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