Wednesday, November 12, 2014
As part of the BLC26 Wk#9 challenge, I'm to step out of my Health Comfort Zone...and talk about it.
Nutrition is an area with which I constantly struggle - the foods I enjoy most are not always the best choice AND I really don't like to cook...well, maybe I enjoy cooking but I Don't like to clean up the mess! As a result, I eat the same quick snacks and prepare the same quick meals on too regular a basis - can you say Boooooorinnng.....
Starting yesterday, actually (1 day early for our program), I decided to begin to step out of my food rut. Finding that Omelete Muffin recipe gave me the push I needed to start - it was easy to make, tasty and almost no clean up.
I continued my "Nutrition Step Out" with dinner (we won't discuss lunch) with a Bourbon Chicken recipe I made up based on a spice packet I had in-house. Using cut-up pre-cooked Chicken, I simply brought the sauce to a boil around the Chicken and simmered for 2 mins. Served over Quinoa and with Coleslaw and Cottage Cheese, again little prep time / activity and very little clean up.
Not wanting to repeat the Omelete Muffins (avoiding that rut with which I'm so comfy), I racked my brain....and remembered a fave childhood memory - the days Mom would not make a full breakfast (probably running late, I now know as an adult) and would serve a yummy rice pudding instead...my Fave breakfast.
Having plenty of Quinoa left over from dinner (I always make too much), I added some water to re-heat. With the addition of Soy Milk, a dash of Splenda and a sprinkling of Cinnamon I now had Quinoa Pudding and was immediately transported back to Mom's kitchen of yester-year....without the health implications.
Those of you dealing with Diabetes know of what I speak - I cannot remember the last time I enjoyed a white rice....until this morning's breakfast...YUMMMMM !!
I can provide the info for the Bourbon Chicken recipe to anyone interested - the only 'difficult' part is the sauce.
Also, I'd appreciate learning if you tried any of the above, what was your take and do you have any suggestions for variety's sake.
Thank you, Dolly