I’m trying to drop some pounds right now. 10 pounds to be precise. It’s not much, but I’ve hit my happy weight these last few months (which is natural), but its time to gear myself back in shape. For me, exercise comes easy because I have a trainer whose really good at whipping me into shape, but everyone knows diet is way more important. If you aren’t fueling your body with the proper nutrition then you are setting yourself up for failure. I found a fool proof delicious recipe that will allow you to get your lean proteins in and your greens. It’s super easy and doesn’t take much effort. You can meal prep for the rest of the week and be set for all your lunches (maybe even dinner if you choose). Feel free to use your own seasonings!
6 Boneless skinless chicken breast halves (or more to your liking, this is enough for one week lunches for me)
1 TBS of Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
1 1/2 TSP of Parsley Flakes
1 TSP of Seasoned Salt
1 TSP of Garlic Powder
1 TSP of dried Basil Leaves
1 TBSP of Montreal Chicken Seasoning (No salt Added)
1. While you prep, turn your oven to preheat at 400 degrees F. Spray your cooking glass with some olive oil or coconut oil cooking spray.
2. (This recipe I seasoned 3 chicken breasts differently from the other 3). On all 6 pieces, brush the chicken breasts with olive oil or coconut oil of your choice. For 3 pieces, I seasoned it with Montreal Chicken Seasoning (no salt added) on both sides. On the other 3 pieces, I seasoned it with salt, pepper, garlic powder and basil leaves. Or you can use whatever seasoning you prefer!
3. Bake uncovered for 25-35 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. The inside of the chicken should be at 170 Degrees F for it to be well (if you have a thermometer like we do).
4. Cool the chicken for 10-15 minutes. Chop it up in a salad or serve with veggies!
For really healthy conscious people each piece of chicken is about 160 calories at 27 grams of protein. Put that baby in your gym bag and gobble it after the gym for some natural protein intake. You’ll thank me later.
I served mine up with some asparagus, onions and bell peppers. Left over veggies I had lying around. I just placed some coconut oil in a skillet and saute for a few minutes. Quick and easy!
Enjoy & Cheers!