Last week I admitted that I hadn’t been on track with my eating and weight-loss goals in Weight Loss Isn’t Easy. Later that week I finally took a deep breath and stepped on my once again dreaded scale. Funny how that happens, when I’m focused on eating healthy choices and know that I’ve been careful I love my scale. This week I was cringing, I’d avoided facing the fall-out of the oh-so-bloody yummy treats I’d indulged in for far too long.
Pulling up my big girl panties I faced the music only to find it wasn’t as bad as I’d thought. I had pictured gaining 8 pounds (can you tell I”m a drama queen at times?) but in reality I was up 2 pounds.
Whew, this I can handle. I realize this is a life-long journey I’m on and a few weeks on indulgence with a 2 pound weight gain isn’t going to kill me…..as long as I stop it. Rather than let my roller-coster eating continue, Hubby and I went to the store and stocked up on fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs and chicken. These are my staples and I can easily make a simple, healthy meal with them on hand.
Here is a sure-fire recipe I love, believe me when I say I’m no Rachel Ray in the kitchen and even I can’t mess this one up!
- ground chicken (or turkey if you’d prefer)
- Asparagus – chopped
- Red pepper – chopped
- Green pepper – chipped
- Onion – diced
- Mushrooms – sliced
- Cauliflower – chopped finely
- 1/4 cup water
- Garlic – minced
- Low sugar tomato sauce
Begin by browning the chicken, then add in asparagus, green and red peppers, onion and mushroom.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Chop cauliflower into small pieces and put into microwavable dish.
Add in 1/4 cup of water and cook on high in microwave for 2 minutes to soften a bit (should be a bit firm).
Drain water from cauliflower.
Add softened cauliflower to the chicken/veggie mixture in the pan and cover with tomato sauce.
Stir in the sauce and cauliflower until entire mixture is evenly blended.
Lower heat to low, cover and allow to simmer for 5-8 minutes.
For people on a low-carb diet, serve exactly as-is or if preferred, serve over pasta.
That’s it, totally simple and a great staple to have in the fridge. I make this in large batches and store in the freezer.
Now tell me about you, do you have an improvement you’re making in your life? Or a favorite Skinny recipe to share? I’m leaving a linky below, go ahead and leave everyone a link to your post or just share in the comments.