  This has got to be one of my favorite dishes ever.  I love every bite, and can't believe it weighs in at only 400 calories per serving.  This recipe serves 2.  If you aren't full and satisfied, you are insatiable!

LOW CARB CHICKEN PARM SPAGHETTI SQUASH

Ingredients:

CHICKEN PARM (2) chicken breasts, raw 1 egg white ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk ¼ cup Fiber One Cereal 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning herb blend ½ tsp garlic powder ½ cup pastasauce (w/ approx. 60 calories) ¼ cup shredded parmesan or mozzarella SPAGHETTI SQUASH 1 small spaghetti squash 1 tsp olive oil ¼ cup minced onion salt & pepper, to taste Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375° . Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise remove pulp and seeds (just like to do with a pumpkin)!  Bake 35 minutes with rind up on baking pan.  While that is baking, prepare the chicken as follows. 2. Add Fiber One cereal to food processor and blend until breadcrumb like consistency (if you don’t have a food processor, you can put in a plastic bag and crush with the back of a heavy spoon). 3. Put Fiber One crumbs into a Ziploc bag and add the Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Set aside. 4. In a small bowl, whisk the egg white and almond milk until well blended. 5. Dip each chicken breast, both sides into egg mixture then put into Ziploc bag. Seal annd shake the Ziploc bag until both chicken breasts are evenly coated with the Fiber One mixture. 6. When squash is done cooking, turn oven down to 350°.  Place the chicken breasts onto the baking pan and put into oven for 25 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking. 7. While chicken is cooking, coat a skillet with cooking spray and add 1 tsp olive oil and onion over med-high heat. When onion is tender and slightly browned (approximately 5 mins), add the prepared spaghetti squash (run a fork from stem to stern to remove the spaghetti center of the cooked squash right into the skillet). 8. Cook squash, stirring every few minutes, for 15 minutes.  Turn off heat and let sit. 9. Remove the chicken from the oven.  Evenly layer half of the pasta sauce then half of the cheese onto each breast. 10. Put back into the oven and broil for about 5 minutes, or until cheese is fully melted. 11. Place half of the spaghetti squash and one chicken breast onto a plate for each serving. Low carb healthy recipes Chicken Parmesan    

Delicious Spinach Meat Lasagna Recipe

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Do you love lasagna as much as I do?  It is a personal favorite, especially when I can eat it without guilt.  Today I am sharing my recipe for a protein, vitamin packed spinach and ground sirloin lasagna.  I use cottage cheese in place of half of the ricotta cheese to cut back on fat, with no compromise in taste!

Best Lasagna Recipes

INGREDIENTS:

12 lasagna noodles

1 pound lean ground sirloin or ground turkey

2 minced garlic cloves

24 ounces marinara sauce

16 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained

2 cups cottage cheese

2 cups ricotta cheese

2 cups shredded mozzarella

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 egg

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Boil lasagna noodles per instructions.  While they are boiling, cook and crumble ground meat in large skillet.  Pour off grease.

Add garlic to meat and cook 2 more minutes.

Add marinara to meat, stir and remove from heat.

Strain spinach and remove excess water.

Combine cottage cheese, ricotta, spinach, 1 cup of mozzarella, parmesan, egg, salt and pepper in mixing bowl.

Spread a thin layer of sauce with meat on bottom of 9x13 inch baking dish.

Place 3 cooked lasagna noodles over sauce.

Spread 1/3 of cheese mixture over noodles and spoon 3/4 cup of sauce over the cheese.

Repeat these layers, topping final layer of noodles with remaining sauce and remaining cup of mozzarella.

Bake in preheated oven at 375°F for 45 minutes.  Enjoy!

Lean Cuisine & More Frozen Goodies at Sam’s Club

Lean Cuisine Sam's Club #CBias #SocialFabric #FrozenFavorites Do you shop at Sam's Club?  I have one not to far from me, and when I can remember the resolution I made to save by buying in bulk, I stop by for the things my family loves.  I am the first to admit that cooking is not one of my faves, so the frozen foods section is a go to spot.  It is not that I don't like to cook, it is the time involved.  Being a healthy eater married to a healthy eater, I love the idea of being in control of what is going into each meal, so cooking from scratch would be great... if I had a clone.  Healthy frozen meals that don't break the bank are the perfect solution for me.  That is why I was so thrilled to have this opportunity with Sam's Club and Lean Cuisine. Lean Cuisine Sam's Club #CBias #SocialFabric #FrozenFavorites

I love Sam's Club's Signage.  My 30's have brought with them a less keen sense of vision, so I appreciate not having to squint to see what is where.

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$11.25 for 6 meals that are ready in 3 minutes and have 22o calories?  Um... yes, please.  Does it get any more budget friendly, healthy meal than that?  The 6 pack contains 2 each of Sesame Chicken, Ginger Garlic Stir-Fry and Chicken Teriyaki Stir-Fry.  They all sound fabulous.  I opted for the Chicken Teriyaki Stir-Fry and steamed broccoli florets (also from this trip to Sam's Club.  This was super simple and quick to prepare.  Not only that, but did I mention I got six meals for under $12?

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I am quite delighted with the Lean Cuisine new Asian Flavor 6-pack at Sam’s Club. I will definitely be grabbing one of these on my next trip!   You can check out more photos and details of my shopping trip to Sam's in tornado like weather by checking out my Google+ story:  My Sam's Club #FrozenFavorites Adventure.  Join me and become a fan and follower of Lean Cuisine on Facebook and Twitter. I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and (Nestle) LEAN CUISINE #CBias #SocialFabric.  All opinions are my own.