Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Grilled Chicken "Tacos" + 30 Days of Dinner!!

Our last month of food has been one of extremes. We've gone from eating mostly clean to professional-chef-dining all last week on spring break. And we had plenty of other travel and dining out mixed in too. Needless to say, I'm in serious need of a round of Whole30, which I started yesterday. I originally planned on just going back to a 80-20 clean eating-indulging plan. But based on the number of pina coladas I consumed last week, more drastic measures are in order. Boo.

What's not boo? These delicious grilled chicken "tacos," which I serve to the kids as actual tacos and to the "adults" in our family as grilled chicken over cauliflower rice. They are super tasty and I love a grill recipe that doesn't require 8 hours of marinating. Weeknights don't have time for that. You should definitely fire up your grill for this recipe, but take what you will from our last 30 days of meals. I realize including over a week of eating out is not helpful, but it's what happened over vacation. And so it goes.

Grilled Chicken Tacos
(slightly adapted from Epicurious

- 1 medium onion, cut into wedges, keeping root intact 
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 lb, boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 1 tbsp olive oil 
- 1 tsp kosher salt 
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 
- 2 avocados 
- cilantro 

1. Prepare grill for medium-high heat. Toss onion, garlic, chicken, cumin, oil, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Grill onion and chicken until cooked through and lightly charred, about 5 - 6 minutes each side. 

2. Let chicken rest 5 minutes before slicing. Serve on top of cauliflower rice with cilantro and avocado. 

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30 Days of Dinner

Day 1 (F) -- dinner out 
Day 2 (Sat) -- dinner out 
Day 3 (Sun) -- Paleo Taco Skillet 

Day 4 (M) -- One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies, salad, and kids had pasta too. 
Day 5 (T) -- omelets, Potato and Pepper Hash 
Day 7 (Th) -- Grilled Chicken "Tacos," Whole Cauliflower Braised in Tomato Sauce
Day 8 (F) -- dinner out in NY
Day 9 (Sat) -- dinner out in NY 
Day 10 (Sun) -- dinner out in NY 

Day 11 (M) -- dinner out in NY 
Day 12 (T) -- Corned Beef and Cabbage with Parsley-Mustard Sauce, mashed potatoes, carrots 
Day 13 (W) -- Crockpot Beef Chili 
Day 14 (Th) -- leftovers 
Day 15 (F) -- dinner out 
Day 17 (Sun) -- Grilled Steak Salad, sweet potato wedges 

Day 18 (M) -- Garlic, Lemon, and Herb Grilled Chicken Breasts, brussels sprouts, salad 
Day 19 (T) -- brinner 
Day 20 (W) -- dinner out 
Day 21 (Th) -- Paleo Taco Skillet (I used ground turkey and everyone seemed to love that more than the usual ground beef) 
Day 22 (F) -- dinner out 
Day 23 (Sat) -- spring break 
Day 24 (Sun) -- spring break 

Day 25 (M) -- spring break 
Day 26 (T) -- spring break 
Day 27 (W) -- spring break 
Day 28 (Th) -- spring break 
Day 29 (F) -- spring break 
Day 30 (Sat) -- spring break 

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