Ahhh, this weekend consisted of good football, good friends, and good food prep! After last week’s failed attempts, it is nice to have some good eats in my arsenal.
I switched things up a little this week with catfish, eggplant, and purple sweet potatoes. Catfish was sprinkled with Nature’s seasoning and lemon/pepper and the eggplant brushed with olive oil then sprinkled with sea salt and some Nature’s seasoning. Both got baked on 375 for 20-25 minutes…and both are simple and yummy. There is an interesting phenomenon that goes along with switching your eating habits/diet…your taste changes too and the actual food itself is tasty. I wouldn’t have believed it if I haven’t experienced it myself but it is true. It also makes shopping a breeze!
I need to address these purple sweet potatoes because I feel there is some false advertising here. They are not sweet!! 🙂 Maybe they were mis-labeled? I am really not sure. Has anyone tried them? They are great but they taste like regular potatoes. I just added a little more sea salt and cooked longer and now I have crispy potato wedges for the week!
This week I tried an idea I saw on James Wilson’s – Faith, Family, and Fitness Facebook page. I used buffalo sauce on chicken breast and I topped with blue cheese. All I can say is…finally a way to bake chicken that I enjoy!
I also made some items from http://dashingdish.com/. Katie does post some great recipes and my pictures really do not do her food justice. I like the Cheesy Butternut Squash and Chicken Bake when I am craving a comfort food-type casserole. It is flavorful and each serving is packed with 28 grams of protein. I have a vicious sweet tooth…well, really I just like food. But, this week I tried a new recipe: 7-layer protein bars. I am trying very hard to not eat all of them in the first 3 days, they are so good!
I think I will go get me one of those bars now!