Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cajun Chicken Sandwiches & Mini Pizzas

Brad made up both of these and they were delicious and something different.

You must buy the Nature's Own 100% WHOLE grain Sandwich Rounds. These are the best invention since sliced bread :o) You get to enjoy a whole sandwich without overdoing it with regular sized sliced bread...and it really is a perfect portion. Great product to keep in your pantry. 2 slices only have 20 grams of carbs.

Lil' Tid Bit: A friend of mine, who studies nutrition, says that when you are looking at how many carbs are in a product, you can subtract the grams of fiber from the grams of carbs to calculate your net carb intake.

Since these sandwich rounds have 20 grams of carbs and have 5 grams of fiber, my net carbs are only 15 grams. That makes these rounds perfect for this diet!

Now for the Cajun Chicken Sandwich Recipe...if you can even call it a recipe:

Sprinkle Sugar-free Cajun seasoning on a chicken breast and bake or grill.

I prefer my chicken thin, so we pound it out before cooking. We added a little part-skim mozzarella cheese to the chicken just before taking off the grill. We completed our sandwiches with fresh tomatoes and lettuce, as well as a little mustard. Who needs Chick-Fil-A...

We also made homemade sweet potato fries to accompany our chicken sandwich. These are super easy to make and sure helped cure my cravings for chips AND french FRIED potatoes.

To make the sweet potato fries you simply wash and slice into small fry shape pieces. Then lightly brush with EVOO and add salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place fries on baking sheet or rack making sure not to overlap or crowd the sweet potatoes. Bake at 450 for 15 minutes then turn fries and bake for another 15 or 20 minutes until golden brown.

PIZZA rounds

Today for lunch, Brad had this brilliant idea for pizza. Yeah, you heard it correctly, pizza. Using our new favorite sandwich rounds, we spread a little jarred spaghetti sauce (not even a whole teaspoon for each round) on to 4 rounds (2 for him and 2 for me). Then we built our pizzas. I added 2 pepperoni slices to each of my rounds and topped it off with part skim mozzarella cheese. Brad had to go on and get fancy and sauteed green bell peppers and onions and fresh mushrooms for his pizza making it gourmet. He left off the pepperoni which was probably the better decision, oh well - mine were delicious and 4 pepperonis really don't have that much fat (I will walk an extra mile tomorrow morning). He also added mozzarella cheese. Then we baked all 4 rounds at 350 for about 8 minutes, then turned oven to broil and watched the tops brown ever so slightly. I hearted these! Something different, yet easy and real good. We added some fresh fruit to round out our quick, yet yummy lunch.

Seriously, you should try these sandwich rounds if you haven't already.


  1. Sounds yummy will plan on trying the pizza idea. I really miss pizza!

  2. Hey Just a bit of extra info.... They do Make Turkey Pepperoni.... it taste just like the real thing. It is right there at winn Dixie with the REAL Pepporoni!!!


  3. I will have to get those next time. The REAL Pepperoni was already in my fridge :o)