Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mediterranean Chicken and Cauliflower Rice + 30 Days of Dinner!!








Daylight Savings Time kills me in so many ways but I am always thrilled with more natural light at dinner time! It makes me so much happier to cook while it's still light out—and it doesn't hurt for photos of food either. 

In other news, I finished up my Whole60! Well, actually it turned out to be a Whole55. I started adding in some alcohol and dairy on day 56 because I was headed to a bachelorette party and was trying not to die. But I've stayed eating Paleo and pretty clean. I have the occasional drink, but keeping the food clean makes me feel so much better! 

This month's top recipe is an insanely quick meal to make and is SO delicious. It's a new family fave and is in regular rotation at our house!

Mediterranean Chicken + Cauliflower Rice 
(slightly adapted from Paleo Gluten Free Eats)

Ingredients
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- 24 ounces cauliflower rice
- 1 1/2 cup chicken stock
- lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
- lemon cut into wedges
- fresh cilantro for garnish
- handful of cherry tomatoes
- handful of kalamata olives
- 1 tbsp of goat cheese (omit if Whole30 or dairy free)

Directions
1. In a small bowl, mix together the spices for the chicken. Rub half the spice mix on the chicken (reserve 1/2 for later).
2. Heat a skillet over medium heat and then drizzle with olive oil. Cook chicken until golden brown on each side (about 3 minutes per side—you'll finish cooking it later). Then remove chicken and set aside.
3. Fill skillet with cauliflower rice, stock, lemon juice, and the other half of the spice mix. Stir the cauliflower rice. Mix in tomatoes and kalamata olives. Set chicken breasts on top of the rice. Cover with a lid and cook on medium/low hear for 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
4. Garnish with chopped cilantro, goat cheese if using, and lemon wedges.

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Day 1 (W)Beef Ragu over sweet potatoes; salad 
Day 2 (Th) - dinner out 
Day 3 - (F)Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple (sans tortillas) 
Day 4 (Sat) - Chicken Fajita Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 
Day 5 (Sun) - Super Bowl! Pulled Pork Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos and Grilled Chicken Wings Two Ways

Day 6 (M) - burgers; leftover sweet potatoes; salad 
Day 7 (T) - leftover pulled pork; Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower with Orange 
Day 8 (W) - Grilled Chicken with Mustard Balsamic Marinade; leftover roasted vegetables; roasted potatoes 
Day 9 (Th) - dinner out 
Day 10 (F) - leftovers 
Day 11 (Sat) - grilled flank steak; baked potatoes; salad 
Day 12 (Sun) - brinner (eggs, turkey bacon, purple sweet potato fries, salad)

Day 13 (M) - Easy Honey Dijon Skillet Chicken; salad 
Day 14 (T) - Slow Cooker BBQ Beef; sweet potatoes; salad 
Day 15 (W) - brinner (poached eggs, potatoes, turkey bacon, acai berry smoothie) 
Day 16 (Th) - dinner out 
Day 17 (F) - Mediterranean Chicken and Cauliflower Rice 
Day 18 (Sat) - brinner 
Day 19 (Sun) - dinner out 

Day 20 (M) - Pan-Seared Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce; sweet potatoes; brussels sprouts 
Day 21 (T) - brinner 
Day 22 (W) - dinner out 
Day 23 (Th)Chicken Stiry Fry with Veggies and Garlic Sauce 
Day 24 (F) - Italian Sausage Stir Fry 
Day 25 (Sat) - dinner out 
Day 26 (Sun) - dinner out 

Day 27 (M) - Paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl
Day 28 (T) - brinner 
Day 29 (W)Paleo Taco Skillet 
Day 30 (Th) - dinner out
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