Meal Plans for 1-Chicken Week

Chicken:

Eating healthy for one is not a challenge if you plan your meals. Please send me some feedback on this post if you have time. Hope this lightens and brightens your week

Love and light, jeanineonthescene

Sunday prep for the week –

BBQ 3 chicken breasts (12 oz) on medium heat, seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt and pepper drizzled with light olive oil. Cool and shred. This is the staple for the week.

Prepare pesto. I adapted from @paleorunningmommas recipe by adding more spinach than basil and it is delicious and so easy to make! Look for the recipe : www.paleorunningmomma.com

Monday – Chicken Pesto Taco.

Mix 2 oz shredded chicken with a heaping scoop of pesto and mix together. Put in one Siete tortilla of choice, warm in pan with a little ghee. You can also use a little nutritional yeast on the outside of the tortilla for an extra crunch. Add minced red onion, cilantro and arugula for an extra peppery taste. Add lactose free sour cream and Tapitio if you like and grilled asparagus and roasted carrots to complete the meal.

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Tuesday – Chicken Pesto Stuffed Potato.

I adapted from @Paleorunningmomma and used a yam but you can do a sweet potato or regular potato. Cooked potato in microwave for 5 or 6 minutes until tender. Cool a minute and slice down the middle. Add 2 Tbsp. ghee, salt and pepper to the potato. Add 2 oz chicken and pesto and mix together. Cook in the oven to heat chicken through and enjoy.

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Wednesday – Chicken Salad.

2 oz chicken, 2 cups bibb lettuce; 2 sliced mushrooms, 2 Tbsp.diced red onion, 4 sliced cherry tomatoes, 1/4 cup sliced red bell pepper. Arrange with chicken in the middle with 1 tbsp. pesto and drizzle with Balsamic vinegar glaze.

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Thursday – Chicken pesto pasta .

2 oz shredded chicken. Boil 3 oz. Banza Brand chickpea penne pasta for 9-11 minutes until al dente. Drain pasta reserving 1/4 cup. Return pasta to pan, add chicken, pesto and water and heat through. Serve with grilled brussel sprouts.

Friday – Chicken Stir Fry with Broccoli rice.

2 oz chicken, 3 cups broccoli rice (Trader Joes) 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion, 1 Tbsp minced garlic, 1/2 cup chopped carrots,1 tbsp soy sauce,1/2 tsp garlic powder,1 tsp sesame seed,1 egg, 2 tbsp. amino acid (in place of soy sauce), 1/4 cup sliced green onion. Add sesame oil to heated pan and cook onion, carrots and broccoli rice. Mix in chicken and egg to pan stirring through until cooked. Sprinkle with sesame seed, green onion and amino acid. This is one of my favorites! Taste like fried rice without the calories.

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Saturday – Cauliflower Pizza Crust – Pesto Chicken Pizza

1 Cauliflower pizza crust, 2 oz chicken, 2 tbsp. pesto, 2 Tbsp. diced red onion, sliced yellow cherry tomatoes, nutritional yeast. Spread pesto sauce on pizza crust, add onion and chicken and sprinkle with nutritional yeast. Cook in 350 degree oven til heated through. Note – you can purchase already made crust or make your own. Send me a message and I will send recipe.

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Starting a Business

I was struggling for a long time, trying to find the right business, my passion.  What do I do?  What do I love? How can I achieve it? I have been motivated by B-School (which is kicking my ass) and I am loving every minute of it. @MarieForleo @B-School.  I received this email the other day from @selenasoo who I follow and am going to re-post it because it hit home for me and hope it will for you.  Your hopes and dreams can be attainable.   www.selenasoo.com

You Don’t Need More Experience — You Need More Courage

One of my friends recently shared with me, “I have a dream of starting my own business, but I’m not sure if I’m ready yet. Maybe I should wait. Maybe I need more experience.” She was shocked when I told her, “You don’t need more experience. You’re ready now. What you need is more courage.”

The Myth of Experience

People often think that the more experience you have, the better you’ll be at something. I’ve found that this is only sometimes true.

In all industries (let’s say marketing, for example) you can easily find people with 20 or more years of experience. But does that really matter? What if they have two decades of experience but only one year of learning?

Many people go through their careers (and lives) doing the exact same thing, in the exact same way. The people who get ahead are those who innovate and blaze new trails, not the ones who repeat old ways of doing things. The people who get ahead welcome new ideas. They listen, they adapt and they are constantly learning and challenging themselves.

Get Started Now

Whatever your dream is — get started now. Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Don’t wait for more experience before taking the next step. If you wait until you feel comfortable, then it’s already too late.

Imagine if Mark Zuckerberg said to himself, “I don’t have enough experience to build a company like Facebook. I’m still a college student! Let me wait a few years. I should get some experience at Google or Microsoft first. Maybe then I’ll have the skills to go out on my own.”

If you read the stories of entrepreneurs, such as Sir Richard Branson or Sara Blakely, who have built billion-dollar businesses, you’ll find that most of them had very little experience (or sometimes no experience) when they launched their ventures. That’s because experience is only a small part of the equation.

Yes, today we admire their knowledge and business know-how. But how did they get there? They got experience by getting started.

Courage Matters Most

Anything is possible. But you must believe in yourself before others can believe in you.

You must be willing to get in the game, to make mistakes, to learn from them and then to move on, wiser and stronger.

As Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”

Failure Is a Step Toward Success

In an interview with GigaOm, entrepreneur and startup mentor Steve Blank said, “Do you know what we call a failed entrepreneur in Silicon Valley? Experienced.”

You cannot have success without failure. The two are inextricably linked.

So if you’re afraid to act because you might make a mistake, stop and think again. Roadblocks and setbacks provide us with the information we need to grow, change and make a move in the right direction.

That’s why we should be thanking our failure.

After all, it’s through our failures that we gain experience. So move forward with courage and know that you are headed in the direction of success.

 

Love and light,

Jeanineonthescene

G-O-D Easter Blessings

Happy Easter!

Easter is celebrated many ways for many people.  Some gather their children on their lawns to have a traditional Easter egg hunt.  Others cram into the pews for their once a year visit to church to give thanks and pray.  Some may take a walk in nature and thank God for giving us his only son and granting that we can walk his path.

I grew up Catholic, going to mass EVERY Sunday and always wondered why so many people who were not at regular mass throughout the year would show up on this Sunday to give thanks and Praise.  When I got married and had my children, we would go to mass on Sunday and then take them to Catechism and walk to breakfast while they were there.  We had friends who we shared this with and that was our weekend gathering to talk about life and pray.  Our children were baptized when they were born, had their First Holy Communion and Confirmation just as I had done when I was a child; and two out of my three children were alter servers.

My life has changed from those days as my children have grown up and I am now single.  I stopped going to church around 4 years ago when the divorce started.  I did not stop going because of my divorce;  I stopped going because I did not feel whole when I left mass.  I was losing something in the sermons; not totally feeling I understood the reason for going now because in the eyes of the church I can no longer take communion.  So I turned to nature for my church.  I may go back to church one day but today is not the day.  I instead go to church every day.  I take a walk on the beach, or sit at a park, or maybe take a hike or a run and sit and meditate with God and Jesus.  I GO OUT DOORS G-O-D everyday and praise and thank God for his blessings. I promise to try to walk in his footsteps and pass his glory onto others. I give thanks and praise for all the abundance that I have and I humble myself to not judge others; to do unto others as you would have them do to yourself.

May God Bless You All,

Love and Light,

Jeanineonthescene 💕