It has been a pretty good week so far….it is only Wednesday, so I am hoping a positive attitude will make the weekend get here faster (pretty please?). Missed the gym last night due to some stuff that popped up, but I got my arse on that treadmill, busted out 30 minutes of sweaty hill intervals, then an ab workout, and some yoga stretching! Today I am hitting up a P90X workout (shoulders and arms), some more hill intervals (Doctor said no running for at least 2 weeks, grr) and then some hoping that Gavin will stop screaming 24/7!
I am adding in some P90X in order to switch things up a bit, I was on the same workouts for almost a month and that means my body was getting used to them. I wanted to use this for a sub-in so I can get some more weights in my workouts, not for bulking- just for toning. With these football shoulders, the last thing I need is any form of bulk going on…I am top heavy enough as it is! I am going to do the the chest/back, legs/back (on alternating weeks), and arms/shoulders then add in some biking, treadmill (H.I.I.T training) and plyometric drills. The goal is to buy a bike this month, I already bought a child seat for the back…now I just need the actual bike!
Other news is that I should be starting a new role as an on-line English Teacher soon…oh, how technology is taking over! I will be able to do it for 4 hours a day and make a pretty decent amount of money in order to save towards a home and so on. We are hoping it all goes smoothly and that our schedules will work in order to make sure I am not always teaching with Gavin on my lap (I would not actually teach with him on my lap). So that is something exciting…I know I really don’t need much else added to my plate, but at least it is something for ‘me’ that I really enjoy doing!
So now for some eats! I planned this whole weeks’ meals out and I used the Eat Clean Cookbook that is for family and kids. I was able to get 4 great new recipes out of there for us to try out. James learned a hard lesson while I was doing this- eat or go without! I was really getting irritated with making three different meals each night, so I figured if I can eat clean- so can everyone else! The great news….they are (for the most part)!
So far the Crispy Chicken Bites have been a favorite! I like eating the left overs cold in a WW wrap with spinach, tomato and a tiny bit of mustard. So here we go with the recipe:
Clean Eating Crispy Chicken Bites
3 Boneless Skinless Breasts
1/4c oat bran
1/4 c wheat germ
1Tb Ground Flax Seed
1/4c coarsely ground almonds
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Pinch of Garlic powder
1/2 cup low-sodium broth
1 beaten egg white
Clean Cooking Spray
- Preheat oven to 400 degree, line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Cut chicken breasts into nugget sized pieces, set aside
- Combine all dry ingredients in a large container, mix well.
- Combine water and egg in a separate bowl, dip each piece of chicken in this mixture, then place in the ‘coating’ mixture
- Make sure each piece is well coated before placing on the baking sheet, and then bake for 10-15 minutes.
Serve with some Cajun sweet potatoes, veggies, and your choice of clean dipping sauce! These were a hit, I plan to make these often for the whole family! Give them a try and let me know how they turn out for you!!
What new recipe have you tried out lately? Have you changed up your exercise routines? Any new exciting news?