I made this delicious salad the other day for the family and I just had to share the recipe so you could enjoy it as well.
Chicken Fajita salad
3 tbsp lime juice
2tbsp finely chopped fresh Cilantro
2 tbsp olive oil
1lb of chicken
1 medium onion chopped
2 small bell peppers (1 red and 1 yellow) thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves chopped
1/2 tsp ground cumin
6 cups mixed green
1 cup cooked blacked beans
In a bowl whisk together lime juice, olive oil and cilantro. Set aside.
Cook chicken and slice set aside. In the pan that you cooked the chicken saute the onion and bell peppers for about 3 minutes. Then add cumin and garlic and keep cooking for 1 minute.
In a bowl mix beans and mixed greens and lime cilantro vinegrette.
Top with chicken and peppers. Enjoy!
I’ve wanted to blog so many times recently but I couldn’t seem to put my thoughts to words that made sense. And when I did think I could make sense of everything something came up with the kids or I had an appointment but I am here now.
I started the new weight loss plan and although I cannot go into specific details I have been given the ok to tell my story just not share others.
I have been terrified of starting this diet. I was afraid I was going to be hungry, fail or just plain give up. I was also afraid that I would have massive headaches and not be able to function. But on Saturday I took the plunge and just decided that I was going to do this. I was going to give it my all and the hard work has paid off. Before I tell you my results so far let me tell you a little about the diet.
So as I mentioned this is a medical weight loss program and not something that everyone can participate in or should. I am in phase 1 of three. In phase one you are allowed 1000-1200 calories a day. You have two meal replacements and a lean cuisine type meal for supper and two snacks a day that’s it. Oh and some PGX granules to keep you full and satisfied. I only put mine on my supper since I haven’t experienced any hunger yet. Now I know some people are going to freak out when they read that I am only eating 1000 calories but please remember I am being closely supervised by an obesity specialist and he has done his homework to make sure that this is safe for his patients.
Now the good part. I have been following my diet to a T since Saturday and I am officially down 5 lbs today. The weight loss won’t always be this dramatic but for right now I will take it.
I’ve had a few people ask me what I eat in a day so I will give you a sample menu of what I’m eating and keep updating you as I go thru the program.
Breakfast: meal replacement shake
Snack: cheese string and apple
Lunch: meal replacement shake
Snack: spinach, cucumber, almonds, lemon poppy seed dressing
Supper: PC blue menu Italian Lasagna with pgx granules sprinkled on top.
And lots of water
I have to say I haven’t felt deprived at all so far on this diet. I am eating at regular intervals and I am eating quality food. In fact yesterday I went to a potluck event that had a free sundae bar and I didn’t have any. In fact I didn’t eat any of the food at the potluck I portioned my own food and brought it with me. I am tired of losing and gaining the weight. And this is my last chance before surgery so I will give it my all.
This week has been a little crazy. I had day surgery on Tuesday and it threw off my whole schedule. I can’t workout for three weeks, I have to have a high fiber diet and I was in pain. Thank fully the pain has died down and I am starting to feel normal again. Since I was sore I really did want fast meals this week that didn’t require me standing in the kitchen for hours or even longer then 15 minutes really.
I was a little taken by surprise by the high fiber diet as I wasn’t warned prior to my appointment that I would have to eat a high fiber foods. Thankfully my husband took down a list of foods that I like and set out to the store while the kids slept. So you wanna know what I ate ? Well here’s what I ate and if there is a recipe I will attach the link.
Tuesday for lunch and supper I had a baked sweet potato. Once it was baked I topped it with canned refried beans and a little cheese. Put it back in the oven till it was all warmed.
Wednesday I didn’t want to look at a sweet potato at all. I had had my fill the day before. So for breakfast I had a big bowl of raisin bran. For lunch I wanted something that I could have leftovers and turn them into a few different things so I made these rice and beans.
I made rice and beans cause I could eat them as they are. Or I could put them in a tortilla with avocado and tomato. Or I could make a breakfast burrito by adding salsa, avocado, crumbled bacon and some shredded cheese to a tortilla. I even served it as a side to this beef stroganoff instead of having plain rice. As you can tell I made use of cooking a nice size batch of the beans and rice as to not have to cook a lot lol.
Another recipe I made this weekend was these delicious raisin bran muffins. These little gems are great for breakfast and you can reheat them beautifully in the oven. If you have a chance watch the video and he will give you the instructions to reheat them and store them. The recipe only makes 6 muffins. Honestly their so delicious I don’t know why you would only make 6 but you can easily double the recipe.
Tonight I’m making a simple roast chicken with roasted sweet potatoes. We also had take out one night.
Healthy and high fiber eating can be boring but I have to say I really enjoyed everything I ate this week. Oh I almost forgot my favourite snack of the week. I had Wasa Rye crackers topped with avocado. It was the best snack for when I was hungry and didin’t want to waste any time in the kitchen.
Now that we have talked about all the yummy food I’ve been eating lets talk about how I’m going to stay motivated to lose weight. I can’t workout till I get the ok from the Dr so I have to concentrate on my food. But I have been wanting to make a lbs lost and a lbs to lose jar for quite some time. Well I finally went to the dollar store got some pretty jars and marbles and started my jars. I think having a visual of what I lost vs what I have to lose will motivate me a lot. Hopefully you made it this far into my blog lol. But I’ve written enough for now and I’m off to have supper. Have a great night everyone!
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