Scripture to help us remember why we need to take care of our bodies!

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. NLT

Monday, April 30, 2012

Chicken Shawarma Salad

Recipe from Eating Well that I tweaked a little;)

Stir together 1 cup cucumber (shredded), 1/4 cup low fat plain yogurt or non dairy veganaise, 3 TBSP Tahini, 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 1/4tsp salt.  Set aside.  This is the sauce you see on the top.

I took shredded chicken that I made in the crockpot earlier and put it in a fry pan and added 1Tbsp garlic powder, 1tsp curry powder, 1/2tsp pepper, 1/4tsp salt and a little olive oil and mixed it all up to coat the chicken. 

Option 2:  uncooked chicken:  Combine garlic powder, curry powder, pepper and tsp salt in a small bowl.  Slice chicken breast crosswise into 1/4 inch strips; toss with the spice mixture to coat.  Add oil and toss to combine.  Grill chicken turning once, until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.

Option 1:  Cut up romaine lettus and top off with chicken.  Add cucumber/yogurt sauce and some fresh tomatoes.

Option 2:  Take a pita and add the cucumber sauce to the bottom, add chicken, and top with lettus and tomato for a true Chicken Schwarma;)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Chicken Portabello Mango Salsa Salad

Start with mixed greens or romaine hearts.
Make Mango Salsa.
I cut up 1 mango, 1/3 cup red onion, tbsp of lime juice and 1/2 cup diced cucumber and dash of salt and pepper.
Saute 1 large portabello mushroom, shredded chicken, and handful of green onion. These are all items I had prepped for the week so I grabbed a mixture and threw it together and heated it up.
My salad. I added fresh tomatoes and black beans to it.
Greg's salad. Added a little cheese to his and made homemade corn tortilla chips for him:) For the boys, I took corn tortillas and made little chicken quesadillas with spinach, tomatos, black beans and cheese. They also love to dip them in "cream" sour cream:)