Showing posts with label cheat day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cheat day. Show all posts

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cheat Day Recipes.... Crescent Roll Edition

I never though I was a big carb person- other than pasta- until I started a low carb diet. It sort of just slapped me in the face. One of my favorite things is crescent rolls. Last year (probably where the extra 20 lbs came from), I really became obsessed with these little things. It was definitely a staple for the last year. I have a million recipes that I could share with these little delicious things, but I could only find 2 different pictures, so I will share two instead of a million.

Stuffed Pizza Rolls

These are super, super easy!!! Perfect party food or a quick dinner! They are also kid friendly!
1 Roll of Crescent Rolls
4 Mozzerella (or cheese of your choice) String Cheese Sticks
Pepperoni (I used the really big ones)
Marinara Sauce (or ranch)
Roll out the crescent rolls. Place pepperoni on each roll. Cut cheese stick in half. Place a piece on top of pepperoni. Roll crescent roll up. 

Bake for 8 minutes on 350. Dip in sauce!
Yum, Yum!

Buffalo Chicken Roll Up

4 Grilled Chicken tenderloins, cut into pieces
1/4 cup of buffalo sauce, plus 2 tbsp. 
1/2 cup sour cream
ranch seasoning packet (1/2 of it)
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 roll of the crescent roll sheets

Put chicken and buffalo sauce in a bowl, and let the chicken absorb the sauce.
In a bowl, mix 2 tbsp of of buffalo sauce with ranch mix and sour cream. 
Spread over the unrolled crescent roll sheet. 
Place chicken over sour cream mix. 
Top with shredded cheese.
Carefully roll the log. 
Bake on 350 for 18-20 minutes.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Cheat Day Recipes, Pasta Edition... Alfredo, Carbonara

I cannot tell you how many times I get asked for my Alfredo recipe. I posted it on my other blog some time back, but I haven't posted it on this blog or added pictures, so I figured it's about time. I will start by saying that I do not measure anything when I cook this... I just add until it looks right; therefore you may have to adjust the measurements a tad.

Chicken Alfredo

3 tbsp. of butter
3 cloves of garlic
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
salt and pepper

pasta of choice
protein of choice

extra parmesan for topping

In a saucepan, melt butter. Add garlic, and cook until soft.

Add cream, and bring to a low boil.

Add cheese, cut heat down, and stir until cheese has melted.

Season with salt and pepper- you do not need a lot of salt, but I add A LOT of pepper!

Add past to saucepan and stir. Top with Grilled Protein and shredded cheese.

Serve with crusty garlic bread and salad :)

This one is relatively new to me. I have come to LOVE this one almost more than alfredo.

Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara


3 slices of bacon, diced
3 tbsp. butter
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup of cream cheese
splash of cream
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
fresh basil

protein of choice
pasta of choice

In a saucepan, cook bacon and garlic in butter until bacon is cooked.

Add cream cheese and whisk until smooth. Add parmesan and cream. Whisk until you have a sauce consistency. I like mine thick.

Toss in pasta and grilled chicken and shrimp.

Top with fresh basil and parmesan.

Serve with crusty garlic bread and a salad!