Recipe: Coconut Curry Chicken and Grilled Plantains
- 2 Pastured Chicken Breasts, with skin
- 1 Ripe Plantain
- 1/2 Can Coconut Milk
- Curry Powder
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Raw Honey to taste
- Dice up chicken into small pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
- Place chicken into pan with coconut oil and brown on each side until crispy, about 5 mins.
- In the meantime, place cut up plantains into a separate pan with coconut oil and grill until soft. Turning every few mins. Drizzle raw honey on top and continue grilling.
- Stir in coconut milk and lower heat to a simmer. Continue simmering for 5 more mins.
- Add curry powder to the chicken and simmer a few more minutes until sauce is thick.
- Remove plantains and top with chicken mixture. Enjoy!
More Side Dishes and Delicious Ways to Cook Chicken!
I’m gonna start with the side dish, because chicken is so easy to do stuff with that you could really make it any way you want, with any seasonings and it will still be yummy. I made this tonight because I had bought a bunch of carrots to give my son for teething, but I needed to use the rest before they went bad. Came out freakin awesome. Carrots are a veggie that I usually only like to eat raw, so I upped the seasonings here to give it some oomph.
- 4 Large Carrots
- 2 cups Chicken Broth
- Sea Salt to taste
- Chili Powder
- Raw Honey
- Steam carrots in chicken broth about 20 minutes or until very soft.
- Drain pot and add in seasonings to your liking.
- Mash with potato masher or whip in food processor and serve next to your chicken!
- Melt 2 TBSP raw, grassfed butter in pan (it has to be butter to be sticky).
- Add minced garlic and let saute until brown and soft
- Add seasoned chicken (sea salt and pepper) to pan and brown on each side.
- Reduce heat to low and continue to cook about 20 min.
- Enjoy the awesomeness
Coming to the end of the year… here’s a new recipe! I took a picture of it with my phone but then I got a new phone… so no picture. I will however show you what to pick to make this come out the best tasting. This is a Paleo dish, depending on how strict you are. Most people don’t realize that truly being Paleo means eating what YOUR ancestors ate. Where does your family of origin come from? Is it somewhere with a tropical climate? If it is, then this dish is 100% Paleo approved. If not, well then you are eating a “not so favorable” starchy, yet still clean dish. The mix of sweet and salty is just awesome here. If you look at the picture, the very green plantain will NOT be sweet and the texture will be hard. It tastes closer to a plain potato. The yellow/black one will be very sweet and softer. Pick whatever yam or sweet potato to go with it, or just use the plantains alone!
Mashed Plantains, Sweet Potato and Onion
- 1 Ripe Plaintain
- 1 Not Ripe Plantain
- 1/2 Sweet Potato
- 1/2 Onion
- Cut up everything into thin pieces, so they boil quickly.
Set a pot of water to boil and season with sea salt.
- Add everything to the water an boil until very soft, about 15 minutes.
- Add coconut milk and coconut oil to make a creamy texture, as much or as little as you like.
- Enjoy on the side of whatever meat (or not) you choose! I chose lamb…yummy.
I also made this with ghee and heavy cream. I have not eaten Paleo for a while now, but still eat clean and primal. Ghee and heavy cream made this dish amazing, but the coconut milk and oil will be just as good and give it a very nice flavor accent. Enjoy!
Hello all that are still following! I’ve been MIA cause things have been SO hard with the baby. You never realize just how much life is gonna change until it happens. As much as I would like to say things just adjusted smoothly… they haven’t. I have been suffering from MAJOR sleep deprivation and stress because of it. I try my best to just let it ride but sometimes it’s really tough. I’m still getting my workouts in and training clients, but aside from that the baby takes a lot of my attention.
BUT, I worked out a schedule with grandma so that every Tuesday and Thursday I can get a few hours of work done, which will include me updating here. I know I have set all kinds of hopes for how much I can do, but I’m gonna take baby steps and say I will do one post a month for now. Hopefully that can change, but it’s all I think I can handle. Hope you all don’t mind!
Anyway, thanks for still following and I will update again soon. This is not my once a month post! haha
This was another good recipe that I came up with while shopping at Publix for “veggies” like my husband requested. We usually go the easy sweet potato, asparagus, spinach route but I happened to come across some parsnips. On the bag it said, “perfect substitution for mashed potatoes” and I thought yum! They came out pretty freaking good!!
Ground Beef with Garlic Whipped Parsnips
- 5-6 Parsnips, Chopped
- 1 Clove of Garlic
- Ground Beef, seasoned to taste
- Salt and Pepper for seasoning
- 1/4 Cup or so of Coconut Milk
- Saute seasoned beef in coconut oil until brown. In the meantime, boil water for the parsnips.
- Add cut up parsnips and peeled garlic to boiling water and let cook until VERY soft, about 20 min.
- Remove beef from heat and set aside.
- Using a potato masher, mash up parsnips adding a little coconut milk as you stir.
- Use a whisk and start to “whip” the mixture until smooth.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve along side beef and enjoy your “meat and potatoes”!
So since I’m getting back into eating clean, I’m of course thinking about food all the time and what good stuff I can make to keep me satisfied. This was a kind of last minute thing that I made one night with what I had in the house… that’s usually how it goes. FYI it would be awesome on top of spaghetti squash! I would have made it like that except I didn’t have any.
Creamy Tomato Chicken with Portabella
- 2 Chicken Breasts, seasoned to taste
- 1 Package Asparagus
- 1 Package Portabella Mushrooms
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
- 1/2 Cup Tomato Sauce (I used this kind from Whole Foods with very few ingredients, nothing creepy)
- Brown Chicken in pan with coconut oil and lower heat to a simmer
- Add Tomato Sauce, Coconut Milk and Chopped Asparagus and stir into chicken. Continue to simmer until asparagus is soft.
- Add Mushrooms and simmer for a few more minutes on the lowest heat, just enough to soften mushrooms.
This was delish! Hope you enjoy as much as we did!!
Hey everyone, I had my baby and I’m finally getting to a point where I’m getting my schedule back on track. The end of my pregnancy was rough, cause even though I wasn’t working anymore I just was SO tired. All I wanted to do was relax before the baby came! I’m glad I got an opportunity to do that because man, this little guy wakes me up a lot! Here he is: (he already has a hook grip!)
Anyway, so I figured I would make my first post about getting back on track. Something I’m sure lots of you have had to deal with, be it because of school, laziness, a baby, whatever… Not only is it difficult to get back into training, but the diet is hard to get back on track with too! Here are some things I have found to help me during these last couple weeks:
- Take it slow. Doing too much too soon can actually set you back rather than move you forward. No matter what you were doing before, realize that after some time you will not be doing that anymore. You will have to start over and that’s OK.
- Don’t be too hard on yourself. If something feels hard, you miss a few days cause you’re sore, you slip on your diet more than you would like, that’s fine. Be proud that you are taking steps to get it right again.
- STRETCH! You will be sore as shit.
- Set small goals, just like you did in the beginning. Small, short term goals are obviously easier to attain than long term ones, AND they help to boost your confidence.
- Make yourself accountable by telling other people about what you are doing. If nobody knows your goals, nobody will know when you slip and nobody will be able to encourage you to keep going.
SO, on that note here are my goals for my post baby fitness:
- Do 4 workouts a week (at least), including at least one day focusing on strength. I will set new maxes and goals for my dead lift, press, and squat, hoping to be almost back to my old numbers by mid-November.
- I will eat clean at every meal, eliminating refined added sugars and gluten (no starbucks lattes, no coffee cake, no sweet potato fries, no cheats during the week AT ALL!)
- I will allow myself ONE cheat meal on weekends only, and dark chocolate on weekends ONLY! (this is big for me cause I love dark chocolate and raspberries almost every night lately)
- I will eat more veggies and less fruit.
- Update RX Girls Blog at least twice a month!
Good luck to me and good luck to you guys who are in the same boat! Thanks for all of you that have kept reading :)