Emy Mac made dinner last night!
Chicken Meatballs w/ Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Steamed Broccoli
- 1 lb. ground chicken breast
- 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
- oregano, basil, thyme and black pepper
- store-bought marinara sauce (look for healthy options that do not exceed 40 calories per 1/2-cup serving)
- steamed broccoli
- whole-wheat pasta
- optional: 1 tsp. Parmesan cheese
In a medium pot, warm the marinara sauce on low heat. Mix the spices with the ground chicken breast and shape into small meatballs. Gently drop the balls into the warmed marinara sauce. Cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until meatballs are cooked through. Serve with 1/2 cup cooked pasta and 1-1/2 cups steamed broccoli.
Makes 4 servings of Meatballs.
Nutritional info: 335 calories, 10 grams fat, 7 grams fiber, 29.5 grams protein, 35 grams carbohydrates
And you better believe I filled myself up on broccoli…mmm…broccoli…b/c I’m trying to ease my portion sizes down and the guide said I can eat as many veggies as I want this week.
So I did.
But not as much as Jerry. The man loves broccoli like he was self deprived of it for 20 years…b/c he was. Weirdo. Who doesn’t love broccoli?!
And on that note I leave you with this:
Calphalon, you make the most beautiful cookware.
When I use one of my three Calphalon pans, my heart sings.
So, why, on God’s green Earth where all things are holy am I using a divine 13″ Calphalon Contemporary pan lid to cover a sauce pan?
This girl is broke, dear, Calphalon, and would love nothing more than to add some of your delicious pots to her collection and recycle the mismatched weirdos that stare jealously at the gorgeousness of her three pretty pans.
If there is any way to be added to a “product testing” team, Calphalon, count me in!
…or if you could swing me a win for your awesome contest you have going on right now, that would be awesome, too. (I’d even be cool with being one of the 3 lucky monthly winners). :)
PP Um, can we please agree that I just rocked the socks of off #16 on day 2 of the month! (That is correct, I have never cooked meatballs before. I’m Irish Lithuanian, K?)