I'll post more later, but I found this super fabulous workout that actually seems fun even though it's SUPER challenging!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
The pita and hummus come in at 240 calories.
The plan for dinner was a delicious chicken and veggie pasta dish and more antipasto salad. I minced two cloves of garlic, 1/4 of a medium chopped onion, and three tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a pan, sprinkled in some "italian seasoning" and dried basil from my spice rack and two shakes of sea salt, I let that heat and I put in 6 chicken breasts (I actually used tenders to easily give smaller portions) over medium heat. I then sliced up some zucchini and yellow squash and chopped up another half of the onion placed that in another pan (with a lid) with some more italian seasoning and basil and a little more sea salt, place lid and heat over med/high heat. I then boiled water for some whole wheat pasta. While waiting for the water to boil, I quartered the left over artichoke hearts, halved about 10 olives and about a dozen cherry tomatoes, and tossed them in a couple tablespoons of olive oil (a little goes a long way!) and a few shakes of red wine vinegar. I then turned the chicken tenders once they were browning on the bottom. Once the water boils pour in your pasta, I threw in two cloves of garlic while it was boiling (I don't think it made a difference in taste, but it was an idea). Stir the vegetable mix and salt/spice to taste. Once vegetables are tender, pasta is cooked to your liking, and the chicken is browned and thoroughly cooked, you can heat up your favorite sauce (watch out for high sugar levels with this). I served 3/4 cup of pasta with about 4 tablespoons of sauce mixed with 1/2 cup veggie mix and two small chicken tenders. I threw in a slice of garlic bread that I toasted in the same pan as the veggies once they were done, threw in a minced clove of garlic and a touch of garlic powder and brushed the french bread with olive oil, toast on medium heat until golden brown, try not to burn the garlic (I did, oops!) turn over to brown both sides.
The finished products: