A couple of weeks ago, I challenged my best friend Shelloy to a clean eating challenge. I’ve been bugging her for years to eat better. And while she is stubborn…I can nag with the best of them. Finally, she gave in and accepted a 2 week challenge with clean foods only (minus coffee…which I would never ask anyone to give up).
I myself decided to do a 30 day Paleo challenge (plus my morning coffee). Everyone is on the Paleo bandwagon right? Luckily, I have a Paleo veteran on my side – my friend Becca (check out her story – it is pretty inspiring!). She has been giving me great advice, sharing recipes and we email our food journals to each other nightly.
So far, both of our challenges are going good. Today is just day 3 for me and it’s day 4 for Shelloy. Already, we’ve both run into the “Man, I wish I could have….” but have stayed strong! Last night was one such challenge for me. My son spent the night with a friend and my daughter had a tooth pulled so she was on a soft foods diet. Normally, we’d probably have just stopped and gotten some fast food because it is the easiest thing. I almost gave into that too. Instead I made a mish-mash of foods which turned out to be the most delicious dinner!
Disclaimer: I had no intention of sharing this recipe here on the blog. The pictures I took was for my dinner pic to send to Shelloy. So I apologize now for the quality and promise to get a better pictures next time.
So this recipe came about as a desperate attempt to not have yet another salad. Bacon? Sure. Brussel sprouts? Alright. Chicken breast? Ok. Mix them together? Why not. I was not expecting this to taste as good as it did. Although, really, with bacon in there I shouldn’t have doubted.
- Chicken breast
- Brussel sprouts (I used a half a bag of the ready to microwave sprouts from Walmart)
- Salt, to taste
- In a frying pan, cook bacon until it is about half way done.
- Cut brussel sprouts into smaller pieces (I cut each into 4 pieces) and add to the bacon.
- Dice chicken breast and add to bacon/brussel sprout mixture.
- Cook until chicken is cooked through (I did a small dice and it took about 6-7 minutes)
This seriously was so delicious. I made enough for my dinner (it was probably about a cup and a half) and for my lunch today. You could easily make a larger batch for bigger potions or for more people. You could even add more veggies to it – maybe some broccoli and cauliflower? I added some tomatoes on the side, which are my favorite things right now (the sugar plum tomatoes from Trader Joe’s are so sweet they are like candy!!).
This is going to be a staple for me. I can’t wait for lunch today!