Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Diet UpDate

Today starts week 4 of my diet and I am happy to announce that I have lost 16 pounds!!! I am very pleased with my progress so far and am enjoying the journey to a better me! Jaxon has been my little drill sergeant the past couple of weeks, encouraging me to keep going even when I feel I can't go anymore! It's really quite humorous actually! Over the weekend, Kent decided to "workdown" w/ me and I really enjoyed listening to Jaxon "encouraging" him!

I have a long way to go before I reach my goal but feel very positive that it can be achieved. I am still doing P90X as well as a few new workout DVD's that I've added into the mix. Still counting those calories like a mad woman and logging my food intake as well as my fitness everyday.

I have been trying out a few new low cal recipes lately and wanted to share a favorite of ours. I discovered this little jewel on one of my favorite recipe websites....!

Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts


1 chicken breast per person

2 slices of turkey bacon per chicken breast

a handful of baby spinach leaves

3 TBSP. of fat free sour cream

1/3 cup of shredded cheese

Microwave the baby spinach leaves for about 30 seconds and stir; do this again until the leaves are welted. Next combine the fat free sour cream and the cheese w/ the spinach. Take a spoonful of the mixture (from above) and place it down the center of one of the chicken breasts. Next, fold the chicken breast around the spinach mixture and wrap the uncooked bacon around the chicken breast. Secure the bacon with toothpicks and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. To ensure that the bacon is cooked all the way through, use the oven's broiler for an additional 5 to 10 minutes and serve.

So yummy! Jaxon, who is not a big fan of spinach, even enjoys this meal! Pair it w/ a side of steamed broccoli and some fresh fruit and you have yourself a filling meal worth less than 400 calories!


Ann said...

Mandy- Way to go!!! That is soo awsome!! 16 pounds is wonderful!! That recipe looks great too!!! I just started using that web-site the other day and it's wonderful!!! Off to do my treadmill work-out!!!:-)

Amanda said...

Thanks Ann! And the recipe is wonderful... I am planning on trying one of your recipes this week too! Good luck w/ your weight-loss... love using the tread-mill at my Mom's, wish we had one!

The Family Bond said...

Good for you! I, too, am trying desparetely to loose weight. However, my boys aren't so encouraging. They won't eat the healthy stuff, like spinach. I wouldn't care how many calories it had..if they would eat the spinach, i'd fix it. Good luck on the rest of the journey. Continue to post your's encouraging and inspiring to the rest of us