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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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Who KILLED their run today!!??

ME!! That’s who!! I only have 2 more weeks of Couch 2 5K left and I should be able to run a 5K straight. Today I ran 25 minutes straight. Unfortunately, the GPS on Endomondo wasn’t working right, so I estimate that I ran about 2.5 miles straight!! I found out that they also have a couch to 10K and a couch to 21K app, but I think I’ll be happy if I can just run a 5K. I love running on the Katie Trail because it’s basically a flat run. Wednesday, I’m running in an 8K run at White Rock Lake/Flagpole Hill. My plan is to run 3 miles straight, then walk/run the final part. My extremely athletic friend said he was glad I was going to run more because that meant he didn’t have to wait as long at the end of the race for me. Punk.

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