Good-for-Him (and You!) Recipes

Bangin’ Buffalo Chicken Tenders

When your BFB wants wings, whip up this super-simple, crowd-pleasing recipe from the book instead. It’ll be ready in half the time it takes for delivery—and save you at least half the calories, too!

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken tenders
1 bottle (12 oz.) Louisiana hot sauce
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground hot peppers

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Rinse chicken with water and cut off any last bits of fat. Cut into thin, one-inch strips. Lay in shallow glass baking dish. Pour hot sauce over chicken until covered. Add paprika and peppers. Move chicken around until spices are mixed throughout. Place in oven for about 15 – 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Serve with celery sticks and fat-free Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing. Serves 4-6

BFB Test Kitchen: Mac & Cheese

Noodles and cheese, carbs and fat. And lots of calories. But BFBs love the stuff and we can’t help but agree. Well, guess what? You can make Mac & Cheese and still have room for a pre-bedtime snack! Here’s a super-simple, low-carb and low-fat recipe that takes, seriously, about three minutes to make. He’ll think you’re Superwoman and you’ll think you’re the smartest thing since sliced bread. ‘Cause, well, you are. Even though bread can’t be that smart. Just, um, maybe don’t mention the tofu. What he doesn’t know will only help both your bellies!

Serves 1

1 package House Foods Tofu Shirataki noodles (spaghetti or whatever else you’d prefer)
2 Wedges Laughing Cow Light Swiss Original cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Cut open noodle package (they come packaged in water) and pour into colander. Allow to drain. Rinse thoroughly with cool water. (Do not be alarmed by slightly strange smell—noodles have not gone bad. Keep going, the result is worth it!) Allow to drain. Dump into a bowl. Add cheese. Pop in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is soft enough that it mixes easily through noodles. Put back in microwave until hot and cheese is melted to desired consistency. Stir and season to taste. Enjoy!

Total: 110 calories, 5 g. fat, 8 g. carbs, 4 g. fiber, 7 g. protein

So Sweet Potato Fries

Serves 2

1 large sweet potato
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar or stevia
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Canola cooking spray

Preheat oven to 425°F. Wash sweet potato with soap and water. Rinse thoroughly. Mix salt, cinnamon, and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside. Cut sweet potato in half lengthwise and then cut into fry-length wedges. Place wedges in large bowl. Spray generously with high-heat canola cooking spray, tossing wedges until evenly coated. Toss again with spice mixture, making sure all wedges are coated. Place wedges on greased baking sheet, spreading out evenly. Spray wedges again with canola spray. Bake in oven 20–25 minutes or until done. Serve immediately.