Monday, January 14, 2013

Day 8 of the under 500 Calorie Challenge: Cilantro Lime Pork Chops

Today was Day 8 of my 500 calorie or less dinner challenge. I made Cilantro Lime Pork Chops which I discovered I had left 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro off the earlier recipe when I wrote it in the blog! I also made the potato & cabbage casserole. The chops were 275 calories and the casserole is 149 calories per serving so I opted to add a dessert tonight and dipped orange slices in chocolate! My ulterior motive was to sneak some fruit in on my 7 year old who dislikes almost everything by sight! He picked at the chocolate, but didn't taste the orange :(. Everyone else enjoyed them though. Each serving was 81 calories each! So the dinner was 505 calories in total which I think is till pretty good. On a side note, the scale said I was 2.5 lbs less than last Monday which I will attribute to the challenge! It is keeping me energized to keep going!

Chocolate Covered Orange Slices:
(Serves 6)

3 oranges, peeled and sectioned
4 pieces Bakers Milk Chocolate, melted per package instructions.

Cover a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Dip 1/2 of each orange slice in the melted chocolate and place on baking sheet. Chill tray in the refridge for at least 15 minutes to low the chocolate to firm up.

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