But first check out my happy little breakfast. Don't these gluten-free waffles look like a
Women's Half I'm training for is still months away, but I wanted to start back in with some speed work.
Here's how it went: 6 minute warm-up. Then 4 repeats of 400 meters with 2 minutes rest. Total workout time was 21 minutes and all my 400's were right around 2:00. Bring it on sub-2 half marathon!
This past week it has been VERY busy over here. It's around 7pm when I think about dinner, so dinner needs to be fast but still healthy. I invented this recipe and was happy with the taste and the yummy leftovers.
Roasted Tomato Balsamic Chicken
- 1 package boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 pint grape tomatoes
- 1 head garlic
- 2 T capers
- 1 T coconut oil
- 1 T EVOO
- Balsamic glaze
- Optional: fresh basil, cooked brown rice
- Toss tomatoes, capers, and garlic with EVOO. Roast in the oven or toaster oven (its faster) at 350 for 15 minutes or until the tomatoes "break".
- Dice chicken and heat coconut oil in skillet.
- Brown chicken.
- To create our dinner top 1/2 cup of brown rice with chicken, roasted tomatoes, fresh basil, and drizzle with balsamic glaze.
The balsamic glaze is a sweetened, reduction of balsamic vinegar. It's sold at Publix and Target near us in the vinegar aisle. You could also reduce the vinegar yourself.
|Tomatoes after roasting.|
Don't panic that I used coconut oil to cook my chicken. You can use olive oil, but I like to use coconut oil. It does have saturated fat, however your body processes it differently because it's a "MCT" or medium chain fat. Some studies show to moderate amounts of coconut oil help you burn fat.
What's your favorite fast weeknight meal?
Love and roasted glory,Carissa & Kyle