Let's get right to it!
As you can see, I've been buying more dark meat chicken lately. The one thing I am willing to spend money on is high quality food. I try to save where I can, and white vs. dark meat chicken is one of those places. Dark meat has a higher fat content so it helps you stay fuller longer. It also contains more iron, zinc, riboflavin, thiamine, and vitamins B6 and B12 (source). On a practical level, I also find that it's hard to mess up cooking it! It has more flavor and is more difficult for me to dry it out.
Jalapeño Dijon Grilled Chicken with Kale, Avocado and Shaved Sprouts Salad
For the salad, I just tossed cut kale and brussel sprouts with some homemade olive oil dressing and served with avocado - roughly based on this recipe.
This definitely did not taste like a health food... but I wouldn't exactly argue that it is either :)
Hamburger with tomato, avocado, and onions
There's no recipe for this - just a grilled hamburger patty topped with some veggies and condiments. I eat it bunless with a fork and knife. It's fast, easy, and requires no clean up... and I've been craving burgers lately.
- Chipotle barbacoa salad with fajita veggies and salsa as the dressing. Plus guacamole (of course!)
- Coastal Salad (without chips) at Company Cafe in Dallas <-- highly recommended. It was so good and fresh tasting.
Breakfast and snacks were pretty standard - eggs, spinach, and bacon for breakfast or an omelet with prosciutto and cheese. Almonds and apples for snacks. Whey protein after my lifting workouts.
Have you made anything good lately? Please share!