Well hello there! Happy Tuesday to you! I am ultra sore (in an I freaking love it) kind of way from yesterday’s weight workout. Today was a cardio day. Love me some cardio. I started with the a 30 minute HIIT from yesterday and then did the elliptical:
I know sometimes the programs the machines have built-in are kind of cheesy but I like them when it comes to the stairmaster and the elliptical! One hour of cardio, 600 calories later and I am trying to remind myself that bum knee in all this was a good workout. I guess you can force a runner not to run but you can’t take the mindset out of her as easily.
Do you ever do the built-in programs the machine offer?
Last night for dinner I made some killer chicken strips! (Thanks to Jessica and Julie for the inspirations) They were so good! I also made cauliflower mashed potatoes and steamed some zucchini. It was quite the meal!
OATMEAL CRUSTED CHICKEN TENDERS
1 cup oats
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 pound skinless chicken breast tenders
1/2 cup egg substitute (or 2 eggs, beaten)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Mix everything together in a ziploc bag, except eggs and chicken. Beat the eggs and dredge chicken strips in egg mix. Place the eggy chicken tenders in the ziploc bag and shake to coat.
Place tenders on a baking sheet, sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake for 15 minutes until golden and crispy.
Per Serving: 218 Calories; 2.8g Fat (0.9g saturated fat); 65.7mg Cholesterol; 135.8mg Sodium; 27.2g Carbohydrates; 4.5g Fiber; 0.3g Sugar; 31.9g Protein
CAULIFLOWER MASHED POTATOES
- 1 head of cauliflower, trimmed to florets
- 1/8 cup unsweetened almond milk
- salt, pepper, to taste
Steam Cauliflower until soft. Puree cauliflower, milk, salt and pepper in food processor until creamy.
Pour into a baking dish and sprinkle with paprika. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees until bubbly.
Per Serving: 52.7 Calories, 0,5g Fat (0.1g saturated fat); 0.0mg Cholesterol; 63.7mg Sodium; 10.9g Carbohydrates; 5.3g Fiber, 0.0g Sugar; 4.2g Protein
I loved chicken tenders and mashed potatoes when I was a kid and now I love having a healthy alternative to the fried calorie bombs that usually go with the word: chicken tenders! So this brings me to THE CONTEST! Leave me a comment or email me (Kelly0412@hotmail.com) your favorite healthified recipe. Meaning give me a traditionally unhealthy dish that you have made healthy! Anything is fair game….entrees, side dishes, desserts…whatever you want! Keith and I will go through all of them and decide to make three of them! From those three we will pick a winner. And the winner will get….drum roll please….a copy of my cookbook (that I published last November) PLUS a feature in my upcoming cookbook! I am hoping to have it ready by this coming November (just in time for the holidays) and you will get your own page and short bio. So start sending those recipes in folks! You have until Wednesday (at midnight) to enter! 3, 2, 1….GO! :)
Get those recipes in people…Keith and I are ready to COOK! :)
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