Chicken Nuggets – the low cal way – kids love them and so do adults! Cook them with your kids!


I love Chicken Nuggets but they are always deep fried. Here is a great tip from a Food Channel Show called Calorie Commando.

Chicken Nuggets – Low Cal and Delicious:


  • 3 Chicken breasts skinless and boneless cut into bite sized pieces ( you could use thighs if you prefer)
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs ( Panko is best)
  • Salt, thyme, and pepper to taste ( we use kosher salt sparingly as it is stronger, and fresh herbs chopped)
  • 1 cup of milk with 1 tbsp of vinegar added (  this will make it into buttermilk)
  • Oil Spray ( we use Pam)


  1. Place the chicken pieces into the milk/vinegar mixture and let sit in the fridge while you chop the herbs and mix them with the salt and pepper and Panko breadcrumbs.
  2. Then take the pieces out of the liquid and coat well with the crumb mixture.
  3. Spray the coated pieces with oil spray and place them on a cookie sheet in an oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes then turn on the broiler for the last 5 minutes so that the pieces crisp.
  4. Enjoy with a yogurt spiced dip ( see recipe below).

Yogurt Spiced Dip

  • 1 cup of Non fat unsweetened yogurt ( FAGE is delicious)
  • 1/2 English cucumber chopped with skin on
  • 6 mint leaves ( fresh)
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper if you like spicy dips ( we don’t!)


Add minced garlic to non fat unsweetened yogurt  and add chopped cucumbers and seasonings. Mix well and enjoy!

This week was a big one for the grandsons – the twins started pre-school – amazing! Here they are – soo excited!

Noah and Gabe first day at preschool amended Aug 2014



About Grandma

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