Zucchini and Corn with cilantro + Zucchini crusted Chicken

Friday, July 20, 2012

Zuchini and Corn with Cilantro

1 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 finely chopped medium red onion.
1 and 1/2 cups of zucchini (about a lbs)
1 cup of corn whole-kernel (canned or fresh)
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp of lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste.

Directions: Heat oil in a large nonstick over medium-high heat. Add onion and sautee until translucid, then add zucchini and corn, cook, stirring occasionally 7-8 minutes or until zucchini is crisp-tender.

Remove from heat, stir in cilantro and remaining ingredients.

Zucchini crusted Chicken 

1lbs of chicken meat (breast, thighs, drumstick…)
2 large zucchinis (chopped in food processor, it looks like a pesto)
½ cup of bread crumbs (or substitution) I used Wheat germ.
1 tsp of Lemon-garlic spices (if available)
1 tbsp. of Olive oil
cooking oil
Salt and pepper to taste.

Pre-heat the oven at 350F.

Wash and dried the meat, poke with a fork on both sides. Place the meat in a bowl and add spices, salt pepper and olive oil. Rub all the meat with the oil. Then add the zucchini pesto and bread crumbs. Coat all the meat with the mix. In a large nonstick pan, add cooking oil in the pan, not much, just enough to fry coat the chicken. Add each piece of chicken until they are crusted and a bit dark. Remove from heat and place them in a cooking greased sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the inside temperature is 165F.

Remove from the oven, and enjoy with the zucchini with corn and cilantro! Nom, Nom.

Great progress in the past 8 months

Saturday, July 07, 2012

I have been losing consistently since May and I plan on continuing doing that for the next several months. By no means is a easy task, but my drive to achieve my goals is greater than eating ice cream every week.
I finally visualize what I'm going to gain when I lose the weight. I want to keep going and achieve my first 50lbs goal. I'm hoping I'll be there by September. It's a doable timeline.
Physically I haven't seen much change, but in my face though, I saw a change, and my clothes start to be loosen on me and that's a great feeling.
My first life goal is getting into the nursing program, and I figured that I can shed some pounds by next Spring. I want to be role model and inspiration to my patients. After nursing school, I want to marry the love of my life, and I want to be a fit bride and wife. I want to be an example of health for my family.
All these goals are driving me to success. I plan, I stop to think about what is worth, and I make choices and decisions. It's not always pretty but if I screw one meal up, I'm back right into the next one.
It's a mindset, where we need to make our mind obey what we need and not what we want.

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