I love weekends – sleeping in – lounging in pajamas – drinking coffee and I have no problem getting up and a few minutes later – getting busy in my kitchen. These breakfast egg rolls are great – you can literally change it up with whatever veggies you have left over for the week, I used 2 eggs, but you could even make it lower in Smart Points by using egg whites.
My original recipe I used olive oil to cook them in a small skillet – this time I used Pam cooking spray.
My husband and I walked around this afternoon getting stuff for Easter Baskets – so we walked about 3 miles I would say. We were on the fence going to our local high school track – I wasn’t feeling like running but I thought I could walk more – so we changed into our work out clothes and headed over.
We had the track to ourselves almost the whole time! I walked another 2.5 miles – and just doing other chores around the house I’m at 19k steps today! Whoop!
Since I work up late – I didn’t have lunch – I knew I wanted to make something with Chicken for dinner – I call this my skinny crunchy chicken. I have a grill pan from Williams Sonoma for the stove, so I cook it on there – it turns out great every time.
Take 2 chicken breasts - mine were HUGE - so I cut them horizontally to make skinny cutlets. It makes cooking them so much easier since they are all even in size.
(photo courtesy of www.afoodcentriclife.com
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
In a medium bowl, add 1 cup skim milk and add the cut chicken. (this helps keep the coating on).
In a gallon Ziploc bag - add 1 cup Panko bread crumbs with black pepper, paprika and garlic salt.
Remove chicken from skim milk and place one piece of chicken at a time into the Ziploc bag and shake to coat. Do this with all the pieces - add more panko if needed.
Using a grill pan - coat it with cooking spray and add enough chicken to fill the pan. Use low - medium heat and cook each side for 4 minutes. I had to do two batches, so the first batch I kept warm in my oven at 250 degrees.
To figure out the points - I weighed 6 oz. of chicken which is 4 Smart Points and added 2 more Smart Points for the coating. This turned out so great!
With dinner I made a quick orzo spinach feta salad - you can definitely make this ahead of time and chill in the fridge.
2 cups cooked orzo
3 cups torn fresh spinach
1 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. black pepper
juice of 1/2 lemon
zest of 1 lemon
4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
In a large bowl add all the ingredients, stir to combine. I didn't add salt since the feta is kind of salty - so taste it and season it to your own taste. Store in the fridge until ready to eat.