Sunday, June 22, 2014

Greek Chicken with Feta Cabbage Slaw

Greek chicken and Feta cabbage slaw

This is a fresh summer meal that makes my tastebuds happy and doesn’t make me feel deprived. 
If you do all the prep work in the morning, everything will be ready for a quick dinner that night.

Chicken Prep
2 lbs of chicken breast
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 T greek seasoning
1/4 cup sliced onion

Slice chicken into strips(or use tenderloins) Combine other ingredients and pour over chicken. Seal dish and marinate for at least a few hours. 

Make the slaw:
1 small head of cabbage, shredded
6 oz crumbled feta
6 -7 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoon evaporated cane juice(you should use stevia)
salt & pepper to taste

Combine shredded cabbage, feta and chopped green onions in a large bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, and EVOO.

Pour over the slaw and toss.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. It’s best if you let it refrigerate for a few hours so you may want to make the day before. 
Prepare meal:
When you are ready to prepare dinner, heat a 12" skillet over high heat and add 1T of olive oil. When pan is hot, add the chicken spreading evenly in pan in a single layer. Cook without stirrng for 1 minute until it begins to sear. Chicken should just begin to be opaque. Stir and continue to cook 1-2 more minutes until cooked through. Remove chicken to a serving dish to cool slightly. Chill if you prefer cold chicken strips.

Stir slaw to coat cabbage again. Place a serving on a plate and place chicken strips on top. Serve and enjoy

Monday, June 16, 2014

90 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Starting again.

With my adrenal issues I battle weight gain. If I don't actively make an effort NOT to gain weight, I do. This means exercise 5-6 days a week, eating less than 1200 calories a day and keeping protein high and carbs low. Some would say that based on my activity level I should be eating more and I should, but because of issues with my adrenals my body doesn't seem to want to burn calories the way it should. I started lifting weights in 2013 in an effort to "fix" this problem(muscles burn more energy) but it didn't seem to make a difference although I looked better and felt better. I ended last year by completing the Holiday Crunch; working out 21 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas and then I just gave up. I quit. I quit on me and I quit on my goals. 

What a mistake.

Now, I'm back where I started. Soft, sluggish and feeling pretty lousy about physical self.  

So I am about to change things again. And this time I won't give up!

I started a 90 day challenge with some of my team from ItWorks and while each of us have different specific goals, we all want to feel and look better.  Some of us are detoxing with GREENS, improving our diet and using our great ItWorks products to assist us in our journey. Since most of us are trying to lose some weight, we are using Thermofit to help us burn extra calories, Fat Fighters to block some of the carbs and fat we consume, and wrapping to tighten, tone and firm that loose skin. I am also using New You for exercise recovery and defining gel to tighten trouble spots. As I lose weight I will wrap more to continue to tighten the skin that is loose from inch loss.

For motivation we created a secret Facebook group to help and encourage one another in our journey and we invite our loyal customers to join if they would like the support.   Would you like to join us? The more the merrier! Whatever your goals, you are welcome. Contact me or comment below for more information.