There are some new additions to the Kim household. One of my husband’s snails (long story, but he bought them so they are his) turned out to be a female and laid a ton of eggs. Most didn’t make it, but a few did and now we have teeny tiny babe snails! They are too tiny to show you now, but once they are bigger I can!
For LUC, we have to cook a healthy meal for ourselves and we have use a new food or technique or something. It just has to be new. I tried a ton of foods, techniques, and flavor combos, but noteverything. Roasting vegetables is fairly new to me, so I decided to do that with one of my favorite veggies- broccoli. I also wanted to make something I could eat with the broccoli I made, so I made some chicken fajitas.
The broccoli was easy. I looked online for some recipes to get an idea of oven temps and what not. I ended up using a foil lined cookie sheet with the oven set for 450*F. I dumped on them on sheet, drizzled them with olive oil, and topped it off with some S&P. I almost forgot to set a timer (I saw a recipe said 20 minutes), so my timer was set for 17 minutes. When 2 minutes were left, I could really smell the broccoli and took it out. I think I over cooked it. It doesn’t matter though- it still smelled good! I ate a few pieces and I think next time I’ll lower the temp a bit and cut down the time a few minutes. I will also shake it around while it’s in the oven.
On to the chicken fajitas. I cannot stand peppers, so I just cut them out of the standard fajita recipe. I used, chicken breasts, onion, coconut oil, lemon and lime juices, Salt, garlic, cumin, and a blackening seasoning that turned out to have more cumin. I tried cooking everything together, but the onions were not caramelized– only soft. So I took out the chicken and cooked the onions more. It has a little too much cumin and is too spicy for me (I am not a huge fan of spicy). I think I’ll buy some sour cream tomorrow to cool it down. I’m not in the mood for avocado (and it’s more expensive).
I split everything up into 2 meals. For lunch I will be eating (not including the sour cream) a 823 calorie lunch. It will be broken up by 45g fat/ 21g carbs/ 86g protein. Considering today I’ve only eaten about 900 calories, this will be an improvement. YAY!