Sunday, February 5, 2012

Baked Crab Rangoons

Soooooooo....I was craving chinese food earlier this week. And not just ANY Chinese food. I was craving those yummy fried crab rangoons. I used to eat those by the bag, lol. And seeing as how I no longer weigh what I USED to, and never, EVER want to weigh that again, I decided NOT to get them. 

I did, however, decide to make my own.

Now, I won't lie. I'm not gonna sit here and say they taste EXACTLY like the real thing. But they are a damn fine alternative.  Plus, they have none of the guilt! :)

one package wonton wrappers (between 48-50 squares)
8 oz neufchatel cheese (or low fat cream cheese)
2 cups imitation crab meat (or real crab, i'm just a cheapskate haha)
.5 tsp lite soy sauce (reduced sodium)
1.5 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 diced green onion (I didn't have any, so the pics don't have it)


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) Finely chop crab meat. I put mine in the food processor.

3) In a bowl, combine crab meat, cheese, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, and green onion. Mix until well combined.

4) Lay out wonton wrappers, and measure 1/2 tablespoon of mixture onto the center of each one.

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5) Wrap however you want. I think the little "purses" get the most even color, whereas the egg roll wrap doesn't get much color, and the triangles get lots of colors. Use your preference of "crispiness" and fold however you prefer. (see pic below)

6) Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray, and put all the rangoons on so that they're not touching, but they can be really close to one another. When they're all on the tray, spray them lightly with cooking spray. This will help them to brown.

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7) Bake for 15-17 minutes, remove from oven, and enjoy!!!

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I got 50 rangoons from this recipe. For 2 pieces:
Calories - 80
Protein - 3
Fiber - 0
Carbs -11

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Foil Bake with Broccoli, Potato, and Chicken

Dinner in a foil bag! Clean-up doesn't get ANY easier than that, lol. Super simple and yummy....all the ingredients make an awesome dipping sauce for everything in the bottom of the foil pack. Hubby said "wow, this is really good". 




1 lb. raw chicken, cut into cubes
1/2 onion, sliced thin
6 oz. mushrooms, cut into bite-size pieces
2 large baking potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
12 oz frozen broccoli
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 cup shredded cheddar
Mrs. Dash (any flavor would work, but I used a combo of "chicken" & "onion and herb")
2 tbsp light bbq sauce
2 tbsp light honey dijon dressing


1) Preheat oven to 375.

Marinate chicken in bbq sauce and honey dijon for 30 mins or more.

3) Put potatoes, onions, mushrooms, garlic, and Mrs. Dash in a gallon plastic bag and shake, shake, shake.

4) Lay out four LARGE pieces of tin foil. Spray the center of each piece with cooking spray.

5) In the center of each piece, measure out equal amounts of the potato mixture. You'll want to use a measuring cup for each one, to ensure they all cook evenly.

6) Measure out equal amounts of the broccoli on top of the potato mixture.

7) Measure out equal amounts of the chicken on top of the potato/broccoli, and top each with 1/4 c of cheese.

8) Fold each tin foil piece up and over the filling, and fold over several times, making a good seal. Do this on the sides of the packs too. You'll want to leave a little room in there so that the food can steam well.

9) Put all 4 foil packs on a cookie sheet and bake for 70 mins.

10) When you remove them from the oven, poke holes in the top of each pack with a knife to let the steam escape. BE CAREFUL --- IT'S HOT!

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I made 4 packs even though there's only two of us. And I'm not freezing it, bc we're eating the leftovers tomorrow, but I don't see why you couldn't! :)

Each pack:
Calories - 341
Protein - 33
Fiber - 6
Carbs -44