Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

This is a great “hardy meal” that still has that low fat, high protein density to keep you full and satisfied. I love this recipe because it gives you that “home cooked meal” feeling, without overloading on the fat. This recipe is also super easy and quick for those busy people out there.

Makes  one  9” pie, serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 frozen pie crusts (or the rolled up pie crusts, if you have a pie pan already handy)
  • 2 cans of cream of chicken soup (98% fat free version)
  • 1 bag of frozen mixed veggies*
  • 2 chicken breasts

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350oF. Cook chicken breast thoroughly. I like to put two breasts in a crock pot with water. This allows the chicken to pull apart easily, and I’m still fascinated with the “Throw stuff in a bowl and hours later it is magically cooked” concept. Cooking the chicken in the pan is perfectly fine too. Either way, make you’re your chicken is cooked thoroughly then cut it up into small pieces. Steam the veggies in the microwave as directed. In a big bowl, mix the chicken pieces,  cream of chicken soup, and mixed veggies until evenly distributed. Pour the mixture into one of the pie crusts. If you have a second pie crust in a tin pie pan, peel it out of the pan, and lay the dough on top of the other filled pie. Pinch the two crusts together all the way around the edges.  Poke 4-5 holes in the center of the pie for ventilation. Bake for 30 minutes or until the edges reach a golden brown consistency.

*Note: you can use a can of mixed vegetables, however, I find this to be pretty salty, so I would recommend rinsing the veggies in a strainer to help reduce the salty taste.

This recipe can also be used in to make four little personal pies. You can use Pillsbury rolled pie crusts for tops if they don’t come with their own. Just re roll each crust into 2 flat lids.

Enjoy your homemade chicken pot pie!
~HealthyGirl

 

Skip the McMuffin. Make a Healthy Breakfast Sandwich

Looking for a breakfast that will actually keep you full? Something that tastes good and is easy to make? Try my healthy breakfast sandwich! Being a huge fan of the McMuffin, I wanted to make something that tasted good, but was better for my health. By using whole wheat bagels and a poached egg, this simple recipe is full of protein and fiber, and will help keep you full until lunch time.

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole wheat bagel
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice of cheese
  • 1 slice of ham or turkey bacon
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions: Put your bagel in the toaster and start poaching your egg. If you would like some tips about how to make the perfect poached egg, I will be posting a how-to video soon! When your bagel is done, lay your cheese over one side to help it to melt. Cook your turkey bacon or sliced ham in a separate pan. (This should be easy since both are usually pre-cooked, you are just warming these up). Place the ham or turkey bacon on the other slice of bagel. When your egg is poached, salt and pepper it to taste, and sandwich it in the middle. (This is important if you like your eggs runny. If you put your egg on the very top or bottom, it will squirt and get messy real quick.) Grab a few napkins just in case, and enjoy!

~HealthyGirl

Mimi’s Split Pea Soup Recipe

Try this split pea soup recipe for a tasty, fulfilling, and HEALTHY meal. This meal is packed with fiber and healthy vitamins including Vitamin A, C, K and B6. This meal is great for weight loss and general overall health. This recipe was created my my aunt, Mimi Keller, so all the credit goes to her on this one.

This recipe serves 5-6 people.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of split peas
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 whole red onion (chopped)
  • 1 small bag baby carrots
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 ham hocks
  • 2-4 tbs minced garlic
  • 1 cup cilantro (1/4 stems, 3/4 leaves)
Mix ingredients in large spaghetti pot (5qt). Let ingredients simmer on low or 3 for several hours, stirring occasionally. After three hours or so, the soup will begin to feel thick on the bottom, and runny on top. Turn of the heat and let it sit for a few minutes to thicken. Salt and pepper to taste!
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Enjoy!
~HealthyGirl