Kick up your cheese noodles (what we called Homemade Macaroni and Cheese growing up) with this Instant Pot Healthy Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese. Quick side note – below you will see instructions on how to make this recipe without an Instant Pot too. I wanted my healthy Mac to have staying power (meaning I[Read More…]
Happy Tuesday all! Today was a good day, not because my first meeting was at 6 am and I think my brain worked better at this hour. It was a good day because Below Deck is on tonight! Ok, there were definitely alot of other highlights too.
Fast breakfast on the go that I talked The Husband through making while I did my make up.
1.5 scrambled eggs, Banana Berry Muffin and 1/2 a Sumo Orange. (4 sp).My awesome coworker sent me a message on her way in to see if I wanted a coffee – Yes, please!
Tall nonfat cappuccino with caramel on top of the foam only (2 sp).Although not beautiful, I had a serving of this vegetarian WW Sweet Potato black bean chili (3 sp) I made on Sunday.
Sweet, smoky, spicy and perfect for the rainy day we had.Served up with a veggies and Homemade Fat Free Ranch (16 oz 0% Greek yogurt plus hidden valley dip mix).I felt “snacky” all afternoon so I grazed on these items for the next 5 hours.I ended up eating the entire snack bag of Trader Joe’s cashews (5 sp).Our dinner tonight was not on the plan but when my sister sent me this Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken it quickly became the plan.
My thoughts were – that looks so good, dinner in 15 minutes and I have everything on hand!
Here is my healthy spin.
I used zero point chicken breast tenders with 1 Tbsp olive oil to saute the chicken.
They should say chicken will stick (not that it might)…but that’s ok because it will come off under Pressure.After slightly browning, pour the honey sesame sauce over the chicken. Seal and pressure cook for 8 minutes.Quick release, then saute for 2 minutes to thicken the sauce.The honey sesame sauce is slightly sweet, tangy, salty and spicy. This recipe makes alot of sauce so I reduced my points based on how much I used.
My favorite thing is how it infuses the chicken so you taste it throughout instead of just on top.
I had 1/4 of the Honey Sesame Chicken (2 sp) with 1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Organic brown rice (3 sp) and snap peas.19 Daily WWFreestyle Smartpoints, 5K steps
My dessert is going to be 10 Peanut M&Ms for 5 Smartpoints.