Wednesday, January 11, 2012


It's a new year, a new chance to eat well, and I've been cooking on the fly (most of the ideas below make enough for 2 servings, except for the pizza).

Chicken Not-Really-Pizza

Cook a boneless, skinless chicken breast in a nonstick pan with salt and pepper to taste. Slice into strips. Spread one whole-wheat pita with 2 TBS of your favorite hummus and sprinkle with 1/4 cup crumbled feta. Completely cover with baby spinach and/or fresh herbs (don't be afraid to pile them high - they'll "melt"). Lay chicken slices over greens and bake for 10 minutes (or until greens are wilted) on 300. Optional: some sliced tomatoes and black olives would be amazing. :)

This was so good I made it for lunch again the next day, too, sans chicken (I would have, but the chicken breast I brought cooked up smelling fishy... better safe than sorry).

Fiesta Chicken Bowl
Mix one cup black beans, 1 cup salsa, and 2 cups chopped kale. Lay one boneless, skinless chicken breast in a baking dish and pour salsa mixture over top. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 or until chicken is done. Optional: top with grated Babybel cheddar cheese, and/or some plain Greek yogurt.

"Fake" Chicken Curry

Put one boneless, skinless chicken breast into a saucepan and add 1 cup water, 1 cup frozen mixed veggies of your choice, and 1 TSP each of soy sauce, sesame oil, and minced garlic, a hefty dash of ground ginger and curry powder, and one chopped tomato. When chicken is cooked through, shred, and serve with/over brown rice. Optional: a splash of coconut milk and/or a dab of peanut butter - I was out, but I can tell this would send this over the top!

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