Thursday, October 06, 2005
I'll take that healthy snack to go please...
Sometimes if I don't have enough time to make breakfast or when I need a snack that will actually fill me up for awhile I turned in the past to granola bars or fruit - as long as it was easy to eat on the go. I wanted to make something that would be healthy, filling, and could travel well if needed. I think I finally made the one we will stick with today. Apple Cinnamon Chip Granola Squares remind me of the Quaker square breakfast bars. When I put these in the oven I started thinking the possibilities of different dried fruit/chips and spices. They are slightly crunchy, very chewy, and packed full of whole-grain goodness.
Apple Cinnamon Chip Granola Squares
The meal for dinner this evening was picked out so I could use up the rest of the goat cheese I had leftover from making pizza the other night. Chicken Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Garlic was a delicious twist on chicken and pasta. Stuffing the chicken went a little quicker since I just butterflied rather than pounding it out. The extra garlic that you place in the sauce to simmer with the chicken really helps take away that "bottled" flavor you can sometimes taste when not making your own marinara. I thought the goat cheese might slowly seep out but as long as it is rolled up well enough with the ends tucked in nothing oozed out until it was cut!
Chicken Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Garlic