Monday, July 16, 2018

Greek Chicken Bowl

Jack and I just started another round of Arbonne's 30 days to Healthy Living, so for lunch today, I was in the mood for a little Greek, which for those of you who know me, know I love me some Greek food!!!!  Jack's lunch was slightly different than mine because he doesn't like all the veggies I included in mine, so he got a green apple, but I was pleased as always with this dish. This is actually one of my favorite go-to meals for meal prepping or for a quick lunch to throw together when I have some chicken.

We actually would've started our 30 days last week, but I was away camping with the kiddos and my family, so I wanted to relax and enjoy time with family, rekindle those family bonds, and have fun like we all use to as kids. Last weeks festivities were amazing, but even though we had so much fun, my body definitely was feeling it this week and I needed a reset.... and what better way to reset then with our Healthy Living products, I mean hello!!! That's what they're designed for right???? To reset our bodies and get back to that healthy living lifestyle that we should be living.... so here's to it!!!!!!!

Day 1: It's been a lot easier today than I thought it was going to be. My body definitely needed this reset and I have been pounding the water. Definitely got my gallon of water in, my shakes, a healthy meal and couldn't forget my fizzles.... those are my amazing coffee replacers.... I'm actually going on Day 3 without Coffee!!! Whoo Hoo!!!!!! Now to get through the rest of these 30 days with no coffee.... I've got this. I know I can do it!!! I hope some of you join me on this journey. Whether it's the 15 or 30 day.... I'll be doing this right along side you, but enough about me... you don't want to hear just about me... you're here for the food!!! All about that Food, bout that Food bout that Food!!!!!

Ok, so, the Greek Chicken Bowl. There's some variations you can do with this. I have made this meal many times. I've done it with leftover chicken from dinner the night before, shredded chicken, pork, or today, since I needed to shop, because we literally had NO FOOD in our fridge from being gone for a week and I purged the fridge, so I needed to shop, so off to Trader Joes I went. Today I found the Shawarma Chicken Thighs at Trader Joes, so this is what I used today for the chicken, but you can use whatever chicken you would like. Here's what I use when I'm doing this recipe from scratch:


    Ingredients:
    Greek Chicken
    2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1/4 cup olive oil
    3 Tbs garlic, minced (Note, adjust to preference)
    1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
    1 Tbs red wine vinegar
    1 Tbs dried oregano
    1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use Silk Plain Almond Milk Yogurt)
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    Cucumber Salad
    2 English cucumbers, peeled and sliced
    1/3 cup lemon juice
    2 Tbs olive oil
    1 Tbs red wine vinegar
    1/2 Tbs minced garlic
    1/2 tsp dried oregano

    Tzatziki Sauce
    1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Silk Almond Milk Yogurt)
    1 English cucumber, finely diced
    1 tsp - up to 1 Tbs minced garlic (adjust to garlic preference)
    1/2 Tbs dill weed, or 1 Tbs fresh dill, chopped fine
    1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
    1 tsp lemon zest
    1/2 tsp chopped fresh mint (optional)
    Salt and pepper to taste

    The Fixin's 
    3 cups cooked brown rice
    1 1/2 pounds cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/2 cup red onion slices

(this bowl I omitted the rice, but usually I have rice with mine)