Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Weigh~Down Wednesday

Welcome to Weigh~Down Wednesday!
I am starting a new feature to my blog!

Blubber BeGone
Every Wednesday I will be posting healthy and delicious recipes
designed specifically to help the blubber be gone - far away!!
I hope you will all join me weekly for some mouth-watering
treats, helpful tips & tricks, inspiration and encouragement! 

Last night I made a meal for my family that was:
hearty & healthful & heavenly
It began by this bountiful baking sheet full of fresh kale! 

Have you ever had baked kale? 
This was a first for me - and we love it!!!
We can all thank Hungry Girl for this fabulous snack!
It is my go-to site for all things decadent and guilt-free!

Baked Kale

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 64 calories,
1g fat, 212mg sodium, 13g carbs,
2.5g fiber, 0g sugars, 4.25g protein 
PointsPlus® value 0*
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

2 c fresh kale leaves
olive oil cooking spray
dash of salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place kale leaves on a baking sheet sprayed with olive oil nonstick spray.
Spritz leaves with the nonstick spray and sprinkle with salt.
Bake in the oven until crispy, 5 - 8 minutes, for a potato-chip-like snack.
The edges get browned and the kale becomes super crisp -
 curbs the crunch craving!!

I also made an easy-peasy and very pleasing ~
Lemon Herb Chicken
You can bake, pan saute or grill this fantastic chicken!  

This is a very flavorful and savory dish that you can whip up in a snap!
I paired mine with the most incredible black bean soup and yellow rice.
Be proud fellow Blubberettes - I did not partake of the rice even though
I have a definite addiction...weakness for my beloved rice!
Lemon Herb Chicken would be delightful sliced and served on top
of a fresh, crisp green salad - yum!!!  

Lemon Herb Chicken
8 chicken cutlets
2 lemons
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/4 c fresh parsley
1-1/2 t oregano
1 t thyme
1/2 t lemon pepper seasoning 
olive oil spray
kosher salt
fresh cracked black pepper
Place chicken cutlets on a baking sheet sprayed with olive oil.
Spray cutlets with olive oil - season with salt and pepper.
Rub fresh minced garlic on top of cutlets.
Zest one lemon and cover cutlets with grated peel.
Juice lemon and pour on top - then add all the spices.
Cut second lemon in thin slices and place on each cutlet.
Bake @ 350 for 20 minutes.
Top with fresh parsley.  

I am linking to the following parties:

Miz Helen’s Country CottageIt's a KeeperPhotobucket



  1. Ok now I am so thankful you linked these recipes
    to Made it on Monday!
    With that said....WOMAN YOU DO NOT NEED TO LOOSE WEIGHT!!!
    Sorry I yelled....I just wanted to make sure you heard me! :) I love you just the way you are!

  2. Concetta,
    It was suppose to be a pig instead of a hippo mascot!!!! What were you thinking????
    love to all,

  3. I am absolutely honored that you would've voted for my psuedo Italian recipe :) I think you are the person I should be getting my Italian recipes from however! Thank you so much for returning the follow. This looks delicious

  4. I've never tried kale, will have to give it a go! If you're looking for a yummy, filling low fat recipe, then check out my Greek Lentil Soup recipe, really tasty, filling AND low fat.Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.
    x Marnie

  5. Hi! Following you from the Boost my blog Friday blog hop! I Hope you visit my Cajun blog and return the follow!
    - Jessica @

  6. That lemon herb chicken sounds yummy! I love healthy recipes :) Thanks for showing off your delicious recipe at These Chicks Cook :) I hope you can come by with another great recipe Wednesday. Have a fantastic weekend!

  7. I'm a recent kale convert, and I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. Thank you so much for linking to Food on Fridays--I will try this next time I get a bunch from the supermarket!

  8. yum! I have never tried kale but i may have to now! I am your newest follower and I would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  9. Hi Concetta,
    This is such a lovely Chicken dish with those wonderful Kale Chips. We would just love this recipe it has really great flavor. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

  10. This is such a healthful and simple dish! Can't wait to try it! Thank you for sharing!

    BTW, I'm hosting a little Giveaway on my blog. Please stop by to enter when you have a chance. Here's the link:

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  11. I have been wanting to try that kale. I have seen it in several magazines. It looks delicious and a alternative to chips and so much better for you. Thanks for linking this up to HSH!


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