I am holding strong to my February goals of closing my Apple Watch rings everyday and cycling over 50 miles over 4 spin classes. I integrated Saturday morning Cycle Beats to my fitness regimen and I am soaring this month! I love walking in the spin studio and let the beats carry me away! The energy a good mindful workout can give you is unbeatable. I carried that energy into my meal planning this week. Here we go!
The Ball Jars are back! I love how much nutrient dense food I can pack in these salads.
Option A: Napa Chicken Salad
I used this recipe as a starting point but made a couple substitutions as I went along. Link to recipe: https://kristineskitchenblog.com/chicken-salad-mason-jar-salads-creamy-no-mayo-dressing/
Option B: Thai Chicken Salad
Same as Option A, I used this simple recipe to get me started but ended up using buckwheat noodles and chicken instead of steak. Link to recipe: https://www.brit.co/thai-mason-jar-salad/
Option A: One-Pan Spicy Meatballs With Lentils and Fennel
This one-pan meal is pure magic. You get spicy meatballs, braised fennel and lentils with minimal clean up. Turn the oven on and get started! Link to recipe: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1020821-one-pan-spicy-meatballs-with-lentils-and-fennel?action=click&module=Global%20Search%20Recipe%20Card&pgType=search&rank=1
Option B: Chicken Creole Rice
This required more cooking time than the recipe stated. I ended up leaving it 2 hours on low and seeing the rice was not cooking, I turned to high setting for another hour. Came out perfectly. Link to recipe: https://www.ricardocuisine.com/en/recipes/3748-chicken-creole-rice
ON THE BAKING RACK
Essential Bran Muffins
These are my ultimate favorite muffins. Low sugar, low fat and high in fiber they keep you full throughout the morning. Just pair it with yogurt and fruit. Link to recipe: https://effortlesslychuck.com/2020/02/09/essential-bran-muffins/