I am pregnant and am very happy! Unfortunately, I’ve noticed my sugar levels have been higher than I wanted. Before being pregnant, I was more hypoglycemic to normal, so I didn’t believe becoming pregnant would push me to the other side of the spectrum. It doesn’t bother me because I am becoming more aware of what many others face and am taking steps needed to become more healthy for me and my child. Yesterday, I was sent to have a GTT (Glocose Tolerance Test), this was a three hour test in which I had to fast beginning at midnight, the night before. When I got to the lab I was so hungry, but instead tried keeping myself busy to get mind mind off of my growling stomach. At the counter my medical card and ID were taken, then I was taken to a room where my blood was drawn. Then I had to drink this fruit punch drink that was VERY sweet. Personally, I don’t drink this much sugar in one sitting so I don’t think this is truly accurate, cookie cutter of sorts if you catch my drift, putting all people in one box. Anyhow, as I sat there I began thinking what changes I need to make. I used to be a health coach and am familiar with nutrition. There is no excuse for the path I went down. Today, I decided I wanted something that took minimal effort on my part to cook so, I came up with the recipe below. All I knew was I wanted shredded chicken. I was going to have bbq sauce with mango or pineapple added. For some reason I took a different even more healthier route.
I hope you enjoy!! I’ll be adding more recipes as I make them!
This one, can be eaten as a taco with romaine! Yummm.
4 Chicken Breasts (trimmed)
1/2 Yellow Onion sliced
2 Garlic Cloves minced
1 Jar of Chi-chi’s Medium Thick & Chunky Salsa
2 TBSP Cumin
2 TBSP Chili Powder
1 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Ginger
1/4 tsp Sage
1 c Plain Greek yogurt
1/2 c Cream Cheese
1 Bag of Riced Cauliflower Italian Cheese (Birdseye)
Washed Romaine Lettuce
Add chicken breasts, Yellow Onion, garlic cloves, Salsa, Cumin, Chili Powder, Paprika, Ginger, Sage into a crockpot, chicken on the bottom. Cook on high for 3.5 hours. Shred chicken.
Add yogurt and cream cheese. Stir in well and continue cooking on high for 2 hrs.
Cook cauliflower as instructions shown.
On a plate add the lettuce:
then a layer to your liking of cauliflower,
then the shredded chicken:
You can top with cilantro if desired.
Till Next Time:
Eat & Live Healthy for better living!