142.8…Philadelphia Cooking Creme

The nice folks over at Kraft sent me a coupon for a free container of their new Cooking Creme. I chose the Savory Garlic flavor. I love trying new products!

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Last night I decided to put it to the test. I chose to make the recipe on the back of the container. It called for chicken, red bell peppers, spinach and penne pasta. For the chicken I decided to use the rest of the Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips that Foodbuzz sent me to sample.

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Dinner came together in a flash!

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Verdict: I really liked it. I liked the sauce and loved how easy it was to use. I didn’t think the calories for the sauce were that bad….100 calories per serving (4 servings per container).

My husband, on the other hand, disagreed. He is very picky (think picky 3 year old) and hard to please. Sometimes it takes an act of a higher power to create something that he really enjoys. But I digress. He HATED the chicken. He is also very picky about chicken. When I cut up chicken breasts, I clean them up really well, trimming all fat and “weird parts.”  You know…the fatty, chewier pieces. (Sorry vegetarians) Well, he encountered some “weird parts” with the Tyson chicken and was immediately turned off. He didn’t like the cooking creme either. But he doesn’t really like any form of cream sauce so I can’t count his opinion on that.

I liked the taste and easiness of the preparation of the sauce. I probably wouldn’t buy the cooking creme to make just for myself. I may purchase the chicken just to have on hand for quick meals for myself. Definitely not to serve to my husband!

Last night’s dinner was rounded out by a big salad.

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This morning I woke up feeling really sore! Monday and Tuesday’s workouts kicked my butt!

Today’s breakfast was an egg beater sandwich and a side of cantaloupe.

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I took the kids to school, went to the post office to mail the sugar cookie bars and then to get my nails done.  Next up was a trip to Costco. I had to buy a bunch of stuff for an event at my son’s school tomorrow.

I came home and quickly heated up the rest of last night’s pasta for lunch.

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Then it was off to my yearly doctor appointment. Today was extra fun because I had to get blood drawn AND have a tetanus shot. Ugh. I don’t do well with that sort of stuff. I have to lay down EVERY time so I don’t pass out. It doesn’t matter how brave and “ok” with the situation I am, I get hot and light headed EVERY time! Even after two pregnancies (both C sections) being poked a lot with needles, you’d think I’d get over it. Not.

I picked up the kiddos after my appointment and came home. I have my last and final track practice with Team in Training tonight. It is bittersweet for sure. I cannot believe how time has flown! Track practice is hard and has gotten harder each time. 99% of the time I’m freezing and it poured rain once. It will be nice to have my Wednesday evening back but I will miss meeting with the team!

Last week I didn’t eat anything before track and felt that I needed some more fuel while I was running. So today I made a snack of an apple loaded with peanut butter.

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Hopefully that will do the trick!

Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. Peace out.

How do you deal with needles/have blood taken?

Have you tried the Philadelphia Cooking Creme?


  1. okay so reading about the 'tough parts' did make me wanna gag, a little :) That's why, even before cutting out everything but fish, I was always scared of chicken!

  2. I hate needles! Like, when I go to give birth, I dread the precautionary but required IV more than the pushing a baby out part.

    We've used the cooking creme several times and have been really happy with it! It's pretty salty, but that's my only (tiny) complaint.

  3. I always wondered how this cooking creme was so thatnks for the update. My mom has to lay down for shots and bloodwork also!

  4. I always do well the peanut butter on anything if I work out in the morning - I haven't done it in ages but I will now that bananas are 0 points - take 1/4 cup of Kashi go lean and crush it up in a ziploc bag.

    Put 1 tablespoon peanut butter all over banana, then roll the banana in kashi - its kinda hard to eat on the run, but the salty/sweet/crunchy combo is great! :D

  5. I have to lay down too! I've passed out several times even though I know I'm cool with it. Once I even puked. Uri was there and he was so scared. I can't donate blood because every time I would pass out entirely. So weird.

  6. I tried that stuff too! P loved it but I was the picky one this time and claimed it tasted to "processed" I don't even know what that means! I think I just tasted the cream cheese too much? Hmm... I'm a brat!

    I do PB bananas before cardio and it helps my crazy belly! hope the apple and PB helped you <3 mwah!

    opened the party back up so I could add ya =) MWAH!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  7. I've tried Philadelphia cooking creme, too! I find that if I only use a tablespoon or two it's a lot less "heavy." Overall, yes...loved it!

  8. Haven't even heard of the cream! Sounds really good. I'm pretty much OK with needles (I guess I'd have to be since I inject insulin 3-5 times a day and poke my fingers up to 10 times a day), but I can't look when they draw blood at the dr. office b/c it freaks me out. Kinda funny! My hubby used to pass out as soon as a needle was inserted into his skin (he didn't even feel inwardly freaked out, but every time he'd see it and then wake up on the floor) but it seems he's now OK so long as he doesn't look at the needle so we have that in common.


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