Thursday, January 17, 2013

On a Kick

by Meghann on January 17, 2013

I’ve been on a snack plate kick lately. Ever since I returned from the DR it’s really all I want for lunch. Fresh crisp veggies, dips, and cheese please!

Yesterday’s plate:

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Edamame, apple slices, almond butter, carrot sticks, cucumber, and hummus.

Today’s:

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bacon, green beans, carrot sticks, olives, cheese, crackers, and hummus.

I tried cooking bacon in the microwave for the first time today. Growing up we always cooked bacon in a pan, so I assumed that was the only way to do it. The first time I saw someone cook bacon in the microwave was in college and it took ten years to have the thought to try it myself.

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Yeah… there was definitely a reason I was avoiding bacon in a microwave. It sucks that way. The bacon was tough and missing that yummy greasy/ crispy combo that makes it good. I think I’ll be sticking to the pan from now on, totally worth dirtying an extra dish. ;)

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I’ve also been on a yogurt kick.   

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I had a bowl of plain yogurt for a mid-afternoon snack with berries, walnuts, and a chocolate BelVita bar.

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No kick for dinner, but the meal was definitely something I’d been meaning to try.

Crock pot salsa chicken.

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Basically I coated two pounds of chicken breast with a jar of salsa and let it cook on low for 8 hours. When it was done, I shredded the chicken and served it in a tortilla with spinach, onion, mushrooms, plain yogurt, and cheese.

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The salsa chicken was super easy to do and super tasty to eat, very moist and delicious.

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Roasted broccoli to round out the meal.

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We have Delphine and family to think for dessert. Swiss chocolate straight from Switzerland!

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Derek had toured the chocolate factory when he visited Switzerland as a teenager. You know it’s good, authentic stuff when nothing on the packaging is in english.

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Just enough to calm the sweet tooth.

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Alright, who’s watching the Lance Armstrong interview on Oprah? I can’t turn away from it. I’m not sure I’ll watch a cycling race the same ever again. :/

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