So, usually a weekend on "vacation," aka, away from home, can totally derail any good intentioned eater. This was the first time in a long time where I returned home feeling just as good as I would have had I stayed here. I got a lot of help from a certain someone, but mostly just made good choices about what I ate, and where from.
This first picture is a recipe that's just come to be known as "My Chicken." It's so simple but it's a recipe I make over and over again because people love it:
My Chicken Recipe
4- 4 oz boneless chicken breast (you can use thigh here too...breast is just healthier)
1/2 cup dijon mustard (any kind you like)
1/4 cup bbq or teriyaki sauce
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken in a pan lightly sprayed with cooking oil. Pour dijon on both sides of chicken. Pour bbq/teriyaki on one side only of chicken (the top). Sprinkle parmesan on top of chicken. Bake for 20 minutes.
We made this recipe alongside Alex's favorite salad which is a Dole Mix of lettuce, craisins, pecans, and a really tasty cider viniagrette.
Frosted cheerios again. Luckily this time Alex snagged me some fruit from the dining hall... How sweet.
We went out one night, to a no-fail choice... Chili's! Obviously split the chips and salsa. I tried not to go overboard here. Something about chips and salsa always makes me gorge!
I'm not the only culprit here.
So, I ordered this Bbq Chicken salad. If I got it as it's supposed to be served, I'd be eating 1060 calories and 63 grams of fat. That's as much fat as I'm supposed to eat in a day. So, what I did was nix the cheese, most of the dressing, and leave some of the bacon and tortilla strips on my plate. Voilà! Success.
The no fail fluffernutter sandwich and an orange... see.. I'm being good!
This pretty much made my lunch. They now sell RED VELVET yoplait! 100 calories of cake-y deliciousness all crammed into one portable container. Count me in. This was so tasty.
Alex said since I was being so good, I should reward myself, so we bought Sundae toppings. Here, it looks like a mess... but trust me, this was good.
No fiber or good source of protein here... but this strawberry cream cheese on an everything bagel hit the spot Sunday morning/
Alex took a chance in the kitchen to make me this fluffernutter sandwich. The major difference between us: while I'm loyal to Skippy Creamy, he loves JIF Extra crunchy. What a shame.
This was just a snack on my car ride back from PA.
This is my homemade pizza. It's so good and I like that I can control what goes in/on it. I just buy Pilsbury pizza dough, and follow their instructions. Couldn't get easier.. and tastes better than delivery!
My finished product alongside a salad.
This was the night my family went to get Indian food. Everything you get is served with three soups, some broth based, others curry, green beans, yogurt dipping sauce, and a "dessert." I might have posted this before now that I think of it... maybe?
Chicken Tikka. Yep... definitely posted this already.
BLT on a slider bun... pineapple yogurt and a pair. Tasty enough.
I've had these before...waffles with Greek Yogurt and bananas.
The pre-finished product.
This was a lunch I made from leftover chicken on a whole wheat wrap with some lettuce and avocado. It was a nice switch up from regular lunch.
This salad was even better. I made it with a few cups of butter leaf lettuce, bacon, bbq chicken, avocado, black beans, tomato, onion and cucumber. It was so full of stuff I didn't even need dressing. So tasty, and not bad at all for you... much UNLIKE similar salads you can order out!!!
It's love your body week this week....so try to be thankful for what you've got!