I am not even going to pretend to take credit for these creating the recipe for these cheesy chicken meatballs… but they were so delicious I had to share it. So I’m embarking on this 21 day diet and workout plan to get my butt back in gear after not eating so healthy for a while. I always feel my best when I’m eating right and working out, so yeah. This needed to happen. I knew I had some ground chicken that needed to be cooked, and I wasn’t really sure what to do with it, so I did what any normal human would do: I asked Google.
It’s week two of Whole30! I can already tell you there are things I don’t agree with Whole30 on. But there’s a lot of good in there too. I’ve gotten past a lot of my cravings, and I’m feeling pretty good (I’ll actually have more on that later this week).
Throughout this challenge, my crock pot has been my biggest asset in the kitchen. I’ve said over and over again how much I love being able to throw a few ingredients in it and come back later to a fantastic meal. Liz and I have been making each other lunch and bringing it to work every day, and these crock pot meals are also great for larger portions.
When I tweeted out this pic the other night, it was a firestorm of “RECIPE PLEASE!” in my mentions. I can’t take credit for finding this recipe though. Liz was the one who found this bright spot in a dark, dreary world. While planning what meals to make for each other, this was one I snatched up from our list.
I threw it in my crock pot Monday morning, and headed to work. I love doing that. It makes the day seem so much easier since dinner is already taken care of. Then when I walked in the door, my apartment smelled like wonderful, delicious curry. Can’t beat that.
Confession: It is really hard to have a food blog when you’re trying to lose weight. There’s a Biggest Loser competition going on at work, and we’re in the home stretch. The final weigh-in is about two weeks away. There’s some pretty great prizes at stake, so naturally, I want to win! And since Shawn just left, now is the perfect time for me to kick it into overdrive. I’ve made a commitment to hit the gym hard and track every calorie with MyFitnessPal.
But like I said, it’s hard to have a food blog when I’m dieting especially because I tend to eat pretty boring – lots of egg whites, Kashi Go Lean, protein smoothies, chicken breast, broccoli, green beans, peanut butter, same ol’, same ol’. And eating out? Yeah. Usually doesn’t happen because I lack this thing called “self-control”.
I’m just going to come right out and say it: I hate chicken salad. And egg salad. And potato salad. Actually, I think the more precise thing to say is that I hate any sort of “salad” that involves globs of mayo. Ewwww. Just gross.
I’ve been kinda sorta on a diet lately. My boyfriend will be home soon (yay!), and I can be a little bit on the narcissistic side at times (gasp!). So for the past few weeks it’s been lots of lean protein, lots of veggies, and some healthy whole grains here and there. But a girl can only eat chicken breast so many times before she’s ready to fly the coop (too cheesy?).
Ever have one of those days where you just want to drown in a bucket of fried chicken? & throw some cheese on it? Yeah. Me neither. Good thing or else my skinny jeans would never fit. Believe it or not, that wasn’t sarcasm. I think I read somewhere once that Michael Clarke Duncan (big guy from The Green Mile) would eat fried chicken with a slice of American cheese melted on top. Mmm… Saturated fat.