If you’re anything like the other 318.86 million people in America, then one of your New Year resolutions is to lose weight, get healthy, and rock a hot bikini body by May. Unfortunately, most of us will probably be rocking a baggy beach cover-up instead; but don’t get discouraged! You too can have a rock hard tummy with a few simple changes in your diet, and here’s one of my go-to figure-friendly meals that you’ll seriously crave.
Meal-prepping. The biggest trend of 2015 that actually isn’t such a bad trend to keep (unlike the using the word “Bae”, ).
All I ever see anymore on Instagram, are fitness posts. After seeing all the #MealPrepMonday, #GainsBro, #TransformationTuesday, #FitFam, #ImSuchATool (oh wait, that one might just be one that I associate the other ones with in my head…), I always swore I’d never be one of “those” people. You know who I’m talking about, and if you don’t, you’re probably one of “those” people…
…I still love you for reading my blog though, so all is forgiven.
But as much as I hate to admit this…
…I participate in #MealPrepMonday. More like meal prep Sunday, but in all seriousness, if I don’t prep my meals and snacks ahead of time, I end up grabbing 4 Snickers ice cream bars and a frozen pizza for lunch (true story, it happened yesterday).
Even though I’m glad to see people making healthy changes in their eating habits, it physically PAINS ME to see the same old bland, baked chicken breast with steamed broccoli and brown rice on everyone’s eating agenda. How could anyone actually stick to eating healthy if what they are eating everyday is flavorless and just plain BORING?! That’s why I love adding little to no calorie flavor additions like herbs, spices, and aromatics like garlic and ginger to my meals.
This chicken is seasoned with my go-to chipotle spice rub that packs SO much flavor and heat without adding hardly any calories! If you want to tone down the heat a bit, just reduce the chipotle powder by half.
If your chickens were blessed with bigger breasts than Pamela Anderson, then just horizontally slice them in half creating 2 average B-cups. This will help them cook more evenly and help with portion control.
I love roasting vegetables because it requires very little fat. Roasting also brings out their natural sugars, which caramelizes and makes their flavor naturally sweet and super concentrated.
So let’s all band together to form an “End Boring Food Prep Meals in 2016” campaign. Who’s with me?!
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