Tonight's dinner was really, really wonderful! I forgot to take a photo, but I know you'll want the recipe. Since I knew I had my walk/running group at 6, I decided to get the slow-cooker going. This is what I created out of what I had on hand---enjoy!
Slow-Cooked Italian Chicken and Sausages
Put into slow-cooker:
4 chicken sausages, 2 oz. each (I used spinach & garlic flavored)
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2- 15 oz cans petite diced tomatoes (reduced sodium is best)
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
Saute in small skillet:
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 red or green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 medium onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
Pour onion mix on top of chicken and tomato mixture in the slow-cooker.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve with whole grain linguini.
Makes 4 servings.
324 calories, 11g. fat, 22 g. carbohydrate, 6 g. fiber, 36 g. protein.
Exchanges: 4 protein, 1 fat, 2 1/2 non-starchy vegetables
Whole grain pasta:
Serving size: 1/2 cup
87 calories, 0 g. fat, 18.5 g. carbohydrate, 3 g. fiber, 4 g. protein
Exchange: 1 starch/grain
...and then you come home to a warm, tasty meal!