Monday, April 19, 2010

Straying off the straight and narrow....

We all do it from time to time. Some call it a "cheat meal" some call it a "cheat day" and unfortunately, some of us have "cheat weekends". What do these do for us? I'll tell you what they do for me...NOT MUCH! Although I had a great weekend up North with my best friend for her "21st" (wink wink) birthday, I sure did pay for it in the gym this morning. Do you ever have cheat meals/days/weekends? Are they worth it? Do you think they help your performance at all? Let me know what you think...

Well, here is a recipe to help you get back on track, if you might have had a weekend like me.

"Back on Track Chicken Dinner"

Here's what you'll need:

2 chicken breast
4 tbsp Tomato Paste
~4 Tbsp water
1/2 c Artichoke Hearts
1/4 c Sun Dried Tomatoes

Preheat the oven to 375, and spray your 9" x 9" baking dish with Pam. Sprinkle the chicken with some pepper and place into the baking dish. Arrange the artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes in the pan, around the chicken and a few on top of the chicken. In a separate bowl, mix the tomato paste and water. When the tomato paste is a nice smooth consistency, pour over chicken breasts. Depending on your chicken breast thickness and whether or not it is frozen or fresh will determine the cook time. Mine are, frozen: 40 minutes and fresh: 25 minutes.

Also, in the picture you will see my "Busy Lady Broccoli"

2 crowns of broccoli
2 tbsp olive oil
seasonings of your choice

Throw the ingredients into a ziplock back and DO NOT CLOSE IT. Place the bag on a plate and microwave for 3 minutes. Enjoy!

I hope everyone has a great week, for those of you Crossfitters out there I hope you are getting ready for Regionals and the Affiliate Cup.... I know I am! It's time to get real serious!!!!


  1. Ooooh yum! I'm definitely trying this one :)

  2. I made this last night. Delicious.