8.05.2014

No Carbs Week 1 Update & a Recipe

Well, we got the first week out of the way and it really wasn't half bad. The absolute key for me is to have my meals and snacks planned out and to have a few go-to's for when hunger strikes. I also like to have meals that I look forward to...lemon chicken with a side of broccoli sounds like torture to me, so I try to keep our meals yummy without blowing it.

I tried to take pictures of my food which helped keep me accountable as well.



     

For the most part, I haven't felt hungry and I feel like I have more energy. I haven't been on the scale yet, even just a week in, I feel some positive changes.

This week may be a little harder since I'm not going to be exclusively cooking at home, but I haven't been tempted to cheat yet so hopefully I can maintain that for the next foreseeable future.

Same as last week, but it's just so good and easy that it's a weekly staple.

These are popular in the blogworld for a reason. They are life changing.

Wednesday - Portobello Pizzas
I'm doing my own version so I'll post my recipe next week 

Thursday - Concert at the beach, so we're packing yummy snacks and wine

Friday, Sat, and Sun - TBD

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I tried the oven baked fajitas last week from Pintrest and they were amazing. It was a great recipe because the mix was great on it's own, but Joel was happy to be able to eat it with a tortilla. I changed a few things from the original recipe, but it's pretty dang simple. I'll be doing this again soon.

THE GOODS


FAJITAS
2 small onion I used 1
2 medium green bell peppers I used 1
1 medium red bell pepper I used two
I added 2 sliced jalapenos 
1 lb. chicken breast
2 Tbsp vegetable oil I used olive oil
1 medium lime
I served with greek yogurt and guacamole 
 
SEASONING
I eyeballed everything
1 Tbsp chili powder
½ Tbsp paprika
½ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp cumin
⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp salt
½ Tbsp corn starch

DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients for the fajita seasoning in a small bowl and set aside

2. Cut the onion, bell peppers and jalapenos into ¼ to ½ inch wide strips. Place them in a large casserole dish. Slice the chicken breast into very thin strips and add it to the casserole dish with the vegetables.
 

3. Sprinkle the seasoning over the meat and vegetables. Drizzle the oil over everything and then use your hands to toss the ingredients Bake for 35-40 minutes, stirring once half way through. Squeeze the juice from half of the lime over top when finished.


Enjoy with the tortilla, or without!

8 comments:

  1. Your meals sound delish! And this is so helpful-- I'm getting married on November 8th, so three months from this Friday, and am planning on cutting out my beloved carbs until the wedding. I feel similarly to what you described when I don't eat them-- more energy, less full (in a good way), etc.

    Anyways, if you have any other tips for cutting down pre-wedding, I'd love to hear them! I remember reading along last year before your own wedding and you looked fantastic! And good for you for keeping the vices (cheese, wine, chocolate)-- such a necessity, for sanity's sake!

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  2. Totally trying this fajita recipe! Looks perfect to prep in the AM, and then be able to throw it in the oven after work!

    Way to go on one week carb-free! I've never been able to stick with it, but reading about the meals you've been able to eat definitely make it seem less daunting! Whenever I think "carb-free", my mind instantly goes to baked chicken and a plain ol' salad, which makes me die a little inside, lol.

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  3. Those Chicken Fajitas look good! I will have to try it!

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  4. Those chicken fajitas look so good!

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  5. Girl you are doing SO amazing! I literally can't wait to try this out after my hike! You have such creative and great recipes! Hope you have a great week!

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  6. Good job, no carbs is def something to be proud of! And the food looks amazing!

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  7. I wanna come have dinner at your house!!

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  8. Those look so good! I'm so inspired to revamp my meal plan now.

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