Saturday, March 26, 2011

30 Day Challenge, Day 11 (Time Saving Tips)

So, I attempted to curb my granola craving this morning.

I sliced up a banana, toasted some nuts in a little coconut oil, topped it with a few raisins and a cut up dried unsweetened papaya spear, and poured coconut milk over it.  Sounds good, right?  Unfortunately, I think I overtoasted the nuts, so they were a little bitter.  Not quite as satisfying as I hoped it would be.

So, how does a super-busy single mom handle this whole cooking Paleo thing, anyhow?  I mean, it's pretty time-intensive, chopping all those vegetables.  True.  Last night, I was certifiably brilliant.  (Can I be certified in that?  It would be so helpful.)  I dumped an entire flat of skinless boneless chicken breasts in the crockpot, liberally salted them with coarse salt, and covered them with water.  I turned the crockpot on low and let it do its thing while I slept.

This morning, I pulled the chicken out of the crockpot and started shredding with two forks.  I got through three or four pieces of chicken before I remembered a trick someone told me about shredding meat.  I plopped the remaining chicken into my Bosch.

I turned it on, and literally two seconds later, it looked like this...

I'm not exaggerating!  Two seconds!  I put some in the fridge, some in the freezer, and some on the salad I packed for lunch today.

I was out of the house all day today, so I packed my food along with me.

Meal #1
Ungranola with coconut milk

Meal #2
Romaine/Spinach salad with chicken, strawberries, avocados, almonds, olive oil and vinegar

Meal #3
Leftover shrimp gumbo
Leftover seafood stew
Stuffed peppers
plum applesauce

Meal #4
Scotch egg
leftover shrimp gumbo

1 comment:

  1. Shredding chicken in your Bosch? Brilliant!!! I learn the best things from you.