To be fair. I don’t really eat very much (if any) meat. I’m simply not a fan and was a vegetarian for over a decade. There are some meats that I really do like, but they haven’t the mouthfeel or texture of meat. (burgers, hot dogs, sausage) However, I do make a mean grilled chicken. For last night’s dinner, I was feeling summery! ( I thought about just running outside in a bikini, but then I realized my neighbors had eyes.) Grilled chicken, roast yams (served cold) and green beans!! Healthy, delish, and really good fuel for your body!!
For the chicken (I used boneless skinless thighs!)
for 1 1/4- 1 1/2 lbs
1 cup oj
1 T low sodium soy sauce
1.5 t garlic powder
10 cranks of ground pepper
hot sauce to taste
1 t honey
Let those babies marinate!! Overnight is preferred!
Set your grill to high to heat the grates, put the chicken on, back it down to medium. Cook about 7 mins per side or until the internal temp measures at <160
For the potatoes, really simple, wash, poke, cook with the skin ON. When they come out, peel, slice, toss with a tiny amount of EVOO and salt, chill!
For the green beans, snap and blanche them and then toss in a hot pan with a tiny drizzle of EVOO and a smidge of low-sodium oyster sauce! ( a LITTLE bit goes a LONGGGG way. Be judicious.)
As did the boy. In fact he looked at me and said, “Why are you taking a picture and not eating it?” Truer words were never spoken.
Today’s workout is coming from my feet and not a website. Since I did a full workout yesterday, (I added some push-up and dips) Today I just get to dance with the best partner ever, my 3 year old. He can really jam. He’s really better than Heinz Ward or Maxim Chmer….(that last name is hard for me, and I’m Slovak!!!)
Yesterday, the first lady unveiled the new food pyramid..er, plate. IT’S A PLATE, FOLKS!! Looks a lot like the zone diet plate but in fun colors with a kid-friendly website. I like it, it’s simple, straightforward and easy to use. Now if only our schools could follow it at lunchtime. Thank God for organizations like School Food Focus exist to encourage and assist large districts to be able to provide better meals to our nation’s children. When I went to school, we had pizza, chips, and carrot discs. I don’t think much has changed, save for the probably dropped the carrot discs.