Garlic Balsamic Chicken

Good Morning! How was your weekend?! Mine was spent running errands and relaxing. Our washing machine is broken right now and while we are waiting for our replacement to be ordered and delivered we have been forced to go to the laundromat. Two days and eight loads later, everything is clean, folded and put away. It was quite a task not being able to do it in the comfort of my own home. Also did some grocery shopping, meal planning and tended to my garden. Then it was time to relax in my sweats and work on my latest cross stitch project. I’ll post a picture tomorrow!

Garlic Balsamic ChickenI also made this delicious and savory Garlic Balsamic Chicken. The marinade for Garlic Balsamic Chicken is easy to make and requires only three ingredients (plus salt and pepper) that you most likely have on hand. Make it for dinner tonight!

Garlic Balsamic Chicken

*Makes enough for 2 chicken breasts.

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp salt

pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine.

IMG_8916-2 (2)Place chicken in a ziplock bag then pour in the marinade and make sure the chicken is coated.

IMG_8921-1 (2)Marinate for 30 minutes and then grill or saute the chicken until no longer pink.

ta da! Chicken is ready! Serve with some fresh steamed or grilled veggies!

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My new fitness program!

Hi all!

So the new Beachbody workout program I got is the 21 Day Fix! Is anyone else doing this program? I am on day 10 today and so far so good. If you aren’t sure what this program is, please google it! I am not a Beachbody coach and am not trying to sell this program so I don’t want to provide any specific links. But basically, this is a 21 day program where you workout every single day, focusing on a different muscle group each day. The seventh day is a relaxing yoga workout and is like a “rest” day. This program is great because it comes with a meal plan like no other program has before (to my knowledge). You get color coded containers that represent different foods (veggies, fruits, proteins, grains, oils, etc) and you figure out how many of each container you can eat to lose or maintain your weight. You can eat just about whatever you want as long as it fits in the container – pretty easy! You can even have wine and chocolate! It took me a few days to get the hang of planning my meals out this way and I haven’t really experimented with too many new meals (yet) so I haven’t had too much to post here.

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Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs

How is everyone’s week so far? Only one day left till the weekend. Yippee! I have a roof deck party on Saturday (this is the gold standard of parties when you live in a city and lack personal outdoor space) and then I will be working on my garden and my latest cross stitch project. Full weekend I tell you!

Spahgetti Squash with Meatballs

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