This weekend, my big kitchen experiment was with my new crockpot. Into it I threw:
- 1 diced large onion
- 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 4 ounce can diced green chilis
- 1 cup chunky salsa
I let it cook on low for 5 hours while I tried to find ways to entertain myself and ignore the delicious smell taking over my apartment. After that time, I took the chicken out, shredded it with two forks, and then put it back in the crockpot on high with the cover off for 1 hour to reduce the cooking liquid. [Half of] the finished product:
And it is/was DELICIOUS. Moist, flavorful, and a little spicy from the salsa and chilis. Yum!
The entire recipe yielded 10 servings, so I froze half (what is pictured above) and kept half for use this week. It worked out to be 2/3 cup of the shredded chicken mixture per serving, for 4 PointsPlus a pop.
So that is kind of the theme for this week’s menu plan because I tend to only cook 1 or 2 nights during the week, and then use big batches of things I make over the weekends to carry me through the rest.
Here’s what my week is shaping up to look like:
|Monday||Pumpkin Oatmeal w/cottage cheese + pumpkin pie spice||Mexican Chicken Salad w/black beans, corn + cilantro||Lentil + Feta Salad||Soft boiled eggs w/English muffin, turkey bacon + fruit|
|Tuesday||English muffin w/PB + banana||Chicken soft tacos w/corn tortillas + side salad||Greek yogurt w/honey crisp apple||Black bean and corn quesadilla with cilantro|
|Wednesday||Pumpkin Oatmeal w/cottage cheese + pumpkin pie spice||Mexican Chicken Salad w/black beans, corn + cilantro||Lentil + Feta Salad||Out with friends – Sushi|
|Thursday||Greek yogurt w/ cereal + banana||Chicken soft tacos w/corn tortillas + side salad||Lentil + Feta Salad||Grilled tofu w/sweet potatoes + veggies|
|Friday||Pumpkin Oatmeal w/cottage cheese + pumpkin pie spice||Grilled tofu w/sweet potatoes + veggies over greens||Greek yogurt w/frozen berries||Out for Mexican!|
And here’s what my week is looking like exercise-wise:
- Sunday: Ripped in 30 Week 1 + 2 – first time trying this and I loved it! Similar to The Shred but no strength training move is more than 30 seconds and it’s all different moves. Refreshing!
- Monday: 4 mile run
- Tuesday: Running Intervals + Weights
- Wednesday: Rest
- Thursday: Cross train w/strength training
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: 8 mile run
I’ll do a full update on half marathon training soon since I’m now 1/3 through it, but that’s the plan for this week!
How many nights a week do you cook?