Grilled chicken and salad
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I was thrilled to see the scale move down in the right direction Woohoo!!!
Hope you’re all doing well. I went to work today and I thought I’d show you what I brought with me. Yesterday I bought some new thermos containers that are stack-able and I also bought collapsible cutlery…LOL They were too cute and I got them in my favorite color…purple.
I’m sick with a cold & dry cough, so for lunch I made lentil soup and I had some canned sliced peaches that are packed in water.
Dinner: Is grilled chicken, feta, cucumbers, olives, grape tomatoes, celery & for dressing I have just balsamic vinegar.
What do you take for lunch ? & dinner?
This is my no fuss & fast way to make kafta.
Kafta is a Lebanese dish that’s made with either lamb or beef and formed into a long meat roll and placed on a bamboo skewer. It’s time consuming like any good dish is but I came up with a quick and easy way to prep this without any skewers.
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1 medium onion, grated
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion, parsley, cayenne, allspice, salt and pepper until evenly blended. Line a cookie sheet with plastic wrap, place meat on cookie sheet, evenly press down the meat. Then, with a spatula, score meat into 2′ square portions. (I don’t use I knife since it’ll cut the plastic wrap.) Place in fridge for 2-3 hours so meat can firm up. At this time you can prep your salad and other veggies that you’d like to have for dinner.
Grill for 10 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally, until meat is no longer pink.
Serve with hummus and salad.
Place meat on cookie sheet, evenly press down the meat. Then, with a spatula, score meat into 2′ square portions. (I don’t use I knife since it’ll cut the plastic wrap.) Place in fridge for 2-3 hours so meat can firm up.Grill for 10 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally, until meat is no longer pink.
This was a first for me and it was a great refreshing meal and everyone said it was a keeper.
I had fresh corn tortillas, I made a avocado black bean salsa with a side veggie of roasted asparagus with parmesan.
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 cup black beans, rinsed
1/2 cup corn
2 avocados, diced
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro, minced
1 jalapeño, seeded, diced
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 pound shrimp, raw, shelled, deveined
For Salsa: Combine green onion, tomato, black beans, corn, lime juice, and cilantro, mix well and set aside.
Make the Shrimp: Heat grill to medium.
Meanwhile, mix the olive oil, chili powder, salt, pepper, cumin, and shrimp in a large bowl.
Stir until shrimp are evenly coated with seasoning.
Grease grill with a wad of paper towels dipped in vegetable oil or non-flammable cooking spray.
Place shrimp on grill and cook until just opaque, about 1-1/2 – 2 minutes per side.
Cover to keep shrimp warm.
Grill the tortillas until warm and slightly charred, about 20 seconds per side. (Or heat tortillas in microwave according to package instructions.)
Spoon avocado salsa generously over warm tortillas, then top with 3 shrimp.
Serve tacos with lime wedges on the side.
I’ve been a stay at home mom for the last 16 years and now that both my kids are going to be in high school this year I decided it was time for me to get back into the workforce. Well I got a part-time job working as a supervisor of a retail store, it’s been an adjustment at home since my kids are so use to having me around, also I’ve been trying to plan out my meals for when I go to work and to cook dinner for my family. Ideally I’d like to use the slow cooker daily but I just don’t have a lot of slow cooker recipes that are low carb friendly, but I’m working on it 🙂
Below are just some of my meals and snacks that I’ve made for myself to take to work.
P. S. I just love my “on the go” plastic container, it’s got everything I need all in one.
Please share in the comments below if you have any suggestions or advice. Thanks 🙂
Breakfast: I only had one slice because it was so filling plus I had a cup of coffee. This Dempsters Thin is just 45 calories per slice, they’re very thin, that’s why I had made two slices, thinking it wasn’t going to be enough. But I was wrong, my eyes were hungry. I also use all natural, no sugar added Peanut Butter. YUMMY!!!
I had a great workout today Back & Biceps and I made myself a protein shake plus I made a pitcher of unsweetened tea. It’s 64 oz and that’s my goal for today. If anyone is interested in this ice tea maker here’s a link.
I could have 60 grams of feta and have 12 grams of protein and consume 120 calories. I think that’s a better food choice.
Toppings were sauteed onions, mushrooms and peppers, mozzarella cheese, tomato, shredded lettuce & pickles.