"I was recently searching around the internet for some healthy recipes (just started Weight Watchers), and I came across your website. I love it! The shopping list is great! Please add more recipes! :)" -Lee Hayes

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Cinncinati Chili

Take out:
Good ole fashioned Cincinnati Chili is made with fatty beef and more fatty cheese on top of pudgy pasta (you know the stuff we used to eat before they discovered whole wheat).

Fake out:
Use 99% fat-free turkey chili , high fiber whole wheat spaghetti (there are so many brands to choose from) and low fat cheddar cheese. I should mention again that although I prefer low-fat cheese to fat-free because it is much better tasting , it is sometimes hard to find so another option is to make your own blend of cheese mixing fat-free cheese with regular cheese. First thing to do is get your water boiling while you prepare. Just before the spaghetti is cooked heat up your chili with a teaspoon of cinnamon & then pour it on top of spaghetti (isn't that a song???). Cinnamon is the key to this recipe so you may need to adjust according to your taste. The trick is to have enough where you can taste it but can't recognize it as cinnamon. Lastly, gently grate your cheddar cheese or cheeses on top.
Tip: You can spice it up to your liking using chili pepper. Even if you don't like it hot you should use a dabble of this because it adds a certain sharpness that rounds out the cinnamon.

Nutrition totals per serving:
Calories 420, 6.5 Fat g, Fiber 13g, 6 Points
Cost per serving: $1.65

Shopping List:

Chili- Serves 2, Cost per serving $1.10

Nutrition Facts (Serving Size 1 cup) Calories 210, Fat 3g, Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 1200mg, Fiber 6g, Protein 17g = 3 points

Whole Wheat Spaghetti- Serves 8, Cost per serving $0.25

Nutrition Facts (Serving Size 2 oz.) Calories 180, Fat 1.5g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 0mg, Fiber 7g, Protein 0g = 2 points

2% Cheddar- Serves 16, Cost per serving $0.30

Nutrition Facts (Serving Size 0.5 oz.) Calories 30, Fat 2g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 100mg, Fiber 0g, Protein 4.5g = 2 points

No comments: