I'm back home from vacation, tidying up a bit and looking forward to Easter. We'll be dyeing eggs today and the kids will have baskets and an Easter egg hunt tomorrow. I usually make yummy cakes and pies for Easter along with a baked ham, cheesy hashbrown potatoes, green beans and fresh baked rolls, but that's off the agenda this year. Instead, I am planning to make a lean, juicy pork tenderloin with asparagus, greens, and salad... and mashed potatoes for the kids. They can have something from their Easter basket for dessert, and I can have a Medifast chocolate pudding. We can all enjoy deviled eggs on Monday!
Tomorrow will be my 5-week weigh-in and I will share what I did and ate on vacation, but for now, here's a little recipe for you to try this week: Chicken Veg Fajitas. They're super healthy, filling, and low carb. It's also a Lean & Green meal for Medifast. And VERY simple and easy.
Have the butcher cut some chicken breasts into strips. Saute the chicken in a bit of olive oil with some seasonings of your choice (black pepper, onion & garlic powder, paprika, maybe a bit of Mrs Dash or some taco seasoning or chili powder) until cooked through.
In another pan saute some strips of fresh peppers (use your favorite; I had red & orange, but yellow and green are great as well). If you are not on Medifast you can add some sliced onions. Cut a raw zucchini into strips as well and add those. Stir fry these in a bit of olive oil until crisp-tender. (I also like sliced mushrooms and some broccoli in this mix but I didn't have any on hand).
When everything is done, put your chicken and veggies in some lettuce leaves instead of tortillas, roll up, and eat! I had 6oz cooked chicken, about a cup of veggies, and about a cup of lettuce, along with a bit of salsa and lite sour cream.
Depending on your eating plan, avocado is great on these too. You could also use the filling in a Carb Balance or whole wheat tortilla. It's very good and versatile, and the leftover chicken & veggies can be mixed with Romaine for a wonderful fajita salad the next day.
Hope you enjoy it!
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