Recipes Low Calorie Pancakes and Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken!

14 Feb
As requested here is the recipe for the pancakes! Just divine! Under that I am including the chicken recipe from dinner last night, so good! Also a picture, the Potato Skins turned into Potato Casserole as I was not delicate enough with scooping the sweet potatoes out, but oh well still tasted great!
“Blintz” Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup
Makes 8 silver dollar pancakes, serves four. From “Cook Yourself Thin Faster.”
3/4 cup low-fat (1%) cottage cheese
3/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 pinch salt
2 egg whites
2 tsp sugar (I leave this out and they come out just fine, but if you want a little sweetness, the calorie count below includes it).
cooking spray
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup blueberries 
1. In a medium bowl, mix the cottage cheese, sour cream, and vanilla.
2. In a small bowl, mix the dry ingredients (except the sugar), then gently stir into the cheese mixture.
3. Using a standing mixer fitted with a whisk or a handheld mixer, mix the egg whites and sugar together until soft peaks form. They will have doubled in volume; do not overmix or they will become dry.
4. With a spatula, mix in one third of the whites to lighten the cheese mixture, and then gently fold in the rest of the whites.
5. Spray a large griddle or nonstick pan with cooking spray and heat the pan over medium-high heat. Using a 1/4 cup measure or large spoon, drop dollops of batter onto the hot pan and smooth to form silver dollar pancakes. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until lightly golden brown and turn, cooking an additional 1 to 2 minutes until cooked through. Keep warm as you cook the remaining batter.
6. For the syrup: combine the maple syrup and the blueberries in a small saucepan and cook over low heat until the mixture is warm, stirring occasionally, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Calories: 250
Total fat: 1g
Sodium: 467mg
Sugars: 22g
Brown Sugar & Garlic Chicken Breasts
The original recipe called for breasts but I had boneless skinless tenders so that is what we used.
  • 4 Chicken breasts or 8 chicken tenders
  • 4 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic chopped finely or pressed


Mix everything excpet chicken into a sauce pan and heat over meduim heat, whisking until smooth. Put chicken into a casserole dish LINE IT WITH TIN FOIL, OR YOU MAY LOSE A GOOD BAKING DISH R.I.P. PYREX :(. Pour sugar mixture over chicken and bake at 450* for 15-20 minutes. The combo will bubble up and the top/sides of the dish may look bruned when it comes out, but it isnt! You may want to add a bit of extra oil or water before cooking.

Still really good as pictured below!

Let me tell you none of that chicken was burned, I know that last piece looks like it got quite the suntan, but it was so delicious!

This was Dan’s plate I ate while he was at the gym, and I ate it all then realized NO PICTURE, I need that for the blog!!!!

Finally a close up of the casserole YUMMY!

 Hope everyone has a great Valentines Day! I will be posting this recipe later, also low calorie and I will make it again!


3 Responses to “Recipes Low Calorie Pancakes and Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken!”

  1. Mike G February 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    How many carbs in the pancakes if you know???

    • Alex K February 14, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

      I dont know sorry!


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