Changing my life through running and a Whole30/Paleo lifestyle, seeking to inspire my daughter and others along the way.
Monday, July 30, 2012
My Healthy Dinner
I am going to be uploading more food posts as I find more and more awesome inspiration on some good healthy recipes that are more than just a salad or Lean Cuisine!!!
Tonight I made Chicken and Eggplant Marinara and it was AWESOME
I started out by sauteing half an onion and four boneless skinless chicken thighs in about a tsp. of olive oil and salt and pepper
While I was cooking that I sliced one eggplant and put it on a baking sheet and sprayed it with non stick olive oil spray and seasoned it with salt and pepper. I baked them for about 15 min at 350.
Once the chicken is browned (doesn't need to be totally cooked you will be baking it) I poured in a jar of the best low calorie marinara EVER. Its only 50 calories for 1/2 a cup.
Place the chicken in a baking dish
Top it with the eggplant
Pour the sauce and onions from the skillet you took the chicken out of on top and then put it in the 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes.
In the last 5 minutes I topped it with a little bit of reduced fat shredded mozzarella.
I put in two chicken thighs and two slices of eggplant and topped with sauce. Serve with some delicious crusty bread and BAM its DELICIOUS!
BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE... DESSERT!
From my last food post you saw I bought some coconut oil - do research on this healthy fat option that has lauric acid which is good for digestion and bacteria and the healthy fats in it help you lose weight!
SO I mixed together 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and blended well.
Then I added a tablespoon at a time of almond milk until I felt the consistency was pudding like.
Then I added in splenda to taste. I like a bitter chocolate so I didn't add a lot.
Next I cut up a banana and layered chocolate with banana and coconut flakes. It was about 5 tablespoons of sauce, half a banana, and a few pinches of coconut flake. I put it in pretty glasses because nothing tastes better than something that looks good! SO HEALTHY low in fat, sugar, and calories and FREAKING delicious.