Foodie Friday: A Sarah Fit Breakfast

Something very strange has happened in my house this week. We’ve gone out for dinner almost every night! And suddenly I realized I didn’t have an awesome recipe to share for my Foodie Friday post.

I turned to my trusty friend, Pinterest, for an awesome breakfast idea (since I’m also out of all of my breakfast staples) and came across this bad boy. Breakfast quinoa? Carrot cake? Done.

Diet Sarah Fit Hot Quinoa Carrot Cake Breakfast Cereal Laughing Cow Cinnamon Cream Cheese

It was a great decision. Such a fast prep and so tasty, I’m glad I have extra shredded carrots and quinoa ready for breakfast tomorrow too! I even went ahead and figured out the nutritional info so hopefully you’ll feel even more inclined to make this right away! And then head on over to SarahFit.com and thank Sarah for her delicious creation 🙂

Nutritional Stats
Per serving

280 Calories  /  8g Fat  /  46g Carbs  /  6g Fiber  /  11g Sugar  /  8g Protein

Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to Jennifer Shaw on winning a case of tortilla popchips! Please email me at Brittany@BarrAndTable.com with your address so I can forward it over to the wonderful people at popchips!

Jennifer Shaw says : September 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm
I love pop chips! I can’t wait to try tortilla, looks yummy!

And finally, a huge thanks to popchips for being an incredible FitBloggin’ sponsor and a great company to work with for this giveaway!

*Winner has until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, 10/7/12, to respond. If I don’t hear back from you, I will be choosing a new winner.

Foodie Friday: Garlic-Chipotle Love and a Popchips Giveaway!

If you haven’t already gathered from my last couple posts, FitBloggin’ was awesome! Part of what made it so awesome were all of the amazing sponsors.

One of my favorite sponsors of the weekend was popchips. Not only were the chips delicious (and kept us full all weekend), but the people were awesome too. Popchip rockstars, anyone? 😉
Skip to the giveaway!

Popchips Tortilla Chips FitBloggin 2012 Baltimore Maryland MD Barr & Table

With Mary, Kate, and Jami

They were there introducing the new line of tortilla chips and I can vouch for each of the flavors; amazing! The chips are light and airy, like the traditional popchips, but have the corn flavor, so you don’t miss a regular fried tortilla chip at all. When they asked if I was interested in doing a giveaway, how could I say no?!

Popchips teamed up with award-winning Chef Aaron Sanchez who created four recipes to pair with each of the flavors of the tortilla popchips and beer. The first recipe on the list caught my eye — Grilled Chicken Cemitas and Garlic-Chipotle Love with salsa tortilla popchips and Goose Island 312.

Just so happens, we have some Goose Island 312 in the fridge right now and who can turn down some garlic-chipotle love? Not us! I put my own spin on this recipe and am so happy to share it with you as it got rave reviews from my biggest critic (the fiancé, naturally)!

Fiesta Citrus Chicken and Garlic-Chipotle Love

Serves 2

Foodie Friday Fiesta Citrus Chicken Garlic Chipotle Love Sauce Salsa Popchips Chef Aaron Sanchez Barr & Table

Ingredients

Chicken
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
McCormick salt-free fiesta citrus seasoning [some more FitBloggin’ swag!]
Salt
1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 roma tomato, diced
1 100-calorie packet Wholly Guacamole

Garlic-Chipotle Love Sauce
8 garlic cloves
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 large chipotle in adobo, chopped
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 tsp salt

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°F. Peel garlic and put the garlic cloves and coconut oil into an aluminum foil packet and place in the oven.

Season the chicken breast liberally with the fiesta citrus seasoning and a pinch of salt and let sit for about 5 minutes. Heat a pan over medium heat and drizzle with EVOO. Once the pan is preheated, place the chicken in the pan. At this point you should have a nice sizzle, but you don’t want the oil splattering; if it is, turn the heat down.

Cook the chicken on the first size for about 5 minutes or until it has a nice crust and then flip. Turn the heat down to medium-low after flipping to ensure that the chicken cooks all the way through the center.

As the chicken is finishing, remove the garlic from the oven. If you have a mortar and pestle, that would be the best to use. If not, you can just simply chop everything very fine. Mash the garlic, chipotle in adobo, lemon juice, and salt into a paste. I added about 1 tbsp of water to thin it out a bit.

Plate your chicken with some guacamole over top and the garlic-chipotle love sauce over that, and a sprinkling of diced tomato. I served mine over Israeli couscous with a side of coconut oil roasted brussel sprouts and broccoli and, of course, salsa tortilla popchips and a Goose Island 312.

Nutritional Stats
Per Serving

315 Calories  /  17g Fat  /  9g Carbs  /  3g Sugar  /  1g Fiber  /  31g Protein

Popchips Giveaway!

Popchips has offered to send one of my lucky readers a case of their new tortilla popchips! You have up to 4 chances to enter. Be sure to leave separate comments for each entry. Entries will be accepted through Thursday, October 4th, 11:59pm. Winners will be chosen Friday, October 5th.

1. Leave a comment telling me which flavor you’re most excited to try. (Mandatory)

2. Follow @popchips and @BarrAndTable on twitter and leave a comment telling me. (Optional)

3. Like popchips and Barr & Table on facebook and leave a comment telling me. (Optional)

4. Tweet “I entered to win a prize pack of new tortilla @popchips from @BarrAndTable! http://wp.me/p2mo7x-8Y” and leave a comment with a link to your tweet. (Optional)

*This giveaway is for U.S. residents only.

Tortilla-less Chicken Enchiladas and a Frontera Product Review!

Recently I’ve really been enjoying making my own sauces from scratch. I can control what goes in and adjust the flavors to my mood. However, when my local Harris Teeter had Frontera sauces on sale, I decided to check them out. I picked up the Green Chile Enchilada Sauce and was pleasantly surprised when I flipped it over.

Frontera Kitchen Green Chile Enchliada Sauce

The rather short list of ingredients include:

Tomato, tomatillo, water, poblano chiles, onion, milk cream, lime juice from concentrate, cilantro, garlic, salt, serrano peppers, evaporated cane juice, xanthan gum.

And to top it off, check out the nutritional info!

Frontera Kitchens Green Chile Enchilada Sauce Nutritional Information

Green Chile Enchilada Sauce

I figured with stats like that, I couldn’t go wrong toat least give it shot!

Tortilla-less Enchiladas

Barr & Table Tortilla-less Enchiladas

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 bell pepper, sliced
1 large onion, sliced
3 cups button mushrooms, sliced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 packet Frontera Kitchen Green Chile Enchilada Sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp oregano
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Directions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Mix all spices together in a small bowl and sprinkle on the chicken. Feel free to adjust the amount of spice to taste. Place the chicken on a sheet pan and pop it into the oven for about 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken, and flipping half way through.

While your chicken is in the oven, slice your bell pepper and onion. Sautee on medium heat until tender, then add your sliced mushroom. Sautee for a few more minutes until the mushrooms are tender too.

By this time, your chicken should be just about cooked through. Remove from the oven and slice into about 1/4″ pieces. Toss your garlic into the pan along with the sliced chicken and your Frontera Green Chile Enchilada Sauce. Sautee just until heated through and serve!

My favorite way to serve this dish is with my quick and easy chunky guacamole.. recipe coming soon!

Product Review

To say that we were pleased with this sauce would be an understatement. It tasted clean and fresh, definitely not something you expect from a packaged sauce! We also have a package of their Red Chile Enchilada Sauce and I cannot wait to give that a whirl!

With a product like this, I would 100% recommend purchasing not only their enchilada sauce, but any of their products. Next up? I’m thinking hot sauce and salsa!

Speak Up!

Have you tried Frontera products? What is your favorite packaged sauce?