Goals for the week:
Early morning cardio (at least) three times this week.
–> This morning I did Jamie Eason’s Plyo Routine from BodyBuilding.com. Find it here.
Try two new recipes.
No drinking on the weekend.
I got one new recipe under my belt tonight
Since the Fatkid is Italian and I know he always wants something with pasta, sauce and cheese…I tried to compromise. He specifically told me he wanted eggplant parm, but we all know how I feel about getting my protein so.. I tricked him!
I made our very own clean eating version of Chicken/Eggplant “Parm”. This makes four servings so lunch tomorrow is made.
1 LARGE boneless/skinless chicken breast (I mean like a lb)
1 LARGE eggplant
4 egg whites
his: italian bread crumbs
mine: almond meal
his: provolone cheese – 2 slices
mine: laughing cow light – 2 wedges
1 15oz can tomato sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion finely diced
1 medium roma tomato finely diced
2 cloves garlic minced
1.5 tbsp basil
pepper to taste
1. Mixed all sauce ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and let cook while prepping the chicken.
2. Whisk together egg whites.
3. Flatten chicken with a meat tenderizer (or a screwdriver – I had to improvise) and cut into 4 pieces.
4. Slice 4 1/4in slices lengthwise off the eggplant, cut those four in half. You will have 8 pieces total.
5. Heat a large non-stick skillet and spray with olive oil spray
6. his: dredge eggplant and chicken in eggs white and dip into bread crumbs, brown in skillet on both sides.
mine: dredge eggplant and chicken in egg whites and brown without any crumbs
7. Pour 1/3 the tomato sauce into a baking pan
8. his: layer one piece of eggplant, 1/2 slice of provolone, eggplant, chicken, 1/2 slice provolone
mine: eggplant, 1/2 laughing cow light, sprinkle 1 tsp almond meal, eggplant, chicken, 1/2 laughing cow.
9. Pour remainder of sauce over top.
10. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
Soooo good! The fatkid started eating his before I could even take a pic. Then asks me how fattening it was and at the last bite asks “Is there chicken in this?” - ha! I love it that he was too busy loving the sauce and eggplant to remember he is sick of chicken (insert biiiig grin). So excited I made a healthy version of one of his absolute favorite Italian meals. As for mine, the almond meal gave enough of a crunch that I didn’t need breading and the laughing cow was so creamy I definitely felt like I was eating something I shouldn’t.
Unfortunately because ours were made differently I didn’t figure the nutritional info out on this one, as long as you pay attention to your portions and ingredients this won’t be “bad” for you.
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