It’s been a long week of work and training and let’s face it.
You’re tired and don’t know what to cook. I get it. We’ve all been there at some point. The good news is, I have an awesome and healthy dinner recipe right here, just for you. It’s easy and simple to prepare, cook and eat. Plus, it has everything you need: Protein and Carbs!
First comes the chicken. Do you like it baked or boiled? Up to you, it does the same job and I switch off depending on what I feel like. Both take about the same amount of cooking time. (30-35 minutes)
Next… Romaine lettuce. Chop, Wash and let it dry in the colander.
Last but not least… how many ounces of chicken are you eating? For me, 4 ounces is too small, 6 ounces is sometimes a little too much (Not for Albert) so 5 ounces is my lucky number. I measure and weigh EVERYTHING that I eat. It has become a good habit.
Oh! Don’t forget the dressing. Red Vinegar and Olive Oil works, but my salad dressing of choice is, ‘Light Champagne Vinaigrette’ from Trader Joes. (I have 5 bottles stashed in the pantry, that’s how much I love it!)
Add this into your salad for your post workout carb: SWEET POTATO!
Wash sweet potato, poke a few holes with a fork into the potato, then wrap in foil and bake for 45-50 minutes on 400. Let cool. Chop and add 4oz serving on your salad and BAM… you got yourself a WINNER WINNER CHICKEN SALAD DINNER!
5oz – Chicken breast – 138 cal, 1.2g fat, 0g carbs, 31.2g protein
3 cups – Romain lettuce – 22 cal, 0g fat, 1.5g carbs, 1.5g protein
2 tbsp – Light Champagne Vinaigrette – 50 cal, 5g fat, 2g carbs, 0g protein
4oz – Sweet Potato – 100 cal, 0g fat, 24g carbs, 4g protein
Got leftovers? This meal makes a great lunch for the next day, so think about how much chicken you decide to cook and how much lettuce to cut. You could have enough for 3 – 4 meals if you want! Always nice to save time wherever you can.
Total Protein: 36.7g
Total Carbs: 27.5g
Total Fat: 6.2g
Total Calories: 310
Let me know if you have any other questions, put a spin on the recipe, or liked this recipe. We would love to hear about it.
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