Now that we've had WLS, our pouches are valuable pieces of real estate these days. Aren't they?
I've given up bread, sugar and a lot of processed foods. But I won't sacrifice taste! Eggface taught me that early on. There are so many sauces, spices, relishes, salsas, etc. that can add a zip of flavor without adding a lot of calories.
"Mrs. Renfro's" collection of salsas are some of my absolute faves to cook with and to dip veggies in. I buy them at "Harris-Teeter" in North Carolina but you can order them online, too. Occasionally, I'll even have a few baked scooping chips with the yummy stuff...but shush on that one. After all, a girl can only be so good, ya' know? Tee hee! http://www.renfrofoods.com/
Their black bean salsa, peach salsa and corn relish are amazing with veggies and all types of meat. They have a new pineapple salsa that I haven't found yet (but I'm definitely on the lookout for it).
So far, I've fixed flank steak, tilapia, shrimp, scallops, flounder and chicken with the salsas. Then in the chicken and beef dishes, I've added some 2% Mexican Cheese to top it off with a little more protein. Yum Yum Yum!
My absolute favorite post-WLS dish to fix at home features their peach salsa. I add a few not-so-secret ingredients (see recipe below in another post) and serve it over shrimp or scallops.
Here's another delectable dish:
Chicken Breasts With "Mrs. Renfro's" Salsa
Grilled Salsa Chicken Ingredients:
4 Boneless Chicken Breasts
1/2 Up To A Whole Jar Of "Mrs. Renfro's" Peach Salsa (Or Your Choice Of Any Of Their Scrumptious Salsas)
Place four boneless chicken breasts in a container and pour about half a jar of "Mrs. Renfro's" Peach Salsa over it evenly. Cover and let marinate overnight in refrigerator.
Grill over medium heat, turning occasionally until done. Heat remaining salsa from jar and serve over the chicken breasts.
Timesaver Step: Buy pre-cooked grilled chicken breasts or chicken strips. Heat/thaw the breasts/strips in the microwave per instructions on the package. Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Then in a frying pan, add a few drops of olive oil. Cook the breasts for a few minutes until golden brown, then add your desired amount of salsa over the meat. Continue to heat for a few more minutes. Voila... In just a few minutes, you're ready to serve this restaurant quality meal.
This quick dish would be great over quinoa (or long grain rice). Or you can pair it with your fave veggies.
By the way, the peach salsa has ten calories per two tablespoons and two sugars.
Be sure to let me know if you like it and how you use "Mrs. Renfro's" products!