I took a recipe I love, Lemon Chicken Piccata but at a whopping 1025 calories per serving from the Pioneer Woman’s Piccata recipe I knew I had to trim it down. And trim I did, to a mere 255 calories per serving! Now you might be asking if it still tastes good. When that many calories are stripped, it seems like it might have no flavor at all, but I assure you it does! Sure the 1025 calorie recipe is going to taste richer because it is full of fat (5 tbsp butter & 3/4 cup of heavy cream!) but I know you’ll feel better without all that sitting on your tummy. This Lite Lemon Chicken Piccata is worth adding to your recipe files, especially if you are trying to shed a few of those 2015 pounds. I made a quick video (only 1.5 minutes long) so you can watch the steps in preparing this quick & easy meal.
To keep the meal at 255 calories, eat it as prepared in the video. However, the juices are runny and would be really good over a starch such as rice or pasta. My first choice would be zucchini noodles because they would only add an additional 17 calories! Whereas rice or pasta will add an additional 150-300 calories. Click here to find out how to make Zucchini noodles.
Nothing like having to get into a swimsuit in February to motive one to get to the gym and reduce the calorie and sugar intake. My hubs & I are going on a cruise to Jamaica in February with our son & daughter-in-law. I’m thrilled to say I’m down 4 pounds since the New Year, thanks to a lower carb, no sugar plan I put myself on. But really, it’s not about the swimsuit, (even though I’m afraid my legs will look like cadaver legs; they haven’t seen the sun in a long time), it’s about maintaining a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable. I feel good, and that’s what matters.
This recipe was shared on the following blogs: VegetarianMamma