During the week, I usually only cook 2-3 times.
The other nights, we have leftovers or make something ourselves. I usually make myself a salad or wrap, and Craig likes to make paninis.
Last week I only cooked once, so I am proud of myself for having made three meals this week:
Monday: Spinach Cheese Stuffed Shells
Wednesday: Curried Tofu with Israeli Couscous
Thursday’s meal: Lemony Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
All three of these meals came from various Taste of Home Healthy Cooking magazines. I think I need to be a spokesperson for them!
Lemony Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
(Based off this recipe)
Yield: 2 servings
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
3 cups fresh baby spinach, chopped
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
1. In a skillet, saute onion in 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat for 10 minutes or until onion is golden brown.
2. Add the spinach, garlic and vinegar; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; cool for 5 minutes.
3. Stir in the lemon peel, salt, and pepper.
4. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Spread spinach mixture over chicken. Roll up and secure with toothpicks.
5. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in remaining oil for 8-10 minutes on each side or until chicken juices run clear. Discard toothpicks.
We both loved this entree. It is simple yet looks very classy and could definitely be served at a finer dining event.
I also had a salad on the side.
spinach + red bell pepper + mushrooms + pepitas + cilantro + olive oil + honey + kosher salt
I loved the addition of the cilantro to my salad and the sweet/salty combination of the honey and salt!! I will definitely be recreating this combination.
My run this morning was treacherous!!
It started snowing last night around midnight (I had woken up to use the bathroom.), and by 6:00 a.m., there was about 5 inches of snow on the roads!! Of course the snow plows hadn’t been out, so I had to trudge through the snow, which made my workout feel 10 times harder!
Before heading out, I strapped on the trusty YakTraxs, which thankfully helps a lot! I somehow made it 5 miles but not without a fair amount of “fist-shaking” and choice words for the snow.
All in all, we accumulated about 8 inches of snow today. It definitely isn’t spring here like it is in some places!
I was able to enjoy lunch from home today!!
I have been feeling the effects from my 11 miles yesterday because within a couple of hours, I was hungry again, so I made myself a protein spinach smoothie.
Hooray for a 3-day weekend!
Do you have a 3-day weekend? Any special plans?