healthy_eatingThere’s something about the combination of ricotta, fetta and spinach that is just divine!
When you’re trying to lose weight and follow a healthy eating plan, it can sometimes seem that anything remotely ‘cheesy’ or ‘creamy’ should be off the menu.
Typically, food that contained these kinds of ingredients was high in calories and fat, due the things like full fat cheese and lashings of cream being used.
Following a restrictive diet or depriving yourself of delicious foods is not what the Lose Baby Weight  plans are about. Instead, we try and find healthy solutions for meals that wouyld typically be off the menu.
These completely yummy stuffed chicken breasts taste decadently delicious, but are low in calories, fat, salt and sugar while being high in all the good stuff like protein, calcium and iron.
Using lean chicken breasts (or chicken breast minute steaks if you can find them) for protein, low fat ricotta and fetta for calcium and spinach for a big helping of iron, these little parcels are super simple to make with the added bonus of any leftover filling being able to be used a delish spread or dip (it tastes great with homemade pita chips or veggie sticks).
Flavour comes from garlic, nutmeg and onion as opposed to extra salt, sugar or artificial flavours making these a great option for the whole family.

  • 2 chicken breast fillets OR 4 chicken breast minute steaks
  • 1 cup of baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup low fat ricotta
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 2 tbsp low fat fetta cheese
  • 2 tsbp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 180C
If using chicken breasts, split in half lengthways (so that you have two thin fillets of chicken)
Heat olive oil in a small fry pan over medium/high heat
Add onion and garlic to pan and fry till lightly browned
Add spinach to pan and saute till wilted and soft
Transfer mixture from pan into the bowl of a food processor or into a small bowl to process.
Add ricotta, fetta, lemon juice and nutmeg and whizz with food processor or stick blender to form a coarse paste
Using a teaspoon, spoon the spinach and ricotta mixture into the middle of the chicken breast/minute steak
Roll the breast up, around the mixture, and use toothpicks to secure into a little ‘parcel’
Using a pastry brush, brush parcels with beaten egg then coat lightly with almond meal
Place on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 20-30 minutes.
If you are ready to lose weight then the Lose Baby Weight plans offer a healthy and safe exercise and diet routine
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