And we are half way through the work week. YES! Last night I met my boyfriend and some friends at Perfect North slopes to get some ski time in before it’s too late. The snow came late this year so I have to take advantage of it while I can. Crazy Cincinnati weather. The reason I’m telling you all this is because I meant to write a post last night but a free lift ticket AND rentals was too good of a deal to pass up. So, I will make this blog post extra good and juicy.
A really yummy dinner and a workout = a typical hump day. Tonight for dinner I made Chicken Paad Thai with zucchini noodles. It was was incredibly delicious. I followed this recipe taken from Joyful Healthy Eats. I changed up a few things but followed the recipe for the most part.
First, I spiralized the zucchini and carrots. I used Paderno World Cuisine Spiral Vegetable slicer. I absolutely love this thing. Bye bye pasta noodles (sometimes).
Here are the other ingredients I used for the meal:
I mixed the following ingredients together to make the spicy peanut sauce:
3 cloves of garlic minced
1 tablespoon of ground ginger
3 tablespoons of peanut butter
1/2 cup of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of chili garlic sauce
1 tablespoon of sriracha chili sauce
juice of one lime
Mix together and set aside. I diced up the 3 chicken breasts and marinated in some soy sauce, garlic chili sauce and minced garlic. I LOVE garlic if you can’t tell 😀. Then I did a quick workout to Jillian Michaels, Boost Your Metabolism DVD. She kicks your ass! Such a great workout.
After the workout, I pan fried the chicken pieces for about 7 minutes. Once the chicken was fully cooked, I removed the chicken from the pan and tossed the zucchini and carrots in the pan. I sautéed the noodles for about 5 minutes. Finally, I added the spicy peanut sauce, chicken, bean sprouts, cilantro and green onions and wa Lah, dinner is served.
This meal was so tastey and delicious. There were plenty of leftovers which makes me very excited for my lunch tomorrow. If you like Thai food, chicken and zucchini, I highly suggest giving this meal a try. If you do not have a spiralizer, checkout Amazon. Definitely worth the purchase!
I hope everyone had a great hump day!
Motto of the day:
“Many pick the fruit, few study the root.”