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Posts Tagged ‘chicken’

Delicious lentils

One of my yoga students recently shared a lentils recipe with me, which he had made and thought I would like it as well. Let me just say, wow, delicious. He found it online and it is basically this recipe here. It doesn’t take much work to prepare the ingredients for this recipe. Here’s what […]


Spicy cooking

Most weeks I try to explore at least one “new” recipe. I was looking at Hungry Girl’s website and found spicy Thai-style no-cook stir-fry. It sounded yummy so I decided to give it a try. I added the ingredients I didn’t already have to my grocery list. I decided to add a few other ingredients […]


Cookin’ chicken in the kitchen

There was a lot of chicken making and eating in the house so far this week. OK, well not a lot, but more than the norm. One recipe I made for dinner one night was new and super simple and quite delicious. The other recipe was one that I have been making for years. And it […]


Not all salads are created equal

I have always been a fan of salad. It can be a great meal or something on the side. It can be filling and healthy. And it can also be unhealthy. Some salads are so loaded with calories and fat you might as well order a cheeseburger. If you are ordering a salad to have […]


Power of the protein

As I have been focusing on healthy eating (and losing a little weight) I have also been focusing on making sure I get protein into my diet, thanks to my friend Gail. Gail has asked me, where’s your protein when I post something on Facebook that I am eating. So this got me thinking more […]


Committed to eating healthy

I am having a food intervention with myself. I am coming along great with the exercise. I exercise 6-7 times a week and I vary it with yoga, spin, weights, abs and body conditioning. When I was working on losing my 30 pounds about five years ago the first 20 pounds I lost without any […]


I am officially a Soup Freak

There is a restaurant near work where you can get pretty good, tasty, organic and fairly healthy soups, salads and sandwiches. On Monday I decided to try the lentil soup. After that I was hooked. It was delicious, filling and pretty healthy. And I was asking myself why I hadn’t tried this soup before. Yesterday […]


Simple, healthy dinner

I defrosted two chicken breasts for dinner tonight. When I got home from the gym I threw them in a baggie with some fat free Italian dressing (tip from my mother-in-law) and let them marinate. I let them marinate for about 45 minutes and then cooked them on the George Foreman grill. Julie, from our cooking […]


Yummy, easy, healthy dinner

Curt and I had salad, veggies and grilled chicken for dinner. Salad in a bag, we each have one we like. We eat that pretty regularly. I grabbed a can of veggies from the pantry–not fresh, but that’s OK. (Not everything can be super fresh–I work and am tired when I get home from work. […]