Baked Chili Rellenos

It’s another beautiful morning in Chicagoland!   I just love it when the sun is shining – it just automatically puts you in a good mood! 😀

Breakfast yesterday was an oat bran bagel sammie with an orange on the side.  The orange was kind of dry, but I ate it anyway!

2.5 ounce oat bran bagel, 1/2 cup egg beaters, 1 cup baby spinach and .8 ounce Swiss cheese:

Breakfast: 412 calories, 63 carbs, 28 protein, 7.3 protein, 6.9 fiber

I have Christina to thank for my lunch yesterday!  Last week she made a baked version of chili rellenos and I knew immediately that was going on my lunch menu this week!  I did tweak it a bit, because I made it 2 servings, and using ingredients I had (i.e., no milk, so I used fat free half and half).

Baked Chile Rellenos Recipe (printer friendly version here)

Makes 2 serving (each serving: 276 calories, 13.5 fat, 22 carbs, 1.1 fiber and 15 protein)


2 poblano peppers
2 ounce pepper jack cheese
1/3 cup fat free half and half
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup flour½ cup prepared salsa

2 ounces cooked chicken breast


  1. Grill peppers until charred. Cool and remove black parts. Cut only one side open, remove seeds – fill each pepper with 1/2 ounce cheese and 1 ounce chicken and roll up, put in a casserole dish face down.
  2. Mix half and half through salsa and pour over peppers. Top with remaining 1 ounce cheese. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

only .81 cents for three peppers! I used two for this recipe

While I had the grill going over the weekend, I charred up the peppers.

Since poblano peppers aren’t very spicy, I decided to add spicy salsa to the egg mixture.

Then stuffed them!  Each one got 1/2 ounce of cheese and 1 ounce cooked chicken breast.

Put in small pan and pour egg mixture over top – finishing with 1 ounce of cheese.

Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

it was so fluffy and tender!!

My plate: 1 pepper, 1 ounce tortilla chips and salsa:

The inside almost tasted like a custard!  This could have been a bit spicier for me – next time I’ll dice up some pickled jalapenos in the egg mixture! 😀  Lunch comes in at: 449 calories, 47 carbs, 18.7 protein, 20 fat and 4 fiber.

I decided to have a slice of Swiss cheese and an apple for my snack.  I took enough insulin to cover the apple, only to discover that the apple was so sour, there was no way I could eat it!

I ate the ounce of cheese though!

So I had to eat this!

Snacks total: 197 calories, 12.8 carbs, 8.3 fat, 12.9 protein and 1 fiber

I made Tony a grilled meatloaf – I know Dave is going to be jealous of this one!  I have no real recipe for meatloaf – it’s 1.25 pounds meat loaf mix (a combination of beef, pork, and veal), 4 ounces Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage, splash of Worcestershire sauce, bbq sauce, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup bread crumbs and salt and pepper:

Once I form it in a loaf, I top with 4 pieces of bacon and cook on a rack above a cast iron skillet on the gas grill.  It takes about 45-50 minutes to cook – be sure to use a meat thermometer!

let the meat rest a few minutes before cutting

I don’t like meatloaf, so I cooked up one of these – nice and spicy!

I also cooked up 5 shrimp with Cajun seasoning, and grilled up a new potato:

325 calories, 30 carbs, 23 protein, 8.3 fat and 2.7 fiber

Stats for Monday:

  • 15 minute AM Yoga
  • 45 minute walk at work
  • 1,384 calories, 153 carbs, 78 protein, 53 fat and 14.6 fiber

We have a new hostess for BSI this week!  Living Free chose cashews for this weeks secret ingredient!  And if you like artichokes check out last week’s artichoke recipes – so creative! 😀

Alright, I am off to do my yoga and then get ready for work.  Biggest Loser tonight!!  Oh, and since Siobhan got voted off of American Idol, I am no longer going to watch it – she was the best singer!  Are you still watching this seasons Idol?

Have a great day!

29 thoughts on “Baked Chili Rellenos

  1. This season has been the worst A.I. ever. I agree Siobhan was the best. I’ve been watching but I fast forward through most of it, especially that little kid, Aron?’s songs. UGGHH! I can’t believe the show will make it without Simon.

  2. holy that meatloaf looks delish!!!
    christina’s awesome! love how you adapted the recipe here.. looks so good!!
    i know i always repeat myself when i comment, but i love all your eats so much! just proof that you CAN eat whatever you want and have it be healthy still!

  3. I haven’t watched the last two seasons of AI – coincidentally, that’s when I started watching the Biggest Loser. I have too many shows to keep up with as it is…would have liked to see Ellen as a judge, but just couldn’t commit the DVR space to Idol.

    My mother loves chili rellenos – I didn’t as a kid but I might try them now.

    Good on ya for getting up and doing yoga!

  4. Your pictures are fantastic! They are making me very hungry!

    This is the first year I have not watched AI, it’s just been going downhill and I just didn’t want to get into it. Interesting though, this is my first year at watching The Biggest Loser. I caught last season on the internet but otherwise had never watched it. It’s pretty much the only show that the whole family watches. We’ve been really trying to cut TV out of the evenings. So the kids all have their predictions for whose going to win.

  5. i cant get over ur oat bran bagel sandwich! you blew my mind with that! wow bet that was incredible! and the rest of ur recipes—holy smokes lady! WOW<3

  6. The chili rellenos look really good. I’m surprised you didn’t put a dash of hot sauce on it when you discovered it wasn’t spicy enough.

    No AI for me. Stopped watching a while back. Our local newspaper has a reporter who blogs about it and she says it’s one of the worst seasons ever. But Biggest Loser is one of my faves!

  7. Your blog always makes me hungry!

  8. You had me at grilled meatloaf! Can’t wait for the weather to improve around here. All my meals are going on the grill! 🙂

  9. that chile relleno looks AMAZING. I need to find some peppers and make it.

  10. WOW I’m not sure which looks better the meatloaf or the chili rellenos. I have never thought of grilling meatloaf, but why not, awesome idea. Too bad I have my meals planned for the week or I might do the rellenos for cinco de mayo!

    I’m excited for Biggest loser tonight as well, never got into American Idol.

  11. The breakfast sandwich on a bagel as me drooling.

  12. Mmm… chili rellenos look fantastic and I like the idea of grilled meatloaf!

  13. Whoa yours turned out awesome! I’m so excited you made them and loved them. Thanks for the shout out!

    I was thinking meatloaf for dinner tonight too! haha funny!

  14. thehealthyjunky

    The eats look amazing! I started watching Idol and then turned to Dancing with the Stars and of course Biggest Loser! Can’t wait for that tonight!

  15. The chili rellenos look fabulous! I’ve actually never made chili rellenos myself (something about charring the peppers scares me; I don’t know why), but I remember watching a friend make them once (and I helped her eat them!).

  16. fitandfortysomething

    oh i love the chili rellenos! yum………..actutally all of your food looks great!

  17. girl, do you ever go a day without eating the most mouthwatering food in the world? 🙂 this all looks so good, especially those chile rellenos!

  18. Haven’t had meatloaf in years. Bacon on top is a nice addition.

    I was just starting to read this when I got your comment….good timing,eh?! Usually I have at least 1200 calories before dinner.

  19. That egg sandwich looks delish. And I absolutely love chili rellenos! Baking is probably a better, healthier idea. I rarely eat chili rellenos, but will occasionally order them when I’m out for Mexican food. And bean tacos are so tasty. You won’t even miss the meat!

  20. I never wanted a bagel egg sammie as bad as I do now! yums!!!!!!

    I see that you are still doing Yoga! good job honey

  21. Those stuffed peppers looks delish! As do those grilled shrimp, YUM! 🙂


  22. Woahhh! What an insanely great food day! The bagel sandwich looks amazing. And those stuffed peppers?! Oh man! Yum!!

  23. pepper jack cheese, almond joys, bacon, and sausage–my stomach is growling fiercely, and that’s putting it lightly. 🙂

  24. Those grilled chile rellenos look to die for!

  25. Jealousy…that is the only word to describe how I feel when I look at your food. The meatloaf looks awesome! i need to make meatloaf soon!

  26. Wow-the chili rellenos look awesome!! I have been watching idol on and off this season.

  27. WOW – I would’ve never thought to grill meatloaf – I am uber impressed. Bacon does make everything better…but, I do love those sausages too 🙂

  28. You mentioned baking powder and flour in the ingredianst but I don’t see any direction on how or where to use it. Does it go into the egg mixture?

    • Mix half and half through salsa and pour over peppers. Top with remaining 1 ounce cheese – yep, you mix the ingredients from half and half through salsa and pour over peppers 😀

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