Thursday, April 7, 2011

What's for Dinner?

Let me tell you what's for dinner, folks! Orange chicken with brown rice and Buffalo Chicken Shells! Yum and Yum! Here's the run down!

Orange Chicken with brown rice
Based from A Fit and Spicy Life

1 tsp chili powder
1 lb. chicken breast (4 servings), pounded thin (1/2 inch thick)
2/3 cup orange juice (I used my NEW juicer!)
4 T. sugar free maple syrup
2 tsp orange zest (2 oranges)
2 cups of cooked brown rice (use instant or a rice cooker)

Heat oil in pan over medium high heat. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with chili powder, S&P. Cook chicken utnil no longer pink (about 3 minutes per side). Remove chicken and set aside.

Put orange juice and syrup in pan and scrape chicken bits from the bottom with a wooden spoon. Stir for 1 minute and add orange zest and put chicken back in pan for a minute. Take chicken out. Stir orange juice mixture into rice and stir. Serve up rice and place chicken on top! Voila!

Super flavorful! Perfect flavors for summer!

What is better than buffalo chicken? No, seriously? Put it on pizza, tacos, sandwiches, on a stick-it's all PERFECT! Now, we're going to put it in JUMBO PASTA SHELLS! I die.....

I used blogger Sugar Crafter's recipe to a tee and it turned out great! Check out her recipe and make this delish meal TODAY! You won't regret it!


Confession time: I've been really slacking on my healthy eating lately. I mean I do it, but by the end of the day while I'm cooking my healthy meal, I'm stuffing my face with cheerios or pretzels which is really adding a lot of calories. I've been on a rampage lately! Since my March was so hectic, it's been really hard to get back into the swing of things: exercising, eating right, sleeping well, lowering alcohol consumption-they all have been a challenge!
So today, I'm publicly throwing down the gauntlet and recommitting myself to healthy eating and exercising! I'm still keeping in mind my big vaca goals, but I really need to be more committed. I'll let anything become a great excuse to go off my healthy ways: ANYTHING that interfers with my normal schedule actually! I need to be more flexible in life and learn to roll with what life brings (I'm not very good at this at the moment!).

So there it is! Here's to healthy ways, friends! Who's with me? Summer is approaching and we all need to look and feel our best to get the most out of the brililant weather that is coming up! You can start by making the above meals for your families;)

Remember tomorrow at 5 pm central time is the last day for my $10 e-card giveaway to Swanson Health Products!
I hate to say it, but I only have one entry at the moment:( It's VERY EASY to enter and who couldn't use some healthy treats or vitamins in their lives? ENTER HERE!

What are your summer goals? Do you have a hard time with changes in your schedule meaning changes in your healthy lifestyle? What are you struggling with right now? 


  1. I know what you mean about crazy-busy lives! I have been reading your blog, although not commenting as often as I should because sometimes I read it from my phone. I'll be better, I promise! :)

    I love new recipes- for sure the chicken shells will get eaten at our house.

    Also... I'm with you on the excuses for not eating better. Lately I've been using "I run a lot, that burns calories" which also is NO excuse for the crapola I'm putting in. Can we commit together? Can we "reset" at the same time and support each other? I need a hand back on the wagon!! :)

  2. Both of these meals were excellent.

  3. Absolutely, Sarah! I need a hand too! Today has been good so far though:)

  4. Those recipes look delish! And good for you for throwing down the gauntlet.. you GO girl! You're a strong, intelligent woman - I know you can do it!