OK Ladies (& Gents),
It has been almost one week of this cleanse – I am going for 3 weeks maybe a month. I am down about 4 1/2 pounds. I did cave yesterday and have a Jumbo Rice Crispy treat but other than that pretty darn good. Sunday morning I am getting into the gym. I am fortunate enough to have one in the basement and time to kick off the dust! This Friday night dinner recipe is one of my favorites that I found on Foodie Crush who found it from the fantastic cookbook – Nourishing Superfood Bowl: 75 Healthy and Delicious Gluten-Free Meals to Fuel Your Day by Lindsay Cotter blogger Cotter Crunch. I have modified it a little bit to cut out the sugar ( like ya don’t need honey or marmalade ) the sweetness of the oranges or clementines cuts the wee bit of spice – you can easily modify all this to your liking.
Photo Credit for above and just below from Foodie Crush – Love her blog all the recipes I’ve tried from her are the bomb dot com! Now down to business.
Meal prep tip #1: This simple marinade can be made and mixed with the chicken the day before, then baked or grilled when you’re ready to eat.
Add fresh orange slices to tamari (certified gluten-free if you’re going for it) or soy sauce for that umami, salted flavor, to a blender to mix well and serve as a marinade and a dressing, both.
Meal prep tip # 2: Grill or bake the chicken ahead of time, and dinner is ready when you are.
Add the oranges to the grill or oven and roast for even more sweetness.
Meal prep tip #3: Make the broccoli rice, stick it in the fridge, and add a healthy, vegetarian, gluten-free alternative to rice or pasta to this pasta bowl at your service.
While you could try and chop the broccoli to this fine consistency, whizzing in a food processor until fine, to me, is the way to go.
I added a whole tablespoon more sesame oil to the broccoli for flavor than Lindsay’s original recipe, so add to meet your own tastebuds, like so many other recipes out there!
Meal prep tip #4: Assemble the ingredients in a bowl and drizzle with extra orange marinade and toss with fresh herbs because that’s what makes it all so good.