Monday, August 29, 2011

Italian Chicken Marinara Skillet

This is similar to the "pizza chick" recipe I posted, but I thought it would be a good one to fight boredom on the diet.

This recipe is better suited for the OWL plan but can be tweaked for the Simeon's plan as well.

-3.5oz chicken breast boiled with italian seasoning and black pepper.  Once cooled off shred chicken with two forks
-1 tsp no sodium tomato paste
-1-2 tbsp no sodium tomato sauce
-1-2oz chopped, sauteed onions or shallots
-1 tsp Ms. Dash Tomato Basil seasoning
-1/4 cup fat free shredded mozzarella (optional)
-1 tsp fresh basil

Sautee onions until translucent, add tomato sauce, paste, and seasonings.  Simmer on Med-High heat until combined.  If sauce too thick add 1/8 cup water.   Add chicken.  stir and let cook together for a few minutes.  Last step is add the shredded cheese.  Transfer to plate and serve. Garnish with fresh chopped basil.

For Simeons compliant plan: Omit onions (remember-don't mix veggies) and cheese. Sub fresh tomato for the canned sauce/paste.  Sautee' tomatoes with seasoning and some water to create a thin sauce.  Can thicken if preferred with a tsp of cornstarch.  Follow remaining instructions. 

*can serve either with a portion of miracle (shirataki) noodles.

Week 8 Re-Cap!

And.....58 days until I am Memphis bound!

This week my inches lost were minimal.  I am not too happy about this.  Only losing 1.75 inches makes me nervous that the weight loss is slowing.  I am just hoping for consistency and not a full on plateau!
I am even closer to the 40lb goal! I only have 5.5 more to lose!  The 40lb mark is also the goal I set before ordering my fabulous Halloween costume from the Etsy Shop Glamtastik! I am taking a little more avant garde approach to my Marie Antoinette theme. 

This week was a lot of old stand-by recipes.  However, I did a chicken marinara skillet recipe and it was really tasty.  Recipe to come soon! 

So, got to keep going! It seems like I have been on this diet much longer than 8 weeks.  But, the reward is pretty nice.  Smaller clothes, better health, more energy and hopefully less medications for my polycystic ovarian syndrome!