Tag Archives: low-cal

Mexican Chicken and Cauliflower Rice

6 Jun

Mexican Chicken and Cauliflower Rice | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Remember that time when I was Paleo for three weeks? Yeah, that didn’t turn out well; it’s not a lifestyle I can commit to. And you’re all thinking ‘duh, you bake cookies every other day!’ Yeah, well, …. um… shut up! I’m glad I tried it though, because I learned a lot of cool stuff about food and cooking, like, cauliflower can be made into ANYTHING!

I knew it made for good soup already. And remember those Cauliflower Wraps? Well now, I bring you… Cauliflower Rice!

Is there anything this beige Brassicaceae can’t do? Continue reading

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Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

21 Feb

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Apparently the Paleo Pancakes trend has come and gone. Throughout January, my post on Simple Paleo Pancakes (the kind that involves one banana and two eggs) was pulling big traffic into my site. Either everyone has now figured out how to make the two-ingredient paleo pancakes and no longer needed to search, or everyone has given up on eating healthy and is making thick and fluffy buttermilk pancakes these days. I, however, will resurrect the paleo pancake today. I will be Justin Timberlake : I’m bringing Paleo Pancakes back. Continue reading

Three Bean Tacos

14 Feb

Three Bean Tacos | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Remember how I said that there are some vegan foods that miraculously taste like there’s meat in them? This is one of those foods. Now technically, since I like to put cheese on these, they are not vegan, but that’s the only thing you’d need to change to be vegan certified. You know what they say: you can take the girl out of Wisconsin … but you couldn’t pry cheese from my cold dead hands! Or something like that. Continue reading

Coconut Curry Chili

30 Jan

Coconut Curry Chili | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Chili is not chilly at all. It’s hot. Maybe, from now on, we should call it hottie? That would be a totally appropriate name for this really, because it is sooooo good. It’s delicious, it’s easy to make, it’s colorful, it’s good for you. This is the kind of chili (hottie) you’ll want to take home to meet your parents. You can see a future with this chili; one with a house, kids and a dog. It’s perfect. How did you breathe before there was Coconut Curry Chili?

This recipe was on the cover of last year’s Clean Eating “Comfort Foods” magazine and I’ve probably made it three or four times since then. I have a hard time finding barley at my grocery store, so I generally use a “Harvest Grain Mix” from Trader Joe’s that is a combination of Israeli cous cous, quinoa, baby garbanzo beans and orzo. I also have a hard time finding “tomato puree” in my store, so I use a combination of one can crushed tomatoes (15 oz) and one can tomato puree (6 oz).

Coconut Curry Chili | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
If it just so happens that you don’t like the flavor of curry, then you need to suck it up, admit you’re wrong, and eat it anyway. Just kidding. If you aren’t a fan of curry, don’t worry, it’s not a strong curry flavor (in my opinion and I LOVE curry). I can actually taste more of the coconut in this. Plus, it’s chili (I mean hottie) so you can adjust those flavors to your preference. That is the beauty of cooking versus baking; adjust on the fly as you go. Cooking is jazz; improvise.

Have I mentioned yet that you can eat two and a half cups of this hottie (you know, the chili) for only 340 calories? It also has 17 grams of protein, even though it has no meat! That has to be music to the ears of you New Years Resolutioners. And you better be sticking with it, it’s still January for Pete’s sake. (Question, who is Pete and why do we invoke his name when we don’t want to use the Lord’s in vein? My first guess is he’s Jesus’ half brother, but I never went to Sunday school, so I could be wrong.)

Coconut Curry Chili | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Make this hottie now. It makes a large batch so you can share it and maybe even pull in a hottie who admires your cooking skills (in this case by hottie, I mean a handsome gentleman or lady).

Oh crap. Can I still call this a hottie if it’s not spicy? I forgot to mention that it’s not spicy, which I dig, cause I don’t do spicy. Throw some tabasco in it if you want a spicy hottie. Ok, I give up on my “hottie” idea. I just got an image of Sofía Vergara in a giant pot after that last line. Go make chili.

PS – Vegan. Ha! Gotchya!

Coconut Curry Chili
by Clean Eating

Ingredients
1 1/2 tsp red curry paste
1 tsp ground cumin
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
1/2 cup uncooked bulgur
1/2 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed (2 cups)
1 large green bell pepper, chopped (2 cups)
3 cups cooked kidney beans or BPA-free canned kidney beans, drained and rinsed well
1/2 cup light coconut milk
2 cups jarred or boxed tomato purée (aka passata)
2 scallions, chopped
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Directions
In a four quart pot, add curry paste, cumin and a bit of broth. Mash mixture and stir until paste is no longer in lumps. Add remaining broth, bulgur, potato and bell pepper. Set over high heat and bring mixture to a boil. Cover tightly, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes.

Add beans, coconut milk and tomato purée to pot and stir. Cook, uncovered, for seven minutes, until bulgur is tender and chili is thick. Stir in scallions and black pepper and serve.

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

16 Jan

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
It’s been raining for three straight days in Atlanta. I’m pretty sure it’s been overcast for a full week. While I don’t miss the frozen, snowy winters of Wisconsin, I have to admit a winter buried in snow is at least bright and pretty; as opposed to a winter running to and from your car under a grey sky. I think I’ve even lost track of day time and night time at this point. Oh yeah, and apparently we’re all going to get the flu and die. Wooo! Happy 2013!

You know what’s going to cheer you up? Strawberry chocolate chip muffins. Oh heck yes. I know it’s winter and strawberries aren’t in season and that makes me the enemy of locavores everywhere, but I needed something to remind me that spring would be here eventually. And duh, it needs to have chocolate in it too.

If your frown still isn’t upside down on this one because you’re sticking with your New Year’s resolutions and you’re like “Damnit Red! I can’t be eating muffins right now!” then let me rock your world : these babies are only 140 calories each. Crikey! You could eat two! Continue reading

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