Chicken drumsticks are a comfort food to me. It reminds me of my childhood because I ate them all the time. My mom usually seasoned and baked a bunch for the week, and it would be warm for dinner and cold for lunch. I was probably one of the few kids that would be sent to elementary school with a big ol’ drumstick in her lunch box. But then again I always had something different to bring with me to lunch. Continue reading Chicken Drumsticks In An Orange Ginger Balsamic Sauce
Before I met my boyfriend two years ago, I was a single gal always on the move and definitely did not have time for Food Prep Sundays. I still cooked for myself, but maybe only 3 or 4 times per week. The rest of the time was eating a bowl of cereal or going out with friends for dinner. Oy to think of all the money I spent on those dinners and drinks! Breakfasts were either from Starbucks or a frozen Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich, and lunches were almost ALWAYS from the frozen food aisle and had the words, “Healthy Choice” or “Lean Cuisine” on the box it came from. I thought I was eating healthy because these items would say “healthy” or “Light” or “Fat-Free” or “Low Calorie”… you get the picture. Plus I was skinny at the time, so I had to be eating well, right?! Continue reading My version of Lean Cuisine’s Chicken & Cranberry Salad
I think that the best way to decide what you’re going to add to your meal plan is to use items that you already have in your fridge/freezer and pantry closet. Even if it’s the smallest thing, it can sometimes spark the best creativity. Other times, it at least helps you decide what to start searching for online! When I was making my food plan for this week I took a look in my freezer and noticed that I still had a bunch of chicken drumsticks in there from my last Costco trip, and I knew I wanted to do something with them. But I wanted to do something a little different than the normal bake with some Italian seasonings (my usual go-to for drumsticks). Continue reading Crispy Coconut-Lime Chicken Drumsticks
This yummy delicious salad is great for a pre-made lunch-to-go. I typically make these on Sundays, put in plastic containers and into the fridge, and we have lunch for 2 or 3 times that week depending on how much I make. That’s why the serving size is for one so you can multiply it by however many servings you need!
What’s great about it is that it can be served hot or cold depending on your mood, and either way it’s delicious. For this dish, you can use leftover chicken, pasta and broccoli, or make it fresh that day. This is a must-have healthy lunch! Continue reading Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Have you purchased a spiralizer yet? If not, you should! It’s the best invention ever. Especially when you want to turn veggies into pasta. I use mine mostly to make spaghetti out of zucchini and yellow squash, but I know you can use all sorts of vegetables. I need to start playing with new recipes and see what else I can use with it. If you own a spiralizer, please let us know what your favorite vegetable to use with the tool in the comments below or on the Yummy in my Clean Tummy facebook page! Continue reading Lemon Dijonaise Chicken with Zoodles
I’ve realized something, it’s not easy to take photos of soup! Especially when all of your bowls are square like mine. But this soup was just too good, so I took a photo to share with you. The picture may not be the best, but once you start smelling the veggies mixed with cumin, oregano and lime zest as the soup is cooking, your mouth will definitely begin to drool and you’ll have to hold yourself back from eating it all up in one sitting! Continue reading It’s Lime! Chicken, Veggie and Lime Soup