When I am working with people that are looking to make healthier changes in their life, I suggest the simple phrase, "If you bite it, write it" and it seems to work! They will visualize how much they are eating and it's usually more than they assumed. With this simple task, I also see that they are consuming very little fruits and vegetables. My solution: Wraps! Sounds so silly but it works. I ask them to find the "tortilla" that works for them, such as Joseph's, La Tortilla or Mission Carb Balance. All of these products come in whole wheat, gluten-wheat free, and other specific diet requirements.
I then tell them that they must fill ONE of these tortillas with their favorite green veggies, THEN they can add some protein! Scrambled Eggs, Chicken-I suggest my Garlic Chicken recipe, Salmon or Tuna...basically the possibilities are endless of where you can take these delicious wraps! They are great for breakfast, on the go lunch and even dinner! As I've said before, I've popped the Joseph's Flax bread in the oven until crispy and served as tostadas, layered with black beans, chicken, peppers, lettuce and in place of sour cream-plain Greek yogurt! Mmm, sounds good right?
And now for the Garlic Chicken! I use this as my weekly go-to chicken! We make it almost every week, and we create different meals with it throughout the week!
6-8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
extra virgin olive oil
LOTS of chopped garlic, I use 3-4 cloves
Place chicken in freezer bag, splash with olive oil(about enough to cover chicken), and throw in the garlic. Seal the bag and roll around the garlic and olive oil onto the chicken. Let set for a few hours, bake at 350 for about 40minutes or until cooked through.
We add this chicken to wraps, salads, dice it up and turn into meat for quesadilla for the kids, add to omelets, or just eat the chicken with a side of fresh string beans or Brussels sprouts!
What's your favorite go-to recipe that's quick, easy and can be used for several meals?
I'd love to know!!