another sleepless nightPosted: January 24, 2012
I’ve been a busy little bee. In the dietetics world January through April is a stressful time – that is if you are applying for an internship or if you run an internship. I am not yet in the latter group so I am one of those poor souls vying for a spot and the means to afford said program. My spare hours are spent thinking about what my personal statement should be like and wondering what my letters of reference say. Granted it’s a lot of worrying for me and not a whole lot of production yet. Some of you aren’t surprised, I’m sure. But I do have drafts of all of my required documents and my transcripts have been requested. So I am not completely screwed – just at the point where the anxiety keeps you up at night. It’s a thrilling place to be, can’t you tell??
I have however been quite busy in the Feeding Bliss world – working on recipes, opening up a shop on Etsy and developing products to sell. There is only one product listed currently. That’s my granola. I feel confident enough in that recipe that I could put that up. Later today I will be posting a month’s worth of meal plans along with a shopping list. The items will be available in a monthly packet or a weekly packet. Keep your eyes peeled later today and I will be sending out another link to the shop with a complete product listing.
Last night was the first night on the meal plan. I have requested that they send me their photos of the meals they prepare so I can show all of you their successes – and hopefully encourage you to give them a shot. If you ever do try one of my recipes here, be sure to send me an email with a photo and any questions or comments to: FeedingBliss AT gmail DOT com I would LOVE to hear from you!!! You can also comment anywhere in the blog.
The first meal was Manhattan Chicken. I love this dish because it is a one-pot wonder. Insanely easy and beautiful! And for those of you Weight Watchers out there, it is a simply filling meal. Typically I serve this with a grain – either a nice whole grain bread or brown rice. Last night we opted for no grain and it was still delicious and filling.
Below is a photo of the dish made by one of my helpers 🙂 looks like she made hers with noodles on the side.
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 6 ounces spinach
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- 2 slices low-fat provolone cheese
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Salt & Pepper
- Heat a large pan (with cover) over medium-high heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Season chicken with salt and pepper then add to pan. Cook chicken 4 minutes on each side.
- Add spinach, garlic and chicken stock to pan. Then place provolone slice on top of chicken.
- Cover pan and cook for 3-4 minutes until the spinach has wilted and the cheese has melted.