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Hummus Crusted Chicken and Vegetables

I love to ride my bike, but I don’t feel safe riding on the streets, so I didn’t ride much when I was in Austin.  Since I’ve been back in Dallas, I have been trying to take advantage of being so close to White Rock Lake.  I rode around the lake this weekend, and saw a link to another trail.  I tried the new route called the Santa Fe Trail.  I went as far as Beacon St. and decided to turn around. I still have no idea how far that trail goes.  Once I got back to where I started, I made my way around the lake fighting the wind, but that silly old wind had nothing on me.  I beat the wind! It was a lot of fun and great exercise.  I think I’ll try to ride at least one time a week to get a little variations to my workouts.

This is by far the best main dish recipe that I’ve made from Pinterest.  I adapted this recipe from the Gimmesomeoven pin.  I never thought of cooking with hummus, but now I think it will become a standard on my grocery shopping list.  Not only was it good on the chicken, it made the vegetables taste AMAZING!!

Ingredients:
4 chicken breasts
Hummus (I used the garlic flavored one)
Squash
Okra
2 Lemons
1 tsp. of Paprika
Salt and Pepper to taste

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Put a layer of squash and okra in a casserole dish.
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Put chicken breast on top of the vegetables

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Cover chicken in Hummus

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Sprinkle paprika over the chicken, add salt and pepper and squeeze lemons all over the dish.  Make sure to get some of the spices on the vegetables

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Bake in the oven at 450 for about 30 – 45 minutes

DSCN0856Dinner is served!! YUM!!

I wish I would have added more vegetables to my dish. Next time I’m going to add zucchini and tomatoes. I will also put a larger quantity of vegetables in the pan.  The vegetables were SOOO good.

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Detox Cleanse

My mom woke up around midnight a couple days before Christmas and decided that she couldn’t live without a Nutribullet.  I talked her in to waiting until morning so we could go to Bed Bath and Beyond, since they always have a coupon. It turned out that I was right and not only was it cheaper than it was on the infomercial, we also saved 20%.  After she got hers, I decided I really needed one too.  I really don’t like eating fruits or vegetables.  I can survive on chips, cheese, meat, and water.  As I get older, I’ve been thinking that I may want to eat a little better. That’s where the Nutribullet comes in. I can blend a bunch of different fruits and vegetables together and be done with all that in one meal!

Once I got the Nutribullet, I decided that I would try the Dr. Oz Three Day Detox Cleanse.  Several of my friends were trying it, so I didn’t want to be left out. The first and last days were really the hardest.  I don’t know if I was ever really hungry, but I wanted to chew some food. I also picked the worst days to start this.  We had professional development for two of the days. This means everyone goes out to eat.  I went ahead and went with them and just drank my smoothie.  The recipes are in the link, but you won’t want to make these if you are trying for a “tasty” smoothie!

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