Our New Years resolution for 2012 was to be healthier – eat out less, exercise more and eat lower calorie meals. With just about one month down we’ve held fast to our resolution and are feeling great. To help stay on course we’ve been experimenting with lots of different healthy meals – trying to find well balanced dishes that are both filling and low in calories. One of the recipes I created is a white bean puree that I serve with the shredded meat from a rotisserie chicken where the skin/fat has been removed. I make the meal on Sunday afternoons and then have lunch for the entire week! With so few ingredients the meal is really flavorful and most importantly filling. Enjoy!
1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1.5 large yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
2 cans white bean, drained and rinsed
1 small can green chilies
1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
Rotisserie chicken, skin and fat removed, shredded
1. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and cumin and cook 1 minute more.
2. Add chicken broth, beans and chilies. Cook until beans are heated through. Remove form heat.
3. In a food processor, puree the bean mixture
Serve bean mixture with 6 oz of shredded chicken. Sour cream and salsa optional. 330 calories.