I’m not much of a cook. I keep my meals super simple, fast & easy. I don’t play around too much with spices because I’m cheap. True story. I don’t want to pay $8 for a spice I’m going to use 10 times a year.
But really, it’s about keeping it easy. Complex meals and time-consuming recipes just don’t flow with my personality and lifestyle.
For fat loss friendly eating to be sustainable for me, it’s gotta be easy. (I’ve done a few episodes on my fave fat loss foods as well as budget friendly options that you can check out here, here and here.)
It also has to be delicious. I won’t feel psychologically satisfied by a can of tuna.
My standards are simple: I eat foods I love that love me back. If I’m making it myself, it has to be simple, quick & easy.
This recipe tests the bounds of simple & fast because it requires a little bit of prep work (about 10 minutes) and bakes for 30 minutes.
On the flip side, it’s crazy delicious, can be made with zero dishes (major time saver on clean up) and only has 4 ingredients.
When I was 350+ lbs, I used to love eating sugar & starch while watching football. Pizza, Mexican food, cookies, you name it.
I still love watching football, I definitely enjoy a good meal while watching a game, but I don’t want to feel terrible afterwards.
So, while settling in for an evening of football yesterday, I decided I’d take the 10 minutes to prep something different that felt special.
Enter: Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Thighs
I choose chicken thighs because they taste better, are cheaper, are a great blend of fat & protein and they’re much more forgiving when cooking. Chicken breasts dry out very easily; thighs don’t.
The kitchen gadget I mentioned is a mallet. I used it to flatten out the chicken.
Here’s what you’re going to need:
- Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- Baby spinach
- Goat cheese
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees (F).
On a piece of wax or parchment paper, use the mallet to flatten out the chicken.
Layer a few spinach leaves, prosciutto & goat cheese on each piece of chicken. I pressed the cheese down with my fingers to make it more of a spread for easier rolling.
Using your hands, roll up each piece of chicken and place seam-side down on either a baking dish or a piece of aluminum foil. I used aluminum foil because a) I hate dishes but more importantly b) I don’t have a baking dish of any kind. I told you I don’t cook much.
I didn’t tie them or use toothpicks, they stayed together just fine being placed seam-side down. I think it helps that I didn’t overfill them.
Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Bake time will vary based on how much stuffing you add and on the size of your thighs…the chicken thighs.
They were SO good! I’m having the leftovers tonight!
Please don’t ask me what the serving size is. Any serving size depends on you. It depends on what else you’re eating at that meal, what else you’ve eaten that day, your size, your goals, your activity level, etc.
I didn’t want to go to the gym this morning. It’s Fat Loss Fast Track launch week and my hands are totally full with work stuff but I know that’s when the workouts matter most. Here’s what it looked like for me:
55 power cleans
55 ring rows
55 cal bike
I really don’t like ring rows but they were the best option today with my shoulder still being super irritated. I felt 10x better after the workout than I did before, so that’s a win!
On the food front:
After my workout I had my cabbage salad with 1/2 as much cabbage as normal, 4 slices of bacon, 2 eggs, a handful of walnuts and some Primal Kitchen Chipotle lime mayo.
A few hours later I was stoked to find that I got my shipment from Bulletproof coffee! They recently started selling ready-to-drink bottles of bulletproof coffee so I was psyched to try it! They have 4 flavors and I tried the original as the others have added sugar or artificial sweeteners. I think I liked it, but not as much as I like Picnik butter coffee.
I snacked on some macadamia nuts with the bp coffee and felt super satisfied.
For dinner I’m having the leftover chicken thighs from last night and a small spinach salad.
Really feeling great about my choices today!
Make it a great day! You always have the power to make the rest of your day the best of your day!