Friday, May 18, 2012

Chicken over Spinach with Avocado, Tomato and Goat Cheese

Tonight's healthy dinner creation was delicious. The creaminess of the goat cheese and avocado melted in your mouth, while the sauteed spinach gave it that perfect bite.   I have been trying to eat my carbs during the day and leaving dinner for a protein and vegetables, and it has made a definite difference on my waistline.

The whole process of cooking dinner is very relaxing and enjoyable for me. Maybe the glass of wine helps too.  Even if I'm alone for dinner, I cook something worthy of myself. This whole meal took under 10 minutes to cook in one pan.

The avocado in this recipe was used for a purpose. A Pinterest post claimed that avocados can be frozen and I wanted to experiment.   Since a whole avocado has 276 calories and the recommended serving size is 1/4, it makes sense to freeze the remaining three portions in a zip lock bag (air removed) adding a little lemon juice to keep the color alive.   Next week when I'm looking something to put on a tartine for lunch, I'll check out my avocado experiment.

Chicken over Spinach with Avocado, Tomato and Goat Cheese

Serves One - 382 calories per serving*

1 chicken cutlet thinly pounded - 4 oz.
2 heaping handfuls of fresh spinach
1/2 of tomato thinly sliced
1 oz of goat cheese
1 garlic finely chopped
1/4 avocado sliced
1 tsp of olive oil
S&P, fresh lemon juice

Heat oil in a non-stick pan.  Add garlic and warm.  Remove garlic and cook chicken for two minutes on each side.  Remove chicken from pan and add spinach and garlic.  Saute spinach until wilted.  Remove and drain spinach and arrange on plate.  Spread goat cheese on the top of the chicken cutlet and layer over spinach.  Place a few thinly slices tomatoes on top of chicken, add avocado, S&P and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and enjoy.

*calories calculated using MyFitnessPal App

1 comment:

  1. omg I am coming to dinner!
    I have been painting and writing through the day and then it is 8 or 9 and no elf in the kitchen ... thanks for the receipe.