My diet is supposed to be a 24 day "cleanse" kinda diet but I have really grown to just get used to it. To give it the most basic description I don't eat most carbs, dairy, or red meat. I have two snacks a day- pretty much always fruit and unsalted almonds. Other than snacks I have a meal replacement shake for breakfast, deli turkey meat and an avocado for lunch, and usually a protein and veggies for dinner. I am a creature of habit but that is how I stick to a plan. I have to make it consistent to teach myself new habits. I have actually stuck with the plan and the end date is May 30.
Now, my goal is to stick with the diet long term but allow myself to live a little and cheat sometimes. For instance, on Mother's Day and our anniversary I couldn't even have cake. When we go out to eat my only option is usually a salad- and I want some freaking steak sometimes!
Anyway, the point of this post is to give you guys my favorite recipe I have discovered so far- Chicken Kabobs! I am pretty sure that I could eat kabobs everyday of my life. Amazing!
Ingredients:1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 minced garlic cloves
2 t. honey
1 1/2 t. thyme
1 t. crushed red pepper flakes
1 t. pepper
1 t. salt
1 lb. chicken breasts
Veggies of your choice: I use onion, zucchini, squash, and orange pepper
- In a small bowl combine first 8 ingredients. Reserve half of the marinade for basting. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and place in a baking dish. Pour half of the marinade over the chicken pieces. Cover and place in fridge for 4 hours.
- Drain and discard marinade. Place veggies and chicken on your skewers (if you use wooden skewers make sure you soak them so they don't catch fire!).
- Place skewers on grill over medium heat. Grill, turning, and basting with reserved marinade for about 12 minutes, or until juices run clear.
Good Luck! It's always good to have a healthy meal that actually tastes good!