Faux Fried Chicken, Spinach & Artichoke Pasta & More!

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Happy Friday!  What a week! For Flashback Friday, I’ve got a super cute picture!  Roxie, our puggle turned 4 this week!  Here she is at a mere 8 weeks old.  Awwwww.  Don’t you want to just smoosh that little face?

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I also managed to get a great picture of MacGregor this week.  I caught him in his weird sleeping pose.  It looks strange when a dog his size sleeps in a position like this!

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He opened his eyes when the flash went off, hence the ‘stunned’ look!

In other news, tried out some great new eats this week!!!!

This idea was from my sister-in-law and fitness competitor.  Pesto & Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts!  Its a great way to dress up plain chicken.

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All you do is just pound out chicken breasts between plastic wrap.  In the middle, place 1 Tbsp store bought pesto and 1-2 Tbsp feta (I used goats feta).  Fold together the chicken and place in a casserole dish fold side down. I also sprinked on a herb seasoning.  Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 35-40 minutes uncovered.  Done and YUM!!!! I served with roasted califlower and broccoli.

I also am a BIG fan of Faux Fried Chicken.  I did a batch with a corn cereal coating. (Nature’s Path Mesa Corn Cereal).

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I just dip the chicken pieces in cornstarch, then egg white, then the cereal (which I pulverised in the Magic Bullet). Bake in an oven proof dish at 350-375 degrees for about 30 minutes.  VOILA!

Next up was a pasta dish I’ve been wanting to try for a while.  Spinach & Artichoke Pasta.  OH YES!  You know that fattening and delicicous spinach and artichoke dip, but in a pasta form.

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Since I’m not so great with dairy to this degree, I subbed for Toffuti (dairy free cream cheese), almond breeze and a bit of regular parmesan.  Funny thing is, hubby could NOT tell at all I was using the fake stuff.  He just though I would be having serious stomach issues later!  He also didn’t realize I used brown rice pasta! HEH!  I actually did a horrible job of measuring in this recipe, I literally just tossed everything in.  Once I have a concrete recipe for it, I will post it.

I also did another round of Buffalo Chicken Salad

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If you didn’t see that I posted the Lemon Poppy Seed High Protein Muffins…..you NEED to make them ASAP!!!!  Sooooo good.  I’m making another batch this weekend.

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Had some GREAT workouts this week.

Monday – leg workout.  It was seriously good.  I threw in a bunch more hamstring exercises and deadlifts.  Its Friday and my hams are still sore!  Wednesday – bootcamp.  Lots of skipping, good combo of upper body & lower.  Friday – HIIT (interval bootcamp workout).  Didn’t have much time, so squeezed in 30 minutes.  My back is still not 100%, so my chiropractor recommended no more than 3-4 workouts per week until its better.  So alas, I wait.

Hope you have a great weekend planned.  Pretty low key for us.  Just errands and a housewarming party.  Have a good one!