Thanksgiving is in 8 days! I’m so excited. I’ve spent the past week planning out our menu, trying new recipes, and figuring out what kind of centerpiece we should have. Here are a few of the recipes that I plan … Continue reading
Tuesday’s dinner was Baked Chicken Parmesan. It was so delicious, and really simple to make. Definitely going into the regular dinner rotation for us. I got the recipe from Skinnytaste.com. I love getting my recipes from Skinny Taste. They always have the nutritional information listed for each recipe, and their recipes are the healthiest version of that dish.
Photo taken from Skinnytaste.com
Baked Chicken Parmesan
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 piece • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 224.5 • Fat: 8.6 g • Protein: 25 g • Carb: 14 g • Fiber: 1.5 g
- 4 (8 oz) chicken breast halves, sliced in half to make 8
- 3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (I used whole wheat)
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp butter, melted (or olive oil)
- 3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (I used Polly-o)
- 1 cup marinara or Filetto di Pomodoro
- cooking spray
Preheat oven to 450°. Spray a large baking sheet lightly with spray.
Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a bowl. Melt the butter in another bowl. Lightly brush the butter onto the chicken, then dip into breadcrumb mixture. Place on baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken.
Lightly spray a little more oil on top and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Turnchicken over, bake another 5 minutes.
Remove from oven, spoon 1 tbsp sauce over each piece of chicken and top each with 1 1/2 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted.
I meant to post this earlier in the week with all the pictures from my St Louis trip, but somehow it got forgotten. So I’m posting it now.
My first tip, and probably the most important, is to take advantage of the public transportation in St Louis. You can buy a day pass for $7, and then use it all day. $7 for unlimited transportation, not a bad deal. And the metro goes throughout the entire city, so wherever you’re wanting to go, most likely the metro or buses go there. The art museum, history museum, and zoo are all located in Forest Park. There is a bus that drives throughout the park, and you can use your metro day pass to ride on it. The park is pretty big, and the bus can drop you off at each place. It was raining when I was there so it was nice to have an option other than walking.
Next tip, buy your tickets online for The Arch (not expensive), and plan to go early because it gets crowded in the afternoons. The museums and the zoo are free, so you don’t need to get tickets for those. Side note, the St Louis zoo is the largest free zoo in the country. How cool is that? If I lived in St Louis, I would go walk around the zoo all the time.
Third, make sure you try the toasted ravioli. It’s a St Louis specialty, and they are delicious! Also, make sure you check out a restaurant called Bridge. They have some of the yummiest food, and it is the perfect place to sit, relax, and end a full day of sightseeing and shopping.
Last but not least, if your looking for something other than sightseeing, go shopping! There are several malls and shopping centers around the city.
Use downtownstl.org to help you plan your trip. Have fun and enjoy experiencing St Louis!
Last weekend I went to a blog conference in St Louis with my friend Marcie. It was my first time in St Louis and we had so much fun. We stayed downtown at the Millennium Hotel. Great location for sightseeing. We were walking distance from The Arch, and there were several metro stops around us. Everyone was so friendly, and very helpful with us trying to figure out where we wanted to go and how to get there. We went up in to The Arch, to Forest park, the history and art museums, and the Zoo.