I am a self-confessed foodie, and so is my husband. So when the doctors and nurses at the hospital told us, that my husband had to go on a restricted diet, we knew we had to get creative. As many of you know, my husband has been battling a very aggressive form of cancer since April. Now after three surgeries, and chemotherapy, we have won the battle against cancer, strong. As his last surgery was a lymph node removal surgery, he has been recommended to be on a low-fat healthy diet. As perfect timing as it was, Kraft-Heinz and Influenster had reached to me with a recent campaign.
 KraftHeinz has an amazing recipe database -, which is home to every recipe that you could think of. The best part of the story is, they have a treasure trove of Healthy Living recipes. So rather than being confused about where do I go looking for healthier versions of our favorite recipes, Kraftheinz and Influenster made sure that they were right there at the tip of my fingertips. How convenient is that!
 Now when you have access to such a huge recipe database, how do you decide what to cook first. You want to try everything at once. I decided to let my heart make the decision. My husband has a special place in his foodie's heart for Asian food, so I decided to go that route. Chinese take out is our guilty pleasure. Lean chicken/chicken breast is one of the proteins he is allowed to have in his current restricted diet regimen. So it all fell into place. Presenting, Chicken Lo Mein. The total fat content is 7g, which is perfect for my husband's daily allowance of 20g of fat. This recipe makes 6 servings of
1 1/3 cup each.

I have been making Chicken Chow Mein for years, so it was interesting to note how and where the two recipes differed or were similar. I think the magic ingredients in this recipe were the peanut butter and Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing. It gave it that creaminess which made me reach out for my second bowl. Dressings like the one I just mentioned, reduce prep time and cooking time so much more, as you are not spending extra time creating a sauce from scratch.
So did you want to try out this recipe? If so here it goes.

Recipe adapted from 

Spaghetti: uncooked: 1/2 lb
KRAFT Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing: 1/4 cup
Boneless skinless chicken breast: Cut into thin strips: 1 lb
Garlic cloves:minced: 2
Veggies: onion and bell pepper: thinly sliced: 16 oz(frozen or fresh)
Fat-free low sodium chicken broth: 1/2 cup
Creamy peanut butter: 1 tbsp
Light soy sauce: 1/4 cup
Cilantro:chopped: 2 tbsp
PLANTERS Cocktail Peanuts:chopped: 2 tbsp( I subbed with chopped scallions)

Cook spaghetti according to package instructions, omitting salt.
Meanwhile, heat dressing in a large non-stick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken-garlic, story fry for 5 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink. Add veggies, broth, and peanut butter: stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, or until chicken is done.
Drain spaghetti and return to pan. Add chicken mixture and soy cause and mix lightly.
Spoon to a platter, top with cilantro and nuts.
Thank you Influenster and KraftHeinz for this wonderful collaboration at a time in my life, when I had rethink my recipes. has a wonderful collection of recipes, to woo any foodie's heart. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and try out your special recipe, from this treasure trove of a recipe database.

Disclaimer: This review has been incentivized through a partnership with Influenster and KraftHeinz. 


Fall is here! The weather has been temperamental, I must add, the last few days. We have had sunny days this Fall, with temps in the late 60s, and there also have been days when the temps dipped in the 30s. We almost pulled out our Winter coats, thinking Fall had missed making a stop in our town when the sun started shining. We had to make the best use of a sunny weekend, and indulge in our annual ritual - a visit to our favorite pumpkin patch.

Last year, we had co-ordinated our family costumes in chambray/blue, this year I decided to reach out for plaid. It is always too tempting to shop for new outfits whenever family photos are being taken. But we decided to shop for our closet. I have styled this faux fur vest quite a few ways, on my blog, and also these boots and my favorite plaid shirt. The only thing new in this outfit is the jeggings I recently picked. I am on the search for the perfect mid-rise skinny jeans, and I haven't yet found the perfect pair. I will do a blog post, rounding up some of the ones, I have tried on, very soon. My Chanel sunglasses are an investment piece, which I love using in many outfit ideas. My red plaid, my faux fur vest, dark wash mid-rise jeggings, camo boots, silver hoops, and Fall lips - MAC VIVA GLAM 1. I was comfortable and warm throughout the afternoon, as we walked our way across the patch to pick out our pumpkins.

Do you want to know how we co-ordinated our family outfits, in the Plaid? Yes, the puppy's scarf was coordinated too!