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Chicken Dinner

Dinner can be one of the hardest meals to prepare, but it really doesn’t have to be. Just a little bit of planning and quick easy dinner can be put together. Key here, is PLANNING. With kiddos being rushed here or there, homework needing to get done, and all else life throws our way can make “what are we having for dinner” a rush to get something on the table.

When I plan out my meals and do some meal prep during the week, my life goes so much smoother. Even if I didn’t get any prep work done, I try to keep my meals simple so they are still easy to throw together. I wasn’t always a planner when it comes to meals, but it just clicked one day with me. I plan for almost everything else in life (sporting events, meetings, church, school, etc.) why wouldn’t I take the same time and plan meals? Why wouldn’t I want to be sure they get a good balanced meal? Why…Why…Why… Really something to think about.  I am in control, I have the options available. I know at times I may get in a bind, so a quick breakfast for dinner is what we have if I am short on time. I can quickly throw eggs and veggies with a salad on a table. I can fire up the grill and have a meal out in less than 30 minutes. That is exactly what I did this week. Fired up the grill and made some chicken!

Grilled Chicken Stuffed with Goat Cheese:

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken breast (I did 5)
  2. Goat Cheese
  3. Lemon Pepper Dressing ( Tessemae’s is the brand I use. Can find it here)
  4. Toothpicks

***I buy organic when I can

Here is the 3 ingredient needed to throw this quick dinner together. IMG_0358

Lay out the chicken breast on the cutting board and some parchment paper, or put in a zip lock bag.IMG_0359

Pound chicken to even them out and flatten them a little.IMG_0360

Transfer them to a dish bowl and add the lemon pepper dressing. Enough dressing to coat them. Massage the dressing in. IMG_0361

Lay chicken breast one at a time on the cutting board and add goat cheese.IMG_0362

Roll chicken and secure with a toothpick. IMG_0363

Grill until internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees. ( I did a couple breast without goat cheese in them too)IMG_0364

Serve with your favorite sides. A few of mine are green beans with almonds, acorn squash with coconut cream, baked potatoes, salad, etc.

Enjoy this simple and easy dinner!

Clean Eating

The makings of a CRAZY BURGER

We enjoy burger nights in my household. We either have organic turkey burgers or grass-fed beef hamburgers. Really just depends on if grass-fed beef is on sale. The great thing is you can fancy up your burger to your liking. My family serves them up with a bed of lettuce or in a lettuce wrap; just depends on what we are in the mood for.

Tonight we did organic grilled turkey burgers. I served the burgers on a bed of mixed kale salad. Toppings were canalized onions, sautéed mushrooms, goat gouda cheese, guacamole, curly fries, and parsnips. You can certainly add whatever toppings your family loves. Sometimes we add salsa and sweet peppers to the mix.

I seasoned the turkey burgers with salt and pepper and that was it. Prepped them for the grill. I used our spiralizer and spiraled the potatoes and sliced up the parsnips. Then I heated up my cast-iron and sliced up my onion. Added some coconut oil to the pan and added in my onion until caramelized.IMG_0333

I dished out my onions and added a little more coconut oil to my pan. Sliced up my portobello mushrooms and sautéed them until done. IMG_0336

As the burgers were on the grilled, I heated up the other cast-iron pan outside with avocado oil and added the curly fries. IMG_0337

Fry until done. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.IMG_0338

Then added a little more avocado oil to the pan and added the parsnips.IMG_0334

Fry until done. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.IMG_0335

Placed all the food on the table and let the kiddos build their own crazy burgers!IMG_0339

Tummies are satisfied with this quick and easy dinner. Enjoy!IMG_0340