Today’s hack is another amazing chicken dinner. Remember the Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken from week one? I know it’s practically impossible, but today’s is just as good. For more healthy meal ideas for your own weight loss journey, click the series graphic at the end of this post.
Since I’ve started making my own marinades, it’s been hard to buy anything bottled at the store. They just taste so. much. better. Outside of the Hawaiian Chicken marinade I found online, I love that this baked potato hack adds tons of flavor with no extra points if you use fat free salsa. For 7 Weight Watcher points, this meal is a steal.
3 pts per 3 oz. serving
This chicken recipe is another winner from Ruth at Living Well Spending Less. I used boneless skinless chicken tenders with the homemade marinade, and baked them at 400F for about 25 minutes. I’m still not in the habit of counting marinade calories because most of it gets tossed, so the tender and a half you see pictured above is my 3 point 3 ounce serving of absolute deliciousness. The tenders were sweet and moist and could easily be passed for an Asian-y dish.
Yes, I realize that’s not a word, but I think you get what I mean . . .
4 points per medium sized potato
Baked potatoes are only 4 Weight Watcher points, but nobody likes to eat them dry. Add a 1/3 cup of fat free salsa for a little extra moisture and a whole lot of flavor.
Just in case you need a quick refresher, I bake my potatoes in a 400F oven for about 55-60 minutes.
Side of Fruit
Notice how I’ve been adding a serving (or two) of fruit to my meals? Most fruit doesn’t cost any points, and it helps to make you feel fuller when you’re cutting back on your starch and protein portions. Substitute whatever you’d like, I added plums to the meal you see above.
Fresh sliced grilled pineapple would pair really, REALLY well with this meal, but our grills broke so you’ll have to tell me how it goes over at your place. See you next week . . .