Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Leftover Lovin

Hello again lovely followers. Today I have for you another Tasty Tuesday recipe post, but this one has a bit of a twist. You may recognize this first picture from my last post, and that is because this recipe uses the leftovers from the Buffalo Chicken And Veggies. If you are a family of two like us, or even one, you know it can be hard to follow most recipes as they are geared toward a family of four. I don't mind eating last night's dinner as today's lunch, but my sweet Hubby is not a huge fan of leftovers, so if I have more then enough for lunch then I have to find a way to "reinvent" the dinner so it feels like a whole new meal. That's what I have done today. I am turning my "Buffalo Chicken and Spaghetti Squash with Blue Cheese" into "Bufflo Chicken, Veggie, and Blue Cheese Cakes". They are formed kind of like crab cakes, and I have a way to keep them low carb and gluten free if that's what you are going for. Also, I have made a healthy ranch sauce for dipping, since the cakes get a bit dryer then the original dish. I hope this inspires you to reinvent one of your favorite dinners into a sensational leftover dish! 




Buffalo Chicken, Veggie, And Blue Cheese Cakes

South Beach Diet Phase Two

    Ingredients

    • Leftover Buffalo Chicken and Spaghetti Squash with Blue Cheese (recipe found here)
    • 1 cup almond flour
    • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs (to keep it low carb and gluten free, use another 1/2 cup almond flour instead)
    • Oil for frying (I used vegetable oil)

    Directions

    Mix 1/2 cup almond flour into your leftover chicken and squash dish to help bind it together. Proceed to form the mixture into patties, about 1 inch thick and 3 inches in diameter. Mix the remaining almond flour with the panko on a plate. Coat all sides of each patty with the bread crumb mixture and set aside. Heat a large pan over medium heat and coat the pan with oil. Cook the patties about three minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove from oil and place onto a plate with paper towels to drain excess oil. Serve while hot. 


Lighter Ranch Dipping Sauce

South Beach Diet Phase One

    Ingredients

    • One quart of non fat Greek yogurt
    • One packet of Ranch dressing mix
    • The juice of one lemon
    • Plenty of fresh ground pepper

    Directions

    Mix all ingrediants in a large bowl or even in the yogurt container. Serve with your chicken veggie cakes, raw veggies, wings, or anything else that needs some Ranch dressing and enjoy! 







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