A New Year and a Low Calorie Meal

We have a lot of plans for this year and all the things that we want to do or become, and as a new year comes around I know that everyone starts to try anew, and make new goals and resolutions. One of our goals this year is to exercise regularly and eat healthy, so I am keeping my ears, eyes and stomach open to new healthier recipes, (though we will probably be doing this one step at a time, we do love our carbs.) But I do have a delicious recipe to share with you! This is a good lunch or dinner recipe!

Exploding Chicken Taquitos by: Hungry Girl 

1 – 10 oz can white Chicken meat

8 – 6 inch Corn Tortillas

1/2  c Salsa

1/3 c Fat Free Cheddar Cheese

1/4 tsp Taco Seasoning Mix

Fat-Free sour Cream, as dip

1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees, and spray baking sheet with non-stick spray. Shred chicken and mix chicken and salsa together and let sit in the fridge for 15 minutes.

2. Wrap tortillas in damp paper towels and steam 1 min in microwave.  Add in cheddar cheese and taco seasoning to the salsa and chicken mixture and stir together.

3. Use 2 tbsp of filling for each tortilla and spread out almost to the edge. Then roll them up and place on baking sheet. Cook for 14-16 minutes until nice and crispy.

4. Serve with salsa and fat-free sour cream.

This is delicious and healthy having only 197 Calories for 2 Taquitos!!

I hope that this year we all can work a little harder and a with a little more dedication on our goals and resolutions. What are some of your goals at the start of this year?

Plums are Purple and Snickers are Sweet,

From my family to yours…

Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Even before I knew anything at all about cooking, I felt I was a master of Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. So Simple, but so delicious, and classic. The recipe below has been modified to my taste, but I will make a note with the original heat level. This is delicious for lunch or dinner, and is not difficult to make.

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Spicy Tomato Cheese Soup


1  can of Campbell’s Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup

8 oz shredded Mexican Cheese Blend

1 Loaf of Bread, either Ciabatta, French, or a regular high-quality bread, sliced 1/2″ thick

1/2 stick of Butter


1 can of Campbell’s Condensed Tomato Soup

1 can of Campbell’s Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup

1 c of Milk*

2 c Spicy Vegetable Juice*

2 tsp Hot Sauce

1 tsp Italian Seasonings

Sandwiches: 1. Heat a pan over medium heat on the stove. In a bowl combine the Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup with the shredded cheese. Spread the cheese mixture over bread slices, and butter the outside of the bread. Place the sandwiches in the pan and cook until golden brown on both sides, and the cheese has become melted.

Soup: 2.Combine all the soup ingredients in a medium saucepan, and heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Serve in smaller bowls, or mugs with the sliced sandwiches.

*Omit the 1 c of Milk and add another cup of Spicy Vegetable Juice, if you like Spicy-Medium heat in your foods.

This is also a great “Leftover Item,” especially when there is just two to feed. Just leave the soup in the fridge and the cheese spread in a Tupperware bowl, again in the fridge, and when you feel like having more, all you’ll need to do is heat up a pan to cook the grilled cheese and reheat the soup! Super easy and still delicious!

Do you have a twist on a Classic recipe that is your favorite? Tell me about it!