If you have been around for a while you know that a few weeks ago I started posting a recipe every Sunday night, but not just any recipe – a healthy recipe tailored towards busy people who still want to eat healthy. Sort of my way to prove that it can be done, you can still eat healthy even when you feel you have no time to cook. (If you’re new – surprise and welcome.)
Feel free to check out some of my previous quick and easy, yet low calorie, delicious recipes:
Skinny Chocolate Covered Banana Muffins
Skinny Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Speedy Buffalo Chicken Soup
Mexican Chicken Crock Pot
Low Calorie Pulled BBQ Chicken (Crock Pot recipe):
2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8oz. (1 cup) BBQ sauce
– (Be careful BBQ varies in calories from about 20-80 calories per 2 Tbsp. Try to find a reduced calorie version. Mine only had 20 calories per serving.)
8oz. (1 cup) diet calorie free cola
1 tsp. seasoning salt
Plus any bread, bun, or condiment you may want.
– Pour 8oz. (1 cup) each of the diet soda and BBQ sauce into the Crock Pot.
(If you use less chicken be sure to reduce the amounts listed above.)
– Place 2lbs. of chicken into Crock Pot.
– Shake 1 tsp. seasoning salt on top of chicken.
– Press chicken into the mixture so it is submerged in deliciousness.
– Turn Crock Pot on low and let it cook for about 6-8 hours while you’re at work
* It only takes about 5 minutes to prep this so you can be out the door to work on time and have a fabulous dinner waiting when you come home.
– Then after 6-8 hours, when you get home from work, take the lid off and shred the chicken. It should be tender enough that you can do this by just putting a fork into the Crock Pot and whisking it around.
– Turn the mixture down to warm and let it cook for 30-60 minutes more in order to soak in more of that delicious sauce. After that eat it plain or on your favorite bun/bread.
All together this recipe makes 4 cups of pulled BBQ chicken. Since I am quite a fabulous eater I don’t believe in any of those tiny half cup BBQ portions sizes (not enough), so I split this recipe into four 1 cup servings. Each cup of pulled BBQ chicken only has 260 calories and 3 grams of fat! Wow!
I discovered my love for BBQ, macaroni and cheese, pimento cheese, and deviled eggs when I moved south to my new hometown – Charleston, SC.
Are you in love with any foods specific to your town/region?
Nov. 11 – Today I #givethanks for mindlessly fun TV. Sunday night is the one time I make sure to let myself relax by just sitting and watching TV and it is wonderful – Once Upon a Time at 8:00 followed by Property Bros. at 9:00. (Have I mentioned the Bros. are both above 6’5, good to look at, and handy… hello new favorite show!)