Healthified Corn Bread! (see recipe below)
Tonight’s dinner was quite the little surprise: unbelievably easy to do and super delish to boot!
I bought a big pack of chicken over the weekend that needed to be divided up and frozen, so I left out two small breasts to incorporate into tonight’s meal. On a whim, I picked up a packet of this McCormick White Chicken Chili Seasoning Mix after realizing it was both on sale and I had a coupon. You can never pass that up!
Jay had been fighting me on making this for over a week now because he “hates beans,” but since he was working late this evening, I pulled a sneak-attack on him.
Let me just say…WOW. I completely underestimated how good this little packet of seasoning could be. The chili has fantastic flavor and definitely quite the kick to go with it. Yowsahs! Better yet, it was done in less than a half hour…SCORE!
I topped my bowl with a tiny dollop of light sour cream, which helped tame down the spiciness.
To my surprise, Jay even came home, first turned up his nose, but then proceeded to eat an entire bowl while proclaiming how good it was more than once.
To go along with my white chicken chili, I whipped up a batch of healthified corn bread…because I’m always looking for an excuse to make corn bread.
Topped off with a little real butter = really delicious.
I used the recipe off the back of my corn meal canister, making just a few slight substitutions, which go as follows:
Healthified Corn Bread
Makes 9 servings
- 1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup yellow corn meal
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 egg substitute (or 1 egg OR 2 egg whites)
- honey, if desired
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Mix all dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add milk, applesauce, and egg substitute to dry ingredients until just combined. Pour into baking dish and drizzle top with honey, if desired. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Enjoy!
While going back out to the kitchen to clean up, I suddenly found myself digging in for a second piece of corn bread. It was too tasty to just have one. And besides…it’s healthified, so it’s ok, right?
Time to go settle in on the couch and watch tonight’s Bachelor finale. I have not watched a single episode, but these previews for tonight have totally sucked me in! I LOVE me some TV drama!
**P.S. – I have a pretty sweet GIVEAWAY headed your way tomorrow morning! Be sure to check back to see what’s up for grabs!
Question for the Evening:
What are some of your favorite pre-packaged meals or meal starters?