I don't know if I've mentioned, but we're going to New Orleans for a short holiday over the Thanksgiving weekend. In preparation, I've been wanting to try out some cajun and creole flavors, which guided my choice of dinner tonight. I modified the recipe heavily - as I know I'm sensitive to "heat" (vs. spice). I used just a dusting of cajun dry spice, and about half the suggested creole mustard. I added two tablespoons of heavy cream to the sauce at the end.
It was also a night to experiment with red bell peppers - I've always "not liked" peppers, but decided that I needed to try them again. Turns out I was pleasantly surprised! They were very sweet, and not at all mushy. I'll definitely be including their vitamin rich goodness in more recipes from now on.
- 3/4 cup Kashi Go Lean! cereal
- 1/3 cup whole milk
- Salad composed of 1.5 cups romaine, 1 roma tomato, 2 radishes, 1/2 oz low-fat mexican blend cheese, 2.6 oz left over mojo marinated chicken, 1 tbsp chipotle ranch dressing
- 1/2 oz cashews
- approximately 1/3 of a half recipe Andouille Sausage and Shrimp with Creole Mustard Sauce (modified as above)
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
Daily Totals: 911 calories, 41.9g fat, 70.3g carbohydrates, 18.2g sugars, 74.4g protein