So I am one week into round 3 of the 21 Day Fix and could not be happier with my results:
11.7lbs down and 12″ gone
Holy crap. I only just started this journey on September 2nd!! I was so excited when I saw those numbers!
The week prior was crazy busy with a lot of meals out so I really stepped it up this past week by following the meal plan to a T, portioning out my food using the 21 Day Fix containers, and got in some double sessions with Autumn’s DVDs in the morning and classes at my gym at night.
I did still squeeze in some time for fun and went out with friends on Friday and Saturday night but I stuck to vodka sodas and made sure to sneak in a few waters here and there. We gotta have some fun right?
I am currently in the second week of co-hosting my own 21 Day Fix challenge group on Facebook and it is SO much fun! Some of the challengers are brand new to the 21 Day Fix while others are well into their multiple rounds. It is so inspiring to hear my challengers success stories, amazing results, delicious recipes and see how they motivate each other each and every day! It is also a great place to get that extra push I need on those days I am struggling to press play on my workouts.
If you want to join in on the challenge group fun I will be co-hosting another round starting on November 3rd. This rounds theme will be “Healthy for the Holidays!“. Leave a comment on this post and I will get you all of the details!
As the days are starting to get shorter and colder it makes me really want some comfort food and what is more comforting than mac and cheese? However, comfort food does not have to blow your waistline and make you feel bloated after eating it! This recipe for chicken mac and cheese has no butter, no salt and no cream – WHAT??
I usually poach and shred my chicken in large batches so I can use it in meals and salads throughout the week so feel free to increase the quantities listed in the recipe and make a lot at once :)
Do you have any good shredded chicken recipes?
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 small chicken breast (will portion out to 1 red)
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1 cup whole grain pasta shells 2 yellow
- 1 cup baby spinach 1 green
- 1/4 cup cheddar and american cheese, mixed 1 blue
- Pinch of garlic powder
- Pinch of onion powder
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- Squirt of lemon juice
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the chicken breast and cook for 15-20 minutes until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle. Transfer to a cutting board or plate and shred. Season with 1/4 teaspoon of each of the following: Garlic powder, onion powder, paprika. Portion out 3/4 cup (1 red) and set aside.
Bring another pot of water to a boil. Add 1 cup of whole grain pasta shells (2 yellow) and cook according to the package direction. Reserve a 1/2 cup of the pasta water before draining.
Add the cooked pasta back to the warm pan along with 3/4 cup of shredded chicken (1 red), 1 cup of baby spinach (1 green) and 1/4 cup (1 blue) of cheddar and american cheese, mixed. Add in the reserved pasta water as needed to help wilt the spinach and melt the cheese.
Season with a pinch of garlic and onion powder, freshly cracked black pepper and a squirt of lemon juice to taste and enjoy!
Who said you can’t have comfort food on the 21 Day Fix?