Since we started, I've lost 6 pounds. That's not exactly an impressive amount of weight to lose in two months, but as a friend said, it's 6 pounds down, not up. So that's a good thing!
After that post, I got wonderful feedback from you guys. Some great ideas I wanted to share.
Sandy suggested buying ready-made rotisserie baked chickens from the grocery store deli for quick snack and meal fixes. My son loved this idea. Ever since I told him, he's been bringing home chickens for himself. Tasty, healthy...total win.
One of my favorite snacks to make with the chicken comes from my sister who told me to use a lettuce leaf as a wrap. Fill the inside with chicken and a bit of low-fat cheese, roll, and eat.
Fellow blogger, Jo Wake, was kind enough to share a healthy recipe with us. Jo posts tasty recipes and life anecdotes on her blog, which you can read here.
Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowl
Do not cook broccoli too soon, difficult to reheat
3 cups small broccoli florets
1 (8.8-ounce) pouch precooked brown rice (such as Uncle Ben's) I cooked 1/2 cup basmati up for both of us
1 Tbs olive oil
8 oz skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup chopped green onions
3 oz light processed cheese (such as Velveeta Light), cut into 1-inch pieces, I used a regular cheese which was spicy.
2 Tbs sliced almonds, toasted
1. Steam broccoli 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
2. Heat rice according to directions.
3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 4 minutes or until done, stirring occasionally. Add onions and cheese, stirring until cheese begins to melt. Stir in rice; fold in broccoli. Cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with almonds.
Serving size: 1/3 of a recipe (1 ounces).
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. 4 of the recipe's ingredients were not linked. These ingredients are not included in the recipe nutrition data.
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat (82%) 65.5
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7.58g 12%
Saturated Fat 0.85g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 159.6mg 7%
Potassium 91.14mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 2.45g <1%
Fiber 1.16g 5%
Protein 1.59g 3%
Source: Cooking Light