Chicken Bahn Mi

After being introduced to this Vietnamese dish a few months ago, I decided to give it a try in my own kitchen.  This recipe did not disappoint!

Ingredients:

*1 pound chicken breast (I used rotisserie chicken for ease, but grilled might make it ever more of a home run)
*1/4 tsp Kosher salt
*1/8 tsp black pepper
*1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
*1 tbsp light brown sugar
*3 garlic cloves (I use the pre-minced)
*1 fresh jalapeno
*shredded carrots (save yourself and buy them pre-shredded)
*cucumbers sliced thinly
*cilantro to taste
*choices to serve it on – hoagie roll, brown rice, over romaine lettuce

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Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe

chicken fajita salad

Seriously, friends.  This Chicken Fajita Salad recipe might be one of my all-time favorites!  It’s pretty simple but it truly gives your taste buds a party.  You don’t have to put it over spinach like I did, though…you can put it in a wrap and add your own fillings, just like regular chicken fajitas.

Here’s what you need for 2 servings:

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5 Reasons Meal Planning is Worth It

Be honest, do you pay attention to what you’re eating?  I sure didn’t used to.  I would work hard in the gym but then follow it up with not so stellar eating.  I used to think, “I’m working out and I’m working hard, so now it’s OK if I have that (cookie, ice cream, humongous portion) – you name it!  And I wondered why I wasn’t getting any kind of results physically.  Working out as hard as I was not to see the scale budge or any new definition took a toll on me emotionally.  I started feeling like a failure, like I’d never be able to change my body.

But then I was introduced to the world of Beachbody.  The focus was still on exercise, but now a new component was entered into the equation – nutrition.  I was not excited.  I thought I’d have to eat like a bird or eat foods I really didn’t like to get results.  I had no idea what healthy eating looked like.  Bottom line, I was out of my comfort zone.

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