Wednesday, January 09, 2013

clean eating part 2.

so, i've got the cuties. that was a good 1st step. I now have ZERO sweets in my house, thanks to polishing off the last of the chocolate chips... :)

yesterday, i decided to cook a whole chicken. in the crockpot. it went against my better judgement, but in the end, it worked out.






I added a little water in the bottom of the crockpot, shoved the chicken in (it was a package of frozen 'parts' that made up a whole) and threw a bit of olive oil, some salt, pepper and garlic powder over the top. oh, and i sprinkled some dried basil on because raw chicken is gross.


i let it cook forever until it fell apart, then when it was cool, i chopped it up. i got almost 5 cups of chicken, which is quite a haul. i had to strain out the chicken from the broth, which i put in the fridge. once it was chilled, i took the fat off the top, leaving some good broth for sauces/soups/etc.

last night, i had some brown rice, salsa, shredded cheese and chicken for a little mexican bowl dinner.

tonite or tomorrow, i am going to have this recipe i found on pinterest:




I also have spinach in the fridge, so i can add a bit of protein to my salad.

and of course, i can throw some in the freezer for a later date.




it's not chocolate chips, but it's a start :)

6 comments:

Karen said...

Can I come over for lettuce wraps? My people just do.not.getthem. It's comical, the look on the collective faces, as they are trying to figure out what the heck is going on.

Every single time I read about someone putting a whole chicken in the crockpot, I think about the time Carey did it in our little freeeeeezing cold apartment in Brookings. Heh. Good times.

bobbione8y said...

sounds like a story i need to hear :)

bobbione8y said...

and ps. yes. from a boy's point of view, why on EARTH would you eat lettuce instead of a carb-filled item?!

cherk said...

Love lettuce wraps! I am proud of you. Got on the scale today, I think some kind of different eating is in my future. Apparently all of my yummy holiday cooking agreed with my body a little bit too much

anne said...

....and then I stopped by.

Ooops.

Seriously, I did not read this post till now. (9pm)

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