Healthy, easy, & creative

I have to say that I’m proud of the dinner I made last night for three reasons: 1- It was super healthy, 2 – It was super easy, and 3 – It was pretty creative.

On my dinner plate: a salad of romaine, purple slaw, and curried sweet potato chips.  I told you it was creative. 😉

I finished “picking” the rotisserie chicken I roasted several days ago, chopped it, and combined it with Stubb’s barbecue sauce to make a very simple shredded barbecue chicken.

Then, I made the slaw.

Purple slaw

1/2 large head of red cabbage, loosely chopped
1 carrots cut in four pieces
1/4 cup Canola oil mayonnaise
1/4 cup fat free Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. organic agave syrup
1/2 tsp. black pepper

In a food processor, combine the carrot and the cabbage and allow to process for about 30 seconds.  Transfer vegetables to a large bowl.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.

I made my salad with romaine lettuce, sprouting peas, purple slaw, and topped it all with shredded barbecue chicken.

Did you know that cabbage, especially red cabbage, is extremely good for you?  This website gives a good description of cabbage’s health benefits.

My favorite part of the meal were the curried sweet potato chips.

Curried Sweet Potato Chips (serves 2)

2 small sweet potatoes
1 Tablespoon yellow curry
1 tsp. Kosher salt
1 Tbsp. of coconut oil, melted

Sliced sweet potatoes as thinly and uniformly as possible.  Do not remove the skin.  Lightly oil a large baking sheet.  Place sweet potato flat on the baking sheet and brush with coconut oil.  Sprinkle salt and curry evenly over each slice.  Use brush to spread curry and salt evenly over the slices.

Bake on 450 degrees for 15 minutes.  Turn oven off and allow chips to cook for about 15 minutes more.  The lowered temperature will dehydrate the chips and make them crispy.

Yum, is all I can say.

This was Brad’s plate.  I gave him the last hamburger bun and filled my plate with greens instead.  I’m happy to say that he really liked this meal and chose to dip his chips into the huge bowl of leftover slaw.

The plating on the table was purely for aesthetics.  I did not eat at the table because this guy was waiting for me on the couch to catch up on some of our favorite TV shows.

We both had a glass of wine and turned in around 10 pm.

My favorite meals to cook are 1- Health, 2- Easy, and 3- Creative.  How would you describe your favorite meals?