This is a refreshing dinner, perfect after a sunny day. Quickly ready, ideal after a working day. Every one is happy in the house!
Ingredients for the green salad: shallot, green lettuce, cucumber and chives. Or you can go for a vinaigrette or simply use mayonnaise like I did.
The potatoes are first boiled in salted water and then fried in quite what olive oil in a frying pan. Add onions and red peppers and let fry for half an hour.
The chicken can or be boiled in water or be grilled on a grill. Avoid to fry it in a frying pan as we used already a lot of olive oil for the potatoes. And don’t forget, we try to eat healthy as our wedding day is coming soon…
As we had tomatoes with mozzarella and basil yesterday noon, I had a lot of basil left. The perfect moment to prepare a pasta pesto – by preference a « low-fat and no sugar » version.
The « change your eating habits » is going well. I already lost 3 kg, the blood sugar level of my husband decreased by 40%. It’s our first week, we’re still fully motivated. The secret is… staying fully motivated!
For the first time ever, I bought wholemeal spaghetti. And I am positively surprised, it tastes pretty well. Other ingredients of this pasta: chicken fillet, spinach and cherry tomatoes. And of course pesto.
This is how I prepare my pesto
Chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce. I was already thinking about it this morning. And as the husband was going to be early home tonight, I asked him to prepare his famous homemade fries. Oh what did I enjoy this dinner!
The creamy mushroom sauce is so easy to prepare. In a frying pan, heat some olive oil. After 2-3 minutes, add chicken filet cut in slices and 1 onion cut in slices. Wait 5 minutes, add 150ml chicken stock and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Add 100ml cream and let it again simmer for 15 minutes untill you get a thick, creamy sauce. Finalize with black pepper.
One of the biggest challenges when you’re trying to pay attention to what you’re eating, is the fact that you’re so busy running around all the time and that buying a sandwich (club, martino, …) in the shop is so easy.
Unfortunately that is, in my eyes, the only positive thing about it. They are often too big (half of a « baguette ») and too fat (too much butter or mayonnaise).
I prefer to buy myself little sandwiches and to choose which topping to use. Today I went for fresh salad, mini-tomatoes and chicken fillet. The juice of the tomatoes makes them « not to dry ». And you won’t be tempted to add mayonnaise. Why do you need more?