Monday, April 14, 2014

BBQ Chicken

This chicken has so much flavor it is unreal. I put salt and pepper on both sides of the chicken, stuck them on the grill for three minutes, flipped them and slathered Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce on them. cooked for another three minutes, flipped, slathered with sauce, cooked another 2 minutes, flipped, slathered, 2 minutes, flipped, slathered, and repeated until they were cooked through. 

For sides I made a half of a baked potato with salt and pepper only and a side salad with spring mix, banana peppers, radishes, baby carrots, and a lime and chive dressing.


I've been trying to make sure I eat at least 7 salads a week. I never feel guilty after eating a salad even if it is drenched in ranch. I am down 20 pounds since I have been incorporating salads daily and I am loving it!

This one was my favorite yet. Spring mix, avocado, red onion, baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, sunflower seeds, strawberries, and a low fat honey mustard.
 This was a quick salad I threw together and it definitely hit the spot. Spring mix, broccoli, baby carrots, red onion, almonds, roasted red pepper hummus, and a poppy seed dressing. 
I put this together at the whole foods deli on my lunch break. DELISH!! Spinach, steamed tofu, balsamic mushrooms,strawberries, almonds, and collard greens. This one was so flavorful I didn't even use dressing.

Smoked Brisket

I cannot describe how delicious smoked brisket is. I enjoyed this smoked brisket with a side of cauliflower mashed potatoes and green beans. (P.S. I cut off the fat from the brisket to avoid the extra calories)

Cauliflower mashed potatoes are super easy. Cut the cauliflower into small pieces and steam until soft. I like to add some pan seared garlic, skim milk, salt, and pepper. Put the cauliflower and seasonings into a food processor or blender and blend until you get a creamy mixture.

For this meal I used canned green beans.

Healthy Snacks

Snacking was a major contributor to my weight gain. It is important to keep healthy snacks around when you are trying to lose weight. Here are some of my faves.