Monday, August 18, 2008

move over mcnuggets!

i am on a mission to get convenience food without the cost to my wallet and health. i LOVE convenience food cuz i think it's so yummy and so....well....convenient! i've tried several things already and love having the power to make something "packaged" my very own self! it is very empowering. for some reason when i look at things in the store all neatly wrapped and labeled it never even occurs to me that I could make that.
well...no longer! i tried my very own "mcnuggets" and boy were they good! i even sliced up some apple dippers on the side:) they really tasted so good and even my boys liked them (after years of the ones from the golden arches). super easy...wanna try?


-put some corn flakes, special k, or other cereal in your blender/food processor. chop -them to oblivion. add some salt, pepper or other spices to taste and maybe a little flour as well.
-cut up some chicken (boneless, skinless is easiest)
-dip chicken bits in egg and roll in the crushed cereal mixture
-bake

wasn't that fun? you can buy or make your own sweet 'n sour, bbq, honey mustard, or any kind of sauce! i put mine in little ziplocs in portions of 8-10 so i can pull 'em out and microwave for a warm healthy, and oh-so-convenient meal for my boys!

4 comments:

Jeana said...

I never would have thought chicken nuggets were so easy! I'm thinking you should have these last two posts on Frugally Green, too. Genius!

darbishar said...

Now I want to eat again! Thanks

Erin said...

Yum! We'll be giving that a try. Thanks!

lani said...

i make something like that (one of my 2 recipes):
chicken strips, dipped in ranch dressing, then coated with crushed cheddar-goldfish crackers and baked.

they refrigerate really well for lunches and they're super yummy!
(i have them w/ carrot sticks and mango when i'm feeling orange.)