Monday, April 11

menu monday. {loads of protein and veggies.}

Is it REALLY Monday? Already? Goodness! 

I hate to disappoint but this menu Monday is going to be a lot more boring than usual! 
The Mr. and I are on a detox of sorts. We're both trying to drop a few lbs {you know pre-swimsuit season} and so we're cutting carbs after lunch. 

Which means no pasta, sweet potato fries, roasted potatoes, or samis for dinner. We're also adding in LOTS of lean protein. Which for us means LOADS and LOADS of chicken. 

So instead of a menu today ... how 'bout some delish chicken recipes? 

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken
1/3 C. dijion mustard
1/4 C. honey
2 Tbs. mayo
1 tsp. steak sauce
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Mix all ingredients. Set aside a small amount of honey mustard sauce for basting and coat the chicken in the rest. Grill over medium heat, turning and basting occasionally. {via}

Spicy Grilled Chicken
1/3 C. vegetable oil
2 Tbs. lime juice
1/2 tsp. grated lime zest
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 1/2 tsp fresh chopped oregano
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Mix all ingredients in a shallow dish. Add chicken, turn to coat and marinate for at least 1 hour. Grill over medium heat. {via}

Lemon Grilled Chicken
1/2 C. lemon juice
1/4 C. vegetable oil
3 Tbs. chopped onion
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 crushed garlic clove
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts. 
- Combine all ingredients in a large plastic bag. Shake to mix well. Reserve 1/4 C. of liquid for basting. Add chicken to the bag and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Grill over medium heat - turning and basting occasionally. {via}

And of course some grilled veggies 
{because I can only do so much steamed broccoli and cauliflower} 

So it's not that boring but I sure am going to miss my pasta! :) 
Happy Monday Y'all! Hope it's a great one! 


Jennifer said...

Not boring at all! =) Visiting from your guest post at schue love! So nice to meet ya!

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Kristin said...

YUM! That honey mustard chicken looks amazing! I'm going to have to try that one.

katelyn w said...

I am going to have to try the honey mustard! That sounds sooo good!

Anonymous said...

Chicken -- Meat of champions! My mother practically lives off of chicken, and at 50, she's got one of the leanest, meanest bods around. :) Good luck!

Michaela said...

I love chicken! I'm always looking for new ways to cook it. Thanks! I could never cut pasta or bread...I literally live off them! haha (: Good luck, girl!!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

mmm lemon grilled chicken sounds delicious! we only eat chicken or ground turkey in our house so i like all the variety in your chicken picks for the week! xoxo jcd

jessica said...

i'm always looking for some variety with chicken.. thanks for sharing.. i think i'll be making that lemon one this week! :-)

Brittany H. said...

You can't ever go wrong with grillin'. Looks delish.


Michelle said...

I love chicken so I love the variety in these recipes! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

Sundresses and Smiles said...

wow! these aren't boring recipes to fact i might have to forward these to my dad for him to put on the menu for when i'm home for easter next week! i just found your blog via your guest post and am a new follower! please check out mine!

Megan said...

Yikes! I could never ever cut out carbs. Haha. I'm addicted to bread and pasta!! That honey mustard chicken sounds delicious!

Miss Lindsay said...

Not boring at all!! I need more lean protein in my diet too. The honey mustard sounds delish. (Is it bad I just thought of the honey mustard snack wrap from McDonalds? haha)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

those grilled veggies look mouth watering! this is making me hungry...