So today I did NOT want to work out. I thought of a million reasons that I couldn't, or didn't have time, or "I'm already so sore", I need to this- I need to do that. Well it was all bull crap! I kicked myself in the butt and did it anyway! :] I am most proud of myself today, because this was the first time I had to really really push myself to exercise. I didn't realize that the honeymoon phase would be over so quickly, however It just makes it into more of a challenge for me. And I love challenges! :] (ask my parents). haha. I took my dog for a walk this afternoon at a much faster pace than usual... he definitely noticed the difference, because I was basically dragging him half way through.
On The Menu For Tonight!:
Spinach Fettuccine with Chicken and Broccoli. Yumm :]
Makes 4 Servings-
1 Bunch Broccoli Rabe, cleaned and chopped
6 ounces spinach fettuccine
4 teaspoons olive oil
4 (4-ounce) skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 head radicchio, shredded
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the broccoli rabe 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl. In the boiling water, cook the fettuccine according to package directions; drain.
2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil. Add the chicken, salt, oregano, and red pepper and saute until cooked through, 4-5 minutes on each side. Transfer to plates.
3. In the skillet, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil; saute the onion and garlic until tender, 3-4 minutes. Stir in the broccoli rabe and radicchio; cook, stirring frequently, until tender, 4-5 minutes. Add the fettuccine, then sprinkle with the cheese and black pepper. Serve topped with the chicken and sprinkled with the basil.
Per Serving: (1/4 of pasta with 1 chicken breast): Points Value- 7.
I just got the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook & I totally love it! It has tons of wonderful, healthy recipes that I am looking forward to cooking! :]
Hope Everybody Is Having A Wonderful Day!