Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Day 7 of Juicing: The end is near

Today begins day 7 of our juicing "re-boot"...and it looks like this will be the last full day of juicing. I know...you are sad.


I am not.

Starting tomorrow, we will continue to juice for breakfast and lunch, but then get to eat a healthy meal for dinner.

You know what that means? I've spent hours looking at food on the internet. And I am SO ready to cook. Our meal tomorrow night will be:

Grilled Chicken Breast**
and these little suckers....

Stuffed Brussel Sprouts

If you remember from months back, I cooked, and subsequently ate, brussel sprouts for the first time.  You shared your favorite ways to prepare them, I ignored most of them because they sounded healthy and scared me, and I ended up getting the littlest ones I could find, sauteing onions and garlic, then throwing in the sprouts with a little more EVOO, and then pouring in some chicken broth and boiling them for about 7 minutes.

However, tomorrow night I am going to try the recipe for stuffed sprouts above.  You can find it on my Pinterest, or from the original "creator" at http://cookingstoned.tv/ . I found him on Pinterest and he makes cute little videos for those of us who are visual learners.  I am going to sub the ricotta cheese with greek yogurt..because I THINK I can, and it would make it a little healthier.

**I have shared this before, but it makes a world of difference in my chicken breast.  Heather and I both prefer thin chicken breasts.  Sometimes there is nothing worse (okay, maybe juicing a bell pepper...trust me...never do it, or getting a poo stuck), but other than that, sometimes there is nothing worse than having to eat a really thick chicken breast that someone has cooked for you that has absolutely no flavor on the inside and is dry and yuck yuck.

So, I take one chicken breast, put it on my cutting board, cover it with plastic wrap and pound the hell out of it with my meat pounder (technical term).  This makes it thinner, but it also makes one chicken breast serve 2 people!  I then marinate it, preferably all day if I have the time, and then grill it. 

And here is a chicken grilling tip for those of us lucky enough to get to "woman" the grill...You heat your grill on high.  Throw your breast on and let it kiss each side for about 1 minute...then turn that sucker DOWN!  Low heat is the best way to grill a chicken breast.  Don't over cook that sucker.

So that is Thursday night dinner. 

For Friday night dinner, we will be having crustless quiche that is also on my Pinterest board and these little guys below.  Broccoli tossed in hummus.  I steam my broc for about 8 minutes (I like it soft) but the recipe says you can prep your broccoli anyway you want, and then toss in hummus.  Interesting.  Very interesting.

There is really only one question left...

Is it dinnertime yet?

8 comments:

  1. I wish I could eat broccoli. Phil the band hates it and spits it out no matter how finely I chew it. *sigh* all those things look great though!

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  2. OMG, I can't believe you did 7 days! AWESOME!! And yeah no matter WHAT you eat (well with a few exceptions) it's going to taste heavenly. You guys have earned it that's for sure! I am not a brussel sprout fan (or I don't think I am) but your picture looks pretty good. Please tell us if you like them stuffed.

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  3. A suggestion for your chicken and broccoli pleasure: marinate your chicken before grilling by putting your pounded thin chicken breast in a zip bag with rosemary, thyme, basil and garlic then drizzle in just enough olive oil to lightly coat the herbs and chicken. Do this the night before and you will think you died and went to macaroni grill. As for the broccoli : I LOVE it steamed and tossed with a light coating of Kroger brand Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette dressing and sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

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  4. Replying to your post on my blog, I wish you lived closer too!!! I would love to sit on the front porch and discuss food and poop and all that other stuff with you (LOL)... BTW - are you anywhere near Tampa? I don't think so but figured I'd ask - I have a conference there in April I am presenting at... Enjoy your dinner(s)!!!

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  5. Seven days is amazing! I found the broccoli with hummus recipe last weekend on Pinterest and have made it twice. So yum!!!

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  6. After 7 days of juicing what was your total weight loss? That is great you survived all those days of only juice! Your dinner tonight will taste wonderful!

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