So, I recently shared that my husband and I have been getting up early every morning to do the 21 Day Fix workout. (you can learn more about my thoughts on that here)
I both love and hate that Autumn (the woman who created the program). I mean, I have to say, if I can get her abs in three weeks time, then I am IN! But I hate her when my alarm goes off. Then I love her again afterward.
A big part of the workout system is the eating program. It’s what’s making the difference for me. After all, they say that bodies are made in the kitchen, and not in the gym right? It’s all about finding the balance of good carbs, veggies, fruits, healthy fats and more.
Truthfully, for me, it’s less about losing weight and more about creating a lifestyle that is all about lifelong eating habits that fuel my body in a really good way. (read more about my strong is the new skinny attitude here)
I whipped up this recipe for dinner last night. During these 21 days (and hopefully most days going forward), our plates are full of fresh, colorful veggies, some healthy proteins, and a little bit of healthy fat. And they need to taste good to boot AND be simple to make. This recipe fits the bill on all accounts!
Ingredients: (serves 6)
Chicken or salmon (we made both this particular evening, according to varying tastes), 4-6 ounces per person
1 yellow pepper, sliced
1 large onion, sliced
your favorite marinara (we used Aldi’s organic)
mozzarella cheese to taste, diced
spinach or other lettuce, optional
Grill chicken (4-6 oz each), place over bed of lettuce. While chicken is cooking, cook onion and peppers over medium heat on the stove top (I cooked it in 1 teaspoon of avocado oil) until translucent – approx 7 minutes. Heat marinara sauce, then pour approximately 1 tablespoon over chicken. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top to taste, then top with onion/pepper mix. Enjoy!
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